| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Tom Hanks is one of the most popular, most decorated actors in Hollywood, and this year he delivered well-regarded performances in two films that were considered Academy Award contenders: "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."
However, when Oscar...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"I'm afraid everybody's going to get sick of me," Jennifer Lawrence fretted at the Golden Globes last Sunday.
Ostensibly, this is a legitimate worry and not false modesty, because for the past year the actress has been kind of inescapable.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:42 PM
Get Newport Harbor High senior Cleo Harrington and junior Carlee Kapana together out of the water, and they are prone to fits of giggling.
They play off each other well, which certainly is also true in the water for the Sailors' girls water polo team....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Golden Globes ballots will be mailed Nov. 27 with film entries broken down as usual between dramas and comedies.
The organization is more confident than I am. For several films in this year's race, it's hard to see where to draw the line. I was deeply...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's 10:45 a.m. on a Thursday, and Frank Darabont is groggy. With barely a month left until the premiere of his latest TV series, TNT's "Mob City," the workload is weighing on him.
"I don't escape it in my sleep," Darabont says between sips of coffee. "I...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB has opened up its movie streaming service, Skystore, to non-subscribers, making more than 1,200 titles available to everyone in the U.K. and Ireland.
Skystore can be accessed now on a range of platforms, including Now...
| Dec 6, 2013
On a pedestal display at Studio 18 in the Pines, Casey Eckels' sculpture "Blackbird the Viking" is a monument to silly design and found objects. The creature's hourglass-shaped body is composed of a pomegranate-juice bottle coated in black feathers and...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sally field's come a long way, baby. She began as TV's "Gidget" (1965-66). So convinced she wasn't going to get the part, Field attended the audition with her beach bag so she could go swimming afterward. She was Gidget even before she got the role....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Tom Hanks, producer, director and A-list actor, has cast off a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.025 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, has an Old Hollywood ambiance. The interiors feature archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"It's time to get going again."
With these words, host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicks off the new documentary series, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Premiering on Fox, the National Geographic Channel and eight other affiliated networks...