| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:21 PM
As the father of an avid gamer, I got curious when I learned the U.S. Supreme Court would kick the tires onCalifornia's ban on the sale of violent video games to kids.
But somehow, Monday's 7-2 decision in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:31 PM
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The friction you sense isn't fiction. Your outgoing nature can't be squashed by mere mortals, but you should be sensitive to signs that co-workers or the boss are aggravated by your take charge manner.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Mad Cow Theatre's next season will combine classic plays such as"Death of a Salesman" with the big-name musical "Dreamgirls" and the just-closed Broadway offering"Other Desert Cities."
It's a season high on name recognition with works by Neil Simon,...
| Aug 16, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
With his first feature screenplay, Joel Schumacher (who went on to direct, uh, classics like “Batman & Robin” and “The Number 23”) loaded the 1976 melodrama “Sparkle” with painfully inauthentic...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:17 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.
| May 21, 2012
| 7:38 AM
1) Storm N. Norman (WEBE 108)
Since 1984, when Best Local Radio Personality Storm'n Norman first won this award, the fabulous, popular radio jock has met pretty much every celebrity on his dream list. "I've done [Paul] McCartney, [Jimmy] Buffett, Jerry...
| Mar 9, 2009
As readers of this section probably already know, Barbara Walters and her cohorts from ABC's "The View" are coming to the Walt Disney lot to do a week's worth of shows starting today. This column spoke with Walters by phone last week and is pleased to...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 12:16 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amy Ryan was born in New York City on this date in 1969. This birthday gal earned a 2007 Oscar nomination for her performance in "Gone Baby Gone." Her other film credits include "Capote," "War of the Worlds" and "Before the Devil...
| Jan 15, 2007
Ugly Betty wins! Ugly Betty wins! One small step for self image, one giant step for the television industry as the titular Betty of "Ugly Betty," 22-year-old America Ferrera, wins best actress in a comedy TV series. Schlumpy tweens everywhere rejoice....
| Oct 18, 2008
Levi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72.
| Oct 18, 2006
The Oscar race for best picture may come down to what just one academy member thinks of one film.
If "Dreamgirls" is truly the best-picture frontrunner, as many pundits claim, this year's biggest awards cliffhanger may be the answer to this question:...
| Feb 28, 2010
Michael Bennett's "Dreamgirls" is one of the seminal Broadway musicals.
Those who saw the original production, which opened in 1981, have strong memories of this kinetic, fast-paced show loosely based on the lives and successes of such R&B stars as the...