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2009-01-26 02:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service, today announced that the season premiere of the raw and edgy IFC original comedy series "The Whitest Kids U' Know" can be watched instantly at Netflix the day after its telecast on IFC on January 27 (10 p.m. ET/PT) and that subsequent current season episodes will be available 24 hours after their telecasts. The new season of the sketch comedy series continues...

2008-08-24 22:57:30

By FRAZIER MOORE of The Associated Press A comedy called "Z Rock" is the latest series to occupy that overcrowded TV limbo between reality and freely scripted fiction. (Should we maybe term this genre "freeality"?) But it comes to us on cable's IFC, a channel for cineastes and other people who know what "cineaste" means, so any series it offers instantly commands more respect than a real-but-make-believe affair from, say, Kathy Griffin or Scott Baio, whose resident networks (Bravo and...

2008-07-31 03:00:31

By William Loeffler, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--It would be convenient to dismiss Lynne Koplitz as a novelty -- a blonde female comic who looks like she could play on a beach volleyball team. Onstage, her persona recalls Rita Rudner's prim, ditzy ingenue -- right down to the girlie party dress. During an interview, she punctuates her speech with a throaty giggle and confesses that she's doing her nails. But Koplitz, who plays the Pittsburgh Improv today through Sunday,...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.