| Mar 24, 2015
March 29: Host John McLaughlin ("The McLaughlin Group") is 88. Comedian Eric Idle is 72. Singer Bobby Kimball of Toto is 68. Actor Bud Cort ("Harold and Maude") is 67. Actor Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter") is 60. Actor Christopher Lambert ("Highlander")...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 4:08 PM
When the inaugural YouTube Music Awards went live across millions of screens in 2013, the production was a splendid mess.
Between a weeping Gaga, crying babies and burying one winner’s envelope in a cake, the ceremony was either a left field...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 10:36 AM
Tales of NBC's instantly legendary "SNL40" special that was broadcast in February will continue to reverberate through the culture for years. And on Tuesday night, it was Will Ferrell's turn to share a bit of behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt with David...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 8:23 AM
Gabriel Iglesias is no stranger to the sound of laughter — hilarity is what pays the bills.
He will be performing his routine from the Unity through Laughter Tour 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Genesee Theatre.
Iglesias has been doing a lot lately,...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:30 PM
"THEY FILLED our lives so much, the films they were in made us laugh, think and cry. Through their work they shared a piece of our soul. We will miss them with the sadness with which we miss an old friend," said Meryl Streep as she prefaced the rundown on...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:30 AM
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:15 AM
“Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest,” quipped host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening remarks onstage at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Harris was poking fun at a perceived lack of diversity...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:30 AM
As the Oscars unfolded, backstage was a place for nerves, prayers and fashion emergencies.
"Big wins tonight, brother!" John Legend said to Alejandro G. Inarritu, after Inarritu accepted the best picture Oscar for "Birdman."
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Among the many rituals of Oscar week — the tuxedo fitting, the speech writing, the red carpet unfurling — perhaps the most coolly efficient is Oscar rehearsals.
That's what the stars have been doing at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood since...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:17 AM
No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way.
NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:43 AM
By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play.
Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...