| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
With a Tony nomination in his pocket and years of experience in theater, you'd think Broadway veteran Christian Borle would have all the tools to star in NBC's musical drama "Smash."
Borle is missing one thing on his resume that his character, composer...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:03 AM
NEW YORK -- Nora Ephron, the screenwriter and director whose sharp, edgy romantic comedies featuring strong women took her to the top ranks of a film industry mostly dominated by men, has died. She was 71.
Ephron died Tuesday surrounded by relatives at a...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:58 AM
Digital detox: Disconnecting on Vacation
Now more than ever, people feel like they are always working, checking their emails on their phones and filing paperwork on their tablets. Tech reporter Rich DeMuro explores how to disconnect from work while...
| Feb 5, 2012
David Marshall Grant sits at his desk in a nondescript office in an unmarked building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, near the East River.
That's where Broadway magic happens, at least by way of the new NBC series"Smash," which premieres 10...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Combine Emmy and Oscar winners, an "American Idol" finalist, one of the top names in screen entertainment, and a programming chief who has switched networks.
What do you get? A "Smash," they all hope.
Some may see it as NBC's answer to Fox's "Glee," but...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Brian d'Arcy James is a Tony-nominated, Broadway musical theater veteran, but he doesn't have a singing role in NBC's musical drama "Smash."
And he's OK with that. Mostly.
"I do get a little tinge of jealousy when everyone gets to sing," he told me...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Everything about NBC's wildly ambitious "Smash" sings underdog: Set in the rarified world of Broadway, it's a musical soap opera about the making of a musical about Marilyn Monroe. It uses mostly original songs as opposed to "Glee"-like covers, and is...
| Sep 10, 2006
When veteran animator Jill Culton set to work on her directorial debut, "Open Season," she knew she wanted something different. In most animated movies, said Culton, "there's always a straight guy and a sidekick. We wanted to make a film that has two...
| Feb 11, 2007
HUGH GRANT is sent many scripts for romantic comedies. "There's one sitting on my computer right now," the movie star says from his home in England. "It starts in hell. I won't go any further."
Indeed, what's offered to Grant, the swankily good-looking,...
| Mar 17, 2005
Like bread crumbs in an urban forest, the telltale open house flags have been planted along a tantalizing route in Brentwood, leading from Mandeville Canyon to a little street called Kimberly Lane. At the end of the trail is not grandmother's cottage,...