| Sep 27, 2012
Andy Williams' signature hit song from the early 1960s was no accident of timing.
Audrey Hepburn sang it first in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and it was nominated for an Oscar. But when the producers of the Academy Awards show asked...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Oh, how I remember my high school and middle school years. It must be more complicated today. I look around and can only shake my head at the prevalence of sex, drugs and violence in society today. The pressure on adolescents is tremendous. The only...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Comedian Kevin Meaney will go drag when stars as Edna Turnblad in Connecticut Repertory Theatre production of the musical "Hairspray," April 25 to May 5 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
Meaney starred in the CBS sitcom,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:46 PM
TV writer, producer worked on 'The Monkees' and 'Welcome Back, Kotter'
Peter Meyerson, 81, a TV writer and producer who co-wrote the debut episodes of sitcom classics "The Monkees" and "Welcome Back, Kotter," died March 11 at Hoag...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When Seth MacFarlane takes the stage Sunday as host of the 85thAcademy Awards, chances are a large portion of the viewing audience will look at their TV screens and wonder: Who is this guy? He might just be the least famous Oscar host ever , with a resume...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Let's talk about heckling. Who isn't talking about heckling? ("Shut up! I'm talking about heckling, you idiot. If we wanted you to talk about heckling, we'd give you a crayon and a sheet of graph paper!")
Anyway, as I was saying, every few months it...
| Jan 16, 2013
Daniel J. Edelman, 92, who built one of the world's top public relations companies and pioneered celebrity endorsements and media tours, died of heart failure Tuesday at a Chicago hospital, said his son, Richard Edelman.
Edelman is credited with...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Although my body was remaining somewhat on Central Time, getting up at 4am in Los Angeles yesterday was still a pretty unnatural sensation for me. It felt somewhat surreal as myself and a colleague, and a handful of other TCA critics, left our Pasadena...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:38 AM
The 85th annual Oscars clocked in at 3 hours 35 minutes. They could have been a slog, except that Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are showmen who love the movies. That affection transformed this music-themed telecast into the most...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Stan Sutphen's passing on Saturday is another blow to local sports fans who remember a glorious era of high school basketball around here when we had larger-than-life-characters on the coaching sidelines -- people like Milo Sewards, Dick Schmidt, Dick...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:33 PM
It's deja vu all over again as Jay Leno is out at NBC's The Tonight Show. Only this time, it sounds more permanent. Jay Leno announced today that he will wrap up what has been 22 years of headlining the legendary late-night franchise in Spring 2014....