| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The latest network to enlist big-screen talent and muscle its way into the original scripted-series business, Hallmark Channel premieres on Saturday its adaptation of Debbie Macomber's bestselling Cedar Cove novels. It's called "Debbie Macomber's Cedar...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It may have been celebration, but Eden Sher of "The Middle" got a little emotional with the rest of the cast as they celebrated their 100th episode Oct. 19 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
While talking about how much she loves her castmates,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When Jennifer Lawrence landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in the first "The Hunger Games" two years ago, neither she nor the film's producer, Nina Jacobson, nor financial backer Lionsgate could imagine the magnitude of what would transpire for all of...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Eight years ago, novelist Shannon Hale read an interview with a writer who was on the verge of publishing her first book.
“Ohhh,” Hale sighed sympathetically. “It doesn’t sound like she has writer friends.”
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When casting news for the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic romance novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" broke over the long weekend, reactions were muddled with expressions running from "Finally!" to "Seriously?!"
The announcements came Monday via James'...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
(SPOILER ALERT: This piece reveals key plot details from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.")
More than once over the past several years, during the steady diet of teenage wizards and emo vampires that we have come to call moviegoing, I've felt...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
On a Friday a few weeks ago, the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's" first full day in theaters, I made my way into the real world — or at least as real as Rick Caruso's Americana at Brand gets — to see what the pre-"Games" party looked like,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Ender's Game" may not be the best-executed adaptation in the history of moviedom. But it's based on a major bestseller and a longtime fan favorite, so by all rights it should have made a boatload of money instead of eking out $28 million on its first...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Lizzie Skurnick wants to nudge several new titles into the literary canon.
On the shelf not too far from "A Separate Peace," by John Knowles, she'd place Brenda Scott Wilkinson's "Ludell." In sight of John Steinbeck's "The Red Pony," perhaps she'd...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
July 19 through 26, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. Hartford, (860) 233-6691, realartways.org
Vampire stories tend to be metaphors for illicit lust — there's all that necking and swapping of fluids, not to mention the way that too...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Author-based theme parks were the talk of the night as the cast and filmmakers celebrated the premiere of Sony Classics' "Austenland" on Aug. 8 at the Hemingway Lounge in Hollywood after the film unspooled at the ArcLight.
Producer Stephenie Meyer,...