| Nov 17, 2011
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Think about an animal you find cute. Now think about a computer-animated version of that animal rapping LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Boom: Cuteness eliminated.
Escalating the misguided, if-people-like-...
| 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 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, December 21. Elijah Wood, George Lopez and other celebrities came to Studio City this week to support Henry's Tacos, but it may not be enough.
The famous small taco stand is slated to close at the end of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The apparent suicide of filmmaker Tony Scott sparked a number of Hollywood collaborators and admirers to take to Twitter on Sunday night to express their grief over the death of the director of such movies as "Top Gun." Scott, brother of Ridley Scott,...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Elijah Wood doesn't think he's much like Ryan, the character he plays on the FX comedy "Wilfred"--at least he hopes not.
"Ryan's really struggling most of the time and is constantly questioning himself and the world around him and is not always in the...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:29 AM
"Falling Skies"will invade San Diego Comic Con on July 13, the latest TV series to announce a panel at the giant fan event July 11-15. Last year more than 100 TV shows were represented at SDCC, and this year's list is growing larger every day.
| Jul 13, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Thursday was the first full day of the 2012 San Diego Comic Con.
My girlfriend and I dressed up as Dr. Krieger and his virtual girlfriend, and we've never been asked to have our picture taken so many times. It was crazy.
Anyway, on to the highlights....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:42 AM
The 2012 Emmy nominations are in the books and my first-blush reactions are mixed. Some surprises left me smiling while I was scratching my head about a few perennial nominations. And of course I have to bitch about them all. So here's a quick list of the...