Paris Hilton's brother assaulted at Miami party
Published 12/08/2013 at 4:56 p.m.
Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a Miami Beach party.
Sondheim himself sings in HBO's 'Six by Sondheim'
Published 12/08/2013 at 11:41 a.m.
“Six by Sondheim,” which airs Monday, directed by longtime Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, uses dozens of TV interviews of the revolutionary composer spanning 50 years to tell his story through six of his songs.
Chris Wallace marks 10 years as Fox host
Published 12/08/2013 at 9 a.m.
Chris Wallace may have fewer Sunday-morning viewers than his rivals on the weekly political chat shows, but he concedes nothing on quality. Wallace is in a celebratory mood. This weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of when the longtime NBC and ...
James to co-star in movie
Published 12/06/2013 at 5:45 p.m.
LeBron James is taking his game to the silver screen. The Miami Heat superstar confirmed reports before Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls that he will co-star with Kevin Hart in the comedy "Ballers."
Broadway wins in live 'Sound of Music'
Published 12/06/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Whew, that was nerve-wracking, right? All those kids and staircases, pillow fights, candles and dancing. But somehow the cast and crew of NBC’s three-hour live telecast of “The Sound of Music” pulled it off Thursday night with only a trodden-on ...
‘Armstrong Lie’ tracks his rise and fall
Published 12/06/2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Lance Armstrong didn’t just repeatedly lie about doping during his seven Tour de France wins, but he maintained and even flaunted those lies through ill-gotten power — and he still believes his own hype. Such is the portrayal of the ...
Review: 'Out of the Furnace' rusted over
Published 12/06/2013 at 10 a.m.
“Out of the Furnace” is an earnestly crafted, passionately acted working-class drama rusted over by its noble intentions of steel-town sympathizing.
Spike Lee riffs on 'Oldboy' in remake
Published 12/05/2013 at 4 p.m.
Nobody ever accused Spike Lee of an overabundance of subtlety. So that Lee would take on a remake — or “reinterpretation,” as he calls it — of Park Chan-wook’s grotesque revenge melodrama “Oldboy” is perhaps fitting.
Alexa Davalos goes film noir in TNT's 'Mob City'
Published 12/05/2013 at 3 p.m.
Alexa Davalos has handled her share of rough-and-tumble action in movies including “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “The Mist” and “Clash of the Titans.” But in TNT’s new series “Mob City,” the actress takes on the sophisticated nuances of film noir, ...
Boy's 'gun art' on display at art fair in Miami
Published 12/05/2013 at 2 p.m.
Charles Gitnick is only 11 years old, but his art appears far more mature. The sixth-grader from Los Angeles places toy guns that look like real weapons on a canvas and paints over them, purposely camouflaging them in an abstract ...
Thalia taking spot in Hollywood -- and in Macy's
Published 12/05/2013 at 1:03 p.m.
Thalia, the Mexican-born pop star and actress, is covering the U.S. coasts, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and landing her own fashion line at Macy's stores.
Study finds most U.S. silent films have been lost
Published 12/04/2013 at 12:09 p.m.
The vast majority of feature-length silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all but disappear, according to a study released Wednesday.
Artist builds mechanical alligator for Art Basel
Published 12/03/2013 at 4:07 p.m.
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami artist is building a giant mechanical alligator to raise awareness about the Florida Everglades, with plans to float it in Biscayne Bay during the city's...
ABC's 'The Chew' biting into its 500th episode
Published 12/03/2013 at 1 p.m.
When ABC’s “The Chew” premiered in September 2011, it begged the question: Was it biting off more than a show like this could chew?
FIU art museum hosts sculpture symposium in Miami
Published 12/02/2013 at 11:07 a.m.
MIAMI (AP) — Artists, collectors and curators are gathering at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University for the "Makers & Shakers" internationals sculpture symposium.
Sign language interpreter's moves a hit in concert
Published 11/30/2013 at 10 a.m.
Holly Maniatty creates music — for the deaf. Teaming American Sign Language with dance moves and body language, she brings musical performances alive for those who can’t hear. Her clients are a who’s who of rock, pop and hip-hop: Bruce ...
Busch Gardens cheetahs race 2 football players
Updated 11/29/2013 at 11:07 a.m.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — National Geographic has pitted two of the fastest football players against cheetahs from Busch Gardens in Tampa to see who could cross the finish line first.
Nuanced, intelligent Dench makes 'Philomena' work
Published 11/28/2013 at 11 a.m.
Ask any good chef: why do some recipes work, while others, with the very same ingredients, do not? Ah, but it’s the QUALITY of the ingredients that matters, that chef will probably say.
'Nebraska,' a stirring road trip comedy
Published 11/28/2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Outfitted with delicious wit and a forbearing tone, the charm of screenwriter Bob Nelson’s Midwest-set dramedy, “Nebraska,” is rooted in its clever dialogue and novel approach to small-town dynamics.
Harmonic convergence: Billie Joe Armstrong, Norah Jones team up
Published 11/28/2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Billie Joe Armstrong has a future in sales if the music thing doesn’t work out. Just ask Norah Jones, who had every intention of turning down an interesting but odd pitch from the Green Day frontman because of tour exhaustion ...
Boston Marathon bombing affected 'American Hustle'
Published 11/27/2013 at 5:06 p.m.
While shooting in Boston, David O. Russell found his film "American Hustle" caught up in the Boston Marathon bombing.
2013's best books to get you thinking about food
Published 11/27/2013 at 3 p.m.
Here are the best books for foodies in 2013.
'Book Thief' a heart-stealing triumph
Published 11/27/2013 at 2 p.m.
Rarely has a story about an angelic schoolgirl been narrated by Death. But such is the case in the dark, yet wondrous “The Book Thief,” set in Nazi Germany.
Disney royals gain boost in 'Frozen'
Published 11/27/2013 at 1 p.m.
Instead of the bygone damsels in distress — yes we’re talking about you Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty — the female royals of “Frozen,” Disney’s latest animated wonder, are feisty, forward and independent.
Hills coming alive with 'The Sound of Music Live!'
Published 11/26/2013 at 4:15 p.m.
During a preliminary run-through a few weeks ago, much work clearly remained to get “The Sound of Music Live!” ready for airtime on Dec. 5, when it, along with everyone involved, will make history: More than a half-century has passed ...
Thanksgiving sides: Dishes to elevate your Turkey day
Published 11/26/2013 at 1 p.m.
Beets put a fresh spin on a Thanksgiving staple
Burnett, Downey take 'The Bible' music on the road
Published 11/26/2013 at 9 a.m.
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s “The Bible” franchise continues to grow in unexpected ways. Up next? A 16-city music tour featuring some of today’s most popular Christian acts.
Allison Janney is a comedy buff at home in 'Mom'
Published 11/25/2013 at 9 a.m.
Allison Janney extends the maxim that the best actors can entertain simply by reading a phone book. She manages with commercials. Her voice is warm and burnished with compassion on radio and TV voiceover spots for a health care provider, ...
Brandi Glanville finds success after scorn
Published 11/23/2013 at 11 a.m.
Brandi Glanville caught the public eye when her divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian became tabloid fodder, but she’s held people’s interest with her role on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Vince Vaughn focuses on family-friendly fare
Published 11/23/2013 at 11 a.m.
In the new movie “Delivery Man,” Vince Vaughn plays a sperm donor who learns he’s fathered more than 500 kids. In the past, that kind of scenario might have been the set up for a film with adult humor, given ...
Rick Santorum steps out in new role as movie mogul
Published 11/23/2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Rick Santorum was glad-handing a friendly crowd at a cocktail reception the other night, seeking support just as he did for many grueling months on the 2012 campaign trail for the Republican presidential nomination. But this time he wasn’t looking ...
Cosby: Laughs but no jokes, and far from finished
Published 11/22/2013 at 3 p.m.
It was 30 years ago when he last filmed a concert special. Now he’s gone and done it again. “Bill Cosby: Far From Finished” finds this king of comedy onstage in Cerritos, Calif., where he rules for the 90-minute special ...
Lawrence is Hollywood's modern everywoman
Published 11/22/2013 at 2 p.m.
It’s not always easy being an Oscar-winner. When Jennifer Lawrence returned to the set of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” after winning the best-actress Academy Award for last year’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” she was treated to a round of applause. ...
'Cops,' Spike TV call themselves a happy match
Published 11/21/2013 at 6 p.m.
“Cops” and Spike TV are having a mutual love affair, in a bad-boys manner of speaking. The documentary-style crime series has found the freedom to be edgier since moving to cable from its 25-year broadcast TV home on Fox.
Album reviews: Box sets from the Beatles, the Dead, more
Published 11/21/2013 at 5 p.m.
Looking for holiday gift ideas for the music lover in your life? Here's a look at 15 recently released box sets
Monty Python's reunion show in July at London
Published 11/21/2013 at 3:15 p.m.
The Monty Python gang is coming back for a reunion show at London’s 02 arena in July. Eric Idle said Thursday that the London show was planned as a single event but that further engagements are possible.
Ballooning animal controversies mar Macy's parade
Published 11/21/2013 at 3 p.m.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is awash in animal-related protests over its floats, with controversies involving the unlikely pairing of rocker Joan Jett and Shamu the killer whale.
McConaughey better than ever in 'Dallas'
Published 11/21/2013 at 11 a.m.
The best parts of “Dallas Buyers Club” are Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
'Catching Fire' an upgrade for franchise
Published 11/20/2013 at 10 a.m.
A considerable upgrade over the first “Hunger Games” movie, “Catching Fire” comes across more like a remake than a sequel.
JFK portrayals brought challenge for screen actors
Published 11/18/2013 at 11 a.m.
A wide range of actors have played President John F. Kennedy in the movies and on TV, starting even before his assassination 50 years ago.
'Best Man Holiday' revives Chestnut's lure
Published 11/16/2013 at 10 a.m.
— Back in 2012, while filming “The Best Man Holiday,” Morris Chestnut and Nia Long became increasingly nostalgic.
Classic and modern takes on the Thanksgiving bird
Published 11/15/2013 at 1 p.m.
Thanksgiving can be a landmine of a meal. Creative cooks who tinker too aggressively with classic recipes may find themselves at the head of a table of disgruntled diners.
Governors Awards: Jolie, Martin, Lansbury, Tosi discuss new Oscars
Published 11/15/2013 at 7:24 a.m.
Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Oscar statuettes at Saturday's Governors Awards
'Best Man Holiday,' a overly gooey sequel
Published 11/14/2013 at 3 p.m.
It seems quite apt that “The Best Man Holiday,” a film about a reunion of old friends, feels just like going to an actual reunion. In ways both bad and good.
'Challenger Disaster' TV film stars William Hurt
Published 11/14/2013 at 10 a.m.
The watching world was horrified when, on Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded over Cape Canaveral, Fla., just seconds after liftoff. A new film, “The Challenger Disaster,” stars William Hurt as Richard Feynman (with co-stars including Brian Dennehy ...
Mediocre 'Diana' wastes an opportunity
Published 11/14/2013 at 10 a.m.
Let’s start with the relatively good news: “Diana,” a new biopic about the last two years of Princess Diana’s life, is not nearly as horrendous as some of the reviews in her homeland might have led you to believe.
In banner year for black films, hopes for momentum
Published 11/14/2013 at 9 a.m.
Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heartwarming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism — and then returns to business as usual.
50 years looks good on ABC's 'General Hospital'
Published 11/13/2013 at 4:15 p.m.
A few years ago, ABC’s “General Hospital” was in trouble. Then “One Life to Live” executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati joined “GH.”
Amazon fills its video cart with 2 new comedies
Published 11/13/2013 at 4 p.m.
There’s a new kid on the block at Culver Studios. Inside a towering soundstage, just around the corner from where such television comedies as TBS’ “Cougar Town” and Showtime’s “Episodes” have been filmed, another production is in full swing. But ...
Katy Perry planning something special to open AMAs
Published 11/13/2013 at 3:39 p.m.
Katy Perry is on a four-week journey that snakes around the world, including stops in Amsterdam, Australia and Japan. She’s got Germany to go before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Miami. And then it’s across the continent to Los Angeles.