| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- What do you do in Sochi?
I just arrived here, it's late, I'm exhausted, but I'm going to find out. That is, after I sleep for about a day and a half.
The Winter Olympic Games open later this week, protected by a security cordon called...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THE film, 'Gone with the Wind,' remains (with its receipts adjusted for inflation) the highest-grossing movie of all time," writes keen-eyed Michael's restaurant observer, Diane Clehane on her FishbowlNY site this week.
This statistic comes at a time...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Bandleader, drummer and NEA jazz master Chico Hamilton has died. He was 92 years old.
Born Foreststorn Hamilton in Los Angeles in 1921, Hamilton's music career began with some notable high school classmates including future legends in their own right,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:51 PM
With the time-skipping rom-com "About Time" opening this weekend in theaters, photos were just released that include its rising star, Domhnall Gleeson, on the set of "Unbroken." The second feature directed by Angelina Jolie, the film began production...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:27 PM
As an actor, Harry Lewis took second billing to the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, most notably in the 1948 film noir "Key Largo."
But he found his own starring role as a Los Angeles restaurateur who helped usher in the concept of...
| May 9, 2013
Emmy winner starred in 'The Young and the Restless'
Jeanne Cooper, 84, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," died Wednesday in her sleep,...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Sweeping statements are risky, but one can be made confidently about Theodore Bikel: No living actor's connection to a fictional character has been more lasting or deeply personal than his lifelong walk with Tevye the Dairyman.
Bikel is 89. Three...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The most expensive homes in the U.S. right now are priced well above the $100-million mark, according to a compilation assembled by Forbes.
Topping the list at $190 million is Copper Beech Farm on 50 acres in Greenwich, Conn. The 1980s French...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Actor-turned-restaurateur Harry Lewis -- he founded the Hamburger Hamlet chain of restaurants, and later Kate Mantilini -- has died. He was 93.
Lewis starred alongside the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson in 1948's "Key Largo" and had a...
| Dec 22, 2012
The first responsibility of any great restaurant is to keep you in the bubble, the soft-serve cocoon of illusion where you forget the world exists for anything but your pleasure. And the newly redesigned Spago, from the moment you toss your keys to the...