| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
David Bradley has had a long, distinguished career on the stage in England, but in the last few years, Hollywood has had him in its sights. He was the cantankerous watchman at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and has appeared in the acclaimed British...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Here are a couple of new warps in the ever-expanding universe of media and entertainment: Katie Couric is exiting broadcast television for the chance to do an Internet show for Yahoo, and a giant, animated space kitty made Miley Cyrus the buzz-leader at...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:24 PM
"Doctor Who" marked its 50th anniversary over the weekend by setting a few ratings records.
"Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" -- the official semicentennial special of the cult British sci-fi series -- rounded up 3.6 million total Whovians on...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:01 PM
AMC is looking to the past and the future in the hopes of finding its next "Walking Dead" or "Breaking Bad." The network announced on Monday it was ordering two new pilots: "Knifeman," set in 18th century London and "Galyntine," set in a post-...
| Dec 18, 2013
An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer."
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Simon Cowell scored a victory as his lovebird singing duo Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor" Thursday night, but the show hasn't been much of a triumph for Fox in the ratings this year.
The musical contest's third season finale drew 6.2 million viewers...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:02 PM
This post has been corrected:
With One Direction, Taylor Swift and and Justin Timberlake claiming trophies during Sunday's broadcast of the "American Music Awards," it's no surprise that the show claimed the week's top award on Twitter.
The show was...
| Jan 5, 2014
When the Crawley clan of "Downton Abbey" returns to American television this weekend, I will take more than a sporting interest in the fate of the newly widowed Lady Mary. As someone who was widowed at a relatively young age myself, my fondest hope is...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014.
A couple of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:18 PM
UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.
In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Katie Couric's syndicated television talk show has been canceled.
Disney/ABC Television and Couric jointly announced the move Thursday afternoon.
"While production will continue on “Katie” through June 2014, we’ve mutually agreed...