| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:15 PM
"Saturday Night Live" plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary this month, with NBC confirming a long list of participants during the Super Bowl. The massive reunion special will air on Feb. 15.
The biggest surprise is Eddie Murphy's planned attendance....
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:48 AM
"Lewis and Clark," based on Stephen Ambrose's book "Undaunted Courage," will become a six-hour HBO miniseries.
The people behind the project have more star power than the accomplished actors taking the leading roles as the explorers.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:45 PM
Casey Affleck will play Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts will play William Clark in "Lewis and Clark," a new six-hour miniseries greenlighted by HBO on Friday.
The miniseries also boasts an all-star roster of executive producers, including...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:42 AM
I can’t count all the rave reviews I have written for “The Kennedy Center Honors” over the years.
This year, though, it’s a different story.
I cannot remember being as disappointed by a production that I have looked forward...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Television offers a range of New Year's Eve celebrations if you decide to stay in Wednesday night. Those telecasts lead off the week's highlights:
ABC has a traditional edge with the lumpily titled "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:55 PM
With her soulful eyes, luminous beauty and an emotional intensity that melted hearts, Luise Rainer was well on her way to becoming a queen of Hollywood after only a handful of movies in the 1930s.
Her wrenching performance in "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
President Barack Obama and his family presided over the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday in an annual ritual near the White House that featured musical performances from singers Patti LaBelle and Steve Miller.
Obama, who was joined...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:44 AM
At HBO's party after the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, the pool area of the Beverly Hilton was draped in blue fabric bearing a Romanesque pattern, rippling in the wind. A-listers mingled under lush palm fronds flanked by a lavish dinner buffet on...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:55 AM
When heavy metal parody band Steel Panther played Allentown’s PPL Center in October, opening for Judas Priest, the sparse crowd’s reaction was underwhelming.
When Steel Panther headlined its own show Tuesday at Philadelphia Theatre of Living...
| Dec 11, 2014
In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes.
Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...