| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Finale time! Which means approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes of filler content and commercials and maybe 30 minutes of actual dancing.
The opening sequence is a lot like the one that opened the first episode of the season, with everybody making...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Here's Janell on the first Hollywood Week episode of American Idol. Beware, people: It's going to be brutal! And by brutal I mean that they finally have to say "no":Yo, yo dawgs! It be Hollywood week up in here! Ryan......
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Here's Janell: Whoa, I did not know this episode would be another 2 hours. After everything they crammed in last night, tonight they’ll just stretch out the pain and agony. And, spoiler alert, you might not be happy at the end.......
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Week 3 and tonight's the first night I'll lament not hearing the announcer say "Navratilova" in that special way. And as if that's not sad-making enough, it's "their most memorable year" night. Hope your heartstrings are screwed in tight because they're...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:12 PM
“You’re amazing,” Bruno Mars crooned, “just the way you are.”
Mars’ set-closing ballad Friday at the jam-packed First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park had row upon row of fans swaying and singing along with...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:26 PM
At "Motown the Musical," written and authorized by Berry Gordy and now playing its final weeks in downtown Chicago, the legendary founder of Motown Records is painted as a big-hearted patriarch who turned singers into stars. But a very different, and...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:30 PM
To Americans in the 1980s trying to understand the ways of British punk rock, few characters were more influential than comedian Rik Mayall, who died on Sunday in London. Mayall played the spastic anarchist named Rick in the short-lived but influential...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"I think I started with drums," says Pharrell Williams. He launches into the strong, clean, distinctive beat to the "Despicable Me 2" song "Happy" with his hands slapping his lap, then vocally adds more and more percussion sounds: "You know what I mean?"...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
"Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday). For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:50 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over...