| Nov 30, 2012
Southern Californians were dealing with drizzle rather than a deluge Friday morning as the second in a series of four storms moved through the region....
| Dec 3, 2012
The days of steady rain that have soaked the Los Angeles area are expected to end as showers give way to sunny skies....
| Jul 24, 2008
IT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...
| Dec 28, 2008
Image is a slippery creature, and one month's style sensation is the next month's tasteless trend. For those keeping score, we offer the 2008 Image Index, a sliding scale of the people, places, ideas and trends that moved up -- and down -- the pop culture...
| Sep 9, 2008
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| 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Movie star and UCLA alumnus James Franco has withdrawn from a big real-life role at his alma mater in Westwood.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,...
| 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...