Rom-coms used to be a cash cow and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Dallas, do you need a Winn-Dixie grocery bag full of money right now to the VIP section? If you want to ring in 2014 feeling like Jay Z or Scott Disik, or even mid-2000s Paris Hilton, there are options for you too. We've put together a list of the five best live music events in the city where you ca ... More >>
It's safe to say that Museum Tower is losing its public relations battle against the Nasher Sculpture Center. The Nasher has marshaled support from the city's business and civic elite, successfully casting its neighbor as some hyper-phallic monstrosity bent on scorching anything in its path, while M ... More >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.
Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah are rolling in something, but it's not holy.
Yet another reunion show recalling Deep Ellum's glory days is in the works as The Buck Pets, whose history Jeff Liles tackled in Echoes and Reverberations last year, will play Trees Saturday, April 10. We haven't heard any kind of formal announcement yet, but the calendar on the Trees MySpace page c ... More >>
Maybe you noticed (over to the right, beneath our Twitter Updates header) that yesterday, The New York Times took A Peek Into Netflix Queues in 12 U.S. cities, including Dallas. The breakdown's by zip code and ranks the top rentals of '09 -- and most zips find The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ... More >>
Elm Street-based Blockbuster's stock is tanking this morning -- down more than 27 percent before the sun's even warm, to about 83 cents. It was bound to happen following yesterday's quarterly report, which noted a 20-percent drop in total revenues over the same period in '08. But, fear not, CEO Jim ... More >>
Mentioned a couple of months back that Elvis Mitchell was in town interviewing T.D. Jakes for his talkumentary The Black List: Volume Two, a sequel to last year's star-studded Volume One that aired on HBO following its Sundance bow. Volume Two debuts on February 26 -- and it'll actually contain two ... More >>
Been a long while since I've heard the name Bob Gale, who was quite the big deal back in the early 1980s for having written the likes of Used Cars and Back to the Future, both for Robert Zemeckis, with whom he was Oscar-nominated in '86. (Gale also wrote the Back to the Future sequels -- and 1941, u ... More >>
A brief follow to yesterday's item concerning the Fort Worth playwright suing Tyler Perry over Diary of a Mad Black Woman out in Marshall -- chiefly, because Perry testified yesterday and reiterated his claim that he didn't lift a single word from Donna West. Recounts the Associated Press: "'I never ... More >>
Over in Marshall, a Fort Worth woman named Donna West has taken cross-dressing franchise Tyler Perry to federal court, claiming that Perry used her 1991 play Fantasy of a Black Woman as the basis for his 2005 movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. West actually filed the suit in May 2007, but the trial's ... More >>
Summer '08: Batman saved the season, while a little Sex went a long way and the indies went south
Courtesy TMZ.com comes some actual legal news involving American Idol and a Dallas-based company called Peachez Inc. On Monday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Studdard sued the promoter, which offices on South R.L. Thornton Freeway, for breach of contract -- most likely, over an axed ... More >>
Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real
Serial killer, masked man and ghetto diva--but, dang it, not in the same show
We don't like Madea Goes to Jail, but then that's not the point, is it?
Publicists exist to give journalists free stuff. (Alternatively, they also coordinate attempts to prevent us from trying to get the information we really need vs. what they want to tell us.) They may also make a mean meat loaf or run a four-minute mile, but in the grand scheme of things, their ultim ... More >>
Big hand for Quad C's puppet Rocky Horror; DTC marries into the myths of Wife
Single sisters shouldn't settle?