| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:17 AM
After the coffee. Before shaking the Emmy hangover.
The Skinny: Sorry I'm a little late this morning. I was making the rounds at Emmy parties Sunday night, where I learned that I'm too old to make the rounds at Emmy parties. Now I have to go a whole day...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to get into the America's Cup.
The Skinny: Once again I was denied a MacArthur genius grant. Where's the outrage? Somehow I will carry on. Wednesday's roundup includes a new study that downplays cord-cutting and more...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before World Series ratings come in.
The Skinny: I didn't catch the whole Red Sox victory, but got to the gym just in time to see the Cardinals' Carlos Beltran rob David Ortiz of a grand slam. Thursday's stories include a big...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:39 AM
After the coffee. Before riding a shopping cart to work.
The Skinny: "Ender's Game" looks like it's pulling in some decent early reviews. Hope it's good; the novel is still a favorite of mine. Today's stories include a look at the weekend box office,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
What to do when good things happen in bad movies ...
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" got me thinking. The film is wildly inappropriate, ridiculously raunchy, mindlessly dangerous, comes with a warning label – and yet, I howled at the outrage...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."
The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:16 AM
With seats scarce and ticket prices through the roof, "Betrayal" is one of the most coveted shows on Broadway. The production features real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz enacting Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, directed...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Good news for fans of Hollywood bromances: It looks like the "Entourage" movie is a go at long last.
On Monday, "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin tweeted a pic of the cast with the simple message, "It's a go. love you all."
Jeremy Piven, who played...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Four years after his death, Michael Jackson has shown no signs of slowing down.
In the last year, the late king of pop has earned $160 million, making him Forbes' top-earning dead celebrity. The Cirque du Soleil spectacles “Immortal” and...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” will surely go down as one of the biggest songs of 2013. The slinky dance track was No. 1 for 12 weeks, sold more than 6 million copies and served as the soundtrack for one of the most deliciously...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before resetting the clock in my car.
The Skinny: Finally made it to The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Very cool place. Now I know where to go when I have to escape from the newsroom, which is every day. Monday's roundup (or is it...