| Jan 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
It's a Wednesday night, baby, and the "Girls" are alive, just barely. In what can only be described as an "I Love Lucy"-esque adventure on cocaine, Elijah guides Hannah into a royal mess of an evening for her first time trying coke, and Marnie reunites...
| 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.,...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:48 AM
"I Love Lucy Live On Stage" will return to the Broadway Playhouse following the run of "Potted Potter," Broadway in Chicago said on Monday. The Chicago cast will continue to feature Sirena Irwin as Lucy, Bill Mendieta, Curtis Pettyjohn and Joanna Daniels....
| Sep 8, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Are you ready for some football?
The first full weekend of NFL games kicks off Sunday, but this won't by any normal opening weekend.
Something critical is missing — real NFL officials. The league and its officials have been deadlocked...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Alan Ayckbourn often has been termed the British Neil Simon due to his prodigious output of plays in a quirky comical vein. South Coast Repertory has yet to mount a Simon show, but has produced myriad Ayckbourn offerings and is quite familiar with the...
| Sep 20, 2012
The mother of all TV sitcoms, "I Love Lucy" went on the air back in 1951 has pretty much never been off ever since.
Wednesday night in Chicago, a new show opened that attempts to recreate what it might have been like to be in the audience at a filming of...
| Jul 18, 2012
As the director of more than 100 episodes of the enduringly classic 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy," William Asher considered the first episode he directed to be one of his most memorable: Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory.
But for Asher, who died...
| Apr 22, 2011
Madelyn Pugh Davis, who with her writing partner Bob Carroll Jr. made television history in the 1950s writing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's landmark situation comedy "I Love Lucy," has died. She was 90.
Davis, a pioneering female radio and TV comedy...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:54 PM
In "Morning," one of Pablo Neruda's best-known love sonnets, the speaker gushes, "Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba; /You've vines and stars in your hair." In one bold image Neruda expresses his passion for both a woman and a country. Such...