| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A year prior to our daughter's graduation from Tulane University, Ellen DeGeneres spoke during the ceremony, followed by Anderson Cooper, who delivered the commencement address. It was a pleasure to be a member of the audience of this widely respected...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
After drawing national attention for his attempt to muzzle a football player who supported gay rights, a Maryland delegate walked back his position Sunday and said Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo should be allowed to speak out in favor of same-sex...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:22 AM
It's been a tough week for Maryland politicians who misspeak badly and then have to correct themselves. First, there was Gov. Martin O'Malley and his lame excuses for his "no" to the "are you better off than four years ago" question while defending...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 12:36 PM
From the Z on TV blog:
WBAL-TV Monday answered one of the bigger questions of Baltimore media 2011: Who will replace Oprah in Channel 11's afternoon lineup?
The answer is Ellen DeGeneres, according to Jordan Wertlieb, WBAL's general manager.
| Jul 30, 2010
| 4:22 AM
In perhaps the least shocking news of the day, Fox announced that Ellen DeGeneres will not be returning to American Idol next season. Much of last season was a total disaster, including her stay at the judges' table -- honestly,......
| Aug 13, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Tonight's So You Think You Can Dance finale opens with an absolutely epic group performance featuring the Top 11 and the all-stars. They even manage to work Alex Wong, in a chair, into the performance. Way cool. It's been such......
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:44 PM
For stations in Baltimore and across the country, Monday is the first day of the post-Oprah Winfrey era.
Llike their counterparts nationwide, stations here will be trying new and (allegedly_ improved shows to grab a piece of the huge audience that the...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Towson University's students will have a featured spot on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," although what they'll be doing and where they'll be doing it remains a mystery.
The show's producers have received permission from Towson to stage an impromptu...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton has a few prominent Marylanders — and American celebrities — in her family tree.
Middleton, a commoner who marries Prince William on Friday, is a distant cousin of "The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A few words on what American Muslims need.
We were discussing this, an olive-skinned Muslim man and I, at a banquet last year, when he said a wistful, poignant thing that has stayed with me ever since. "We thought we were white," he said.
Not "white" in...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The choice was not between Batman and Superman.
It wasn't even between the Caped Crusader and an X-person.
No, it wasn't a superhero-superhero fight.
Bruce Wayne's alterego just barely beat out a daytime TV talkshow host.
It was either Batman undies...