| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
For two decades I worked a desk at ICM as an agent, championing talented artists and their film projects, including big ones like the "Austin Powers" and "Bourne Identity" franchises. A huge turning point for me came three years ago; my father and...
| Feb 23, 2014
My daughter was in no hurry to see "The Lego Movie."
"Are there any girls in it?"
There are, we assured her. She then raced to catch her brother, who was speeding Shani Davis-like from car seat to theater seat. This was the movie he'd been waiting all...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:40 AM
The LGBT community got a pretty big nod from Facebook this week.
To supplement its mammoth social network (which turned 10 years old Tuesday), Facebook launched a new iPhone app Monday called "Paper," which gives users a simpler, cleaner way to browse...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:01 PM
For Girl Scouts leaders, responding to criticism during the annual cookie sale ritual seems to have become as routine as helping the youngsters sell the sweets.
The latest charge comes from an old foe of the Girl Scouts, Pro-Life Waco, a Texas...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:53 PM
For this year’s Super Bowl, Cheerios brought back the fictional biracial family that caused such a stir in this 2013 commercial for a new ad. First time around, the racist response to the commercial was so overwhelming that comments on YouTube had...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Paris-based sales outfit WTFilms has nabbed Lisa Esco's "Free the Nipple," a New York-set comedy based on real women who battled the cops and courts for their topless rights in America.
Pic stars actress-turned-filmmaker Esco, playing a blogger/...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:57 AM
As we observed back in December, one of the solid benefits the Affordable Care Act has brought to business leaders is to give them a convenient scapegoat for their own management problems. AOL's chairman and CEO, Tim Armstrong, this week raised that...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:41 PM
When something bad happens to a rich person, it is never the rich person's fault. That's No. 1 in the chief executive officer playbook.
No. 2 is that the rich person should use their greater power to make a lesser person pay the price of the bad thing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sid Caesar can be judged, in part, by the company he kept. As the star of "Your Show of Shows," he famously provided a spawning ground for numerous titans of comedy, with a writing staff that included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:40 PM
It was clear from the start that Sunday would be a good night for Pharrell Williams. The Virginia Beach native had won a the Producer of the Year Grammy even before he stepped out on stage near the start of the awards show broadcast.
He teamed up with...