| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Though CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves said in his statement that "we knew this day was getting closer," the news of David Letterman's retirement from "The Late Show" in 2015 still took the world by surprise. Among speculation about who will take his...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Jon Hamm, floppy-haired dating-show contestant. It's not an upcoming role but rather one the "Mad Men" star already played, back in 1996.
And hoo-boy, the hair! Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle" has nothing on this guy, if you trade the '70s for the...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Academy and Grammy Award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett will be USC Annenberg School of Communication's commencement speaker at this year's ceremony.
Burnett has more than 40 years of experience in music and entertainment, having recently served...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Singers-songwriters Paul Simon and Edie Brickell had to explain themselves to a Connecticut judge Monday afternoon after they were arrested Saturday on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
Simon, 72, said that he'd gotten into a rare argument with his...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Jerry Seinfeld will continue to tool around in fancy cars, chatting with celebrities and drinking coffee for four more seasons. The digital entertainment channel Crackle announced Wednesday that the hit online series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" has...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and "Ink Master" fame has put his Hollywood loft up for sale at $899,000.
The 1,570-square-foot unit features black glass-beaded wallpaper in the entry, 15-foot ceilings, blackout curtains and views of the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Chutzpah isn't the first trait you'd associate with the elegant, patrician Ruth Draper (1884-1956), intimate of Shaw and Henry James and creator of precisely observed monodramas on the female types of her era. But to become the toast of two continents she...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Steve Martin will present the world premiere of his much buzzed about new musical "Bright Star" in September at the Old Globe in San Diego as part of the company's 2014-15 season, which was announced on Thursday.
"Bright Star," which Martin is writing...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game."
"We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:54 PM
President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood Tuesday, crediting the motion picture and television industry for being an engine of growth and a bright spot in a recovering economy.
"Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy,"...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Are men obsolete? Geneticists might argue and the folks on Fox News certainly believe it's a hot topic, but NBC, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey just triumphed at the Golden Globes, and ABC, where Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the Oscars, seem to be...
| Mar 3, 2014
NEW YORK - With only a week to catch our breath after the lengthy cavalcade of Winter Olympics coverage, this year's Oscarcast may have seemed a refreshingly snug handout of awards. After all, it lasted only slightly more than three and a half hours,...