| Nov 29, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Many bottles of pinot noir have been sold in the seven years since director Alexander Payne's "Sideways" took moviegoers through California's wine country. His long-overdue new movie, "The Descendants," was worth the wait.
Maintaining a delicate balance...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Don't fret, "Good Wife" fans. You'll see more of Julianna Margulies next season.
CBS has renewed what is generally considered the best drama in broadcasting these days, and that is very good news for viewers and the TV industry. You don't let a show...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Sometimes when a verdict comes across as being too harsh, the next step is to appeal the decision with the hopes of getting a more desirable response. I have done that myself with the show Franklin & Bash, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the...
| May 14, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Fox unveiled two new midseason shows Monday: a creepy serial killer drama from Kevin Williamson titled "The Following" and "The Goodwin Games," a comedy created by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris of "How I Met Your Mother."...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:51 AM
More than 100 movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai. But in most of them, the Garden Isle stands in for someplace else.
In the iconic "South Pacific," Kauai is the mythical tropical paradise Bali Hai. In "Jurassic Park," it's an island off the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:46 AM
Just like everyone else, I thought Tom Arnold was a no-talent comedian who married a rich, funny comedian and got famous for that. Over the years, I’ve grown to like him. He became funny and interesting on talk shows (even if he’s still a...
| Jun 24, 2012
Blythe Danner feels right at home on stage in the Berkshire hills.
After a 12-year absence, the actress is returning to the Williamstown Theatre Festival that shaped her early career nearly 40 years ago and where she continued to return over the decades....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
MONTREAL -- The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from 80 countries on Tuesday, including 110 world or international preems.
Bernard Rose's film biz tale "Two Jacks," starring Sienna Miller, Billy Zane and Danny Huston,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Celebrities are among those rethinking their home "price points" this time of year.
-- Actor Kelsey Grammer has put his country English Traditional home on the Westside back on the market at a reduced $15.995 million. That's an 11% markdown from the...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Dax Shepard ("Parenthood") does multiple duty in this amusingly quirky action-comedy, as writer and co-director as well as the star playing a getaway driver - by the name of Charlie Bronson - who's gone into witness protection.
When his girlfriend...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:13 PM
The classy Christmas at the Ritz holiday luncheon Saturday benefiting Chapman University attracted a sold-out crowd, raising nearly $190,000. The 26th annual celebration is produced by the Women of Chapman support group, this season chaired by the...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
China has ordered artist Ai Weiwei to pay $2.4 million in back taxes and fines. Architect Robert A.M. Stern has been chosen for the long-planned American Revolution Museum....