About

B-Side Blog is a Los Angeles-based pop culture site that focuses on TV, Food, Drink, and everything in between.  The site won “Best TV Blog” by LA Weekly in 2013, listed on Say Media’s “Say 100″ list of online “voices that matter,” and ranked #1 on Web100’s list of “the only 3 TV blogs you’ll ever need.”  Additionally, The Wrap ranked the site’s Twitter account (bsideblog) as one of the “50 TV Insiders to Follow Right Now,” and Blogs.com called the site “genius” (yessssss).

About Me

Ben Mandelker (B-Side) is a screenwriter currently living in Los Angeles. His pop culture observations and multimedia creations have been cited in Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, The New York Times, Gawker, Jezebel, Details Magazine, MSNBC, The Associated Press, FoxNews.com, PerezHilton.com, The Week, Spin Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, and TV Week among other media outlets.  Additionally, Time Out New York called his work the “flat out funniest thing this year,” and the Rocky Mountain News called him “deliciously clever.” He has been a reoccurring panelist on NBC’s Today Show, AXS TV’s AXS Live, Logo’s The Gossip Queens and Fox Reality’s Reality Remix as well as on WDVE in Pittsburgh. He has also appeared on Nightline, 20/20 and Fox & Friends as well as on the TV Guide Channel, “Geek Week Live!” and Los Angeles’s KABC AM.

In 2004, Ben co-founded the website TVgasm.com, which Entertainment Weekly labeled as one of the top twenty-five entertainment websites on the internet, and in 2007, he left the site after having sold it to Bunim-Murray Productions.  Previously, Ben worked in feature development where he participated in the pre-production of such films as Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and The Grudge.  He also served as a writers assistant on the Fox sitcom Andy Richter Controls The Universe and worked on various television productions such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Strangers with Candy, and the WWE.

Ben is represented by Hopscotch Pictures.

20 thoughts on “About

  1. Ben, what is your thoughts on the Casey Anthony trial? I am surprised what people are getting away with for hardships! Although, a two month trial….no wonder Judge Perry offered to get the homeless, when the defense is quibbling over diversity on the jury, and most jurors are being let go due to “hardship”. A guy with 7 dogs, yes let him go. Caretakers, single moms, People cannot afford to give up two months if only paid $30 per day. This is being handled with kid gloves, I applaud the judge.

  2. Ben, I had no idea that you were behind TVgasm!! LOVE that site. Too funny. Hope you are having a fabulous Holiday weekend.

  3. FYI your site has been hacked. I was emailed a link to the malicious redirector hidden in your wp-includes directory.

    Some of your visitors are being forwarded to online pharmacy sites and also attempting spyware infections on their machines.

    Your directories are browseable by the public.

    See malicious link below:
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  4. Ben, I saw your video with the infant with ear pain that sat in from to you on a plane ride. Are you aware that small children and infant ear canals fill with unbearable pressure when there is fluid in their tiny ear canals? A relatable pain would be to dive down to 25 feet in water with no pressure adjustment. Just a thought as I watched you roll your eyes and think of poor Ben.

  5. We may have had our disagreement about Ina Garten and that little boy… even though I am an AVID INA fan… regardless I still read your blog on the regular.

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  6. Hi there Ben –

    I have a quick question about your blog – could you email me when you have a chance? Thanks you and have a great weekend!

    Kendra

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  8. Have listened every week to Banter and Watch WhatCrappens and never miss a podcast! So fun and entertaining. Love Ronnie and also Matt and Lisa when they were part of the shows. Please never stop podcasts. Download and listen at work. Love Thursday mornings when I see a new show. Thanks for making the week more fun!!

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