| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When variety series were staples of network television, Burnett presided over one of the most popular, and she selected the 17 episodes of the CBS program included in this set.
One of the most interesting is an hour that she and her merry cast of...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 2:29 PM
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - At the epicenter of one of the worst U.S. health scares in recent history, staff at St. Thomas Hospital have battled around the clock for more than two weeks to the save the lives of patients stricken with meningitis.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:52 AM
In Greek mythology, Olympus was the home of the Gods. It's also the Secret Service code name for the White House in "Olympus Has Fallen." Director Antoine Fuqua brings his "Training Day" credentials to this nonstop action adventure, which could be...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:24 AM
A fraught romantic comedy, shot through with anxiety about getting your child into an Ivy League school or else, "Admission" stars Tina Fey as a Princeton University admissions officer with a secret. Her genial foil is Paul Rudd, who runs a rural New...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:53 PM
"Admission" is a nice movie. You have no idea how depressing it is for a critic to drag out what may be the blandest word in the English language. But it fits. "Admission" is a bowl of oatmeal — instant oatmeal — with nothing added; not sugar,...
| Mar 21, 2013
** (out of four)
About seven weeks after the end of “30 Rock” we get … a Tina Fey movie that may as well be about Liz Lemon.
In “Admission,” workaholic, Valentine’s Day-hating Portia (Fey) isn’t good with...
| Aug 28, 2012
You may lament missing “For A Good Time, Call” star Ari Graynor when she spent a few days in Chicago earlier this month. Until you learn that the 29-year-old Boston native, best known for playing drunken mess Caroline in “Nick and Norah&...
| Dec 9, 2010
David O. Russell's trademark longish hair is gone now, replaced by a clean, short-cropped look. But sitting back in New York City's Lobby Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking Central Park, he wears the same retro sneakers and dress-shirt-...
| Jul 17, 2011
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so artfully in her biblically rooted classic song "Coat of Many Colors." But the...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:42 PM
The ratings for "American Idol" will be closely studied this week after the singing contest suffered big drops when starting its 11th season last week. Perhaps a special "Idol" after the NFC Championship on Fox will help; the show should start about 10...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:41 PM
On "White Collar," Neal (Matt Bomer) pretends to be a substitute teacher at Manhattan prep school where scholarship funds have vanished. The episode, called "Upper West Side Story," airs at 10 on USA....
| May 15, 2012
| 4:46 PM
THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Disney-owned ABC will offer an all-star edition of “Dancing With the Stars” in the fall, shift “Revenge” to the “Desperate Housewives” time slot and add five series that bring back Andre...