| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Aided by blockbusters "Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2," Universal Pictures crossed the $2-billion mark in international box-office receipts for 2013, a first for the movie studio.
As of Wednesday morning, the studio's international take was $2....
| Apr 14, 2013
| 11:13 PM
Tatiana Maslany put in some long days playing numerous roles in "Orphan Black," often acting all by herself in the BBC America series.
Maslany stars as Sarah, a woman who discovers she's one of several clones who look alike and share the same genetic...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Frankly, it sounded pretty stupid. For reasons unknown, electricity fails worldwide, sending humanity into a post-technological free-fall. Weeds grow in the Capitol (very "Logan's Run"), young women defend their families with bows and arrows (very "Hunger...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Apparently, billionaire Elon Musk is channeling John F. Kennedy, who famously intoned, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Musk, who wasn’t even born when Kennedy gave his inaugural...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Comcast Corp. posted strong first-quarter earnings with gains in nearly all of its business units -- except for the NBC broadcast network as the peacock's feathers once again got plucked.
Dismal prime-time ratings at NBC contributed to a $35-million...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
An old index card reads: Original. Real. Poignant. Those were the first words Greg Daniels jotted down a decade ago as his guide in adapting the daft British TV series "The Office" for an American audience.
The ideas on the flimsy card stock proved...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Anne Hathaway debuted her platinum blond hair wearing a seriously sheer gown at the annual Met Gala in New York on Monday. She was among a number of stars who took on dramatic 'dos for the occasion.
The Oscar-winning "Les Miserables" star went all in...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK -- In a time long removed from Michael Scott and must-see TV, NBC is hoping Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes can help fill its Thursday night comedy void.
The network on Monday unveiled its programming for the year ahead during its annual upfront...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The former "Saturday Night Live" star Nora Dunn is to star in the upcoming production of the Broadway farce "Boeing-Boeing" at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
Dunn, who is becoming a familiar face in Chicago theater, is also working on a...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
An essay in the program for Los Angeles Opera's new production of "Tosca," which opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, begins by quoting Benjamin Britten on Puccini's opera. The British composer, Joseph Berger writes, was "'sickened'...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:45 PM
From the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theater and the John Anson Ford Amphitheater to Burbank's own Starlight Bowl, Burbankers have no shortage when it comes to selecting a nearby venue for an evening of star-canopied music.
While not as high profile as...