| Jan 25, 2015
| 1:22 PM
Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.
He died Saturday of...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:00 PM
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING
By Marie Kondo (Ten Speed Press, $16.99)
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Pamela Adlon, a co-star with Louis C.K. on the FX comedy "Louie," will be getting a show of her own.
FX announced on Sunday that it has ordered a pilot for "Better Things," a comedy that stars Adlon as a single mother with three girls. Adlon and Louis C....
| Jan 18, 2015
| 2:58 PM
Billy Crystal thinks there are moments in his latest show, FX's "The Comedians," that will make viewers squirm. And that makes him quite pleased.
"That makes for great TV, and we love that challenge," Crystal said of the show, which stars him and Josh...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The undead vampires on FX’s “The Strain” -- and some other eccentric characters from across the FX networks -- will have an afterlife on Hulu.
The streaming service has secured a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Writing a column right between the end of one year and the start of another is tricky. Typically, writers come up with “the list of the [fill in the blank] of 2014.” I thought about selecting the top education stories of the year, but got a...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:03 PM
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"Jersey Boys" żż1/2 (U.S.; Clint Eastwood, 2014) "Jersey Boys" the movie is a different, more sedate animal than "Jersey Boys" the Broadway musical. Often this happens...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The landmark Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel will end its affiliation with its owner, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, on Dec. 2, according to an announcement on the Starwood website.
A statement linked to the local hotel's page on the Starwood site...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Inconceivable! One of the most beloved films of modern times was a resounding flop at the box office.
"The Princess Bride," a 1987 fairy tale romance, would seem to have had everything going for it. Director Rob Reiner was on a hot streak with "This...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 11:30 PM
Befitting the teams that got here, the 2014 World Series has been a wild one to watch.
The matchup between two wild-card teams may not go down as an all-time classic like the Reds versus the Red Sox in 1975 or the Twins versus the Braves in '91, and...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Marcia Strassman made her mark as the 1970s version of Alice Kramden, playing the (mostly) understanding wife of Gabe Kaplan on ABC's "Welcome Back, Kotter."
But Strassman, who died Friday at 66, was in showbiz for more than 10 years before she wound...