| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The Newport-Mesa will become a movie industry magnet this week as more than 400 films from 50 nations land here for the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.
Eighteen of those films will be having their world premiere.
Festival organizers hope...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Turn up the "klezmer" — that's Yiddish for music — the opening night of the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival is going to be quite the shindig.
"Jewtopia," staring Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore and Jennifer Love Hewitt, kicks off the 13th year...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:44 AM
The Art of Getting By is the movie you should let go by.
Emma Roberts (the adorable niece of Julia Roberts) just did this movie earlier this year. It was called It’s a Kind of Funny Story.
Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) stars...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jul 26, 2011
Actress Zuzanna Szadkowski, who plays Dorota on "Gossip Girl," joins the cast of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" this month through August 7.
Written by Nora Ephron (Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally) and sister Delia Ephron, "Love, Loss, And What...
| Apr 5, 2009
Los Angeles was painted Valentino red on Wednesday night when the legendary Italian fashion designer was feted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The museum's Costume Council screened the West Coast premiere of Matt Tyrnauer's documentary...
| Feb 13, 2009
Only Hollywood could make a cause of celebrating causes during the season of its self-congratulations -- or as the industry likes to call it, the run-up to the Oscars.
This year's award season, with all its spinoff charity events, has been particularly...
| Sep 4, 2008
As ethnic stereotypes go, it's not such a bad one: More than 50 years later, Anthony Quinn's portrayal of earthy, irrepressible Alexis Zorba, a.k.a. Zorba the Greek, remains a revered embodiment of the Greek lust for life. And each year, the organizers of...
| Jan 4, 2009
Wardrobe wizards Joe Lupo and Jesse Garza founded the New York-based luxury lifestyle consulting company Visual Therapy 14 years ago. Lupo was in finance and Garza was the creative director of the famed Chicago boutique Ultimo. After moving to New York,...
| Jan 7, 2009
The perfectly shaped point break at Malibu's Surfrider Beach lures wave riders from around the world.
But the chronically polluted water has given countless swimmers and surfers queasy stomachs, eye infections and nasty rashes.
Long under orders...
| Nov 10, 2008
| 10:27 AM
Director Baz Luhrmann ("Australia,"' "Moulin Rouge," "Romeo & Juliet"), producer Mark Gordon and Steven Seidel, director of Harvard University's Project Zero, are being honored by the arts educational organization Shakespeare Festival/LA.
The three men...
| Apr 15, 2008
A big, fat 'Greek' lawsuit
A lawsuit brought by Nia Vardalos regarding profits for the movie she wrote and starred in, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," was referred Monday to mediation.
Vardalos and her co-producers, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson,...