| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the works in your nearest library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Oscar for best picture was won by "Argo," the true tale of a secret rescue mission in Iran during the Carter administration. It beat out "Lincoln," the story of how black Americans were rescued from slavery. Does this mean Jimmy Carter's stock is on...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today.
Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:37 AM
"Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:08 PM
“With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting ‘Breaking Bad,’ ” Bryan Cranston said in the press release announcing his upcoming memoir. The as-yet-...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Re-upping on a stable relationship. Disney Spain has inked a multi-year movie volume deal with Atresmedia Television, one of Spain's two biggest broadcast network groups.
Titles in the pact are "The Avengers, "The Lone Ranger," "Thor: The Dark World,"...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life.
The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Thursday's edition of "Jeopardy!" found material in the Orlando Sentinel.
The game show looked back to a 2003 movie review of "Gigli," the epic stinker.
The category: "The One Who Knocks."
The answer: "The Orlando Sentinel didn't like 'Gigli': These...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Just hours before hoisting his Oscar for best picture for "Argo" in February 2013, actor-director Ben Affleck cheered on his daughter Violet as she won the Pacific Palisades spelling bee.
Geena Davis lunches at Matthew's Garden Cafe, and Dustin...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Comcast Corp. has signed a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment that will increase the number of titles offered for sale through Comcast's recently launched digital store.
The deal with Sony is noteworthy because it allows Comcast...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Jeff Robinov already has offers from Chinese financiers and other investors for more than $100 million to launch his new production company, say those familiar with the matter.
The former Warner Bros. pic chief is looking to raise a total of $200 million...