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New on TV this week: Nov. 13-19

Series premieres: * Mars — Are you ready to rocket off to Mars? This ambitious, six-part hybrid series from producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer blends documentary material with scripted drama as it imagines man’s maiden voyage to the Red Planet. 9 p.m. Monday, National Geographic Channel. * Soundbreaking: Stories […]

Movies opening this week: Nov. 13

Movies opening this week: Nov. 13

In theaters Friday: — From news service reports Eddie Redmayne stars as a writer in Harry Potter‘s world. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them * Who‘s who: Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Chan, Ezra Miller. * What‘s what: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York‘s secret community of witches […]

“Gilmore Girls” ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn

“Gilmore Girls” ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn

* An ice cream flavor in honor of ‘Gilmore Girls’ If you’re eagerly awaiting the day after Thanksgiving for the “Gilmore Girls” reboot, we hear you. Whether you plan on a watch party for one or a full-out themed soiree, a scoop of Brooklyn-based Ample Hills Creamery’s “Gilmore Girls”-themed flavor […]

Robert Wagner to sign his new book Thursday in Ridgewood

Robert Wagner to sign his new book Thursday in Ridgewood

BOOKS Robert Wagner‘s book about legendary actresses includes many he‘s worked with. WHO: Robert Wagner. WHAT: Signing his new book, “I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood‘s Legendary Actresses.” WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood., book-ends. HOW MUCH: Free with purchase of book […]

Deborah Cox steps into Whitney Houston‘s shoes in the Paper Mill Playhouse musical “The Bodyguard,” opening Nov. 25

Deborah Cox steps into Whitney Houston‘s shoes in the Paper Mill Playhouse musical “The Bodyguard,” opening Nov. 25

THEATER THEATER THE BODYGUARD North American premiere of the musical based on the Lawrence Kasdan film, at Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, Tuesday through Jan. 1. Book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce. With Deborah Cox, Judson Mills, Alex Corrado, Charles Gray, Jonathan […]

Today‘s celebrity birthdays: Mon., Nov. 14

Guitarist James Young of Styx, 67 Singer Stephen Bishop, 65 Pianist Yanni, 62 Actor D.B. Sweeney, 55 Actress Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me”), 54 Rapper Reverend Run of Run-DMC, 52 Actor Patrick Warburton, 52 Singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose, 51 Bassist Brian Yale of Matchbox Twenty, 48 Singer Butch […]

TV best bets: Mon., Nov. 14

8 p.m., FOX: Gotham — In the aftermath of the tragedy that occurred at the engagement party for Lee and Mario (Morena Baccarin, guest star James Carpinello), Barnes (Michael Chiklis) is very much on Gordon and Bullock‘s (Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue) radar in the new episode “Mad City — […]

Big Head Blues Club to honor blues legend Willie Dixon at Morristown show

MUSIC WHO: Big Head Blues Club featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing the songs of Willie Dixon. WHAT: Blues. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown; or mayoarts.org. HOW MUCH: $29 to $59. MORE INFO: bigheadtodd. The blues have had a huge […]

The untold story: Behind the scenes with Radio City‘s Santa Claus

The untold story: Behind the scenes with Radio City‘s Santa Claus

He’s managed to avoid all the pitfalls of celebrity — the all-night Christmas parties, eggnog addiction, after-hours poker binges with the elves. MICHAEL KARAS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Charles Edward Hall, the actor who plays Santa in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, about to take the stage during a dress rehearsal. While he’s […]

U.S. Stocks Mixed Amid Earnings

U.S. Stocks Mixed Amid Earnings

Major U.S. indices were mixed on Thursday, following a sharp rally in the previous session, as traders evaluated a deluge of corporate earnings with mixed results, as well as readings on the US economy. In economic news, initial jobless claims surged 53,000 to 253,000 in the week ended Jan. 26 […]