| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:34 PM
A year ago, one of the longest-running drama series in television history came to a close.
A year later, one of its spinoffs is ending, with the luxury of knowing in advance. And that may have helped get its original stars back.
After premiering on...
| Apr 29, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — The opening night of the Newport Beach Film Festival, featuring the world premiere of "East Fifth Bliss," was marked by high-profile celebrities and a packed theater at the Edwards Big Newport Cinemas.
Actors Michael C. Hall and...
| May 3, 2011
| 1:25 PM
The current state of the business world proves challenging for the career man played by Ben Affleck in this thoughtful drama from writer-director John Wells, also a producer of such television series as "ER" and "The West Wing." Affleck's character...
| May 3, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh reunites with actress Lesley Manville, who also has worked for him in such movies as "Secrets & Lies," in this comedy-drama that traces the lives of several friends over 12 months.
Manville plays a pivotal member of...
| May 5, 2011
| 8:46 PM
Ever have the feeling that if you just got your boss out of the picture, you could run the company the way it ought to be run?
These ladies did, with a ball-gag and a lot of forged signatures.
The Broadway musical version of "9 to 5" will land at the...
| May 6, 2011
Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series "Family," has died. She was 83.
Thompson, a resident of Southbury, Conn., died of lung disease Wednesday...
| May 7, 2011
| 2:35 PM
— The War on the Shore lasted about 15 minutes.
That's how long it took for No. 1 Salisbury to score four goals and take 13 shots. From then on, it was a rout as the Sea Gulls defeated rival Washington College, 17-3, Saturday before a crowd of 2,...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:53 PM
Fox network hasn't officially announced it's 2011-12 season, but news broke late Tuesday that "The Chicago Code" has been canceled. (UPDATE: Fox now has announced its Fall schedule.)
The show's creator, Shawn Ryan, told Alan Sepinwall that Fox...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:50 AM
"House" is leaving the building, "30 Rock" has rolled away, "The Middle" is coming to an end, and "American Idol" will soon be idle.
A generation ago, the end of the broadcast networks' season meant the beginning of the "nothing worth watching" season....
| May 12, 2011
| 12:01 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor John Billingsley was born in Media, Pa., today in 1960. This birthday guy appeared in a major recurring role on "True Blood" and has made recent guest appearances on "The Mentalist" and "Leverage." On the big screen, Billingsley has...