| Apr 21, 2009
In nightclubs and strip joints across the country, the song of the moment is Jamie Foxx's "Blame It (On the Alcohol)," a leering tale of bad boys, well, behaving badly. The hit certainly inspired a few smirks in Hollywood, where Foxx has become a...
| Jan 23, 2009
David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of Ray Charles' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75.
Newman died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y.,...
| Nov 12, 2008
" The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Aug 25, 2009
You've seen him cry in front of the world while accepting an Oscar.
You've seen him climb to the top of the Billboard charts with his popular hip-hop singles, including his current hit "Blame It."
You've seen him dominate the TV screen with In Living...
| Aug 27, 2009
Just two days shy of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, singer Jamie Foxx brought some music and laughter to New Orleans with his "Blame It" tour. Foxx is no stranger to New Orleans. He spent several months here in 2003 for the making of " Ray,"...
| Feb 27, 2009
In a two-night event at separate venues, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, REDCAT and the Los Angeles Filmforum present two programs of the film work of artist Bruce Conner, who passed away in 2008 at 74. This is an increasingly rare opportunity to...
| Mar 15, 2009
Louis Prima and Keely Smith are struggling to save a marriage. If their relationship goes down in flames, so too might their lucrative lounge act. They have joined forces to become a Las Vegas sensation, but the emotions they tunefully profess in front of...
| Mar 24, 1985
Early in "the session," the 45 artists began singing the chorus:
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So, let's start giving.
. . . And to their horror, many of the men discovered that the key was far too...