| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Robert Rodriguez's new "Machete Kills" is the strongest example yet of the corner the filmmaker seems to have painted himself into, a sad funhouse of bad movies made in thrall of bad movies. Even the self-sufficiency of Rodriguez having his own production...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Cuba Gooding Jr. has listed his home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $11.995 million.
Set behind gates on almost an acre of grounds, the contemporary English-style house is surrounded by mature sycamore and oak trees.
Sound stately? Perhaps, but...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russell Brand — he of the off-color humor and wild-eyed visage — has bought a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.
The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Swinging one leg and the rest of his body out over thousands of Wrigley Field fans while nervous handlers in the broadcast booth gasped, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. howled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with abandon before revving up the crowd further with a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
"Flowers, but with garbage."
Has there ever been a better metaphor for the Academy Awards? Granted, that line comes from Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle" (nominated for 10 Oscars, Lawrence included), and she wasn't talking about the Academy Awards...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When the NAACP Image Awards were started in 1967 by the L.A. branch of the long-lived civil-rights org, the fight they were fighting was obvious. With quality roles for people of color scarce, and official recognition of those roles even scarcer, the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jane Alexander will star in the six-hour miniseries adaptation of "The Book of Negroes," based on the novel by Lawrence Hill.
Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin and Allan Hawco will also star in the production...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
This sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 “Machete” — a semi-retro action vehicle for Danny Trejo — came and went quickly enough last year that I somehow missed it, despite being a big fan of the original and of Trejo. (How big a fan?...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Just a suggestion ... you may not want to have a big meal before watching director Robert Rodriguez's even-more-over-the-top sequel to his graphic action ode that elevated Danny Trejo from supporting player to star as troubleshooter Machete.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Jan 18, 2014
Cuba Gooding, Jr. pulled a Kanye at the 2014 SAG Awards and bum rushed the stage at the end of the show. What did he shout into the microphone?...