Pierce - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/columnists.csp?col=Pierce Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Scott D. Pierce: ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ feels too fake to believe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58530148-223/todd-chrisley-believe-knows.html.csp Can you love USA’s outrageous “Chrisley Knows Best” when there are so many troubling things behind the funny facade? At first glance, “Chrisley” is sort of a humorous show about a humorous family. Todd Chrisley — described by his own son-in-law as “flamboyant” and by his children as far worse — is a father from hell. Convinced that his teenagers are always on the verge of having sex, his style of discipline is something akin to that of a prison warden. All while spoiling them rotten in a 30,000... Can you love USA’s outrageous “Chrisley Knows Best” when there are so many troubling things behind the funny facade? At first glance, “Chrisley” is sort of a humorous show about a humorous family. Todd Chrisley — described by his own son-in-law as “flamboyant” and by his children as far worse — is a father from hell. Convinced that his teenagers are always on the verge of having sex, his style of discipline is something akin to that of a prison warden. All while spoiling them rotten in a 30,000... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58530148@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:06:06 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘48 Hours’ tale of child abuse leads to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58525237-223/smith-correa-utah-abuse.html.csp The upcoming edition of “48 Hours” (Saturday, 10 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) tells a tale of sexual abuse and courage that plucks the abuser from her Utah home and sends her to prison. And the woman at the center of the story, Cal-Berkeley assistant swim coach Kristen Cunnane, is nothing short of heroic. She went very public with the story of how she had been repeatedly raped by her middle-school gym teacher, Julie Correa, in Moraga, Calif. “Isn’t it amazing that she came forward?” said CBS correspondent ... The upcoming edition of “48 Hours” (Saturday, 10 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) tells a tale of sexual abuse and courage that plucks the abuser from her Utah home and sends her to prison. And the woman at the center of the story, Cal-Berkeley assistant swim coach Kristen Cunnane, is nothing short of heroic. She went very public with the story of how she had been repeatedly raped by her middle-school gym teacher, Julie Correa, in Moraga, Calif. “Isn’t it amazing that she came forward?” said CBS correspondent ... 58525237@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:06:13 MDT Scott D. Pierce: You’ll fall in love with ‘Jane the Virgin’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58504243-223/jane-virgin-rodriguez-fall.html.csp Jane the Virgin” is wacky, fun, engaging, inspirational and the best surprise of the fall TV season. The new CW series, which premieres Monday at 8 p.m. on Ch. 30, is based on a Venezuelan telenovela. And, yes, it’s pretty crazy. Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is a 23-year-old with smarts, ambition and morals. Her grandma (Ivonne Coll) has impressed upon her the importance of saving herself for marriage, and, yes, Jane’s a virgin. But then there’s a mixup at the gynecologist’s office and Jane... Jane the Virgin” is wacky, fun, engaging, inspirational and the best surprise of the fall TV season. The new CW series, which premieres Monday at 8 p.m. on Ch. 30, is based on a Venezuelan telenovela. And, yes, it’s pretty crazy. Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is a 23-year-old with smarts, ambition and morals. Her grandma (Ivonne Coll) has impressed upon her the importance of saving herself for marriage, and, yes, Jane’s a virgin. But then there’s a mixup at the gynecologist’s office and Jane... 58504243@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:43:05 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Flash’ gets off to an awesome start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58485207-223/barry-flash-gustin-awesome.html.csp Some actors seem destined to play a role — and Grant Gustin definitely seems perfectly cast as the title character in “The Flash.” Not because Gustin is fast — although apparently he is. “I actually was very fast as a kid but, ironically, hated running,” said the 24-year-old, whose biggest pre-Flash role was as “Glee’s” evil Sebastian. “And I quit soccer because I thought it was ridiculous that we were running back and forth.” Special effects take care of the speed in “The Flash” (Tuesday, 7 p.... Some actors seem destined to play a role — and Grant Gustin definitely seems perfectly cast as the title character in “The Flash.” Not because Gustin is fast — although apparently he is. “I actually was very fast as a kid but, ironically, hated running,” said the 24-year-old, whose biggest pre-Flash role was as “Glee’s” evil Sebastian. “And I quit soccer because I thought it was ridiculous that we were running back and forth.” Special effects take care of the speed in “The Flash” (Tuesday, 7 p.... 58485207@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:01:20 MDT