| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Tonight on a three-hour edition of Raw, Vince McMahon returns to WWE TV for the first time since October 2011. This is a very interesting situation for many reasons.
For one, ratings in the United States have taken a dip. Though Nielsen ratings are...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Here are two separate chunks of local concert news. Eighties dance-rock kings Duran Duran will play Portsmouth on Aug. 22. Meanwhile, country rocker Jason Aldean is headed for the Virginia Beach on Aug. 24. Tickets to both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday,...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Just in case you haven't been ticking off the days on the calendar, it is still spring. Perhaps that is why we have been experiencing “June gloom” off and on.
The summer solstice is on June 21. Just in case you are looking for something...
| Jun 18, 2012
As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl.
Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:41 PM
The most interesting aspect of Bristol Palin's new reality show on Lifetime is how much padding the producers had to do to fill the time between an hour's worth of commercials Tuesday night.
The padding was so bad that they showed the one scene with...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:22 PM
In my review Tuesday night of Bristol Palin's new reality show on the Lifetime channel, I said that I had come to believe that the Palins were history. The mass audience no longer cared about Sarah, Bristol, Willow, Todd or any of the other characters...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Among the numerous scary moments in HBO's "Game Change"—most having to do with how little vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin knew about current affairs or foreign policy—one stands out.
"The news is no longer meant to be important," says...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:22 AM
March 24 is going to be quite a look-back at Hollywood,
Shirley MacLaine is going to be at Torrington's Warner Theatre, talking questiions from audiences and showing clips and talking about her career on stage, screen and TV.
Also that same night at 7...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:14 PM
When the late Nobel Prize winner F. Sherwood Rowland decided to donate his entire scholarly archive to UC Irvine, those on the receiving end knew they would find a treasure trove.
But it wasn't until they hired a professional archivist that it became...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" will be among the honorees (and performers) at the Chicago Improv Festival Benefit March 31.
The comedy stars are making a special appearance to accept their "Ensemble of the Year...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Laguna Beach lost an icon Sunday when Harry James Lawrence died, with his wife, Zahide, holding his hand. He was 98 and in ill health for several years.
"It was time," said Zahide, who Harry married in 1996.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday...