| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame.
"He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones,...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Margo Martindale leans conspiratorially toward Beau Bridges on a love seat in an sparse second-story lounge at CBS Studios in the San Fernando Valley.
"Where are you in 'Masters of Sex'?" she asks.
Bridges' jaw drops, and his trademark bushy...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Directors Guild of America and the group representing the major Hollywood studios have agreed to begin contract negotiations next month, nearly seven months before the expiration of the current agreement.
The DGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:01 PM
He loves Scotch, his apartment smells of rich mahogany and, as he will tell you himself, he's kind of a big deal.
Apparently Dodge agrees. Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy character, the total buffoon of a newsman from the 2004 hit "Anchorman: The Legend of...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Following the success of shows as disparate as "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Scandal," our nation's capital has become the thrilling center of the universe, and politics has become the new police precinct. Two of the more anticipated shows of this...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Screenwriters who once viewed television as inferior to the big screen increasingly are giving the small screen more props. That's one of the key takeaways from a survey by the Writers Guild of America, East, which polled about 20% of its 4,000 members...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early in the new season of "Homeland," which premieres Sunday on Showtime, Saul Berenson sits with a tumbler of whiskey in his hand and a defeated look on his face.
"I'm not temperamentally suited to the job," says the veteran...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine.
Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The Writers Guild of America might think of “All in the Family” as the second-greatest sitcom of all time, after “Seinfeld,” but were he alive today, Richard Nixon would almost certainly disagree.
As “Our Nixon,” a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Peacock Productions, the NBCU-owned company embroiled in a labor dispute with the Writers Guild of America, fired back at the union on Tuesday.
Writers from "Saturday Night Live" and many other shows on the NBC and USA networks this week wrote a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before the New York Times comes back online.
The Skinny: Anyone reading "Gone Girl"? I'm apparently late to the psychopathic party. Another reading recommendation: A deep interview with Paul DePodesta, of "Moneyball" fame, on the...