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Cynthia Nixon wrestles with life in a moving ‘Wit’

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Cynthia Nixon is shown in a scene from “Wit,” in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown) NEW YORK (AP) — Another “Sex and the City” star has made her way to Broadway but she’s brought along a different kind of cocktail. Cynthia Nixon has a combination of the drugs...

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Robert Hegyes, played Epstein on ‘Kotter,’ dies

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this 1978 file photo, Robert Hegyes portrays Juan Epstein from the comedy series “Welcome Back Kotter.” The actor best known for playing the Jewish Puerto Rican student on the 1970s TV show has died. He was 60. (AP Photo, file)...

Costume designer Eiko Ishioka has died at 73

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 10, 1996 file photo, U.S. film director Francis Ford Coppola who heads the jury of the 49th International Cannes Film Festival poses with jury member Eiko Ishioka in Cannes, Southern France. Ishioka, who worked in advertising and...

Kenny Chesney leads ACM Awards nominations with 9

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this June 17, 2011 photo, Kenny Chesney appears on the NBC “Today” television program in New York. Chesney’s duet with Grace Potter, “You and Tequila,” helped Chesney to nine Academy of Country Music Awards nominations...

Picks revealed for free summer Central Park plays

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, actress Lily Rabe attends the premiere of “The Ides of March” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. The Public Theater will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Shakespeare in the Park series this...

Dust off the gloves: Snow White rivalry heats up

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Lily Collins portrays Snow White in Relativity Media’s “Mirror Mirror.” Movie studio Relativity Media said Thursday it is pushing back the release of its lighthearted fairy tale starring Julia...

Merle Haggard returns to Calif. home to recuperate

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2007 photo, singer Merle Haggard is photographed at his ranch at Palo Cedro, Calif., A concert promoter says country music legend Merle Haggard was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness this week in central Georgia. Promoter...

Lohan sued by pedestrian allegedly struck by star

January 26, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, Lindsay Lohan arrives at The Weinstein Company 2012 Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Nubia Del Carmen Preza sued Lohan Wednesday, Jan. 25, for injuries and damages she claims the...

’30 Rock’ star back at work after hospitalization

January 26, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the premiere of “Tower Heist” in New York. Morgan is back at work in New York after a brief hospitalization in Utah. Morgan’s publicist, Lewis Kay, says Morgan...

New exhibit explores Jefferson’s slave ownership

January 26, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

A nineteenth century bilboes for an adult, typically found on slave ships, is displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History new exhibit: “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,” Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the...