| Jun 19, 2009
Sandra Bullock may be aging out of her the years when Hollywood sees her as "Miss Congeniality," but not without one last fling. "The Proposal" has her playing the icy boss who blackmails her younger assistant into a sham marriage to save her Green Card....
| Sep 24, 2008
Anyone who doubts, or resents, Hollywood's importance to American politics these days simply needs to watch where the candidates and their surrogates go when the going gets tough. The fact of the matter is that Hollywood is to both parties -- but...
| Sep 2, 2009
| 3:34 PM
By David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
The AMC drama "Mad Men," which paints a gin-soaked, cigarette-stained, ulcer-inducing picture of Manhattan's advertising industry circa 1960, is a period-perfect re-creation of the past, colored by the emerging...
| Jul 30, 2008
| 1:37 PM
Nicknamed "commander-in-sheath," Michelle Obama made Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List for the second year in a row, commended for looking elegant in everything from the $900 purple sheath by Chicago designer Maria Pinto, worn in St. Paul,...
| Jan 2, 2008
AH, to be young and in love on-screen.
Or young and in grief, in guilt, in the family way, in search of life's meaning.
Basically, it's the young part that counts. A preponderance of actors and actresses under the age of 25 have stood out this year at...
| Jan 11, 2008
A man who entered a plea agreement in a case regarding a scheme to extort money from Tom Cruise has received probation.
Marc Lewis Gittleman, 34, received two years' probation and was fined $3,000 for taking part in a scheme to extort $1.3 million in...
| Jan 18, 2008
In the heist comedy "Mad Money" a trio of cleaning ladies loot a Federal Reserve Bank of millions in old bank notes headed for the shredder. They figure nobody will notice.
Much the same thing could be said of this film, which may not be awful enough...
| Jan 17, 2008
| 2:49 PM
"Mad Money," which was directed by Callie Khouri (the screenwriter, most famously, of "Thelma and Louise"), stars Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes as Bridget, Nina and Jackie, a trio of down-on-their-luck women who hatch a plan to stick it...
| Jan 19, 2008
Diane Keaton? She had us at "la dee dah."
Hers is that rare Hollywood career that transcends the blush of youth. She's decades beyond Annie Hall, years past The First Wives Club and Father of the Bride, even. At 62, she's still thriving in a business...
| Jan 21, 2008
One year after being nominated for an Academy Award in "Dream Girls," Eddie Murphy finds himself on the downturn of the Hollywood roller coaster: He's nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, the annual prizes better known as the Razzies that poke...
| Feb 24, 2008
Until "No Country for Old Men" took the final two awards of the evening, it was beginning to look like the U.S. was "No Country for Oscar Winners."
In an Oscar convocation with the least xenophobic results in years, the Kodak Theatre seemed more like a...
| Dec 21, 2008
| 4:30 PM
If you've headed over to Newsday's big, full, complete, no-story-left-unturned "Top Ten" compilations of 2008, you may have noticed a glaring omission - the biggest TV frak-ups of 2008. Oversight hereby corrected. Here's our list di tutti lists -......