Posts tagged CBS

RIP Jeanne Cooper, ‘Y & R’ Mrs. Chancellor

   May 9, 2013 7:05 am    0

Soap legend Katherine Chancellor of “The Young and the Restless” is a household name in soapdom. Jeanne Cooper played the role of the epic rich woman who battled alcoholism. She was a complicated character ever since 1973 — the first year of the soap. I watched in high school, college and later, but drifted away from…


Read more

‘Young and the Restless’ — 40 years young — still restless

   March 19, 2013 6:48 am    0

My mother watched it. I watched it. My college roommates watched it. In retirement, my father watched it — peeking around the newspaper so we didn’t think he was watching. “The Young and the Restless is celebrating 40 years on CBS, and if you need any evidence of its popularity, just go to the Emergency Room. I…


Read more

Michael Clarke Duncan from ‘The Green Mile’ dies at 54

   September 4, 2012 9:19 am    1

I saw on the news this morning that Michael Clark Duncan died. He was an Academy-award nominee for “The Green Mile,” but I also remember him for his hysterically funny role on “Two and a Half Men” on CBS. He starred in Armageddon with Bruce Willis and many other roles. After a heart attack a few months ago,…


Read more

College textbooks — options to save some cash

   August 30, 2012 9:36 am    3

If you find your textbooks cost as much as a college class, you do have options. My kids used a variety of eBay sites to track down college textbooks, but even more options exist now. New books can often exceed $200 per book, but savvy students share, get books on disk, read them online and…


Read more

‘Dallas’ returns tonight with old and new greed

   June 13, 2012 4:25 pm    0

Greed is on the oil barons’ menu at Southfork Ranch again tonight as the Ewings return on TNT beginning at 9 p.m. Here’s a link to a TNT refresher course that reminds us who’s who among the Ewings. Larry Hagman‘s J.R is 80; Patrick Duffy‘s  Bobby Ewing is 63; and Linda Gray, Sue Ellen Ewing…


Read more

Spanx founder becomes billionaire

   March 9, 2012 5:31 am    1

Move over, Oprah. At 41, the gal who made a comfortable girdle into a new-age garment and called it Spanx is on the Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires. Sara Blakely, the youngest woman to hit the list, did it on her own. No help from family. On “CBS This Morning” she discussed her original idea came from personal…


Read more

Three things — 9/24/09

   September 24, 2009 7:33 am    1

Three things I’m loving this week: 1. CBS. Among all the reality, death-and-crime and talent shows on the major networks, there are a few hilarious 1/2-hour comedy gems and most of them are on CBS. Fall programming brings new episodes and new laughs. Check out: “The New Adventures of the Old Christine” (proof that Julia…


Read more