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"About Face" lets supermodels explore the notion of lasting beauty

What happens when a stunning beauty ages? Sure, I could tell you, but I suggest you watch "About Face: Supermodels Then and Now" (9 tonight, HBO), which offers interesting and insightful perceptions from women who were in the business of beauty.

The roster of voices is deep; among those commenting are Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Jerry Hall, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, Paulina Porizkova, Cheryl Tiegs and Isabella Rossellini.

Now older, the women are truly wiser. They look back with a mix of amusement, astonishment, bewilderment and clarity at their profession, its superficiality, its glories and its costs.  They are the survivors. When Porizkova, for instance, talks about the impossibility of knowing your identity at 15, while working in an industry that takes 15-year-olds and makes them look 20, you understand how fortunate they are to have thrived.

"The Phantom" gets a makeover by Syfy

I'm not a comics geek, so I don't know much about The Phantom (although I did see the big screen version with Billy Zane, but I've forgotten most of it) and I'm not angry that its being updated or that the costume was changed.

So I watched "The Phantom" (Syfy, 7 tonight) the four-hour movie just for entertainment value. And I was pretty entertained.

The film is a modern, re-imagined story of the character that's known as the first superhero and a costumed guy (he wore something similar to an old wrestlers outfit) who didn't have superhero powers.

Isabella Rossellini gets animalistic for Earth Day

Earth Day turns 40 on Thursday, but the Sundance Channel wants to get you into an eco state of mind early. It's starting some programming today.

Don't have the Sundance Channel? That's OK, you can still see "Seduce Me" Isabella Rossellini's web series about animal seduction strategies. Rossellini acts out the sexy ways of creatures like bed bugs, jellyfish and ducks in five two-minute films. You know you have to see that! Just log on to

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