| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Shatner's World: We Just Live in It
Written by and starring William Shatner. 8 p.m. November 8 at the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. $50 & $75; $290 for VIP seats, a souvenir poster and a post-show reception with Shatner. (203) 325-4466,...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:27 PM
"The Artist," the black-and-white silent film about Hollywood’s rocky transition to the “talkies,” took the biggest honors at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday night, including best picture, director and lead actor.
It was a night...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Sad news about the death of Nora Ephron at 71.
Here's my interview with her in 1992 on her directing debut, "This Is My Life."
BY FRANK RIZZO
Nora Ephron is after those flashes of truth in movies, when suddenly there's a shock of recognition and...
| Nov 2, 2011
Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77.
Cates may have been...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:49 AM
"E! News" host Giuliana Rancic and husband and former "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic will light Macy's Great Tree at the Macy's on State Street November 5. The stars of Style Network's "Giuliana & Bill" are scheduled to open an Italian restaurant in...
| Apr 18, 2012
Just when we thought nothing, positively nothing, could get us interested in the particulars of Rep. Paul Ryan's budgeting process, President Obama goes and picks a language fight.
"(Mitt Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and...
| Feb 23, 2011
So will it be "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network" that wins the top prize Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards?
"The Social Network," the acclaimed drama about how Harvard computer nerds created the social networking site Facebook, had been the...
| May 8, 2011
There's a pig. And it's wearing a Donald Trump wig.
It's a hectic Wednesday afternoon at the Hollywood offices of the comedy website-turned-digital entertainment studio Funny or Die. The company just celebrated its fourth birthday, and there's a national...
| Oct 30, 2010
Julian Treslove is having an identity crisis. He's not sure where he stands on circumcision, on Israel and Palestine, on Holocaust memorials, on pretty much every aspect of Jewish culture in contemporary London. But the real problem with Julian's identity...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Billy Crystal may be nearly old enough for Medicare, but when it comes to Oscar ratings he can outrun hosts half his age.
Sunday's Academy Awards telecast — an old-fashioned (and sometimes critically savaged) paean to moviemaking hosted by the 63-...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...