| Mar 4, 2012
"American Idol" enters a new phase as the 13 finalists perform over two hours at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox. Milestone note: That is the singing contest's 400th episode. The elimination will be held to one hour at 8 p.m. Thursday. Mary J. Blige and "Idol"...
| Apr 20, 2009
A Malibu man's personal crusade to clean up a trash-strewn beach 5,000 miles away will gain national attention this week when it is the focus of a cable television documentary.
For more than three years, Leon Cooper has sought to pressure authorities...
| Jan 20, 2010
Robert B. Parker, who died Monday in his Cambridge, Mass., home at age 77, spent his final moments doing exactly what he'd done for almost four decades: sitting at his desk, working on his next novel. He didn't concern himself with looking back. Instead,...
| Mar 22, 2009
In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem."
That figures. After all, Thomas is played by Jeremy Irons, who has never...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 7:02 PM
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment) brought together some 150 locals raising a net amount of $40,000 Saturday in Newport Beach. The funds will be directed to military families with autistic children in need of treatment not available through standard...
| Feb 26, 2010
Actor Ed Harris has joined the cast of the World Wrestling Entertainment film "Big Red," a coming-of-age story that began production in New Orleans this month.
Harris, whose previous works include "Pollock," "Apollo 13" and "The Truman Show," joins a...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 2:02 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, N.J., today in 1950. This birthday guy garnered Oscar nominations for his work in " Pollock," "The Truman Show," "Apollo 13" and "The Hours," respectively. He also earned a 2005 Emmy nomination for his...
| Dec 27, 2009
Scarlett Johansson is set to step before a Broadway audience for the first time Monday night in Arthur Miller's waterfront tragedy, "A View From the Bridge," in the role of the 17-year-old niece of a tough New York longshoreman whose feelings for her...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 6:15 PM
There's a tale of passion and tenacity behind the baseball-and-family drama "Touching Home," but it's in a published book about the making of it, by identical twins and first-time filmmakers Logan and Noah Miller. The semi-autobiographical movie they...
| Sep 27, 2008
Over the next few days, weeks, we'll all have and cherish our various memories of Paul Newman, who died in Westport last night at age 83. Mine are indelible, beyond the big and small screen (yes, he had numerous......