| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The voice. If you heard it once, you never forgot. So distinctive was its smoky, sexual growl, you could pick it out of a lineup.
Its owner, Lauren Bacall, wrapped it around words, controlling them, making them slightly dangerous, making them do her...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Starz has given a 13-episode order to an anthology series from Steven Soderbergh and producer Philip Fleishman that is inspired by the helmer's 2009 feature "The Girlfriend Experience."
"The Girlfriend Experience" will delve into the world of high-end...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Queen Elizabeth II's reign over England has been a walk in the park compared to past rulers or the fictional would-be rulers of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. So it makes sense that on her visit to the "Game of Thrones" set Tuesday, she declined to sit...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Director and screenwriter Dean DeBlois has thoughtfully entertained our children with animated adventures. Among his credits are the Disney hits "Mulan" and "Lilo & Stitch." But his contribution to "How to Train Your Dragon" for DreamWorks in 2010 took...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Megan Gaynes noticed the horse when she pulled up to the auction in Mira Loma. He was standing in a pen, his head down, his right hind leg swollen.
Gaynes, who runs a horse-rescue organization, feared the gelding was in such bad shape that he might hurt...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 3:17 PM
If all famous lives come down in the end to the lead sentence in an obituary, James Garner was put on Earth to play Jim Rockford, the life-sized private eye hero of "The Rockford Files." There was more to it, of course, before and after, on big screen and...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves.
It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Jerry Vale, a smooth-voiced singer who reached the top of the pop charts in the 1950s and '60s with his interpretations of romantic ballads, died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert. He was 83.
Vale's attorney, Harold J. Levy, confirmed his death after...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:50 AM
"Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin is helping charity in a creative way.
He wants to support the Wolf Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot.
To do so, he has offered donors the chance to name a male character and a female character in the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"Game of Thrones" ended its breakout season with a final smash on Sunday.
HBO's blood-drenched fantasy rounded up 7.1 million total viewers for its Season 4 finale at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was a 32% climb from the third-season ender a...