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  • Why '12 Years a Slave' Is the Most Satisfying Oscar Winner in Years

    PETER DEBRUGE: All is right with the universe. Not sure I felt this way going in, but as it turns out, the Oscar race was all about race. As Ellen DeGeneres joked at the top of the telecast, "Possibility No. 1: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture....
  • Lion King show to return in June at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Lion King show to return in June at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    The Festival of the Lion King show will return to Disney's Animal Kingdom in June, along with the debut of Harambe Nights, the park's first-ever ticketed special event. The show, which was put on hiatus on Jan. 5, is relocating into the land of Africa...
  • Jennifer Lopez: Where I am now, 'there are no rules' for love

    Jennifer Lopez: Where I am now, 'there are no rules' for love
    Jennifer Lopez is still proudly boasting about her moniker "Jenny from the Block." As the InStyle magazine cover girl for April, the "American Idol" judge defended her title, insisting that's who she really is. "It's funny when people say 'Jenny...
  • Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation

     Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation
    Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test. These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets. I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
  • My 10 favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman performances

    My 10 favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman performances
    Philip Seymour Hoffman was always one of my favorites. It always seemed to me that he didn't make bad movies, and I've always attributed that to a belief that Hoffman's talent elevated everyone around him. Like a lot of appreciators of film, upon...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman: Pals for life after 'Prisoners'

     Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman: Pals for life after 'Prisoners'
    NEW YORK — The twisty, suspenseful "Prisoners" is full of thrills, but none more enduring than the way stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal ignite against one another. This particular feat of casting leaves audiences wondering why it hasn't...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development
    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Hailee Steinfeld: Emma Stone introduced her to pal Taylor Swift

    Hailee Steinfeld and Taylor Swift are besties? Apparently! And it turns out "The Amazing Spider-Man" star Emma Stone introduced them.  "We met, oh my gosh, like three years ago through our mutual friend Emma Stone," Steinfeld told E! on Wednesday at the...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES How I Met Your Mother Ted (Josh...
  • Hollywood's New Leaders: 10 Assistants to Watch

    1. Trevor Burkins, 26 Communications coordinator, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group Previously an NBC page, with stints at "SNL" and assignments at NBC News and NBC Entertainment, Burkins got his start with Oprah Winfrey, pitching segment ideas;...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Styled to Rock' on Bravo

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Styled to Rock' on Bravo
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Carrie Diaries Lindsey Gort joins...
  • Film Review: 'Ender's Game'

    An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't...