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  • Man shot and killed by police in Hollywood had knife, officers say

    Man shot and killed by police in Hollywood had knife, officers say
    The man shot and killed by police Friday night at a crowded intersection in Hollywood was carrying a 3- to 4-inch folding knife, authorities said. Officers opened fire at the man at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7 p.m. while responding...
  • How to be fascinating? Work for Disney

    How to be fascinating? Work for Disney
    To make Barbara Walters' list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," it helps if you have a connection to Disney, which owns ABC, the network that will air the special. The 10 Most Fascinating list now includes Michael Strahan, whose "Live With...
  • L.A. arts scene celebrated at Music Center's 50th anniversary

    L.A. arts scene celebrated at Music Center's 50th anniversary
    The event: The Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary celebration dinner, which immediately followed Saturday’s performance spectacular, handily kept up the momentum in a tent rising four stories above the Music Center Plaza in downtown...
  • The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately

    The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately
    — Hanging on the wall of IFC Films' President Jonathan Sehring's office is a huge banner showing a tableau at a county fair. The cloth creation is a tribute to the executive's childhood in small-town Ohio, where such gatherings were common....
  • Oscars: Paula Pell writes for Neil Patrick Harris

    Oscars: Paula Pell writes for Neil Patrick Harris
    Paula Pell, the "Saturday Night Live" writer who grew up in Central Florida, is on the team supplying material for the Oscars and host Neil Patrick Harris. Harris will lead the special material writing team with head writer Dave Boone, who won Emmys for...
  • Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person

    Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person
    Kirk Douglas may be one of the biggest actors of his era, with starring roles in 1960's "Spartacus," 1949's "Champion" and 1951's "Ace in the Hole." But on a recent crisp morning, he was having a grand time simply reciting his poetry by heart for an...
  • Who will be Oscar's winning man?

    "HE who is guilty is the one that has much to say," goes the West African proverb. OVER THE weekend I decided I'd give the 1942 Bette Davis/Monty Woolley/Ann Sheridan movie version of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" another chance. It had been a great stage...
  • SAG Awards 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations

    SAG Awards 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations
    No offense to the venerable Hollywood Film Awards, but awards season doesn't actually heat up until Wednesday morning. That's when the Screen Actors Guild will announce its nominations for the best film performances of the year.  This is a big week...
  • Time's person of the year: The Ebola Fighters?

    Time's person of the year: The Ebola Fighters?
    Expect a lot of publicity about Time magazine’s choice of “The Ebola Fighters” as person of the year. That’s right, “person,” not “persons.” That seems odd because in 2005 Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono...
  • Movie 'Foxcatcher' wrestles with John du Pont tragedy

    Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
  • Femme Award Strategists Steer Oscar Campaigns

    Among the many women with major accomplishments this year, there is one group that is consistently impressive but unsung: awards strategists. These are the people who work hard to get awards voters to see their films. (And yes, a studio can spend...