| Dec 22, 2011
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries.
I'm really hurt.
It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months.
Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:43 AM
And now here we are on our regular night with Los Angeles auditions. It always makes me so happy to see Cat interacting with the dancers waiting in line -- she is sunshine in high heels.
Judges tonight: Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and professional goof...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:24 AM
And, tonight we're in Atlanta, where all the streets are named Peachtree and from where our last champion, Melanie Moore was launched. Along with Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, tonight's special guest judge is Debbie Allen.
Our first contestant is Audrey...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:29 PM
When Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical version of "Cinderella" made its debut on television back in 1957 (with Julie Andrews, fresh from "My Fair Lady," in the title role), it became the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. And every...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Welcome to our first live show of the season. Cat is shiny in gold. I won't lie -- I look forward to seeing what she's wearing each week.
Since we're only getting one show a week this season, I was worried we wouldn't get the group numbers we used to...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:38 AM
The first eliminations: 20 dancers enter, 16 leave -- or four dancers leave, however you'd like to put it.
The six dancers with the least support from the voting audience, will be at risk tonight. The judges will save one boy and one girl from the long...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Cat's looking even more beautiful than usual (which I didn't think was possible) as she welcomes us to tonight's episode with 16 dancers still left in the competition.
The opening number has all the dancers dressed like Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City may be taking a national stand against gun violence--but he apparently can't stand local, television reporters who challenge him on a city policy involving NYPD "shell casings."
The Mayor got testy with yours...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Tony Curtis was nominated for the Oscar just once -- for the 1958 drama "The Defiant Ones." But the twin peaks of his career are "Some Like It Hot" (which everyone has seen) and "Sweet Smell of Success" (which everyone should see). Turner Classic Movies...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 4:36 PM
In an encouraging sign, Fox has renewed "Raising Hope," the wonderfully loopy Martha Plimpton-Cloris Leachman sitcom, for a second season....
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Janell reports on last night's American Idol:The Top 12 are performing tonight, and the theme is not “whatever you want,” for a change. It’s “Song From the Year You Were Born” night, a theme which will make the viewing...