| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:34 PM
When Angelina Jolie arrived at Oscar rehearsals Thursday morning, she had some wisdom to share with a group of film students clustered backstage at the Dolby Theatre. The actress and director spoke to the students not of the demands of a Hollywood career,...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:22 AM
PARK City, Utah -- Comedians who make the successful transition to drama are as common a sight as David Spade on the Academy Awards podium.
But Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader pull off impressive dramatic range and make for a convincing brother-sister...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:18 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- How does it feel to arrive at the Sundance Film Festival with five Academy Awards nominations in tow?
What's it like to have a daughter who directed a film that is showing in the festival?
And what Sundance trends appear to be...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
At its inception 30 years ago, the Sundance Film Festival was dedicated to low-budget films made outside the studio system, a celebration of fresh cinematic voices telling daring, imaginative stories. Back then Hollywood stars barely factored into the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Pharrell Williams' Lanvin shorts tuxedo, Kate Hudson's caped Atelier Versace gown and Lupita Nyong'o's fairy-tale princess Fred Leighton headband.
At Sunday's Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, stars mastered the art of the personal style statement....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Easy and effortless looks ruled the red carpet at Sunday's Academy Awards. Maybe it was the rainy weather that had actresses abandoning a potentially runny smoky eye or sticky up-do shellacked with hair spray in favor of more subtle Oscar looks.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:53 AM
They could be telling Cecily Strong’s story at iO Theater in Wrigleyville for years to come.
The “Saturday Night Live” cast member wasn’t the obvious choice to follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — who...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The haters are alive with "The Sound of Music Live!" -- and NBC's live-musical star Carrie Underwood is quickly learning that there's no way to stop them.
The former "American Idol" winner, who played governess and would-be nun Maria Von Trapp, was...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, the 35-story landmark in downtown Los Angeles known for its revolving cocktail lounge, giant atrium and cylindrical glass towers, has long been a popular film location.
The movies "True Lies," "In the Line of...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
"The Simpsons" may be going strong in its 25th season, but a major character from the long-running animated series will soon meet his or her maker.
In a conference call with reporters last week, executive producer Al Jean revealed plans to kill off a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Brilliantly conceived and beautifully crafted, "Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy" may not only be one of the year's best documentaries but one of the year's finest overall films.
The movie is based on readings of actual condolence...