| Sep 1, 2013
These certainly are insulting times. Oprah Winfrey felt disrespected when a Swiss store clerk allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag. Floridians were offended when the Rev. Jesse Jackson said they were living in "a kind of apartheid state."...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Before Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled L.A. detective Philip Marlowe and his vivid literary prose caught the public's attention, before Billy Wilder's towering position as one of Hollywood's greatest writer-directors, there was a James M. Cain novel...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest area for $6.575 million.
The buyer is producer Lili Zanuck, widow of film producer Richard Zanuck.
Surrounded by walls and gated, the Mediterranean-style estate sits on 5 acres with...
| Jun 9, 2012
Audrey Young, 89, who was a singer-actress in the 1940s and donated $5 million to the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood to create the Billy Wilder Theater in memory of her late husband, died June 1 in Los Angeles. A cause was not given. Her death was...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
I couldn't help myself on Oscar night.
The spectacle of Hollywood congratulating itself for another year of films tilting toward the lackluster tends to nauseate me. Whenever Tinseltown's big night swings around, I reach for the remote to turn off the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Something old ("Anything Goes"), something new ("War Horse") and a lot of shows in between (most of which were inspired by movies) have been announced for the 2012-13 season at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which begins its 26th season this fall....
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Get the Scoop
N'IceCream, a new sorbet and gelato shop opening Friday at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will be offering a free scoop to customers from noon to 4 p.m.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:26 PM
ACT Test Preparation
The Newport Beach Public Library, in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, is hosting a free ACT test preparation, starting at 10 a.m. for three hours in the Friends Meeting Room in the Central Library, 2000...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Summer is the time for younger performers — teenagers and pre-teens — to stretch their theatrical muscles. Two weeks ago, South Coast Repertory's Young Conservatory Players took an impressive trip "Into the Woods" and now the Newport Theater...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:18 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Fans paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe on Sunday -- on the 50th anniversary of her death.
The movie star died of an overdose at the age of 36 in her Brentwood home.
In the decades since her death, Monroe has remained a pop culture and...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Aug 03 (TheWrap.com) - There's a moment at the end of the promo reel for "Love, Marilyn," an upcoming Marilyn Monroe documentary that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, when Uma Thurman, speaking in words that were written by Monroe, almost...