| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:06 AM
The Screen Actors Guild nominated the movies "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture Wednesday.
The SAG nominations...
| Jun 28, 2014
All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal.
The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The 1987 film "Ishtar" has long held a cultural status much larger than that of just a single movie, as shorthand for the utter worst, an epochal flop with audiences and critics alike and a huge financial bomb. Its air of failure has become all-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut as sultry nightclub singer Sally Bowles in a planned revival of "Cabaret," according to reports.
The three-time Oscar nominee will star in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production opposite Alan...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:22 AM
"Sleepy Hollow." A resurrected revolutionary war hero, a double-ax wielding horseman (headless), ghost trees, Colonial witches, an authority-defying female cop and at least one very funny Starbucks joke? Long before you can say, "Oh, did we mention the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:14 AM
As they begin Season 3 of "Key & Peele" (9:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, Sept. 18, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele need to focus on new material.
It's not that fan favorite characters such as President Obama's...
| 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....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Granddaughters can be unnerving.
Eclipsing even the considerable skills honed by their mothers and grandmothers over the decades, granddaughters can cut their grandfathers down to size in a single unguarded moment.
The other day, for instance, my 7-...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences plans to present a concert at UCLA's Royce Hall showcasing the year’s Oscar-nominated scores and songs on Feb. 27, three days before the March 2 Academy Awards.
The proposed concert, announced to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The animated film "Despicable Me 2" has been denied a release in China, a spokesperson for distributor Universal Pictures has confirmed.
The 3-D movie, a sequel to the 2010 hit, has grossed $584 million worldwide. And it has been a huge success...