| Sep 9, 2012
NEW YORK — Reality show stars-turned designers! Olympians fresh from performing feats of strength at the Summer Games! Peacockish bloggers taking pictures and typing on smartphones while walking on death-defying stilettos!
There is all that 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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:18 AM
Deftones bassist injured in car crash
Chi Cheng, 42, the bassist for the Grammy-winning rock band the Deftones, died Saturday at a Sacramento hospital from injuries he suffered in an automobile crash more than four years ago.
| Aug 21, 2012
Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73.
McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Anyone walking in off the street just to see General Zod up close is likely to be bemused and perhaps confounded by Sam Shepard's "Simpatico," a bizarre and byzantine drama even by Shepardian standards.
But for anyone who has watched Michael Shannon and...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:00 PM
After an 18-week sold-out run at the Playground Theater, one of the funniest shows of the year is headed to the New York International Fringe Festival next month. A biting, thought-provoking satire of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Scientology and our...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:17 AM
"The Tomkat Project" has announced an extension through May 29, and could go further.
The comedy about the three-way relationship between Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Scientology has been selling out houses every Wednesday at the the Playground Theater,...
| May 27, 2013
In Oliver Stone's "Born of the Fourth of July," the 1989 movie that earned Tom Cruise his first Academy Award nomination, there's a potent tableau set during an Independence Day parade in Massapequa, N.Y., wherein shell-shocked veterans of the war in...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
British publisher Transworld has canceled its plans to publish "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright. The book will be published in the U.S. by Knopf on Jan. 17.
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:53 PM
So who's more in tune with the times? Boozy Martha, Katie Holmes or Little Orphan Annie?
Passive aggression, defiant independence and sunny optimism all are offered as part of the fall season on Broadway, where "Annie" gets her first Broadway revival at...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:59 PM
With films like “Top Gun” and “Man on Fire,” Tony Scott made spectacle movies about men who live by a code and face death on their own terms -- spies and crime lords, race car drivers and fighter pilots. Recently, the director-...