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Wii U, sequels take another swing at E3

June 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this video game image released by Microsoft/343 Industries, a scene if shown from “Halo 4.” At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo is expected to show off exactly what kinds of games will be available for its new touchpad-powered Wii U console, while other gamemakers will hype the latest installments in their “Call...

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Green Lantern relaunched as brave, mighty and gay

June 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This image provided by DC Entertainment shows a page from the second issue of the company’s “Earth 2″ comic book series featuring Alan Scott, the alter ego of its Green Lantern character, who is revealed to be gay. The reveal is the latest...

Emmys to combine acting awards for movies, minis

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2011 file photo, Kate Winslet accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a mini-series or movie for “Mildred Pierce” at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said...

Review: ‘I Am a Tree’ is clumsy but evocative

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated theater image released by Karen Greco Public Relations shows Dulcy Rogers during a performance of “I am a Tree,” at the Theatre at St. Clement’s in New York. (AP Photo/Karen Greco Public Relations, Carol Rosegg) NEW YORK (AP)...

Ex-Warner Bros. exec becomes Disney studio chief

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Oct 15, 2008 file photo shows Alan Horn arriving at the premiere of “Pride and Glory” in New York. The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday May 31, 2012, that it hired former president of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Horn, to lead its...

Newton wins restraining order against landlord

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Wayne Newton, left, and his wife Kathleen McCrone Newton speak to members of the media after a court hearing for a counterclaim on a lawsuit filed against them, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. The entertainer’s lawyers are denying allegations of...

‘Hatfields & McCoys’ is a ratings record-setter

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated image released by History shows Kevin Costner portraying Devil Anse Hatfield from the History network’s miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys.” (AP Photo/History, Kevin Lynch) LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the feud between the Hatfields...

Stars in London for ‘Prometheus’ world premiere

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Sir Ridley Scott and his wife Giannina Facio arrive at a central London cinema for the World Premiere of Prometheus, Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) LONDON (AP) — The stars of “Prometheus” landed in London on a special blue carpet...

Main character upstaged in Vienna La Traviata

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this picture taken Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Gabriele Viviani in the role of Giorgio Germont, right, and Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo Germont perform during a dress rehearsal at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria, for the opera “La Traviata”...

Broadway producer Edgar ‘Buddy’ Freitag dies at 80

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this October 19, 2009 photo released by The Hartman Group, Theater producer, Edgar “Buddy” Freitag, and his wife, Barbara, are seen on opening night for the performance of “Memphis,” at the Shubert Theatre, in New York. Edgar...