NEW YORK -- Alan Colmes, the longtime liberal TV and radio host for Fox News, has died after a brief illness, the network announced Thursday. He was 66.
Colmes was best known as the left-leaning foil to conservative Sean Hannity on the prime-time Fox News show "Hannity & Colmes" when the cable news network launched in 1996. Hannity took over as...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- In the many-chambered, multi-winged hotel that is Television 2017, there is room for all kinds of unlikely shows to check in -- a comic-lyrical tale of international espionage, family relations and folk-singing, say.
"Patriot," a new series appearing in its 10-episode entirety Friday on Amazon, is the story of an intelligence ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Beyonce is sitting out Coachella -- per doctor's orders.
The pop diva, who announced earlier this month that she is pregnant, pulled out of her headlining gig at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which is slated for April 14-16 and April 21-23 in Indio, Calif. She will instead headline next year.
In a statement to The ...Read more
The opening scene of "Get Out," a satirical horror-thriller perfectly tailored to our post-postracial moment, is so cleverly composed and effortlessly subversive that writer-director Jordan Peele never quite manages to top it. Filmed in a single take with an elegantly swiveling camera, it shows a young black man (Lakeith Stanfield) walking ...Read more
THE COMEDIAN. 2 stars. Robert De Niro hams it up as a self-hating has-been comic Jackie Burke in this sometimes droll misfire from Taylor Hackford. A rom-com of sorts, the film has some charm in its first act thanks to costar Leslie Mann, who plays a scatterbrained heiress with a father complex. The film becomes monotonous and unfunny when it ...Read more
SEATTLE -- A Seattleite will be at the Academy Award ceremony Sunday night, in the latest chapter of a nearly 30-year story. Constanza Romero Wilson, wife of the late playwright August Wilson, will be on hand representing her husband, who received a posthumous nomination for his screenplay to "Fences." Based on his Tony Award-winning play, the "...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show isn't taping today, but Kimmel's working. He's always working. Right now he's wearing his standard uniform when he's not on the air -- shorts, a Dickies work shirt and black socks.
"I'm a very glamorous guy," Kimmel says, laughing, noting the incongruity of him hosting the Oscars this year, an ...Read more
When Joi McMillon was a junior in high school, she really wanted to be a journalist for the Orlando Sentinel. Even though her brother moved from Florida to Los Angeles to be an actor, being in the film industry was just a fleeting idea. But during a tour of Universal Studios, she stumbled upon a guy using the program Avid to edit an episode of "...Read more
The Twins: A psychological Thriller...Section One of Book One.R.G.Miller
Thirteen-year-old Stacey and Jannifer McHill celebrated their birthday amongst family and friends at their parent's lavish home in Shreveport, Louisiana...three years later they were the cause of the largest manhunt in New York City's history...
For a series immersed in events that happened upward of 70 years ago, CMT's new drama "Sun Records" felt timely to star Chad Michael Murray.
While on location in Memphis, Tenn., the musical fertile crescent where rock 'n' roll began at Sam Phillips' studio on the corner of Marshall and Union avenues, Murray was staying near the city's double-...Read more
"Sun Records," an entertaining, eight-part miniseries premiering Thursday on CMT, is liberally based on the jukebox musical "Million Dollar Quartet," about the day in 1956 when Elvis Presley dropped by Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service in the middle of a Carl Perkins recording session (with Jerry Lee Lewis on piano). Johnny Cash showed up ...Read more
In an awards season already rife with politically charged acceptance speeches, Sunday's Oscars ceremony could offer the most prominent platform of all.
And will President Donald Trump, the target of most critiques so far, be tuned in?
That's what Debra Saunders, White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, wanted to know at ...Read more
Netflix continues its steadfast expansion of stand-up comedy programming with the addition of two new specials from Louis C.K.
The specials will be available exclusively on the streaming service. The first, which was shot in Washington, D.C., and is titled "2017," will premiere April. 4.
"Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices...Read more
In yet another confirmation that you're getting old, pop superstar Rihanna has hit a landmark: She has now landed 30 songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat achieved only by the Beatles and Madonna.
She charted her 30th hit this week when "Love on the Brain" crossed the threshold to land at No. 8. It's the fourth top-10 track...Read more
Bill Maher weighed in Tuesday on the swift downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos days after the controversial pundit had appeared on his HBO show, " Real Time," last week.
"By the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, (Yiannopoulos is) dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then he's dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through," Maher told the New...Read more
The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Feb. 13:
1. Arrival -- Paramount
2. The Girl on the Train -- Unviersal
3. The Accountant -- Warner
4. Keeping Up With the Joneses -- Fox
5. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back -- Paramount
6. Boo! A Madea Halloween -- Lionsgate
7. The Secret Life of Pets -- Universal
8. Storks -- Warner
Genre films -- horror, comedy, fantasy, Westerns -- have always been great vessels for social commentary. The pleasures of genre conventions allow such messaging to go down easy; the spoonful of cinematic sugar that helps the medicine go down. Actor/comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, "Get Out," is an expert example of the way this works,...Read more
Announcements that cable channels most people have never heard of are getting into the scripted-series business don't generally make my day -- if there's a shortage of things to watch, TV critics haven't heard about it.
So when Viceland's "Trapped" this month ate most of a weekend, one icy, subtitled episode at a time, it got my attention.
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis are Serious Actors. They've played heroes and villains, presidents, soldiers and spies, and have been justly acclaimed for doing so. (Both have an Emmy to prove it: Lewis for "Homeland," Giamatti for "John Adams.")
But right now, in a hotel suite in Pasadena, the Serious Actors, who likely have stories to trade ...Read more
Before Timothy Showalter issued "HEAL," the emphatic 2014 album that established his band Strand of Oaks as one of the leading lights of the Philadelphia rock renaissance, he put out three other records under the SOA banner.
But those albums – "Leave Ruin" (2009), "Pope Killdragon" (2010), and "Dark Shores" (2012) -- were largely acoustic, ...Read more
Lately, I tune in to CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to take democracy's pulse.
If Colbert is still there, skewering President Donald Trump and his administration, then all may not be right in the world. But it's still a world I recognize, one where comedians can take pokes at the powerful without losing their livelihoods or their ...Read more
- TV review: CMT's 'Sun Records' takes the history of rock 'n' roll on an entertaining ride
- Bill Maher takes credit for, but not glee in, the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos
- David Cassidy has dementia and will stop touring, he says after rocky weekend show
- Movie review: Provocative, funny 'Get Out' is a horror film with a serious message about race
- Movie review: 'You're Killing Me Susana' offers painfully real look at love