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  • After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires

    After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires
    On Wednesday night's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Detective John Munch, played by Richard Belzer, retired. And in a fitting send-off the fictional cops of New York's 16th precinct threw him a roast. Belzer's time playing the perpetually...
  • 'The Walking Dead': Another day, another zombie

    'The Walking Dead': Another day, another zombie
    "The Walking Dead" is back! Remember? The AMC drama that was the channel's biggest runaway hit before "Breaking Bad" distracted everyone for eight weeks? Now that Walter White is worm bait, the zombies are back to reclaim their crown. However, as we...
  • Donnie Andrews dies at 58; killer an inspiration for TV character

    Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years, when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar Little...
  • PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho

    PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho
    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,...
  • Prison design faces judgment

    It might be the most carefully hidden building boom in American architectural history. Over the last 40 years, beginning with strict drug-sentencing laws introduced in 1973 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and quickly copied around the country, the...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Two Imposters'

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Two Imposters'
    "I need a bath, some chow, and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies."- Al Capone "Two Imposters" picks up no more than a couple hours after the crate containing Owen Slater showed up at Nucky Thompson's door. Right away, "Boardwalk...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat

    'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat
    In high school, Michael B. Jordan was a good kid. He was one of the star players on his basketball team. He made good grades even while juggling a role on "All My Children." He tried to spend his salary wisely, buying a small apartment complex in 2005...
  • Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton

    Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton
    As fine as he was playing Jimmy McNulty in "The Wire," Dominic West certainly hasn't let that role define him. He's played Henry Higgins in an English revival of "My Fair Lady" and Iago opposite Clarke Peters' Othello. He starred in BBC America's...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • Dominic West - From 'The Wire' to 'The Hour' and beyond

    Dominic West - From 'The Wire' to 'The Hour' and beyond
    There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few. But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
  • 'Walking Dead' mid-season finale recap, 'Made to Suffer'

    'Walking Dead' mid-season finale recap, 'Made to Suffer'
    Well THAT wasn't how the Dixon brothers reunion was supposed to go down! For a second, right after the Governor accused Merle of being a traitor in Sunday night's episode, I was very scared that ol' Merle was going to get killed off right then and...