| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With the 20th anniversary of the White Bronco chase causing the O.J. Simpson trial to loom large in the rear-view mirror, a brief word about the football star's last, still-unseen TV pilot, "Frogmen."
As I detailed in a fairly exhaustive 2000 piece about...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world's most famous selfie.
DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Academy Awards...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:26 PM
By the time "Parlour Car" reaches the end of its epic, three-hour anniversary show at Bar Deville in the Ukrainian Village last Thursday, nearly 20 of Chicago's best comics have taken turns slinging their finest jokes to a packed house, bite-size pieces...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:32 PM
LONDON — The early months of a new year tend to be something of a frozen tundra for London theater — but 2014 has already seen some green shoots and the spring season looks set to be lush.
That said, the best of the openings so far have been...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Kristin Davis is poised to appear in the West End stage adaptation of "Fatal Attraction," with the actress lining up a role in the thriller as the wife of the man who is trapped in an affair with a vengeful woman.
A rep for the production wouldn't...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:15 PM
"That Awkward Moment," starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and many beddable beauties, is technically about the moment when a woman wants the relationship to be something more and the guy walks away.
What "Awkward" is theoretically about...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Ladies and gentleman, unleash your hoop skirts! Big ball gowns, super-long tailcoats and a return to formalwear were on full display at Monday night's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City.
The Met Gala honored...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:49 AM
"Neighbors,"the frat boys vs. family raunchfest starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, partied to a very hearty $51 million in its box office opening this weekend.
Universal's R-rated comedy knocked off "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which was second with $37....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Hollywood years are like dog years, which means 17 years is a long time. Seventeen years ago Cameron Diaz played the chipper second banana, the other woman, in the Julia Roberts vehicle "My Best Friend's Wedding." While that movie really belonged to...
| Feb 2, 2013
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...