Duggars not shaken by petition to cancel their show

A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won't succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar.

Conan O’Brien takes you out in new primetime TBS special

A new prime-time special on TBS takes Conan O’Brien out of the studio, into wacky and at times uncomfortable situations — and that’s just how he likes it.

New comedy wave tests limits on criticism in Cuba

Panfilo, the elderly protagonist in a weekly show on Cuban state television, has a broken water pipe in his house.

The sun sets on Stephen Colbert's sterling satire

A spin-off of “The Daily Show,” which overtly deconstructs the hypocrisy, spin and blatant inaccuracies at work in politics and the media’s coverage of it, “The Colbert Report” took on the far trickier task of satirizing same.

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Check out asteroid Hebe

Just outside the orbit of Mars, an asteroid large enough to be observed this month with binoculars or a small telescope is emerging into view.

Confessions of a memorabiliac

There are plenty of folks who aren't "hoarders" but nonetheless fiercely hold on to an item or two that might seem illogical to someone else. I call these people memorabiliacs — and, yes, I count myself a member of this august...

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Upcoming concerts and shows in the region

Seth Meyers - May 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 12; $49.50

Craig Ferguson - Feb. 13 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 12; $45-$65

Ginuwine, Next, Jon B. - Feb. 14 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 12; $58, $78

Regis and Joy Philbin - March 14 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 12; $75

The Whispers and Stephanie Mills - Jan. 9 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $38, $58

Chris Brown, Trey Songz - Feb. 20 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport; tickets on sale at noon Dec. 12; $59.75-$199.50

Breaking Benjamin - Feb. 13 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 12; $35