Mark’s Recent Stories
Arts Apr 17Scott Rudin will ‘step back’ after allegations of bullying
Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he is “profoundly sorry” and will step back from his theater work.
Arts Feb 11Chick Corea, jazz great with 23 Grammy Awards, dies at 79
Corea is the artist with the most jazz Grammys in the show's 63-year history, and he has a chance to posthumously win at the March 14 show.
Arts Feb 10Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Tina Turner nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go’s, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick.
Arts Feb 05Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.
Arts Feb 03Netflix once again dominates Golden Globe TV nominations
Netflix built on its recent dominance at scooping up Golden Globe TV nominations Wednesday, getting 20 nods — nearly three times as many as its closest competitor, HBO.
Arts Feb 02Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Mark Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice "Follow the money" in the political thriller "All the President's Men," has died.
Arts Jan 28Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96
Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in "Sounder," a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,"…
Arts Jan 15Pandemic eats into LGBTQ representation on network TV, study shows
"We're hoping that is just a blip and not the beginning of a trend," GLAAD's President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in an interview, adding that the decrease overall was largely due to fewer shows being made.
Arts Jan 07‘Mean Girls’ musical won’t reopen on Broadway due to COVID-19
The musical, based on Tina Fey's hit film, will abandon its spot at the August Wilson Theatre, having played over 800 performances and grossing $124 million.
Arts Jan 05Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star, dies at 65
Actor Tanya Roberts has died, several hours after she was mistakenly declared dead by her publicist and her partner. She was 65.