| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney will be gracing the halls of Downton Abbey on television later this year.
But before you get too excited about what this news could mean -- will Clooney don his tux and roll around in a pigsty with Lady Mary? Or...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It's been almost two years since Dan Stevens' beloved "Downton Abbey" character, Matthew Crawley, met with an untimely end, and some die-hard fans of the PBS costume drama still may not quite be over it. But for the 31-year-old British actor, Crawley's...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PBS isn't always particularly nimble, which makes its speed in throwing together "Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special" something of an occasion. Not surprisingly, the resulting hour is warm and heartfelt, drawing extensively on an...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sitting poolside in a shaded veranda, Joanne Froggatt orders a green tea, her bright-blond hair loose and untied, trailing over her shoulders. It's a far remove from the mostly stoic, always-serving Anna Bates, her character on the PBS hit "Downton Abbey"...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:49 PM
TV shows used to end in one of two ways, neither of them pleasant, according to "House of Cards" show runner Beau Willimon. Either the series would end abruptly, like being hit by a car, or it would slowly decline and die, lost and forgotten, its audience...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:51 AM
John Harney was a former innkeeper whose efforts to introduce quality specialty teas to a coffee-drinking public were highly successful.
The founder of Harney & Sons Ltd., he was an ambassador for loose-leaf tea, which he introduced personally, one...
| Jul 29, 2014
Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Think of it as the corset drama unlaced.
Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:37 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts remains the cornerstone of culture in Orange County.
The ever-constant devotion of a confederation of local guilds has, over some three-plus decades, provided a combination of enthusiastic moral and financial support....
| May 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Among the revelations about "Downton Abbey," producer Gareth Naeme shared that a Hollywood exec "who shall remain very nameless," predicted that the show would not find any takers in the U.S. when he was shopping it.
"It's mind-boggling to me that now we...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...