| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Katheryn Winnick holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in karate, so playing a sword-wielding shield maiden in History's "Vikings" was a cinch.
Well ... sorta.
"A shield maiden wouldn't necessarily do a spinning...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The world premiere of Israel Horovitz’ “Gloucester Blue” at the Theatre at Arts Garage is the kind of production that doesn’t seem to be about much.
But as the wickedly dark comedy peels off layer after layer, a...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:31 AM
With Diane Lane prowling the boards at the Goodman Theatre, not long after Nathan Lane in "The Iceman Cometh," and with Jimmy Smits now lined up for "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" later this season at Steppenwolf Theatre, star casting has suddenly...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Expect more sightings of little, yellow, goggled, banana-happy beings as Universal Studios has started showing off its new attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, to guests.
The ride — more properly, a motion simulator — has entered its...
| Sep 8, 2012
Jake Eberts, the Canadian independent producer and founder of Britain's Goldcrest Films, which revived the British cinema industry in the 1980s with a string of Oscar-winning movies, including "Gandhi" and "Chariots of Fire," died Thursday in Montreal. He...
| Jun 4, 2011
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves.
In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86.
Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
| Dec 5, 2010
Staying at a plush new hotel is possibly the last thing most Americans are thinking about this holiday season. Dreaming about, maybe, because who can afford it?
So here's a morsel of consolation: Although the economy in much of the country continues to...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Diana Nyad is back in the news. In the next few weeks, the swimming legend will attempt a 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, a feat she failed to accomplish in 1978, when she was in her late 20s. The 61-year-old athlete won worldwide fame in 1975 when...
| Nov 19, 2011
It was always the fragile balance of opposing forces that made Diane Keaton's face so remarkable — those tilted melancholy eyes above that frequent and infectious smile. She seemed in a perpetual state of emotional contradiction, which is one of the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Star trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak of Los Angeles has a celebrity client list that would make Ari Gold green with envy. Think Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Common, Al Pacino, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Eva Mendes, Seth...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 2:24 PM
The eight-bedroom New York City mansion used in the 1972 mobster epic, " The Godfather," is for sale.
The owners of the Staten Island home are asking $2.9 million - or an offer they can't refuse.
The movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It...