| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in.
On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Oscar balloting ended Tuesday, which means two things: (1) Academy members no longer have to feel guilty about not watching that "12 Years a Slave" screener, and (2) it's time to gather The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists together for one last powwow...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
MSNBC host Ronan Farrow says reporters can ask him anything, because he doesn't put restrictions on interviews.
The 26-year-old son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen is denying that he and his team were behind a "tip sheet" designed to bar reporters from...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:18 PM
"Big Fish," the elaborate stage musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie, flopped on Broadway last year, running for fewer than four months before closing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
But this fish isn't dead in the water just yet. The...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, was a giant and genius of television. He came into the medium, in 1949, when it was still molten. He helped shape TV comedy, even as TV, with its new technical demands and advantages, shaped his...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:19 AM
My colleague Joe Flint reported this morning that SportsNet LA, the new channel that the Dodgers own but Time Warner Cable manages, hasn't struck retransmission deals yet with the pay-TV operators serving most Angelenos.
The problem, according to Flint'...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:10 PM
There’s a fair amount of snark online Monday about Jamie Coots, the Pentecostal pastor and reality-TV star who was fatally bitten by a snake he was handling in over-literal adherence to Luke 10:19. ("Behold, I give unto you power to tread on...
| Feb 16, 2014
Re "Art versus scandal," Opinion, Feb. 13
I make no apology for enjoying the work of Woody Allen. Accountability is necessary, but punishment should be restricted to the guilty, without collateral damage.
Any misdeeds of Allen's are a reason to punish...
| Feb 16, 2014
Gossiping publicly about the private lives of well-known people is one of the most popular forms of licensed sadism that our society indulges in. It's permissible to play roughly with the cardboard figures of these people we don't know, to bully them,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Ted Rall's Feb. 6 blog post and cartoon, "Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers," is long on demagoguery and little else. Even the title of the piece misses the mark.
Contrary to what Rall writes, teachers in California's...