| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Bradley Manning may be one of the most fascinating and controversial characters in contemporary American history, and Hollywood is taking notice.
Manning, who is in the sentencing phase of a trial at Ft. Meade, Md., for leaking hundreds of thousands...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:18 PM
New Mexico, which has doubled for Afghanistan and Morocco, is about to stand in for ancient Egypt.
The new drama "Hieroglyph," produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment, will begin filming at Albuquerque Studios next month, the...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| Dec 4, 2013
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:39 AM
You've heard Chet Haze rap on the Northwestern anthem-turned-viral-video, “White and Purple,” and now you can see Haze — aka Chet Hanks, son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — perform live in Chicago for the first time.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:06 AM
I knew Shia LaBeouf had been spotted around Chicago multiple times over the last few days, but I couldn’t figure out why exactly the “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” star was here...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Fans of the series made by producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg have been anticipating the movies' Blu-ray debuts, and the time has come. Harrison Ford plays the bullwhip-cracking archaeologist with a taste for finding the supposedly...
| May 27, 2011
A massive opening weekend with well over $100 million in ticket sales is now assured for "The Hangover Part II," while "Kung Fu Panda 2" has yet to show its chops. "Hangover Part II," an even raunchier follow-up to 2009's......
| Mar 3, 2012
[There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] It’s almost hard to believe. Four decades have passed since Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather first hit...
| May 1, 2012
Annette Bening, Al Pacino, Ed Harris and several other celebrities helped power a surge in feature film shoots on the streets of Los Angeles last month, but film industry officials were hardly star struck....