| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:36 AM
If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.
The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With new content providers blooming like tomato plants in June and more new shows than anyone can reasonably watch, the television awards season offers a brutal winnowing process. Only a handful of programs that premiered this qualifying year are likely...
| Apr 20, 2014
Before her three Oscars and 18 nominations, before her Emmys, medals, honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards, even before her first New York job as an actor, Meryl Streep spent a summer at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Carla Laemmle, a dancer, actress and niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle who grew up at her uncle's studio watching movies being made, died Thursday night at her home in Los Angeles. One of the last links to Hollywood's silent film era,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:06 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Rising Star" did in the ratings.
The Skinny: I checked out ABC's new talent show "Rising Star" Sunday night. Other than the live-voting aspect (which isn't the case for those of us on the West Coast) it looks a...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:03 AM
After the coffee. Before watching hearings on the AT&T — DirecTV deal.
The Skinny: I hate that because of DVRs and video-on-demand I'm not supposed to talk about the plot twists on last night's episode of "24." I'll just say they fooled me. I...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Coming off the enthusiastic reception of the Bennett Miller-directed drama "Foxcatcher" at the Cannes Film Festival last month, Channing Tatum looks to be working toward his own version of a McConaissance.
Like Matthew McConaughey, who made the leap...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Daniel Radcliffe is slowly becoming one of Hollywood's favorite bookish actors.
On Friday, Variety reported that the 24-year-old has agreed to star in the adaptation of Dave Eggers' comic novel "You Shall Know Our Velocity," with Peter Sollett...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Longtime Lakers Spanish-language radio play-by-play announcer Fernando Gonzalez has filed a lawsuit against the team and Time Warner Cable.
As detailed by the Hollywood Reporter, Gonzalez is suing the team and the network for discrimination and...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Attention, “Star Trek” fans: Capt. James T. Kirk is coming in for a landing … in Las Vegas.
William Shatner’s one-man show, “Shatner’s World,” will play June 19-21 at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:07 AM
El canadiense David Cronenberg presentó en Cannes el domingo una cinta sobre un Hollywood infectado por el sexo prohibido, apuñalamientos por la espalda y varios fantasmas, mientras que Tommy Lee Jones dio un giro al western tradicional en una peligrosa...