| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In an age when bands with names like the Butthole Surfers, Fucked Up, and even (sorry) Anal Cunt have, to varying degrees, achieved a measure of success, media attention and even radio play, it's hard to imagine that a talented and energetic band could be...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Spare a sympathetic thought for women who once wore poodle skirts and men who bought Brylcreem by the case. Now entering their golden years, they are a neglected entertainment audience: Movies are made for teenagers. Television advertisers want shows that...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Marilyn King, songstress, actress and last surviving member of Grammy-nominated jazz group the King Sisters, died Wednesday in Laguna Niguel, Calif., surrounded by her family after fighting cancer. She was 82.
King had been the youngest of her sisters....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:39 PM
David Mapes loves the photograph in a very “Yesterday” kind of way.
The image’s composition is a dreamy and moody black-and-white and it shows Beatles drummer Ringo Starr just days after the band’s 1964 appearance on the "Ed...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Those whose memories stretch back to the teenage female angst of 1957, when Uncle Sam finally caught up to Elvis Presley, will particularly appreciate the revival of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie," now on stage for the second time in recent history at the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's been said that at the root of all great comedy lies anger and resentment, and judging from the first meeting of longtime Improv partners Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow, perhaps that maxim applies to great comedy businesses as well.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
After going through several hoops to get the adaptation of the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" off the ground, Graham King and Warner Bros. look as if they are getting closer to a start date.
Broadway stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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Bassist and singer Bobby Hackney Sr. gawked wide-eyed at the framed photos of Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Fatty Arbuckle and other stars from the early days of Hollywood, which lined the walls...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Fifty years ago this fall, ABC premiered "The Patty Duke Show," the endearing sitcom starring the then-16-year-old as the mischievous Patty from Brooklyn Heights and her quiet, studious British look-alike cousin Cathy.
And now five decades after the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Sean “Diddy” Combs knows his way around the small screen — whether he’s launching reality competitions, peddling vodka in commercials, starring in music videos or doing guest spots on dramas.
But the hip-hop mogul’s next TV...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:32 AM
FOX's new midseason thriller The Following, starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, premieres Jan. 21 at 9pm ET/PT. Bacon plays a former FBI agent called out retirement to track down the serial killer he once put away, who has escaped and recruited a cult...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Thanks to the readers for their prayers and kind comments about the passing of my mother, Marie Boedeker. Mother on Friday received the funeral she had designed. Mother, a longtime music teacher and church organist, wanted group singing one more time. The...