| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:37 AM
After the demands "Black Swan" placed on her, Natalie Portman was entitled to an easier job, and she found one in this friends-with-benefits comedy directed by Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters").
She and Ashton Kutcher play pals who step into the area of...
| Apr 10, 2011
Following the April 3 game against the Denver Nuggets, 750 Lakers fans poured into the Lexus Club at Staples Center for the 4th annual Casino Night, a $500 per person benefit for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, which promotes education,...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:20 AM
There's been a lot of Natalie Portman on-screen lately, between her Oscar-winning work in "Black Swan" and such subsequent releases as "No Strings Attached" and "Your Highness." This drama from director-screenwriter Don Roos ("Bounce") actually was made...
| Apr 16, 2011
Their story is like a "once upon a time," but envision Cinderella in a lace gown that's been painted on by Caravaggio and then run through a paper shredder. There are actually two Cinderellas, Kate (with bangs) and Laura Mulleavy, sisters who don't yet...
| May 11, 2011
| 6:37 PM
This is one event that folks look forward to all year long. More than 650 citizens converged upon the Halecrest Swim and Tennis Club in Costa Mesa last week to sample "Wild and Crazy" tacos prepared by 28 local star chefs. It was the 18th annual Share Our...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:47 PM
From its inception, the MTV Movie Awards sounded like a strange hybrid.
Honoring long-form movies on the music video channel? This sounded like a one-time special doomed to tank. Yet on Sunday, June 5, the 2011 edition marks the honors' 20th annual...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:56 AM
Talk about ambitious.
Deadline is reporting that "Black Swan" helmer Darren Aronofsky is shopping a new project around Hollywood - "Noah," an epic re-telling of Noah's Ark....
"I've heard he wants $130 million to make it and that New Regency is eyeing a...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:47 AM
Sinister spirits invade the new home of a couple - played by Patrick Wilson (who becomes a television star this fall in CBS' "A Gifted Man") and Rose Byrne ("Damages") - but the source of the scares is surprising in this thriller, which made an impressive...
| Dec 26, 2010
Janus, the Roman god for whom the first month of the Gregorian calendar is named, has two heads — one looking forward to the future and another looking back to the past. That might make just him the most appropriate mascot for 2011's emerging trends...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 9:13 AM
The movie "Black Swan" is proving to be the gift that keeps on giving for Natalie Portman. The actress has already received several award nominations and serious Oscar buzz for her part in the film. Now People magazine is reporting that Portman and...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:39 PM
Let's cut to the chase. "True Grit" is one of the very best films of the year. Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, it takes a sharp offbeat turn on the basic elements of Hollywood cowboy movies. It's full of dark humor and snappy dialogue, but less...