| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Guillermo del Toro is a horror movie fanatic (just ask anyone who has been a guest at his memorabilia-filled home), and that genre love is on full display in the newly released opening sequence for the upcoming "Simpsons" Halloween episode, known as the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
CANNES -- The global boom of upscale cast-driven drama has injected some glamour and timeliness into the Cannes-set Mipcom confab, turning it into a one-stop-launchpad for top sales companies.
The looming airstrike, which was eventually cancelled on...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross, her director on "The Hunger Games," are in negotiations with Lionsgate for "Burial Rites," a feature adaptation of Hannah Kent's novel centering on a murder trial in Iceland in 1829.
Allison Shearmur, who has a first-look...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe has died. The 82-year-old was best known for his gorgeously written historical novel that served as an indictment of colonialism, "Things Fall Apart." Published in 1958, "Things Fall Apart" soon became an international...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:33 AM
When I was 4 when I was bitten. My parents had taken me to Yellowstone National Park. I remember wooden walkways among geysers. Old Faithful was still faithful then. My father tells me we saw bison and elk, but I only remember being entranced by a walking...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Next time you want to see a Don Cheadle movie, all you may have to do is say the actor's name to your TV and it will tell you what your options are.
That was just one of the features Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts talked about...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:10 PM
In one of writer Richard Matheson's last novels, when a radio psychologist complains that the woman his wife had just turned away from their door was "terribly disturbed," his wife retorts, "Aren't we all?"
That question was central in Matheson's...
| Feb 24, 2013
Randy Runyon, who entertained audiences in Southern California for more than a decade as Chucko, the clown character he took over from his father in the 1980s, died Wednesday at his home in Canyon Country. He was 57.
His death followed a lengthy...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:28 AM
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| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival is underway in multiple venues and, as they say on TV, we've got team coverage of everything from the marquee attractions at the Chicago Theatre to the late-night, semi-secret performances that insiders...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Novelist Louise Erdrich and journalist Katherine Boo took the top prizes at the National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday night. Although set half a world apart, both women's books express what Boo described as "small stories in so-called hidden...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:25 PM
In 1977, Stephen King published the slender novel, "Rage," under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The book centered on Charlie Decker, a disgruntled high school senior who shoots his algebra teacher and holds his classmates hostage.
In 1988 in San...