| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Melissa McCarthy's new R-rated road-trip comedy "Tammy" started its engines with a robust $1.3 million in ticket sales from Tuesday night pre-shows, according to an estimate from the film's distributor Warner Bros. Pictures.
That result tops the $1...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Weinstein Co. unveiled its upcoming slate at a market presentation in the Cannes Majestic Hotel on Friday afternoon, with COO David Glasser introducing Harvey Weinstein, who in turn introduced some of his stars in attendance -- Ryan Reynolds, Naomi...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The opera world now has its own version of the Melissa McCarthy-Rex Reed brouhaha.
Much like the film critic who took heat for calling the actress "tractor-sized," opera critics in England are under fire for singling out mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In the last few years, Starz has explored far flung places and times in search of a hit original drama. Think "Spartacus," "Da Vinci's Demons" and "Black Sails."
But its latest original drama, "Power," is set in the gritty here and now. And it is...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hollywood's studios have some good news as the summer movie season kicks into high gear: Business is up.
The movie industry is on track to beat last year's box-office record. The Memorial Day weekend's blockbuster opening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 AM
"Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races.
| May 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt and Shailene Woodley are muscling into the summer blockbuster boys club.
For decades, popcorn films have usually been reserved for actors with XY chromosomes, but "Maleficent," "Edge of Tomorrow" and "The Fault in Our Stars"...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Comedian Kathy Griffin has noticed an interesting trend in the people who threaten her life on social media. "It's amusing to me that many of Demi Lovato's fans will threaten my life, and if you look at their profile, it says 'hashtag no bully zone,'"...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Citing the need to finish extensive special effects, Warner Bros. has delayed the Andy and Lana Wachowski movie "Jupiter Ascending" from July 18 to Feb. 6, 2015.
The decision came less than seven weeks before the sci-fier was due to open. Domestic...