| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
To honor, or dishonor, the 16th and final season of the Bowl Championship Series, here are 16 questions and answers as college football opens 2013:
1. How soon does USC Coach Lane Kiffin need to decide on a quarterback?
Answer: Sept. 21. Penn & Teller...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Is Google ready for some football?
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Silicon Valley this week and that's all it took to get tongues wagging that the Internet search giant and parent of YouTube is eager to get a piece of the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Hulu divorce has been called off.
After months of fielding offers from would-be buyers for the popular online video site, owners 21st Century Fox Inc., Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal decided Friday to cancel the sale.
Instead, they said, they...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how early to sneak out today.
The Skinny: Isn't it so nice when Wednesday feels like Friday? Most of this town already seems to have headed out the door. Wednesday's headlines include the July 4 box office preview,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Some of the nation's biggest pay-TV distributors are seeking to secure so-called over-the-top, or OTT, rights from programmers, according to several industry executives.
The efforts, if successful, could ultimately clear the way for the demise of the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:27 AM
After the coffee. Before going for Dwight Howard's job at the Lakers.
The Skinny: Spent the weekend watching some of season one of "The Sopranos." Forgot how great that show was. Monday's headlines include the box office recap and a look at "The Lone...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:40 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to run for office in New York.
The Skinny: I'm pretty sure I have fewer skeletons in my closet than either Anthony Weiner or Eliot Spitzer so maybe I should throw my hat in the ring to be the next Manhattan...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how to come back as a house cat in my next life.
The Skinny: I now am one of those people who no longer has a home phone. It feels a little weird even though I never used it and didn't even know the number. Will...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:31 PM
For a locally based business, babies and moms come first -- on TV and online.
BabyFirst, a TV channel dedicated to mothers and children, has recently become a $1.99 a month premium channel on YouTube, and the Century City-based company intends to get...
| Jan 29, 2013
Just as Time Warner Cable has cut a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a new baseball channel, which could add $5 to customers' bills regardless of whether they watch the channel, the company is jacking up rates for nearly all its other TV services....