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  • Pasadena Playhouse announces cast for 'Aladdin and his Winter Wish'

    Pasadena Playhouse announces cast for 'Aladdin and his Winter Wish'
    The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for its family holiday show, "Aladdin and his Winter Wish." Ben Vereen of Broadway's "Pippin" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" will star as the Genie in this updated version of the classic Arabian Nights tale....
  • 'Breaking Bad' ends -- perfectly

    "GUESS I got what I deserve," go the words from the 'Baby Blue' song by Badfinger. So I had a "Breaking Bad" weekend, with this song punctuating AMC's ending after five seasons. I have been terribly possessive about "Breaking Bad," writing about it...
  • This 'n' that -- Alec Baldwin ... 'Breaking Bad' ... Chita Rivera and 'Gravity'

    "IT WAS impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much." -- Yogi Berra IDLE/IDOL THOUGHTS! Don't let yourself miss the premiere bow of my pal Alec Baldwin as a host of his own show on MSNBC tomorrow tonight! The promo ads where...
  • Chris Erskine | Sky diving without the plane

    Chris Erskine | Sky diving without the plane
    It's a bird, it's a plane — no, it's just a columnist looking for another literary tour de force, in this case indoor sky diving, which seems a contradiction, but thanks to technology you could now theoretically sky dive in your own home. Or, till...
  • ‘Roots’: ‘The View,’ PBS salute landmark miniseries

     
    “Roots,” one of the most popular and influential programs in U.S. TV history, will be honored by ABC's ”The View” and PBS next week. “Roots” actors LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr. and Leslie Uggams will reunite Monday...
  • Tonight: ‘NCIS,’ Betty White party, ‘Roots,’ ‘The Thorn Birds’

     
    The night's most-watched program is likely to be “NCIS,” which CBS has announced will return next season. There wasn't much doubt about that, because “NCIS” is the No. 1 show in television, but it's nice to know it will be back. In...
  • John Lithgow's 'Stories by Heart' on opening night [Updated]

     
    In John Lithgow’s one-man show “Stories by Heart,” which opened Wednesday at the Mark Taper Forum, he stood alone onstage, acting out favorite short stories from his childhood and sharing memories of his father reading to the family. “There’s...
  • Who needs a Bob Fosse biopic when we already have 'All That Jazz'?

     
    The news of a planned HBO biopic on the life of director Bob Fosse has theater buffs buzzing this week. "X-Men" director Bryan Singer is attached to the still-in-development project, adding even more intrigue to the pot. But we at......
  • Jane Fonda’s on stage, but Colin Farrell and Cher serve as opening act

     
    Cher, Colin Farrell, Chelsea Handler, Christian Slater attend Jane Fonda's play "33 Variations"...
  • Faye Dunaway movie, ‘21 and a Wakeup,’ earns Central Florida screenings

     
    Faye Dunaway stars in a Vietnam War movie actually filmed in Vietnam, “21 and a Wakeup,” which will be shown to service personnel and the general public in a couple of screenings this weekend. “21 and a Wakeup” is the true story of...
  • 'How I Met Your Mother': Executive producer Craig Thomas previews Barney's father

     
    A preview of tonight's 'How I Met Your Mother,’ in which Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) meets his dad...
  • Oprah talks to the original cast of “Roots” for miniseries’ 35th anniversary

     
    On Monday, Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Oprah Winfrey will be airing a one-hour special in which she welcomes cast members of the landmark 1977 miniseries Roots, 35 years after that production not only captivated the nation and...