| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| Dec 12, 2008
A raft of familiar names in the television industry were nominated for Golden Globes on Thursday, underscoring the difficulty new shows have had gaining traction this season.
Among the series nominated for the awards, which recognize the best programming...
| Dec 12, 2008
Now that we've got electing a president out of the way, it's time to get back to the more important business of giving awards to television shows and motion pictures. More than a month out from the inauguration of Barack Obama, the nominees for the 2008...
| Dec 18, 2008
The movie is called "Doubt," but members of the Screen Actors Guild seem to have few misgivings about it.
The film is the leading nominee for the 15th annual SAG Awards, which were announced Thursday (Dec. 18). It picked up five nominations -- individual...
| Dec 22, 2008
The top-rated series on cable will be making its way onto broadcast television in the not-too-distant future.
"The Closer" will make its debut in syndication in fall 2010 -- at least in part of the country. Warner Bros., which produces the TNT show,...
| Dec 31, 2008
Bernie Madoff can now boast that in the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, his Bacon Number is one.
The alleged securities fraudster had pulled actor Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick into his Ponzi scheme, according to media reports.
| Jan 12, 2009
Yay, "True Blood." HBO's vampire drama was, believe it or not, the only new series from last fall honored at Sunday's Golden Globes.
Of course, a show has to be nominated to win, and on that score, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. pretty much ignored...
| Jan 13, 2009
The Beverly Hilton Hotel became a hotbed for party-hopping after the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
The InStyle/Warner Bros. soiree peaked early, with a steady stream of nominees heading inside the Oasis Court after the show. Old pals Leonardo DiCaprio...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 7:43 AM
I enjoy The Closer very much, but I have a problem understanding Kyra Sedgwick. Does she have an accent of some sort? Everyone else is intelligible. Or am I the problem? -- V.G., e-mail
I wouldn't say you're the problem but you are the first to raise...
| Sep 21, 2008
| 10:26 PM
Freshmen television cable series showed up their more established broadcast brethren at the 60th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday, underscoring cable's expanding role as the home of critically acclaimed programming.
Amid a ceremony intent on casting back...
| Sep 23, 2008
AFTER Sunday night's Emmy ceremony had wrapped, supporting actor in a comedy series winner Jeremy Piven took center stage at HBO's party at the Pacific Design Center. Quite literally. He hopped onto a platform to jam out on drums alongside Bret McKenzie...
| Oct 4, 2008
Whenever I walk into a hospital emergency room, I still look for Nurse Hathaway -- the one who goes the extra mile for her patients, even when someone who looks like George Clooney is distracting her at the moment.
Actress Julianna Margulies may have...