One of George Cleve's final concert appearances also was one of the most memorable.
Two stagehands had to help him to the podium. They gingerly lowered him into his seat, the audience and the orchestra rapt. Even with his suffer-no-fools reputation, he was no longer the formidable figure he had once been -- until he picked up the baton.
"And ...Read more
A small group of reporters clustered around Stephen Colbert at a CBS press party in Los Angeles last month, digital recorders already running, but the future host of CBS' "Late Show" wasn't taking questions yet.
"I'll say hi to everyone first," he told us. "Before we go around, I'll say hi. Nice to meet you."
His late mother, ...Read more
If Amazon's new vigilante drama "Hand of God" were a better show, Garret Dillahunt might be up for an Emmy this time next year.
His astonishingly delicate and nuanced performance as KD, an answer-seeking ex-con hired to do the murderous dirty work of corrupt Judge Pernell Harris (Ron Perlman), is the best thing on screen -- at least early in ...Read more
The 42nd Telluride Film Festival lineup includes many of the fall and holiday season's highest hopes for success, prestige and next year's Oscars.
Among them: "Spotlight," director Tom McCarthy's drama about the Boston Globe investigation of the Boston-area Catholic Church abuse scandals, "Black Mass," another Boston true-crime saga, director ...Read more
Janet Jackson has released more details of her upcoming studio album, "Unbreakable."
The album, her first in seven years, will arrive Oct. 2. An announcement on her website Thursday offered a track listing and list of collaborators, and Jackson augmented the news with a series of tweets that further excited her obsessive fan base.
Like many of...Read more
Stephen Colbert, on Tuesday, will begin his tenure as the second host of CBS' "The Late Show." The debut will finally end more than a year of speculation about how he will handle the move from cable's "The Colbert Report" to the big network. One thing we know is that he'll bring on first-week guests including George Clooney, Jeb Bush and Uber ...Read more
"He won our hearts by convincing us that Apple represented a higher ideal," says documentarian Alex Gibney, in voice-over, near the beginning of his latest film "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine." Gibney, a prolific Oscar winner whose recent works have included examinations of Lance Armstrong ("The Armstrong Lie"), Julian Assange/WikiLeaks ("...Read more
"The Visit" (PG-13): Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan ("The Last Airbender," "Lady in the Water") returns to his thriller roots with this story about a brother and sister who spend a week at the farm of their exceedingly odd grandparents. Because it's Shyamalan, plot twists are guaranteed.
"Grandma" (R): After ...Read more
An Unexpected IndiscretionMarcy Bachmann
Joey Ridgefield, a San Francisco television talk show hostess, accompanies her mother on a cruise to Mexico and meets fellow passengers Tom Hathaway and his wife. When the cruise ends, Tom, who lives 3,000 miles away, resurfaces in her life. Against their will and Joey’s better judgment, ...
LOS ANGELES -- Sam Slovick is in search of revolution. Anywhere. He roamed skid row the other day past tents, slumbering men and a woman with a doll who said she once worked at the White House. Dope and sweat tanged the air. Slovick, a misfit with scuffed shoes and a satchel, strolled on in no hurry, as if searching for foot soldiers amid the ...Read more
NEW YORK -- When NBC cut ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement, the real estate mogul's career as a TV personality appeared to be over.
Instead, Trump has become the star of the summer's biggest TV hit -- news coverage of his quest for the Republican ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- It's been said that the individual who invented gambling was brilliant but that whoever invented the chip was a genius. Similarly, where the personal computer was concerned, it could be argued that it was the gift of Steve Jobs to have had a strong hand in both halves of the equation.
As detailed in "Steve Jobs: The Man in the ...Read more
MIAMI -- "Game of Thrones" junkies, you may have wondered why Daario Naharis -- aka "Fabio," due to his long locks -- wasn't being played by Ed Skrein in Season 3 of the HBO hit. Now you know: The currently clean-cut Brit scored the lead in action flick "The Transporter Refueled," taking over for Jason Statham as Frank Martin, a highly efficient...Read more
"THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT"
Although it's very risky these days to tout anything as an "important television event," mainly because everything is touted as an "important television event," the debut of Stephen Colbert as the new host of "The Late Show" actually is an important television event.
Whether you loved it or loathed it, "The...Read more
Ironically Apple's famous slogan may be the perfect tagline for the damning new documentary "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."
Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, who has taken down such powerful institutions as "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" and Scientology ("Going Clear") is never one to pull his punches. Jobs, usually ...Read more
At first glance at a trailer or even poster for "Before We Go," one might assume that it's the kind of light romance that takes place between strangers who meet each other for one night, in the vein of Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise." It does fit squarely into this genre, hitting all the story beats of missed trains, chances taken, and what...Read more
After the fantastically harsh comedies "The Color Wheel" and "Listen Up Philip," two of my favorite American indies of the new century, writer-director Alex Ross Perry edges into the terrain of the psychological thriller with "Queen of Earth."
Set in and around a deceptively peaceful Hudson River Valley lake cabin, not far from New York City, ...Read more
Curt Schilling has tweeted his way out of the ESPN broadcast booth for the rest of the baseball season.
The Disney/ABC-owned company announced Thursday that Schilling would not appear on its coverage of Major League Baseball's regular season or wild-card playoff games.
Schilling, who was also an analyst for ESPN's Little League World Series ...Read more
NEW YORK -- It's still a few days before Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of "The Late Show" but he's already got his first comedy feud going on social media with Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush.
In a YouTube video posted Wednesday, Colbert mocked Bush over an email offering his supporters a chance to win a trip to New York and...Read more
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- A few years ago, Telluride Film Festival director Julie Huntsinger and her colleagues had a heated discussion about whether the influential mountain festival featured enough films directed by and starring women.
"We only reflect what's out there," Huntsinger said in an interview this week, in advance of the festival's ...Read more
Starz's sports-themed comedy "Survivor's Remorse" has been renewed for a third season.
The show follows young basketball star Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher) after he is thrust into the limelight when he signs with a pro basketball team in Atlanta. Executive producers include Maverick Carter and LeBron James.
"Since it began, the critics ...Read more
- Dean Jones, durable star of Disney family films, dies at 84
- Stephen Colbert to play new role: himself
- George Cleve, conductor who was interpreter of Mozart, dies at 79
- Stephen Colbert, Jeb Bush are in a social media feud over 'Late Show' ticket giveaways
- Telluride Film Festival includes some Oscar hopefuls