| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I ONLY read Liz Smith if her column is visible when I change the paper in the birdcage."
"Doesn't that scare the bird?"
So went an online exchange in response to an article in the Huffington Post about how "everybody" got it wrong regarding Melissa...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal.
"Bridesmaids" had just the right amount of her unfettered antics. That film's recipe called for her to share the spotlight with several other women. But now...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
You know you've seen her somewhere. She's funny, she's (usually) a redhead — maybe she's Kathy Griffin? No, not her.
Who is she? That actress who has been in a million romantic comedies? Always the sidekick? You must know her name.
| May 1, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Disney's acclaimed nature films offer vivid portrayals of animals in the wild. They entertain and educate young viewers in the biological realities of Earth's habitats. But for many years, this documentary style of observation has taken a back seat to the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time.
"Scrubs'" Zach Braff just made his debut in Susan Stroman's staging of Woody Allen's comedy-musical "Bullets Over...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For Helen Hunt it was "As Good as It Gets." For Jennifer Aniston it was "The Good Girl." For Bill Murray, "Lost in Translation." The films that settled whether actors adept at comedy could be as affecting in drama.
You can sense that question hanging...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
When you think of the brilliant, bad-ass women in entertainment and media in New York, it's hard to know where their quirky genius begins and the city ends. From Clare Boothe Luce to Helen Gurley Brown, from Gloria Steinem to Barbara Walters, Gilda Radner...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the new movie "Hateship Loveship," Kristen Wiig's character, an introverted, thirtysomething housekeeper named Johannna practices kissing herself in the mirror. It's a moment of loneliness that Wiig and director Liza Johnson envisioned as a sad beat in...
| 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 4, 2014
| 1:03 PM
On Thursday, James Franco was looking like a creepy old guy or a PR maestro for his leaked social-media come-on to a 17-year-old Scottish tourist. Come Friday, Franco was just looking embarrassed.
The 35-year-old actor appeared on "Live! With Kelly and...