| Jun 14, 2011
When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away.
But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Here’s something you didn’t expect to say: “Hey, remember that episode of ‘Community’ where Britta thought that girl was a lesbian? Well, the actress who played that girl now stars in a spectacular new sci-fi movie that she...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
I’ve flown in the Goodyear blimp. I’ve paddled down the L.A. River. I’ve spoken at two Hollywood Walk of Fame events. I’ve driven the wrong way at 90 mph on a new, still-unopened stretch of freeway (with a Caltrans guy beside me)....
| May 20, 2012
Cyberspace was a-twitter this week with the news that Ryan Seacrest is buying Ellen DeGeneres' Beverly Hills compound for $37 million, and that she and spouse Portia de Rossi are moving no farther than a Hal Levitt-designed midcentury — also in...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:05 AM
A scathing review of the new stage musical "An Officer and a Gentleman" has prompted the show's writer to hit back in an editorial that recently ran in the Australian press.
Douglas Day Stewart co-wrote the book for the musical, which is based on his...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:26 PM
A showcase for Richard Gere, writer-director Nicholas Jarecki's drama casts the actor as a tycoon anxious to sell off his holdings before his questionable business ethics are exposed.
As the process takes unexpected and unwelcome turns, a police...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:19 AM
The Orioles don’t play until tonight, but I figured I’d give you something baseball-related to read today.
Bert Sugar, best known as a boxing historian, died Sunday from cardiac arrest. He was 75.
Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora,...
| Apr 19, 2012
There's a scene in the movie "Pretty Woman" where the kindhearted hooker played by Julia Roberts asks her client, portrayed by Richard Gere: "Who do you want me to be?" Regardless of who she might really be, she realizes that it's far less attractive than...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Richard Gere and Topher Grace make for an odd-couple pairing in this melodrama about the pursuit of a foreign assassin evidently at work in the nation's capital.
Gere plays a former CIA man long versed in the killer's methods, and Grace is cast as the...
| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Feb 5, 2012
David Marshall Grant sits at his desk in a nondescript office in an unmarked building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, near the East River.
That's where Broadway magic happens, at least by way of the new NBC series"Smash," which premieres 10...