| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Peter O'Brien is uncertain talking to me in this crowded tea shop, my iPad set to record.
After all, his son never wanted his story told.
"I know during his time on Earth he didn't want me to talk about it," O'Brien confided, his jaw clenched,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:44 AM
In an interview with Katie Couric, legendary producer Norman Lear, who created "All in the Family," "Maude" and "Good Times," discusses the controversial topics and stars that made the sit-coms so popular. See the video here.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Why has author Sheila Weller chosen these three particular women as her subjects? Get yourself past that question and you'll find in "The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour — and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated)...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Wendy Williams is thrilled that one of her talk-show guests next week will be her idol, Judge Judy Sheindlin.
“She is no-nonsense,” Williams said Friday during a visit to the Orlando Sentinel. “She says it straight, and somehow you...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel found himself mortified after Valleywag published in May a series of raunchy emails he had sent to fraternity brothers while at Stanford University. He discussed urinating on someone and attempts to get sorority...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Last week, the British Broadcasting Corp. disclosed an ongoing effort to teach its staff how to distinguish real science from bogus science, and the importance of keeping the latter off the airwaves.
Some 200 of the BBC's senior staff have been...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The most shocking and disheartening story you'll read in the Los Angeles Times today may be our piece on the stunning decline in vaccination rates among California's kindergarten-age children.
Kids are coming to school with immunization exemptions at...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Call it "Extreme Makeover: Talk Show Edition."
When "The View" returns to the air on Sept. 15, it will have a new logo, set and studio, ABC announced Thursday.
The long-running ABC talk show is moving from the Manhattan studio where it's been...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Upgrades matter. That's the lesson from last week as new and returning syndicated talkshows duke it out for what's left of broadcast TV's ever-shrinking daytime audience.
Debmar-Mercury's "The Wendy Williams Show" (pictured) is off to a hot start in...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Paula Deen, self-styled queen of Southern cooking who lost her contract with Food Network last year after racially charged comments she made became public, has bought digital-distribution rights to her shows from the network for her Internet video-...
| Sep 26, 2014
There's not a whole lot of sisterhood on display in the pages of "The News Sorority," Sheila Weller's exhaustive — and somewhat exhausting — chronicle of the careers of broadcast superstars Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour....