| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
No skyscrapers blow up, no cities are leveled, and while the White House and a football stadium suffer some serious structural damage, the wholesale destruction of human civilization is kept to a refreshing minimum in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" --...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife have separated, according to several reports out Wednesday.
The Academy Award-winner, 46, and Sara Kapfer have been married for 20 years, People, TMZ and Us Weekly said, with Kapfer filing for legal separation in Los...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Cuba Gooding Jr. has sold his house in Pacific Palisades for $9,828,300. Yes, yes, someone showed him the money, to borrow his line from “Jerry Maguire.”
The nearly one acre of grounds is set up for family fun. A sunken trampoline -- think...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Blake Griffin is moving up and down the court in playoff action as the L.A. Clippers' power forward, but earlier in the season he was making another sort of move: buying a newly built home in Pacific Palisades for $9 million.
The Cape Cod-inspired...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Fox Broadcasting is overhauling much of its prime-time lineup after a disappointing season.
The network, which endured steep declines in overall viewers and in the coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic, said it will premiere 12 new shows next season....
| May 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Metropolitan Filmexport, France's independent distribution leader owned by brothers Samuel and Victor Hadida, has not just survived; it has steadfastly thrived for the past 35 years.
Thanks to the Hadida brothers' deep-rooted ties to Hollywood's power...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:06 AM
When Washington Post writer Wil Haygood met the late Eugene Allen in 2008, his intent was to write a feature story tied to the country's election of its first black president, then-senator Barack Obama. The result was his feature story "A Butler Well...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Most heads of a television network feel the duties and responsibilities of running such an enterprise can be all-consuming.
Oprah Winfrey, who is the chief executive of OWN, doesn't believe that.
With OWN on relatively steady footing after a shaky...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:40 PM
"Lee Daniels 'The Butler," "12 Years A Slave" and the ABC drama "Scandal" were among the top nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature.
Both films were nominated...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The Screen Actors Guild has announced a star-studded lineup of presenters for the 20th annual SAG Awards, including Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Matt Damon.
Also on the list are Ben Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jennifer Garner,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:23 PM
One thing has become clear when your name is Oprah Winfrey: You can do whatever you want, no matter how bewildering it is.
Reports that the former talk show host, who is the founder and head of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, may be headed for...