| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:14 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:25 AM
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"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.
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 1:43 PM
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...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:31 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2011
"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...
| Sep 4, 2011
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...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:32 AM
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....
| Oct 20, 2010
| 9:33 PM
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),...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
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...