| Apr 2, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Jennifer Hudson is in the midst of a media blitz. The Season 3 "American Idol" finalist announced Thursday that she would be the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers. Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," Hudson said her decision to lose weight (she'...
| Apr 17, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Dwindling crowds in the Rogers Centre and a 15-year playoff drought for the Blue Jays have some wondering whether baseball can survive in Toronto. A story in Friday's Chicago Sun-Times quoted White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, a former Blue Jay,......
| Apr 16, 2010
| 4:32 PM
When "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn talked to my colleague Geoff Boucher the other day, he vented a little, complaining that too many people had expressed outrage about his new movie--which opened Friday--without actually seeing it first. It's...
| Apr 18, 2010
Dede Allen, the film editor whose seminal work on Robert Rossen's "The Hustler" in 1961 and especially on Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967 brought a startling new approach to imagery, sound and pace in American movies, died Saturday. She was 86....
| Sep 30, 2010
Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
| Jun 1, 2010
Dixon Gayer thought the politics of 1960s Orange County cried out for a voice of moderation. So he invented one.
Gayer was an admittedly liberal columnist writing in conservative Orange County when the ultraconservative John Birch Society was a political...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 12:26 PM
George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80....
| Apr 30, 2011
Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75.
Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
| Feb 7, 2011
Tura Satana, an actress who gained cult status for her role in the 1965 Russ Meyer movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," died Friday of heart failure at a hospital in Reno.
Satana's death was confirmed by her manager, Siouxzan Perry, who said Satana was...
| Mar 18, 2011
Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies
Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 8:58 PM
Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
Robertson, who also...