Ever since British playwright Alan Ayckbourn told a newspaper last month, "I do feel the straight play is a doomed species," a flurry of comment pieces has appeared in the U.K. bemoaning the state of…
That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. We’re now officially in the dog days of the political season, the time of year when the most outlandish attacks on either candidate tend to stew…
In last week's column, Peter Bart described the "ferocious competition" among women seeking to gain a place on Variety's annual list of female power players.
To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of my column, Pierre Cossette produced an all-star show in 1993 at the Beverly Hilton. One of the performers was The Four Plaids who were then playing at the…
From The Army Archerd Archive: "Maybe movie stars are overdoing their political stand," notes outspoken Kirk Douglas -- adding -- "particularly in the primaries.
This is just a little weird.
Speaking from a refugee camp on Chad’s border with Sudan, Mia Farrow criticized China’s decision to revoke a visa for Olympic speedskater Joey Cheek yet praised American team captains for selecting…
I’m as guilty as any other outlet of paying too much attention to the McCain "Celeb" ad, the response, the counter response, Paris Hilton’s response and the campaign responses to that response. (her…
Fox has given gameshow "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" an order for nine additional episodes.
The Aug. 5, 1962 death of Marilyn Monroe was remembered Tuesday in the chapel of the Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary where Marilyn — and so many other actors — were given final services…
"I have stage fright like I never had it before." It was Betty White talking to me (and only on the telephone) as I was congratulating her on Thursday night’s planned tribute to her. The Television…