| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Last year, Baltimore court officials sent a quarter-million summonses to potential jurors, culled from driver's license and voting records, knowing that only a fraction — about 27 percent — of those called would show up.
The city has tried...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are trying again to cast off their villa in Pacific Palisades – this time at a reduced price of $4.999 million. They listed it last year at $5.225 million but took it off the market at the holidays.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
In 2006, when Rob Reiner was shooting "The Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, he got the idea for another project -- a feature dealing with people falling in love later in life.
Eight years later, Reiner's "And So It Goes" is up for...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
By Sunday evening, we'll know who has won at this year's Emmys, putting a merciful end to all the guessing and prognostication. But here are some thoughts regarding who should win.
Choosing who deserves an Emmy is, of course, a tad more complicated...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:15 PM
"In a World…" Sitting on a page staring at you, the words feel flat.
Now imagine, if you will, one of those deep baritone voices pouring drama and jeopardy into each syllable, rich tones that resonate to the very marrow.
Now pull back and see...
| Aug 13, 2013
The highlight of a lot of mediocre movies ("Over Her Dead Body," "What Happens in Vegas," "It's Complicated," "No Strings Attached"), Lake Bell finally gets the starring role she deserves in "In A World ..."
Considering how few leading parts for women...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:21 PM
After playing widely on this year's festival circuit, the film "In a World..." begins its rollout to theaters today, opening in New York and Los Angeles.
The movie is the feature debut as writer and director for actress Lake Bell, best known for...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
CANNES, France — At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Alec Baldwin and director James Toback were pitching their idea for an Iraq-set love story to financier and sales agent Avi Lerner. Lerner waved them aside, saying he could make the duo's movie...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Also the film's writer, Zoe Kazan ("It's Complicated") cleverly designs fitting characters for herself and her real-life beau Paul Dano to play in this engaging comedy-fantasy.
After also working with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris on...
| Jun 3, 2010
So maybe you're stayin' up nights worrying that you and your poor excuse for a garden are the laughing stock of the street.
Maybe the garden club is coming for tea, and wicked winds did in your prize-winning petunias.
Or, egad, even worse: Maybe your...
| May 6, 2010
2300 Panorama Drive: Someone stole a box of floor tiles from an open garage that was under construction between May 1 and 2. The loss was estimated at $1,400.
1900 block of Foothill Boulevard: A man parked his Nissan Altima in the Jo-...