| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride.
Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole.
In an industry where bigger, faster,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:56 PM
When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power.
You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
| Oct 27, 2013
Emmy Award-winning actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced the "Simpsons" role of Edna Krabappel and played wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at the age of 70.
Wallace died at home in Los Angeles...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:37 AM
Update: This past Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons" was thought to feature the death of a major character, but in the end it was not the death episode you were looking for. Show creators promised at the beginning of the season as much, but that episode...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:03 AM
It's a woeful time for Fox animated comedies this year. After 'The Simpsons' creators promised to kill off a major character (still waiting), "Family Guy" has gone ahead and pulled the trigger, so to speak.
SPOILER ALERT: So which member of the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Just when it looked like Seth MacFarlane would have only one show on Fox, the network gave a 13-episode order to a new animated comedy series called "Bordertown."
With "American Dad" moving to TBS and "The Cleveland Show" getting canceled, the hugely...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WWE Studios and Film Roman have tag teamed to co-finance and co-produce the web series "Camp WWE," a comedy series aimed at adults that will revolve around what WWE's wrestlers were like as kids.
The companies will produce up to 13 three-minute...
| Oct 20, 2013
Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Broadcasters spent millions of dollars promoting their new fall shows, but it was CBS' returning sitcom smash "The Big Bang Theory" that came out on top.
The comedy about the dating travails of CalTech nerds hit its all-time highest audience ever...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
When he was tapped to run CNN a year ago, Jeff Zucker was supposed to help lift ratings at the 24-hour cable news network.
CNN last week plunged to its worst numbers since August 2012, months before Zucker, a former NBC boss, was brought...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:40 AM
The biggest shockers of Sunday night's "Walking Dead" occurred at the very beginning and at the very end. In the middle? Well, there was a whole lot of coughing.
The mysterious flu-like disease that began infiltrating the prison in the season premiere...