Reporter, LA Times
Food and nightlife writer for the Los Angeles Times, and co-editor of the Times' Daily Dish food blog. Once cried during the opening credits of Working Girl.
latimes.com — Every spirit has its own personality. Vodka is bright and cheerful; tequila is sensual and a bit sloppy; gin is no-nonsense and driven; rum is reckless and bold. Then there's whiskey. Whiskey is sexy and sullen and a bit mean. It's a spirit that plays hard to get and then slaps you across the face when you least expect it.
latimes.com — It's past midnight on Saturday and the Enabler is riding shotgun in a cherry red Honda Fit with a woman named Ruth Grayson. We're trolling the streets of Hollywood, looking for people to pick up. No, the Enabler is not desperate for a date, she is checking out a new car service called Lyft that set up shop in L.A.
latimes.com — 2013 TV Upfronts The CW rolled out its 2013-14 lineup on Thursday, and just like last year, the schedule has been significantly shaken up. Only "Arrow" and "The Vampire Diaries" will retain their regular slots. Trailers and clips for five new shows were also released: "Reign," "Star-Crossed," "The 100," "The Originals" and "The Tomorrow People."
latimes.com — On Monday night a documentary called "The Fruit Hunters" premiered at the Laemmle Monica 4. The fascinating (and taste-tempting) film was directed by Yung Chang and features actor Bill Pullman, who has been cultivating a vertical orchard at his home in the Hollywood Hills for nearly 20 years.
latimes.com — 2013 TV Upfronts Fox is banking on funnyman and former "SNL" cast member Andy Samberg and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane to bolster its sagging ratings for the 2013-14 season. On Monday it released four previews for new comedies aimed at cranking audience laughter all the way to 10.
latimes.com — 2013 TV Upfronts Fox released three trailers to preview its new drama series for 2013-14. They are "Almost Human," "Sleepy Hollow" and "Rake." In an attempt to restore ratings that fell by 20% last season, the network announced shows that were heavy on established talent. "Almost Human" comes courtesy of TV heavyweight J.J.
latimes.com — 2013 TV Upfronts NBC is adding three new dramas to its 2013-14 lineup: "The Blacklist," "Ironside" and "Dracula." "The Blacklist," which will air at 10 p.m. Mondays, stars James Spader, formerly of "Boston Legal," "The Practice" and "The Office." The show is a crime drama and was one of the highest-testing pilots for any network this year.
latimes.com — 2013 TV Upfronts NBC is relying on the star power of veteran sitcom performers with its 2013-14 lineup, announced Sunday in New York City. With "30 Rock" and "The Office" no longer on the schedule, the ailing network has added two new comedies, one starring Sean Hayes of "Will & Grace" and another with "Family Ties" star Michael J.
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