| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:49 PM
A Georgia town puts lots of importance on a local church choir emerging victorious from a competition in writer-director Todd Graff's ("Bandslam") pleasant, tuneful comedy, which gives Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah chances to show off both their...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 10:36 AM
I probably should have selected something a little more dark in honor of Halloween but when this album came up in my numerical system I figured it fit. Why? Because this album finally pulls the mask off of Willie's late 60's recordings.
| Nov 7, 2011
Actresses Brooke Shields and Sammi Hanratty stopped by to talk about their new film "The Greening of Whitney Brown" (opening theatrically November 11th) in which they play mother/daughter in the film.
Whitney Brown (Hanratty), a spoiled pre-teen from...
| Jun 3, 2012
Known for the variety of the roles he plays, Leonardo DiCaprio now is trying his hand at Malibu beach house landlord. He has listed his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Kinky Friedman, The Bipolar Tour
June 19, Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; June 20, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com
The first thing you should know about Kinky...
| Jan 3, 2011
In Bruges was a good, dark comedy that starred Brendan Gleeson. This film is In Bruges light (and also stars Gleeson).
It’s the story of an FBI agent (Don Cheadle) who comes to Ireland to investigate a drug ring that stopped in town.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Music remains her mainstay, but LeAnn Rimes says the occasional acting role is nice, too.
The country singer has left the other profession largely to husband Eddie Cibrian, recently of NBC's "The Playboy Club," but she's headlining a new TV movie for...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:16 PM
A fine all-family attraction sensitively guided by director Charles Martin Smith - alias, as an actor, Toad of "American Graffiti" - this fact-inspired drama is a natural for the "Free Willy" faithful.
It leans heavily on young Nathan Gamble, playing a...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Record producer David Anderle has listed his longtime Hollywood Hills home for sale at $4.75 million.
Built in the 1920s, the Spanish-style villa was once a speak-easy. Details include decorative tile work and beamed ceilings. The three-bedroom, four-...
| Dec 4, 2011
A Westside compound that "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had been leasing for the last several months has come on the market at $5.995 million.
Built in the 1990s, the west-facing property encompasses almost half an acre and...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Casey Wilson, Penny on ABC's "Happy Endings," isn't sure but thinks she probably always was funny.
Her first memory of working an audience was cracking up her parents. Her aunt left the room and she did a spot-on impersonation.
"I don't even change my...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 10:31 PM
I’ve been on this kick where I write movie reviews in the form of a song. Here’s one to the tune of 9 to 5 in honor of the Dolly Parton that used to do interesting blue grass tunes and a few decent movies.
Openin’ my red vines/walkin&...