| 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...
| 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 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 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
What can we expect when the "Pope of Trash" meets the "King of Kitsch"?
John Waters, iconoclastic filmmaker, actor, artist and, yes, Pope of Trash, takes the stage at downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Monday night to interview contemporary artist...
| 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.
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As irresponsible as it may be to encourage drinking at this time of year, you are more likely to enjoy “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre if you toss back a few Tiny Tim-tinis or Scroogedrivers at the lobby...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:24 PM
NBC's announcement Tuesday that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the next two Golden Globe telecasts doesn't just promise happy viewers and high ratings, it marks the end of a local rags-to-riches story: the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., like the...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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&...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday morning, according to the New York Police Department. The 46-year-old Hoffman, an Oscar winning actor, is survived by three children. Hollywood has been rocked by the news of his...