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Eric Stromsvold is originally from Brooklyn and has been enamored by pop culture ever since Alf walked onto his television screen. A veteran of Manhattan’s comedy scene, Eric enjoys keeping busy by taking photographs of art in the form of urban nature and also enjoys residing as Emperor et al over his Brooklyn garden.

A Chelsea Clinton Story

8/1/2010 6:04pm EDT
Chelsea Clinton
With Chelsea Clinton getting married this weekend, we felt it topical to share our only firsthand account of being in the presence of Ms. Clinton.

Back in the winter of 2006 we had just walked into Von on Bleecker Street. As we said hello to friends who were already there, we immediately overheard others in the bar trying to quietly boast to their friends that Chelsea Clinton was in the back on the bar.

"Meh..." was our initial reaction to hearing of the possibility of Clinton being there.

Then we wondered about what Ms. Clinton looked like in person and decided that should she act...

Visit The Set Of NBC's New Hospital Drama 'Mercy' (Video)

1/20/2010 12:09pm EST
Eric Stromsvold
We recently visited the set of NBC's hospital drama, Mercy, for a tour of the set and to spend some time with the stellar cast; Taylor Schilling (Nurse Veronica Callahan), Michelle Trachtenberg (Nurse Chloe Payne), Jaime Lee Kirchner (Sonia Jimenez), James Tupper (Dr. Chris Sands), Guillermo Diaz (Nurse Angel Lopez), Diego Klattenhoff (Mike Callahan), James LeGros (Dr. Dan Harris) and new cast member James Van Der Beek (Dr. Liam West).

In between filming takes James Tupper gave us a personal tour of the Mercy set and in the process discovered that he is not only a practical joker but he ...

Review: MoMA's Tim Burton Exhibit

12/1/2009 3:04pm EST
The Tim Burton exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opened this past Sunday in New York City to a crowd of more than 10,000 people going though it on its first day. MoMA and the SyFy Channel arranged to have us go on a private tour of the exhibit that spans four floors of the museum so we could check it out and report back to you some of the goodies that are currently on display.

The items in the exhibit were handpicked by MoMA curators who walked into Burton's London home, were greeted by a sofa full of oompa loompas and were informed outright that they had pretty much free reign...

Review: Lady Gaga's 'The Fame Monster'

11/17/2009 11:22am EST
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
This past Thursday evening we stood outside the office of Interscope Records in New York City. It was a wet, windy and stormy Manhattan evening outside yet the storm was all inside; for it was inside that Lady Gaga's highly anticipated new album "The Fame Monster" was awaiting our ears.

To say that "The Fame Monster" is something out of this world would be an understatement.

Monster is not just some pop or dance album. It is a powerful mix of sounds that would make the squarest of squares, the most gothic of goths and heaviest of heavy metal fans around stop in their tracks and st...

Review: The Killers 'Live From Royal Albert Hall'

11/11/2009 11:30am EST
The Killers-Live From Royal Albert Hall
The Killers put on one heck of a live show each and every time that they go out on stage and perform. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to see them up close and live will likely attest to the fact that The Killers as a whole are stunning, breathtaking and appear to be possessed by the spirit that is their music into putting out the absolute best show possible for their fans. Their live sound makes one realize that they are the real deal and not some band that is all studio magic.

After having spectacular high-def runs in theaters in N.Y.C. and L.A. The Killers are releasing their ...

Stephen Root Talks 'The Men Who Stare At Goats,' George Clooney & '24'

11/6/2009 3:15pm EST
Stephen Root
The new George Clooney led comedy, "The Men Who Stare At Goats", opens today and it is filled to the brim with a who's who spectacular cast that will make you find yourself scratching your head and saying, 'I cannot believe they're all in this!"

"The Men Who Stare At Goats" has roots in the Cold War; where the United States military tried using psychic abilities to destroy other people. Yes, attempts at learning how to stare people to death actually happened in the most serious of matters. Needless to say, it's funny through and through.

We were lucky enough to speak with Stephen Ro...

Aaron Gillespie Of The Almost Talks 'Monster Monster'

11/3/2009 10:00am EST
The Almost
The Almost are back with "Monster Monster", the follow-up to their hit 2007 album, "Southern Weather". While Monster is technically their second album, some might view it as being their first true album because "Southern Weather" was written completely by lead singer, Aaron Gillespie - both lyrically and musically. But this time around Gillespie has a band of warrior musicians around him and they worked in collaboration to make the new disc.

Monster is a terrific - fun filled pop record that is reminiscent to the Blink-182 and Sugar Ray-fun sound of the late 90s - except The Almost appe...

Brad Leland Talks 'Friday Night Lights' Season 4

10/28/2009 9:51am EDT
Brad Leland/Friday Night Lights
Brad Leland stars as Buddy Garrity, a high school football booster on the hit television series 'Friday Night Lights.' Leland's 'FNL' character 'Buddy Garrity' is one of those great characters in television because every town across the nation has their own Buddy Garrity. Garrity is the dad who will cheer on words of encouragement from the sideline of his kid's game each weekend, always being ready to help the coach if asked, almost always sees a better way of doing things and goes about being helpful in a way that can just get under ones skin at times.

While 'FNL' revolves around hi...

Hilary Swank & Mira Nair Talk 'Amelia'

10/23/2009 11:41am EDT
Last Friday the Essex County Airport in New Jersey hosted an event for Mira Nair's new film, 'Amelia.' It was here that the 73 year old Lockheed Electra airplane used during the filming of 'Amelia' sat glistening in a bright new hanger like a ghost out on a beach. The Electra was stunning to see up close and truly makes one realize just how strong willed (and a little nutty) one must have been to attempt to fly such a craft around the world much the way Amelia Earhart tried in 1937. Think about it; when these planes were built there were no commercial forms of airplane travel, no comput...

Review: 'Amelia' Displays Stunning Cinematography But Storyline Is Dry & Lacking

10/22/2009 10:21am EDT
The new Hilary Swank, Richard Gere led film, 'Amelia,' is a tale of two films. The cast is stellar and the cinematography is simply wonderful; unfortunately something is awry with the script since the film is entirely too long, dry and lacking when it comes to an interesting or an in depth storyline between the two lead characters of Amelia Earhart (played by Hilary Swank) and her husband/man behind the career, George Putnam (played by Richard Gere).

The film covers only the most basic portions of Earhart and Putnam's time together in saying that they were in an open marriage and busin...