| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Mark Wahlberg, twice nominated for an Oscar, has picked up an award he's wanted for a long time: his high school diploma.
The 42-year-old, who dropped out of school in ninth grade after being charged with attempted murder, was motivated to graduate by...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Ellen DeGeneres will test the power of social media -- and the increasingly symbiotic relationship between Twitter and television -- during next year's Academy Awards telecast.
On Friday, illustrating her proclivity for Twitter, DeGeneres announced in a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
To Joel McHale, revenge is not a dish best served cold, but one dealt out weekly with a healthy ladle of percolating "Soup."
For nearly a decade, the 41-year-old comedian — armed with little more than a green screen, a video monitor and a boyishly...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Weeks before its premiere, "Dads", Fox's new comedy about two adult sons dealing with their aging fathers, continues to be shrouded in controversy due to jokes in the pilot that many critics claim are racially offensive.
But despite the furor, Fox...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:49 AM
The Wahlberg family is busy. Wahlburgers, the burger restaurant launched by "Ted" and "2 Guns" star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Paul and Donnie, is expanding, starting with a location in Canada.
The new restaurant, at Toronto's SoHo Metropolitan...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:50 PM
This is one in a series of occasional articles about the careers and lives of character actors in Hollywood.
Bill Smitrovich remembers the day when "everything exploded in my head" and he decided to become an actor.
Smitrovich, 65, had worked at...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The drug-related death last month of "Glee" star Cory Monteith will be addressed in the third episode of the Fox musical comedy when it returns next month, although it remains unclear if the circumstances of his passing will be part of the fictional show'...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The female-comedy renaissance epitomized by "Bridesmaids" added a new notch to its holster this weekend with the success of "The Heat."
Featuring slapstick physical comedy and a plot involving a mysterious Keyser Soze-like drug dealer (I'll admit I...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:38 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out my vacation plans.
The Skinny: I'm thinking of taking a train ride across the country for a summer vacation. If anyone has any thoughts on it or suggestions, tweet at me (@JBFlint). Wednesday's roundup includes...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:10 PM
When Michael Bay goes small, "Pain & Gain" happens.
Humans handle the bone-crunching. The gore becomes gorier. The dialogue increases substantially too.
Metal things may not transform, but they still make a world of hurt delivered by "Pain & Gain's"...