| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — Miss Agatha Trunchbull, headmistress of Crunchem Hall school, hates pigtails. They're good only to serve as handles by which she can toss a rebellious child into the air — a feat this one-time Olympic hammer-throwing champion...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Many of today's seniors had the good fortune of growing up in the Golden Age of Hollywood, when anyone could pay a nickel or a dime to see their matinee idols shoot 'em up in a Western, dance on air in a musical, solve a mystery or fall in love. After...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:04 AM
One of the biggest international television sensations of recent years combines its first two rounds on home video, as Emmy-winning writer Julian Fellowes' saga combines factual and fictional elements in an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-style scenario about...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:14 AM
OK, "Call me Ishmael" is punchier. But the first sentence of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" ("It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife") is right up there in the Famous...
| Jan 9, 2011
British film hyphenate Julian Fellowes, 61, who won an original screenplay Oscar for "Gosford Park," returns to early 20th century England for the script of his latest TV drama, "Downton Abbey." The four-episode series about life on a great country...
| Nov 7, 2010
Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has...
| Jun 29, 2011
British actress on stage, screen and television
Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 9:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (The Wrap) -- Continuing its record-breaking run, Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2" has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the first in the series--and just the ninth film in...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:42 PM
What's the best show on TV? I get that question a lot, and these days I answer “Breaking Bad.” But that AMC drama isn't offering new episodes now. Neither is my runner-up: “Homeland” on Showtime. Even so, three of the best dramas...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
TV movies and miniseries have fallen out of vogue on the broadcast networks, but "Masterpiece" still delivers stylish, dramatic fare. And the PBS mainstay has so much more to offer beyond "Downton Abbey."...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Showtime's "Homeland," which didn't received any nominations for the SAG Awards, got some redemption Thursday when the nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The terrorism thriller was among...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:40 PM
You have to hand it to the Golden Globes. The awards do take notice of the new fare on television, and that was again true when this year's nominations were announced this morning. Although the Golden Globes are mainly read for signals about the Oscar...