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Penny Marshall Had to Promote ‘Riding in Cars With Boys’ Days After 9/11

Penny Marshall always stood out among interview subjects because of her brutal honesty. For the 2001 Drew Barrymore film “Riding

Stan Lee Was Intent on Moving Marvel Beyond ‘Very Young Children’ and ‘Illiterate Adults’

  Before he co-created the first black superhero in 1966, Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee adopted opposing philosophies from the

In Observance of Veterans Day…

When Hollywood attempts to dramatize elements of the military, it usually comes with a respectful effort to ensure that authenticity

Pharrell Threatens Trump with Lawsuit Over Use of ‘Happy’

Pulled this 2013 audio out of the vault when I heard that Pharrell Williams sent a cease and desist letter

In Remembrance of Ntozake Shange…

In 2010, Tyler Perry took on the challenge of adapting Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide /

OITNB Creator Jenji Kohan: Piper is the Show’s White ‘Gateway Drug’

Netflix has set a release date for “Orange is the New Black.” The Lionsgate-produced series from creator Jenji Kohan (“Weeds,”

Birthday Bio: Chris Columbus

Before taking the director’s chair for “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the first two “Harry Potters,” the “Home Alones,” the “Percy Jacksons” and

The Difficult ‘Eazy-E Week’ At ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Eazy-E would have been 54 on Sept. 7. One of my first interviews ever was with the rapper at his

Whitney Houston Was Really Feeling Her ‘Waiting to Exhale’ Soundtrack

Whitney Houston told her “Waiting to Exhale” director Forest Whitaker that she wanted nothing to do with the soundtrack. After