| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:09 AM
"True Blood" star Marshall Allman is fuming over the Funny Or Die video that exposes the "method shapeshifting" process he uses to play Tommy Mickens on the hit HBO series.
"Yeah, your laughter is my shame," he told me Thursday over the phone from...
| Oct 27, 2011
** (out of four)
How dare they delay the highly anticipated fifth “Shrek” movie!
If the spinoff “Puss in Boots” has anything going for it (besides avoiding pop culture references), it’s that its mother franchise sunk to...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Seven years ago, swarthy assassin-turned-good-guy Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) stole the show in "Shrek 2."
The film itself was clever and funny, but Puss made it even better.
As the series went along, the films became much worse and Puss...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Nov 20, 2011
Shopping centers have always been about more than shopping. Before the rise of Internet-based social interaction, malls were a workplace, gathering place and pop culture petri dish for the better part of two generations. That made them the perfect...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:56 PM
When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times.
I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:47 AM
Comedian Ron White relaxed on the back porch of his oceanside home in the California mountains.
"It's just paradise," White said in a telephone interview, days before he would trade his beach-front escape for life on the road.
White, best known as the...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:42 AM
They were all there: Billy Bob Thornton, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Grinch, various school and town administrators and Hollywood liberals including George Clooney and Matt Damon.
Leading the meeting was the tiptop liberal Hollywood devil, clad in hemp suit,...
| May 25, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Thirteen floors below the Casey Anthony trial, another woman charged with a child's murder is on trial at the Orange County Courthouse.
Amanda Brumfield, 32, is accused of killing her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008 and...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Antonio Banderas carries the character he's voiced for the "Shrek" movies into his own animated adventure, a prequel to those films. Puss encounters a number of other famous characters, including Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill, while trying to land his...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
You remember them together, right?
Hard-core PDA on the red carpet, matching tattoos, vials of each other's blood around their necks (blech). This unhappily-ever-after love story has just been waiting to be made into a flick.
So did Billy Bob Thornton...
| Feb 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Buying a used car always comes with a bit of risk, but who would think it might come with the risk of finding a bundle of forged money? After smelling a gas leak in his 2000 Buick, Tye Kuykendall of......