On a recent visit to Barcelona, Spain, my local translator, who told me he was becoming increasingly interested in physics as he listened to my responses to reporters' questions, commented that he couldn't believe the biggest advances in my field will come not from America but from Europe -- for him, an unexpected turn.
In the first days of September 2001, I was engaged in the enviable task of shopping for a dress to wear to the Emmys. The TV comedy I often performed on, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," was nominated for two awards, and all I could think about was walking down the red carpet (and all the ex-boyfriends who might happen to be watching).
Using a familiar, friendly forum, White House adviser Elizabeth Warren went on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to criticize a congressional effort to delay and weaken the consumer bureau created by Wall Street reform.
Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will hold the "Rally to Restore Sanity" and the "March to Keep Fear Alive" on the National Mall on Saturday, with thousands expected to flood in from across the country.
Barack Obama is no stranger to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," having appeared there four times as senator between 2005 and 2008. But Obama's widely promoted visit tonight (11 ET, Comedy Central), in the midst of a weeklong "Daily Show" encampment in Washington, is the first time a sitting president has appeared on that late-night cable show.
Thursday evening and the line outside Israel's Channel 2 production facility is getting longer. Dozens of eager fans are waiting to enter the studio for the season finale taping of, "Eretz Nehederet," or "What a Wonderful Country."
Holiday gatherings can be rough. You have a sneaking suspicion Uncle Joe is going to have a drink or five too many, and you're still wincing about that great gift your brother's girlfriend gave you last year, when you didn't get her a thing.
Saturday Night Live isn't the only brand boosted by Tina Fey's Sarah Palin routines. If you're one of the millions who's watched those skits online within a week of their original broadcast, chances are you've seen them at Hulu.com. It's a big moment for the free video site.
Most folks don't get the tech-writer thing. Yes, you're obligated to return the gadgets you review, but honestly, you usually wouldn't want to keep them. Eventually, all that tech stuff just piles up, and the office begins to look like Best Buy at the tail end of a bad post-holiday sale.
In the saga of his love life that he weaves as a bedtime story for his preteen daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin), in "Definitely, Maybe," Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) sounds like a man from Hope as he recounts the good old days of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.
The writers who make up the words for most of the movies and television shows produced in the United States will be walking picket lines Monday morning outside of major studios in New York and Los Angeles as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has launched a strike against producers.
Viacom is set to unveil a Web site that will include about 13,000 video clips of its popular "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," representing every minute of the show since its 1999 inception, according to a published report.
The likelihood of success of the latest YouTube killer, the hydra-headed industry joint venture led by News Corp. and NBC Universal, can probably best be ascertained by counting the number of companies in the news release. I get five - News, NBC, MSN, AOL and Yahoo - or six, if you include MySpace, which News Corp. owns. It's difficult enough for an incumbent to take on a scrappy pioneer. But six? Not likely.