Entertainment
Movies
  • New Bourne to Make Four 03/25/14
         Los Angeles (E! Online) - Universal is opting to keep Jason Bourne on the run. Their ears ringing with the sound of three Oscar wins for the Bourne Ultimatum, Ma...
  • Oscar snub leaves Whoopi sad, choked up 03/25/14
         NEW YORK - Whoopi Goldberg seemed sad and choked up on The View Monday when her fellow co-hosts discussed how she was not included in a montage featuring Oscar h...
  • Hollywood reduced to supporting role at Oscars 03/25/14
         LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four European actors and the maverick Coen brothers shared top honors at the Oscars, relegating the traditional Hollywood of big stars an...
  • 'Vantage Point' leads weekend with $23M 03/25/14
         LOS ANGELES - The assassination thriller Vantage Point debuted at the top of the box office, pulling in $22.9 million over opening weekend. The top 20 movies at ...
  • Valerie Bertinelli: I cheated, too 03/25/14
         CHICAGO - Valerie Bertinelli says despite her girl-next-door image, her marriage to Eddie Van Halen was hurt by infidelity and drug use by her, too. I wasn't an ...
Music
  • NY Phil tries Dvorak diplomacy with North Korea 03/25/14
         PYONGYANG (Reuters) - The New York Philharmonic arrived in a snowy Pyongyang on Monday to play the symphony From the New World in an overture to thaw still froze...
  • Kimmel Efs Affleck, Apes Damon 03/25/14
         Los Angeles (E! Online) - Jimmy Kimmel has let loose the dogs of a YouTube war. After keeping his silence for an agonizing three-and-a-half weeks in the wake of ...
  • More Mommy Time for Britney 03/25/14
         Los Angeles (E! Online) - After not seeing her boys for almost two months, Britney Spears has scored her second face-to-face visit in the past three days. The em...
  • US sounds sour notes on North Korea 03/25/14
         SEOUL, South Korea - Despite a symbolic symphonic thaw with North Korea, the only music the Bush administration is making here is with South Korea's new, pro-U.S...
  • Review: Erykah Badu's `New Amerykah' 03/25/14
         Erykah Badu, New Amerykah: Part One (4th World War) (Universal/Motown) On her fourth studio album, New Amerykah: Part One (4th World War), Erykah Badu moves even...
TV
  • YouTube Plugs in HBO 03/25/14
         Los Angeles (E! Online) - Now it's really not just TV. HBO has inked a deal with YouTube to create a signature channel on the video-sharing site to air highlight...
  • Blair Underwood is 'In Treatment' on HBO 03/25/14
         LOS ANGELES - Playing cocky charmers is a breeze for Blair Underwood. But playing alpha male Alex, the ultra-aggressive patient on HBO's taut saga of psychothera...
  • News unit wins Italy Olympic rights, seeks partner 03/25/14
         MILAN (Reuters) - Sky Italia, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has won the Italian broadcasting rights to the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and the Londo...
  • Oscars are a TV ratings dud 03/25/14
         NEW YORK - The Oscars are a ratings dud. Nielsen Media Research says preliminary ratings for the 80th annual Academy Awards telecast are 14 percent lower than th...
  • Brad Renfro excluded from Oscar tribute 03/25/14
         LOS ANGELES - Blogs were buzzing Monday with discussion of why Brad Renfro was left out of the Academy Awards tribute to Hollywood figures who died in the past y...
Reviews
  • Much memory loss is normal 03/25/14
         Where Did I Leave My Glasses? The What, When and Why of /Normal /Memory Loss (Wellness Central. 245 pages. $22.99), by Martha Weinman Lear: The place where you l...
  • Aretha Franklin in regal form at L.A. show 03/25/14
         LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Memo to Beyonce and her father: Yes, Tina Turner is one of the greats, but Aretha Franklin is still the queen -- of soul and m...
  • Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson keep their heads in 'Bol 03/25/14
         BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - Anne Boleyn may have married Henry VIII, but her sister Mary in would have been his queen if only she had been better at making bab...
  • Descendant of lyncher finds redemption 03/25/14
         The Lyncher in Me: A Search for Redemption in the Face of History (Borealis Books, 196 pages. $24.95), by Warren Read: As Warren Read sifted through his family h...
  • 'My Dad Is Better' cheap and dull 03/25/14
         LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - There are a lot of words you can use to describe reality-style competitions on TV, but until the broadcast of NBC's My Dad Is ...
Books
  • Best-sellers-Books-USAToday 03/25/14
         Key: F-Fiction; NF-Nonfiction; H-Hardcover; P-Paperback 1. Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner) (F-H) 2. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across...
  • New Parker book strains credibility 03/25/14
         L.A. Outlaws (Dutton, 352 pages, $25.95), by T. Jefferson Parker: Suzanne Jones, an eighth-grade Los Angeles high school teacher, thinks she is a descendant of J...
  • 'Charlatan' chronicles medical quackery 03/25/14
         Charlatan (Crown Publishing Group, 336 pages, $24.95), by Pope Brock: Goat testicles to restore virility. An electric hat that grows hair. Healing blue light fro...
  • Great love stories for Valentine's Day 03/25/14
         My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, From Chekhov to Munro (HarperCollins Publishers, 587 pages, $24.95), edited by Jeffrey Eugenides: In the intro...
  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS 03/25/14
         HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press) 3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Ri...
Celebrity
  • Big Easy on the watch for celebs 03/25/14
         NEW ORLEANS - Sandy Pepa Denton got a lesson this week on how to toss beads and an up-close look at the elaborate float she'll be riding in Monday's Krewe of Orp...
  • Court: Spears' dad has temporary control 03/25/14
         LOS ANGELES - Throughout the course of Britney Spears' months-long emotional tailspin, one universal question has always lingered with each spectacular turn: Why...
  • One 'Hannah' screening nearly empty 03/25/14
         NEW YORK - The Hannah Montana concert movie may be the hottest ticket in town but early on opening day, at least one Manhattan theater was virtually tween-free. ...
  • Richard Hatch's tax conviction upheld 03/25/14
         PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the tax evasion conviction of Survivor winner Richard Hatch, who was found guilty in 2006 of failing ...
  • Jury acquits Wesley Snipes of tax fraud 03/25/14
         OCALA, Fla. - Action star Wesley Snipes was found not guilty of federal tax-fraud and conspiracy charges Friday, but was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of...
Arts
Fashion
Humor
  • Hillary Repackages Herself as a Black Man 03/25/14
         Creators Syndicate - In what some party insiders are calling a Hail Mary bid to win Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Cl...
  • Budget Crisis 03/25/14
         Creators Syndicate - On New Year's Eve this year, instead of going out for an expensive night on the town, my wife and I went to a progressive dinner party in ou...
  • All Day Suckers 03/25/14
         DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing Dawn for a year and a half. Early in our relationship she cheated on me. I love Dawn more than I have loved anyone before, but I ca...
  • Dear John 03/25/14
         DEAR ABBY: On Foot in Orlando (Nov. 23) wrote about being nearly run down by bicycles going too fast, especially when they don't warn that they're approaching. W...
  • Next Year's News 03/25/14
         DEAR ABBY: I'm a middle-aged man who has been married for 20 years. I own a duplex in a nice neighborhood. Last week, I put an ad in the paper and a 21-year-old ...
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