| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Jennifer Hudson, Kal Penn and Amy Poehler were among the entertainment figures who met at the White House on Monday to plan an education campaign aimed at young people explaining the new health care law.
President Obama stopped by the meeting, which...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Watching mainstream TV makes Andie MacDowell anxious these days.
The Golden Globe-winning actress says that she can unwind only when watching reruns of "I Love Lucy" and "The Andy Griffith Show." That's why when the opportunity arose to star in the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 1:26 PM
What do you want from a collegiate football coach? Slick promises he has no chance of keeping or brutal honesty about his lousy team?
Truthfully, I figured we would never have to discuss this because putting "coach" and "brutal honesty" together is...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The new Entertainment Weekly has taken on the bravura task of naming the all-time top 100 movies, TV shows, albums novels, plays (top 50 only), and musicals (top 10 only) of all time. To my mind, each list is infected......
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Forget the "Real Housewives" series. "Bulloch Family Ranch" is a different kind of reality show, one that offers a positive view of family.
The seven-episode series focuses on a Lakeland family: parents Julie and Rusty Bulloch and their children, Brodie...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
A special Sunday will salute "TV's Funniest of the Funniest." The program, at 9 p.m. on NBC, will have a lot of material to choose from, because sitcoms have flourished over the decades.
Here's my list of the greatest (in chronological order), plus...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
CBS Corp. and Netflix Inc. extended the companies' multi-year licensing agreement for certain pieces of content in the archives of programs CBS owns. Under the extended pact, new titles such as "L.A. Complex," "4400," and "CSI: NY" will be available to...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Well before video games and other sensory-overload hand-held entertainment devices captivated our youth, kids of my generation collected and exchanged trading cards of our favorite football and baseball players.
The cards weren't interactive devices...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:31 AM
These letter were originally published February 24, 2013.
Back in the late '40s, '50s and '60s, we did have violence on television and the movies. Then, the heroes were shooting criminal cowboys and presumably nasty Indians. But the ultimate message, at...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time," topped by HBO's "The Sopranos."
The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right with "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini) led the list...
| Jun 2, 2013
The human hand can hold a violin, paintbrush, poet’s pen, even a meat cleaver.
But in the case of Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps an empty hand is best.
So spread your fingers wide, thrust your naked, open palm in Holder’s general...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:13 PM
How many sporting events have you actually attended in the last 12 months?
Because we are not in the same room (at least I hope not because I'm not properly dressed for company,) I cannot be sure of your answer. But I am guessing that the majority would...