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  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • Jane Greenwood to receive special Tony Award after 16 nominations

    Jane Greenwood to receive special Tony Award after 16 nominations
    Costume designer Jane Greenwood is the Susan Lucci of the Tony Awards — she has been nominated 16 times but has never won. This year, her five-decade losing streak will officially come to an end. Tony organizers announced on Tuesday that Greenwood...
  • Barbara Walters sets retirement date from 'The View'

    Barbara Walters sets retirement date from 'The View'
    Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on "The View" on May 16, ABC announced Monday.  The network will honor Walters' five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. "The View," the daytime talk show...
  • Sports scheduling requires all the right moves

     Sports scheduling requires all the right moves
    The ball teetered on the lip of the 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. It was 2005, and after Tiger Woods' now-famous chip shot fell in for a birdie and Woods went on to win the Masters for the fourth time, Jim Michaelian made a decision. With...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again

    Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again
    Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote, few now...
  • 'Frozen' new highest-grossing animated film: What's your favorite?

    'Frozen' new highest-grossing animated film: What's your favorite?
    Disney's hit musical "Frozen" became the highest-grossing animated movie of all time over the weekend, pushing its estimated worldwide box-office haul to $1.072 billion and unseating "Toy Story 3" for the top spot. Now we're curious to hear what your...
  • Idina Menzel opens on Broadway in musical 'If/Then'

    Idina Menzel opens on Broadway in musical 'If/Then'
    Long before "Frozen" and John Travolta made her famous, Idina Menzel was a certifiable Broadway star with enough box-office clout to open a show. On Sunday, the Tony Award-winning actress, who has appeared in the hit musicals "Rent" and "Wicked,"...
  • Annabelle Gurwitch on why 50 is the new 50

     Annabelle Gurwitch on why 50 is the new 50
    When Annabelle Gurwitch turned 50, she struggled to navigate her way through a stagnant marriage, the extensive list of anti-aging products offered at the beauty counter and solicitations from the AARP. In her new collection of humorous essays, "I See You...
  • Lupita Nyong'o hoping to reach 'unseen' as new Lancome ambassador

    Lupita Nyong'o hoping to reach 'unseen' as new Lancome ambassador
    We'll definitely be seeing more of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, but perhaps less on the big screen and more at the local beauty counter and in TV ads: The "12 Years a Slave" star has been named the latest Lancôme cosmetics "ambassadress." "I am truly...
  • ACM and CMA square off in awards show showdown

    ACM and CMA square off in awards show showdown
    Broad of shoulder and booming of voice, Bob Romeo is a memorable guy with a seemingly memorable job title: chief executive of the Academy of Country Music. Based in Encino, it's one of that genre's two principal trade groups along with Nashville's...
  • Apple working on bringing racial diversity to emoji icons

    Apple working on bringing racial diversity to emoji icons
    Apple said it is working to bring more racial diversity to its popular set of cartoon icons known as emoji. The Cupertino, Calif., tech company hopes to update its emoji icons so they are inclusive of more people, Apple said in a response to an email...