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Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in serious condition

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in serious condition

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

August 29, 2014 1:51 pm
Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary

Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary

Lily Tomlin's admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Spike Lee working on Michael Jackson documentary

Spike Lee worked with Michael Jackson and considered him a friend, but the director says even he learned a lot combing through footage of the icon for a planned documentary about the singer's "Bad" album.

July 10, 2012 1:15 pm
George Harrison's widow hopes new book fills in blanks

George Harrison's widow hopes new book fills in blanks

George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary.

May 03, 2012 1:30 pm
A new film focuses on intolerable cruelty

A new film focuses on intolerable cruelty

The documentary "Bully" is essential to see, whether you're a parent or a child, whether you've been on the giving or receiving end of such increasingly pervasive cruelty.

April 03, 2012 9:00 am
Movie review: 'Bully' focuses on intolerable cruelty

Movie review: 'Bully' focuses on intolerable cruelty

The documentary "Bully" is essential to see, whether you're a parent or a kid, whether you've been on the giving or receiving end of such increasingly pervasive cruelty.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
Doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright rebuilt for film

Doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright rebuilt for film

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The Fallingwater home in southwestern Pennsylvania. But a child's doghouse?

March 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Documentary on life of rapper Heavy D to air Sunday

The story of late rap icon Heavy D will be highlighted in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV.

February 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Scorsese's 'Hugo' named best film by National Board of Review

Scorsese's 'Hugo' named best film by National Board of Review

The National Board of Review picked Martin Scorsese's 3-D "Hugo" as the year's best film, an unusually kid friendly choice sure to add further intrigue to the Oscar hunt.

December 05, 2011 12:00 am
Enthused by 3-D, Martin Scorsese sees in a new dimension  with 'Hugo'

Enthused by 3-D, Martin Scorsese sees in a new dimension with 'Hugo'

Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese's longtime editor, warmly greets a reporter outside their Manhattan offices ahead of a screening of Scorsese's new 3-D fairytale, "Hugo."

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
A documentary illuminates elusive Woody Allen

A documentary illuminates elusive Woody Allen

You will see his typewriter, the Olympia portable Woody Allen has used for pounding out everything he's written since his teens.

November 17, 2011 5:00 pm

Ken Burns recounts 'Prohibition' in latest documentary

Ken Burns knows a good story when he sees one, and his latest PBS epic, "Prohibition," certainly contains all the elements for a highly intoxicating yarn.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am
Movie review: Cameron Crowe gives Pearl Jam a fan-friendly retrospective

Movie review: Cameron Crowe gives Pearl Jam a fan-friendly retrospective

Moviegoers still lusting for the long male manes of "The Last of the Mohicans" finally have a movie that collects an equally distinguished array of locks.

September 23, 2011 12:00 am
Terrorist attacks: a universal television event

Terrorist attacks: a universal television event

The first indication of the horrors to come was a single camera shot that suddenly appeared on television sets throughout the world: a skyscraper bathed in the morning sun, smoke pouring from a ragged hole in its side. The images grew even worse, as the entire world witnessed the death and d…

September 09, 2011 12:00 am

Post 9/11, few beside superheroes can save the day

From the first shattering moment, movies were wrapped up in Sept. 11.

September 09, 2011 12:00 am
At 62, Rick Springfield still feels the love

At 62, Rick Springfield still feels the love

Back in 1981, Rick Springfield was known to many daytime television viewers as the hunky playboy Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital.

September 06, 2011 12:00 am
Ever the activist, Gloria Steinem is in a reflective mode

Ever the activist, Gloria Steinem is in a reflective mode

"It's shocking, I know," says Gloria Steinem, allowing herself a wry grin.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Movie review: A film tracks Conan on his comedy tour

Movie review: A film tracks Conan on his comedy tour

For you fans who can't get enough of Conan O'Brien on his late-night TBS show, and who are game to revisit the tumultuous time when NBC's squeeze play put him out of a job while reinstating Jay Leno at "The Tonight Show," a new documentary film should be right up your alley.

June 24, 2011 12:00 am
Movie review: 'Buck' is a moving look at horse whisperer

Movie review: 'Buck' is a moving look at horse whisperer

Jack Nicholson has that famous line in "As Good As It Gets" in which he says to Helen Hunt, "You make me want to be a better man."

June 17, 2011 12:00 am

Review: 'Freakonomics' a mixed bag of data

Baby names, sumo wrestlers, crack prices and high school grades all collide in "Freakonomics," with mixed results.

October 01, 2010 12:00 am
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