| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:17 PM
On a soundstage in the heart of Hollywood this week, a chicken was giving directions to Mindy Kaling.
The chicken, perched on the shoulder of "The Mindy Project" star, squawked off a couple of instructions to the crew, then muttered, "My mom would be so...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:01 PM
It's a bit of pop mixed with some classic slow jams in our 41-year-old flashback, provided by the Billboard Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "The Cisco Kid," War
Let me take you to funky town ... and tell you a tale about a heroic Mexican cowboy.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For author Brian Jay Jones, it's not easy finding a biography of Jim Henson.
Of all the surprising revelations he uncovered about the late entertainer, inventor of The Muppets, puppet-maker of "Sesame Street" and the voice of "Ernie" (of "Bert and...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:35 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz.
The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Like so many classic works, from "War and Peace" to "Great Expectations," "Sesame Street" is now getting an abridged version.
PBS and Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday it will be adding a shortened, 30-minute version of the long-running educational...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PBS Kids will introduce a half-hour version of "Sesame Street" this fall, the network announced Wednesday. From Monday, Sept. 1, the half-hour show will air on weekday afternoons on PBS stations in addition to the one-hour series that airs weekday...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Imagine your dream grandpa: He's the best storyteller. Dotes on your grandma. Has plenty of sage wisdom to share. Calls you "cutie."
Oh, and he's also Big Bird.
That's basically Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has played the 8-foot-...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I ALWAYS knew that 'Sesame Street' would be a success -- I just didn't know it was going to be this much of a success!" said co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney at the annual Sesame Workshop blast last week.
It happened at Cipriani 42nd Street, which I happen...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:58 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama is making a trip to Pawnee, Ind. FLOTUS is set to make an appearance in the one-hour season finale of "Parks and Recreation," which airs April 24 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
The episode, "Moving Up," was shot recently in Miami, where...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The people who run KCET-TV see a solid future ahead. But the station's accountants aren't so sure.
KCETLink, the nonprofit organization that runs the independent public TV outlet based in Burbank, "has suffered recurring losses that raise substantial...