If “cool” is defined as grace under pressure, then Sammy Davis Jr. was one of the coolest guys ever. The Rat Packer was one of the coolest cats ever however you define it — and, today, December 8…
Sammy Davis Jr.
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is developing a movie, TV series and documentary on Sammy Davis Jr., based on Matt Birkbeck's biography “Deconstructing Sammy.” The scripted television series will…
When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, “March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration.” The…
This sprawling, highly fictional biopic of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen is at once gratuitously sentimental and genuinely rousing.
Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and conductor for such stars as Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Sarah Vaughan, Rosemary Clooney and Anita O'Day, died of heart failure June 29 at…
Jay-Z is one of pop music's greatest mythmakers, and his most jealously guarded myth is the notion that what he does is effortless. You see this in his insistence on composing rhymes without pen and…
Harry Lewis, who started as an actor in films such as “Key Largo” and went on to found the Hamburger Hamlet and Kate Mantilini restaurants with his wife Marilyn, died of natural causes Sunday in…
Adam Goldberg is in final negotiations to play "Deep Throat" star Harry Reems in Matthew Wilder's "Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story," which stars Malin Akerman ("Watchmen") as the title character.
George David Weiss, who authored such signature pop songs as Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," died Aug. 23 of natural causes in Oldwick…
Shirley Rhodes, former president of Sammy Davis Jr.'s Trans America Media Corporation, died April 2 in Los Angeles.
A trio of production companies are teaming to tell the story of the Moulin Rouge, the first desegregated hotel and casino in Las Vegas.