| Dec 18, 2008
Sam Bottoms, a film and television actor who played the role of California surfer-turned-GI Lance Johnson in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 53.
Bottoms died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of...
| Dec 28, 2008
Actors, actresses and entertainers
Maila Nurmi, 85; actress created the character Vampira as hostess of late-night TV horror show (Jan. 10)
Jack Eagle, 81; a comedian and actor who played Brother Dominic in a Xerox ad during the 1977 Super Bowl (Jan....
| Jan 9, 2009
"Not Easily Broken" is a marriage-in-crisis melodrama baked from the Tyler Perry recipe.
Take a good-looking, mostly African-American cast, put them in an affluent setting, paint the characters in broad "symbolic" strokes, place the marriage in jeopardy,...
| Feb 4, 2009
I've been waiting an entire journalism career to write this next sentence: Marlon Brando slept here.
Arguably the greatest actor of all time once owned and lived in this Sherman Oaks home that is now listed at $2.8 million. The current owner of the...
| Feb 14, 2009
Designer Randolph Duke has dressed so many Hollywood starlets that he actually alphabetizes them on his website, presumably to avoid showing favoritism. And while we have no way of knowing whether his designs are lucky charms come awards season, the...
| Nov 3, 2008
In what could be the region's most ambitious, broadest-based artistic endeavor since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera will join forces with more than 50 Southern California arts and educational institutions to stage a 10-week festival...
| May 18, 2008
Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
| Oct 30, 2009
August Coppola, a former literature professor who was the father of actor Nicolas Cage and brother of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, has died. He was 75.
Coppola died Tuesday in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack, Cage'...
| Dec 1, 2009
The Vietnam War still drags at us. Unlike the Civil War or World War II, we haven't figured out how to catalog it and put it away. It eludes definition; historians can't even make up their minds when it began and ended.
That lack of definition, suggests...
| Mar 13, 2009
Directed and co-written by Daniel Myrick, one of the creators of "The Blair Witch Project," "The Objective" tries to blend military engagement with sci-fi anxiety. A CIA operative is sent into Afghanistan just after 9/11 to assemble a team of soldiers and...