| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Carrie O'Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well.
Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks.
The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles at Smyth Jewelers in...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory.
But "Goose" was a...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:15 AM
James Gandolfini, whose remarkable performance as mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos" re-imagined the anti-hero for American television, is dead at 51 years of age.
The actor, who is believed to have died of a heart attack, was traveling in...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
No network midseason show has generated more buzz than "The Following," which premieres Monday night on Fox.
There are three reasons for that:
First, Kevin Bacon is the star, and he's better than most network television actors. Here he plays an angry,...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Leave it to showrunner Vince Gilligan and his "Breaking Bad" writing team to kick off its beloved show's final season not with a new, even-scarier villain to replace Gus Fring (R.I.P.) but with a practical question: After finally outsmarting and defeating...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Everyone seems to be upset about the Emmys last night. And it's not just because of the bizarre inclusion of the singing Emmytones.
It's what's being perceived as a big diss for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." After winning a slew of technical awards at the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:01 PM
With a reported $100 million price tag and a big-name star like Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" looks like a drama series that should be headed for HBO or AMC.
But the 13 one-hour episodes that start filming in Baltimore in March under the direction of...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:01 AM
In a battle of the television behemoths, it came down to Baltimore versus New Jersey.
Or was it street thugs versus the mafia?
Maybe was just Omar against Tony.
In any event, the website Vulture.com has had some fun recently, March Madness style,...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:31 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - She's "Ollie" to her husband and "Mrs. K" to the students in her middle-school mathematics class, and her daughter-in-law insists on calling her "Mom." But audiences will forever know this unforgettable, irascible woman as...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
In the Hollywood hierarchy of stardom, Cantinflas, the beloved Mexican comic actor, was like a streaking comet — white-hot and short-lived. Though well established in his homeland, he was a relative unknown to most in this country when he burst on...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:20 AM
If there's one thing that has become clear in recent years, it's that TV is the winner. It has proved itself a superior storytelling medium to film.
This was probably always true, but TV never took routine advantage of its opportunity to tell serialized,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:58 PM
At 19, Lauren Bacall was living every red-blooded American woman's dream: Humphrey Bogart was standing inches from her, waiting for her to speak.
They were shooting a crucial scene in director Howard Hawks' 1944 wartime drama "To Have and Have Not," but...