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  • Maya Angelou dies: A look at the acclaimed poet's movie career

    Maya Angelou dies: A look at the acclaimed poet's movie career
    The pioneering, multi-talented artist and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known as a prolific poet and memoirist. But over the course of her freewheeling life, which  included stints as a dancer, singer,...
  • Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees

    Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees
    Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby...
  • James Earl Jones Talks 'Star Wars,' Retirement And 'Love Letters'

    James Earl Jones Talks 'Star Wars,' Retirement And 'Love Letters'
    For many James Earl Jones is best known as that distinctive voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King" or as the older version of author Alex Haley in the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations." But the veteran...
  • 'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts

    'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts
    When Levar Burton launched a Kickstarter to make a school-focused version of "Reading Rainbow," supporters donated $1 million in just 11 hours. That was the campaign's initial goal; the strong start prompted Burton to raise his sights -- to $5 million....
  • Tony- and Emmy-winning 'Roots' actress coming to Easton's State Theatre

     
    A Tony- and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress best known for her role in the groundbreaking 1970s mini-series “Roots” is coming to Easton’s State Theater, it was just announced. Leslie Uggams has replaced Faith Prince for the...
  • Brad Pitt puts Malibu beach house on the market

    Brad Pitt puts Malibu beach house on the market
    Brad Pitt has listed his gated Malibu beach house for $13.75 million. The view home he shares with actress Angelina Jolie sits on 1.26 blufftop acres with a tennis court, a lap pool and access to the beach. Features include walls of glass doors, a walk-...
  • January TV series, season & winter premiere schedule

    January TV series, season & winter premiere schedule
    Now that the holidays are (almost) over, you're probably ready for your favorite shows to return as the midseason schedule kicks in. A lot of brand new shows premiere in January as well. So get ready. Here's a list of series, season and winter premiere...
  • LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age

    LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age
    LeVar Burton speaks with the clarity and conviction of a man with an audience. His indignations are righteous. “I'm pissed at the current state of education in America. The fact that we've spent way too much money on war and not enough on our kids?...
  • Cicely Tyson: Milestones and facts about the Tony Award winner

    Cicely Tyson: Milestones and facts about the Tony Award winner
    The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful." It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her...
  • Guests of note grace Hampton Roads events

    Guests of note grace Hampton Roads events
    Author My Haley's "The Treason of Mary Louvestre" tour continues In case you missed it in our earlier story, author My Haley is currently touring to discuss her book, "The Treason of Mary Louvestre" (Koehlerbooks, 2013), which tells the story of a...
  • 'The Sopranos' tops WGA's top 101 TV shows of all time

    'The Sopranos' tops WGA's top 101 TV shows of all time
    They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time. At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...