10/02/2013 1:59amNow that the dust (and ricin) have settled from Sunday's "Breaking Bad" finale, it's worth considering what makes a drama series' exit good or bad.
10/02/2013 4:19amJust mention Fluff to people who grew up in New England, and you'll get lots of smiles and enthusiastic nods.
10/02/2013 6:24amBrandon McMillan has trained as many as 10,000 dogs for television, movies, commercials, videos and people. Then he started saving dogs from animal shelters, training them and finding homes for them.
10/02/2013 6:52amThe captain of the American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates four years ago returned home from sea to another hero's welcome _ this time for a sneak peek of the Tom Hanks movie about the ordeal.
10/02/2013 7:03amEric Bogosian has been looking back on his old angry work lately and laughing.
10/02/2013 7:57amRocking with Def Leppard between bouts of chemotherapy proved healing for guitarist Vivian Campbell.
10/02/2013 8:13amPhoebe Taylor's 20-year-old suburban Atlanta ranch house began plain and "builder grade."
10/02/2013 8:33amIf you're thinking of making this year's Halloween costume yourself, you can stick with simple or go Hollywood pro. Neither has to take much time or money, and either can create a convincing costume, whether you're looking to draw guffaws, shrieks or admiring nods.
10/02/2013 9:30amA funny thing happened during season six of "Mad Men."
10/02/2013 9:49amA man charged with stealing original cards and letters written by poet Robert Frost that he found in a desk donated to a charitable organization where he worked has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a deal with prosecutors.
10/02/2013 10:02amA pie by any other name may be just as sweet, but it won't be Derby Pie.
10/02/2013 10:11amThe big, bad villain on the CW's "The Vampire Diaries" is getting his own series.
10/02/2013 10:26amTom Clancy crafted the kind of smart, savvy action stories that Hollywood loves, with actors such as Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Scott Bakula and Sean Connery bringing Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan and other characters to life in six films based on his novels:
10/02/2013 11:07amAs sandwiches go, the Fluffernutter never really did much for me as a kid. I love peanut butter in so many ways, but it always seemed to taint the billowy, sticky sweet wonderfulness of the Fluff.
10/02/2013 11:33amBy late summer, the fruits hanging from vast groves of Prunus amygdalus trees in California have withered and split. Through cracks in their leathery rinds, you can see glimpses of the pale teardrop-shaped seeds they protect: almonds, ready for harvest.
10/02/2013 11:45amWhat was likely designer Marc Jacobs' last ready-to-wear collection for Louis Vuitton looked like a show in mourning Wednesday _ black, black and more black.
10/02/2013 11:51amGermany's Foreign Ministry says it has contacted U.S. authorities over their decision to deny a German author entry to the United States.
10/02/2013 1:03pmWong Kar-wai's martial-arts epic "The Grandmaster" received a leading 11 nominations for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, including best picture. Other contenders include Jia Zhangke's "A Touch of Sin" and Anthony Chen's "Ilo Ilo," each with six nominations.
10/02/2013 2:33pmMia Farrow says in an interview with Vanity Fair that it's possible her son with Woody Allen is instead Frank Sinatra's.
10/02/2013 2:37pmJack Ryan is the sort of American hero that's been a screen staple since the silent era. Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck have all played the fictional CIA analyst, and Chris Pine joins the list when "Jack Ryan: Shadow One" opens on Christmas Day.
10/02/2013 2:47pmIrish playwright Conor McPherson's latest play "The Night Alive" will leap from the Donmar Warehouse in London to the Atlantic Theater Company in New York next month with the same cast led by Jim Norton.
10/02/2013 3:18pmExpecting twins? You probably don't need to schedule a cesarean section. Most moms can safely give birth without surgery, a big study finds.
10/02/2013 4:08pmAs maids swept away dust from steps that led into a set in mourning, it was clear that the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris on Wednesday was a spring-summer collection in name only.
10/02/2013 4:12pmJa Rule, who recently spent nearly two years behind bars for illegal gun possession, landed a role in a new movie because screenwriter Galley Molina empathized with the rapper's missteps.
10/02/2013 4:42pmThe British Columbia Coroners Service said Wednesday investigators found a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle in the hotel room where "Glee" actor Cory Monteith was found dead in July.
10/02/2013 5:03pmEmmy-award winning television producer Marcy Carsey has donated $20 million to her alma mater, the University of New Hampshire.
10/02/2013 5:17pmA former Epic Records president who worked with acts including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Rage Against the Machine has died.
10/02/2013 5:33pmIn 1985, a year after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, author Tom Clancy was invited to lunch at the Reagan White House, where he was questioned by Navy Secretary John Lehman.
10/02/2013 7:54pmA jury on Wednesday rejected a claim that the promoter of Michael Jackson's comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor who killed the superstar with a drug overdose.
10/02/2013 10:26pmWith a can of bear spray on his hip and hearing aids in both ears, Lyle Ruterbories whistles and hums as he tends to this patch of wilderness along the Canadian border.