| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Here are some sobering facts. Despite all of the advances in science and medicine, more than 7,000 types of rare diseases affect the human condition.
These rare diseases affect some 30 million Americans and, worldwide, an estimated 350 million people....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Since Katharine McPhee first sang her way onto the pop culture stage almost 10 years ago, music has been priority No. 1.
Though she just missed capturing the "American Idol" crown during the 2006 season, it hasn't seemed to matter for McPhee. She's...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together.
For years, television has been criticized by many for being too violent, too sex-obsessed, too adult. The official "family viewing hour" disappeared in 1977, and by the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The power of NFL games to rake in advertising coin for TV networks may be nearing its upper limit.
The addition of a second night of NFL football to broadcast TV's fall primetime schedule appears to have put downward pressure on the networks' ability...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Michael Harris' epiphany came when, as a writer at Vancouver Magazine, he looked at his computer screen and saw 14 open windows while his smartphone was buzzing almost nonstop. What attention he had left was bouncing back and forth between the two.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
What have we learned so far?
One week into the 2014-15 television season, according to Nielsen's official game clock, the biggest headline for the broadcast nets is that they've been able to generate solid sampling for high-priority new shows such as...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Randy Jackson -- the guy from "American Idol" and Journey, not the guy from the Jackson 5 -- is going to be a single man, dawg: Erika Jackson, his wife of almost 19 years, filed for divorce on Friday in L.A.
She's asking him to pay her legal fees and...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The flesh-eating creatures from AMC's gory "The Walking Dead" have started to eat into football's pricing power, according to Variety's annual analysis of primetime TV advertising costs.
Advertisers are willing to pay more for a package of spots across...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:46 AM
MANCHESTER — A contestant from the TV show, "The Voice," is to be the first guest artist at Manchester High School's Performing Arts Academy.
Noah Lis is to perform for students on Monday and answer questions on topics such as preparing for a...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:47 PM
More "Star Wars" attractions are coming to Disney theme parks, and industry experts say the franchise is likely to play a bigger role at a place where movies are right at home: Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.
Although Disney hasn't released...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere.
Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...