| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Favorite: "Jerry Maguire." Even after all Tom Cruise's insane outbursts, I still am — embarrassingly — a fan. Least favorite: "Armageddon." It was difficult to find animal crackers all that romantic in between all the terrible writing.
| May 6, 2004
It may have been the most aptly named sitcom ever.
When Friends airs its last original episode tonight at 8, a particularly warm relationship of some 10 years' standing between the show and as many as 28 million TV viewers will end -- or, at least, shift...
| Mar 5, 2013
Designer Derek Lam, whose work has been worn by first lady Michelle Obama, will launch a limited-edition collection for women at Kohl's stores and Kohls.com in April.
Part of Kohl's DesigNation concept, Lam's capsule features misses' dresses, skirts,...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday.
Then there was a Sharon Stone Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed that her navy blue gown was from none...
| Feb 16, 2013
After I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage groping, poking and unbuttoning, a fevered member of the Twitterati made a rather stinging observation.
"Chris Jones," the...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:24 PM
HOLLYWOOD — The red carpet is in some ways a microcosm of the Oscar food chain.
The first nominees arrive two and a half hours before the show is to begin. These are the people who worked on live-action shorts and documentary features and foreign-...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The 85th Academy Award nominations certainly managed a few surprises Thursday morning --no nominations for directors Ben Affleck ("Argo") or Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), lots of Oscar warmth for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Michael...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Spielberg, Day-Lewis, Washington … Quvenzhané? The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, which were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood, contained some longtime favorites, as well as some surprising newcomers. Director Steven Spielberg's...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Here are a few things I learned from watching last night's Golden Globes ceremony (many of them were things I didn't know that I didn't know, which is always a bonus): 1) Jodie Foster is retiring! UPDATE: She's not retiring 2) Jodie Foster had...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The following On Demand/DVD new releases are available this week: Hotel Transylvania: In this spirited animated adventure, Dracula runs a resort where monsters can get away from those pesky humans. But once his daughter decides she wants to explore the...