Apr 16, 2012 1:18PM ET
For the first time in 16 years, it appears ABC's Good Morning America may have finally beaten NBC's The Today Show in weekly ratings, but it wasn't the during the Katie Couric-Sarah Palin death-match. The New York Times's Brian Stelter credits the inimitable Sherri Shepherd, a member of The View's day-time debating panel.
Apr 16, 2012 12:11PM ET
Today in books: There are more than fifty shades of grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey headlines; we're still awaiting the news of the inevitable Fox Mole book deal; and the most awful short sentence is not that terrible. Really.
Apr 16, 2012 11:50AM ET
Amidst all the big prestige cable shows currently clogging up Sunday (plus Once Upon a Time), it can be all too easy to forget another gem on the end-of-weekend lineup, CBS' sharp and surprising The Good Wife.
Apr 16, 2012 10:19AM ET
Today: Royals are acting criminally, Tiki Barber hits a marital snag, and Nicki storms off the internet.
Apr 16, 2012 10:14AM ET
This must've sounded edgy to Tina Brown: Get Katie Roiphe (the Katie Roiphe) to write about 50 Shades of Grey for a Newsweek cover story and watch the media pull out their hair and keel over. Unfortunately, everyone's too busy laughing to be outraged.
Apr 16, 2012 9:33AM ET
Sunday's Mad Men brought us a return of the Pete Campbell we all know and used to despise. And it was somewhat beauteous, in a horrors-of-domesticity sort of way.
Apr 15, 2012 3:00PM ET
Welcome back to Box Office Report, where we hold a butter-substitute-coated finger to the wind and take a reading on America's moviegoing habits.
Apr 15, 2012 12:50PM ET
Steven Spielberg made a cameo on last night's Saturday Night Live -- and brought with him one of his most enjoyable films in years.
Apr 13, 2012 6:15PM ET
Disney gives a blog to a dog, Nancy Meyers and Tina Fey are looking for an old man, and Pauly D is very very rich.
Apr 13, 2012 6:14PM ET
After a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Apr 13, 2012 5:54PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Apr 13, 2012 4:52PM ET
Normally, we would applaud The New York Times for stripping away the veneer of public appearances and showing what's really going on, but when it comes to revealing the hand controlling Kermit the Frog, it's kind of a buzz kill.
Apr 13, 2012 4:41PM ET
The NBA in Sacramento looks unlikely, Rick Santorum talks up his fantasy baseball team, and Londoners worry long airport lines will ruin the Olympics.
Apr 13, 2012 4:17PM ET
There are stats to back up the fact that a majority of engaged women want to drop as much as 20 pounds before they walk down the aisle. But there's a newer, more disturbing ante-up at work. Pre-wedding diets have become extreme.
Apr 13, 2012 4:06PM ET
This is as official as it's probably going to get with these two: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, or Brangelina if you must, will be gettin' hitched, though their publicist says there's no hard date, just "a promise for the future."
Apr 13, 2012 3:22PM ET
Players: Mel Gibson, actor who will never live down his DUI incident in 2006; Joe Eszterhas, the screenwriting mastermind who brought you Basic Instinct and Showgirls, who will not let Gibson live down his anti-Semitic comments
Apr 13, 2012 2:51PM ET
Today we review two new sci-fi-ish thrillers, The Cabin in the Woods and Lockout.
Apr 13, 2012 1:43PM ET
The mistakes in Girls are only notable because the show gets so much about the city right, at least the version of the city known to a very particular subset of young New Yorkers.
Apr 13, 2012 1:40PM ET
'Tis the season, apparently. The season for sitting outside in the sun, for long brunches or lunches, and especially, for long, boozy brunches or lunches. The season for day-drinking!
Apr 13, 2012 12:40PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Duel of the Andrew Cuomo biographies, a call to leave Ralph Ellison alone, and science explains why books smell like books.
Apr 13, 2012 11:12AM ET
OK, that was some hot chicanery on American Idol last night, was it not? That was some straight up flimflammery, a scam and a cheat and an ol' run-around. That was a scheme faker than a Jennifer Lopez song. We've been had, America. Hoodwinked and bamboozled.
Apr 13, 2012 10:13AM ET
Beyoncé's very public intimate thank you to Michelle Obama, Michael Ovitz gets snubbed by an X17 captions writer, and Joss Whedon is still tinkering with The Avengers.
Apr 13, 2012 8:44AM ET
The state of Florida finally did what it should have done a month and a half ago and arrested George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Apr 12, 2012 7:47PM ET
Apr 12, 2012 6:33PM ET
Today: Britney Spears is close to a big deal, Christian Slater stumbles again, and some Batman snaps.
Apr 12, 2012 5:58PM ET
The NFL still has a quarterback problem, Dwayne Wade no longer wants to be paid for lending America his prestige, and the New York Jets might not open their doors to everyone and anyone this season.
Apr 12, 2012 4:56PM ET
No one may ever know in which state the Simpsons actually live, and Matt Groening's here to keep it that way after people mistook an answer he gave Smithsonian magazine about the inspiration for Springfield, the world's most generic town.
Apr 12, 2012 3:29PM ET
People are abuzz about the New York Times Magazine profile of Robert Caro, biographer of Lyndon Johnson, which somehow makes exciting the details of the exhaustive research Caro undertook to better understand his subject through the five volume, decades-long project.
Apr 12, 2012 2:44PM ET
I must first admit to some bias. I approached Girls, HBO's new series about the aimless youngs of Brooklyn, with more than a little snide skepticism.
Apr 12, 2012 1:31PM ET
The ironic and rather wonderful thing about banning books is that the act doesn't, actually, do much to keep the books from being read. If anything, it inspires further interest in them, and sometimes sales, too.