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Dexter: A New Season of Blood and Guts

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The killer we hate to love is back with enough excitement and strange adventures to keep us totally entertained for another season.

Google as a "TV Guide" -- Powering Consumption of Television Programming Through Search, Display and Program Streaming

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Google is playing an increasing important role as a paid media platform for entertainment companies seeking bigger viewerships and cable subscript...

Showtime Eyes Stephen A. Smith Late Night Show

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As if late-night television wasn't competitive enough, now Showtime wants into the late-night game. The pay cable channel, which has found critical...

The Unreal L Word

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

The Real L Word may reflect today's anything-goes philosophy, but as a meaningful dialogue about gay issues, tolerance, and human rights, it falls way short.

My Friend Jay Died Monday...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

Jay Larkin was a legend in boxing, a gentleman and a Brooklyn native with a killer instinct and business savvy that, as he put it, made Showtime a strong Avis to HBO's Hertz.

The Big C: A Comedy About Cancer?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

What makes the show appealing is the snappy and in some cases ironic dialogue. It also helps that these lines are delivered by a superbly talented cast.

Celebrities Are Not Attractive

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

Having spent the majority of my adult life in New York City and Los Angeles, I have a different view of celebrities than a lot of other people.

O Henry: In Defense of Henry VIII

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Henry really got a bad rap. With all the crazy women he had to deal with, plus the stress of running a kingdom, I think he handled himself pretty well.

"Dad's in Heaven with Nixon" - a Documentary About Autism and Bipolar Disease

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Every family has a story. In Tom Murray's documentary, Dad's in Heaven With Nixon, narrative threads are woven together to create impressions and nuances. Patterns are revealed, facts emerge, truths are laid bare.

Fox News and Its Fans Blasted on New Showtime Show (VIDEO)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


The L Word Creator Launches The Real L Word

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tanya Jo Miller

In this interview, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken talks about her journey from discounting fans' online chatter to understanding how integral that online activity was to the show's success.

The L Word Gets Real

Jamie Wetherbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Wetherbe

It's slim pickings when it comes to lesbians on reality TV. But come June, Ilene Chaiken, executive producer of The L Word, is making her scripted show a reality.

From Gods And Monsters and Quiet Riot to Tina Turner and Citizens Of The World: A Conversation With Spencer Proffer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Spencer Proffer is considered a leader in entertainment, pioneering media integrations before it was fashionable to do so.

Why Nurse Jackie Matters So Much

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This show is realer than reality TV because it concerns things that can - and do - happen to real people, and the actors inhabit these roles as authentically as possible.

Paul Provenza Is Tearing Apart the Fabric of America

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Provenza is a standup veteran and actor; now he's brought the filth that comedians spew to America's bookshelves with !Satiristas!. Will his witty propaganda ever be stopped?

Satiristas and the State of Comedy

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

In this age of lame-ass comedy colleges, it reinforced faith to see comedian Doug Stanhope take the path of most resistance on stage at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.

'The Hills Have Thighs' Director: Channels Showed Porn, Not My Movie!

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former South Carolina lawmaker is suing cable TV channels HBO and Showtime, claiming they promoted his low-budget comedy abou...

UK Man Guilty of "Menacing Electronic Communication"

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Careful what you tweet -- someone with a badge may be listening. Just ask the Briton who threatened to blow up Robin Hood airport on Twitter because he was upset about flight delays.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

A Rising Star to Watch: Brandon Ruckdashel

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Jeff Rivera is an entertainment reporter who blogs about young Hollywood celebrities . He is also the author of the novel, Forever My Lady(Grand ...

Love in a Time of HIV: A Documentary

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

The film explores three separate histories. As Jones wrote me via e-mail, "We wanted to look at the subject of HIV/AIDS in the light of people living with it, rather than dying from it."

Bush Follies Brought Tudors to Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Surveying some of Broadway's best offerings over the last couple years, one common storyline jumps out. King Henry VIII and all of the Tudors-related atrocities have seen a prominent revival.

David Letterman, Sons of Anarchy, Grey's Anatomy, Dexter: Random Reflections on the Opening Weeks of the Fall TV Season

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

The most-improved broadcast series of the new season is Grey's Anatomy, and the most improved on basic cable is FX's gritty, riveting Sons of Anarchy.

Brooke Magnanti, Anonymous Blogger, Revealed: British Scientist Is Belle De Jour, Former Prostitute

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A British scientist says she is Belle de Jour, the anonymous blogger whose accounts of life as a call girl were turned into books and a...

This Show Doesn't Suck

Joel Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Stein

Once a year a network turns down a pilot that seems like a huge mistake to me. This year that show was Ronna and Bev, on Showtime. It's a weird show by two very Jewish women.