Pete DAlessandro
Pete DAlessandro

After graduating from Penn State University, Pete D’Alessandro moved to Hollywood, CA in search of fame and fortune. Having found neither, he decided to lose the weight that had plagued him his whole life. He lost almost 40 pounds, and his notes became the book “The UnAmerican Undiet.” He now performs stand-up all over the country. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, who was also his editor. Fame and fortune still elude him. He currently produces the podcast 2 Degrees of Alie.

Oct. 4, 2013

'Happy Endings' Showrunner Jonathan Groff On What the Smartest People in Hollywood Really Do

One of the most sought after showrunners in comedy, Jonathan Groff, talks to PolicyMic about the method behind the madness of doing one of Hollywood’s toughest jobs.

Sept. 29, 2013

Breaking Bad Series Finale: What Sunday Night Will Mean For the Show's Legacy

Great endings have long been the impregnable bastion of the big screen, but 'Breaking Bad' is poised to become the first show to conclude with the power of an unforgettable cinema-worthy ending.
Sept. 24, 2013

This Famous TV Host Is Betraying Her Writers - And She's Not Alone

Joan Rivers came under fire when 'Fashion Police' writers went on strike, but she's not the problem. It's time to welcome reality TV into the union fold.
Sept. 16, 2013

The 6 Reasons You Really Should Be Watching 'Luther'

Just when you thought you knew what to expect from a detective show, along came 'Luther.'
Sept. 9, 2013

6 Secrets to the Success of Autobiographical TV

In the Golden Age of TV, the competition is fierce for new shows to find their audiences. But autobiographical shows have a distinct advantage over their more fictitious counterparts.
Sept. 4, 2013

9 New Shows Poised To Be Fall's Must-See TV

On both broadcast networks and premium channels, there's plenty of promising content debuting this fall.

Aug. 28, 2013

Why TV Is Better Naked

Groundbreaking content is not afraid to offend. So if you want a simple way to gauge compelling content, look to the shows that are taking some clothes off.
Aug. 26, 2013

Breaking Bad Season 6: What Should Walter White Do Now?

As an absentee husband, a liar, a murderer, and the greatest drug dealer in the southwest, Walter White is not exactly a role model.
Aug. 13, 2013

8 Beloved Movies That Aren't As Clever As People Think They Are

Movies no one could stop talking about that didn't deserve the hype.
Aug. 5, 2013

7 TV Characters That Created New Archetypes

Rarely do we get treated to a totally new character archetype. When we do, those moments are worth celebrating.
July 20, 2013

Emmy Awards 2013: Is Modern Television Really Better Than It's Ever Been?

From instant streaming to DVRs, TV shows that never would have cracked the market a decade ago are now the nation's most popular. Even the movie industry is looking sluggish by comparison.

June 9, 2013

10 Reasons Why I Don't Listen to Your Podcast

In a sea of new content, here's how to make sure you never get your head above water.
Feb. 25, 2013

5 Things We Learned At the 85th Annual Academy Awards

In case you need to impress your friends, or just kill time in an elevator this week, here are some facts other people might have missed about the 2013 Oscars.
Feb. 24, 2013

Seth MacFarlane Oscars 2013: 5 Steps to Becoming a Successful Oscar Host

Seth MacFarlane has some big responsibilities to fulfill Sunday night. All he has to do to be the greatest host ever is follow these 5 steps.
Jan. 29, 2013

Oscars 2013 Predictions: Why the Academy Got Lincoln All Wrong

The goal of Steven Spielbeg's 'Lincoln' is for the audience to patriotically worship Lincoln. The problem is we all already did that two and a half pretentious hours ago.
Jan. 15, 2013

Oscar Predictions Django Unchained: Why Tarantino's Movie Should Win Best Picture

There is one very good reason why Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' deserves the Academy Award for Best Picture: because the film managed to expand the entire language of cinema.

Jan. 13, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 LIVE: Winners, Nominees, and Full Pre Show Updates

The 70th annual Golden Globes are Sunday night and we will be keeping a close eye on all the updates. Follow along live for the latest award winners and commentary ... and maybe a few joke
Jan. 13, 2013

Golden Globes - Best Picture: "Argo"

The 70th annual Golden Globes are Sunday night and we will be keeping a close eye on all the updates. Follow along live for the latest award winners and commentary ... and maybe a few joke
Jan. 13, 2013
Jan. 13, 2013

Golden Globes - Best Actor in a Movie - Comedy or Musical - Hugh Jackman

The 70th annual Golden Globes are Sunday night and we will be keeping a close eye on all the updates. Follow along live for the latest award winners and commentary ... and maybe a few joke