| May 7, 2013
| 12:37 PM
When Christopher McQuarrie's "Jack Reacher" came out late last year, most critics — myself included — wondered whether the many diehard fans of Lee Child's novels would be appalled by the casting of Tom Cruise, who is physically almost the...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
CAA made a lot of money off of a single deal late last year, but it wasn’t from landing one of its stars a big role or packaging the next film franchise.
Instead, the agency sold jeans — $300 million worth of them — when it unloaded its stake in...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Bolting WME before another round of post-merger layoffs hit in January 2010, film lit agents Bryan Besser, Adam Levine and Bill Weinstein left with plans to launch their own boutique agency. Naturally, they faced a number of obstacles, not the least of...
| May 13, 2013
Capt. Kirk and his first officer, Spock, probably wouldn’t belt out Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” aboard the starship Enterprise.
Yet Zachary Quinto, who returns as Spock in the exciting sci-fi/action sequel “Star...
| May 12, 2013
There are few designers working today who have had as big an influence on fashion as Giorgio Armani.
Founding his company in Milan in 1975, he modernized the suit, giving it a relaxed, soft silhouette, and created a daytime uniform of power and...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"The TomKat Project," a satiric comedy by Brandon Ogborn that runs through May 29 at the Playground Theater, has been accepted to play at the New York International Fringe Festival in August.
"TomKat" is an examination of pop culture through the lens of...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In early April, while making the promotional rounds for "Oblivion," Morgan Freeman made an appearance on the “Ask Me Anything” section of the popular social news and entertainment website Reddit.
For those unfamiliar with “Ask Me...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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Since opening at Sundance this year, this sci-fi-inflected indie drama has been described as "baffling," but even though it's a complicated film, its basics aren't that...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:00 PM
CULVER CITY, Calif. — It's 4:30 p.m. on a warm November Monday in a nondescript building in Culver City. Trey Parker is pacing around the writers room at the so-called South Park Studios — which, once you're inside, feels like a cross...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"Rock of Ages," adapted from the stage musical of the same name, is set amid the 1980s rock scene on the Sunset Strip — but it's also, to put it in contemporary terms, something of a mash-up, sampling songs from the era (by Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar,...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:37 AM
In this week's box office video report, Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Amy Kaufman talks about the failure of Tom Cruise's "Rock of Ages" and Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy."...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"I'm enjoying every second with Suri that I have. And I'm enjoying the relationship with my older kids," the "Rock of Ages" star says....