| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:28 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Barry Levinson has boarded NBC's Jennifer Lopez drama series "Shades of Blue."
The director will help develop the show that revolves around a single mother and FBI agent working undercover on an anti-corruption task force....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:06 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - At Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards, Billy Crystal led the audience in a moving tribute for comedian and Emmy-winning actor Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11. Crystal, a life-long friend of Williams, founded and hosted the Comic...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:53 PM
In my Monday-night appreciation of Robin Williams, I wrote about a 1994 episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" in which the comedian delivered an outstanding dramatic performance. (Read that here.)
Sun librarian Paul McCardell, to whom anyone...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Andre Braugher recently picked up his seventh Emmy nomination -- and first in a comedy category -- for his supporting work as stoic precinct captain Ray Holt on the Fox ensemble cop show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
The series' first season gave Braugher a...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Andre Braugher scored an Emmy nomination Thursday for supporting actor in a comedy for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The actor, who won an Emmy in 1998 for "Homicide: Life on the Street" and another for the 2006 miniseries "Thief," spoke about what it's like to...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Giancarlo Esposito recently realized a lifelong dream: meeting Sidney Poitier. The actors crossed paths at a post-Oscars party, where Esposito had to work up the nerve to approach his idol. "I'm half Italian and half African-American and my dream was...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:21 PM
An old saw advises, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." That underlying notion — that the act of vengeance afflicts both the agent and the target — permeates the recent psychological thriller "Prisoners," which stars...
| Dec 7, 2013
The "Diner" guys, Tracy Turnblad and the moody teens of Hamilton will be basking in the New York spotlight this month, thanks to a Museum of Modern Art exhibition focusing on the works of Baltimore filmmakers Barry Levinson, John Waters and Matt...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If there's one place which has absolutely no right to judge others, it is Baltimore City ("Columbia drab? Duh," Dec. 16).
And I say that kindly — and lovingly. I grew up in Baltimore, and I'm the first to defend it. Who better than a former...
| Jan 22, 2013
Robert F. Chew
Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire'
Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...