| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:45 PM
For those who aren't aware that the NFL is America's secular religion, the awe-struck tone of the professional football-themed "Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner can't help but clue you in.
Made with the league's complete cooperation, not to mention its...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The movie "Draft Day" hits theaters Friday. It's about how Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner), the fictional general manager of the Cleveland Browns, turns around the franchise. But really, it could easily be about the Bears. How do we know? Because these...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this:
The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Ben Affleck has been banned for life from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Vegas for counting cards, sources confirm.
Affleck, who played in the World Series of Poker alongside buddy Matt Damon, allegedly was playing blackjack at the casino's high...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Ben Affleck might be on his way to persona non grata status in certain parts of Las Vegas casinos: According to reports out Friday, one outfit's security team decided he had been counting cards at the blackjack table and asked him to leave.
| May 5, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The film director and movie star Ben Affleck, soon to be featured as Hollywood's next Batman, did the gambling world a favor last week by placing professional blackjack back in the news. He did so by counting cards at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas and...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:15 PM
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Bravo Media continues to expand its scripted programming slate with the development of "All the Pretty Faces," a sudser from exec producer Jennifer Garner and Warner Horizon Television.
The dramedy-mystery is set in the beach town of Half Moon Bay,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Designer deals: Repeat Boutique is hosting a warehouse blowout sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3001 Redhill Ave., Building 1, Suite 104, Costa Mesa. Enjoy major savings on the nonprofit resale boutique's already low prices. Information:...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The NFL is fiercely protective of its image and seldom gives Hollywood permission to use its marks, team names and logos. As a result, moviegoers wind up watching teams such as the Boston Rebels ("The Game Plan"), Los Angeles Outlaws ("Against All Odds"),...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:19 PM
At the "Draft Day" special movie screening at Big Newport Thursday night, the film's stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner did not show.
But that was OK, there were plenty of other stars, and some who did not have a role in the movie. You could call...