| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:19 AM
If you’re a great cook and wouldn’t mind getting screamed at by a guy who looks like a Scottish Nick Nolte, the casting directors of Fox’s “MasterChef” want to talk to you.
The Gordon Ramsay-hosted reality show will hold...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:32 AM
After bringing the worlds of late 19th-century South Dakota gold miners and 21st-century Southern California surfers to HBO, David Milch follows up "Deadwood" and "John From Cincinnati" with a multilayered, multifaceted portrait of the world of...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Few films have more award-winning talent than"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock need no introduction. Director Stephen Daldry earned Oscar nominations for "The Hours" and "The Reader." Eric Roth wrote the screenplays for"...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:05 PM
In horse-racing terms, HBO's new drama "Luck" breaks poorly.
If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, get used to it. "Luck" (8 p.m. Jan. 29, HBO; 3 stars) is a sometimes confusing yet fascinating study of the colorful characters—the...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Tom Payne pulls off playing a jockey in HBO's "Luck," but the British actor says he won't be making a career change any time soon.
"I value my health too much," Payne told me during a recent phone interview, laughing. "Jockeys—it's so difficult ......
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Feb 27, 2012
It wasn't a disaster — more of a mishap. But it was almost as if ABC forgot that the Oscars red carpet is the longest-running fashion runway in history. Keyboard critics took to social media to throw a collective hissy fit about the network's...
| Oct 2, 2011
Peter Gent, who turned his vivid memories of a five-year career as a wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys into the blisteringly candid bestselling novel "North Dallas Forty," has died. He was 69.
Gent, a standout basketball player at Michigan State...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79.
For two decades, Mengers was one of...