| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Up until last year, I routinely offered a once-a-week review of that week's "American Idol" performances. I rated the competitors and bitched about the terrible judging. Since the show was an unprecedented ratings blockbuster when I started doing this,...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The self-regard — or #Selfie-regard — that has defined "American Idol" this season hit a new level on Wednesday night's show, on which the top three performers — Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jena Irene — competed to move on to...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Soccer, spicy love stories, a search for a next-generation Latino boy band and even NASCAR racing have become armaments in a stepped-up battle for Latino television viewers.
For years, the two established Spanish-language media...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The theme on "American Idol" on Wednesday night was "I'm With the Band," and Keith Urban predicted that the presence onstage of Rickey Minor and his fellow musicians would make many of the Top 9 contestants more comfortable. "I think some of them are...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Sorry, Beyonce, but you've got nothing on this one. We'll give you about 35 more years and then we'll talk. Cher knows how to do this diva thing right."
So writes Angelica Leicht, in the Houston Press, reviewing Cher's second stop on her absolutely,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Raise your hand if you're going to miss Majesty Rose. Yeah, my hand is up too.
The sparkly-eyed singer with the infectious gap-toothed smile was sent home by "American Idol" voters Thursday night, as the top 9 shrank to the top 8 in a lean half-hour...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
David Duchovny won't be out of the series game long after "Californication" finishes its seven-season run on Showtime this year. The actor will star in a period NBC drama as a police detective on the trail of the Los Angeles-area hippie cult leader who...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:28 AM
J-Lo has beat Puff Daddy in the quest to buy Fuse.
SiTV Media, the parent of the Jennifer Lopez-backed English-language Latino cable network NUVOtv, has entered an agreement with the Madison Square Garden Co. to acquire its music television channel...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The "American Idol" Top 8 took the stage to sing the songs they'd auditioned with on Wednesday night and showed how far they've come during what Ryan Seacrest likes to call their "'Idol' journey."
"I'm so proud of everyone tonight," Keith Urban said...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Corona del Mar High sophomore Natalia Bruening has earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League status for the recently completed girls' basketball season.
Bruening, a 6-foot-3 forward, produced team-best averages of 14.5 points, 12 rebounds and 2.5 blocks...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:24 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my late night audition tape to CBS.
The Skinny: I hope CBS names a David Letterman successor in the next few months, I'm not sure I can take a year of speculation. As I say below, if this were 2004 instead of 2014 I'd...