A West Virginia judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a coal magnate who was ridiculed on HBO's show "Last Week Tonight" by host John Oliver.
Oliver targeted Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray during a segment last June that blasted his company and criticized the standards of the coal industry at large. In the segment, Oliver said that when a ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Nanette Fabray, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy star whose work with Sid Caesar on the classic 1950s TV comedy-variety show "Caesar's Hour" earned her three Emmy Awards and a lifetime of television work, has died. She was 97.
Fabray, whose early hearing problem spurred her to become a high-profile advocate for the ...Read more
David Mamet has written a play about disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright, known for "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Wag the Dog," spilled the beans while promoting his newspaper-centric book "Chicago."
"I was talking with my Broadway producer and he said, 'Why don't you write a play about ...Read more
"Diet Coke Ginger Lime," says the red-headed guy on the low-rent couch, taking a swig on his beverage of choice as he stares into a camera that feels not unlike the one in your cracked smartphone. "Because I support all things ginger."
"What, what?" the man asks, addressing an unseen skeptic perchance questioning the wisdom of choosing his ...Read more
"The Walking Dead" returns on Sunday to kick off the second half of its eighth season and AMC's monster hit has already been renewed for a ninth.
But I can't help but wonder: How much life, really, is left in the series?
After all, this is an aging show that too often has shown signs of creative exhaustion, and last year experienced a ...Read more
Galvanized by Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others in the #MeToo movement, women seized the narrative in Hollywood in 2017. But on screen, it was a different picture.
Women claimed just 24 percent of leading roles, or protagonists, in the top 100 films last year, down from 29 percent in 2016, according to a new report from San Diego State's ...Read more
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- To visitors of this upscale Phoenix suburb, one of the main attractions is the Praying Monk, the natural rock formation in the shadow of Camelback Mountain that resembles a holy man kneeling in contemplative repose.
In recent months, however, another man has come to the area in search of his own isolation: Harvey ...Read more
It takes roughly 55 seconds from the opening of "Seven Seconds" for the nightmare at the core of the new Netflix drama to begin.
A white cop, and anxious father-to-be, is rushing to the hospital when he accidentally strikes a black teenager riding a bike along a desolate park road in Jersey City, N.J. His white superior officer, fearing a ...Read more
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These are the thoughts that we have all had, but have never spoken. THINGS N GENERAL is Cary Hendrix jr.'s compendium of these ideas and hypotheses, filled with wisdom, wit and humor and illustrated by his original cartoons. THINGS N GENERAL will make you laugh, but more important, it will ...
Up until last week, most of us had never really considered what to call the group of American kids growing up behind the millennials.
Those born in the 2000s, who grew up alongside Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, have inspired plenty of commentary about the damaging effects of social media and selfies, but little reflection about ...Read more
We all have those friends who are way, way too into trivia. What if those friends got married, bonded for life through their love of competition, and then had to put their table games expertise to use during a violent kidnapping? This is the question posed by the refreshingly oddball action comedy "Game Night," which is much funnier and more ...Read more
"The show must go on." That is Chris Thile's mantra as he brings the Radio Show Formerly Known as "A Prairie Home Companion" back to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul this weekend.
It will be the first Twin Cities performance since Minnesota Public Radio accused Garrison Keillor of inappropriate behavior, severed their ties and renamed the 44-...Read more
New Orleans police last year investigated "Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris after a woman said he sexually assaulted her, but prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges, the Orleans Parish district attorney's office has confirmed.
New Orleans police received a report alleging assault by Norris last June, according to authorities. A 32-...Read more
Q: Is "Midnight, Texas" coming back?
A: NBC has ordered a second season of the supernatural drama, though I don't have an air date for its return at this time. There will be some changes from the first season of the show based on novels by Charlaine Harris: Neither Yul Vazquez (Rev. Emilio) nor Sarah Ramos (Creek) was listed among the returning...Read more
DON'T MISS: "The Walking Dead" -- As the monster hit returns to resume its eighth season, our mood is somber. That's because the last time we were in the company of our zombie apocalypse survivors, poor Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) had been chomped on by a walker. With death now imminent, we can only sit by helplessly to see how his fate plays ...Read more
Of all the underappreciated performing categories, the comedy straight man might be the most wrongfully ignored. By keeping a deadpan focus on the lunacy erupting around him, he gives the gags a frame that makes the energetic edgier and the ribald hilarious. Like a gymnast at the bottom of a human pyramid, he doesn't get much credit, but without...Read more
Fortune Feimster is wearing a pretty blue cardigan, bright red lipstick and dangly earrings, and she's doing her best to pretend she's not a lesbian.
It's a scene from Mindy Kaling's forthcoming NBC sitcom "Champions," which centers around a gym owner who has just found out he has a long-lost teenage son, who is gay. In it, Feimster -- who co-...Read more
In the popular culture and various corners of our own lives, we confront the unknown in one form or another, learning something about our own fears and desires. The examples defy rational explanation. The Monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey." The Mist in Stephen King's novella. The Smoke Monster in "Lost." The Great Boyg in Henrik Ibsen's "Peer ...Read more
Sometimes cinematic adaptations are conversations with source material rather than direct representations. No recent film more exemplifies this idea than Alex Garland's bold, metaphysical and just plain weird "Annihilation," adapted from Jeff VanderMeer's book, the first in his "Southern Reach" trilogy. The result is a deeply challenging, big ...Read more
The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Feb. 12:
1. Wonder -- Lionsgate
2. A Bad Moms Christmas -- Universal
3. Roman J. Israel, Esq. -- Sony
4. Only the Brave -- Sony
5. Geostorm -- Warner
6. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween -- Lionsgate
7. Blade Runner 2049 -- Warner
8. It (2017) -- Warner
9. Despicable Me 3 -- ...Read more
Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler's blockbuster superhero movie "Black Panther" has become a legitimate global juggernaut, grossing a jaw-dropping $427 million in global ticket sales and defying movie business assumptions. It's also showing strength in the continent where the film mostly takes place -- Africa.
Released by Walt Disney Co., "Black ...Read more
- Actress Nanette Fabray, who won Tony and Emmy awards, dies at 97
- 'Seven Seconds' puts a dramatic spin on tensions around law enforcement and race relations
- Winter Olympics TV ads exploit the movie in our head — the one in which we star
- David Mamet has written a play about Harvey Weinstein
- A changing of guard: After unthinkable tragedy, Generation Z emerges loud and clear