| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:50 AM
NBC's "Today" is crowing about "a worldwide exclusive," coming Thursday: The morning program will present a portion of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer.
But only a portion, because the footage is just too steamy. NBC said "the too-hot-for-morning-TV...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:11 AM
A new show, "Extreme Guide to Parenting" premieres on Bravo Aug. 7.
I will be watching.
According to recent article on Today.com, "During the premiere, you might find yourself trying to suppress your judgmental side, too, as you watch two dads in...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
NBC News has poached Jamie Horowitz from ESPN to become the senior VP and general manager of the "Today" show.
Horowitz, who currently serves as VP of original programming and production at ABC sister network ESPN, will oversee all three aspects of...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The new trend in holiday gift-giving appears to be … caution. If not downright terror. Not necessarily about how much money is spent, but more a risk-averse attitude toward the possibility that we might buy recipients something that wasn’t...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In one of his memoirs, the actor Charles Grodin tells the story of being on the set of a movie with Candice Bergen. As the cameras were being set up in the main hall of a castle outside of London, he and Bergen were sitting together in an adjacent room....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:31 PM
So many people have unhappy stories about learning cursive writing that a popular new instructional method is called “Handwriting Without Tears.” I have my own awful memories of dozens of hours spent laboriously tracing out the elaborate...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Dogs — notably dalmatians, but all kinds of other breeds, as well — are a longtime tradition in American firehouses. NBC's drama Chicago Fire recognized this during its first season when it added the dog “Pouch” (pictured) to its...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:38 PM
You've watched Paula Deen's apology video and searched the Food Network in vain for reruns of "Paula's Best Dishes." But you crave more. You know that the celebrity chef with a penchant for fatty foods and unfortunate racial language will be appearing...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:00 AM
If you ever wanted to smell like day-old cheese and poverty, there’s a new cologne for you. Pizza Hut is releasing “Eau de Pizza Hut,” a new fragrance that started as a joke and… well, OK, it’s still a joke. From Today.com:...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:23 PM
OK, 'fess up. How many of you sneak into your kids' Halloween candy and take your favorite treat when the kids aren't around? I admit I've been guilty of this one. I find it hard to resist those little sleeves of Whoppers and the tiny Butterfingers. My...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Last Tuesday I reported that it was Fat Tuesday, Paczki Day and IHOP Free Pancake Day. Well, I was right about one of those things. I'm frankly kind of hurt that none of you emailed the Frugalista to let me know that I was one week early.
But to show...