No matter if you feel love, hate or indifference toward them, the Grateful Dead mattered. They were indisputably one of the most important and influential bands in rock history, in part because they defied convention at ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Seth MacFarlane's comedy "Ted 2" fell short of box-office tracking expectations with a $32.9 million launch in theaters this weekend, as "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" continued a close race for No. 1 at ...Read more
DON'T MISS: Fourth of July celebrations -- Here's our big bang theory: Nothing beats watching fireworks live and in person. But if you happen to be welded to the couch this year, television has plenty of "oohs" and "ahs" ...Read more
LONDON (UPI) -- On Saturday, CNN ran an entire segment on the possible sighting of an Islamic State flag at a pride parade in London.
"Just in: ISIS flag spotted at gay pride parade," read a banner stretching across the ...Read more
Have you noticed that the gossip mill has been full of celebrities-caught-cheating stories of late, of varying degrees of veracity? There's Patrick Schwarzenegger's purportedly cheating on Miley Cyrus and vice versa. Chris...Read more
Do you like surprises? Some find the anticipation sweeter than what follows, while others can't stand not knowing what's going to happen. Our relationship with the tension caused by anticipation will be highlighted today...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Apple's biggest rival when it launches its $10-a-month streaming music service on Tuesday might not be Spotify or Tidal, but piracy.
About a fifth of Internet users around the world continue to regularly ...Read more
Discovery Communications has scored the European television rights to four Olympic Games starting in 2018, the company announced Monday.
The $1.45 billion deal gives Discovery the rights to the games across every TV ...Read more
A Woman to BlameVincent Panettiere
A thoroughbred race horse collapses and dies after finishing last in a race he was favored to win. Hours later the stallion's trainer, a young woman with a promising career, is found dead on a suburban Chicago beach. The police draw a facile solution - murder-suicide. A woman to blame? Mike ...
Neil Young & the Promise of the Real
"The Monsanto Years"
Neil Young follows his muse, or in this case, his rage. "The Monsanto Years" is an album-length rant recorded with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and ...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The VW buses were supplanted by Ubers. Marijuana was more often vaporized than burned. And bright iPhone screens replaced Bic lighters during "Morning Dew." But the music was nearly the same: the ...Read more
By the time the BET Awards went live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live on Sunday night, more than 150,000 fans had already gotten a taste of the event through the network's four-day BET Experience.
Launched in 2012 ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The secret to a happy marriage and family is to do everything backward, says actress Mary McDonnell.
The star of TNT's "Major Crimes," may be by-the-book as Capt. Sharon Raydor, chief of L.A.'s major crimes...Read more
For decades, gay and lesbians didn't exist in film and television. It wasn't a matter of censorship; writers, filmmakers and studio executives knew not to showcase these characters if they wanted to earn a paycheck.
Then ...Read more
Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right, for ... listening to your favorite summer songs.
Independence Day weekend is just around the corner, which marks the ...Read more
I think I speak for everyone when I say that television has ignored the dramatic potential of the rogue American zoologist for far too long.
Mercifully, just such a man anchors the new CBS series "Zoo," which debuts ...Read more
From Seth MacFarlane's perspective, getting NFL star Tom Brady to do a cameo in "Ted 2" was a no-brainer, the casting equivalent of having a receiver wide open in the end zone.
Early in the process of writing the comedy ...Read more
There was cause for concern: Channing Tatum wanted to rock dad-bod.
Perhaps sporting a spare tire would be an acceptable creative decision for the lead of a Judd Apatow comedy. But this was "Magic Mike XXL," the second ...Read more
"The Seven Good Years: A Memoir" by Etgar Keret; Riverhead (172 pages, $26.95)
If I could get you to read one writer, it would be Etgar Keret.
His impossible blend of humor and tragedy, cynicism and empathy as well as ...Read more
NEW YORK -- How does it feel seeing your life pass before your eyes in a documentary?
"Very strange," admitted Larry Kramer, his plaintive voice a shadow of the nasal bullhorn that excoriated New York Mayor Ed Koch and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- More often than not, awards shows work to keep the outside world outside, their objective to create a kind of safe space for the self-absorption that keeps Hollywood running.
Not the BET Awards.
Broadcast ...Read more