| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was alone among the state’s Democrats Wednesday when he voted against Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to gut the state’s 400-plus redevelopment agencies. But after a meeting with the...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 8:34 AM
In today's TV world, the most popular crime dramas have an extraordinarily high body count, racking up one or more victims an episode and then starting over the following week with more casualties and a new investigation.
Starting with a two-hour...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:03 PM
Let’s call “The Killing” deliberate, not slow, so as to not scare away viewers accustomed to the murder-of-the-week style of most criminal procedurals.
“CSI” this is not. It’s so much better.
“I just thought...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Jeanne Tripplehorn has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most dynamic female performers with her taste for challenging roles in film, television and theater. She recently portrayed Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the critically-acclaimed...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:43 PM
The women are young, middle-aged, black, white, a lawyer and a stripper. Breast cancer knows no boundaries, and that comes across in the stories told in Lifetime's compelling "Five," airing Monday, Oct. 10. Five women, at different stages in life and with...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Bill and Barb are pooped.
Just days before wrapping the fifth and final season of HBO's critically acclaimed drama "Big Love," which begins new episodes on Sunday, Jan. 16, series stars Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn freely admit that their demanding...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:00 AM
ABC on Tuesday announced its 2011-12 prime time schedule that includes 13 new shows, seven of which will premiere this fall. Among the new entries is "Pan Am," adrama about pilots and flight attendants set in the 1960s (everyone seems to be creating their...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 6:20 AM
"Modern Family" earned six nominations for the first Critics' Choice Television Awards. The ABC comedy led with the most nominations; "Mad Men" earned five, while "Boardwalk Empire" and "30 Rock" had four each.
The awards are given by the Broadcast...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Comcast announced today its Xfinity TV service app now lets customers stream to the iPad On Demand TV programs, such as True Blood, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire and other premium channel hits.
This new feature is available as part of an updated version of...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:37 AM
It was another good morning at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
The network's flagship drama "Mad Men" stayed an award darling, racking up an impressive 19 Primetime Emmy nominations. Leading the way were stars Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss, both nominated in...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The Newport-Mesa will become a movie industry magnet this week as more than 400 films from 50 nations land here for the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.
Eighteen of those films will be having their world premiere.
Festival organizers hope...
| Apr 22, 2012
The Angry Buddhist
Europa Editions: 400 pp., $16 paper
Seth Greenland's "The Angry Buddhist" begins with two sexy American women getting matching tattoos in Puerto Vallarta — and then it swiftly jumps forward into the...