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  • 'Homeland's' Morena Baccarin Joins Fox Comedy 'Spy'

    Morena Baccarin is set to join the cast of the 20th Century Fox comedy "Spy," starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham. Jude Law and Rose Byrne also star with Paul Feig writing and directing. The comedy that reteams "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat's"...
  • Hollywood is looking to cash in on summer blockbusters

    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"...
  • Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt, Shailene Woodley Break Up Summer Movie Boys Club

    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"...
  • Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar

    Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar
    It's a long way from "Lysistrata" but in recent weeks, more than 2,400 years since Aristophanes gave voice to female discontent in a patriarchal society, the gender wars erupted once again in ways both refreshingly modern and disquietingly familiar....
  • Kathy Griffin Talks Twitter Threats at Groundlings Anniversary

    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,'"...
  • Weekend preview: Back to your cool old days with 'Blue Velvet'

    Weekend preview: Back to your cool old days with 'Blue Velvet'
    One minute, you’re all cool and everything, hanging out with the smart crowd in all the word-of-mouth-only dives, with the razor-sharp conversation, the clothes, the hair, the tragically hip insouciance … and then — bam! — a...
  • CANNES: Oscars Alert! Weinstein Unveils Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth'

    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...
  • Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks

    Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks
    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...
  • 'Power' explores the dark corners of clubs and drugs

     'Power' explores the dark corners of clubs and drugs
    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...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    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,...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "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. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...