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Today in black history: Actor Sidney Poitier born

Born to Bahamian parents in Miami, Fla., while they were selling produce from their island farm, Poitier began life in humble working-class circumstances, which he never forgot.

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Martin Sheen, George Clooney call for more support for Obama

Sheen said, "Steady, steady: You're talking about a very special man," and continued, "I don't think he's getting a lot of help. He's done a great job."

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Variety gets thumb's down after firing top 2 critics

It seems no one is safe from the hard-hitting economic crisis these days including two prominent veteran arts journalists who lost their jobs Monday at Variety.