| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91.
Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:30 PM
If you're starved for the kind of piercing wit rarely exhibited by today's movie heroes and villains, the archival company offered up in the documentary "Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia" is wholly satisfying.
For decades until his death two years...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.
| May 27, 2014
| 9:44 AM
From May 29-June 1, the Creative Alliance hosts its third annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival at The Patterson, highlighting six national and international features and documentaries that have been recognized at major film festivals this year....
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Developer Raymond Sarlot was looking for a tax write-off when he and an associate paid $1 million for a down-on-its-luck Hollywood landmark, the Chateau Marmont, in 1975.
Long a haven for privacy-loving celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Roman...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A typical video by Francesco Vezzoli is a veritable cavalcade of stars, mostly female — Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Catherine Deneuve, Eva Mendez, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Williams, Lauren Bacall and many more, plus a few men (Helmut Berger,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated the opening of its “Cinema Vezzoli” exhibition on Friday night with a dinner at the historic Hollywood haunt Musso & Frank.
With the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside, and the ghosts of...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A funeral service for celebrated actor Mickey Rooney will be held Saturday afternoon at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, family members said.
Rooney died at 93 on April 6 at the Los Angeles home of his son and daughter-in-law, leaving a legacy as one of...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:59 PM
For decades in Hollywood, Mickey Rooney led a charmed life.
He acted opposite Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor, collecting award nominations for performances praised by the likes of Cary Grant, Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams. He married starlets and...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93.
Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...