| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Alec Baldwin says he's leaving public life, delivering that news in a very public way with a lengthy missive in Monday's New York magazine.
"I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media — but this is the last...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in.
On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation.
Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
| Jul 9, 2013
The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced that Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, from the hit sketch comedy show Key & Peele, will co-host the 29th Annual TCA Awards Aug. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, an invite-only...
| Jan 10, 2014
Create a massive traffic tie-up in September to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing a Republican gubernatorial candidate? That's the allegation against members of Chris Christie's inner circle, even though it sounds like an over-the-top response...
| May 28, 2013
At Salon, Alex Pareene asks What's Wrong with MSNBC? As MSNBC suffers from post-election indifference to politics, Fox is fine because it is one part tabloid news (Arias!) and one part right-wing anger-stoking machine. The right-wing anger-stoking machine...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
| May 2, 2011
| 3:27 PM
The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
| May 3, 2011
| 3:09 PM
The first day of testimony closed with prosecutors playing what could be described as Rod Blagojevich’s “I have a dream” wiretap, though the sentiments expressed by the then-governor on Nov. 5, 2008, were considerably less noble than...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The trial ended for the day with Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar challenging Rod Blagojevich’s version of why he spent so much time governing Illinois not from Springfield but from his North Side house.
Blagojevich has said part of the reason was...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:01 AM
CNN was the place to be on cable TV Wednesday night if you wanted context and perspective on President Barack Obama's prime-time address on how and when American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In the wake of the speech, anchor Wolf Blitzer...