Film / Television

Laverne Cox plays Sophia on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black, one of several current shows exploring the lives of transgender characters.

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On television, more transgender characters come into focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.

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Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

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A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed Hedison over the weekend. Hedison is a 44-year-old photographer based in Los Angeles.

Amazon Said Set to Debut TV-Viewing Device to Reach Living Rooms

Amazon announces deal to stream HBO shows

Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view.

What do 'The Simpsons' look like in Lego?

Fox has started releasing images from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that renders the family in Lego pieces. And as always, all rights are carefully reserved.

HBO shows come to Amazon Prime next month

Prior seasons of current HBO programs ā€” like "Girls" and "Veep" ā€” will become available about three years after airing on HBO. The first batch hits May 21.

Dylan Brody, a comedy icon, and a jerk. Hey! You're reading it wrong!

I went to a Hollywood event a couple of years ago, the kind of event at which I park a block away because Iā€™m afraid the valets may be judging me, and my car may give me away as a fraud.

Hey, kids, remember you're on our side: The FBI makes a movie

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made "Game of Pawns," a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government.

From 'Field Of Dreams' to 'Draft Day': Who cares about the front office?

Sports movies seem to have made a strange turn from focusing on players to focusing on agents and managers. It makes for a sad progression from magical realism to yelling about money.

What if a Chilean surrealist filmmaker had directed 'Dune?'

A new documentary called "Jodorowsky's Dune" shows how an unmade film version of "Dune" might have made "Alien" possible.

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

Disney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground

The title character of television's "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: Toward the altar.

5 classic Easter eggs from your favorite animated movies

Off-Ramp animation expert Charles Solomon reveals Easter eggs from classic animated films that you never knew were there.

Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that Caleb Walker and Cody Walker have been enlisted to complete the shooting of some of the film's action scenes.

MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Now in its 22nd year, the MTV Movie Awards show has become an important event for Hollywood studios.

'Mad Men' returns, full of footnotes

Taking apart "Mad Men" has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.

Conan O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

The 50-year-old talk show host said he was never a contender to take over CBS' the "Late Show" when David Letterman announced his retirement last week.