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‘Inferno’ is monumental history of World War II

October 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image released by Knopf, “Inferno: The World at War 1939-1945,” by Max Hastings, is shown. (AP Photo/Knopf) “Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945″ (Knopf), by Max Hastings: World War II was “the greatest and most terrible event in human history,” Max Hastings writes, and any doubts are sure to be...

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Russia’s Bolshoi reopens after reconstruction

October 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

Honor guards stand in front of the Bolshoi Theater illuminated for a gala opening in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Russia’s Bolshoi Theater reopened Friday after a massive reconstruction effort that restored it to its original imperial...

Gurney’s adult ‘Children’ must grow up

October 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

Shown in a publicity photo released by O&M Co. are, from left, Darrie Lawrence, Lynn Wright, Margaret Nichols and Richard Thieriot, in a scene from TACT/The Actors Company Theatre’s production of A.R. Gurney’s “Children,” currently performing...

Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom airing on FX in 2012

October 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 28, 2009 file photo shows Charlie Sheen in Los Angeles. Sheen is coming back to TV in a new sitcom. The FX channel says it has acquired the series “Anger Management,” based on the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson movie. The...

‘Broads’ to chat sports, Vegas at ex-mayor’s joint

October 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

File-In this March 4,2009 file photo Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, center, listens to the national anthem with showgirls before a spring training baseball game between the Cubs and White Sox in Las Vegas. The former Las Vegas mayor Goodman was known to swill...

Aping the Onion, the AV Club expands into video

October 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated photo courtesy of The A.V. Club shows Jenn Wasner of the band Wye Oak. The Onion’s serious side, the A.V. Club, is following its comical brethren into video. On Thursday, the pop culture website and Onion newspaper insert debuted “One Track...

Bret Michaels creates music room at Ariz. hospital

October 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

Poison frontman Bret Michaels talks about the designs for a music room he will be funding and decorating at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Barrow Neurological wing Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Phoenix. Michaels is a former patient at the Barrow...

Filmmaker promotes festival in tough Chicago ‘hood

October 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, Roderick Pierce, owner of the Englewood Hardware and Paint in Chicago, poses outside his store in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, one of the most dangerous in America. Englewood, which residents say gets an...

Review: ‘In Time’ is slick but repetitive sci-fi

October 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image released by 20th Century Fox, Amanda Seyfried is shown in a scene from “In Time.” (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Stephen Vaughan) With “In Time,” writer-director Andrew Niccol takes a clever, compelling idea — that...

Performance artist gives birth in NYC art gallery

October 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

Brooklyn-based performance artist Marni Kotak, who plans to give birth to her first child in front of a public audience at the Microscope Gallery in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, is shown at the gallery, which has been converted into a birthing room in...