| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For a long time, Elmo was the shining star of "Sesame Street," but when the long-running kids show returns for its 44th season on Sept. 16, it's Cookie Monster who's angling to grab all the buzz (and all the cookies, of course).
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The year's first serving of Oscar bait has arrived on a silver platter in the form of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a star-studded historical drama starring Forest Whitaker as an African American butler working at the White House through multiple...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 PM
For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience.
The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:20 PM
If it takes a village to raise a child, it took a principality to bring "Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' " to the screen.
A five-year odyssey of false starts, studio abandonment and piecemeal financing, "The Butler" arrives in theaters Friday with 37...
| Jul 17, 2013
The California kid whose first full-length feature film wowed the judges at Sundance and Cannes this year is now showing it off to the world. "Fruitvale Station," about Oscar Grant, the young black man shot and killed by a transit police officer in...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Even a legion of ardent teenage girls was unable to overpower Oprah Winfrey at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as the film "The Butler" starring the media mogul cleaned up for the third consecutive weekend.
Heading into the four-day holiday, pre-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Telluride's over, and the Venice Film Festival is past its midpoint. Judging from reports, we can safely declare a couple of things:
1. You'd better learn how to spell and pronounce the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British actor who plays the free black...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Maybe it's the ongoing success of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," or perhaps just the start of soulful autumnal nights, but something has put us in a jazzy, Louis Armstrong kind of mood.
All of which is enough to make one wonder if "Something Wonderful," a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Oprah Winfrey has been making all kinds of headlines recently -- starring alongside Forest Whitaker in "The Butler," recounting an alleged incident of shopping-related racism in Switzerland, and wearing a ginormous Afro wig on the September cover of O...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah.
Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...