“The Borgias,” Showtime ’s lavish costume drama about the poisonous family that put the machiavelli in Machiavelli , handily beats “The Tudors” and “Rome” in premium cable’s bloody-history sweepstakes.
At a three-story sound stage in south Prague, Crossing Lines star William Fichter probed a murder case in The Hague as 15th Century Romans in crimson and gold robes practiced lines for an episode of The Borgias.
The brainchild of producers Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, PBS’s “The Hollow Crown” makes inspired use of Britain’s top-rung stage directors and actors to present a mostly splendid miniseries of four connected Shakespeare jewels.
Michael Winner, who died today, was a successful movie director before he started writing about restaurants for the Sunday Times, where his self-professed ignorance about food never inhibited him from trenchant views.
Bill and Hillary Clinton dined with industrialist Len Blavatnik and hedge-fund manager Richard Perry. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President Gary Cohn left his seat with Anchorage Capital Group LLC’s Kevin Ulrich to visit at their table.
“Bachelorette” views straight men and women as different species, violently antagonistic and equally deadly. It’s such a cruel comedy that the first laughs it shocks out of the audience are too hateful to be much fun.