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Peter Pan never grows old

By Laurie Bennett

March 28, 2014 at 10:48am

Long before Netflix, Movies on Demand, or even J.R. Ewing, there was a rare TV event eagerly awaited by children of the ’50s.

And the award for best leading actor goes to … food

By Laurie Bennett

March 26, 2014 at 3:44pm

You can’t go wrong with a movie starring cuisine and Stanley Tucci.

Harold Ramis dies at 69

By Laurie Bennett

February 25, 2014 at 8:11am

The only reason writer and director Harold Ramis never won an Oscar is that the Academy obviously has its categories wrong.

Sherlock Holmes, for whom tomorrow never dies

By Laurie Bennett

February 22, 2014 at 5:10pm

Before “Bond, James Bond,” there was “Holmes, Sherlock Holmes.”

The ‘House of Cards’ relationship map

By Laurie Bennett

February 17, 2014 at 2:10pm

In honor of Presidents’ Day, we present the ultimate “House of Cards” relationship map.

Muckety this! Anderson Cooper to Ronan Farrow

By Muckety

February 4, 2014 at 10:59am

They’re working for competing networks, but Anderson Cooper and Ronan Farrow are separated by just a few famous names.

Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role just in time for Super Bowl ad

By Laurie Bennett

January 30, 2014 at 9:18am

Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam have parted ways, which means you’re likely to see more of Johansson.

Pete Seeger was an elite in one way

By Laurie Bennett

January 28, 2014 at 5:47pm

Pete Seeger, who died Monday at age 94, always spoke for the disadvantaged.

Eric Schlosser moves from McD to Dr. Strangelove

By Laurie Bennett

January 27, 2014 at 7:09am

Eric Schlosser helped launch a national movement with his 2001 book, “Fast Food Nation,” which examined the many negative impacts of America’s fast food industry.

Rita Moreno and other EGOTs

By Laurie Bennett

January 19, 2014 at 10:05am

Rita Moreno, who at age 82 seduced the SAG Awards audience Sunday by flirting with much-younger actors, singing her acceptance speech for lifetime achievement and dropping an f-bomb, belongs to an elite group.

Branagh moves from Shakespeare to action movies

By Laurie Bennett

January 15, 2014 at 4:45pm

While many moviegoers (particularly the Harry Potter crowd) know him best as an actor, Kenneth Branagh is building an impressive list of directorial credits.

The Avant-Sarandos clan

By Laurie Bennett

January 3, 2014 at 1:07pm

As chief content officer for Netflix, Ted Sarandos has been accused, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, of corrupting viewers with binge watching.

Bruce Dern’s illustrious family tree

By Laurie Bennett

December 29, 2013 at 8:09am

Unlike Woody Grant, the hardbitten character he plays in “Nebraska,” Bruce Dern grew up in a world of privilege.

Life is tough beyond Stars Hollow

By Muckety

December 11, 2013 at 11:53am

If there’s a TV credit more inauspicious than being a Disney girl, it’s being a Gilmore Girl.

Another Oscar nomination for Judi Dench?

By Laurie Bennett

December 3, 2013 at 10:20am

With more than five decades of film and TV credits, Judi Dench has won just a single Oscar - for her brief supporting performance in the 1999 film, “Shakespeare in Love.”

Rachel McAdams conquers time

By Laurie Bennett

November 25, 2013 at 10:49am

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is the reigning queen of time travel.

No happily-ever-aftering in Murdochland

By Muckety

November 24, 2013 at 11:34am

Rupert Murdoch is no Richard Harris.

High-end art isn’t an economic indicator

By Laurie Bennett

November 13, 2013 at 8:59am

The art world set another record Tuesday with an auction price of $142.4 million for a 1969 Francis Bacon triptych.

The life and times of Orson Bean

By Laurie Bennett

November 11, 2013 at 10:01am

Yesterday we described Gore Vidal’s role on a circuitous route from Jackie Kennedy to Barbra Streisand.


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

    As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

    Trump surrounds himself with media of the right
    February 6, 2017 at 8:36am

    Steve Bannon, former chairman of Breitbart News, is not only a trusted counselor; he is also part of the right-wing media wall encircling the new president.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

    Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

    Coming together
    January 22, 2017 at 1:25pm

    From above, from the bird’s eye view of helicopters or satellites, the crowd was massive.

    The Davos elite
    January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

    The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

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