| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
FXX has released a trailer for its "The Simpsons" marathon, beginning at 10 p.m. Aug. 21, to kick off the network's acquisition of syndication rights of Fox's beloved animated series.
The marathon boasts every episode ever, as well as "The Simpsons...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:20 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. When he was 9 years old, British actor John Simm used to perform in clubs with his dad, singing harmony, strumming the guitar, executing little bits. "I thought that was what I was going to be," he says in a meeting room of a hotel...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:03 PM
If you are not an avid listener to National Public Radio, you may not know Ira Glass. He is the host of the Chicago-based NPR program "This American Life," a weekly hourlong anthology of true-life stories. Generally regarded as one of America's top...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The Professional Golfers' Assn. of America Championship helped CBS earn No. 1 network of the night status, according to Nielsen.
The tournament, which ran until 9 p.m. EST, had a rating of 2.4 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic. With roughly 11....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown.
The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Starz in August premieres "Outlander," its most anticipated series since "Spartacus."
The 16-episode first season comes from exec producer Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") and is based on Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular "Outlander" book series. It...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Conan O'Brien is planning to revisit his famous Monorail episode of "The Simpsons" when the show celebrates 25 years on the air at a Hollywood Bowl event in September.
O'Brien revealed his participation in "The Simpsons Take the Bowl," a three-night...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
NBC wrestled to the top on Sunday with its telecasts of the NFL Hall of Fame game and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s "Wrestlemania 30: The World Television Premiere."
The New York Giants-Buffalo Bills NFL Hall of Fame game, which aired on the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An...
| Aug 1, 2014
The Left-Bank Gang by Jason, comiXology, 1-hour read, $9.99
Plenty of writers have fixated on the 1920s Paris literary scene, but no one approaches it quite like Norwegian cartoonist Jason. In his graphic novel "The Left-Bank Gang," he reimagines famous...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:19 PM
We're all well aware by now that Chicago has its very own Comic Cons—Wizard World and C2E2—but the fact remains that San Diego's event, which wrapped Sunday, is the mother of all things sci-fi, comic, fantasy and, well, nerd. Some of the...