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  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES American Idol The Hollywood rounds begin....
  • B.J. Novak gets into the family business with 'One More Thing'

    B.J. Novak wrote for and costarred in NBC's hit series "The Office" for eight seasons, a quiet member of a hilariously brash ensemble, playing the smug Ryan Howard. So when he unleashed his literary debut, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
  • B.J. Novak's back pages

    B.J. Novak's back pages
    When he performs Saturday night at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, B.J. Novak will read short stories that recall girls who gave him great advice ("what does your heart tell you?"); meeting a man who Instagrammed pictures of everything he ate; and...
  • Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from Oscar Night

    Ellen DeGeneres wasn't the only Oscar photographer this past Sunday. DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie -- which included Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others -- became the most retweeted message ever (3.1 million) after Ellen posted...
  • Did Disney Underestimate Fan Demand for 'Star Wars' at D23 Expo?

    The disappointment was palpable at D23 Expo as Walt Disney Studios promoted 11 movies that it will release through the end of 2015. Each film received a polished presentation, with some top talent on hand. But that didn't matter to some, since many of...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • Disney's 'Saving Mr. Banks' premiere brings out 'Mary Poppins' icons

    Disney's 'Saving Mr. Banks' premiere brings out 'Mary Poppins' icons
    Stars of old and new made the red carpet for the premiere of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on Sunday night. The highlight might have been the presence of "Mary Poppins" stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke....
  • Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
    A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love. But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms

    On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glee' on Fox

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glee' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Vampire Diaries Caroline (Candice...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' review: Stuffed and squeezable

    'Saving Mr. Banks' review: Stuffed and squeezable
    *** (out of four) At some point in “Saving Mr. Banks,” which is inspired by the true story of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) convincing author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to license the film version of “Mary Poppins,” you may want to...