Watching the L.A. Kings make history

Jun 6, 2012
The Los Angeles Kings could win their first Stanley Cup hockey championship ever tonight. But fans will have to pay a premium to see it whether they watch from the pricey seats at the Staples Center, in a sports bar or at home on cable TV.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports, hockey, L.A. Kings, NBC

Musicians big and small compete for summer concert sales

May 31, 2012
Madonna begins her worldwide summer tour today in Israel. Shows have already sold out around the world. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?
Posted In: Entertainment, concerts, Music

Who pays for 3-D movie glasses?

May 23, 2012
The popularity of 3-D movies is growing. So is a battle over who should pay for them -- the studios or the theaters?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, 3-d

What makes a movie?

May 16, 2012
These days, a well-established brand can be as valuable as a screenplay. At least that's what the makers of the movie "Battleship" are hoping when the film version of the popular board game opens this weekend.
Posted In: Entertainment, film

Biggest suspense from upfronts are the lineups

May 14, 2012
It's upfronts week for the television industry, when networks announce for advertisers which shows are in, on their way in and out. Networking scheduling can be a bit of a "scientific art."
Posted In: Entertainment, television, tv, upfronts

The lowdown on this season's network upfronts

May 11, 2012
Variety's Andrew Wallenstein talks about the big trends on television next fall.
Posted In: Entertainment, television, tv, upfronts

Hollywood movies open abroad, then come home

May 4, 2012
"The Avengers" is expected to be a big hit this weekend. It’s already garnered more than $250 million overseas. Why didn’t it debut at home?
Posted In: Entertainment, film

How to pick a fine wine

May 4, 2012
Tess Vigeland pays a visit to the Fine Wine House in Los Angeles to learn how to pick a delicious wine that's also easy on the pocketbook.
Posted In: wine, Entertainment, hobbies

Why Hulu may not always be free

May 2, 2012
Services like Hulu want revenue, but it's moving toward relying on viewers -- in addition to advertisers -- to pay. The new model may mean that consumers may not be able to cut their cable cord quite yet.
Posted In: Entertainment, hulu, tv

Latest movie blockbusters make millions overseas

Apr 30, 2012
"Battleship" has already made $170 million, but isn't set to open here in the U.S. for another two and a half weeks. "The Avengers," too, was released first overseas.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies