| Dec 13, 2013
The funniest part of Megyn Kelly's reassurance to children who might be watching "The Kelly File" that Santa Claus is, indeed, white wasn't her statement with absolute conviction regarding a fictional character. Although granted, that did sound pretty...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:58 AM
NEW YORK — The reports of her death are only slightly exaggerated.
The U.S. premiere Friday night of the highly anticipated, all-star, high-culture event “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” opened with three actors, wearing masks...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With more people turning to mobile devices and other portable screens when breaking news erupts, how important are TV ratings for the cable-news networks?
At present, the answer is "plenty," with Fox News Channel dominating the arena. But other screens...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. It's expected to be a wet day with a 60% chance of rain for Los Angeles County today, Thursday, Dec. 19. Showers are expected after sunrise and could slam roads for commuters.
Here are the top headlines in the 818 area code:...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Beyonce wore an outfit from Tom Ford's spring 2014 collection to a release and viewing party Saturday for her new "Beyonce" album. The tight, high-neck, mosaic-covered mini with thigh high boots managed to reveal and conceal the singer at the same time....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.)
President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:42 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Just as the media hysteria over the “knockout game” had started to wane, news out of Texas ratcheted up the anxiety over unprovoked racial attacks.
Or maybe not....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In preparing to ring in the new year, let's bid a not-so-fond farewell to seven media trends that remained inordinately prominent - and especially tiresome - during 2013.
Granted, this farewell is, at best, temporary. Media folk are, after all, creatures...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are being accused of glamorizing a criminal in their new movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street” – a charge to which generations of actors and filmmakers could plead guilty.
The criticisms began with an...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Britney Spears kept right on singing and dancing through a wardrobe malfunction during one of the early performances of her Las Vegas residency, which began Dec. 27. The back of her costume popped open but was repaired by backup dancers without Spears'...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:55 PM
There's something to be said about being the other sister.
Lady Edith, the second of three daughters to the Earl of Grantham in the upstairs-downstairs international sensation "Downton Abbey," has wrested compassion from overlooked middle siblings far...