| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Michael Corenblith is grateful for the rolling hills of Simi Valley.
The production designer on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" relied heavily on the 10,000-acre Big Sky Ranch in the Ventura County city to help re-create the childhood home of P.L. Travers,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Academy Award nominations are announced, there are often surprises, sometimes including an underdog or two that may have burrowed their way into a finalist slot. It's rare, however, to find nominees who haven't been significantly promoted to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Michael Sheen awoke early Thursday to a pleasant surprise: a Golden Globe nomination for his role on the Showtime series “Masters of Sex.” Playing influential sexologist Bill Masters on the freshman drama is both familiar territory and an...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
No stranger to putting on a big party, "Wedding Crashers" helmer David Dobkin looks ready to take aim at one of the great hosts of our time.
Dobkin is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' untitled biopic about Hugh Hefner, the bon vivant and mogul who...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
One last star-driven play has squeezed into a crowded Broadway season, with the Daniel Radcliffe-toplined production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" locking in dates at the Cort Theater for an April opening.
Production, one of the shows on the initial...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Ron Howard's penchant for varying his subjects as a director - with great skill - continues with this engrossing drama, the true story of the 1970s rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl)....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Stacy Keach's dance card is quite full these days.
"I have done four sitcoms in five weeks!" said the 72-year-old actor, who first demonstrated his comedic chops as Cheech and Chong's nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in the 1978 stoner comedy "Up in Smoke."
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:30 AM
At this stage in his gracefully ascending career, Daniel Brühl has emerged as that rare yet sometimes undervalued cinematic bird, the problem solver. He's clearly made a name among directors as a can-do performer; it's hardly coincidence that he can...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"THERE'S NOTHING like the love of a good man!" said Julia Roberts over her shoulder to me after I'd commented on how young and beautiful the actress looks these days.
This -- after she'd come all the way across the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to give me a...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Disrobing for the cameras may not be easy at first, but after a while it can acquire a certain workaday familiarity. "Now I don't even get nervous about it," Lizzy Caplan said after a day of shooting on the Sony lot in Culver City.
Such anxiety could be...