September 10, 2013 |
Arsenio Hall, who was on the cover of Time magazine in 1989 ("TV's hip host grabs the post-Carson generation"), returned to the air Monday night for an indefinite run as the host of a revived "The Arsenio Hall Show. " (It should be said right off that the Tribune Co., of which this paper is a property, is a co-producer of the series.) "Leave it to the first black late-night host to take 19 years off work," said Hall, "and come back here and expect my job to still be waiting for me. " If it was not a stunning return to form -- the original show was a cultural landmark over its five-year run, the place where candidate Bill Clinton famously donned a pair of sunglasses and blew a couple of choruses of "Heartbreak Hotel" -- it was, in any case, a return.
September 9, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before the Redskins hopefully beat the Eagles. The Skinny: As a Redskins fan, I was rooting for both the Giants and Cowboys to lose last night and it seemed like for a while they both tried to do that. But alas, in the end the Giants wanted to lose more. Now it's time to see if Robert Griffin III's knee can hold up. Monday's roundup includes a look at the weekend box office, a profile of MGM, previews of Arsenio Hall's return to late night, and Bruno Mars gets the call to play the Super Bowl.
September 8, 2013 |
Veteran reporter Charlie Rose announced Sunday that he had secured a highly coveted scoop: He interviewed Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus. Later, from Beirut, Rose discussed aspects of the interview on CBS' "Face the Nation. " The interview will run in its entirety Monday night on the "Charlie Rose" show on PBS. The world's attention is keenly focused on the perilous situation in Syria, particularly now that Assad has been accused of using chemical weapons against his own people.
September 6, 2013 |
Decked out in a blue blazer and stylish white hat, he bounded onto the ballroom stage at the Beverly Hilton as if he could barely contain himself, beaming at the audience of TV journalists from around the country. After being almost off the showbiz grid for much of the last 19 years, Arsenio Hall was clearly thrilled to be back in the spotlight, touting his new nightly show that marks his reentry into the late-night talk-show arena, which he once turned upside down with an electric mix of hot music, comedy and banter geared to younger viewers craving a hip alternative to Johnny Carson.
July 29, 2013 |
For Arsenio Hall, revisiting the talk show circuit after a nearly 20-year absence, comes with at least two caveats for the Dog Pound looking to get reacquainted with their ol' late night pal: less hair, littler shoulder pads. "It's kind of the same Arsenio you know," Hall joked while promoting his upcoming late-night talker, "The Arsenio Hall Show," Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. Hall made a splash on the late-night arena in the late '80s and early '90s, with his hit syndicated talk show, bringing a new voice to the scene and creating memorable moments along the way (he cites Magic Johnson's revealing he had HIV, and then-presidential hopeful Bill Clinton playing the saxophone as his most personally memorable shows)
August 9, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 5 - 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Director Spike Lee; Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from the Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America OneRepublic performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly Colbie Caillat performs.