| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I ONLY read Liz Smith if her column is visible when I change the paper in the birdcage."
"Doesn't that scare the bird?"
So went an online exchange in response to an article in the Huffington Post about how "everybody" got it wrong regarding Melissa...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
One of Howard Stern's fans caught MSNBC off guard Thursday during the network's coverage of the Malaysian Flight tragedy in Ukraine.
Pretending to be a witness to the crash of flight MH17, the man called MSNBC's Krystal Ball a "dumbass" on live TV...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The moment Joan Rivers stormed out of a CNN interview earlier this month, she thought she might be losing her mind.
"I was worried," she said, "because the first sign of Alzheimer's is that you get crankier. I swear to you."
But at 9 a.m. during a...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
If I showed you the headline "Weak Charter School Laws Enable Scams, Insider Dealing," you'd probably assume it's the latest shoe to drop in the unfurling scandal of FUSE, the punch-drunk charter school group attempting to run schools in Hartford, New...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Move aside, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis CK. Starting this week, “Lipshtick -- The Perfect Shade of Standup” and its ladies of laughter will rule the roost at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
The list of comedians who will perform in “...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:17 AM
There were servers walking around the 15th anniversary party for Mrskin.com Friday at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park with trays of mini-cupcakes. My friend grabbed one with vanilla frosting and I grabbed one with chocolate frosting. Right when I was about...
| Aug 30, 2014
What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids.
Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
There are lots of talented people but the problem is how to get noticed. One way is by getting the NBC TV show "America's Got Talent," which celebrity judge Howie Mandel described this way: "People are plucked from obscurity to watch their dreams come...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Although his levitating trick was featured prominently in "America's Got Talent" TV ads for this season, David Caserta's audition never aired during the show.
A magician known for levitating above the marquee of the State Theatre in Easton, Caserta says...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Although his levitating trick was featured prominently in “America’s Got Talent” TV ads for this season, David Caserta’s audition never aired during the show.
A magician known for levitating above the marquee of the State Theatre...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:59 AM
My mother had an easy explanation for why series succeed. "You have to have someone to root for," she said.
The series that deliver those characters will take off in the ratings. Television has presented memorable characters this summer. A few to...