| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and a team of producers are huddled behind a sprawling control console, bobbing their heads as they listen to a bass-heavy track off TLC’s first album in more than 10 years.
After the music played out, Watkins...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Here's what to watch or skip on TV during the week of Oct. 21 to Oct. 27.
Monday, Oct. 21
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
8 p.m. Monday, VH1
The 1990s-era hip-hop trio gets its own biopic starring Chicago area native Keke Palmer.
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| Jun 8, 2013
The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week, with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell.
The winner was Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Bayside Hills,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:39 AM
When VH1 announced plans for a biopic on groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop/pop trio TLC, there were plenty of questions.
Who would play the pop trio known for its brazen anthems? How much of their fiery interpersonal drama would be documented? Would the band&...
| Aug 18, 2012
Worried about making a great impression on the first day of school?
Even Miss Teen USA, Logan West, admits to feeling nervous on first days. "I was like petrified," the 18-year-old says. "I think it's just because it's a new year, it's new people, it's...
| May 28, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Keke Palmer didn’t think Hollywood would be easy after earning a SAG award nomination for her role in the 2004 TV miniseries “The Wool Cap” and starring in the critically-acclaimed 2006 film “Akeelah and the Bee” before she...
| Jul 12, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
As people hem and haw about the existence of the familiar but entertaining “The Amazing Spider-Man,” another franchise lives on without nearly enough public clamoring for its retirement.
Once again trotting out messages...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Paris Club's upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, doesn’t need to book Lollapalooza headliners to draw a VIP crowd during the annual music festival, but the popular celeb hangout did it anyway because, well, that’s what they do.
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:49 PM
A Georgia town puts lots of importance on a local church choir emerging victorious from a competition in writer-director Todd Graff's ("Bandslam") pleasant, tuneful comedy, which gives Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah chances to show off both their...
| Mar 7, 2011
His adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Euf,” titled “For Colored Girls” on the big screen, won best picture and best director honors, and claimed a supporting actress prize at the...
| Aug 16, 2011
Lynch said that the Do Something Awards are not a warm-up for her hosting the Emmys on Sept. 19. "It's important its own right," Lynch said of the Do Something telecast. She won last year for "Glee," and she is an Emmy nominee again this year. But she...