| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:32 AM
It will be a grand weekend for drama. The highlights:
"The Walking Dead," which continues to grow as a ratings sensation, delivers its third episode this season at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. The installment is called "Isolation." AMC offers this preview: "As...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As Matt Bomer's legions of fans -- 89,391 had signed a petition asking for him to star in "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- are protesting the news that Irish actor Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey, it brings up some interesting questions about gay...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The news this week that Oprah Winfrey is likely to sell, or otherwise extricate herself from, some or all of her signature Harpo Studios on Chicago's Near West Side seemed to put the final period on Oprah, the Chicago years.
That most famous of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
1. Trevor Burkins, 26
Communications coordinator, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group
Previously an NBC page, with stints at "SNL" and assignments at NBC News and NBC Entertainment, Burkins got his start with Oprah Winfrey, pitching segment ideas;...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:01 AM
It's important to remember that Oprah wasn't Oprah until, you know, she was an event that occurred only after years working as a host for a variety of shows.
I say this because Queen Latifah debuted her daytime talk show, "The Queen Latifah Show," ...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Religion News Service reporter Kimberly Winston writes about the fervor created by Oprah challenging Diana Nyad's definition of herself as an atheist. The exchange prompted outrage among the nonbelievers:
What was supposed to be a touchy-feely, one-on-...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:28 PM
Wella Hartig, the mother of Aaron and Hayley Peirsol, smiles when she talks about the three spots she'll speak at within six days.
The Newport Beach YMCA, Newport Harbor High and Woollett Aquatic Center are meaningful sites to her, a chance for her to...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
After Dr. Melissa Johnson gave a program on girls and cliques for the La Cañada Unified School District last year, I invited her to speak to the La Cañada Thursday Club.
Even though I am a past president of the Thursday Club, doing a swan song as the...
| Oct 20, 2013
Within a few months in 2001, Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky's net worth had soared from zero to $70 million and then plummeted back to zero again.
"People were knocking on my door late at night with subpoenas and lawsuits," Lefkofsky said. "I found myself...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Her TV show was so popular in London and in her native Jamaica in the 1990s that she's been dubbed "the Oprah of the Caribbean."
But morning-show host Diana Wright says the most meaningful chapter of her life closed recently when she self-published a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special and somewhat bruising election to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, filling the term of late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the Associated Press projected.
Booker, who has established a national profile with the help of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.
With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican...