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  • Jean Harris dies at 89; killer of 'Scarsdale Diet' doctor

    Jean Harris, the onetime headmistress of an elite girls' school whose trial in the fatal 1980 shooting of the celebrity diet doctor who jilted her generated front-page headlines and national debates about whether she was a feminist martyr or vengeful...
  • 'Picnic' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

    'Picnic' on Broadway: What did the critics think?
    This post has been updated. "Picnic," the 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by William Inge, is getting a rare revival on Broadway from the Roundabout Theatre with a cast of young, good-looking actors paired alongside more seasoned veterans. Maggie...
  • 'Coma'

    'Coma'
    A classic game of "Who can you trust?" develops again at a metropolitan hospital in A&E Network's recent miniseries adaptation of the Robin Cook novel. The 1978 movie was set in Boston, but this version relocates the story to Atlanta, where a medical...
  • 'Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts' by Brian Smith and Robin Bronk

    'Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts' by Brian Smith and Robin Bronk
    In the new photography book "Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts," celebrities are speaking up about arts programs being removed from schools. Conceived by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith and Robin Bronk, CEO of The...
  • Depicting addiction

    In novels and songs, in movies and plays and TV shows, addiction to drugs and alcohol is a frequent theme. Steve Earle's new novel "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the latest, but here are some previous standouts...
  • Classic Hollywood: The movies at work

     Classic Hollywood: The movies at work
    As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
  • 'Law & Order: SVU's' guest actresses get Emmy's attention

    'Law & Order: SVU's' guest actresses get Emmy's attention
    "We were writing a story for Chris Meloni's character's mother, and she was going to be bipolar. Immediately we thought Ellen Burstyn." So began Neal Baer's wooing of the Oscar-winning Burstyn to the set of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." "We had...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
  • LAByrinth Theater Company to partner with L.A.'s Elephant Theatre

     
    One of the more adventurous companies working off-Broadway, the LAByrinth Theater Company in New York, is embarking on a new partnership with the Elephant Theatre Co. in Hollywood that will see the two organizations collaborate on various stage projects....
  • Who will receive the next Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globes?

     
    The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will announce the next recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award on Nov. 9. Let's hope it's not another old, white guy as usual: Al Pacino (age 60 in 2001), Harrison Ford (age 59 in 2002), Gene Hackman (age 72 in 2003),...
  • Monster Mash: 'Spider-Man' producer sued by Live Nation; Anne Hathaway at American Museum of Natural History gala

     
    Heading to court: Live Nation has filed a $5.4-million lawsuit against its former chairman, Michael Cohl, who is a producer of the upcoming Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (Hollywood Reporter) Celebrity gathering: Anne Hathaway and...