| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Season 8 of "Food Network Star" will pit Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown in a sort of competition of their own, Food Network announced. Each will hand-select five of the 15 finalists, then mentor and guide their wards through the...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:36 PM
"Perfect Strangers," the hit sitcom from the '80s has returned with its own viral video game....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The WKMG morning team -- Matt Austin, Bridgett Williams, Troy Bridges and Jessica Sanchez -- will introduce the show. Williams recently married and has taken her husband's name. She will be billed as Bridgett Ellison, and she returns to the mornings April...
| Mar 29, 2012
Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Earl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88.
"I realize his popularity...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Earl Scruggs died last week and though not a Kentucky boy, his banjo playing was so elemental to what we now know as bluegrass that it defines our indigenous music.
There is much more that defined the man, but most important is the hard picking banjo...
| May 18, 2012
Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument.
"He was so...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
| Jun 11, 2012
Character actor was on 'Green Acres'
Frank Cady, 96, a character actor who played Hooterville general store proprietor Sam Drucker on the TV sitcoms "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction," died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., said...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The line between slot machines, video games and TV has blurred even more, as machines based on “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Twilight Zone” have hit local casinos.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino began offering the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Here's a tasty legacy from the visit I shared with some of my Swedish cousins a few weeks ago: Gevalia!
It's a brand of coffee in Sweden, and it's good to the last drop.
I had it when I was in Sweden two years ago and sort of forgot about it because I...
| Nov 25, 2012
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."
"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...