| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO's "Bored to Death," sits down with Los Angeles Times' Television Critic Robert Lloyd for a Q&A....
| Jul 28, 2010
| 9:33 PM
In 2007, New York grabbed torches and pitchforks and went after a monster. The object of this pursuit, "Young Frankenstein," was indeed frightful in some respects, but it didn't deserve quite such bitter griping. True, moviemaker turned theater...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A story from Iran this weekend combines elements of tribal banditry and nuclear espionage. The ethnic Baluchi group Jundollah claimed on its website (Persian link) that it had kidnapped an Iranian nuclear scientist and would begin forcing him to tell........
| Aug 31, 2010
Convicted killer Vince Marinello is appealing his second degree murder conviction in Lafayette today. His lawyers will agrue their case before the 3rd circuit court of appeals.
In his appeal, Marinello claims the search warrant used by cops to check...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 9:08 PM
For Cory English, life's a roll in ze hay.
English has taken his portrayal of Igor of "Young Frankenstein" musical fame from Broadway to the road — and he and the rest of the cast are set to make their debut at the Orange County Performing Arts...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 10:50 PM
How do you adapt one of the funniest movies of all time into a Broadway musical? For one thing, you make it even funnier.
Mel Brooks accomplished this with his musical version of "The Producers," one of his earlier movies. It was a huge success, so much...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the play's showtimes.
There are elements of the Huntington Beach Playhouse's revival of the musical "Oliver!" that could stand toe to toe with the best professional productions, which makes it easier to overlook the show's...
| Aug 9, 2009
So you've just dipped into one of Sergio Aragonés' cartoons. Relax. Make yourself at home. The artist would like you to feel perfectly at ease in the miniature cosmos he has created, which, you may have observed, is as spatially balanced and packed with...
| Feb 19, 2009
| 5:29 AM
Oreste Lionello, an entertainer and film dubber who was Italy's "voice" of Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis and other comic stars, died in a Rome hospital today.
Lionello, 81, was a star in Italy's important entertainment industry of movie dubbing.
| Sep 12, 2009
Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...