| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:26 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Dalai Lama spoke before a crowd of the faithful at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday afternoon.
The theme of his talk was "Peace of Mind in Troubled Times."
The Dalai Lama touched on the subject of spreading...
| May 2, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Film producer and clothing entrepreneur Brad Zions has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills West area for $7.95 million. Among notables in the home's ownership history is actor Richard Gere, according to the Movieland Directory.
The gated contemporary...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:25 PM
From all my years in radio, and now doing movie reviews, I’ve interviewed a lot of stars. I’ve often enjoyed the messages they left on my machine better than the actual interviews.
When I wrote about parties for a local paper, Martin Mull...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:47 PM
No. 6 Tigers: 25th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Diamondbacks.
This not just in: Justin Verlander is a stud.
He makes an in-his-prime Richard Gere look like Don Knotts. If he was a guitarist, Eric Clapton would never go on stage...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:31 PM
Peek-A-Boo At Pioneer Court
The controversy surrounding the new 26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue in downtown Chicago's Pioneer Court is swirling through the streets of Chicago and the backrooms of City Hall...and it has more than just Marilyn's over-sized...
| Dec 21, 2008
Movies have always influenced style. In 1934 -- when Clark Gable shed his shirt in the Frank Capra comedy "It Happened One Night" to reveal his bare chest -- men's undershirt sales reportedly plummeted. Men didn't suddenly tire of layering. They saw an...