| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:49 PM
On Wednesday evening musician/actor Justin Timberlake tossed off a mysterious tweet that said, simply, “Thursday, January 10th, 9:01 am PST.” With that little message, the online world erupted: Has the one-time N' Sync member, absent from...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In 2011, Nick Bilton of The New York Times asked Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Steve Jobs, an interesting question: "Did he try to control what you wrote in the book?"
"I anticipated that," Isaacson replied. "But he didn't. He kept surprising me by...
| Oct 14, 2012
When Eugene, Ore.-based Will Leather Goods opened the doors of its first flagship store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in late September, 60-year-old founder and Chief Executive Bill Adler found himself barely a belt buckle's toss from the Venice Beach...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A couple of news reports about two Disney films bubbled up from the ocean depths today. And both involved characters named Nemo.
First, an online report at the Washington Post’s website today announced that Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her voice...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:50 PM
What do Hannah Arendt, Sandra Bullock, Mary McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy have in common?
More than you might imagine.
For starters, they're all in critically acclaimed summer films.
OK, so it's the characters of German Jewish political theorist...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:17 AM
“The Lone Ranger,” the Johnny Depp movie that sent reporters scurrying for euphemisms and filmgoers scurrying into other theaters over the holiday weekend, touched off a particularly rousing round of Monday-morning quarterbacking. Should...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:30 PM
With films such as"Unstoppable"and "Man on Fire," Tony Scott told adrenaline-filled stories about fearless men — spies and cops, race car drivers and fighter pilots — who live by a code and face death on their own terms.
He filled his...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral.
Typically interviews that are done during a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK CITY — Sofia Coppola could have easily gone the studio route in choosing a distributor for her new movie, "The Bling Ring." Instead she chose the upstart company that set loose the viral image of James Franco as a resplendently thugged-...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Tonys live...
8:22 p.m.: "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical, bringing its awards haul to six, the most of any production at the 67th annual Tony Awards. The musical, based on the 2005 British movie about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Billionaire Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder and early Facebook employee, has agreed to pay a $2.5-million penalty for the unpermitted development of an elaborate wedding stage in a coastal redwood forest.
Parker married singer-songwriter Alexandra...
| Feb 7, 2013
A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain.
In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....