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1 hr ago | Perez Hilton

Perez Reviews: Mothers And Sons

But Terrence McNally is not just any other playwright. He is the great American gay playwright.


Related Topix: Arthur Miller

5 hrs ago |

TV Friday: Hannibal is strangely addictive

Don't look now, but a Friday-night cult thriller has defied early expectations to become one of network TV's most critically lauded, avidly followed dramas.


Related Topix: Thomas Harris, Crime Movies, The Silence of the Lambs, Thriller

9 hrs ago | Seattle Times

James Franco latest Broadway newbie who is a Hollywood star

Chris O'Dowd, left, Leighton Meester and James Franco at the after-party of the opening night of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway April 16. O'Dowd plays Lennie, Meester plays Curley's wife and Franco plays George in the staging the John Steinbeck classic.


Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, Gossip Girl, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Hot Chicks, Leighton Meester, John Steinbeck, Scrubs, Comedy, Zach Braff

14 hrs ago |

Dial M for Murder to Run 13-17 May at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

A mesmeric thriller, Lucy Bailey's acclaimed production of DIAL M FOR MURDER returns to the stage following its hugely successful premiere in 2009.


Related Topix: Thriller, Mystery Movies, Murder!, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dial M for Murder, Alfred Hitchcock, All Creatures Great and Small, Doctors, Entertainment, Television

18 hrs ago |

Stars and Warhorses: James Franco and Denzel Washington on Broadway

Anyone who doubts that star power is driving Broadway these days need only check the current box-office figures.


Related Topix: James Franco, John Steinbeck, Gossip Girl, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Hot Chicks, Leighton Meester, Neil Patrick Harris, Comedy Movies, Bullets Over Broadway, Crime Movies

22 hrs ago | Oxford Times

The Oxford Times: Caroline Jane Knight at the Holywell Music Room

AN INTERNATIONAL literacy foundation set up in Jane Austen's name has been launched in Oxford by one of the author's descendants.


Related Topix: Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, Europress, Koch Media, Video Games

Wed Apr 16, 2014


New Outlander Photo Shows Off Fur, Plaid And MacKenzies

Starz has given us a new look at Ronald D. Moore's upcoming series adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Scotland-set Outlander this week.


Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Graham McTavish

Review: Chris O'Dowd shines in 'Of Mice and Men'

But true theater fans should be waiting for his co-star to emerge. Chris O'Dowd, known more for films like "Bridesmaids" and "Friends With Kids," turns in a very impressive performance as the mentally challenged Lennie in a fine revival of "Of Mice and Men."


Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, Theater, Arts, John Steinbeck

The Huffington Post

Kim Kardashian Channels Audrey Hepburn For Miami Photo Shoot

Kim Kardashian broke out some faux blunt bangs to channel Audrey Hepburn for a very unexpected photo shoot in Miami on Wednesday, April 15. The 33-year-old reality star truly loves old Hollywood glamour , and though we wouldn't bat an eye if she were to attempt to channel Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe or her "idol" Elizabeth Taylor , Hepburn -- the ... (more)


Related Topix: Hot Chicks, Kim Kardashian, Celebrities, Audrey Hepburn, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner

CBC News

Music legend Bill Henderson says 'no' to Vancouver music cuts

Chilliwack lead singer Bill Henderson is calling on the Vancouver School Board to save elementary school strings and band programs.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Canada

Halesowen News: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

The trails and tribulations of hotel owner Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese, were wildly popular when first aired on BBC in the 1970s and the sitcom has been voted Britain's favourite comedy.


Related Topix: West Midlands County, England, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Celebrities, John Cleese, BBC

Great expectations for restored museum

MALTON'S links with Charles Dickens have been given a further boost with the refurbishment of the Counting House Museum.


Related Topix: Charles Dickens

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Bond star calls his 007 performance 'quite tame'

Pierce Brosnan has bemoaned his time as James Bond, saying that he never felt "good enough" in the famous role.


Related Topix: Skyfall, Activision, GoldenEye, Video Games, Celebrities, Pierce Brosnan, Ian Fleming

Monterey County Herald

Mandy Patinkin, coming to Carmel, looks for stories in song

Carmel >> Mandy Patinkin is a lucky and fun-loving man who relishes a good story.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, The Princess Bride, Adventure, Homeland, Chicago Hope, Soap Opera, Sunday in the Park with George, Musical Movies, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, Mandy Patinkin

Top 6 Henry James books adapted for the screen

Writer Henry James would have turned 170 years old this April 15. In honor of his birthday, let's take a look at six great film adaptations of Henry James's classic books .


Related Topix: Henry James, The Wings of the Dove, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey, Entertainment, Television

World Premiere of Pride & Prejudice, Billy Elliot and More Make Up La ...

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire 's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three ... (more)


Related Topix: Pride & Prejudice, Europress, Koch Media, Video Games, Jane Austen


Odds & Ends: Kathie Lee Gifford Heads Into The Woods, How to 'Let It...

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kathie Lee Gifford is Heading Into The Woods We'll drink to this! Today Show co-host and wine connoisseur Kathie Lee Gifford will voice the role of the Giant's Wife in an upcoming D.C. area production of Into the Woods .


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Kathie Lee Gifford, Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Herndon, VA

Critical readers

As for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations , a one-star reviewer writes: "Dickens is a jerk.


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New evidence emerges that Monroe planned to reveal JFK saw crashed UFOs

New evidence has just been released supporting the authenticity of a leaked CIA document allegedly of wiretaps of Marilyn Monroe and her friends shortly before her suspicious death on August 4, 1962.


Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Celebrities, Marilyn Monroe, US Military, US Air Force

Los Angeles Times

Bill O'Reilly snarks on Stephen Colbert's new gig

Bill O'Reilly says conservatives won't watch Stephen Colbert. Papa Bear is angry that his acolyte is leaving, it seems.


Related Topix: The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment, Television, The Colbert Report, Comedy, Celebrities, Bill O'reilly