| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Is No. 463 the end of the line for Chuck Lorre's famously specific vanity card messages?
Since the days of "Dharma & Greg" in the late 1990s, Lorre has penned a new message to run as part of his vanity card slate at the end of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Years ago, Andy Rooney did his 60 Minutes curmudgeon shtick with the Sunday paper. He took up a Sunday edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer and methodically discarded the sections in which he was not interested, such as the classifieds ("I already have a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Now that David Letterman has extended his deal with CBS through 2015, it's time to ask: How long can the onetime heir to Johnny Carson stay on the job?
Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show," will turn 68 in 2015. Television executives strive to reach...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Andy Rooney, CBS News' longtime resident curmudgeon whose whimsical and acerbic essays on "60 Minutes" turned the rumpled writer into an unlikely — and reluctant — TV celebrity, died Friday night, only weeks after retiring from the show. He...
| Nov 14, 2010
I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections
Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95
It's good to be Nora Ephron.
When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
| Jan 27, 2011
When a television series has devolved so far from its original premise that it reaches a kind of nonsensical absurdity, we say it has jumped the shark. That's usually a good time to go back and take a fresh look at what made the original work so well. The...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:35 AM
1. Steve Jobs
On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of cancer on his pancreas. Following his passing, President Obama said "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Year-ending memories include those of people who made marks in entertainment before passing. In 2011, they included a significant number of behind-the-scenes talents whose television efforts endure. Andy Rooney: It's a sad irony that the pundit's death...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Andy Rooney, who has delivered his trademark witty commentary on "60 Minutes" since 1978, is stepping away from the CBS newsmagazine. Rooney, 92, will make his last regular appearance on the series on Sunday.
A release from "60 Minutes" gave no reason...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:20 AM
FOX has renewed THE SIMPSONS, the longest-running comedy in television history, for an incredible 24th and 25th season, bringing the series total to an astonishing 559 episodes. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
In the words of...