The American Film Institute on Monday announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar’s jazz themed “Soul” and two of Chadwick Boseman’s final films: the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods,” both of which are Netflix films.
PASADENA, Calif. -- Actor Alan Tudyk literally rode to fame on a horse. He was 11. Given the assignment in speech class to recite a tall tale, Tudyk says he came up with a story about a grizzled old-timer.
Verna Myers traces her calling as a diversity advocate to more than 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. It was the day before her eighth birthday. Even at her young age in Baltimore, she understood the sacrifice King made and what he stood for.
Mike Rowe will forever be known as that dude who elevated blue-collar work on his hit Discovery show, "Dirty Jobs," from 2005 to 2012. He inspected sewers, inseminated cows, chipped concrete and tested a shark suit.
LOS ANGELES — Casey Redd was 14 when she began going to shows put on by popular indie-rock label Burger Records. The concerts, featuring contemporary garage and punk bands, were often all-ages, and a swell of excited teenage girls would be in attendance.
I became a Larry King fan late — to have become one early I would have needed to listen to him from the cradle — and even in his CNN salad days, when "Larry King Live!" aired nightly over a quarter century, from 1985 to 2010, my attention was usually elsewhere. (I have had cause to watch the…