An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise and in commerce, at least temporarily.
Aries March 21-April 19 You're happiest if you can be left to your own devices today, because you have a lot to think about. It might help to write … Click to Continue »
Edward Norton's odd career trajectory has established him as a guy who can play offbeat leading men or memorable bit parts, anything from the reformed skinhead of "American History X" to the cartoonishly no-nonsense scoutmaster in "Moonrise Kingdom." Since he shot to prominence in 1996 with his first film role, as a hick sociopath in "Primal Fear," which snagged him a best supporting actor Oscar nomination, he remains best known for playing a mousy office-drone-turned-brawler in "Fight Club." …
Where have you gone, Keanu Reeves? With the exception of two movies released late last year that no one saw ("47 Ronin" and "Man of Tai Chi," his directorial debut), Reeves hasn't starred in a film since 2008's "The Day the Earth Stood Still." … Click to Continue »
The city of Gary's blighted neighborhoods that have come under scrutiny following the discovery of six slain women in abandoned homes aren't just breeding grounds for crime. … Click to Continue »
Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday.
On Wednesday night, the Kansas City band the Beautiful Bodies performed several times before and during Game 2 of the World Series in Kauffman Stadium. … Click to Continue »
Richard Linklater's acclaimed drama "Boyhood" dominated the 24th Gotham Independent Film Award nominations Thursday, earning four nods in the first event of the movie awards season. "Boyhood" received nominations for film, actor Ethan Hawke, actress Patricia Arquette and breakthrough actor for Ellar Coltrane.
AMC Networks Inc. said Thursday it will pay $200 million to acquire a stake in BBC America. … Click to Continue »
It’s not every day that we get to see Kansas City Symphony music director Michael Stern in a baseball jersey. Today is that day as the symphony and chorus pay tribute to the Kansas City Royals.
Disney executives call their next film "a love letter to Japanese culture." No wonder: This nation can't get enough of animation, especially Disney's. … Click to Continue »
Liberty University's film school is holding an open casting call for upcoming projects this weekend. … Click to Continue »
I love this movie. "Dear White People" is a comedy so socially serious, a drama so archly satirical, a campus story so worldly that you leave it with wild outbursts of comprehension and giggles.
When I first read the thumbnail on this one - washed-up Hollywood action hero seeks redemption by staging serious play, with most scenes transpiring backstage at a Broadway theater - I thought, what a boring excuse for a bit of meta navel-gazing that will interest no one outside the profession.
The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.
If you were at Games 1 and 2 and wondered what happened to that sixth-inning song you’ve been singing all season, here’s what: The Royals bagged it. … Click to Continue »
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler insisted receiver Brandon Marshall did not single out him or anyone else during his outburst following last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins. … Click to Continue »
The Denver Broncos have released safety John Boyett from their practice squad a day after he was charged with assault, theft and harassment. … Click to Continue »
A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August. … Click to Continue »
Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died. … Click to Continue »
Little was known about Samuel and Caroline Townsend who had been charter members of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. They died and were buried alongside two other family members in the church cemetery.
Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle, welcome to Oscar season. … Click to Continue »
"John Wick" transforms the current zeal for hit-man movies into a mix of propulsive homicide and giddy farce. … Click to Continue »
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Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping. All times eastern: … Click to Continue »
What does Miss Manners say about how to ensure dinner conversations remain polite? Never bring up politics or religion. Thankfully, playwright Ayad Akhtar minds her no heed. … Click to Continue »
Looks like board games are on track to make a comeback on the big screen. … Click to Continue »
John Bramlett, a former Memphis star football and baseball player who played seven seasons of pro football, has died. He was 73 years old. … Click to Continue »
Roz Chast is having a busy awards season. … Click to Continue »
The Boston Globe is getting into the documentary film business. … Click to Continue »