| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
The politically volatile singer M.I.A. has never shied away from a fight, but now she's taking on a particularly imposing American institution -- the NFL.
During her 2012 Super Bowl performance alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj, cameras briefly captured...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:55 AM
"Romeo and Juliet," Shakesepeare's most enduring tragic love story, has found its way back to Broadway after nearly three decades. Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad are this year's star-crossed lovers, (following in many footsteps, most notably those of...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The Hugh Jackman-Jake Gyllenhaal kidnapping thriller “Prisoners” got off to a strong start Friday, taking in just over $7 million on opening day, more than a third of the way toward what’s been projected to be a $20-million box-office...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:53 AM
After the coffee. Before hearing CBS CEO Leslie Moonves talk fall TV.
The Skinny: Saw "Blue Jasmine" over the weekend and though it is a good movie, it's really ultimately not about a woman who loses everything as much as it is about an alcoholic in...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:29 AM
'Fashion Star' fizzles: NBC has canceled the reality fashion competition show "Fashion Star," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series, which featured Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos mentoring up-and-coming...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:31 PM
"Steve Harvey" is not everyone's cup of afternoon tea.
Devotees of, say, "The Colbert Report" will find "Harvey's" right-down-the-middle humor uninspiring. Funny newspaper headlines and jokes about how men behave versus how women behave — where...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before remembering that whatever happens today will be a distant memory a week from now.
The Skinny: I got to see an ostrich up close last night. I don't know why ostriches and camels are my two favorite animals. These days it doesn'...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:23 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to find a hardware store.
The Skinny: It was a tough choice but I decided to go with the season finale of FX's "The Americans" last night instead of ABC's "Nashville," which I recorded for later. Let this be a lesson to...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:22 PM
It didn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that BBC America would pick up "Orphan Black" for a second season. But on the heels of this week's good news for the clone conspiracy thriller, we've got to talk about the brainiest of the clones--Cosima.