| Apr 22, 2013
On April 20, the 2013 Shanghai motor show kicked off. As The Detroit Free Press puts it, the event served up a high-decibel dosage of fashion, sports and music (oh, and cars) to some 10,000 journalists. More than 100 automakers......
| Jun 21, 2011
Ryan Dunn, a member of the "Jackass" crew of outrageous daredevils and gross-out pranksters of MTV and movie fame, died in a fiery car crash in a Philadelphia suburb early Monday. He was 34.
Dunn and an unidentified passenger died in the accident,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Fire up that DVR: Here's our picks for Friday-Sunday.
•"NSTF:SD:SUV" (Midnight; Adult Swim): The series premiere of the show (above) that rightfully takes "CSI" and "SUV" and all those other acronym-happy programs down a peg.
| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:03 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Cowboys & Aliens
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Mongo Wrestling Alliance (season finale; 12:15 a.m. Monday; Adult Swim)
There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (special; 9 p.m. Monday; HBO)
The A-List: New York...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:29 PM
To paraphrase the Talking Heads, this ain't no "Dancing"; this ain't no "Wipeout"; this ain't no foolin' around … .
The odd celebrity may turn an ankle on "Dancing With the Stars," and the odd contestant (OK, almost all the contestants) may face-plant...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Lots of new TV, local shows for the first week of 2012.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Devil Inside
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Bachelor (season premiere; 8 p.m.; ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (returns from hiatus; 8...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 8:20 PM
The fall TV season chugs on in October with tons of new and returning shows premiering. I'll do a photo gallery of top choices soon, but here's a complete as I can make it list. I miss something? Leave a comment and I will add it.
Saturday, Oct. 1...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Marc Maron is nothing if not perceptive about his own tics, as his Twitter feed will attest. “My Jewish stomach doesn't like Korean food,” he posted recently, and then asked: “Racist?” Both profoundly insecure and deeply ambitious,...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:04 PM
It was relatively easy to convince Hollywood writer/director James Gunn to sign on to his first video game project. All he had to do was watch a short video clip of a game in which a high school cheerleader chops up zombies with a chainsaw.
| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:56 AM
In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5% of its total workforce.
The cuts are distributed throughout the media company, which boasts nearly 30,000 employees, according to a person close to the...
| Jun 5, 2011
The controversy over Cheryl Cole on Fox's "The X Factor" shows Simon Cowell's mastery of media manipulation....