NEW YORK (AP) — The words were by Mary Oliver, the emotions were Hillary Rodham Clinton's and others who came to pay tribute.
The former secretary of state and presidential candidate was...
Winning an honorary National Book Award has Edmund White thinking about the more pleasurable moments of the writing life.
"Everybody always complains about it, but it occurred to me the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Moran has won multiple Emmys, and we haven't. She's a near-lifelong friend and cohort of John Waters, and we're not. She's been a key cog in Baltimore's under- and above-ground arts movements for more than half a century, and we still wish we had made it to Martick's at least once before it closed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricki Lake never in her wildest dreams thought she'd be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film "Hairspray" at the lofty Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"I never thought the movie was going to come out, let alone have this life span. And for me to be alive 30 years later, for me to be turning 50 in two months ... you know, it's all kind of surreal," she said.
John Waters: ‘Even racists like ’Hairspray″
BALTIMORE (AP) — From kitschy ornaments to model train extravaganzas and a holiday song dedicated to bottom-feeding crustaceans, Baltimore's unique brand of quirky creativity really shines at Christmas.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Museum of Art is about to begin a John Waters film festival to celebrate a gift of photographs and a sculpture by the movie maker.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — In the steadily escalating battle of the TV musicals, NBC's "Hairspray Live!" is the most ambitious contender yet.
It's got a deep bench of stars, including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Martin Short. It boasts strong themes of racial equality, tolerance and self-acceptance. And it has the outsized, joyful talents of Harvey Fierstein as writer and actor, reprising his Tony Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.
The director of such films as "Blood Feast" and "Two Thousand Maniacs" died in his sleep at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida, his spokesman James Saito said.
Lewis pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the "splatter film," which intentionally focused on gore and gruesomeness.
His low-cost, envelope-pushing films unabashedly featured blood, violence and nudity.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
Her husband, Gene Piotrowsky, confirmed his wife's death Thursday to The Associated Press. Piotrowsky said she died Wednesday at a Naples, Florida, hospital of complications from pneumonia.
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Martin has jumped aboard the cast of NBC's "Hairspray Live!" to play the mother of pop star Ariana Grande.
The Tony- and Emmy-winning comedian will join a lineup that also includes Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell. It airs Dec. 7.