‘Master Class’: Tyne Daly hits it out of the park

“How can you have rivals when no one else can do what you do?,” Maria Callas asks in the remarkably durable biographical drama “Master Class” by Terrence McNally. It’s a play about ego and stardom and
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Elin Hilderbrand puts herself in Ruth Madoff’s position

“Silver Girl” (Little, Brown) tells an engrossing story about two old friends trying to reconnect at a beach house in Nantucket, but it also allows the author to pull off a remarkable display of
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What’s Hugh Hefner doing on Lifetime tonight?

I know that Lifetime has given up its slogan “Television for Women” but it still seems odd for the cable network to present something like tonight’s special “Hef’s Runaway Bride.” The show is a
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‘Eyes Wide Open’: a thriller powered by personal tragedy

In his new novel, “Eyes Wide Open” (William Morrow) Andrew Gross takes a break from his sensational Ty Hauck series to give us a stand-alone thriller that has unusual emotional weight. It isn’t easy
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What’s a good film actress to do in the age of ‘Transformers’?

The other night I watched the 1966 comedy-drama “Morgan!” (below) starring Vanessa Redgrave and David Warner and was inspired by my enjoyment of that oldie to pull out a copy of another Redgrave film
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Emma Stone in VF: the return of the bathing suit competition

The surface style of the movie star profiles in the glossy magazines has changed fairly radically in the last few years. In an apparent attempt to keep up with reality television and the new fake
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At ‘summer camp’ with Jeffrey Deaver, Ken Follett and company

It was so much fun — and so informative — to hang out at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan over the weekend during the annual ThrillerFest gathering. Sponsored by the International Thriller Writers
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Dead designer draws King Tut-sized crowds in New York

The Alexander McQueen show at the Metropolitan Musuem — “Savage Beauty” — is a scene as well as an art exhibit. Set up in one of the mammoth museum’s smaller, non-blockbuster exhibit galleries, the
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