| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
While his ambitions frequently exceed his reach -- sometimes by a substantial distance -- James Franco gets an undeserved amount of grief for his various auteurist projects. It's hard to think of another matinee idol so eager to spend his cultural capital...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Orlando Bloom may have just done something many people have been pining to do for a while: Throw a punch at Justin Bieber.
Seriously, rumor has it that people applauded after the fact.
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, 37, reportedly tried to punch...
| Aug 6, 2014
Last month, filmmaker and J.R.R. Tolkien ambassador Peter Jackson made his final appearance at San Diego's Comic-Con International to promote […]...
| Jul 28, 2014
If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a […]...
| Sep 12, 2014
Tito Puente Jr., mambo bandleader and public face of the Florida Documentary Film Festival, will be staring down a big challenge Saturday night. He needs to persuade Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres to help perform "You Give Love a Bad Name" at the festival's...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Steve Coogan will take on the part of James Boswell in "Boswell for the Defence."
The film centers on the Scottish lawyer, diarist and Samuel Johnson biographer in his later days as he takes on one last case. Production begins next year.
This has the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:25 AM
"I think Los Angeles is so the center of American culture right now," writer-director Sofia Coppola says in the production notes for her swift, clever bauble "The Bling Ring," because "of all these reality TV shows."
That's an interesting statement,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Rihanna, who has a new TV fashion-competition show called "Styled to Rock" slated to premiere on Oct. 25 on Bravo, is Glamour's November cover girl. She tells the magazine her style icons are Nicole Richie and Princess Diana, but her love for fashion...