| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:26 PM
After seasons of splitting hair straight down the middle, stars' manes are taking sides. Deep side parts narrowly prevailed over updos as the biggest hair trend emerging from the first major show of awards season — the Golden Globes.
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:53 AM
"Saturday Night Live" takes a very long bow -- three and a half hours -- Sunday night on NBC. How you feel about that 40th anniversary celebration will depend on how you have experienced the show.
If, like me, you saw it from the beginning, you...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:00 AM
"Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year.
Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:01 AM
The Tribeca Film Festival is catching "Saturday Night Live" fever for this year's opening night.
The New York film confab will kick off its 2015 gathering on April 15 with "Live From New York!," nonfiction filmmaker Bao Nguyen's look at the long-running...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:58 PM
As producer and/or director, Judd Apatow is nothing less than a starmaker, elevating the careers of Steve Carell ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids") and many more into legit movie stardom.
"Trainwreck," opening this summer and...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:30 AM
Whatever happened to the splashy awards-show production number?
Once upon a time — say two or three years ago — high-concept spectacle was the default mode for a live television event like the Grammy Awards. You get the chance to play that...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday.
On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Fear is the enemy of satire, a point all too well illustrated this weekend by “Saturday Night Live.”
The NBC series started promisingly by having Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) slam North Korea and Sony for giving evil organizations a bad name over...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:00 AM
New Releases, Maze Runner, The Skeleton Twins, Magic In the Moonlight, Tootsie
The Maze Runner
20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
The latest dystopian young adult novel to hit the big screen is one the better movie versions that the genre's...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Over the years, Chicago-based filmmaker Stephen Cone has occasionally done freelance work running casting sessions for the local agency Paskal Rudnicke, which is frequently hired to find actors for commercials and TV guest spots.
That experience —...