| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"True Detective" and "Breaking Bad" produced only eight episodes apiece but, for their ensembles, it's the quality not the quantity that counts. The shows should dominate the Emmys' drama series acting nominations. Here's an early look at the front-...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Amazon.com is now streaming the first wave of HBO programming, including original series "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire" and "True Blood," on Prime Instant Video under the exclusive deal the companies reached last month.
The pact covers library...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Jeffrey Wright's first long-term TV stint -- playing underworld figure Dr. Valentin Narcisse on "Boardwalk Empire" -- went well enough that the celebrated actor will be returning to the show for its fifth season, though we'll be finding his character in a...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
When director Marc Webb spoke to the big crowd at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" here, he didn't open by saluting the cast or welcoming the colorfully dressed fans at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Instead, he gave thanks — to New York.
| May 6, 2014
| 4:42 PM
"Red Band Society," a drama set in the pediatric wing of a hospital and produced by Steven Spielberg, has been picked up for a series order by Fox.
The series is about a diverse group of high school teens who become unlikely allies and friends. "This is...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Just in time for this week's NewFronts digital programming presentations, two recent headlines underscore how significant a business Internet-delivered video has become for traditional media players.
Hell didn't freeze over on April 23, even after HBO...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
To quote an old song, talking about "Game of Thrones" to the uninitiated is like trying to tell a stranger about rock 'n roll. For those intoxicated by its debaucherous pleasures, though, the show's return is something to be celebrated - "Winter is...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The question came up the very first time Matthew Weiner sat before journalists at the Television Critics Assn. tour to promote the July 2007 premiere of "Mad Men." How will it end? More specifically -- how long did he see the time frame of the show...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
"Boardwalk Empire" star Steve Buscemi and AOL are teaming on original series "Park Bench," which presents New Yorkers' take on the people, places and spirit of their city. FremantleMedia Intl. will be shopping the series to international buyers at MipTV...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The most thought-provoking moment of Diana Krall's performance Saturday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts came at the end, when the singer cranked up a 78 rpm disc on an old record player before leaving the stage.
As she prepared to set the needle,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Los Angeles-based models-turned-fashion-designers Anine Bing and Katheryn Rice both count Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley among those stepping out in their clothes, and each captures a take on effortless West Coast style. But the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Company: 256 pp., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire...