| May 8, 2009
There's no honor among thieves in Next Day Air, a dopey, bloody and downbeat "Black Pineapple Express." The laughs come easily enough. But the violence and grim finale drag this coke-deal-gone-wrong comedy into a hole it can't giggle its way out of....
| May 8, 2009
Stoner runs afoul of bad men with guns: It worked (commercially) for the white boys of "Pineapple Express," why not for the African-American and Latino ensemble of "Next Day Air"?
Donald Faison plays a Philadelphia courier whose chronic use of the...
| May 29, 2009
| 11:41 AM
Maya Arulpragasam is an anomaly in many ways. As M.I.A., she has had a lightning-fast rise. From her early singles Galang and Sunshowers, which spread virally through the Web in 2004, to her 2005 debut album, Arular (named...
| Jun 4, 2009
| 6:53 PM
Movie star and UCLA alumnus James Franco has withdrawn from a big real-life role at his alma mater in Westwood.
Franco will not be able to deliver the commencement speech he was supposed to give June 12 to UCLA's College of Letters and Science graduates,...
| Oct 30, 2010
| 11:26 PM
Bruce Bearer is a self-described sports junkie.
He's not just the senior goalie for the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team. He's also the former basketball guard. One of his favorite activiities in his free time is to go golfing with dad.
| Nov 3, 2010
| 2:11 PM
Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, have sold their Pacific Palisades home for $5.26 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The traditional house sits behind gates on nearly an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Built in 1997, the 6,000-square-...
| Nov 18, 2010
When they first met, Danny Boyle thought James Franco was stoned. When they next saw each other and Boyle had Franco memorize and read a scene from the "127 Hours" script, Boyle realized that Franco's half-baked demeanor had been a ruse, a combination...
| Jul 31, 2009
"Funny People" was supposed to be Judd Apatow's coming out party. The movie in which "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" writer-director, who has long made his bread and butter on the back of immature guys and their raunchy talk, shows his grown-...
| Aug 14, 2009
Hollywood's "Cash for Clunkers" program misfires with The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. It's a car-selling comedy that plays like a backfiring Bentley -- a shiny ride that runs in fits and starts, never quite hitting on all cylinders.
The Goods is a...
| Aug 14, 2009
Hollywood's "Cash for Clunkers" program misfires with "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard." It's a car-selling comedy that plays like a backfiring Bentley -- a shiny ride that runs in fits and starts, never quite hitting on all cylinders.
"The Goods" is a...
| Oct 1, 2009
Actor James Franco has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. There are vaulted and beamed ceilings, city views, an open floor plan and...