Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston plays another 'complicated man'
Published 03/06/2014 at 8 p.m.
Bryan Cranston plays another complicated man in "All The Way," as former President Lyndon B. Johnson, on Broadway.
CD reviews: Pharrell's new album on heels of Oscar success
Published 03/06/2014 at 6 p.m.
CD reviews of new albums.
List of 2014 Oscar winners
Updated 03/03/2014 at 12:05 a.m.
List of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Speed may be cause of Salma Hayek brother's deadly crash
Published 02/25/2014 at 8:45 p.m.
Los Angeles police say speed may be a factor in a deadly crash involving Salma Hayek's brother.
Judge sets deadline for Justin Bieber video objections
Published 02/24/2014 at 7:58 p.m.
A Florida judge has set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for Justin Bieber's lawyers to file objections to the release of police video taken after the singer's Jan. 23 arrest in Miami Beach.
Maria von Trapp, whose family inspired "Sound of Music,' dies
Published 02/22/2014 at 9:33 p.m.
Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 99.
Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61
Published 02/18/2014 at 8:12 p.m.
Bob Casale, the guitarist for Devo, best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It," has died of heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61.
John Henson, son of Muppets creator, dies in NY
Published 02/16/2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Puppeteer John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died in New York. He was 48.
Justin Bieber gets March trial date in Florida case
Published 02/04/2014 at 12:42 p.m.
A trial date has been set for Justin Bieber in Miami for his recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.
J.K. Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong
Published 02/02/2014 at 12:10 p.m.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about having ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley.
Report: Justin Bieber had pot, Xanax in system at arrest
Published 01/30/2014 at 1:36 p.m.
A preliminary toxicology report shows that Justin Bieber tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax after his arrest last week in South Florida.
Justin Bieber pleads not guilty in DUI arrest
Published 01/29/2014 at 6:22 p.m.
Justin Bieber has pleaded not guilty in to charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Florida.
At Grammys, Daft Punk dominate with 4 big wins
Published 01/28/2014 at 10:58 a.m.
At Grammys, Daft Punk dominate with 4 big wins
2014 Grammy Awards: Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win
Updated 01/26/2014 at 11:26 p.m.
A 17-year-old from New Zealand has won the Grammy Award for song of the year.
Gasparilla festival provides pirates, revelry
Updated 01/26/2014 at 5:07 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This year's Gasparilla festival provided a dose of piracy and mid-winter revelry for Tampa residents and visitors, but authorities say Central Florida's version of Mardi Gras...
Start Chinese new year with fresh take on ambrosia
Published 01/21/2014 at 4 p.m.
Make this ambrosia recipe to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Jerry Sandusky's son takes part in film on Penn St. case
Published 01/20/2014 at 8:48 p.m.
The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims.
'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Ruth Robinson Duccini dies
Published 01/16/2014 at 11:39 p.m.
Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 95.
Velveeta shortage looms just as 'peak season' arrives
Published 01/14/2014 at 7:30 p.m.
With Super Bowl on deck and dip season fires up, there's apparently a shortage of Velveeta cheese, the main ingredient of chile con queso.
Final list of 2014 Golden Globe winners
Updated 01/12/2014 at 11:02 p.m.
Final list of winners for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Cheesy shortage: Kraft says Velveeta running low
Published 01/08/2014 at 11:58 a.m.
Playoff parties may have one fewer dip option this year. Kraft Foods says some customers may not be able to find Velveeta cheese over the next few weeks.
Review: A look at some overlooked albums of 2013
Updated 01/07/2014 at 10:23 a.m.
A look at some of 2013's overlooked albums, from rocker Joan Jett to rapper E-40 and the Craig Taborn Trio.
Top 10 movies of 2013
Published 12/31/2013 at 3:15 p.m.
In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of “Nebraska” to the rooftop Roman parties in “The Great Beauty” to the sleek future Los Angeles of “Her,” 2013 has been a trip.
More cars and coffee on Seinfeld's Web talk show
Published 12/31/2013 at 3 p.m.
Jerry Seinfeld loves cars. He’s fond of coffee. And, of course, he’s a comedian who loves to talk comedy. But the inspiration for his online talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (wherein he and a fellow comedian crack wise ...
2013 brought surprises, good and bad, to viewers
Published 12/30/2013 at 7:45 a.m.
NEW YORK — Even after all these years, TV in 2013 continued to surprise us. What a fine surprise was “The Returned,” a French-language zombie series aired by Sundance Channel. And Tatiana Maslany was startling in BBC America’s eerie series ...
Why 2013 was our year of guilty pleasures
Published 12/28/2013 at 10 a.m.
This year, Hollywood reminded us of one long Kanye West rant — somewhat intelligible, yet completely nonsensical; intriguing, but annoying; and something you wanted to ignore but just could not look away.
'American Hustle' a portrait of swank '70s fashion
Published 12/28/2013 at 9:30 a.m.
From Christian Bale’s burgundy velour blazer to Amy Adams’ plunging sequin halter dress, “American Hustle” is a cinematic romp through the over-the-top styles of the 1970s.
Ex-anchorman enjoys comparison to Ron Burgundy
Published 12/28/2013 at 9 a.m.
A former 1970s anchorman is enjoying a little more time in the limelight, thanks to the return of his fictional counterpart Ron Burgundy. Comedian Will Ferrell has said the inspiration for his character in the “Anchorman” movies was Mort Crim, ...
Singing in the cold: Bruno preps for Super Bowl
Published 12/27/2013 at 2:42 p.m.
Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing cold?
Balloting begins! Oscar nominations voting starts
Published 12/27/2013 at 9:45 a.m.
Voting begins Friday for 2014's Academy Awards nominees. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots for their favorite film work from the past year until Jan. 8, 2014.
Review: 'Mitty' Stiller's strong dramatic turn
Published 12/25/2013 at 11 a.m.
Marketed as Ben Stiller’s bend toward drama, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” finds the actor, who also directed the feature, seemingly exuding super-human strength while jumping between buildings and battling his nemesis as they surf asphalt.
Review: Pomp, amoral 'Wolf of Wall Street' is rich
Published 12/24/2013 at 5:11 p.m.
Digging into deep-pocket gluttony, Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street” highlights a world rich in drugs, fast cars and private jets. The American dream is amplified, yet those indulging in it are never satisfied.
Ben Stiller dreams of a shift with 'Mitty'
Published 12/24/2013 at 3:11 p.m.
Ben Stiller’s commonality with the hero of his new film hasn’t gone unnoticed. Stiller, too, hopes for something a little different for his life: He wants to direct more movies and make films outside of the comedies he’s best known ...
N.J. mayor in 'American Hustle' left complex legacy
Published 12/24/2013 at 2:13 p.m.
In “American Hustle,” a highly fictionalized telling of the bizarre Abscam FBI corruption sting of the 1970s, the public official on the take is the most selfless character.
'A Christmas Story' at 30: Now part of the family
Published 12/24/2013 at 2 p.m.
Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn’t get old. The film “A Christmas Story” opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favo
Review: Elba anchors 'Mandela' with dignity, charm
Published 12/24/2013 at 1:30 p.m.
If there were ever a month to learn, via the movies, about crucial periods of history, it’s this one. A few weeks ago, we were introduced to “12 Years a Slave,” Steve McQueen’s unforgettable look at American slavery, through one ...
Go for the food: Fun eats in St. Petersburg
Published 12/24/2013 at 11 a.m.
A typical St. Petersburg itinerary might include seeing the Dali Museum, having a drink at the storied Vinoy hotel and checking out nearby beaches. As in any good-sized city, the downtown and waterfront areas have plenty of restaurant options, from ...
New, culinary-themed hotel opens in Tampa
Published 12/23/2013 at 6:30 p.m.
In the past, the Tampa Bay region hasn’t been high on a foodie’s travel bucket list. But the new Epicurean Hotel aims to change that. The entire concept revolves around food: There’s an 80-seat restaurant, patisserie, culinary theater, wine store, ...
The ladies of 'Anchorman 2' show Ron who's boss
Published 12/21/2013 at 1:13 p.m.
In the eyes of legendary newscaster Ron Burgundy, arguably Will Ferrell’s most memorable character, this is a man’s world. But in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” it wouldn’t be anything without a few saucy newsroom girls.
De Niro and Stallone in one for the aged
Published 12/21/2013 at 10 a.m.
The last time Robert De Niro laced on the gloves for the big screen he delivered a knockout as Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull.”
The Coens abide: Joel & Ethan on refusing maturity
Published 12/20/2013 at 10:30 a.m.
If you’re trying to assign the trait of maturity to us, frankly, it won’t wash.”
Poll: US adults say 'whatever' so totally annoying
Published 12/20/2013 at 9:44 a.m.
When it comes to phrases that annoy, it looks like it's "whatever" forever.
'Lucy' special puts colorization back in spotlight
Published 12/19/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
You look at them, and somehow it’s not how they’re supposed to look: Lucy and Ricky, Fred and Ethel, moving around familiar sets doing their familiar “I Love Lucy” thing. And yet they seem more substantial, more real. Because this ...
Holiday album a first for English singer Nick Lowe
Published 12/19/2013 at 2 p.m.
Nick Lowe wasn’t exactly filled with the Christmas spirit when his American record company suggested he make his first holiday album.
Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' a spoonful of sugar
Published 12/19/2013 at 1 p.m.
For most scribes who have toiled in the movie industry, portraying Hollywood as a healing paradise is roughly equivalent to regaling a lobster with the soothing properties of a boiling pot of water.
Review: Corruption saga 'Hustle' a solid riot
Published 12/19/2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Underscoring deeply conflicted characters who are on a mission to reconceive their unsatisfying circumstances, has become director David O. Russell’s sweet spot. From his raw 1996 film, “Flirting with Disaster,” to last year’s acclaimed “Silver Linings Playbook,” he effectively unravels ...
6 geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches
Published 12/19/2013 at 10 a.m.
Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas? It’s that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes think we’re hearing.
Review: 'Anchorman 2,' bloated but still funny
Published 12/18/2013 at 4 p.m.
Can there be too much of a good thing? Where did that expression come from, anyway? If it’s good, isn’t more always better?
Food trends 2013: Bidding adieu to Charlie Trotter and trans fats
Published 12/18/2013 at 11:24 a.m.
This year's most significant food moment was more seismic, an event 125 years in the making.
Aguilera, Gaga duet as 'The Voice' crowns champ
Published 12/18/2013 at 9:58 a.m.
No one is more surprised by the results of Tuesday's "The Voice" finale than season five winner, Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin.