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Middle School Metal Band Gets Whopper Of A Record Deal

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.14.2014 | Black Voices

A middle school metal band that was busking in Times Square last year might have struck it rich. Unlocking The Truth, a trio of 12- and 13-year-ol...

Doc Pomus Music Celebrated Tonight at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.02.2014 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Pomus was quite simply one of the most brilliant songwriters of all time, writing "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "Viva Las Vegas," and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his 65 years than many of us could in several lifetimes.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

The Godfather Speaks: Francis Ford Coppola

Patricia Rust | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Rust

Everyone has someone that they would kill to meet and listen to, and the producers at the sixth Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. got to have their wishes more than fulfilled with writer, director, producer Francis Ford Coppola.

The Many Faces of Daniel Franzese

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Our friend and one of our favorite entertainers, Daniel Franzese, has been in the news quite a bit lately. The 10th anniversary of the cult class...

CTRL+ PLUS: A Closer Look at AMC's Halt and Catch Fire

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

AMC premiered its newest series, Halt and Catch Fire, three weeks ago tonight, in the void that was left by the season finale of the jewel in the AMC ...

German Slackers: Jan Ole Gerster on 'A Coffee in Berlin'

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In the vein of Woody Allen, Richard Linklater and other astute observers of the mundane and the absurd, Gerster paints a distinct portrait of a snapshot in time, in a specific location, while still making a story seem universal.

5 Great Movies Starring Interesting, Exciting, Daring, Adventurous Girls!

Lori Day | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Lori Day

This piece originally ran in Today's Parent. The recent successes of Brave and Frozen demonstrate that movies starring girls can not only succeed, bu...

Billy Joel's Russian Tour Revisited: Interviewing Filmmaker Jim Brown, Plus Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jim Brown: "First of all, rock 'n' roll had been outlawed in the beginning in the Soviet Union. In a way -- and I'm making a larger film about this -- rock 'n' roll became a way to protest the government and to stick up for individualism."

Our Ramona at Our Silent Film Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.27.2014 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

None of the other Festival films were blockbuster like The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but there are a number of unusual and appealing gems.

Where Will You Celebrate Bob Dylan's Birthday?

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Bob Dylan turns 73 over Memorial Day weekend, on May 24. Increasingly, birthday celebrations are being held around the world by his fans, featuring local musicians playing covers of Dylan songs and tributes of their own.

Screenwriter of Earth to Echo Talks About Losing His Fear of Aliens

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Recently, I was able to interview Henry Gayden, the screenwriter and creator of the concept for Relativity's Earth to Echo, which opens in theaters on...

Griffin Dunne and Justin Schwarz Go West in The Discoverers

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Griffin Dunne (After Hours) stars as Lewis Birch, an academic purveyor of not-quite-popular history whose principled refusal to cater to the lowest common denominator has left him without a publisher.

Turn Blue: A Conversation with The Black Keys' Patrick Carney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Black Keys' Turn Blue was compared to The Clash's London Calling. Read this to see how they react to that.

Your Favorite Children's Characters Would Kill You In A Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

They don't belong to our childhood anymore. Mickey Mouse, Tigger, Kermit and more have gone to the other side. Some are killers. Some are monsters. Th...

In Fed Up Katie Couric Gets Behind a Film You Can't Afford Not to See

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

So you think that opting for Lo Fat items at the market and hitting the gym will keep you in fighting form? Fed Up, an essential documentary narrated and executive produced by Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, is here to tell you different.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Weaves a Wild Web

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Reese Halter

If you like Spider-Man, drama, nasty villains, New York City and spectacular special effects wound around a touching love story then don't miss this early-summer blockbuster film.

TLC's Former Manager Strikes Back With $40 Million Lawsuit!

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

Just when you thought you'd heard the last of TLC's public battle with former manager Perri "Pebbles" Reid, a new twist has come up. Reid has finally ...

Texas Spitfire Abbie Evans Fights Epidermolysis Bullosa In Cary Bell's Butterfly Girl

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

We caught up with Bell to discuss her advice to aspiring filmmakers, her philosophies on narrative non-fiction filmmaking, and what makes Abbie so special.

Brave New Girl: Sarah Dooley Debuts With Stupid Things

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

For Sarah Dooley, doing stupid things has been a genius move. The winsome young artist became a YouTube sensation in 2008 when she created And Sarah, ...

Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Jonathan Handel

Next week's Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just br...

Rising Actress Bridgid Ryan Discusses the Coen Brothers, Comedy and Commercials

Alex Koenig | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

Ryan shares an illuminating experience working with one of the most distinguished duos in cinema history, the Coen Brothers, during the filming of the Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis.

Parenthood Season Five, Episode 19 Recap: 'Fraud Alert'

Ashley Spencer | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Spencer

It might not have been as shocking as this week's The Good Wife, but by Parenthood standards, this episode was downright Hitchcockian. With more twists than Adam's dance moves, "Fraud Alert" played with our emotions like no other.

KISS Delivers A Baby In Usual Understated Way

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

Kiss members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons deliver their baby in a new video -- and it's no twist of rock 'n' roll genetics. The two own part of th...

Four Years Ago, Boogie2988 Was on Disability -- Now He's a YouTube Star

Alex Koenig | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

Left to his own devices by an alcoholic, absentee father and languished with physical and pathological abuse from his mother on a daily basis as a child, a young Steven Williams had it rough.