| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:41 PM
In the new movie "Tracks," Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked some 1,700 miles of the Australian desert over nine months accompanied by her dog and a few camels. She is joined at times along the way by National Geographic photographer...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Olivia Pope must be a “Smelly Cat” fan.
Lisa Kudrow, who played guitar-strumming free spirit Pheobe Buffay for 10 seasons on “Friends,” will join the ABC drama “Scandal” in a recurring role in season three....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:45 AM
After starring in one of the year's best-reviewed films -- "Before Midnight" -- Ethan Hawke now has the dubious distinction of starring in one of the worst as well: "Getaway." Whereas "Midnight" notched a "98% fresh" rating on the review aggregator...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:21 AM
You may not be able to wear white after Labor Day, but you can rest easy knowing Fox has officially confirmed the once-again-updated judges panel for "American Idol."
Keith Urban will be the sole returning judge from last season's panel. He'll be joined...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before acting surprised at the welcome-back party awaiting me in the office.
The Skinny: It was so nice of CBS and Time Warner Cable to wait until I was back in town to resolve their distribution dispute. Too bad they had to ruin the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:32 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for New Year's Eve.
The Skinny: Boy did 5773 just fly by or what? Yes, I had to look that one up. Summer may be ending but much of the industry seems to still be on vacation. It is a pretty light edition Wednesday....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When casting news for the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic romance novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" broke over the long weekend, reactions were muddled with expressions running from "Finally!" to "Seriously?!"
The announcements came Monday via James'...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:50 AM
"Riddick" -- the third sci-fi film to star Vin Diesel as the interplanetary antihero of the same name -- arrives nine years after its predecessor, "The Chronicles of Riddick," and 13 years after the original, "Pitch Black." Unfortunately for Diesel and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:40 AM
After the coffee. Before getting over the Redskins' loss.
The Skinny: That was a brutal game last night. The Eagles looked great and the Redskins looked like they thought it was preseason. I couldn't tell if Robert Griffin III's mind couldn't convince...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Before the coffee. After taking a moment to remember.
The Skinny: No snarky small talk this morning. Just painful memories of a beautiful blue sky filled with smoke. Wednesday's headlines include a profile of Jeff Shell, the new head of NBCUniversal's...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:35 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to pick the Jets or Patriots.
The Skinny: I love the Saul Goodman character on "Breaking Bad," but anytime I hear the words "spinoff," "prequel" or "sequel," I get very nervous as visions of "Joey" start...