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    Michael St. Clair (1922-2001)

    Veteran character actor Michael St. Clair died on Nov. 22. He was 78 years old. St. Clair was on his way to a callback audition in Hollywood with commercial casting director Danny Goldman when he suffered a stoke and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where he died the next day.

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    'Kong' Sets Sight on Box Office Throne

    He's already 25 feet tall and 8,000 pounds, but if Universal Pictures has its way, great ape King Kong is only going to get bigger.

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    National Arts Forums Take Aim At Issues

    In a tacit admission that the nation's arts organizations face a daunting yet similar set of challenges, Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit arts advocacy group, and the MetLife Foundation have announced a series of 20 national arts forums to take place from coast to coast during the remainder ...

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    DeGeneres' Talk Show Sweeps Daytime Emmys

    Ellen DeGeneres swept the Daytime Emmy awards, winning best talk show host while "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" picked up best talk show honors for the second straight year.

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    Life Like

    If you're playing Hamlet, you run little risk of ever crossing paths with the real guy—or with people who know him who can tell you if you got into his melancholy Danish head and represented him fairly. If, however, you're playing a real person—or a character ...

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    ames Spader has found his niche. His performance

    ames Spader has found his niche. His performance as Alan Shore on ABC's Boston Legal is another fine example of the actor's skill in playing deviant yuppie characters. Shore—a pompous, conceited, and staggeringly morally inept womanizer—has garnered positive attention from audiences and television critics who have ...

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    Currently Casting

    FEATURE FILMS The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, focusing on the actions of a young member of the notorious James gang in 1881. Based on a novel by Ron Hansen, Brad Pitt is to star as Jesse James, with Andrew Dominik adapting the screenplay and directing ...

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    Sykes, Wilson Join 'Super' Cast

    Wanda Sykes and Rainn Wilson have joined the cast of the Uma Thurman-Luke Wilson starrer "Super Ex" for Regency Enterprises.

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    Review: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Despite missed opportunities, Chicago Shakespeare'sMuch Ado About Nothingis entertaining and performed with clarity and wit by a terrific cast.

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    Fox Cancels 'Wonderfalls' Drama

    The Fox TV fantasy-drama "Wonderfalls" dried up in less than a month. The series, set in the Niagara Falls area, was canceled because of low ratings.