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  • 'The Normal Heart' still a powerful call to action

    'The Normal Heart' still a powerful call to action
    As the great Cynthia Ozick once observed, "In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better." In the early 1980s several things were obvious to writer Larry Kramer. Gay men were literally dropping dead and neither the government nor...
  • Taylor Kitsch on 'The Normal Heart' and Wanting to Direct

    Taylor Kitsch stars in the indie film "The Grand Seduction" (which opens May 30) and in HBO's "The Normal Heart," based on the play by Larry Kramer. He spoke to Ramin Setoodeh about his new career direction. I watched a double feature of your movies last...
  • HBO's 'Normal Heart' Draws Nearly 1 Million Viewers in First Airing Sunday

    "The Normal Heart" premiered Sunday to above-average numbers for an original HBO movie, drawing nearly 1 million viewers for its initial telecast, according to Nielsen estimates. The adaptation of Larry Kramer's play about the early days of the AIDS...
  • Critics' Choice Television Awards to Honor Ryan Murphy

    The Broadcast Television Journalists Association will honor Ryan Murphy at this year's Critics' Choice Television Awards with the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award. The award was established to honor an icon in the television industry. Murphy is...
  • Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons Praise Larry Kramer at HBO's 'The Normal Heart' Premiere

    It's no secret Ryan Murphy assembled a wide pool of recognizable names for HBO's movie adaptation of "The Normal Heart." Possibly the most surprising among those names? Jason Blum, the producer known for his Blumhouse empire of low-budget horror hits...
  • Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' bleeds for all of us

    "SPEAK WHEN you're angry and you'll give the best speech you'll ever regret," said Ambrose Bierce. THE GREAT activist/playwright Larry Kramer would beg to disagree. Kramer's most powerful speeches and his seminal stage work -- "The Normal Heart" --...
  • FX at 20: Cabler's Dramas Probe Dark Side of Human Nature

    Darkness becomes FX. Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...
  • Q&A: Designer of 'Penny Dreadful's' Hauntingly Beautiful Costumes

    Dark and demented, Showtime's new horror fest "Penny Dreadful" seems to molds monsters out of a seemingly normal world where the enlightened few are aware that something is not quite right -- a fitting mix for the Victorian England-set drama that...
  • Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser

    Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser
    The event: Taste for a Cure, a fundraiser for UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation honoring Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, featured a stand-up routine by comedian Tom Papa, two songs by Darren Criss and a surprise duet by...
  • Who knew! Matt Bomer is married and has been since 2011

    Who knew! Matt Bomer is married and has been since 2011
    Way to keep a secret! Matt Bomer is married to his longtime partner and has been since 2011.  The "White Collar" star, who will next appear in the HBO film "The Normal Heart," let the nuptial news go wide via a feature in Details magazine's May issue....
  • Julia Roberts 'looking ahead' after death of half-sister, she says

    Julia Roberts 'looking ahead' after death of half-sister, she says
    Julia Roberts is finally publicly addressing the death of her half-sister Nancy Motes, who was found dead in February of an apparent drug overdose. The "August: Osage County" star's family issued a statement soon after Motes' death saying that they were...
  • Recalling the AIDS crisis through parents, partners who live on

    Recalling the AIDS crisis through parents, partners who live on
    What became of the parents who lost their children to AIDS 20 or 25 years ago? Most of those parents are, after all, still alive. After two decades of quiet, that very complicated question suddenly seems to be at the center of a lot of cultural...