| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:01 PM
Oprah Winfrey is reuniting with "Selma" writer-director Ava DuVernay for an original scripted drama that will air on Winfrey's OWN channel and feature the former talk-show host in a recurring role.
DuVernay will write, direct and executive produce the...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:21 AM
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million to a promotions company after an arbitration panel found he conducted an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" during his career.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:26 PM
NEW YORK — It's almost show time. When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than 110 million viewers tuning in. At $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, they're all hoping to have the ad that...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Barbara Walters really should have passed on doing another "10 Most Fascinating People" special. She came out of retirement to babble nonsense about her top pick, Amal Clooney, wife of George Clooney.
"You could say hers was the wedding of the year. But...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:48 AM
It's a weekend filled with new episodes, important NFL games and Golden Globes hoopla. Here are programs to keep in mind:
1. The Golden Globes at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC. You may not want to watch the whole three-hour telecast. But the Amy Poehler-Tina Fey...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:42 PM
Shirley MacLaine will present at the Oscars, and that makes her the most veteran performer announced so far for the Feb. 22 event.
The other latest presenters announced are Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:15 PM
Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy and Chiwetel Ejiofor are among the latest presenters announced for the Academy Awards.
The new presenters also include Chris Evans, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Margot Robbie.
Lady Gaga, who won a Grammy on...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Beyond "The Walking Dead," "The Mentalist" and football, Sunday night will offer quite a range of programming. I wrote about some offerings, but the Sunday after Thanksgiving is a far busier TV night than it used to be. A sampling in Sunday cable:
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:40 AM
The short stretch of peril named Clay Street, between Lake Station and Gary, is one of the worst roads in Northwest Indiana. The street – if you can call it that -- is littered with trash, debris, furniture remnants, car parts, deep cracks and...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:15 AM
How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness."
None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:45 AM
A heavy rainstorm forced stars to walk the Oscars red carpet under a tent, but the stormy weather couldn't dampen spirits as Hollywood turned out for the biggest night on the movie industry's annual calendar. For the stars who gathered to celebrate at the...