| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before digging out the umbrella and raincoat.
The Skinny: I've lived in Los Angeles on and off for more than 12 years and I'm still amazed that a little rain is the lead story on the news and brings traffic to a grinding halt. Well,...
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, whose film career was marked by a long-running rivalry with her sister, Olivia de Havilland, died on Sunday at age 96 at her home in Carmel, California, according to reports.
The Hollywood Reporter and the Los...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:39 PM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" is one of the more epic series to grace the small screen, with warring kings, fire-breathing dragons and legions of icy supernatural beings lurking in the shadows. According to "Thrones" author and executive producer George R.R....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Jay Leno, CNN might want to stick a press card in your hat.
With his gig on NBC's "Tonight Show" wrapping up early next year, the 63-year-old comic is thinking about his next move. And published reports say that CNN boss Jeff Zucker has recently visited...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death.
Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Disney is developing a live action film that will star its animated chipmunks Chip 'n' Dale.
Project will serve as an origin story for the Rescue Rangers, a team of detectives and crime fighters that also includes the mic Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Just a few weeks before he died of an apparent drug overdose, Philip Seymour Hoffman brought his new film, "A Most Wanted Man," to the Sundance Film Festival.
It was in many ways a classic Hoffman peformance. The veteran actor played a German...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before the Time Warner earnings call.
The Skinny: The winter blahs are settling in and I'm not even on the East Coast. Might be time for stronger coffee. Wednesday's news includes a look at Olympics producer Jim Bell and Time Warner'...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With the Oscars looming and a starring role in the upcoming film "The Monuments Men," Cate Blanchett has cancelled her Wednesday appearances on "Good Morning America" and "Live! With Kelly and Michael."
According to Blanchett's reps, the cancellations...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Because too much time has passed since there was a judge shakeup on a singing competition show, it looks like Demi Lovato will be stepping down from her judge's perch on "The X Factor."
The 21-year-old singer told reporters after Wednesday's finale show...