| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:24 AM
After seven albums and nearly 15 years of leading the Baltimore alt-country act June Star, lead singer and songwriter Andrew Grimm finally sounds at ease about his band's place in the city's scene.
The six-piece has a small but loyal following, and can...
| Jan 15, 2013
Aussie comic Jim Jefferies says his FX series, Legit — which premieres at 10:30pm Thursday — is basically about him as he was five years ago. That was when booze and women were paramount in his life, and he was wondering whether this comedy...
| Feb 4, 2013
The week's most-watched series are likely to be “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory,” both on CBS. The “NCIS” team uses a hacker to hunt a cyber-terrorist at 8 p.m. Tuesday. A fight with Sheldon prompts Leonard to move...
| Feb 5, 2013
The night's most-watched program is likely to be “NCIS,” which CBS has announced will return next season. There wasn't much doubt about that, because “NCIS” is the No. 1 show in television, but it's nice to know it will be back. In...
| May 8, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Viddy (free, iOS 4.2 or later)
What it is: An app to capture, embellish and share short videos. It's the equivalent of video Twitter, but instead of a 140-character tweet, Viddy lets you share 15-second videos across your social network.
How it works:...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 6:59 PM
They have made a positive impact on Orange County. Bette and Wylie Aitken were honored recently by Cal State Fullerton with the university's O.C. Titan Award presented at the "Front and Center" gala held at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
The major event...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 3:35 PM
America's funny lady, Carol Burnett, doesn't dwell on the past. She embraces it.
"I have some wonderful stories to tell, especially about the show," she says.
"The show," of course, is the legendary "Carol Burnett Show" that ran on CBS from 1967-1978....
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Some television honors aren't just for those making shows now but also for those whose past work endures.
Case in point: the TV Land Awards, the nostalgia-driven ceremony now in its ninth year. The channel it's named for televises the event Sunday, April...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hal Kanter, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, and a director and producer whose career included writing for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directing Elvis Presley and creating a landmark 1960s TV series starring Diahann Carroll, has died. He was 92....
| Jan 14, 2011
| 6:29 AM
Tickets for the highly-anticipated LaughFest events are on sale.
Bill Cosby and Betty White will headline Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids in March 2010. Other scheduled comics include Mike Birbiglia and Kathleen Madigan.
Group ticket sales began...