| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the tableread with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
| Nov 19, 2013
On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the table read with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award.
The British thesp-scribe-producer will receive the fest's highest honor for her diverse body of work, which includes, most recently, her...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis.
Of the three, it was Lewis...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Here's a look at two recently released sequels in romance fiction.
Virginia Beach author Terri Osburn, whose debut novel “Meant to Be” (Montlake Romance, 2013) hit best-seller status earlier this year, recently released “Up to the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema.
Page will also be...
| Oct 17, 2013
It's been 17 years since "Bridget Jones's Diary" first hit the scene, turning freelance journalist Helen Fielding into a best-selling author and screenwriter. Her latest installment, "Mad About the Boy," follows Bridget, now 51, as she copes with the loss...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:03 PM
"No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her to be a heroine," declares Jane Austen at the outset of "Northanger Abbey." Anyone who takes the pleasant but rather placid journey with the young Miss Morland offered in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:20 AM
DeLand actor Vincent Martella turns 21 on Tuesday. But he received a major present Sunday: a guest role on the fourth-season premiere of "The Walking Dead."
"I've watched the show since the very beginning," Martella said Monday. "People respect the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:36 PM
If another "Fifty Shades of Grey" product will drive you to drink, you're in luck. Because author E.L. James is launching "Fifty Shades of Grey," the wine.
James worked with California vintners to create two blended wines meant to evoke the bedroom-y...
| Oct 13, 2013
Elizabeth Gilbert is of course best known for “Eat, Pray, Love” (2006), the megaselling memoir that was made into a popular 2010 film with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. But Gilbert's first love was fiction, to which she makes a triumphant...