| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing my brother Happy Birthday.
The Skinny: It's my oldest brother's birthday today. Of course, if I think about how old he is it will just make me feel old too and that won't do anyone any good! Wednesday's roundup...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:08 PM
When singer-songwriter Laurie Berkner taught music to preschoolers, they were a tough crowd. Sometimes, kids would pooh-pooh her song selections with this powerful critique: "That's for babies."
So she changed strategies.
"I just started making them...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Hey, you’re a cool parent. Not an eye-rolling source of embarrassment for your kids. Oh, you are? Well, “Yo Gabba Gabba” creator Christian Jacobs knows what you mean. And he’s about the coolest dad ever.
Way back before he...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Viacom Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter profit soared 20%, boosted by ratings improvement at the company's TV networks and two gigantic films from Paramount Pictures: "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "World War Z" with Brad Pitt.
Viacom became the latest...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Watch your back, "Subway" Jared. Zevia, a Los Angeles maker of sugar-free soda, has found an unlikely spokesman in rapper and kids’ show star Biz Markie.
The goofball hip-hop artist, best known for the 1989 song “Just a Friend” and a...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Join DJ Lance Rock and those crazy colorful characters Brobee, Foofa, Toodee, Muno and Plex as they dance and sing live on stage in “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get the Sillies Out!” The tour based on the award-winning, live-action Nick Jr....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:45 PM
“NickMom Night Out” has been a ratings disappointment since it debuted in October on Nick Jr. The nighttime series offers adult standup comedy about parenting, and that style has been a real change of pace for the channel. But the show did...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Amazon's VOD service LoveFilm has inked a deal with Viacom International Media Networks to stream a raft of TV content from its channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Comedy Central.
The deal will see hundreds of hours of popular reality TV...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:48 PM
So here's the final score: Time Warner Cable got some but not all of what it wanted. CBS got pretty much everything that it wanted.
And after a month of being denied access to CBS, Showtime and other popular channels, Time Warner subscribers got the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Amazon.com Inc. has reached an expanded multi-year agreement with Viacom that will bring hundreds of the media company's television shows to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service.
The offerings include some of the best-known shows in children's...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Adult life is made up mostly of expected things, to keep our minds from exploding. But when the unexpected thing does occur, if it is not harmful or tragic, it can bring with it feelings of incredible happiness. Such was the moment when I first...