| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The iconoclastic movie star Bill Murray is always on the guest list for events celebrating anniversaries and the like at The Second City. But the famously unpredictable actor invariably does not show up. On Monday night, though, there was Murray on Navy...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Miami Marlins' President David Samson is taking a swing at acting.
"I've been acting for 40 years," says Samson, laughing. "I've always liked it. I've always studied it."
But this time it's a role outside of Major League Baseball. Samson will portray...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:29 AM
Think Ground Hog Day the movie with Bill Murray when it comes to our weather for a while, each day a repeat of the day before. Essentially no change in our weather pattern's expected for the next 7 to 10 days so August will finish on a hot note here in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Wednesday was a big anniversary - one year since the day Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. The president is marking the occasion by, among other things, sitting for an exclusive interview with Brian Williams in the White House Situation Room,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:01 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The San Diego Yacht Club team of skipper A.J. Reiter, Storm Brown (middle) and David Larson (bow) has no qualms about being the Cinderella story of the 47th Governor's Cup.
"We're having a lot of fun with it actually," Reiter...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Journalist and best-selling author Jonathan Alter is adding TV political satire to a portfolio that until now has been heavily weighted toward real politics.
Alter is executive producer of "Alpha House," an online television series that will run on...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Director James Ponsoldt was 16 when he first saw Lloyd Dobler stand on Diane Court's front lawn and declare his love for the blue-eyed beauty who was both out of his class and out of his league. With the help of Peter Gabriel's lyrics and John Cusack's...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:56 PM
It seemed like the only thing reporters wanted to ask Stephen Merchant about Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour was what it's like to be so tall.
The executive producer, director and star of HBO's new comedy series "Hello Ladies" is 6-...
| Jun 8, 2013
I am Bill Murray in "Caddyshack."
Check that. I am George C. Scott in "Patton."
I am fighting a war. I am battling moles, probably an entire army of moles. And these aren't just garden variety moles, no, these are highly-trained, black-ops, SEAL Team...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The "Hangover" movies, even the third one no one defends, barely qualify as comedies in the traditional sense. They're more like grimy action pictures with a joke or two tossed in to avoid the charge of false labeling. Their ugliness of spirit compounds a...