April 10, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before getting ready for Passover. The Skinny: I've gotten so deep into "Sons of Anarchy" that I'm two episodes behind on "The Americans. " I need to catch up tonight. Today's roundup includes recaps of the Senate hearing about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal. Also, Rupert Murdoch talks business and his personal life with Fortune and the Hollywood Reporter looks back at the aftershocks of Disney President Frank Wells' death 20 years ago. Daily Dose: Former Fox and UPN senior executive Adam Ware has joined the Tennis Channel as senior vice president and head of digital media.
April 9, 2014 |
Usually, Stephen Colbert asserts his dominance over his guests. It's how he's become a late night superstar and has landed at the top of many viewers' wish lists to replace David Letterman on CBS. But Tuesday night, it was famed primatolgist Jane Goodall who showed Colbert how to behave. "If I were a chimp that you were meeting for the first time, would there be something different about your body language right now?" Colbert asked. Ever game, Goodall said she'd demonstrate and had Colbert stand up and assume an ape-like posture.
April 8, 2014 |
One Tony Award winner is already a lock, with organizers of the theater awards ceremony announcing that costume designer Jane Greenwood would be this year's recipient of a special Tony for lifetime achievement. Tuesday's announcement included the following words of praise from Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theater Wing: "It is our honor to present Jane with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding work in costume design and for her dedication to the theatre.
March 19, 2014 |
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will be clocking in together once again. The actresses, who co-starred in the classic 1980 workplace comedy "9 to 5," will team up again in "Grace and Frankie," a new single-camera sitcom for Netflix. The series also boasts a creative team that includes Howard J. Morris, writer and producer of 'Sullivan & Son," and Marta Kauffman, co-creator of a little show known as "Friends" as well as "Dream On," an early original series on HBO. Through 13 half-hour episodes, "Grace and Frankie" will explore the relationship between two women in their twilight years, Grace (Fonda)
March 17, 2014 |
The USC School of Dramatic Arts is honoring two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda ("Klute," "Coming Home") with the Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists. The 76-year-old actress, the daughter of fellow Oscar winner Henry Fonda and brother of Academy Award-nominee Peter Fonda, will receive the honor at a gala fund-raiser Nov. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The award was created in 2009 for its first recipient, Robert Redford, who has appeared with Fonda in three films -- 1966's "The Chase," 1967's "Barefoot the Park" and 1979's "The Electric Horseman.
March 13, 2014 |
Like the put-upon pharmacist at its center, the neo-noirish suburban comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," co-written and co-directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, is a bit of a cheat - and goes soft in the clutch. Said druggist Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) is the henpecked hubby of a scornful fitness nut (a misused Michelle Monaghan), with an angry 12-year-old son (Harrison Holzer) and a controlling father-in-law (Ken Howard). But Doug goes from doormat to Don Juan when new customer Elizabeth (Olivia Wilde)