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A Chat with Jim Piddock about HBO's Binge-worthy Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

This documentary-style, comedy series was conjured up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock (as it happens, both history buffs) over a lunch spent discussing Guest's dabbling in the world of genealogy.

The Day I Almost Quit Acting, From Jane Lynch (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

It took actress Jane Lynch 15 years of professional acting to finally get her big break. She chatted with me on this episode of Mondays With Marlo abo...

Aisle View: Jane Lynch Takes Annie

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The answer, in a word, is: a lot. The question being, how much does Jane Lynch -- the antagonistic cheerleader coach of Glee -- add to the heretofore sleepy revival of Annie at the Palace?

Why I Couldn't Stop Watching The Westminster Dog Show

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

It's been more than a week since Banana Joe, a coiffed and plucked Affenpinscher, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. I am not usually a dog show follower, but I had a wet cold last week and spent evenings on the couch with a box of tissues and the remote control.

Meet America's Top Dog

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.14.2013 | Good News

NEW YORK -- Banana Joe is very appealing, in any language. The little affenpinscher with a monkey face added to his world of success Tuesday night, w...

The Wonderful Faces of Westminster

Posted 04.10.2013 | MarloThomas

Every year, a spectacular array of events take place in Madison Square Garden in New York City. But in February, there is one event that simply stands...

PHOTOS: Winners Of The 2012 National Dog Show

Posted 11.26.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Laura Cross: This win is one for the history books. For the second year in a row, a Wire Fox Terrier won the coveted Best in Sh...

An End to "Found Footage" Films -- Please!

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm declaring a moratorium on the "found footage" mock documentary. And, while we're at it, how about the same thing for movies shot to look like they're hand-held documentaries, even when they're just fiction films?

Who Was 'Westminster Kennel Club' Best In Show?

Posted 04.15.2012 | TV

Proving that you don't have to be the biggest dog to be the most impressive, it was a Pekingese that took the top prize at "The 136th Annual Westminst...

Best In Show Winner Declared

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

NEW YORK — A bobbing little pompom put on a peak performance at the Westminster Kennel Club. Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with best in sho...

Which Breeds Won Big At The Westminster Dog Show?

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

NEW YORK — Wobbling the whole way, a people-pleasing Pekingese made quite a walk down the green carpet at Madison Square Garden. A Dalmatian an...

Jane Lynch: Blast From The Past

Posted 11.14.2011 | Celebrity

Before she was the too cool for school cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on "Glee," Jane Lynch was the queen of a different sort of competitive circuit...

Karen Lefrak And Her Champion Poodles

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Karen's newest children's book, "Best in Show," teaches children what it takes to raise a champion show dog. It's a great book for any child who loves pets.

Great Scott! A New Breed Is on Top Thanks to Westminster!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Introducing Hickory, the 135th Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and arguably the most famous Scottish Deerhound in the world.

The Irrationality of Love and Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when the United States Supreme Court ruled on Jacobellis v. Ohio, Associate Justice Potter Stewart gained fame for his description of obscen...

No Respect for Golden Retrievers at the Westminster Dog Show

Ann Liguori | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ann Liguori

The Westminster Dog Show is grand enough, old enough and popular enough to show some respect for one of the top breeds in the country -- Golden Retrievers!

Best In Show!

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

(AP) NEW YORK -- The good girl is getting a treat. Westminster Kennel Club winner Hickory will enjoy a steak lunch at Sardi's restaurant on Wednesday...

Which Famous Director Created The Controversial Groupon Ad?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Well, they got the social faux pas they paid for... Groupon, the social network-powered group discount buying site, aired a controversial ad during t...

Lucky Beams with Terrier Pride for this Year's Best in Show!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wendy Diamond

Scottish Terrier, Sadie, takes home top prize of the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Star-Spanieled Banner

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

What a triumphant week for Spaniels! New York City has morphed into Spaniel City as we witness two major Spaniel spectacles the week of St. Valentine.

Stump, the Geezer -- A Shaggy Dog Tale

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

Geezers of America, rejoice. There's a new icon for you and his name is Stump -- Stump, the Dog, and he has validated your remarkable status.

Scenes From The Westminster Dog Show (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a triumphant comeback, a Sussex spaniel named Stump came out of retirement to win "Best in Show" at the annual Westminster Dog Show. Stump is 10 y...

Stump, Sussex Spaniel, Wins Westminster Dog Show 2009 (SLIDESHOW)

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Having just turned 10, a Sussex spaniel called Stump became the oldest best in show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club, ending his reti...