| Jun 5, 2008
After some ado, a plethora of last dances, a soupcon of unnecessary drama and more twists than a pretzel, we've finally reached the end of "Step It Up & Dance."
We pick up the morning after Janelle's elimination as Nick cooks breakfast (which he seems to...
| Jun 15, 2008
FOR HALF an hour on a late May afternoon, Damian Woetzel had the New York State Theater stage to himself. Although odd noises emerged from the wings as stagehands went about their business, Woetzel, in a T-shirt and stretch pants, focused intently on...
| Jun 18, 2008
Cyd Charisse, who brought sizzle and sophistication to dance in such classic movie musicals as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Silk Stockings," died Tuesday. She was 86.
Charisse died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering an apparent...
| Jul 12, 2008
Mary Frances Reynolds is back in the old neighborhood.
You know her as Debbie Reynolds. That's the name given to her when, as a 16-year-old, she was first under studio contract. Talent scouts had spotted her in the Miss Burbank beauty contest, which she'...
| Feb 7, 2008
You can taste the anxiety.
At the Chicago tryouts for MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" -- premiering Thursday, Feb. 7, and hosted by Mario Lopez -- hopefuls pack the halls, trying to find enough space amid the chaos of bodies and...
| Jan 28, 2008
Joel and Ethan Coen just made Academy Award history with their tandem nomination for best director for "No Country for Old Men." The siblings are the first brother directing team to be nominated in that category. And if they win, they will become the...
| Oct 2, 2009
Roller skating movies seemed like a passing fad of the disco era with the release of such camp classics as "Xanadu," "Roller Boogie" and "Skatetown U.S.A." But that would be skating over the truth -- movies featuring roller skating have a rich heritage...
| Oct 28, 2009
How much of "Michael Jackson's This Is It" can we believe?
Was Jackson, 50 at the time of his death on June 25, in rougher shape overall than the concert rehearsal footage assembled here suggests? Most certainly, yes. Produced with the full, watchful...
| Oct 31, 2009
Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75.
Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the...
| Jun 17, 2009
Betty White has been stealing scenes for more years than most people can remember. In the new Sandra Bullock- Ryan Reynolds comedy, The Proposal, she stole a puppy.
"Oh, that little Samoyed was so adorable I just walked in for a rehearsal and just...
| Mar 20, 2009
Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85.
Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
| Feb 9, 2003
When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...