| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:43 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle Of Wight, England on this day in 1948. This birthday guy won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Claus von Bulow in "Reversal of Fortune," and won Emmys for his work in "Elizabeth I" and "The...
| Dec 4, 2011
The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey.
I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
| Jul 15, 2011
A bad moon rose on the Emmy hopes of vampires and zombies, the female breakout star of "Glee" struck a sour note, FX's top motorcycle mama ran out of gas, and "The Closer" couldn't close a nomination after last year's victory.
Several of TV's most high-...
| May 20, 2011
| 10:29 AM
For the record, Francois Arnaud did not fall off his horse while filming “The Borgias” for Showtime. (Note from Curt: I've updated this interview with videos and more Q&A about Season 2 below the main story.)
“I never fell off my horse!...
| Jun 16, 2011
"We were writing a story for Chris Meloni's character's mother, and she was going to be bipolar. Immediately we thought Ellen Burstyn."
So began Neal Baer's wooing of the Oscar-winning Burstyn to the set of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." "We had...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:21 AM
The broadcast networks were shut out of the best TV drama category when nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.
FX's "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay-cable series to make the cut, joining Starz's...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:24 PM
The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin...
| Jul 24, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: 513 pp., $30
When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...
| Jul 31, 2011
When he was a kid in the 1960s, Jerry Mitchell visited the Hollywood Bowl for the first time. "We got to walk on the stage," he recalls. "I looked out and said, 'This is amazing. This is what I want to do.'"
Mitchell is back at the Bowl, where he will...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Renowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...