| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:29 PM
In his native England, Steve Coogan is a major comedian, A-list star and perennial bold-faced name known as “celebrity sinner.” But by Hollywood’s constellationary standards, he’s been more of a minor satellite: the fifth-billed...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, Mass., on this day in 1979. This birthday gal, who was born Vera Chokalingam, stars on the series "The Mindy Project" and also has co-starred as Kelly Kapoor on "The Office" since 2005. On the...
| Dec 12, 2010
Bit by bit, Michael Raphael's company is digitizing the real world.
Direct Dimensions, the Owings Mills firm he founded, scans items, buildings and even people and turns the results into 3-D computerized models. It has trained its equipment on everything...
| Feb 19, 2009
British funnyman Steve Coogan welcomes challenges. "I like to scare myself," he says.
So after a decade-long absence from the live stage, Coogan went on a stand-up comedy tour of England last year. "I did big, scary venues," he says. "It's like a...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 3:03 PM
Anyone familiar with the first film won't find much that's very surprising in this comedy-fantasy sequel, but the result still is entertaining enough.
Hilary Swank has played Amelia Earhart more recently, but Amy Adams had a crack at it earlier, since...
| Jun 11, 2009
He's a world-famous funnyman who commands $20 million a movie. So what does Eddie Murphy get you at the multiplex? In the case of his new PG-rated comedy “ Imagine That,” some prepubescent girls -- and not too much else.
The year has been...
| Jun 21, 2009
| 12:23 PM
Comedy, whether it's romantic or raunchy, innocent or goofy, is on a roll at the the box office and helped end a three-week mini-slump for the industry.
Thanks to the surprising strength of Disney's "The Proposal" and the solid opening of Sony's " Year...
| Sep 3, 2009
Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have listed their Hollywood Hills compound at $12.5 million.
The property, which sits on nearly 1 acre, includes two houses and a one-bedroom guesthouse for a total of 10 bedrooms and 11...
| Aug 25, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva President Obama is dancing with the czars, the way some of his critics would have it. And those critics have grown louder and louder lately, complaining about not only the president's alleged "socialist'' health-care plans, but also......
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
I keep telling my son that if he doesn't stretch every day he'll never be a world-class gymnast, but does he listen? No. I told Judd Apatow if he didn't trim the fat out of "Funny People" it would flop,......
| Nov 5, 2009
| 4:32 PM
In an unprecedented discounting move that could signal a price war that would benefit the major movie studios and cash-strapped consumers, Wal-Mart has slashed the price of a number of the upcoming DVDs of big-budget summer movies to $10 on......