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Comic actor shows dramatic chops in ‘Disgraced’

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This theater image released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows Aasif Mandvi, left, and Heidi Armbruster in a scene from the “Disgraced” in New York. (AP Photo/Philip Rinaldi Publicity, Erin Baiano) NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an oft-used device in theater: The doomed dinner party, a gathering that starts out politely, with house gifts of wine...

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Music Review: Shiny Toy Guns’ ‘III’ is impeccable

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This CD cover image released by Five Seven Music shows “III,” the latest release by Shiny Toy Guns. (AP Photo/Five Seven Music) Shiny Toy Guns, “III” (Five Seven Music) From its opening track, the runaway love jam “Somewhere to...

Review: ‘Cloud Atlas’ is laughably self-serious

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hanks in a scene from “Cloud Atlas,” an epic spanning centuries and genres. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Reiner Bajo) Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room...

New Bond film ‘Skyfall’ gets royal world premiere

October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actor Daniel Craig poses at the world premiere of “Skyfall” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in London. (Photo by Stewart Wilson/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — The latest James Bond movie is getting its world premiere in London on Tuesday, with Prince...

Review: Swedish House Mafia’s CD is big, but flat

October 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This CD cover image released by Astralwerks shows the latest release by Swedish House Mafia, “Until Now.” (AP Photo/Astralwerks) Swedish House Mafia, “Until Now” (Astralwerks/Virgin) Swedish House Mafia, a trio of electronic DJs and...

Ailing ‘Blue Bloods’ actress calls CBS ‘shameful’

October 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 1, 2011 file photo shows actress Jennifer Esposito attending the Princess Grace Foundation Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Esposito is blasting CBS for sidelining her from the show. In Twitter postings, the actress has...

Review: Hirabayashi remembered in eloquent play

October 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This theater image released by Glenna Freedman Public Relations shows Joel de la Fuente during a production of “Hold These Truths,” in New York. (AP Photo/Glenna Freedman Public Relations, Steven Boling) NEW YORK (AP) — In the opening moments of...

Disney defends new Hispanic-influenced princess

October 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated publicity photo released by Disney Junior, shows the character Princess Sofia who stars in a TV movie titled “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess,” airing Nov. 18, 2012 on the Disney Channel. Disney said Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, that...

TKTS discount booth in Times Square expands items

October 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 19, 2012 file photo shows the Times Square TKTS discount ticket booth in New York. The Theatre Development Fund, the nonprofit which runs the red TKTS booth, said tickets for matinee and evening shows will be sold simultaneously...

Obama wins by a landslide in kids’ online election

October 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 19, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama waving to members of the media as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Nickelodeon’s Linda Ellerbee said Monday, Oct. 22, that the president captured 65...