| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
By Steve Martin's estimation, it's been "a hundred years" since he last attended the televised Grammy Awards, set to air Sunday night on CBS. But the actor (and longtime banjo player) has shown up more recently for the daytime ceremony in which Grammys...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77.
According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Spike Jonze's idiosyncratic risk-taking has been rewarded with broad acclaim throughout his career, including two Directors Guild of America nods and four Oscar nominations (three this year alone for "Her"). Still, he's not immune to doubt.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about. In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a number of them – namely, the cast of “Hair&...
| Nov 10, 2013
These are my Top 5 Most Difficult Jobs: 5. Middle-school teacher; 4. Rahm Emanuel's relaxation consultant; 3. President of the United States; 2. Donald Trump's barber; 1. Comedian.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:00 AM
So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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...