| Jan 30, 2009
| 4:35 PM
Johnny Carson hosted the Academy Awards five times starting in 1979. Heres how he opened his first awards show:
Welcome to two hours of sparkling entertainment spread out over a four-hour show.
A lot has changed since Johnny did the Oscars. Back...
| Aug 8, 2008
Bernie Brillstein, the Hollywood power broker who helped produce shows like "The Sopranos" and managed the careers of "Saturday Night Live" comedians, has died. He was 77.
The studio head, manager, producer and talent agent died of chronic pulmonary...
| Apr 3, 2008
A rogue bull, sacred cows and a batch of burnt chocolate chip cookies proved to be winning themes for student filmmakers participating in USC's School of Cinematic Arts First Look 2.0 film festival.
Rounding up the gold prize was Jacob Hatley's "China"...
| May 25, 2008
THE PAVED terrace behind the Huntington Art Gallery is 80 paces wide. By my stride, that's more than 165 feet. Stand at the center and look south, with the imposing Beaux-Arts mansion and its striped green awnings at your back, and infinity rolls out...
| Jun 15, 2008
Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis owns four Toyota Priuses and is high on the waiting list to buy a $100,000 Tesla electric roadster. But when he heard about the new Honda FCX Clarity, a hydrogen-powered car that gets 270 miles on a tank and...
| Jun 27, 2008
LOSANGELESMayorAntonio Villaraigosa is continuing his summer fundraising tour of Hollywood hotshots and other locals, and cash is filling his 2009 reelection campaign coffer. He could end up with a better showing than "Iron Man" before it's over.
| Jan 22, 2008
When sales agent Andrew Herwitz brought "Live-In Maid" to the Sundance Film Festival three years ago, he hoped to land a quick sale, with the promise of the Spanish-language movie's arriving in theaters a few months down the road. But as often turns out...
| Jan 25, 2008
PARK CITY, Utah -- Signs of fatigue were everywhere during the last days of the Sundance Film Festival: a man snoring loudly through a morning screening of the steroid documentary "Bigger, Faster, Stronger"; festival volunteers exchanging flu remedies;...
| Feb 12, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lakers center Chris Mihm will undergo surgery on his right heel and sit out about four to six weeks.
Mihm's right ankle has been surgically repaired twice, and he has been sidelined since Dec. 23 because of bursitis in his right heel...
| Feb 20, 2008
VANITY FAIR'S cancellation of its legendary Oscar party dramatically changes the landscape of Hollywood's most glamorous evening for the first time in years.
When editor Graydon Carter threw his first Academy Awards viewing and post-party at Morton's...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
Whether you're a film festival director, a college president or a secretary of state, you know that you've landed in Media Hell when Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda and Harry Belafonte start signing open letters complaining about your policies. Artists and......
| Sep 21, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger needs to act quickly to replace studio head Dick Cook if he wants to avoid further destabilizing Walt Disney Studios. Cook's abrupt departure has been a source of anxiety and distraction for the......