arts & entertainment
Bob Newhart is a legendary figure in American comedy. Alongside a 50 year career as a stand up comic, Newhart starred in two self titled sitcoms, and won a Grammy for his comedy record "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart." According to Newhart, the road to success was long, and utterly unpredictable.
Ozzie Guillen, the newly minted Miami Marlins manager, has been given a five-game suspension for comments about how much he loves and respects Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Miami's Cuban refugee community is outraged through and wants him fired outright.
After weeks of controversy, the film "Bully" finally obtained the PG-13 rating it coveted. The documentary about America's bullying problem and the young people whose lives are directly affected by it, was originally given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, because of its harsh language and intense scenes.
Kerry Washington has stared on the big screen and the small. In her latest role, in ABC's new series Scandal, she plays a character "ripped from the headlines" -- a Washington, D.C., lawyer who fixes problems for VIP clients.
A controversial lawsuit being waged right now would change the way transformative artists work. A photographer, Patrick Cariou, sued artist Richard Prince, saying that Prince's art is a ripoff of Cariou's photos. The decision in this lawsuit could have far-reaching implications.
The remade Titanic, in 3D, will hit movie theaters this weekend, as well the latest installment in the American Pie franchise, American Reunion. Plus, October Baby, a controversial, socially conservative film is gaining wider release.
Passover, the festival honoring the Jewish emancipation from slavery in Egypt, begins Friday night at sundown. The Passover story has been told through numerous mediums, now including silhouette choreography.
The real-world location of the fictional District 12 -- an abandoned mill town in North Carolina -- from The Hunger Game is up for sale as the site's owner tries to cope with hundreds of tourists descending on the potentially dangerous area every week. It'll cost you $1.4 million to own.
Pakistan has a very small but devoted community of stand-up comics. It may be no larger than three men, but they've got a niche audience and are looking to propel their relative success in Pakistan's urban area to international attention as well.
A year-long investigation into horse racing in all 50 U.S. states has found that horses here race on drugs, race while sick and die at rates far in excess of those in other countries around the world. Worse, there seems to be no one who can do anything about it.