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  • 'So You Think Can Dance': Top 10 get new partners

     
    The big question on tonight's So You Think You Can Dance is, how will the Top 10 be partnered up tonight and how will they deal with these new partnerships?The first performance tonight is not from a new set of......
  • Onstage, 'Singin' in the Rain' doesn't hold water

    Onstage, 'Singin' in the Rain' doesn't hold water
    You certainly could not accuse Kyle DeSantis, the producer of the Drury Lane Oakbrook's huge new production of "Singin' in the Rain" of failing to deliver the wet stuff — as required for the title number and as immortalized by Gene Kelly in the 1952...
  • Matt Mattox dies at 91; master Hollywood dancer and choreographer

    Matt Mattox dies at 91; master Hollywood dancer and choreographer
    Hollywood considered Matt Mattox one of the best dancers in the country when he was cast to dizzying effect in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the 1954 Oscar-winning film celebrated for its imaginative and masterful dance moves. Billed as one of...
  • Connie Wald dies at 96; Hollywood wife known for low-key parties

    Connie Wald dies at 96; Hollywood wife known for low-key parties
    Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96. Her...
  • Tony Martin dies at 98; singer-actor in Hollywood musicals

    Tony Martin dies at 98; singer-actor in Hollywood musicals
    Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles,...
  • John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis get TCM marathons

     
    TCM starts its Summer Under the Stars festival Wednesday with John Wayne, arguably the biggest movie star of all. Each day in August, starting at 6 a.m., the channel will salute a performer with a 24-hour marathon. What is Wayne's best? I vote “...
  • This week: ‘The Inbetweeners’ debuts; ‘Face Off’ returns; Gene Kelly centennial

     
    “The Inbetweeners” may not be everyone’s cup of bawdy. But a likable cast persuasively sells this MTV version of a British hit, and executive producer Brad Copeland tackles the risqué material with exuberance. Of local interest: “...
  • HBO Ethel Kennedy documentary, interview give intimate, loving portrait of her life

     
    By Jacqueline Cutler HBO’s Ethel Kennedy documentary Ethel, debuting Oct. 18, is an intimate, loving portrait of the fun-loving, fearless woman, Ethel Kennedy, who was the wife of Bobby Kennedy and mother to their 11 children. It was through the...
  • Mel Brooks getting ‘American Masters’ treatment

     
    2013 is shaping up as the year of Mel Brooks. The filmmaker will receive the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in June, and TNT will show the event later that month. The special will repeat on TCM. But first, PBS' “American...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Best dance gets low marks

     
      “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday delivered patriotic dances, judges’ squabbling, high scores, steamy trio dances and more judges’ squabbling. The judges’ scores were so close on a week that two celebrities will be...
  • Johnny Carson to play it again on TCM

     
    Johnny Carson, one of TV's greatest stars, gets a new gig next summer. Not bad for a man who died in 2005. TCM will replay Carson's “Tonight Show” interviews with Hollywood greats, from Henry Fonda and James Stewart to Sally Field and Susan...
  • Check It Out: Lies on the bookshelf

    Numerous novels and nonfiction books depict aspects of deception, trickery and illusion. Here are a few samples of books that debunk the idea that "what you see is what you get." "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom...