| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:15 AM
It does seem odd at first that the new TV season brings a series called "Dads" and another called "Mom." But TV moves in waves and swarms, and this fall there is an emphasis on family (and on extended family), possibly reflecting the experience of writers...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Milo O'Shea, a versatile Dublin-born stage and screen actor known for his famously bristling, agile eyebrows and roles in such disparate films as "Ulysses," "Barbarella" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet," has died. He was 86.
O'Shea, who also...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Oh, it's just the way you'd want it to be. Rhea Perlman is playing Stella in the soon-to-open "Stella & Lou" at Northlight Theatre — you likely know Perlman as Carla from television's iconic "Cheers."
She got the theater gig after getting a call...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tina Fey never had a master plan for the end of "30 Rock." She wasn't even sure if, this time last year, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt was about to pick up the phone, cancel the show and preempt a graceful exit for her decorated sitcom.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Hard traveling is an admired trait of folk singers, and Tracy Newman took a long journey to her gig this week in Irvine — even if it didn't quite adhere to Woody Guthrie's mythical highways.
Newman, who recently turned 70, released her first CD...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Television writers Bill Persky (“The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “That Girl,” “Kate and Allie”) ansd Tom Leopold (“Seinfeld,” “Cheers,” “Will and Grace”) will be “in conversation&...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:32 PM
While other kids were out getting their driver licenses when they were 16, Lisa Kudrow did something else "life-altering": She got a nose job.
The "Web Therapy" star recently turned 50 and opened up about childhood and young adult events that affected...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have bought a 13-acre estate in Montecito that had been listed at $26.5 million. The purchase price has not yet appeared in the public record.
The restored Tuscan-style villa and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Media giant Viacom Inc. is reviving the Paramount Television studio, a storied production company that once made such television jewels as "Star Trek," "Cheers," "Frasier" and "Family Ties."
Paramount's return to television production after seven...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
On paper, the premise of the new HBO anthology series "True Detective" — two mismatched cops investigating the murder of a prostitute — hardly sounds like the most inventive idea; even the title borders on generic.
Minutes into the pilot...