| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:11 PM
24 hours of "A Christmas Story" (TBS, Tuesday and Wednesday). Jean Shepherd's hardy holiday classic turns 30 this year. (I will pause for those who need to sit for a second in order to take that number in.) Adding tradition to tradition, TBS will again...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:30 AM
For more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has defined itself on the big screen.
This week, the Glendale studio will take a "Shrek"-size leap toward reinventing itself on the small screen.
On Christmas Eve, DreamWorks Animation unveils...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Netflix's profit jumped dramatically in the fourth quarter as it added more than 4 million subscribers around the globe, bringing its total to more than 44 million members.
The streaming giant posted profit of $48 million, or 79 cents per share, an...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 9:28 AM
There's a good chance you woke up with a new smartphone or tablet this Christmas morning, but as Microsoft can tell you, no one wants to use a device with no apps.
If you've got a new gadget, you need to load it up with the best apps, that way the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Media stocks enjoyed a heady run in the bull market of 2013. Shares of most major congloms closed out the last full week of the year at or near 52-week highs.
Netflix regained its platinum-plated status, thanks to solid subscriber growth and a...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Katy Perry has tidied up some old business, selling her fortress-like compound in Hollywood Hills West for $5.565 million.
The pop singer bought the property in 2011 with her then-husband, actor Russell Brand, for $6.5 million. But the couple never...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings realized a $5.3-million profit from a post-Christmas stock sale, according to a new regulatory filing.
Hastings acquired more than 15,238 shares for $417,750 on Dec. 26, which he sold for nearly $5.8 million that...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Between the end of September and mid-November I watched every episode of "Breaking Bad."
That's 62 episodes in about eight weeks. Or an average of more than one episode per day.
Watching the reprehensible Walter White and the lovable, but naive, Jesse...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The Producers Guild of America, a leading bellwether for the best picture Oscar, announced on Thursday the 10 films whose producers are nominated for the group's annual award: "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips,"...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
YouTube, aiming to improve current HD video delivery and chart a course to Ultra HD, has lined up 19 consumer-electronics partners to support a Google-owned video compression technology.
The move could set the stage for an industry fight over which next-...