| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Johnny Carson, one of TV's greatest stars, gets a new gig next summer. Not bad for a man who died in 2005. TCM will replay Carson's “Tonight Show” interviews with Hollywood greats, from Henry Fonda and James Stewart to Sally Field and Susan...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Right down to the brute functionality of its title, "The Smurfs 2" may be the platonic ideal of a major studio sequel — no markedly better or worse than the first and with just enough difference to lay claim to being something new. Just as with...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Sony Pictures has brought out “Smurfs 2,” a return to the world of the trait-happy blue creatures with a dose of (largely Paris-set) live action. Many of the faces and voices will be immediately recognizable — Neil Patrick Harris and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Reggie Watts is a tremendous liar. Since 2004, and perhaps earlier, the comedian, musician and self-described "disinformationist" has stood in front of audiences and delivered one whopper after another, usually in several languages, some of which he...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Some stories are harder to write than others. Obituaries are among the hardest, as the represent an obligation to do justice to the folks who have passed and hopefully to bring solace to their loved ones.
Some of Laguna's best and brightest died in...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival kicks off Friday evening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland with a double bill of John Carpenter's 1988 "They Live" and his classic 1978 horror film, "Halloween. Carpenter will appear...
| Apr 20, 2013
So many of life's soupy uncertainties can be settled in or near tiny Toluca Lake, a neighborhood named for a body of water we never see. Ever water-skied on Toluca Lake? Ever caught a bass there, or lay idle on the toasty summer sand?
Toluca Lake. An...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Lee Chapin Sammis passed away February 12, 2013, in his home in Newport Beach, CA, where he lived and built his business for the past 50 years. He was born on February 15, 1931 in Los Angeles to MIT graduates Ford Woodruff and Constance Sharp Sammis. ...
| Mar 23, 2012
Bob Henry, an Emmy Award-winning television variety-show producer and director who produced Nat King Cole's groundbreaking musical variety program in the 1950s and helped make Flip Wilson a household name as the producer of his hit comedy-variety show...
| May 6, 2011
Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
| Feb 21, 2011
For Neal Taylor, fishing wasn't limited to weekends or, for that matter, water. On one of Santa Barbara's busiest streets, the seven-time national casting champion showed a friend just how it's done, lofting his line into an intersection when the light...