| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:25 PM
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Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin'...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Being the son of an obsessive filmmaker means your life already has a destiny, whether intended or not. That was certainly the case for Jonás Cuarón, the eldest son of Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.
Young Jonás spent weeks on his father's first...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:30 PM
David C. Anderson, an assistant director, unit production manager, producer and production executive who worked on James Bond films "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love" and pictures including "The Deer Hunter," "Quadrophenia" and "Tequila Sunrise," died...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:39 PM
If you listened carefully in the hills and canyons around the Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening, you could almost hear a simple ostinato built around two bass notes that evoked the ominous feeling of an imminent attack by a predatory shark.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Before he established himself in movies by making the likes of "The Pink Panther" and "10," Blake Edwards created and produced one of television's first private-detective classics.
Craig Stevens plays Gunn, as smooth with the ladies - especially...
| Sep 28, 2012
Herbert Lom, the actor who played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies and was memorably reduced to eye-twitching madness dealing with Peter Sellers' imbecilic Inspector Clouseau, has died. He was 95.
Lom died Thursday in his sleep at his...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80.
Franken died of...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:30 AM
From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
| Feb 5, 2011
Singer-songwriter John Mayer has sold his Pacific Palisades wonderland for slightly less than $1.3 million.
The gated, two-story contemporary has an atrium entry and a great room with a media area. Floor-to-ceiling windows flank the fireplace in the...
| Feb 24, 2012
When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more.
On a recent Sunday night, the...