- Column: Hold the hype on the World Cup Updated: Nov-20-13 12:14 pm
- PBS renews 'Tavis Smiley' talk show for 2 seasons Updated: Nov-14-13 6:10 am
- MTV and Major League Baseball announce partnership Updated: Nov-11-13 10:09 am
PARIS - Even though it comes around comet-like just once every four years, or perhaps precisely because of that, the World Cup's grip on the planet's imagination remains impressive. French fans' delirious chants of "We're going to Brazil!" after their team dug deep to defeat Ukraine in the playoffs and Cristiano Ronaldo's joy at his hat trick that qualified Portugal showed how much this most global of sports tournaments means to nations and people alike.
LOS ANGELES - Tavis Smiley, who has brought rare diversity to late-night TV for a decade on PBS, will add another two years to his run.
NEW YORK - As if winning the World Series MVP wasn't enough, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is becoming a producer of his own MTV television show.