| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:02 PM
A year ago, word went out that Rupert Murdoch was looking to buy this newspaper. Reaction was swift, strong and all over the map.
Some envisioned the father of Fox News turning The Times into another partisan mouthpiece. Others fretted over Murdoch's...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before wondering why I'm not off today.
The Skinny: Tough day for my teams Sunday as the Redskins and Tigers took it on the chin. Hopefully the Dodgers lineup will at least wake up Monday night. Also, no "Walking Dead" or "Good Wife"...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:20 AM
After the coffee. Before rooting for the Tigers to beat the A's.
The Skinny: How do the St. Louis Cardinals do it? Every year they are in the running. That is some smart management and the Dodgers will have their work cut out for them. Thursday's...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:59 PM
FXX may be the home of the comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," but Exxon isn't laughing about the new cable network's logo.
The oil giant has filed suit in Houston claiming that the "FXX" logo rips off the trademarked Exxon brand. Both logos...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School.
Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In a dramatic shake-up that took Hollywood by surprise, NBCUniversal has shuffled its executive ranks by forcing out film Chairman Adam Fogelson and shifting Universal Studios President Ron Meyer — the industry's longest-serving studio chief —...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"I think it's time for ESPN to get a little competition, don't you?"
That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of Fox...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Despite calls for a la carte cable television packages, allowing consumers to pick and choose the channels they want, the media industry's system of selling large bundles of channels will not end soon.
"A la carte is a fantasy," 21st Century Fox Chief...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has closed on his purchase of the Moraga Vineyards estate in the hills above Bel-Air for a tidy $28.8 million.
The 82-year-old chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox acquired the picturesque property from...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Unshackled from its publishing properties, Rupert Murdoch's pared-down entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, generated higher fiscal fourth-quarter profit and revenue.
Murdoch's former News Corp. empire divided on June 28 into two separately traded...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out when to sneak a nap.
The Skinny: I worked from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Monday so I'm very groggy this morning. You can thank me later for making sure no one missed one minute of the craziness between Time Warner...