1. MUSIC IN SCHOOLS The bottom line is, if we want better popular music, more people have to know how to play it. Speak with famous musicians, and you'll be stunned how many started in the school…
To find out how discombobulated the videogame industry is these days, ask gamemakers what they think of their business. You'll set off feelings of exuberance over how many people are playing, thanks…
Pity us parents during the winter flu season. As if the usual viruses perpetually afflicting our children this time of year weren't bad enough, Walt Disney Co. has decided to inflict a whole new…
From Truman Capote to Lancaster Dodd, Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn't afraid to go dark and deep over the course of his extraordinary film career.
Dear President Obama: You might not realize this, but ever since it was announced that Bill O'Reilly would interview you again on Super Bowl Sunday, he's been strategizing – sometimes on air – about…
Showbiz's impact on politics usually ends at the surface: The red carpet is rolled out each year for the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, a celebrity draws publicity to a vague cause by…
Vince Gilligan, you’ve just capped off your show with overwhelming acclaim and the highest ratings in its history. And since a trip to Disneyland wasn’t on the table, how about a mini-media tour? In…
No matter how many next-day TV ratings stories I write, I'm still the embodiment of the headache networks and advertisers suffer from these days.
Recent industry goodwill toward Affleck has not induced a state of public amnesia about his acting career.
Inside these two overblown tentpoles are smaller, funnier movies struggling to get out.
We need a reset in the music business. We need it to be about the tunes, we need to get rid of the corporations, players need to believe in themselves. And take us on a heretofore unseen journey. Not…