Arts & Entertainment



 "The Suze Ormon Show" will end 14-year run March 28.
Brian Bowen Smith
"The Suze Ormon Show" will end 14-year run March 28.

Tuned In: 'Grumpy Cat' movie feels like cheap rushed job

Lifetime takes a break from woman-in-jeopardy drama for a comedic holiday film starring Grumpy Cat; “It Takes a Choir” re-re-rescheduled.


 The new Won't You Be My Neighbor website.

Cybertainment: Fred Rogers Company starts good neighborhood website

The Fred Rogers Company launches Won’t You Be My Neighbor site. YouTube will add Music Key music streaming service.



 Cranberry Cinemas has added two auditoriums to its previously eight-screen location. One of the new theaters has luxury seating with chairs that recline, as demonstrated by employee Lauren Fetkovish. (Photo courtesy of Cranberry Cinemas) filmnotes1128

Film notes: Cranberry Cinemas adds recliners; 'Blood First' to be screened Sunday

Cranberry Theater adds two houses, “Blood First” screens, “Birdman” and Michael Keaton soar as Indie Spirit Award nominations are announced.



Spirit Nominations: 'Imitation Game,' 'Wild' Among Biggest Snubs

Nominations are made by committees for three areas: American narrative films, international narratives and documentaries.


Music »


Preview: Igudesman & Joo

What music/comedy duo Igudesman & Joo do is serious business. The pair makes its local debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony this weekend.



Preview: Pink Floyd meets 'The Wizard of Oz' in local benefit show

'Dark Side of Oz' merges two classics at Mr. Smalls featuring The Ruckus Bros.


 
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Will Smith film has Pittsburgh ties

File photo of former Steeler Mike Webster.
Production has started in Pittsburgh on a new film in which Oscar nominee Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist to detect a long-developing brain injury called CTE in a former football player.

That player was retired Steelers center Mike Webster, who died in 2002 at age 50. The movie, with the working title of "Concussion,' is slated to film here through mid-January.

* The story behind Mike Webster, concussions and the new film

* A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

* David Morse to portray Mike Webster in upcoming film

* VIDEO: Casting call for upcoming film

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    Stage review: 'Newsies' soars with headlining songs, choreography

    An ensemble of athletic dancers and strong leads herald the touring Disney musical as a crowd-pleaser in family entertainment.



    Stage review: barebones' 'Streetcar' headed in right direction

    Tennessee Williams’ play is in good hands as barebones presents a sure-footed “Streetcar.”


     

    More actors working double duty this season

    TV networks are now more willing to share actors than they've ever been, with several performers pulling double duty as series regulars



    TV employs fewer gimmicks during 'sweeps'

    It’s easy to get swept up in sweeps stories, but local stations seem to be toning down their reports.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Rebecca Romijn

    Model-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn has taken a job with TNT’s “Librarians,” but she’s no shrinking violet in this action series.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Isabella Rossellini

    “Green Porno,” a show about the sex lives of animals, started as a joke but has become a third career for the model and actress.


     

    Art & Architecture


    Art notes: Museums offer Thanksgiving weekend family activities

    The Mattress Factory and Westmoreland Museum of American Art plan special activities for families over Thanksgiving weekend.



    Let's Talk About Art: Ada Bosonetto

    Mosaic artist Ada Bosonetto has a studio in her Highland Park home. She was born in Argentina and moved to Pittsburgh when she was 7.


     

    Celebrities


    PEOPLE: Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, George Eads and more!

    Bill Cosby biographer Mark Whitaker regrets not aggressively investigating allegations of sexual assault in his recent book.



    People: Bill Cosby, Bono, Sean Hayes, Daniel Handler

    Comedian Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about allegations of sexual assault against him in an Associated Press video interview.


     

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