| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:51 AM
The highlights this weekend: “The Amazing Race” rolls to its two-hour season finale at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. We'll learn the winning team at the end. Keep in mind, though: Football could push back that start time. The Miami at San Francisco...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Carrie Fisher has reigned over an empire for more than three decades.
As a 19-year-old, she rocketed to fame playing Princess Leia, a regal rebel spy with a distinctive hairstyle, in the original "Star Wars" film of 1977. Two sequels and one shiny bikini...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Comedian Chris Hardwick has clear memories of his first"Star Wars" experience back in 1977. He was 5 years old, and his mom was flying to visit relatives. He and his dad dropped her off at the airport and went straight to the theater. The film made a big,...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Why is "curb appeal" important to a house and neighborhood?
Curb appeal could be called "first impression" - it is that intangible, crucial aspect of any architecture. You can spend millions on an interior but if your curb appeal is lacking, you and...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Julia Child has truly become one of the immortals of American culture. There's a new comic book out retelling her life story.
"Female Force: Julia Child" is the latest in a "female empowerment series" of comic books presented by Bluewater Productions,...
| Jan 21, 2013
The last time my paths crossed with William Shatner, he was drowning my Jean-Luc Picard action figure. (Well, it wasn't really mine, but he thought it was.) In my experience, Mr. Shatner just loves to have fun with science fiction fans, often needling and...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Disney has good news for Star Wars fans: Harrison Ford says he's open to taking his role once again as Han Solo for the new film!
The 70-year-old actor is reportedly upbeat about possibly reuniting with other actors from the original 1977 blockbuster....
| Dec 24, 2011
Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself as ... Carrie Fisher, evolving from ingenue actress and geek pinup to salty, tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And as Just Carrie Fisher she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but...
| Mar 13, 2011
Matthew McConaughey has just cracked open his second Corona when the man wearing Mardi Gras beads and a Village People policeman's cap approaches his car.
"Do you know Duane?" the inebriated-looking man asks with suspicion, poking his head inside the...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...