| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
By the time summer rolls around, moviegoers will have seen Kevin Hart in five films within a year. The stand-up comedian-turned-actor's BET sitcom "Real Husbands of Hollywood," meanwhile, has scored solid ratings. And then he was invited to spend seven...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
No one came to blows, suffered a heart attack or stormed out of the room: In other words, it was an unusually mellow year at the National Society of Film Critics' annual voting meeting, where the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" rebounded from its WGA...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:50 PM
"Ride Along," the latest go at the action-comedy-buddy-cop genre, has the stone-hard cool of Ice Cube and the manic energy of stand-up comic Kevin Hart.
With a sharper script, "Ride" might have reached the bar set in the 1980s by Eddie Murphy in "48...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby.
"He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Jerry Bruckheimer is going back to Paramount Pictures.
The veteran producer and the studio have signed a three-year agreement for theatrical films beginning in April, the parties said Friday.
This comes less than three months after the Walt Disney...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, is returning home.
The veteran filmmaker, who had an enormously successful run on the Paramount Pictures lot with "Flashdance," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Top Gun" and other movies in the 1980s...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Robert D. Wachs, who discovered comedian Eddie Murphy, managed him for more than a decade and produced a number of his films, died of pancreatic cancer in Manhattan on December 2. He was 73.
In 1975 Wachs co-founded the Comic Strip in New York City,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The desk shines, as do rows of Montblanc pens, and everything seems in its place, including the man who appears as if a meticulously dressed whisper. Most of the bottles in the liquor cart have not been opened, but the man, one of Hollywood's most...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Paramount and Warner Bros. have set up a confrontation between Eddie Murphy and Gerard Butler for spring 2016.
Paramount announced Friday afternoon that the fourth "Beverly Hills Cop" would open on March 25, 2016. Within a few minutes, Warner Bros....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:59 PM
NBC has announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" with a three-hour special Feb. 15.
" 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 , in celebration of the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live." The air date comes about eight months before the show originally debuted on the Peacock in the fall of 1975.