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    Theatrical and commercial agent and owner, Rogers

    Theatrical and commercial agent and owner, Rogers Orion Talent Agency, Studio City, Calif.

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    'Angels in America' Leads Emmy Nominations

    "Angels in America," the HBO miniseries adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, received a leading 21 Emmy nominations Thursday.

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    Although George Clooney stars as the title

    Although George Clooney stars as the title character in Michael Clayton, the first voice we hear is that of Tom Wilkinson. He is delivering a rambling phone message as bipolar star litigator Arthur Edens. The rant doesn't make much sense at first, delivered in the manic and deranged speech ...

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    "I'd go for a Broadway audition if they asked,"

    "I'd go for a Broadway audition if they asked," says Betsy Aidem. "But I don't sing or dance, and as for straight plays, generally they prefer big names. I just want to work on good material. Off-Broadway has allowed me to take more chances."

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    hat's a very good question, as it helped me

    hat's a very good question, as it helped me challenge my own thinking and showed me that I made the same mistake in my last column that you are making now: We both used the word "rejected" inappropriately. There's a big difference between "I didn't get the ...

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    Jack Black Digs Up 'Stone Perlmutter'

    Jack Black is hopping on board to star and produce "The Lost Adventures of Stone Perlmutter Jr." for Universal Studios.

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    Actors Jane, Arquette Marry in Italy

    Emmy-winning actress Patricia Arquette, star of U.S. television show "Medium," married her long-time boyfriend, actor Thomas Jane, in Italy over the weekend.

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    June Allyson, 'Perfect Wife,' Dies at 88

    June Allyson, the sunny, raspy-voiced "perfect wife" of James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie heroes, has died. She was 88.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    The indie drama La Misma Luna dominated the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards Aug. 21 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Luna won five of the awards honoring Latino-themed entertainment and Latino talent: best actor (Adrian Alonso), best actress (Kate Del Castillo), best supporting actor (Eugenio Derbez), best director (Patricia Riggin), and best ...

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    Whatever happened to the mothers of 1950s

    Whatever happened to the mothers of 1950s television? They were so tender. They were so comforting. We could smell the apples and cinnamon wafting off our TV screens. Nowadays the mothers terrify us. Of course they couldn't unless the actors playing them were stunningly skilled. And leading the pack ...