The new "Harry Potter" movie starts with a close-up shot of the Minister of Magic, who barks: "These are dark times. There's no denying it." You're obviously supposed to notice the 2010 subtext, but it's hard to make that leap when the film itself looks like it was shot under a storm cloud.
Two decades ago, the only cultural icons with tattoos were rowdy and extreme: Dennis Rodman, Steven Tyler, Cher. Their inked-up arms conjured images of rebellious behavior, life on the road, Hells Angels. But today, even the most elaborate tattoos have gone mainstream.
The secrets of Hollywood's goriest franchise, from making fake blood and creating convincing intestines for the big screen to what kind of deaths we can expect from the latest installment.
On Tuesday, it had been 24 hours since the news leaked: Chely Wright is now the first openly gay performer in country music. "It's been an interesting day for me," said Wright, 39, as she was about to launch a press tour that included a stop on the Today show. "Wonderful, dynamic, emotional, and great."
He might be bound to for now, but it's on the big screen where he truly makes our guts ache.
The postal service lost $3.8 billion last year, but at least it's still got one big booster: Hollywood. Most of us use Facebook, Twitter, cell phones, YouTube, and blogs to communicate, but the movies are still trafficking in old-fashioned, handwritten letters.
If you thought the 'Idol' judges were tough, just wait until you hear what our music braniacs have to say
Who cares what Simon, Randy, Kara, or Ellen think? We created our own panel, with four of the smartest judges we could find.
The new Robert Pattinson movie has an unexpected plot twist. Is it exploitative, or historically important?