| Oct 21, 2009
Joseph Wiseman, a stage and screen actor who played the sinister title character in "Dr. No," the 1962 film that introduced Sean Connery as James Bond, has died. He was 91.
Wiseman, who had been in declining health in the last few years, died Monday at...
| Oct 23, 2009
Collin Wilcox Paxton, who played the poor Southern white girl who falsely accuses a black man of raping her in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," has died. She was 74.
Paxton died Oct. 14 of brain cancer at her home...
| Nov 10, 2009
| 6:21 PM
Film, TV character actor
Joe Maross, 86, a prolific character actor whose film and television career spanned the 1950s to the 1980s, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at a convalescent hospital in Glendale, said his son, Michael.
| Mar 4, 2010
| 8:06 PM
Nathan Scott, a film and television composer, arranger and conductor whose credits include composing music for the TV classics "Dragnet" and "Lassie," has died. He was 94.
Scott, the father of jazz saxophonist and composer-arranger Tom Scott, died...
| Aug 9, 2008
First comes love, then comes marriage, for Edward Cullen, charmingly handsome vampire, and not-yet-vampiric Bella Swan. At the end of "Eclipse," the third book in the four-book "Twlight" series, Jacob, Bella's broken-hearted werewolf suitor (diverse...
| Jan 11, 2009
of Kate Hope
Houghton Mifflin: 336 pp., $16
What Nancy Drew was for aspiring girl detectives, Kate Hope may become for middle-school attorneys at law. The title character of Wick Downing's middle reader novel "The...
| Mar 15, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. || 7 ||
|| 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer...
| Apr 5, 2009
If "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History" (thank you, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, for the title that made your scholarly book famous), well-behaved girls seldom make literature, either. The drama in female characters usually comes from their rebelliousness,...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 11:35 AM
LOS ANGELES -- There's a new moon out and it's shining bright inside movie theaters.
Twilight fans, or "Twihards" as they're called, flocked to theaters across the country at midnight Friday to view "New Moon."
Summit Entertainment's official estimate...
| Mar 19, 2010
The problem with "The Runaways," a street-level snapshot of the creation of the groundbreaking '70s all-girl rock band, is that they went with the wrong girl.
Instead of training the lens on the Runaways' artistic rebel who hung around and became legend,...
| Nov 24, 2008
A wildly popular vampire love story took a big bite out of the box office, helping deliver a banner weekend for the industry as Hollywood brushed off one of the most tumultuous weeks ever on Wall Street.
"Twilight," the film that drew legions of fans...