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Ratings: another record for Super Bowl

Ratings: another record for Super Bowl

For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos wasn't really competitive.

Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves extraordinary legacy

Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves extraordinary legacy

Fearless in his choices, encyclopedic in his preparation, he was a Shakespearean performer in modern dress, bringing depth and variety to charlatans, slackers, curmudgeons and loners.

'Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars with 10 nods each

‘Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ lead Oscars with 10 nods each

Nine films were nominated for best picture. The other nominees are "Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Philomena."

Stars of 'The Following' admit to nightmares

Stars of ‘The Following’ admit to nightmares

"He's so profoundly dark," Purefoy said of his character, Joe Carroll. "Anybody who celebrates death and finds great beauty in it, absolutely, there are some fretful nights."

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Golden as Globes hosts

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Golden as Globes hosts

Fey explained their return engagement by noting, "This is Hollywood, and if something kind of works they'll just keep doing it until everybody hates it."

Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

U2's Bono spoke passionately about artist activism and the fight against AIDS. Bruce Dern reveled in industry praise for his "Nebraska" after a half-century career, saying: "A bunch of you seem to have gotten together and to have said, 'Bruce Dern can play.'"

Shaken not stirred: Did 007 have alcoholic tremor?

Shaken not stirred: Did 007 have alcoholic tremor?

British doctors who carefully read Ian Fleming's series of James Bond novels say the celebrated spy regularly drank more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol per week

Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

"The diverse group of extraordinary individuals we honor today haven't just proven themselves to be the best of the best," Obama said. "Despite all their success, all their fame, they've remained true to themselves — and inspired the rest of us to do the same."

Study: Erratic TV violence ratings fail parents

Study: Erratic TV violence ratings fail parents

LOS ANGELES | Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like “The Walking Dead” but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found. Scenes of …

Study finds most US silent films have been lost

Study finds most US silent films have been lost

"It's a lost style of storytelling, and the best of the films are as effective with audiences today as they were when they were initially released," Historian and archivist David Pierce said.