| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:33 AM
"Boardwalk Empire" is coming back for a fifth season.
HBO announced Thursday that the critically acclaimed series will be back for another year. Last weekend, the series picked up five Emmy Awards -- for art direction, hairstyling, sound mixing, sound...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
"The Simpsons" may be going strong in its 25th season, but a major character from the long-running animated series will soon meet his or her maker.
In a conference call with reporters last week, executive producer Al Jean revealed plans to kill off a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Leave it to Usher to come up with the catchiest alphabet song ever on "Sesame Street."...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:05 AM
"The Network," Eva Orner's well-intended if rudimentarily told and structured documentary, follows the formation and development of Afghanistan's first independent television network, Tolo TV, by Afghan expatriate Saad Mohseni in the years following the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The anti-Semitic Elmo -- Dan Sandler -- of Times Square has been sentenced to one year for an attempt to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts of America. The man had previously shouted anti-Semitic remarks while dressed as the "Sesame Street" character....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:34 AM
Recently, the beloved PBS children's show, "Sesame Street", introduced viewers to a new character who has a parent in prison.
Alex, whose dad is incarcerated, is part of an online kit called "Little Children, Big Challenges," featured on the "Sesame...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy.
Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 5:14 AM
It just may take a village to combat childhood obesity.
That's why institutions as diverse as Nemours Children's Hospital, Rollins College, Winter Park Health Foundation, "Sesame Street" and nearly two dozen local child-care centers have joined to...
| Dec 23, 2012
Not long after she came home to find her entire front yard raked by an anonymous Samaritan, Alisa Blanchette buckled her four children into the car and headed toward the McDonald's in Manteno.
We're going to do something nice for someone else, she...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In “Red Azalea,” her best-selling 1994 memoir, Anchee Min told the compelling story of her childhood and early adulthood in China during the Cultural Revolution. The daughter of former teachers who were reassigned to jobs as manual laborers in...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Days before Black Friday is a less than ideal time for Elmo, the inspiration for some of the most popular toys ever created, to have his name associated with allegations of sexual misconduct.
Depending on who’s being asked, the resignation of Elmo...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:18 PM
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...