December 30, 2013 |
Shock. Grief. Satisfaction. Those were some of the sentiments experienced by devoted fans as they reacted to the killing off of key characters on top dramas in what seemed to be a banner year that could have been subtitled: "There Will Be Blood -- Lots of It. " "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy", "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were just some of the series that provided wrenching moments; Some of the characters were dispatched quietly, while...
December 19, 2013 |
Adele isn't just music royalty, the singer has just become a Member of the Order of the British Empire, a division of chivalry in the United Kingdom. And, to us Yanks, that literally gets her pretty darn close to real royalty, OK? The "Rolling in the Deep" singer, who earned a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the song "Skyfall" and several Grammys for her studio albums, was awarded the MBE for services to music at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday by Prince Charles himself.
December 18, 2013 |
A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington was expected to announce the selections Wednesday morning. FOR THE RECORD: National Film Registry: In the Dec. 18 Calendar section, an article about 25 films named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry said that Sandy Dennis was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
December 17, 2013 |
In March 2012, Merle and Patricia Butler bought their winning Mega Millions ticket at the Moto Mart in Red Bud, Ill. The game had its highest jackpot in history - $656 million - and as one of three winning ticket holders, the Butlers took home a lump-sum prize of $158 million. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, a drawing is scheduled for what is expected to be Mega Millions' second-highest jackpot: $636 million. [Updated, 8:11 p.m. Dec. 17: The winning numbers were 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and the mega, 7, the Associated Press reported.
December 12, 2013 |
An unflinching look at slavery in America and a story about 1970s con men dominated the Golden Globes nominations Thursday morning, with "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" earning seven nods apiece, including best picture, best director and a slew of acting nominations. The nominations help catapult both films to solid front-runner status on the road to the coveted best picture Oscar, as well as Academy Awards for filmmakers Steve McQueen and David O. Russell, and actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.
December 12, 2013 |
With gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns) in jail for murdering a mob informant, LAPD Det. Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and ex-wife Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos) find themselves in mortal danger on “Red Light” and “His Banana Majesty,” Episodes 3 and 4 of TNT's “Mob City.” Along with taking photos of Clover Club customers, Jasmine covertly snaps pictures of Bugsy gunning down stool pigeon Abe Greenberg (Michael Mallory). “We have to burn these,” a frightened Jasmine says of the incriminating photos.