| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Entertainment attorney Louis C. Blau, who represented directors Stanley Kubrick and Francois Truffaut, Motown founder Berry Gordy and actors including Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Walter Matthau, Richard Widmark and Lana Turner, has died. He was 99....
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHY DON'T you wash that platinum outta your hair?"
That was Kirk Douglas snarling at the underrated, always spectacular Jan Sterling in Billy Wilder's way-ahead-of-its-time movie "Ace in the Hole." This tells the grim saga of a man trapped in a cave...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IF YOU cannot get rid of a family skeleton, you may as well make it dance," said George Bernard Shaw.
OR HAVE it attack you in an elevator. Now that Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bey's sister Solange have addressed -- with love and caring -- that little...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back in 1984, relatively early in the AIDS crisis, actors Michael Kearns and James Carroll Pickett met with David Galligan about directing a benefit show to help gay men afflicted with the disease.
Galligan, a journalist making the transition to theater...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Supporters of the Actors Fund got the jump on fellow Angelenos by securing a live feed of the Tony Awards for the 17th annual Tony Awards viewing party in Hollywood.
So while much of L.A. waited for Sunday's tape-delayed broadcast at 8 p.m. Pacific...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has sold Libbey Ranch in Ojai for $4,983,500.
Designed by architect Wallace Neff, who became known for developing the "California" style of home, Witherspoon's ranch was originally built in 1923 as stables for...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:39 PM
Country musician Brad Paisley and his wife, "Nashville" actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have sold a home in Pacific Palisades for $2.5 million.
The restored house, with more 1920s character than country vibe, features a two-story living room with a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Now that Rachel York is a parent, the days when anything goes are coming to an end.
The reason? Her daughter, Olivia, has reached preschool age.
York has picked up rave reviews for her portrayal of Reno Sweeney in Roundabout Theatre Company's...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" may become an octogenarian next year, but it can kick up its heels with the best of them, as is currently being evidenced at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
This vintage piece of artistic fluff, bolstered by...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Twenty summers ago Orange Coast College reopened its remodeled Robert B. Moore Theatre with a rousing production of the beloved Broadway musical "South Pacific."
The campus theater originally opened in 1955.
The iconic 1949 Richard Rodgers/Oscar...
| Dec 16, 2012
"The Real Reason for Marilyn Monroe's Divorce from Joe DiMaggio" read the headline on a 1955 Confidential magazine article that exposed a bumbling ambush involving the famous ballplayer and Frank Sinatra. The unlikely duo allegedly had tried to catch...