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  • Lily Tomlin Busts Guts, Flaunts 'Impoverished Ego' at GLSEN Awards

    Not to be bogged down by a teleprompter, actress-comedian Lily Tomlin had the crowd of the 9th annual GLSEN Respect Awards rolling as she presented the lifetime achievement kudo to her friend and colleague Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on Oct. 18. Tomlin,...
  • 'Walking Dead' Actor Joins James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up'

    "Walking Dead" and "Low Winter Sun" thesp Lennie James has joined the ensemble of the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman. Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are also on board with Tate Taylor directing. Pic follows Brown's rise...
  • How ad industry's youth obsession is wrecking the TV business

    How ad industry's youth obsession is wrecking the TV business
    "Why does the TV business hate people over 50?" That's one of the most common questions I get asked by viewers. This is not an idle query. The TV industry, like much of corporate America, chases youth. That pursuit has a major impact on programming....
  • Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on

    Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on
    TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
  • Film Review: 'Paradise'

    It must be exhausting trying to keep one's worldview set to "scathing" at all times, but Diablo Cody doesn't waver from her snappy-sarcastic approach in her predictably hipper-than-thou directorial debut, "Paradise," about a small-town church girl who...
  • Hugh Jackman performs at benefit for film and TV charity

    Hugh Jackman performs at benefit for film and TV charity
    Actor Hugh Jackman brought his one-man stage show to Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Saturday in a benefit and live auction that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The "X-Men" star performed his critically acclaimed one-man...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 This new episode recall...
  • How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'

    How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'
    When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood. “People were really curious about why I didn’t drink,” she recalled,...
  • Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy

     
    Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy — A preview of the new comedy TV series coming in the fall 2013 season. (All times Eastern/Pacific) The Michael J. Fox Show NBC Premieres: Sept. 26 at 9pm Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm Who’s In It? Michael J. Fox,...
  • 'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?

    'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will be the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend after taking in about $9 million in ticket sales last night. That puts the historical drama on track for a $27-million weekend, significantly more than The Weinstein Company'...
  • 2013 Fall movie preview

    2013 Fall movie preview
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
  • New York Fashion Week spring 2014: Tadashi Shoji

    Much of L.A. based designer Tadashi Shoji’s $50-million empire is devoted to cocktail dresses and evening gowns for real -- albeit glamorous -- people, garments that range in price from about $200 to $500. His collection is sold in stores such as...