August 3, 2012 |
Would the struggling "American Idol" show be more fun if the judges' onstage Coke cups were replaced with pimp cups filled with gin and juice? Snoop Lion -- the reggae singer who until very recently was known as the rap god Snoop Dogg -- suggested in an interview with Huffington Post that he's tossing his hat in to fill the departing Steven Tyler's seat on the show's judging panel. At a New York press volley introducing himself to the media in his new incarnation, he said that after learning of Mariah Carey's reported $18-million payday to join the judging panel, he wanted to bring a little irie to "Idol.
May 9, 2012 |
The Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" will end its run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York on May 20, organizers announced this week. The musical, which currently stars pop singer Nick Jonas, will have played 473 regular performances by the time it closes. "How to Succeed" has been a profitable production, recouping its initial $9-million investment in December, according to organizers. But the musical recently has seen its box-office fortunes decline.
April 5, 2010
The Early Show Tiger Woods. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Tori Spelling. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Tori Spelling. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View A day of hot topics. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Martha Stewart Show (N) 2 p.m. KNBC The Bonnie Hunt Show Kathryn Morris; Troy Dunn ("The Locator")
April 3, 2010 |
"Good Luck Charlie," a new Disney Channel sitcom premiering Sunday, differs from other Disney Channel sitcoms in that, although the focus is reliably on the teen and preteen members of its cast, it is a family comedy. That is to say, the adults are less marginal to the action than they usually are in these things, though no less confused and ineffectual. In t(w)een TV, the kids always take care of the kids. That notion is built into the very premise of the show. Because Dad and Mom (Eric Allan Kramer and Leigh-Allyn Baker)
March 27, 2010 |
Has there ever been a better moment for tween girls? "Hannah Montana" and "Wizards of Waverly Place" reign on the Disney Channel. Tween idol Taylor Swift rules the radio. There are even tween girls in the White House. Since mega-successes like "High School Musical," Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers showed execs the way, pop culture has been flooded with tween girl entertainment. And yet another promising series about a cool teen girl, "Victorious," debuts on Nickelodeon on Saturday. But what about the boys?
January 24, 2010
Pop & Jazz Previews by August Brown (A.B.) and Reed Johnson (R.J.) Year Long Disaster With an album title like "Black Magic: All Mysteries Revealed" you'd expect this power trio to sound like Celtic Frost meets Procol Harum. But instead they deliver druggy, pummeling scuzz rock of the highest order (A.B.) Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Mon. Free. www.clubspaceland.com Nick Jonas & the Administration Enlisting a good swath of Prince's backing band might have been the best move the young Jonas could have made for his second -- and decidedly more adult -- solo venture.