Daily Archives: September 12, 2011

‘Empire’ Already an Emmy Winner

Days before the big TV event, most of this year’s Emmys have already been handed out. True, most of the Creative Arts Emmys, as they are called, are technical in nature, and as such “Boardwalk Empire” is already on its way to a big win, dominating all shows with seven Emmys for art direction, cinematography, […]

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‘Spartucus’ Star Dead at 39

As star of“ Spartucus: Blood and Sand,” he easily vanquished squadrons of foes. But actor Andy Whitfield could not in the end win the battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He died Sunday at his home in Sydney, Australia. He was 39. His wife Vashti Whitfield describe it this way in a statement: “On a beautiful sunny […]

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How the Comics Page Marked 9/11

It’s always a bit worrying to find that all of the Sunday comic artists have agreed to have a similar theme for a day’s strips. It happens naturally on Christmas, Halloween, New Year’s or the Fourth of July. But sometimes they agree to all address a single issue – as if they all work in […]

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Monday TV: Gaga with Gaultier, ‘Pad’ Ends

The networks’ fall TV season by and large begins next week, but The CW tries to get some attention once more by starting a bit early.  They begin with a sort of soft opening: A special in which a pop star and fashion icon converse – “Gaga by Gaultier” (The CW, 8 p.m.). It’s followed […]

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