| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Enlisted," which premieres Friday on Fox, is an oddly quaint show, a stateside service comedy, if not quite a peacetime one.
Created by Kevin Biegel ("Cougar Town"), its theatrical antecedents are boot-camp films such as Bob Hope's "Caught in the Draft,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:21 AM
“You know? I forget.”
- Bill Murray’s response when asked during Reddit’s AMA Friday to finally answer the question: “What did you whisper in Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end of Lost In Translation?”
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Bill Murray says in his Reddit AMA that the recently graduated "SNL" cast -- the Kristen Wiig era, essentially -- is the best one since he was there in the show's early days....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Five months after leaving her seat as one of the founding hosts of ABC-TV’s daytime talk show “The View,” Joy Behar says one of her biggest surprises is that she doesn’t have to have every moment of her life scheduled.......
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Their coach had quoted Winston Churchill before the game. Near the end of it, inspirational clips from movies blared on the Jumbotron, finishing with John Belushi's primal "Let's Do it!" scream from "Animal House," the sound and fury all meant to...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Japanese beverage firm Suntory Holdings will buy Beam, the company behind American bourbon Jim Beam, for $13.6 billion.
In addition to Jim Beam, Suntory will acquire Maker's Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Teacher's and Laphroaig Scotch whiskeys,...
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Magic coach Jacque Vaughn appealed to his players’ professionalism when asked if his club could recover after Friday’s 20-point loss to Sacramento.
What else can Vaughn do?
"Let me check my watch here," said Vaughn, whose team faces the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The end of the "Boardwalk" is approaching.
HBO announced at its Television Critics Assn. press tour session in Pasadena Thursday that "Boardwalk Empire," the 1920s period drama top lined by Steve Buscemi, will come to a close at the end of its fifth...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:39 AM
How crowded was December at the movies? Crowded enough to push George Clooney and "The Monuments Men" into an early 2014 release. And that's good! That's good. Because a little quality to go with our winter movie diversions would be good.
Here are 10...
| 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...