| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:59 AM
It’s not like I thought Jonah Hill would come off an Oscar nominated performance in Moneyball (it wasn’t deserved), and start doing serious roles. This is the perfect vehicle for him. He wrote, produced, and starred in this film that takes its...
| 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 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 19, 2011
What do you get when you drop a longtime self-loather into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? This hysterical, and brutally honest, look at the impossible standard of perfection for which so many of us strive.
Actress and comic Lisa Ann Walter boldly,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2009
"You come to L.A., expect to see something new," sighs Gilbert Stafford. The night life icon and reigning doorman of highly anticipated new Hollywood mega-club Playhouse is discussing the club's opening night, which attracted such a large crowd that the...
| Oct 15, 2007
Tom Hanks started off the night at the American Cinematheque's award dinner by welcoming everyone to " Julia Roberts' bat mitzvah." He then gave a comical description of what it's like to be one of the many who have worked with her, having just done so in...
| Mar 13, 2009
George Hedges, the Hollywood lawyer to celebrities such as Mel Gibson and Simon Cowell who became a celebrity himself for his discoveries of the fabled ancient city of Ubar and the frankincense trade route in Yemen, died Tuesday at his home in South...
| Oct 11, 2007
Today, Andrés Martinez and Joseph Farah look at whether a one-party state is sustainable during a long-running boom. Yesterday, they debated whether China poses a military threat to the United States; they've also pondered Chinese imports and the broad...