| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:02 AM
It's that time in our program to stop and remember the folks we lost this year.
•Actors: Peggy Ahern, 95, and Jack Hanlon, 96 ("Our Gang" kids); Dimitra Arliss ("The Sting"), 79; R.G. Armstrong, 95; Luke Askew, 80; Zina Bethune, 66; Turhan Bey, 90;...
| Apr 21, 2013
Mom, if you're reading, stop now.
So it's possible that when I was a child growing up I would, very, very rarely, feign sickness so I could stay home and read.
Hardly ever. Like two or three times. Five or six at the most.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Cyndi Lauper's post-Tony Awards tweet was to the point: "I won!" she said succinctly Sunday night. And she underscored the victory with a fierce photo of herself with her freshly won Tony for the musical "Kinky Boots."
The '80s pop star has proved her...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time.
At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...
| Feb 9, 2013
I was 45 minutes late to our first date at Osteria Mozza when the Cute Gardener took one look at me over the rim of his glasses, pushed a menu toward me and asked if I would mind if we just ordered a bunch of plates to share. Flustered from my driving...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:45 PM
New York hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb wants Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp. to spin off its Culver City entertainment business.
CBS Corp. might like that, too.
Loeb, whose Third Point funds own more than $1 billion in Sony stock, sent a letter...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Sony Corp. stock soared in afternoon trading after New York hedge fund Third Point proposed that the electronics and media giant make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm.
That unit, known as Sony Entertainment Inc.,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Doris Singleton, who was a recurring guest star as Lucy and Desi's meddling neighbor on the 1950's-era sitcom "I Love Lucy," passed away on Tuesday (June 26) in Los Angeles. She was 92....
| Mar 3, 2012
"Q'Viva! The Chosen," which premieres Saturday on Fox, is certainly not the only reality show that seeks to mint new stars from undiscovered musical, dancing and singing talent — even on its own network.
But the program does stand alone in...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
The most influential show in the history of television never finished a season among the 20 most popular programs in the Nielsen ratings.
In its most popular season, "Hill Street Blues," which ran from 1981 to 1987, came in 21st place. And yet, according...
| Sep 14, 2012
Remember when Reva Shayne of "Guiding Light" stripped in the downtown fountain and announced, "I baptize myself the slut of Springfield, scarlet woman, common tramp?" Or when Tad Martin on "All My Children" proclaimed to his wacky mother Opal, "I am...