LOS ANGELES — Director Doug Liman loves spy stories and antiheroes, but he didn’t anticipate having such a personal connection to the little-known story of TWA Pilot turned Medellin Cartel friend, drug smuggler and Drug Enforcement Agency informant Barry Seal, who became a central figure in the Reagan Administration’s Iran-Contra scandal.
Billie Jean King won on the tennis court that night in Houston 44 Septembers ago, beating Bobby Riggs in straight sets in an event that captured world attention and inspired the movie, “Battle of the Sexes.”
LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson will live in Florida following his parole from a Nevada prison where the former football star and celebrity criminal defendant has been held for the past nine years after a robbery conviction, his lawyer said Friday.
LOS ANGELES — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.
Although significant progress has been made in the past few years in opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on prime-time television, they remain underrepresented, marginalized and relegated to token appearances on comedies and dramas, the summation of a new study released Tuesday.
TORONTO — As the cast and makers of “Stronger” collectively rose to take a bow after the film’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Jake Gyllenhaal realized that Jeff Bauman, whom he plays in the film and who wears prosthetic legs, was still sitting, overwhelmed with emotion.
All of the “Law & Order” franchise have featured plots and storylines that were — as executive producer Dick Wolf describes it — ripped from the headlines. The stories have been fiction but they were inspired by true events. In the case of his latest NBC series, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” the storyline comes from the years of headlines surrounding the arrest of Lyle and Erik Menendez in 1989 for the shotgun murder of their parents through their sentencing in 1996.
The idea of an actual “fall TV season” now almost feels like something you might find in a thrift shop. It’s a little bit dowdy, and threadworn. It’s something everyone once got excited about. Now it’s something everyone tolerates.