| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Casey Wilson of "Happy Endings" on ABC
Q: Since you have written and acted in films, been onstage and are now in a TV show, which is your preference?
A: I would say stage. It's just the most fun even though it's so compartmentalized, so start-and-...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 12:33 PM
On very rare occasions, a night at the theater can feel like a red-hot political event. Such was the case last year on Broadway, where the fevered revival of Larry Kramer's seminal AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" burned up the Golden Theatre, even as the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:55 AM
I don't own a lot of "original motion picture" soundtracks. To be honest most movie soundtracks just aren't worth owning in my book. But there are a handful I own because either a) they break the trend and actually have more good music than bad or b)...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:25 PM
From all my years in radio, and now doing movie reviews, I’ve interviewed a lot of stars. I’ve often enjoyed the messages they left on my machine better than the actual interviews.
When I wrote about parties for a local paper, Martin Mull...
| Jan 7, 2009
If you're an actress, keep in mind that when it comes to getting nominated for an Oscar it doesn't hurt if your name is Kate.
Kate Hepburn managed to do it 12 times, winning a record four as leading actress, more than any other actor.
By age 32, Kate...
| Jan 4, 2008
Rimmon C. Fay, a marine scientist and longtime Venice Beach lifeguard who devoted his life to saving the Santa Monica Bay from pollution and other assaults, has died. He was 78.
Fay died of a heart attack at Berkley West Convalescent Hospital in Santa...
| Dec 2, 2008
"Ballast," an austere drama about a grieving man who forms a bond with a woman and her young son, "Frozen River," a somber tale about the relationship between two poverty-stricken women, and "Rachel Getting Married," an intimate drama about a young...
| Mar 2, 2008
TV and movie producer Michael Manheim and his wife, Janus Cercone -- who is writing the script for a musical adaptation of her 1992 movie, "Leap of Faith" -- designed and developed the Brentwood compound purchased in January by talk-show host Conan O'...
| Dec 11, 2008
Two great actresses received double nominations today: Meryl Streep was nominated for best actress (drama) for "Doubt" and best actress (musical or comedy) for "Mamma Mia!," her 22nd and 23rd career Globe nods (she's won six), and Kate...
| Jan 30, 2009
| 4:56 PM
One of the most talked about performances of 2008 is Anne Hathaways transcendent turn as Kym, the drug-addicted prodigal daughter returning home for her sisters wedding in Rachel Getting Married. The film, written by Jenny Lumet and directed by Jonathan...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 11:19 AM
What is there to say about the Oscars that hasnt already been said?
Lots, it turns out. For the next two weeks, you wont escape the fever pitch, but who would want to? Because the Oscars really is the celebration of the film business and, by extension,...
| Oct 2, 2008
"THE VIBE was like a good poetry slam or something," said Rosemarie DeWitt of working on the set of Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" with its upscale-bohemian, groovy, multicultural backyard wedding. Although the cast includes DeWitt as Rachel,...