"Gold & Grey"
(Abraxan Hymns )
Baroness may well be Philly's most beloved working band. Leader and in-demand visual artist John Baizley miraculously survived a tour bus crash so traumatic that his original rhythm section quit afterward. And five albums into a hot streak that's won him plaudits and converts who don't normally ...Read more
PASADENA, Calif. -- Where can you plunder comedy and drama in the same place? Hospitals, workplaces and neighborhoods have all been tried in television, and so have hotels. TV has mined that ore hundreds of times, from the loony digs in "Fawlty Towers" to the ritzy clientele of "Hotel."
Bob Newhart hosted an inn in "Newhart." The mob explored ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood sequels have crashed and burned at the box office this summer, with just a handful of notable exceptions.
Sony's "Men in Black: International," a spinoff of the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones franchise, continued the trend, debuting in first place with a disappointing $28.5 million, according to estimates from ...Read more
Italian film, theater and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, known for his over-the-top productions, once described a scene of a father reacting to his son's desire to work in the theater.
"He just broke everything in sight. Having exhausted the china and glass, he opened a drawer and pulled out a revolver, which he started to wave about.
"'I ...Read more
Games, multiple companies at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) have told us, are for everyone. Fine, but only because anyone who says they don't play games is lying. After all, game-like tricks are often required to simply get through the day. And technology is only making it worse.
Maybe you struck a pose for the sole purpose of ...Read more
CHICAGO -- It's a question I've been hearing for decades, applied to any number of seasoned performers I've covered:
Why are they still working?
I heard it plenty when Frank Sinatra was deep into his 70s, still selling out arenas around the world. Also when Cab Calloway was in his 80s, joyously strutting up and down the stage snarling "Minnie ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Miranda May is excited about getting to spend another summer at camp. The 23-year-old Ohio native isn't going to be making a leather wallet or learning to identify trees by their leaves in some rural location. Her camp days unfold as the fourth season of "Bunk'd" begins June 20 on the Disney Channel.
"Bunk'd" is a spinoff of ...Read more
An attorney for Cuba Gooding Jr. is refuting conclusions some have drawn from a surveillance video showing the actor touching a woman who has accused him of groping her.
The snippet, obtained and published by TMZ on Thursday, appears to show the actor at Manhattan's Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge putting his hand on or near the woman's leg and...Read more
ATLANTA -- Rapper 21 Savage has donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group that helped him when he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this year.
The Grammy-nominated artist, whose real name is Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody in DeKalb County Feb. 3 on charges that he ...Read more
Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. could face a hurdle in his groping case now that surveillance video appears to show him touching his accuser.
The snippet, obtained and published by TMZ on Thursday, appears to show the actor at Manhattan's Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge putting his hand on or near the woman's leg and breast while they sat with ...Read more
The city walls are scarred with bullet holes and burn marks. Tattered camouflage netting hangs like moss over defunct fighter posts and the Moorish archways of the marketplace. The cries of hungry children fill the bazaar, where merchants in flowing robes and headscarves hawk scarce, overpriced goods to desperate parents.
It's a war zone I ...Read more
It spoils nothing to point out that "Murder Mystery," a painless, mostly mirthless action-comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, ends with an explicit homage to Agatha Christie. It's not an especially obscure reference -- sorry, "Postern of Fate" fans -- which is only to be expected. Any movie with a title like "Murder Mystery" is ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jessica Biel may have thought she could quietly slip into California's Capitol this week to lobby against a bill to tighten vaccine requirements, without damage to her brand or reputation. But the massive online response to her visit demonstrated how public opinion has shifted since celebrities last waded into the ...Read more
"The Reports on Sarah and Saleem" snaps, crackles and pops. A taut and compelling Jerusalem-set melodrama, it effectively intertwines the personal with the political in a way that is only enhanced by that city's fraught atmosphere and cultural dynamics.
The second feature for promising Palestinian director Muayad Alayan, "Sarah and Saleem" ...Read more
In 1995, a 15-year-old aspiring cartoonist named Josh Cooley walked into a movie theater in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., bought a ticket to a much-buzzed-about new animated film called "Toy Story" and had his mind forever blown to infinity and beyond.
"I had always wanted to be in animation for as long as I could remember," Cooley says. "...Read more
The "Men in Black" movies proceed from the notion that creatures from neighboring galaxies walk and slither among us, many of them disguised as human beings.
Like its three predecessors -- including the still-terrific 1997 original -- "Men in Black: International" features an amusing throwaway gag revealing that some of these aliens are, in ...Read more
Samuel L. Jackson as uncompromising private eye John Shaft hasn't lost a step, but the same can't be said of the latest iteration of the venerable franchise he stars in.
That would be "Shaft," the ongoing exploits of the Harlem-based detective described as "Hotter Than Bond, Cooler Than Bullitt" when Richard Roundtree created the role in the ...Read more
"When Harry Met Sally" is one of those movies that basically everyone has seen at least once -- a feel-good romantic comedy that even the most cynical of critics agree is a classic.
But when Sally is your mother, it's hard to share in the universal love for the film.
"When your mom has one of the most famous orgasm scenes of all time, as a ...Read more
Carrie Underwood is the undisputed queen of modern country music.
She has scored 15 No. 1 country singles, sold more than 65 million albums and captured seven Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and seven Country Music Association (CMA) awards. As radio programmers say: "She is the face of the format."
With the 36-year-old Oklahoman on...Read more
For the fourth straight year, actor Alec Baldwin will be wah-wah pedaling back onto ABC for another season of "Match Game" starting Sunday. Baldwin wields the skinny microphone made famous by the Goodson-Todman Productions show's founding host Gene Rayburn in the 1970s, while the celebrity guest panelists have upheld the original's boozy, bawdy ...Read more
- Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, acclaimed in film, theater and opera, dies at 96
- Around the Remote: "Das Boot", "Dark", more
- Alec Baldwin tells us about 'Match Game's' biggest drinkers and giving up his 'SNL' Trump role
- Video appears to show Cuba Gooding Jr. touching his accuser
- Review: Pavarotti documentary hits a personal note: 'His life was an opera'