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'Eleven' - A Brilliant Exposé of a Dark, Disturbing Topic

Pamela Glasner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

If you've had any up-close-and-personal experience with the subject matter of Eleven, you may not imagine that 'transfixed' would be your reaction. But the story line is so well-conceived and so well-executed I'd say chances are pretty good it will be.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Who's Missing From the List? The Killjoys and Why American Theater Needs Trans Playwrights

Joshua Bastian Cole | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Joshua Bastian Cole

Another list felt necessary -- a list that not only clearly identified transgender inclusion in the conversation, but shifted the focus to transgender playwrights, with the same intention as The Kilroys: to show we exist.

Does College Name Prestige Matter for Actors?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Students and families about to enter the college audition process would love to know if having a highly-recognized school's name on their resume will really make a difference. So, I asked three show biz industry decision-makers to find out.

Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.

What's Right With Disney's Broadway Adaptation of Aladdin

Safa Samiezade-Yazd | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Safa Samiezade-Yazd

What you may not know is that the hugely popular film was also roundly criticized for relying on stereotypes and clichés at the expense of the cultures in which the fairy tale is set.

Timothy Stenovec

Roku's Answer To Chromecast Is This $50 Stick

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology

In the fight for your TV set, the weapons keep getting smaller. On Tuesday, Roku, the maker of the popular set-top boxes that stream video and musi...

What Really Happens At A Fashion Week Model Casting

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style

Over the course of two days, about 300 to 400 models walked through the doors of the BCBG showroom to try and get cast in the BCBGMAXAZRIA and the Her...

WATCH: Nasty Little Bugs Create Beautiful Art (With A Little Help)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science

Fire ants get a bad rap--and for good reason. The pesky little brutes are notorious for their biting, stinging ways--and, as millions of Americans dis...

How To Break Into the Glamorous World of Commercial Acting

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Jolie Jenkins

Don't start daydreaming yet about buying that new house, deep in the Valley. You'll have to go to a few (hundred) pesky auditions first.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Actress/Singer America Olivo on Being Multi-Racial in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

Actress and singer America Olivo (NBC's upcoming Chicago PD, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) certainly knows about that, being a multi-racial mix of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian.

'Doctor Who' Origins Movie Finds Its Second Doctor

Posted 04.21.2013 | TV

The "Doctor Who" movie is finding its origins with Reece Shearsmith, Entertainment Weekly reports. According to EW, Shearsmith will play actor Patr...

'Fame,' 'Celebrity,' 'Stardom' and Other Dirty Words

Howard Sherman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Perhaps if the media didn't kowtow to the cult of celebrity, if they realized how theater is a launch pad for many, a homecoming for others, and a career for vastly more, theater might be valued more.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Frankie Muniz To Visit 'Apt. 23'

Posted 08.08.2012 | TV

While James Van Der Beek might not be able to facilitate a full "Dawson's Creek" reunion on "Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23," the quirky comedy will...

Show Set In China Features Barely Any Asian Actors

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.19.2012 | Home

A new workshop production of "The Nightingale" by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater at the historic La Jolla Playhouse in California is striking nerves in...

Is Anne Hathaway a Good Choice As Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's Upcoming Movie, The Dark Knight Rises?

Quora | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger I think people are considering this with assumptions ...

Louie, Louie, Louie

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Phoebe Robinson

Much like when a baby scans a room with his/her eyes in that I-think-I should-be-crying-about-something-right-now, the average person's default action is being offended.

Breaking Down Stereotypes

Robert Ulrich | Posted 08.12.2012 | TV
Robert Ulrich

We in the entertainment industry have the opportunity and even the responsibility to broaden people's horizons to include others who may appear "different."

Who Passes Into The Hunger Games' Future?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Some fans have launched a campaign to see that actor Jesse Williams gets cast as Finnick. This happens all the time in Hollywood. So what's the big deal? Well, to begin with the character's color, or lack of it, depending on how you see him, is striking.

Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Kim Witman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Arts
Kim Witman

We had two perfect Don Giovannis and two ideal Leporellos. And they were both embodied by the same two guys. So we did what any sane and fair-minded casting company would do: give both gentlemen both roles and have them sing opposite one another in alternating performances.

Maggie Furlong

Who Should Play Christian & Anastasia In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" book trilogy by E.L. James is currently reigning over the New York Times Best Sellers list, taking up the top three slots. ...

'FNL' Alum Books New Pilot & More Casting Scoop

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

Another "Friday Night Lights" alum has booked their return to TV. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on Zach Gilford's new gig, reporting that he's ...

Leah Remini Lands New Sitcom

Posted 03.02.2012 | TV

Leah Remini is returning to sitcoms. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former "King of Queens" star and ousted "Talk" host will star in "Wh...

Brett Butler's TV Comeback Plans

Posted 02.29.2012 | TV

Brett Butler is entering "Anger Management." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Grace Under Fire" star will recur on Charlie Sheen's new sitcom...

Margo Martindale Gets Two New Gigs

Posted 02.29.2012 | TV

Mago Martindale has joined not one, but two new pilots. And does that mean "A Gifted Man" is facing cancellation? Martindale, an Emmy winner for he...