Goldberg’s mum about how much he made on the deal. “I did OK,” is all he’ll say, chuckling. “I definitely did OK.”. He did well enough that he’s been able to devote the past six years to working on “True Love Scars” and the other two books in his rock trilogy, “Days of the Crazy Wild” and “Beautiful Dying,” due out next year and the year after. Following the lead of indie rockers who release their own albums in this digital era, he decided to publish his trilogy himself.
“Allegiance” does a decent job of propping up its crazy premise with some juicy intrigue and solid performances, though Stenhouse comes off as rather bland, All and all, it just might be a good Thursday night complement to “The Blacklist” (9 ballet dancewear for adults p.m., NBC) in a pairing of espionage thrillers, Still, in a TV cage match, “The Americans” — with its relentless intensity and superior core couple — would dominate, So if you’ve got time for only one Russian spy show in your life, by all means pledge your allegiance to FX..
Action is the word for August. Netflix kicks things off with “Marvel’s The Defenders,” a series in which Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist unite to fight The Hand in New York City. Amazon Prime counters with “The Tick,” a comedy about an accountant who teams up with a superhero to fend off villains threatening to take over his city. Then Netflix swings us into 1980s with “White Gold,” where an egotistical salesman (Ed Westwick) and his team will do anything to make a sale. “Comrade Detective” from Amazon is a spoof of a gritty cop show set in 1980s Cold War Romania with Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici promoting communism and thwarting capitalism. But here’s the thing: Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt provide English-language voiceovers.
Oh, and she’s pregnant with her first child and engaged to be married, “I’m very, very excited,” she says during an interview to promote her romantic comedy “No Strings Attached,” which opened recently, “I feel very, very lucky.”, And maybe just a bit overwhelmed, Ever poised in interviews, and always the picture of ballet dancewear for adults perfection at events, the Harvard grad and Oscar nominee (for 2004’s “Closer”) says having four movies in the pipeline at the same time she’s starting a family is “a little insane.”..
Steve Freund (Club Fox Blues Jam). 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $5. 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com. Foreverland. 9 p.m. Jan. 25, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $18. 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com. Takács Quartet. Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1, String Quartet No. 3, String Quartet No. 5. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. $25-$75 (adults); $10 (Stanford students). 650-725-2464 or http://live.stanford.edu.