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VH1'S 'Hit The Floor' Actor Don Stark: Prolific Character Actor on Hard Work and Hollywood

Steve Karras | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

Don Stark is most recognized as Bob Pinciotti, the quirky neighbor on the hit FOX sitcom That 70's Show. Stark currently plays Oscar Kinkaid on VH-1's hit Hit the Floor, now in its second season. Yet Stark's show personae couldn't be farther from his affable, real-life self.

How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.

The Many Faces of Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Meyer Lansky II

Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.

Karen Black: Perfectly Misunderstood

Angela Garcia Combs | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Angela Garcia Combs

I cannot explain to you the great goodness of Karen Black, the plain friendship, the professional genius she brought to my life. But I can say that Karen Black was a mystery of nature that knew how to live in the moment.

Juicy Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon Letters To Be Auctioned

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Marilyn Monroe's letter of despair to mentor Lee Strasberg and Dwight D. Eisenhower's heartfelt missives to his wife during World War...

My Two Seconds With Marilyn

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Joan Marans Dim

My personal memory of Marilyn, far afield from Eunice Murray's terrible discovery, is splendid and dates back to the mid-1950s when I was barely a teenager and lived in the Belnord, the apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Marilyn Monroe as a Rebel

Lois Banner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Lois Banner

Marilyn constantly asked questions, took several courses at UCLA, and stated that she wanted to go to Columbia Law School, to become a lawyer and help the poor. According to Arthur Miller, "Marilyn didn't have a conventional bone in her body."

Couch Potato: NBC's 'Smash' Closes in on So-Bad-Its-Good

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now that 11 episodes have run, I'd say the so-bad-it's-good prediction has just about materialized.

Review: My Week With Marilyn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard now to conceive of just how huge a star Marilyn Monroe was at the peak of her fame in the mid-1950s. Take Lady Gaga, multiply her by Brangelina at their most visible -- and then take it to the 10th power.

Interview: Director Simon Curtis discusses My Week with Marilyn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Simon Curtis bristles a little when asked why, having directed so extensively in television and produced numerous films, it took him so long to direct...

The Lee Strasberg Notes: Sharing the Method with a New Generation of Actors, Directors and Film and Theater Lovers

Lola Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lola Cohen

Lee Strasberg spent his long life as an acting teacher, director, and performer inspiring generations of pupils with his Method. His techniques remain ever fresh and appealing to young acting and directing students.