| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of television icon Lucille Ball. Expect commemorative ceremonies and viewing marathons over the weekend, but Orlando residents and theme parkers can celebrate Lucy year round at the Universal Studios...
| Mar 3, 2012
"Q'Viva! The Chosen," which premieres Saturday on Fox, is certainly not the only reality show that seeks to mint new stars from undiscovered musical, dancing and singing talent — even on its own network.
But the program does stand alone in...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
The most influential show in the history of television never finished a season among the 20 most popular programs in the Nielsen ratings.
In its most popular season, "Hill Street Blues," which ran from 1981 to 1987, came in 21st place. And yet, according...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Which Is Worse For pregnancy, Snuff Or Cigarettes?
Babies born to snuff-using mothers were more likely to have breathing problems than those whose mothers smoked while pregnant, according to a Swedish study.
Snuff -- ground tobacco that is high in...
| Sep 8, 2011
Rocco Frank, the Milford Independent Party's mayoral candidate, admits he approached both the Republican and Democratic candidates with the same offer: He would drop out of the race and endorse whichever one promised him a paid municipal job if elected....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:27 AM
For a confederation of supposed liberals, public radio can be awfully conservative.
Ask someone to name a public radio show, any public radio show, and the chances are the answer will have been around during the Reagan administration: "A Prairie Home...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 7:21 AM
The comedy "Better Than Damn Good" has been gestating for some time.
"I actually wrote the play several years ago," says director-turned-playwright Stuart Meltzer from his home in Davie. "It was six years ago, I think. I was going through the beginning...
| Jun 25, 2009
Anne Roberts Nelson, a pioneering television executive with CBS who negotiated contracts for long-running hits such as "I Love Lucy" and "Gunsmoke," has died. She was 86.
Nelson, who was hired in 1945 and was the longest-serving CBS employee, with 64...
| Oct 14, 2009
Anne Friedberg, a USC professor who broadened the study of cinema by emphasizing its relationship to other visually oriented fields, including architecture, art history and digital media, died Friday at her home in the Hollywood Hills. She was 57.
| Jan 21, 2010
Bart Andrews, a prolific author of TV trivia tomes who wrote "The 'I Love Lucy' Book," an early definitive appreciation of the classic sitcom, has died. He was 64.
Andrews died Dec. 26 at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center following a heart attack,...
| Jun 1, 2008
In this remote volcanic valley near Mt. Shasta, 42 telescope dishes have sprouted amid the soaring ponderosa pines, listening for a voice from space.
Every few seconds the 20-foot-wide dishes, scattered over dozens of acres, pirouette in perfect...
| Jun 3, 2008
| 7:22 PM
DON'T be surprised if, someday soon, following a meal at a Mexican restaurant, the server brings what looks like a taco-shaped fortune cookie with your check. Crack open the cinnamon-scented wafer and you'll find a slip of paper printed in English on...