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Up in “Smoke”: 2016 NASCAR season and Daytona 500 preview

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season starts with the “Great American Race,” the Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 21, on FOX. Top contenders include Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano and reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. Chase Elliott is the youngest driver ever to start the Daytona 500 in the pole position. Recently retired driver Jeff Gordon joins Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the FOX broadcast booth. Here’s what else is new at the races in 2016: So Long, Smoke Gordon had […]


Vinyl — Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter spin a stunning rock ’n’ roll tale on HBO

We like it, like it, yes we do! Vinyl airs Sundays at 9/8CT on HBO beginning Feb. 14. When Olivia Wilde was a kid, she crashed her journalist parents’ dinner party to demand that one guest vacate her spot at the family table. The interloper? Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. He told the upstart to go to bed. Several decades later, Jagger would witness Wilde’s mettle once again — on the set of their seductive new HBO series, Vinyl. Since 1995, Jagger had mulled a feature film that would delve deep into what he knew best: the gritty reality of the music […]


Role Call: Who’s who in FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

FX’s 10-episode limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson (Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT beginning Feb. 2) dramatizes one of the seminal news stories of the 20th century: the events surrounding the arrest and trial of former football star O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson and from executive producer Ryan Murphy, the series assembles a stellar cast, including John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Bruce Greenwood, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and […]

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

#ACSFX: Courtney B. Vance recalls O.J. Simpson case, meeting Johnnie Cochran

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely remember where you were the evening of June 17, 1994. Perhaps you’d settled in for a Friday night of watching TV when regularly scheduled programming was interrupted by aerial footage of a white Ford Bronco pursued at low speed by several police squads through an empty Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. In the back of the vehicle was football legend O.J. Simpson, charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. You probably also remember where you were on Oct. 3, 1995, when the not-guilty verdict […]


Madoff on ABC: For Richard Dreyfuss, playing the disgraced financier is personal

The two night miniseries Madoff premieres Wednesday, Feb. 3 and Thursday, Feb. 4 on ABC. • Missed Madoff Part 1? Find out how to watch it online here.  In the early 2000s, Richard Dreyfuss had an epiphany. Disheartened by the scarcity of the meaningful, character-driven films he preferred to make, and appalled by the civil and political landscape in which his teenage sons were growing up, Dreyfuss decided to scrap acting and head for England’s University of Oxford to learn how to resurrect the vanishing civics curriculum in U.S. schools. “To me this was such an easy call,” says the Oscar, […]