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  • From empty nest to new tests

    From empty nest to new tests
    Beginning today, Chris Erskine returns to the home front, with musings on love, life and the bittersweet joys of children moving back home. Remember dropping your first kid off at college? It was like a knife wound, right? Never thought you'd recover,...
  • Cost of Obama visit under scrutiny

    Cost of Obama visit under scrutiny
    President Barack Obama’s visit to DreamWorks Animation last month cost the city about $61,000 and at least one City Council member thinks that Glendale shouldn’t be the only one footing the bill for the increased security. When Obama came...
  • Awards Season Defined by the Sweet Smell of Excess

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," the last major Oscar hopeful to be screened for the media, is an appropriate capper, because the tragicomic film is about excess -- and everything about this year's awards season has been excessive: the...
  • Artful gift ideas: Pettibon pajamas, Barbara Kruger stamps and more

    Artful gift ideas: Pettibon pajamas, Barbara Kruger stamps and more
    Our in-box becomes clogged with invites to arty holiday events this time of year. So in the spirit of spreading the word -- not to mention opening up some space on our hard drive -- here are a few worthy stops to make (starting Thursday night) on the...
  • Steve Martin bringing Lawren Harris exhibition to Hammer Museum

    Steve Martin bringing Lawren Harris exhibition to Hammer Museum
    Actor, musician and avid art collector Steve Martin will co-curate an exhibition of work by the late Canadian artist Lawren Harris that will debut at the Hammer Museum at UCLA in fall 2015. A spokeswoman for the Hammer said that the exhibition "is in...
  • 'Monsters University' director Dan Scanlon, an animated Everyman

     'Monsters University' director Dan Scanlon, an animated Everyman
      Dan Scanlon, 37, joined Pixar in 2001, working as a story artist on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3," and he co-directed the 2006 short film "Mater and the Ghost Light." He made his feature directorial debut this year with "Monsters University," which...
  • Stars turn out to meet the 'Llewyn Davis' folkers

    Stars turn out to meet the 'Llewyn Davis' folkers
    Although Wednesday night's celebration of music from the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" lacked the onstage star power of a New York Film Festival-pegged benefit event (no Patti Smith, Jack White, Marcus Mumford or Joan Baez), it...
  • M-Go Tests Title-Specific Movie Gift Cards in Grocery Stores

    M-Go is aiming to recreate the experience of giving physical DVDs as gifts in the digital era -- arguing that it's more personal to bestow, say, "Smurfs 2" on that special someone than a generic prepaid card. The company, the digital video venture of...
  • Bruce Dern to George Clooney: Q&A Blitz Helps Carry This Year's Oscar Onslaught

    Wherever you go in town this time of year you're likely to run into a filmmaker. Or an actor. Or at least a producer. It's not that normally inaccessible movie stars are suddenly becoming pedestrian friendly. It's just that in this corridor of time known...
  • Obama visits DreamWorks, calls Hollywood a 'bright spot' of economy

     Obama visits DreamWorks, calls Hollywood a 'bright spot' of economy
    President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood on Tuesday, calling the motion picture and television industry an engine of growth and a beacon in a recovering economy. "Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy," Obama told a...
  • Wednesday's Highlights: 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' on KTLA

    Wednesday's Highlights: 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The X Factor In this performance...
  • Obama Talks Gun Violence at DreamWorks Animation

    Speaking to several hundred DreamWorks employees on Tuesday, President Obama touted the entertainment industry as a "bright spot" in the American economy, but also said showbiz had a responsibility on such issues as gun violence. "We have got to make...