Tori Spelling and 'Craft Wars': A reality contest, but with more glitter
July 3rd, 2012
04:14 PM ET

Tori Spelling and 'Craft Wars': A reality contest, but with more glitter

Like any "lifelong crafter," Tori Spelling can rattle off her favorite handmade jewelry and greeting cards ... as well as a longer list of creations that might be stuck in the "do" phase of DIY for good.

“I started making a baby blanket for Liam when I was four months pregnant, and it’s still not finished. He's 5," said Spelling, who is pregnant with  baby No. 4, and, despite all motherly urges, still hasn't learned to knit.

But "not finished" just isn't an option for contestants on the new TLC competition show, “Craft Wars." Spelling hosts the show, which airs at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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Comedian Birbiglia on truth and fiction in 'Sleepwalk with Me'
March 17th, 2012
11:02 AM ET

Comedian Birbiglia on truth and fiction in 'Sleepwalk with Me'

In the film "Sleepwalk with Me," Matt Pandamiglio is having a rough spell. He might want to break up with his girlfriend, and he can’t stop sleepwalking – which is more like sleep-running, sleep-kicking and sleep-jumping, really.

The good news: His comedy career is picking up. Less good: It's mostly because he started telling jokes about that girlfriend he can’t imagine marrying. Ouch.

If the story is familiar, it's because Pandamiglio’s life is a lot like comedian Mike Birbiglia’s used to be. Birbiglia built a career on stories about his failed romances and dangerous tendency to act out whatever happens in his dreams.

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'Gimme the Loot', 'Beware of Mr. Baker' win top SXSW film jury prizes
March 14th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

'Gimme the Loot', 'Beware of Mr. Baker' win top SXSW film jury prizes

“Gimme the Loot,” the story of two New York graffiti artists, and “Beware of Mr. Baker,” a documentary about Cream drummer Ginger Baker, won the top jury prizes at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday night.

Adam Leon directed the narrative “Gimme the Loot,” which follows graffiti writers Malcolm and Sofia as they try to raise the cash to pull off a major spray painted stunt.

Beware of Mr. Baker,” directed by Jay Bulger,  tells the story of the Cream and Blind Faith drummer, who's now in his 70s and living in South Africa.

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