| May 17, 2014
Cindy Starr is planning a comeback. You've never heard of Cindy Starr? Well, that's definitely your loss. A famed dancer, singer and actress of indeterminate yesteryear, Starr plots her return to the big time in an explosion of pink sparkles, tappin'...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After 21 years, "Dark Blood" will finally see the light of day. River Phoenix's final film, which suspended production in 1993 when the actor died of an overdose but was improbably salvaged by its director years later, has been acquired for U.S....
| May 16, 2014
| 9:52 AM
For two years, Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando.
"Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in a planned "Star Wars Episode...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Nicolas Cage is materializing in Voltage Films' supernatural thriller "Pay the Ghost" with Uli Edel ("The Baader Meinhof Complex") directing.
Producers are Voltage's Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores along with Ian Levy of Midnight Kitchen Prods. Mike...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For Michael Novak, the performing arts have come full circle. As a kid growing up in Rolling Meadows, Ill., he was bitten by the stage bug when he attended his first theatrical performance: "The Phantom of the Opera" at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago....
| May 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The series pickups and cancellations mostly behind them, the networks are putting the finishing touches on their fall schedules this weekend in New York.
It's harder than ever to predict lineups -- the schedule strategies for shorter-episode series are...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Daryl Spencer was the first one, on May 30, 1961, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, when he started at third base for the Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals. Who knew then?
More than a half-century later, last Aug. 22, reliever Brian Wilson, in...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:36 PM
When the board of the Golden Apple Foundation, which annually recognizes exceptional teachers, got together to discuss the creation of a new award for principals, one name kept coming up.
“We were saying things like ‘The principal has to...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:42 AM
When songwriter Sharon Van Etten's fourth album, "Are We There," gets released on May 27, the West Village resident and her band will already be out on tour, road-testing the new songs alongside numbers from her impressive back-catalog. Raves about "Are...
| May 4, 2014
Reporting from Metropolis, Ill. — Growing up in the 1950s, Jim Hambrick wouldn't budge while "Adventures of Superman" was showing on TV. Soon, the Man of Steel, portrayed by actor George Reeves, began to shape Hambrick's life, lasting well beyond...