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To this generation, Elaine Stritch is probably best known for playing Alec Baldwin’s overbearing mother on “30 Rock.” Before she was Colleen Donaghy, however, Stritch already had quite the résumé. In a showbiz career that’s now spanned roughly seven decades, she’s done it all, from movies, to television, to radio, to cabaret. Stritch cemented herself as a performing legend on the Broadway stage, starring in countless plays and finally winning a Tony for her one-woman show back in 2002.
Robert De Niro is a ruthless gangster; John Cusack is experiencing motel hell; a hot hooker with a heart of gold is on the run; a satchel bag with mysterious contents. Haven’t we seen all this before? The Bag Man desperately borrows from dozens of other dark and gritty crime-thriller films, but, unfortunately, it is more ‘bore’ than noir.
You have to admit, Arizona’s home to some odd animals: the Gila monster and chuckwalla, the coatimundi and the javelina — and at one time, to a greater extent than it is now — the ostrich.
The fanciest event of the year for the denizens of Hollywood is nigh, and what better way to celebrate the bright lights, glamour, fame and misfortune of the Oscars than to throw a world-class shindig?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years after "The Passion of the Christ," Jesus is returning to movie theatres with a gentler, more inclusive approach.
WASHINGTON — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
LOS ANGELES — With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.
This photo taken Feb. 24, 2014 shows actress Angelina Jolie waving as she leaves the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon. Jolie generated headlines last year when she revealed she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk of inherited breast cancer. New research confirms that another kind of surgery, removing ovaries, is one of the most protective steps women who inherit faulty BRCA genes can take. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
She was the biggest of child stars. She was the top U.S. box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, bigger than Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper or Joan Crawford. She kept children singing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" for generations, retired from acting at age 21 and went on to a diplomatic career. Here's a look at the life of Shirley Temple, who died Monday at age 85:
FILE - In this 1933 file photo, child actress Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker." Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night, Feb. 10, 2014, surrounded by family at her home near San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)
ATLANTA — Actress LisaRaye McCoy has heard of some of the harsh reviews of her VH1 romantic comedy series, "Single Ladies," that call the show's script and acting subpar. But McCoy says numbers speak louder than words.
There’s an old saying in show business that was tailor-made for Englebert Humperdinck: a singer needs songs, but an entertainer just needs a stage.
NEW YORK — As Super Bowl ads go, so goes America.
You may not recognize the name Megan Hilty, but if you’ve ever watched NBC’s “Smash,” you’ll discover a familiar face. Hilty starred as Ivy Lynn in the musical sitcom, singing the hit song “Let Me Be Your Star,” but her career actually started on Broadway with starring roles in “9 to 5: The Musical” and “Wicked.”
When you think of the 1980s movie “Top Gun,” it’s easy to picture Tom Cruise wearing aviators and looking ever so handsome in his uniform. This image won’t be completely fulfilled in the All Puppet Players’ adaptation of the film, “Top Gun: Live, Abridged & Completely Underfunded.” It premieres Feb. 7 at Mesa Encore Theatre’s Block Box On Brown.
At first flicker, the Turner Classic Movies documentary "And the Oscar Goes To ..." appears to be little more than a promotional film for the Academy Awards.
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, British actress Helen Mirren accepts the Oscar for best actress for her work in "The Queen" at the 79th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards scene with Mirren accepting her Oscar is included in the Turner Classic Movies documentary “And the Oscar Goes To ...,” co-directed by Jeffrey Friedman and Robert Epstein, debuting Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 8 p.m. EST on TCM. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
FILE - In this March 29, 1982 file photo, actress Jane Fonda thanks the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscar she accepted on behalf of her ill father, Henry Fonda, for the best performance by an actor in a leading role for "On Golden Pond," in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards scene with Fonda on stage is shown as part of the Turner Classic Movies documentary “And the Oscar Goes To ...,” co-directed by Jeffrey Friedman and Robert Epstein, debuting Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 8 p.m. EST on TCM. (AP Photo, file)
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching there are a slew of romantic films on their way to theaters and one of the first out of the gate is Labor Day, the new film written and directed by Jason Reitman (Juno), based on the book by Joyce Maynard.
FILE - This Oct. 14, 2013 file photo shows British Actress Kate Winslet at the Gala screening of "Labor Day," as part of the 57th BFI London Film Festival, in London. Winslet's recent filmography is doted with memorable mothers: "Mildred Pierce," "Carnage," "Revolutionary Road," "Little Children." She adds another portrait of motherhood with "Labor Day," which she discussed in an interview before giving birth to her third child. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
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Actress Jackie Evancho attends the premiere of "The Company You Keep" at The Museum of Modern Art on Monday April 1, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)