September 8, 2007
Renewed: Showtime has ordered 12 more episodes of its freshman series "Californication," starring David Duchovny, to air next summer. -- Guest star: Edie Falco, former costar of "The Sopranos," will appear in three episodes of NBC's "30 Rock" next season.-- New song: Quincy Jones and Siedah Garrett have written a new song, "I Know I Can," for the opening of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai on Oct. 2.
April 15, 2000
Glen Ballard, producer of No Doubt's new album, co-wrote the Michael Jackson hit "Man in the Mirror" with Siedah Garrett, not with Jackson ("New Doubt," by Randy Lewis, April 13). Also, I must quarrel with Robert Hilburn's contention that Whitney Houston "will always be known as [Clive] Davis' most important signing" ("On Davis' Night, All Eyes on Whitney," April 12). This is an opinion, not a fact. And it's my opinion that other artists signed by Clive, such as Laura Nyro, Patti Smith and Janis Joplin, will be considered in years to come as having made more significant contributions to American popular music than Houston.
May 8, 1995 |
"Divas: Simply Singing," the benefit concert Saturday night at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, was mostly entertaining and often quite moving. But things did drag at times. If trimmed from 3-hours-plus to around 2 1/2 hours, the whole affair would have moved up a notch--from very good to excellent.
May 4, 2011
The Early Show Author Candace Bushnell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Author Shania Twain; Christy Turlington; chef Mark Bittman; Teresa Giudice. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Author Bob Greene. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly John Krasinski; Maggie Q; young basketball player KJ Farfan. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Dick Van Dyke; La La Vasquez; Carmelo Anthony. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Health benefits of cold temperatures; hypothermia. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Estelle Harris; Patricia Richardson; Marion Ross; a woman helps female former inmates.
April 11, 1997 |
Television as passive entertainment is often contrasted with the involving immediacy of live performance, but there are occasions when what's on the small screen makes an impact that transcends emotional remove. That's the case in tonight's USA Network special, "It Just Takes One," an unexpectedly strong mix of the arts and commentary exploring hate, featuring appearances by Savion Glover, Edward James Olmos, Malik Yoba, Dennis Franz and many others.
July 23, 1987 |
We waited five years for this ? Michael Jackson's "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," the first single from his upcoming album, "Bad," is a disappointment--and not just because he's coming off the biggest-selling album of all time. With 1982's "Thriller," Jackson became the most celebrated pop performer since the Beatles, issuing a series of bold, striking hits, including "Billie Jean" and "Beat It."