It’s not hard to understand what makes Dr. Oz so popular. Called “America’s doctor,” syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz speaks in a way anyone can understand. Medicine may be complex. But with Dr. Oz, clad in scrubs and crooning to millions of viewers about “miracles” and “revolutionary” breakthroughs, it’s often not. He somehow makes it fun. And people can’t get enough.
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A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday canceled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” bowing to threats of a wide-scale attack from hackers who U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were working for North Korea.
LOS ANGELES — Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in Los Angeles history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI, according to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
Norman Bridwell, the children’s author and illustrator who created Clifford the Big Red Dog, the clumsy, lovable canine who has helped teach millions of youngsters how to read, and how to face the world, died Dec. 12 at a hospital near his home on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He was 86.
Inhabitable art has arrived at Austin College.
In the late 1980s, when Spelman College established a prestigious endowed professorship named in honor of Bill Cosby and his wife, the goals were to bring positive attention to what was already considered one of the finest black colleges in the country, while attracting leading scholars in the fine arts, humanities and social sciences.
Comics characters are filling the airwaves, and they’re bringing more than costumes.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman never met Orson Welles, but he saw the influential “Citizen Kane” director at his favorite luncheon watering hole, Ma Maison.
LOS ANGELES — Ralph Baer, an inventor whose design sparked the idea for the first video game console years before Atari and Nintendo became household staples, died Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92.