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  • NBC announces huge guest list for 'SNL40'

    "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....
  • HBO finds 'Lewis and Clark' with Tom Hanks' help

    HBO finds 'Lewis and Clark' with Tom Hanks' help
    "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. Oscar nominee...
  • 'Lewis and Clark' miniseries with Casey Affleck heads to HBO

    'Lewis and Clark' miniseries with Casey Affleck heads to HBO
    Casey Affleck will play Meriwether Lewis andĀ 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...
  • 'Kennedy Center Honors' a serious disappointment this year

    'Kennedy Center Honors' a serious disappointment this year
    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...
  • New Year's Eve: Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Lady Gaga

    New Year's Eve: Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Lady Gaga
    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 hasĀ  a traditional edge with the lumpily titled "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’...
  • Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood

    Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood
    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)...
  • Light and heavy forecasts for this new year

    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...
  • President Obama ushers in Christmas with lighting of national tree

    President Obama ushers in Christmas with lighting of national tree
    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...
  • Golden Globes parties 2015: HBO sees McConaughey, Dunham, Swift, Lorde

    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...
  • REVIEW: Steel Panther shows at Philly's TLA what people at Allentown's PPL Center didn't get

    REVIEW: Steel Panther shows at Philly's TLA what people at Allentown's PPL Center didn't get
    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...
  • Screenwriter Graham Moore on 'The Imitation Game' and Sherlock Holmes

    Screenwriter Graham Moore on 'The Imitation Game' and Sherlock Holmes
    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...