Summer TV: ‘Get Shorty’ (Epix)

Summer TV: ‘Get Shorty’ (Epix)

Sunday, 9 p.m., Epix Summary Based loosely on the Elmore Leonard (which also spawned the 1995 movie of the same name), Nevada hitman Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) is in Hollywood seeking to make a career change after the estrangement from his wife and daughter (Lucy...
‘USA Today’s’ New Books (Aug. 13) — ‘Exposed’

‘USA Today’s’ New Books (Aug. 13) — ‘Exposed’

USA Today’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books  in her New and Noteworthy column. 1. Exposed by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press, fiction, on sale Aug. 15) What it’s about: Legal partners Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are pitted against each other in a...
Dunkin’ Name Change De-emphasizes Donuts

Dunkin’ Name Change De-emphasizes Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is considering a name change — dropping the “Donuts.” A test store in Pasadena has the one-word moniker. The company that made famous the line “Time to make the donuts” wants to emphasize the coffee “America...
TCA Awards — ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Named Best Show

TCA Awards — ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Named Best Show

The Television Critics Association named Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” the best TV show of the past year at the TCA Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles. Complete list of winners: Individual Achievement in Drama: Carrie Coon (The Leftovers and...
Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

Jimmy Webb, who wrote the songs that propelled Glen Campbell to stardom in the late 1960s, wrote: “Let the world note that a great American influence on pop music, the American Beatle, the secret link between so many artists and records that we can only marvel,...
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