| Jun 21, 2010
Summer rock festivals present as unique a model for fashion trends as Lady Gaga does. But what the fans wear is much more relatable — even for the Mamas and the Papas generation — than the poker-faced singer's picks.
"That's because, first...
| Oct 29, 2008
Milton Katselas, a prominent acting teacher and director whose students included George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Pfeiffer and hundreds of other actors, has died. He was 75.
Katselas, who founded the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school in 1978,...
| Jul 23, 2007
Perhaps because of the years "Hairspray" costume designer Rita Ryack spent creating wardrobes for Broadway musicals, she approached her latest project like a choral director — a food-obsessed one.
The movie musical, which takes place in Baltimore...
| Feb 19, 2007
Director: Sue Kramer, making her feature debut. The UCLA film school graduate also wrote the screenplay.
Synopsis: Romantic comedy about a tightknit brother (Thomas Cavanagh) and sister (Heather Graham) who fall for the same woman.
| Nov 19, 2006
WHEN a hit play is made into a film, the cast is invariably switched out for more famous film counterparts. Thus Mary Louise Parker is traded for Gwyneth Paltrow ("Proof") or Meg Ryan ("Prelude to a Kiss"), Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham for Michelle...
| Jul 11, 2007
There were some impressive showbiz veterans strolling the round-about red carpet in Westwood for the "Hairspray" premiere Tuesday night: Queen Latifah in a platinum blond wig, John Travolta in a ton of foundation (why does he do that?), and Michelle...
| Oct 8, 2009
After the gavel came down on Fox's legal comedy series "Ally McBeal" in 2002, the Emmy Award-winning show didn't go into rerun heaven. And only the first season even saw the light of day on DVD.
But now "Ally McBeal" is back. The entire five seasons of...
| Oct 6, 2006
Like everyone else in the developed world, I'm obsessed with finding out what beauty treatments actresses are secretly undergoing to make them look so darn good.
Everywhere I go during the awards season -- screenings, parties, premieres -- I run into 40-...
| Jan 9, 2009
This is one of those houses you might want to bow to in homage as you approach. It was owned by the late Milton Katselas, founder of the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school, director and coach to half of Hollywood.
Katselas, who died at 75 on Oct. 24,...
| Jan 24, 2009
Perpetually touring performer Beck has lowered the price on his Malibu beach house a smidgen to pique interest. Old price: $2,399,000. New price: $2,345,000. Hey, we did say a smidgen. It's his second home, and his schedule hasn't allowed much use of it....
| Apr 28, 2009
Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date.
Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
| Dec 28, 2008
Actors, actresses and entertainers
Maila Nurmi, 85; actress created the character Vampira as hostess of late-night TV horror show (Jan. 10)
Jack Eagle, 81; a comedian and actor who played Brother Dominic in a Xerox ad during the 1977 Super Bowl (Jan....