| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Magical Elves, the prosperous reality TV shop behind "Top Chef" and other hits, is closing in on a deal to be acquired by U.K. production powerhouse Tinopolis Group.
Financial details of the pact remain murky. Reps for Magical Elves declined comment;...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Are the holidays making you food-obsessed? When you sleep do visions of sugar plums, spiral hams and scalloped potatoes dance in your head? If so, you're far from alone.
The last 10 years have seen a veritable glut of new cooking shows, many of which...
| Nov 2, 2013
If you have spent much time in L.A.'s farmers markets, you have probably run into C.J., Chris Jacobson, an affable chef, tall enough to be an NBA power forward, who seems to know every farmer in town. He worked on the line for a while at the old...
| Dec 22, 2013
So rednecks need to be politically correct now?
Wait, before the National Association of Rednecked Persons attacks me, let me be clear that I don't mean "redneck" as an insult. Indeed, Redneck Pride has been on the rise ever since Jeff Foxworthy got...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Hollywood is filled with executives who honed their chops on Madison Avenue. Dick Wolf, builder of the famous "Law & Order" franchise, toiled away at an ad agency writing slogans for Crest toothpaste. Adam Stotsky, president of NBCUniversal's Esquire,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for...
| Dec 10, 2013
Newspapers, including this one, are among the last places in America that has close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted].
I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I'd best not for fear of arousing the ire of the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Regardless of how many or few activities you’ve put on the 2014 calendar, consider yourself booked: The new year brings with it a steady stream of intriguing releases, from inventive debut novels to long-anticipated returns by established talent....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:33 AM
"Downton Abbey" has always been a costume drama with a libido. Unlike other pop culture featuring English people in corsets and top hats, this is not a show that pretends as if sex was invented in 1967. Desire is not just present in this series, it...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
If the ingredients in Food Network's success over the past 20 years were to be boiled down into recipe form, it would read something like this:
» 3 cups celebrity chefs
» 2 cups entertainment value
» 1½ cups genius branding
» 1½ cups...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Dating back to the early '90s, Japan's "Iron Chef" and the Food Network have grown up together, with the competition franchise setting the template for the myriad cook-against-the-clock shows that dot Food Network's schedule, along with a host of other...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The 25th annual Producers Guild Awards will be held January 19 at the Beverly Hilton. Here is the list of nominees, which will be updated with winners as the results are announced during the show.
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of...