| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:50 AM
After the coffee. Before pitching my young-adult novel.
The Skinny: I saw "Catching Fire" on Saturday and enjoyed it, though I set a high bar for dystopian fiction. Oh, and for the sake of self-promotion, I'm writing the weekly box-office projections...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is examining its operations in an effort that is likely to result in staff reductions at the company's daily newspapers.
The company acknowledged a cost-cutting review is underway after Chicago business...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Has Nikki Finke written her last “TOLDJA”?
The Hollywood journalist — known as much for her sharp tongue and mercurial personality as for her entertainment industry scoops — has cut ties with Deadline Hollywood, the popular...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:08 AM
NBC's Bob Costas weighed in Sunday that it is time for the Washington Redskins to change their name.
But don't look for the networks that carry the National Football League, including NBC, to follow his lead just yet. Even if NBC wanted to, its contract...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:24 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Under the Dome" did in the ratings.
The Skinny: I've been watching some pilots lately. I like FX's "The Bridge" and surprisingly enjoyed Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," which normally wouldn't be my cup of tea. Tuesday's...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Jimmy Fallon has been crowned the next king of late-night television, but the empire he will inherit has seen better days.
"Late Night" host Fallon, who will succeed Jay Leno in "The Tonight Show" chair in 2014, is charged with trying to reenergize a...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:14 AM
NBC's "Tonight Show" may soon be switching hosts — and coasts.
The long-struggling network is finalizing plans to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon in 2014, people close to the situation said Wednesday. And in a blow for Southern California,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:36 AM
For more than 40 years, a studio at the corner of Olive and Alameda avenues in Burbank has been churning out a show that keeps viewers up late. But with NBC's "Tonight Show" poised to migrate back to New York, Southern California is in danger of losing...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The man who came up with the phrase "beautiful downtown Burbank" is not happy that NBC is considering moving "The Tonight Show" back to New York City.
"Burbank is a great little place," said Gary Owens, who coined the phrase from his radio days then...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Just one week after touting its strength to advertisers and declaring it wasn't worried about new competition from Fox Sports, ESPN is cutting its staff.
The moves are part of an overall cost-cutting effort by ESPN parent Walt Disney Co. Earlier this...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Warner Bros. Television Group Chief Executive Bruce Rosenblum is resigning less than six months after being passed over for the top job at the movie and television production giant.
"Bruce has been a vital member of the Warner Bros. family and a good...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:28 AM
NBC News is expected to name Deborah Turness, a prominent British TV journalist, to be its next president.
Currently editor of Britain's ITV News, Turness will take the position that was previously held by Steve Capus, who resigned from NBC News in...