| May 30, 2014
| 5:31 AM
A bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay passed the California Senate on Thursday, the latest move by lawmakers nationwide aimed at persuading people to drink less soda.
The legislation next goes...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:42 AM
A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
With no New York City film czar yet appointed some three months into Mayor Bill de Blasio's term, the local entertainment industry's backchannel lobbying has grown increasingly heated -- a mark of the growing apprehension of an industry that has not yet...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:00 PM
When promoting a big-budget summer film, there are plenty of stops at which movie stars are expected to shill their product. Actors hole up in fancy hotels for press junkets, trade banter with David Letterman and fly overseas to walk red carpets.
| May 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
When director Marc Webb spoke to the big crowd at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" here, he didn't open by saluting the cast or welcoming the colorfully dressed fans at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Instead, he gave thanks — to New York.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:35 AM
In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Please, Mr. Bloomberg, leave the checkbook open, but step away from the podium.
Your efforts to curb gun violence and improve firearms safety are notable. The National Rifle Association thanks you.
For years, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IT'S NOT hard to understand why so many (TV) series are based in the nation's capital. Political terrain is familiar: Washington, like show business, is everybody's business ... most of all everybody hates politicians, so much so that contempt for...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
President Obama praised the love, compassion and sacrifice that Americans displayed amid tragedy as the true “spirit of 9/11” on Thursday as he helped dedicate a memorial built on the site of that day’s terror attacks.
The events of...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Paley Center for Media's board of trustees has tapped marketing chief Maureen Reidy to succeed Pat Mitchell as president and CEO.
Reidy had been Paley's chief marketing officer and acting chief operating officer since joining the org last year. She...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Taking a page from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Eric Garcetti urged CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves to consider Los Angeles as the new home for its next late-night comedy show.
"As a longtime fan, I was saddened to hear of David...