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    The first and arguably most important component

    The first and arguably most important component of any effective fitness regimen is cardiovascular work, a type of endurance training that conditions the body's cardiovascular system through the performance of movements that create an increased demand for oxygen over an extended period of time. Even professional dancers—whom one ...

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    France Gives Sidney Poitier Top Arts Honor

    France gave Sidney Poitier its highest arts honor Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Reach for Stretch Perhaps the most neglected area

    Reach for Stretch Perhaps the most neglected area of exercise is the third component of physical fitness: flexibility. Though often considered unimportant by general exercisers, flexibility is central to the development of a performer's physical agility. Not only does it allow dancers to do those obligatory high extensions but ...

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    Spacey Turns to Familiar to End Old Vic Woes

    Kevin Spacey has opted for Shakespearean comedies and other likely stage hits in an bid to reverse his critical fortunes at London's Old Vic theater.

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    Start here

    Many actors make the mistake of thinking that the more titles they list on a résumé or business card, the more marketable they become. But the overuse of labels can turn prospective employers, agents, and casting people off. To be clear, titles—such as "writer" or "magician"—differ from skills ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR

    Actor Ben Gazzara has been around long enough to have no qualms about speaking his mind. He says, for example, that agents have never done actors any good. "Okay, you have them to talk money," he says. "Actors are babies, so we need daddies to talk for us, daddies to ...

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    Battle on Broadway: Tarzan vs. Vampire

    The lines are drawn for a classic Broadway musical showdown -- Tarzan and Phil Collins on one side, Warner Brothers and Elton John on the other.

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    BUSINESS OF ACTING

    "Oh, my God, I got it?" "You sure did. You start on Monday."

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    Brooke Shields Has Another Baby Girl

    It's a girl -- again -- for Brooke Shields.

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    Hunter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Actor Tab Hunter will receive the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.