| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Angered by George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, protesters around the country have begun vowing on social-media channels to boycott everything from Florida vacations to state-produced orange juice.
"Never again. Florida'...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A couple of news reports about two Disney films bubbled up from the ocean depths today. And both involved characters named Nemo.
First, an online report at the Washington Post’s website today announced that Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her voice...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:05 PM
In this day and age, parents of teens and even pre-teens can never say it enough: You have to be careful what you post online.
As the father of a 10-year-old who has just discovered the joys of social-media sharing with Instagram, I certainly understand...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:45 PM
BOSTON — The headline news was that Don Mattingly publicly told the Dodgers' owners that dating had gone on long enough. He told them to commit to him as their manager or else, and he took the risk of a nasty breakup.
In other news Monday, the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Lakers owners/executives Jim and Jeanie Buss have different views on the exit of Dwight Howard.
"He was never really a Laker," Jim said to Ric Bucher of The Hollywood Reporter. "He was just passing through."
"It's disappointing that Dwight isn't here,...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:53 AM
After the coffee. Before preparing to moderate a panel of sports execs.
The Skinny: Among the things I have to do today is moderate a panel of regional sports executives from Fox, Time Warner Cable and NBCUniversal. Send your questions my way. And yes,...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Talent agency Creative Artists Agency was the subject of a derisive advertising blitz by rival William Morris Endeavor on Tuesday.
Dozens of ads installed at the Westfield Century City mall featured the word "CAAN'T" in Creative Artists Agency's...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy.
From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:35 AM
With a cast that includes Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's "Modern Family," the Public Theater's new production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" debuted this week at the Delacorte Theatre in New York's Central Park.
The production, which is part...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the new zombie epic "World War Z," Brad Pitt jets around the world seeking an elusive solution to an intractable problem.
He's been doing a lot of that in real life too.
Six months ago, Pitt's new movie appeared doomed — by a release-date...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:38 AM
After the coffee. Before remembering how fleeting life can be.
The Skinny: Very sad about James Gandolfini. I only met him once, and it wasn't on duty. I used to hang out in a little bar in Chelsea that "Sopranos" costar Michael Imperioli owned, and...