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Mariah Carey Joining 'The X Factor'

Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment

Slowly but surely, Simon Cowell's star-studded "X Factor" cast is coming together. Rumors have circulated for months about who will join the ex-"Amer...

Pregnant in Heels Ep. 2: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Sex But Weren't Afraid to Ask

Una LaMarche | Posted 06.16.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

Rosie's first client is Tanya, a workaholic, crazy-eyed mother of a toddler who wants Rosie to A) find her a sassy gay assistant to plan a huge pre-baby bash and B) make her look "camera-ready" right after she gives birth.

Stage Door: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, War Horse

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Iraq War is now in its eighth year -- and the costs, in personal, economic and political terms, are staggering. But translating the existential aspects of war demands a sensitive dramatist like Rajiv Joseph.

Transformers 3: Michael Bay's Franchise Finale On The Moon

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.15.2011 | Los Angeles

On July 1, Paramount Pictures will be releasing "Transformers 3: Dark Side Of The Moon" -- the third and final chapter of the "Transformers" franchise...

Beatles Tribute Band Plays the Pantages Theatre

Laura Sturza | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Sturza

While members of the band have also changed over the years, Rain has been paying tribute to the Beatles for 35 years with worldwide tours and a run on Broadway through January 2012.

Stage Door: Anything Goes

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

The current revival of Anything Goes is a big, beautiful Broadway joy. The production is so fresh and jaunty, it feels like an original debut.

Save American Idol: Judges Need To Start Judging... Pass It On!

Caroline Presno | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Pia Toscano's premature elimination on American Idol is a direct result of the show's new format which is all lovefest, and no judging by Jennifer Lop...

AFTRA Retirement Board Sues JP Morgan Chase

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The retirement plan is said to have lost $2-3 million because of an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the bank. That's not a lot of money is percent...

Pregnant in Heels Ep. 1: The Couple Who Branded Their Baby

Una LaMarche | Posted 06.11.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

If you missed last week's premiere of Pregnant in Heels, don't worry. You probably saved a few brain cells from dying a slow death. Luckily, I'm here to make sure those suckers shrivel up anyway.

Tribute to Whoopi Goldberg and African-American Actors -- Why We Need Black and Women's History Months

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.11.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

I was appalled by the Academy's egregious "oversight," omitting Goldberg from their Oscars retrospective. For the record, she has appeared in over 50 films.

Stage Door: Catch Me If You Can, Peter and the Starcatcher, Urge For Going

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.10.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Catch Me If You Can boasts two incredibly entertaining leads. Unfortunately, the musical is all razzle -- no dazzle.

WGA Ballots on the Way

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.05.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The WGA deal reached last month is on its way to the membership for a ratification vote - ballots are in the mail. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. T...

Hooray for Hollywood: Finding Joy in Doing Good

Dylan Kendall | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

Over the past 20 years, the industry that gained its wealth generating messages started listening to the voices of the consumers it has informed. The media industry is becoming responsible.

Facebook Is a Clocksucker

Elayne Boosler | Posted 06.01.2011 | Comedy
Elayne Boosler

I've been sitting at my computer continuously for the last two years. When I finally stood up, I was fat and broke. Had to get something out of it. Here's my new release.

Stage Door: The Book of Mormon

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

It's not often you see religious satire and profanity in a Broadway musical. Then again, The Book of Mormon is unique: It's a robust, toe-tapping musical that foments laughter and thoughtfulness in equal measure.

Hix Nix Tix Pix (And So Does Everyone Else)

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Stu Kreisman

Unless it's chapter five of a franchise like Transformers, or lame remakes of classics like Arthur, nobody on the business side in Hollywood has a clue of what to do.

Why America Slept

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

America was sleeping deeply, in a dream whose creators were hiding inside skyscrapers with smoked glass.

Stage Door: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.26.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

This drag is a drag. Priscilla, based on the wonderful 1994 cult movie, is less a Broadway musical than a bad drag show on steroids.

WGA Sends Studio Deal to Members

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The ratification vote will take place in April, before the existing contract's May 1 expiration. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. On a separate note...

Romantic Comedies Are Dying Because Romance Is Dead

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Bracken

These days, bravado in men on screen plays chauvinistic and strength boorish, where for women, good sense is written as shrewish and vulnerability weak.

Stage Door: Wittenberg, Arcadia

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Blending pop-culture references -- from The Wild One to Shakespeare to Freudian therapy -- playwright David Davalos sets his dynamic comedy in 1517 Germany.

Actress Slams 'Glee' AGAIN In Homophobic TV Rant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Victoria Jackson, the former "Saturday Night Live" star and now tea party activist, made an appearance on Headline News' "Showbiz Tonight" on Monday t...

Jordan Zakarin

Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Judge Rumors, Loving Rebecca Black | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Breathlessly waiting to find out just who will take the judges' chairs on "The X Factor"? Following all the rumors? Good. All of them are true. The...

Weekend Box Office: Limitless and Lincoln Lawyer Face Off, While Rango Holds Strong and Paul Opens Well

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Limitless was the number one film of the weekend, benefiting from an easily-explained high-concept -- a pill that makes you the smartest man on Earth. This was a real test of Bradley Cooper's star power, and he delivered.

Actress Makes Homophobic 'Glee' Comments

Posted 10.13.2011 | Entertainment

Victoria Jackson may have earned her fame as a comedian, but her recent comments on "Glee" are no laughing matter. The former "Saturday Night Live"...