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  • Sony Pictures Television Greenlights Scarlet

    LONDON -- Sony Pictures Television has added to its stable of U.K. production companies with the launch of Scarlet Media, which is headed by producer Simon Andreae, who most recently worked for Discovery in the U.S. SPT will hold a majority stake in...
  • Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith

    Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith
    We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...
  • Teen Queens and Their 'G.B.F.' Close Outfest

    "G.B.F." broke both stereotypes and theater capacities at Outfest's maxed out Closing Night Gala at Hollywood's John Ansen Ford Theatre on Sunday. Even a little unseasonable Los Angeles sprinkling over the amphitheater couldn't put a damper on the...
  • Outfest Awards 'Test' Top Trophies

    Chris Mason Johnson's "Test" (pictured) has won the grand jury awards for U.S. dramatic feature and screenwriting at Outfest Los Angeles, which concludes its 11-day run Sunday. Story, set in San Francisco in the early days of the AIDS crisis, centers...
  • Film Review: 'Breaking the Girls'

    A lipstick-lesbian riff on "Strangers on a Train," "Breaking the Girls" is a watchable but somewhat routinely pulpy mix of sex, blackmail and murder, a polished low-budgeter that doesn't rise above the neo-noir formulaics of Mark Distefano and Guinevere...
  • Film Review: 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia'

    A fine memorial to one of 20th-century America's most brilliant, original -- and cranky -- thinkers, "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia" duly charts the late scribe's artistic achievements and often glittering celebrity social life. But the...
  • Film Review: 'Valencia'

    An adventurous experiment letting loose 20 directors on Michelle Tea's cult-adored novel/memoir, "Valencia" is as much deconstruction as adaptation. An equal number of actors -- not all of them female -- play Tea's hapless heroine, who petulantly plows...
  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival reflects changing attitudes

    Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival reflects changing attitudes
    These are heady days for the gay and lesbian community, with Supreme Court decisions and public-opinion polls reflecting startling shifts in views on issues such as gay marriage. Not surprisingly, the upcoming edition of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT...
  • Late-night TV follows tired format into irrelevance

    Late-night TV follows tired format into irrelevance
    The waters of late-night television are roiling. On NBC, Jimmy Fallon is taking over Jay Leno's show, and Seth Meyers is taking Fallon's. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel has moved up half an hour to compete directly with Leno now, and then Fallon in winter 2014....
  • Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words

    Movie review: 'Plimpton!' an engaging life story told in his words
    George Plimpton spent a lifetime stepping into other people's shoes. It's only fitting that he's finally talking about what it was like to walk in his own. That this is possible, 10 years after his death in 2003 when Plimpton was a robust 76, is due...
  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen. "It's not your...