| May 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When it comes to promotional partnerships, "Star Trek" isn't known for going where no brand has ever gone before.
In the films, Captain Kirk and his crew are never seen behind the wheel of a fancy new car, using the latest cell phone or consuming junk...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opened atop the U.S. box office, though its debut didn't quite make the jump to warp speed that Paramount Pictures executives expected.
"Into Darkness," the second J.J. Abrams-directed installment in the long-running science-...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:22 AM
After the coffee. Before the flight back to Los Angeles.
The Skinny: Finally heading home after a week and a half in New York. Hope my cats remember me and didn't tear our place up. Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview, some...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Time for another round of award winners. Let's start with Madonna and music.
The Material Girl will receive the Top Touring Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards. ABC is telecasting the event at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, from Las Vegas. Tracy Morgan...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
"The Great Gatsby" is set to make a splashy debut at the box office this weekend, but "Iron Man 3" will still be the life of the party.
The Marvel Studios film starring Robert Downey Jr. debuted with a massive $174.1 million last weekend and has already...
| May 13, 2013
Capt. Kirk and his first officer, Spock, probably wouldn’t belt out Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” aboard the starship Enterprise.
Yet Zachary Quinto, who returns as Spock in the exciting sci-fi/action sequel “Star...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in.
Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I still need a landline phone.
The Skinny: My Time Warner Cable bill, which includes Internet and phone, is now more than $200 a month. I'm always looking to trim costs and am debating dropping the phone, which would...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NBC has renewed the Chicago-set and filmed "Chicago Fire" along with four other dramas, the network announced Friday.
"Chicago Fire" has done OK in the ratings, but more importantly it has boosted NBC's 9 p.m. Wednesday ratings by 24 percent year-over-...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:06 PM
It’s one of the strangest scenes in “Star Trek Into Darkness”: With no explanation or motivation, USS Enterprise visitor Carol (Alice Eve) strips down to her blue underwear, whereupon James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) sneaks a peek.
| May 12, 2013
| 3:46 PM
While the USS Enterprise has yet to conquer foreign galaxies, it is starting to pick up speed overseas.
Playing in seven foreign markets this weekend, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" collected $31.7 million, according to an estimate from...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:02 AM
NEW YORK -- Coming off a television season that saw its ratings fall by 20%, Fox unveiled a new schedule heavy on big names both in front of and behind the camera in hopes of rejuvenating its prime-time lineup.
“We’re making the biggest...