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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...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • Memorial Day 2012 programming

     
    Here's a look at the various specials and movies airing on and around this Memorial Day, which remember those who have served in the military, and particularly those who were lost. All times are Eastern. Programming subject to updates; check back for...
  • “Exorcist” star Ellen Burstyn expresses ambivalence toward planned TV remake

     
    Upon hearing that one of her most famous movies, The Exorcist, is going to be redone as a television series, Ellen Burstyn was having trouble picturing how the 1973 shocker could translate to the small screen. “I don’t quite see how they&#...
  • Memorial Day: Jessica Sanchez joins Washington concert

     
    CNN's "State of the Union" will have Memorial Day themes. The guests include Gen. Peter Chiarelli (Ret.), former vice chief of staff, U.S. Army; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair, Veterans Affairs Committee; Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director,...
  • This weekend: Sigourney Weaver lifts ‘Political Animals’; Bryan Cranston jolts ‘Breaking Bad’

     
    And there's more drama. The caper drama "Leverage" starts its new season at 8 p.m. Sunday on TNT. On Sunday, there are new episodes of "True Blood" and "The Newsroom" on HBO, "Drop Dead Diva" and "Army Wives" on Lifetime, and "Falling Skies" on TNT....
  • “Political Animals” brings Sigourney Weaver to TV

     
    Sigourney Weaver never wanted to do TV. Not because she was being a snob, mind you — although after having thrived in the film world for more than 30 years, including her iconic stint as Ellen Ripley in the Alien movies, she certainly would have had...
  • Tony Scott: a top gun on TV with ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Coma’

     
    Tony Scott may not have won raves for his movies, but he certainly did for his television work. Scott produced “The Good Wife,” the best drama currently on broadcast television, with brother Ridley Scott. The CBS legal series starring Julianna...