Guest of Honor

Mel Brooks - photo by Steven R Stack

The Joyful Secret of Mel Brooks’ Success

Mel Brooks is responsible for writing and creating some of the most classic comedies of the Twentieth Century, including "Young Frankenstein" which is being re-issued this month to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary.


Daniel Radcliffe and the History of Everything

The actor best known for playing Harry Potter tries to create a new kind of on-screen magic in "What If," his first romantic comedy lead. He also tells Rico about the dining habits of blue whales, and why "television" was the "LOL" of the '30s.

Larry Busacca / Getty Images Entertainment

Elisabeth Moss, on a Roll, Gathers No Stones

Elisabeth Moss has spent 22 years in the spotlight, and only seems to be picking up momentum. This week, her newest starring turn hits cinema screens. "The One I Love" is a drama, romantic comedy... and surreal thriller.

Michael Loccisano / Getty Images Entertainment

Patricia Arquette on a Role Twelve Years in the Making

Patricia Arquette stars in Richard Linklater's epic new film "Boyhood." The fictional coming-of-age tale about a boy's life from first grade through high school, it was shot with same cast over the course of 12 years... and Arquette says she never wanted it to end.

Credit: Autumn de Wilde

Audra McDonald Finds the Essence of Billie Holiday

Actress and singer Audra McDonald is among the brightest Broadway stars of a generation. In "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," she depicts a weary, addiction-addled, yet nonetheless tremendously gifted, Billie Holiday, giving one of the final performances of her life.

Larry Busacca / Getty Images Entertainment

What ‘Mad Men’ Actor Rich Sommer Isn’t Doing on Set

At our live show in Santa Monica, Rich Sommer -- aka Harry Crane on AMC's "Mad Men" -- tells us what's actually in those vintage cocktail glasses from which his character's always sipping... and about the sordid history of Uno.

Larry Busacca / Getty Images Entertainment

The Not-So-Obvious Jenny Slate

Actress and comedian Jenny Slate stars in the poignant new romantic comedy "Obvious Child" - a story about a woman seeking an abortion, which is still both romantic and funny.

Michael Buckner / Getty Images Entertainment

Harry Dean Stanton’s Cinematic Singing

Hollywood legend Harry Dean Stanton has acted in over 100 movies (including classics like "Cool Hand Luke," "Alien" and "Repo Man"), and Roger Ebert once made the argument that no film in which he appeared could be entirely bad. But Stanton's also a passionate musician who's played with the likes of Bob Dylan. He tells Brendan about his new album of classic tunes.