| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged! That's great news for Team Kelso and Jackie!
The actress set snoops on the trail of the secret Thursday when she and her mom stopped by the Grove shopping center in L.A., the actress wearing a big ol' ring on...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Every decade or so Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler get together to make a movie, and on Wednesday night "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon asked them to express their lovey-dovey feelings in song.
"Every 10 years we get to fall in love again," said the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"As the son of a Manx Methodist atheist and a refugee German Jewish atheist," Matthew Kneale tells us in the first sentence of "An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention," "I have never been much of a believer." It's a...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in an apparent drug overdose Sunday leaves behind a diverse and impressive body of work cut tragically short. From his pornographer turn in "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-decorated turn as Truman Capote to his...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:38 AM
William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch" stands with Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" and Allen Ginsburg's "Howl" as the seminal texts of the Beat Generation. With its harrowing scenes of junkie depravity, its view of postwar America was the most extreme of all...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The board of the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2013 awards Monday. There are five finalists each in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
The NBCC announced the recipients...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Tom Cruise's divorce from Katie Holmes generated big headlines but little actual detail about the split. Now a newly leaked deposition from the action star's legal proceeding against Bauer Publishing is giving a small peek behind the scenes.
| May 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
When I had dogs as a kid, and later as a young adult, there didn't seem to be anything difficult about finding the right canine or taking care of it. But things seem to have gotten a lot more complicated since then.
First of all, unless you want a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Actress Leah Remini has thanked fans for their support as rumors swirl that she is leaving the Church of Scientology.
A Thursday report in the New York Post indicated that the "King of Queens" alum was planning to exit sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:21 AM
The 2013 National Book Award finalists were announced on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, and for the first time, the National Book Foundation has offered a free e-book series with samples of all the finalists' work available for download.