| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:41 PM
"Homeland" played the role of spoiler Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking prizes that seemed reserved for the likes of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad."
Showtime's espionage thriller was named best drama, blocking the chance for AMC's "Mad Men"...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Here's something you don't often hear: “Did you see that new book trailer?” In fact, I never hear those words at all, let alone utter them myself. Which is odd. I am an ardent reader. Large portions of my day are spent online, scanning Twitter...
| Aug 14, 2011
Every once in a while, a fire truck will pass by Rudolph Giuliani's window, and the former New York mayor will flash back to that dreadful day when he had to drop everything and rush to ground zero. "It's just hard to hear it and not react," he said in an...
| Jul 25, 2011
"Captain America: The First Avenger" outmuscled its competition at the box office this weekend, including Harry Potter, and had the most forceful opening of any big-budget superhero movie released this summer.
The 3-D film, which stars Chris Evans as a...
| Nov 7, 2010
30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave.
1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
| Dec 19, 2010
There's no better proving ground for testing a friendship than by starting a restaurant and movie studio together from scratch. At least, that's what Steven Spielberg said before he presented the Ambassadors of Humanity award to his friend and business...
| Feb 3, 2011
For those curious about what it's like to watch a Chinese-language remake of "What Women Want," it's mostly like watching the 2000 Nancy Meyers film "What Women Want." In Chinese. Just different enough, it has neither the obsessional pull of Gus Van Sant'...
| Dec 31, 2011
Month after month, the financial forecasts for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum seemed as sunny as could be.
General Manager Patrick Lynch would tell his bosses on the Coliseum Commission that the box office from rave concerts was brisk and a...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 12:06 PM
As Newt Gingrich was holding a news conference in Las Vegas on Saturday night to discuss the way forward for his campaign after another Mitt Romney victory, an alternate reality was playing out on the eighth-floor stage of "Saturday Night Live," a...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 9:32 PM
A company that acts as a middle man between content companies and Internet service providers is accusing Comcast Corp., the nation's largest broadband provider, of anti-competitive behavior. Level 3 Communications Inc., a Colorado-based provider of fiber-...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson, the director of "Magnolia" and "There Will Be Blood," may direct an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, "Inherent Vice," New York magazine reports. The book features a stoned private detective in a Southern California beach...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:33 PM
With the sale of Miramax Films finally completed, the future of the pioneering independent studio will be a test of one of Hollywood’s newest sources of money: Colony Capital. Since the 19-year-old Santa Monica investment firm in late June joined......