| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Alpha House," a new sitcom premiering Friday via Amazon, is the first fruit of the Amazon Studios pilot derby, which this spring gave ordinary citizens with Internet access a chance to rate and comment on a variety of pilots. The retailer-cum-streaming-...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Fox premieres two new sitcoms Tuesday. One I would recommend; the other, I would not.
Let's begin with the better: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which deems Andy Samberg ready for prime time, is set in a New York police precinct; its noble lineage runs back...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The iconoclastic movie star Bill Murray is always on the guest list for events celebrating anniversaries and the like at The Second City. But the famously unpredictable actor invariably does not show up. On Monday night, though, there was Murray on Navy...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Alonzo Mourning and President Obama made for half of a foursome Saturday morning at the South Florida golf course made famous in "Caddyshack." That's kind of cool.
I wish I could tell you Chevy Chase and Bill Murray (or the late, great Rodney...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:01 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The San Diego Yacht Club team of skipper A.J. Reiter, Storm Brown (middle) and David Larson (bow) has no qualms about being the Cinderella story of the 47th Governor's Cup.
"We're having a lot of fun with it actually," Reiter...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Wednesday was a big anniversary - one year since the day Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. The president is marking the occasion by, among other things, sitting for an exclusive interview with Brian Williams in the White House Situation Room,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Director James Ponsoldt was 16 when he first saw Lloyd Dobler stand on Diane Court's front lawn and declare his love for the blue-eyed beauty who was both out of his class and out of his league. With the help of Peter Gabriel's lyrics and John Cusack's...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:56 PM
It seemed like the only thing reporters wanted to ask Stephen Merchant about Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour was what it's like to be so tall.
The executive producer, director and star of HBO's new comedy series "Hello Ladies" is 6-...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The tinkling sounds of a piano ring tone go off just as James Cromwell and I sit down in the lobby of his Streeterville high-rise. He has recently relocated to Chicago, where he is filming the new ABC drama "Betrayal," set to debut this fall. On the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
You get the sense that wherever you might encounter them, talking to one of the four guys who make up truTV's Impractical Jokers would be a fun time. And it's true, the quartet of Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano and Brian “...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — When Jennifer Aniston heard last month that Jason Sudeikis was exiting "Saturday Night Live," she sent the comic actor a text. "So sad you're leaving — selfishly — but good for you. An enormous life awaits," she wrote.
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...