| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, November 23. Lankershim Boulevard has grown into an important street in the Valley, thanks in part to two Metro stations.
The area between the North Hollywood and Universal City stations "now ranks as the most...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:28 AM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a new trilogy of films from director Peter Jackson that are based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit. Jackson is best known for his epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy which is one of...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:16 PM
In the Shire, a Hobbit-populated region of Middle Earth, Mr. Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) is setting down — for the sake of his nephew Frodo (Elijah Wood) — a true account of his life's great adventure. Forty years earlier, a tall wizard named...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol...
| Dec 13, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
After the 12 endings that wrapped up 2003’s Best Picture-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Peter Jackson could have parted with J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations and gone out on top.
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:04 PM
It's hard to take a place seriously that bills itself as “the hoppiest place on Earth.”
But when it comes to keeping my preteen daughters happy, entertained and out of prison, I'll take anything seriously.
I am all about high culture and...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:29 AM
After his huge success with the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, director Peter Jackson returns to writer J.R.R. Tolkien's territory with this epic-sized start to a three-film prequel. Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, swept into a quest by dwarves to...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:55 PM
Movie stars, television actors, pop singers, fashion models and stand-up comedians love to get scared just like you and me.
> Photos: Screaming with the stars at Halloween theme park events
Halloween events at theme parks around the world offer...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Elijah Wood is going to be a busy man Saturday night. The "Lord of the Rings" star will deejay at Debonair Social Club, the Fender magazine party at the Hard Rock Hotel and the Belve Music Lounge party at the W Chicago-City Center all in one night.
| Aug 9, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Country music star LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cilbrian celebrated Rimes' hair stylist's birthday at Paris Club's upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, Sunday. Rimes could be seen dancing in front of the DJ booth after dinner.
David Arquette, Elijah Wood,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...