| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It was all pats on the back and light-hearted jokes at the Paley Center for Media's annual Benefit Gala, this year honoring FX with the Paley Prize for Innovation and Excellence on the Fox Lot on Oct. 16.
Showrunners, including Ryan Murphy and Kurt...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Elmore Leonard populated his novels with con men, hustlers and killers, with names like Chili, Stick and Ordell. He plunged readers into a sea of urban sleaze, spiking his tales with mordant humor and moral ambivalence.
In stories often set in Detroit...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."
The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Aaron Paul treaded lightly when it came to reading the final "Breaking Bad" script.
"It was sitting in my place for probably three or four days," he said Wednesday during a live Web chat with The Times. "I just kept staring at it because, you know, once...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The singing vegetarian wanted nothing to do with the backwoods ducks.
When Morrissey was scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show last month along with the cast of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the '80s cult rocker issued an ultimatum: Boot the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:16 PM
At last, after 4 1/2 seasons, AMC's "Breaking Bad" has become a true cultural phenomenon, just in time for its final eight episodes.
But just because fans will have only two more months in which to celebrate the scheming and plotting of meth maestro...
| Jun 13, 2013
"Justified" just finished a typically terrific fourth season that featured the Detroit Mafia invading Kentucky, a marriage proposal from antihero Boyd Crowder to his love Ava and Patton Oswalt playing a constable who takes it (and takes it) on the chin...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"Mad Men" owned the drama series Emmy for four years running before "Homeland" knocked if off last season. Both shows delivered seasons this year that offer detractors reasons to look elsewhere. Will they? Here's how the field is shaping up.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Elmore Leonard, one of America's best known crime novelists, died Tuesday morning due to complications from a stroke, according to Leonard's Facebook page and his longtime researcher at the Detroit News, Gregg Sutter.
Leonard, 87, was working on his...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Crime writer Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke in an undisclosed Detroit-area hospital.
"It happened a week ago, last Monday [July 29]," his longtime researcher, Gregg Sutter, told the Detroit News. "He's doing better every day, and the...