| Feb 25, 2014
Before we start, a background lesson on Creed Bratton. Pens up. Bratton is a real person who, back in the 1960s, played guitar in the radio rock group The Grass Roots, then went on to a middling solo music career......
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:43 AM
David Hemphill's idea of a play set in a Miami Beach hotel begins with his audience and ends with a "screwed-up" cast of characters, which includes a Zen-practicing bartender, a shirtless playboy and a feisty Hialeah party girl.
Naturally, this is a...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
At this year's Florida Film Festival, the rallying cry could be borrowed from history: "The British are coming! The British are coming!"
For the first time, a special program of short films from the United Kingdom is part of the annual 10-day festival...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
OK, Beyoncé's overnight surprise album drop isn't news only to fans -- it's news to other celebs too.
Because that's how Sasha Fierce rolls.
Queen Bey dropped her "visual album," "Beyoncé," which features 14 songs and 17 videos, late Thursday,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Sunday will be a busy night.
"Breaking Bad" (AMC, Sunday). After 10,000 episodes, the gold-encrusted body of "Breaking Bad" will be laid to rest Sunday night, with much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, after which we can officially begin...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Stephen Merchant, the tall fellow sometimes found near Ricky Gervais (he co-wrote and co-directed "The Office" and "Extras," and costarred in the latter), has put himself out front in his own HBO series. Created with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:42 AM
It looks like "The Millers'" dysfunction is working just fine for CBS so far.
Coming off a big lead-in from the hit "The Big Bang Theory," "The Millers" kicked off with 13.2 million viewers and a rating of 3.3 in the key 18-49 age demographic,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Ricky Gervais doesn't understand why you're so afraid of him.
"People come up to me and say, 'Oh, I was scared to ask for your autograph in case you put me down,'" Gervais says in a hushed tone during a recent interview in New York. "No, no, I would...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Jenna Fischer has sold a house in Studio City for $2.015 million.
The gated Moroccan-style house "The Office" star sold is entered through a courtyard with a fountain. Features include panoramic views, two fireplaces, a butler's pantry, four bedrooms,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:59 PM
It wouldn't be October if there weren't an onslaught of Halloween-themed programming to binge on. Fox is getting into the spirit with a couple of its Tuesday comedies.
Freshman comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which was recently picked up for a full...