'They're still kids': Child actors, Minnesota roots and Hollywood pitfalls

'They're still kids': Child actors, Minnesota roots and Hollywood pitfalls

Showbiz is more glamorous – and treacherous – than a typical Minnesota childhood.

Can TV be good for your mental health? This therapist thinks so

September 23
Watching television can feel like therapy, thanks to all the idiosyncratic characters on today's niche shows.

Home video review: Fear runs deep in 'The Shallows'

September 24
Home video review: Fear runs deep in 'The Shallows'
"Jaws" gets a heart-stopping homage in "The Shallows," a nifty little thriller that latches on as ruthlessly as its great white antagonist and refuses to let go.
TV & Media
September 26

What Marvel's canceling of 'Nighthawk' means for superheroes of color

What do we want from comic books’ superheroes of color? That’s a question I asked myself after Marvel canceled “Nighthawk,” a dark and gritty Chicago-based…
TV & Media
September 26

TV talk-show highlights Sept. 27

MORNING7 a.m.Good Morning America Actors Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell. (KSTP, Ch. 5)9 a.m.Live With Kelly Josh Groban is guest co-host;…
TV & Media
September 26

TV picks for Sept. 27: 'Drunk History,' 'Aftermath,' 'Frontline'

The grown-up perspectiveIt's easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles drowning out policy talk in this political season, but if anyone can…
TV & Media
September 25

TV picks for Sept. 26: 'Transparent,' presidental debate, 'Seth Meyers'

Hey, now!There may not seem to be much in common between Hank Kingsley and Maura Pfefferman, the best-known roles in Jeffrey Tambor's canon, but the…
TV & Media
September 25

Pop culture Q&A: Skip Bayless skips to Fox

Q: I watched the show called "First Take" and I was wondering what happened to the guy that was on. I think his name was…
TV & Media
September 24

5 child actors from Minnesota who made a splash

You don’t have to be born in the shadow of the Hollywood sign to make an impact on the screen. 1. Judy Garland Hometown: Grand…
Celebrities
September 24

Hillary Clinton's 'Between Two Ferns' episode viewed 30M times in 24 hours

"I really regret doing this," Hillary Clinton says in a recent episode of "Between Two Ferns." It has proven to be one of the most popular installments of the Funny or Die comedy video website yet.
TV & Media
September 24

TV picks for Sept. 25-29: Osgood says farewell, 'Transparent' returns, 'Frontline' on the election

Charles in charge The end of Charles Osgood’s 22-year run at “CBS Sunday Morning” may not be as significant as Charles Kuralt’s tenure on…
TV & Media
September 23

Stocks move lower as energy, technology stocks fall

U.S. stock indexes closed moderately lower on Friday following three days of gains. Several technology stocks traded heavily, including Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook. Energy stocks fell along with a steep decline in the price of oil.
TV & Media
September 23

TV picks for Sept. 24-25: Charles Osgood, 'Once Upon a Time,' Frank Darabont

Charles in charge The end of Charles Osgood’s 22-year run at “CBS Sunday Morning” may not be as significant as Charles Kuralt’s tenure on…
TV & Media
September 23

Say it loud: Marvel series 'Luke Cage' is black and it's proud

Of all of Marvel's current and upcoming Netflix series, "Luke Cage" was the one that required the most reinvention.
TV & Media
September 23

Sound Advice: Powered speakers are convenient, but look elsewhere for great sound

Q: I want to play music from my laptop and phones. The room is small to medium-sized, and I'm trying to get the most bang…
TV & Media
September 23

TV picks for Sept. 23-25: 'Exorcist,' 'MacGyver,' Springsteen, 'Simpsons'

The devil inside Evil still lurks in the hearts of children in “The Exorcist,” a reboot of the classic film that benefits from a…
TV & Media
September 21

TV picks for Sept. 22: 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Pitch,' 'Notorious'

Rookie of the year The most likely breakout star of the new network season is Prior Lake’s Kylie Bunbury. As star of “Pitch,” a…
TV & Media
September 21

Talk show highlights for Thu., Sept. 22

7 a.m. Today Idina Menzel, Kate Winslet, James Spader. (KARE, Ch. 11) Good Morning America Juliette Lewis. (KSTP, Ch. 5) 8 a.m.
TV & Media
September 21

Nielsen ratings for Sept. 12-18: Vikings lead the way; 'Now You See Me 2' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Sept. 12-18 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
September 20

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 21: 'Lethal Weapon,' 'Empire,' 'Law & Order: SVU'

Reloading the weapon The stature of the “Lethal Weapon” franchise was already diminished by a progressively insipid series of sequels and Mel Gibson’s off-screen behavior,…
TV & Media
September 20

Comcast plans to launch wireless service next year

Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service roughly in the middle of next year, although it would be limited to areas of the country where it's a cable provider.
TV & Media
September 20

Burnsville's Cedric Yarbrough ready to leave you 'Speechless' on new ABC show

Burnsville native Cedric Yarbrough's L.A. gamble finally pays off with a performance that's leaving critics "Speechless."
TV & Media
September 19

Top TV pick: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' returns for a fourth season

The odd couple"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has featured one of TV's most finely tuned assembles since the beginning, but it's still great fun to see the…

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