Los Angeles Times

Scott Collins

Writer

Scott Collins is a former staff reporter for the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times. He joined the staff in 2004 after previous stints at the Hollywood Reporter and Inside.com. Author of the book “Crazy Like a Fox: The Inside Story of How Fox News Beat CNN,” he is a frequent pop-culture expert on national TV, radio shows and industry panels. He left The Times in 2016. 

Recent Articles

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    'Damien's' Barbara Hershey has grown up in front of a camera

    An actor has to be brave to play someone who mentors the anti-Christ. But then Barbara Hershey has never shied away from risk. In the 1970s, she was the living embodiment of 1970s hippie chic, catching flak for temporarily changing her name to "Seagull" before going on to wide acclaim in movies...

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    'American Idol' became a big star, but now it has been voted off

    In the summer of 2002, a new singing contest with a distinctly patriotic title premiered on Fox with little fanfare. "American Idol" took the worn format of the talent search and within months became an unstoppable force, vaulting to the top of the Nielsen ratings by its second season. The show's...

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