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Letterman tries new career tone

By Ginger Simons | February 26, 2018

Though David Letterman retired from The Late Show in May of 2015, his new Netflix Series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” proves he’s not ready to fade from the cultural consciousness yet.His new platform delivers not only his famous wit...

“Boyhood,” “Birdman” soar at Golden Globes

By Arthur Aumann | January 12, 2015

Independent films “Birdman” and “Boyhood” won awards unexpectedly at the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards Sunday.These wins were among many shocks at the Globes. Another? “True Detective” didn’t receive any awards. Fortunately, several of...

‘Men’ couldn’t save viewers

By Josh Alfrey | February 9, 2014

George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” is not a piece of art worth trying to save.“The Monuments Men” succeeded in doing something completely unexpected: The creators were able to take a story of war, death and love and create something terribly...

Celebrity endorsements can sway the elections

By Holly New | October 23, 2012

Glitz, glamour and... tour bus? Hollywood and politics have mixed for years. Celebrities have a long history of endorsing politicians, from Marilyn Monroe’s support of John F. Kennedy in 1960 to Frank Sinatra backing Ronald Reagan in 1980, and this...

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