| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination approaches, the mystery surrounding the murder has inspired another indie movie, as Tommy Alastra and Joe Mundo of 13th Sign Pictures have signed on to finance and produce "Dallas in...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
If you bought a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" for your e-reader, you are not alone -- not by a long shot. E.L. James' sexy novel about innocent college student Anastasia Steele and her love affair with handcuff-inclined billionaire Christian Grey was the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Nicole de Boer was born in Toronto on this day in 1970. This birthday gal is known for playing Sarah Bannerman on "Stephen King's Dead Zone" and Ezri Dax on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." She's guest-starred on "Haven" and "Stargate:...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:14 PM
When Jim Gaffigan plays the Chicago Theatre this weekend, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Northwest Indiana native.
His comedy makes no effort to hide his love for the simple things of Midwestern life. He talks openly about his love of food and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:30 PM
After getting praise for his work on the first season of "American Horror Story," Dylan McDermott is returning to the genre with a role in the fantasy horror project "Mercy" for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.
Pic is based on a Stephen King...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
In a move to bump up physical book sales, Stephen King will not release an e-book version of his new novel, "Joyland," the Wall Street Journal reports.
It’s something of a radical move for the man who stood onstage with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
20TH CENTURY FOX TV
Robin Williams' biggest commitment to series television since the days of "Mork & Mindy" highlights a 20th TV slate that is deep, even if not necessarily brimming with international star appeal.
Williams is teaming with another...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Australia's Qantas Airlines is promoting the announcement of its extended flight routes by commissioning a series of books that last exactly as long as each flight.
For passengers, that could mean less worrying about when it's safe to use electronic...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This week, the streets of midtown Manhattan will once again swarm with TV executives trying to woo ad buyers to their upcoming fall lineups with splashy presentations, star-packed cocktail parties and plentiful swag.
But there's an...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:23 AM
"Under the Dome" doesn't start until June 24, but CBS is offering this promising trailer for the miniseries based on the Stephen King novel.
The good signs: Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment is producing.
Niels Arden Oplev directed the first...