| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Veteran character actor Jack McGee, known for his stints on "NYPD Blue" and "Rescue Me," is in a shoe-box-sized room gobbling like a turkey — to the immense pleasure of four grown men.
"Sound a little more defeated," the writers and producers...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Time Warner Cable Inc. and CBS Corp. are playing a high-stakes game of chicken that could leave consumers without access to the most-watched broadcast network, starting Thursday.
The two companies are bickering over a new distribution agreement that...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Many musicians and wannabe stars have enjoyed posting on YouTube their own versions of singer-songwriter Jason Mraz's first international hit, "I'm Yours."
Trouble was, Mraz had no quick and easy way to find those versions and collect royalties. Now...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Elmore Leonard populated his novels with con men, hustlers and killers, with names like Chili, Stick and Ordell. He plunged readers into a sea of urban sleaze, spiking his tales with mordant humor and moral ambivalence.
In stories often set in Detroit...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Two of the world's largest advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group Inc. in New York and Publicis Groupe in Paris -- have agreed to merge into the world's largest agency with a market value that would exceed $35 billion.
The two companies...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Ridley Scott, the director of “Blade Runner” and “Alien,” has signed a deal with the gaming and streaming media website ......
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:53 AM
After the coffee. Before hearing CBS CEO Leslie Moonves talk fall TV.
The Skinny: Saw "Blue Jasmine" over the weekend and though it is a good movie, it's really ultimately not about a woman who loses everything as much as it is about an alcoholic in...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:24 AM
NBC's financial fortunes are perking up, with advertisers agreeing to pay rate increases of 7% to 8% over last year's prices during the annual summer sales bazaar.
In the last few days, NBC executives finished selling their advertising time for the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Julie O'Malley has a message for Time Warner Cable and CBS.
"Stop being greedy ... and stop holding customers hostage," the Los Angeles resident said after the signal for KCBS-TV Channel 2 went dark Friday. "What is wrong with you people?"