Every few years, in a pattern established by his emblematic 1990 breakthrough The Civil War, documentary maestro Ken Burns upstages the fall TV season in mid-September with his latest monumental immersion in historical storytelling. He triumphs again with PBS's seven-night, 14-hour The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which, as its subtitle suggests, never loses sight of the poignant human drama unfolding against a tide of national and world turmoil. (The series begins Sunday, Sept. 14 at 8/7c and continues nightly through Saturday, Sept. 20.)
Game of Thrones
As fans get increasingly heated and worried over whether Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will finish his book series A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the hit drama is based, the powers that be over at HBO aren't nervous at all...
It's the little late-night talk show that could. Next week, Watch What Happens Live — the kooky, wildly unpredictable chat-fest hosted by Andy Cohen — marks its fifth year on the air. That's no small feat, considering its very humble beginning as a shoestring web series anchored by a largely unknown Bravo network executive. Since then, plenty has changed. For starters, Cohen has become a celebrity in his own right, with one bestselling book down and a second due in the fall. And the ratings have grown. About 334,000 people tuned in for the first televised episode in 2009; this spring, WWHL hit an all-time high of 3.9 million viewers, and it's up 7 percent over Conan this season. The star power is also higher wattage. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan and Oprah Winfrey are among the guests who have partaken in the mélange of parlor games, free-flowing cocktails and general pop-culture revelry that's made the pint-size "Bravo Clubhouse" ground zero for countless watercooler moments. We sat down with Cohen in his Manhattan studio to relive the wild ride...
Katie Holmes is baring (almost) all!
The ex-wife of Tom Cruise posed topless in the August issue of Glamour magazine and says that she's focusing most of her energy on acting and being a mom to her 8-year-old daughter, Suri.
Good to know I'm not the only one who needs pizza to make it through a long night at the Oscars.
With Ellen DeGeneres serving up laughs along with slices, disarming the starry crowd with stunts like a pizza delivery for the starving captive audience and a Superstar Selfie that temporarily broke Twitter (and during the taking of which Meryl Streep delightfully blurted, "I've never tweeted before!"), even the Oscars' inevitable dull patches felt less painful than usual.
"Selfie" may have been declared the 2013 word of the year, but the social media form of self-validation is still going strong. On Sunday night's Oscars telecast, host Ellen DeGeneres made her way into the crowd and made some of Hollywood's biggest stars an offer they couldn't refuse ...
Sunday marked Ellen DeGeneres' sophomore outing as host of the Academy Awards, and the typically tame comedienne offered up some jokes that were more barbed than usual during her opening monologue.
In her intro to the show, DeGeneres took jabs at everyone from June Squibb to Jennifer Lawrence.
The casket carrying actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Roughly 400 friends and family attended Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral on Friday in New York, People reports.
Among those in attendance at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan were his former co-stars...
Grace Gummer has joined the cast of CBS' upcoming thriller Extant, TVGuide.com has learned.
The Newsroom actress will play Julie, one of John's (Goran Visnjic) partners in building robot prototypes like Ethan, John and Molly's (Halle Berry) son.
Jonah Hill, Oprah Winfrey
In the words of Sally Field, the Academy likes David O. Russell. It really likes him. On Thursday, Russell's American Hustle co-led (with Gravity) Thursday's Oscar nominations with 10, while Russell carved out a piece of Oscar history for himself: He's now the only director to have two films garner acting nominations in all four categories. Those weren't the only shockers though.