| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:45 PM
From filmmakers John Sullivan and Dinesh D'Souza — makers of "2016: Obama's America," the No. 2 grossing political documentary ever, as D'Souza will remind you — comes the equally polemical documentary "America."
Its subtitle, "Imagine the...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:19 PM
John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money.
How bad has the incarceration problem...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:28 PM
There's only one person on the other end of the phone but I'm hearing multiple voices.
There's Abby Cadabby, the plucky fairy from "Sesame Street."
There's Lolly, a candy-loving 4-year-old.
And then there's Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the actress-...
| Jul 4, 2014
Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:30 PM
"Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" tied for top honors at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, beating front-runner "American Hustle" and throwing open one of the tightest Oscar races in years.
"Gravity" producers Alfonso Cuarón and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Who doesn't want to go to Sesame Street?
A real-life version of the famed address is part of a new Orlando Science Center exhibit called "Sesame Street Presents The Body," which opens to the public on Saturday. I had a sneak peek of the area, and I'm...