| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Johnny Depp is in early talks to star as Harry Houdini in Lionsgate's "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero."
If the deal closes, Depp's producing partner Christi Dembrowski will produce through their Infinitum Nihil banner...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:15 AM
A long-overdue renovation of the Calico Mine Ride will introduce state-of-the-art technology to the first major Knott's Berry Farm attraction while preserving the groundbreaking work of a legendary theme park innovator.
Photos: Calico Mine Ride at Knott'...
| May 2, 2014
Sister Kathleen McIntyre was born at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, the hospital that ultimately became her life's work.
She was inspired to become a nurse after watching the Sisters of Little Company of Mary care for her ailing...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Nick Cannon has donned whiteface to promote his upcoming album, "White People Party Music." If this is what "post-racial" looks like, who knew it would come wearing plaid flannel?
On Monday he posted an Instagram picture of himself done up as white...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:30 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 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 20, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Ever wonder what the circus was like 70 years ago? Ask the performers of the Happenstance Theater. The visual, poetic theater company will be putting on its own version of what goes down under the big top with "Impossible! A Happenstance Circus,"...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:13 AM
It's common Savvy Shopper knowledge that buying off season can yield the best savings.
That proves to be true at the website buycostumes.com, which is offering 80 percent off a large variety of its costumes selections.
Costumes regularly priced in...
| 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 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 22, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Mortgage rates fell for the fourth week in a row, with Freddie Mac pegging the average for a 30-year fixed home loan at 4.14%, down from 4.2% last week.
Not since the end of October have rates been so low, according to the survey -- an enticement for ...