| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Judi Kaufman was having a bad day. There were more and more of those now, 18 years into her battle against brain cancer.
A tumor, her third, now the size of a golf ball, was encroaching on healthy brain tissue, upending her balance and her speech. Her...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Larry Wilmore says we shouldn’t read too much into the launch date for his new Comedy Central program "The Nightly Show."
The comic will be the sole African American late-night comedy host when "The Nightly Show" airs at 11:30 p.m., following...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:00 AM
"Do you want to see the greatest selfie ever?" Tomm Moore extended his arm, covered in Celtic tattoos, to share a photograph of him and his producer with two of the most celebrated figures in contemporary animation, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki and Disney's...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:05 AM
LOS ANGELES Larry Wilmore isn't exactly the new kid on the block. At 53, he's a highly respected figure in Hollywood writers rooms, helping to shape "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Office" and the new ABC sitcom "Black-ish."
But aside from occasional...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:05 PM
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled this year's Oscar nominees Thursday morning, there was little buzz over Benedict Cumberbatch vs. Eddie Redmayne for best actor or, good Lord, Meryl Streep's 16-zillionth nomination for best...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:41 PM
There's enough material for at least two shows packed into "The Color Purple," the 2005 musical that had a good run on Broadway and is now enjoying a dynamic production by the ambitious company ArtsCentric.
The creative team — book by Marsha...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Merry Christmas! One of TV's best presents arrives Tuesday night, again courtesy of CBS.
The 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors telecast, starting at 9 p.m., is another classy, thrilling jamboree of entertainment.
The recipients are singer Al Green,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Here's the news the rest of the media won't give you about 2015.
Actually, they're predictions. Or they're jokes.
Frankly, there isn't much difference most of the time, unless the person doing the predicting is named Tom Skilling. Otherwise, Jay...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:18 PM
It is no crushing insult to Ava DuVernay's "Selma" that experts dispute its accuracy. In today's movie culture, accuracy only matters when the movie is worth arguing about.
Guardians of President Lyndon B. Johnson's memory are upset that he is portrayed...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in order of importance.
•With the help of U.S.-led coalition attacks on Islamic State, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad will...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:28 AM
Pop superstar Michael Jackson will be represented at the new Madame Tussauds wax museum opening in Orlando this spring.
The Jackson figure joins singers Ricky Martin and Selena Gomez announced for the Tussauds location at the I-Drive 360 entertainment...