| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- An array of talents was on display Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors gala where President Barack Obama toasted the lifetime achievements of an iconic ballerina, a famed comedian, a timeless actor and two chart-topping musical acts.
| Oct 6, 2012
| 3:04 AM
Many characters from animated DreamWorks movies have had additional adventures in television specials, and here's an example, shown on NBC and ABC in previous years.
Po (still voiced by his big-screen alter ego, Jack Black) isn't happy to have to work...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Every movie star handles award season differently. Some are openly disdainful of the dog-and-pony shows — Joaquin Phoenix, anyone? — while others are able to at least feign excitement at the prospect of traipsing down yet another red carpet....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Despite the top-notch pedigree this racetrack-centered HBO drama had - including creator and executive producer David Milch ("Deadwood") and a cast including Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte - the series only would have one season, the result...
| Oct 12, 2011
Robert Boochever, a judge who honed his legal skills in the wilds of pre-statehood Alaska before his elevation to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 94.
Boochever died of natural causes at his home in Pasadena on Sunday, the court...
| Sep 28, 2011
David Zelag Goodman, a screenwriter best known for such 1970s films as the controversial psychological thriller "Straw Dogs" and "Lovers and Other Strangers," a comedy that earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 81.
Goodman died Monday at an...
| Mar 22, 2012
Ulu Grosbard, a Tony-nominated stage director who also worked in film, directing such movies as "True Confessions" and "The Deep End of the Ocean," died late Sunday or early Monday in New York City, according to his family. He was 83.
During a five-...
| Aug 30, 2012
While designing what is now the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena in the late 1960s, architects John Kelsey and Thornton Ladd expressed a belief: Space that houses art "can be part of the event and experience."
When it opened in 1969 as the Pasadena Art...
| Mar 2, 2012
Early in his career as one of Hollywood's top cinematographers, Bruce Surtees became known for his artful use of low-level, moody lighting in films such as Don Siegel's "The Beguiled" and "Dirty Harry" and Bob Fosse's "Lenny."
Surtees, 74, who received...
| Oct 11, 2011
Former bass player with rock band Weezer
Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said.
Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of...
| Jan 11, 2011
Peter Yates, the British director of "Breaking Away," "The Dresser" and "Bullitt," the 1968 Steve McQueen movie whose landmark car chase sequence over the hilly streets of San Francisco was a career-defining moment for both director and star, has died. He...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:08 PM
It was Ron Silver.
That voice, with its slight rasp and its tendency to drop at the end of a passage, as though the actor cradled disappointment tightly against his chest, startled me. It was 2006; I had been a regular recorded books listener for three...