| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It might seem crazy, what I'm 'bout to say, but Pharrell Williams kind of blew it Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where in spite of a hot streak that's included some of the past year's biggest hits -- "Happy," "Get Lucky,"...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
If you're a small cable outlet without massive corporate backing, the Weather Channel offered a forecast last week that should be troubling: continued storms and fog.
The independent network raised eyebrows recently when it ended a three-month spat...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Just as James Brown had to spend his old age attempting to do the splits, 40-year-old Twista has to remember and recite lyrics that once made him the fastest rapper on earth. In his teens, the Guinness Book of World Records honored him for spewing out 598...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
What is it about fried chicken sandwich shops that makes them a lightning rod for controversy?
A little under two months ago, Leghorn Chicken opened in Ukrainian Village. Though the owners have never said it overtly, several things about it—the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Gee, with first Cliven Bundy and now the allegations against Donald Sterling, it is a bit like Rip Van Winkle in reverse: We awoke from a long sleep and found ourselves back in 1950s America.
Or maybe it’s like a racist variation of “The...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival.
The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Some small cable networks are worried that a combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable will make getting distribution more difficult.
In a memo to his staff, Eric Sherman, chief executive of health and wellness channel Veria Living, said he is "not...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Sometimes, the best mixer for premium liquor is a big name.
Diageo, the large British beverage company, has teamed with rapper-turned-entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs to acquire high-end tequila brand DeLeon.
The partnership between Diageo and Combs...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs launched his television channel last month, he did so with a shout-out to hip-hop history.
Standing in front of the childhood home of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G., Combs introduced Revolt TV, a 24-hour...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Revolt TV has arrived, and its first stop was the home of one of hip hop's most influential artists.
Sean Combs threw on his classic Puff Daddy moniker one more time to launch the music cable network last night. Staying true to the cabler's promise of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"PROSECUTORS ALL over the nation are facing the same social and legal quandary: How do you protect young women from not just sexual assault but the magnification of those assaults via the Internet? How much punishment can they mete out to boys, who in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Pop phenomenon Lady Gaga, rapper Eminem and indie rock darling Arcade Fire are among the mainstream acts to headline the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.
YouTube will host its first live-streamed music awards show Nov. 3 to honor top performers and...