| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Good is not great enough.
Just ask Bruce Weber.
Weber couldn't sustain greatness at Illinois. He reached it, lost it, tried for it, prayed for it, approached it but couldn't sustain it. Something always was missing. So athletic director Mike Thomas,...
| Sep 9, 2011
"Shaolin," with its feuding warlords and fighting monks in '20s era China, is a sprawling popcorn blast of action kept spinning with crazy cool kung fu, tons of fake spurting blood (I think everyone had a packet clinched in their teeth) and slacker...
| Nov 17, 2011
For Leonardo DiCaprio, any story worth telling starts with a question.
"Why?" the actor said, banging his fist on a table. "His personal life, his tactics, what drove him, what were his motives? What the hell did he really want?"
The man instigating...
| Jun 6, 2012
Imagine the story of the Nativity recast as a Hollywood blockbuster — a sword-and-sandals epic loaded with expensive computer-generated effects, a disfigured, lecherous villain and enough hacked-off limbs, severed heads and stomach-turning...
| Aug 26, 2010
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 5:54 PM
A scheduled Friars Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino, scheduled for Friday in Manhattan, has been postponed due to the death of his long-time editor Sally Menke.
PIX 11 News has learned the Friar's Club has postponed the roast at the request of the honoree...
| Jul 11, 2012
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly lined up the florist and caterers for a summer wedding in New Orleans.
Tourism experts say it's a ceremony that will again put the city on the global stage.
It's one of the most anticipated unions of the...
| Sep 29, 2010
Sally Menke, director Quentin Tarantino's longtime editor on films such as " Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown" and the two-volume "Kill Bill," was found dead early Tuesday morning by searchers in Bronson Canyon after she went hiking with her dog in the severe...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 6:18 AM
Quentin Tarantino. Leonardo DiCaprio. Working together.
How can we lose?
The Hollywood Reporter, among others, is reporting that DiCaprio is in talks to play one of the lead villains in Tarantino's spaghetti western project "Django Unchained"........
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:21 PM
It's the next best thing to a Tarantino Christmas flick.
The Weinstein Company has announced a release date for the upcoming "Django Unchained," director Quentin Tarantino's much-discussed spaghetti western. The movie will open in theaters on December...
| Oct 21, 2010
It's a story so revolting and so legendary that it has achieved near mythical status. One night in the 1960s, during a particularly heavy bout of drinking, Jim Morrison stood up and urinated on the long wooden bar at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood....