| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy.
"Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:51 PM
It was repeat victories for ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" on Sunday night as they captured the marquee prizes at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards.
The sitcom about a deliciously dysfunctional family won its second consecutive trophy for...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:11 PM
One of Woody Allen's best-received movies of late, the writer-director's comedy casts Owen Wilson as his newest doppelganger, a creatively blocked writer who ventures to the City of Light with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams).
While there, he has...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater.
Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Of all the movies reconfigured for 3-D since the craze resurfaced, director James Cameron's revisiting of his 1997 Oscar winner was one of the most anticipated.
Certainly, the depth of the images is notably enhanced this time as passengers Jack and...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel took shots at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm's Emmy losing streak, among others, during his four-minute opening monologue. Here are some of his best jokes.
- "'Downton Abbey' is an amazing...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Prepare the sledgehammer and the Dom Perignon. A new stage adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery" will have its world premiere this fall.
The play is scheduled to debut in late November at the Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania. It was written by...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Film Society will show romantic comedy
The Laguna Beach Film Society is showing "You May Not Kiss the Bride," at 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy.
The movie, directed by Lagunan Rob Hedden, is described as an "action-packed,...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Laguna Beach resident and director Rob Hedden traded his seaside town for the tropical island of Hawaii for his latest film, "You May Not Kiss the Bride."
The independent film may have only had a $7-million budget but that didn't keep big names from...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:56 AM
My friend Phil and I both belong to the cult of Bill Simmons, the sportswriter, mostly because he’s one of the few sportswriters out there who shares our slavish devotion to NBA basketball as the world’s crowning athletic league achievement....