| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to take the summer off.
The Skinny: I'm four episodes into "Orange is the New Black" and enjoying it. You can tell how strong a show is if they can do an entire episode without the lead character. And that's...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Once upon a time, most women on television all looked like Donna Reed. Today, it's a great time to be a woman of color working in television.
Last season, three women of color -- "Scandal's" Kerry Washington, "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara and "Steel...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Melissa McCarthy isn't accepting the fashion status quo, so she started her own clothing line with dressmaker and collaborator Daniella Pearl in 2011.
The Oscar-nominated "Bridesmaids" star, who has been vocal about her inability to find gowns for her...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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"...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Comic veteran Seth Rogen and tabloid mainstay Zac Efron received top billing and prime poster placement for "Neighbors," the parents-versus-party-animals comedy that won the weekend box office with a surprisingly strong $51-million debut. But amid all the...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:49 AM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Most moviegoers first met Ben Falcone on a plane in the 2011 comedy "Bridesmaids," when he portrayed an air marshal enduring the crude propositioning of bridesmaid Megan, played with boorish exuberance by Falcone's real-life wife, Melissa McCarthy....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| 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...