| Dec 22, 2011
***1/2 (out of four)
At one point in the joyous French silent film “The Artist,” former American silent movie star George Valentin (Cannes best actor winner Jean Dujardin) receives a compliment that kills him: “My father is a big fan.&...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Thursday, September 1
A FILM WITH YARBLES
Itty on to that old sinny the Avon Theatre tonight, oh my brothers, and turn your glazzies to a special screening of A Clockwork Orange. It's a dobby old science fiction film from that bezoomy director Stanley...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 5:22 PM
Iridescent peacock feathers decorated each table last Saturday night at the Pasadena Pops concert, “Marvin Does Movies.” Of course this was a clever way to tell the audience that next year the Pops will be presenting its concerts at the Los...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:47 PM
LaShawn Merritt calls it "'my Virginia Shuffle.''
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly would have loved it.
It was the quick sidestep that freed him from a major traffic jam and gave him the daylight to barrel down the homestretch and give Team USA a dramatic 2:...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:47 PM
David Arquette of "Dancing With the Stars"
Q: What were the factors involved in your agreeing to do the new season of "Dancing With the Stars"?
A: I like to have fun. I like to entertain people, and this show is huge on entertainment. I think that's why...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Riffing off the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” please allow me to introduce future ACC members Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
When the Orange and Panthers begin competition in their new conference home hinges on negotiations with the Big...
| Oct 31, 2009
Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75.
Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the...
| Mar 20, 2009
Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85.
Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
| Jun 18, 2008
Cyd Charisse, who brought sizzle and sophistication to dance in such classic movie musicals as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Silk Stockings," died Tuesday. She was 86.
Charisse died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering an apparent...
| Jul 12, 2008
Mary Frances Reynolds is back in the old neighborhood.
You know her as Debbie Reynolds. That's the name given to her when, as a 16-year-old, she was first under studio contract. Talent scouts had spotted her in the Miss Burbank beauty contest, which she'...
| Aug 10, 2007
"You Can't Stop the Beat." That's the title of the song that brings down the curtain on the musical "Hairspray." Five years into its Broadway run, Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman's lyrics have taken on a greater meaning. This summer, New Line Cinema's...