| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:38 PM
Marketing organization Newport Beach & Co. and the Newport Beach Film Festival, which are running a campaign in the United Kingdom to raise awareness of the film festival and of Newport as a travel destination, held a reception Thursday in London honoring...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The Jan. 15 announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominations was greeted with widespread dismay at the omission of Ava DuVernay, the director of "Selma," and David Oyelowo, the movie's star. Once people analyzed and totaled up the nominations, dismay...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Benedict Cumberbatch is chasing the sun. Fresh off an island vacation with fiancée Sophie Hunter and just out of a steam at the Parker Palm Spring's sauna, Cumberbatch is moving his patio chair clockwise around a firepit on a chilly January afternoon....
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:06 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored."
The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Bradley Cooper had to suffer for his art to play the title role in "American Sniper." To portray a Navy SEAL, Cooper had to bulk up by more than 40 pounds -- which meant eating about 8,000 calories a day and working out for four hours a day, writer-...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration.
The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:10 AM
How big will the Hollywood Film Awards be this Friday on CBS?
Adding Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Jared Leto to the mix should bring in viewers.
Jolie has directed "Unbroken," a World War II film that is considered a strong Oscar candidate. Depp...
| Dec 11, 2014
In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes.
Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Critics' favorites "Boyhood" and "Birdman" are among the top contenders in nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Ensembles from both films will compete with the casts of "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game" and "The Grand...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:22 AM
UPDATED: The Academy Awards nominations are ridiculed year after year, but the voting is not a quota system.
So the controversy over the lack of diversity in acting nominees this year is fascinating. One critic on Friday morning carped that the nominees...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Clint Eastwood, Angelina Jolie and Bradley Cooper were snubbed in the Golden Globe nominations, which suggest it will be a "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood" race for the Oscars.
Eastwood, Cooper and their "American Sniper" were ignored by the Hollywood Foreign...