| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Pledge-break messages tend to be something that public television and radio audiences tolerate rather than welcome, but Steve Martin is riding to the rescue with a witty clip he shot for PBS stations to air during fundraising campaigns starting next...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Even when The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band first started in 1967, it seemed to have an old soul and an educational heart. John McEuen at McCoole's Arts & Events Place So it should have been no surprise that band multi-instrumentalist......
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The opening of the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles may have been pushed back to 2015, but its art-focused lecture series, “The Un-Private Collection,” is proceeding full steam ahead.
The series, which pairs contemporary artists from the...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 9:39 PM
NEW YORK -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Comedian/actor Dan Whitney, who has made a career of playing a comical, blue-collar red-neck named Larry The Cable Guy, says his role in Tyler Perry’s new movie “A Medea Christmas,” which ranked third last week with $16 million in...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
No one came to blows, suffered a heart attack or stormed out of the room: In other words, it was an unusually mellow year at the National Society of Film Critics' annual voting meeting, where the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" rebounded from its WGA...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Amy Poehler landed a joke about slavery, Bono paid moving tribute to Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio launched the term "Philomania," and Jacqueline Bisset, well, one doesn't like to conjecture but, in the end, she did leave the stage under her own...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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,...
| Jan 24, 2014
An agent once asked actress Didi Conn, "Do you really talk that way?"
It was a voice that sounded like a Brooklyn pixie and the young woman fresh from American Musical Dramatic Academy landed a root beer commercial, one of scores she made over the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rihanna will create a concept album based on DreamWorks Animation's toon "Home," out in theaters in November. She will also perform new songs in the film.
DWA chief Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the news during the company's fourth quarter and full 2013...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Rihanna will not only star in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film “Home” but will also provide the film's music.
The pop star is working on a concept album inspired by the upcoming film, according to Variety.
The 3D film is based...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Welcome to the 2014 edition of brunch time at the Grammy Awards.
The big concert extravaganza at Staples Center isn't for a few hours yet (5 p.m. Pacific time and tape-delayed until 8 p.m. for the West Coast), but the bulk of the Grammys will be awarded...