| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
James Spader pauses when asked the question anyone who's followed his long career has contemplated: Why does he so often play inscrutable oddballs?
"Maybe it's that I like reading something on the page that allows you to fill in the blanks as an...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast.
He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sally field's come a long way, baby. She began as TV's "Gidget" (1965-66). So convinced she wasn't going to get the part, Field attended the audition with her beach bag so she could go swimming afterward. She was Gidget even before she got the role....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Make no small plans.
Said Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Before a record-breaking crowd of more than 700, filmmaker Steven Spielberg was honored with the Lincoln Leadership Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation on March 19 at the Hilton Chicago.
This annual award honors individuals...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Report" has never been the most comfortable place for Hollywood stars to promote their movies, given the somewhat niche audience and Colbert's own purposefully bombastic, playfully antagonistic persona.
But now that Colbert is...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Though he's still mulling what his next directing gig will be, Steven Spielberg has added another project to his development slate: religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," written by "Lincoln" and "Munich" scribe Tony Kushner. Spielberg plans...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain is still dead!"
For months on end, "Saturday Night Live" got big, big laughs and results from this on-going "news" announcement, made repeatedly in 1975 during 'SNL's' first season.
AND now I suggest that CNN can...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:41 PM
As Steven Spielberg continues to take his time pondering his follow-up to 2012's "Lincoln," the director has added another movie project to his plate, the religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," according to a Variety report.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Another day, another potential Steven Spielberg movie.
As a number of competing projects and producers vie for the director's attention to be his next film, Spielberg has added a Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks to his ever-expanding list of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:45 AM
NEW YORK — As parents of young girls and as two of Hollywood's most prolific producers, Kathy Kennedy and Frank Marshall believed that "Columbine," journalist Dave Cullen's exhaustive investigation of the 1999 school massacre, contained compelling...