| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:51 AM
We all know singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Joan Jett loves Rock and Roll; she’s proclaimed that plenty of times since her breakout hit in 1982.
She also has proclaimed her love for the Orioles for years. It’s hard to forget when she...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:37 AM
When "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" posted a casting call for "Hardcore Eddie," every muscleman-actor on the way up in Hollywood went out for the part.
They knew the character would be on-screen during crucial, cataclysmic action, right alongside...
| Aug 28, 2003
If everything goes right for Hollywood over the next four months, you'll be running from multiplex to multiplex thinking, "Ah, finally, an overload of great movies!"
Such a scenario has yet to play out, ever, yet you may find yourself scrambling just the...
| Oct 11, 2012
Sammi Kane Kraft, whose real-life baseball skills landed her the role of the pitching ace in the only film she ever made, 2005's "Bad News Bears," died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles. She was 20.
She was a passenger in an Audi that was...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:12 PM
The actress who played a Little League pitcher in the remake of “The Bad News Bears” died early Wednesday from injuries suffered in an apparent drunk-driving related crash on the Santa Monica Freeway, authorities said. Sammi Kane Kraft, 20,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Services were pending Thursay for Sammi Kane Kraft, whose real-life baseball skills landed her the role of the pitching ace in the only film she ever made, 2005's "Bad News Bears."...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until now, I had never seen...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The Irvine International Film Festival has nine Oscar-nominated short films on its program this year. As Oscar movies go, they're the most obscure — but are they any good? Features Editor Michael Miller reviewed each of the nominated films, rating...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton has listed his mansion in Beverly Hills for sale at $9.995 million.
Built in 1929, his 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style house features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms...
| Oct 28, 2012
Just in time for the elections, actress and political activist Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West for $8.5 million.
The traditional-style home was built in 1942 for actor Ronald Reagan and his...