| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When Rita Moreno received a call last summer from SAG-AFTRA co-President Ken Howard, her first thought was that something was wrong.
"I was in the car on my Bluetooth and he said, 'Rita, This is Ken Howard.' I said, 'Why the hell are you calling me?...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Audrey Totter, 95, a blond leading lady of 1940s film noir who starred as a tough-talking dame in "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up" and "High Wall," died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her daughter, Mea Lane. Totter, a Woodland Hills resident, had a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Robert Wise's chilling 1963 psychological horror film, "The Haunting," is a ghost story that actually never conjures up a ghost on screen.
"It has always been one of my favorites in the horror genre because of the subtlety, the atmosphere," said film...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:25 PM
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details.
Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before he electrified audiences in his Oscar-winning turn in 1961's "West Side Story," George Chakiris paid his dues in the chorus of movie musicals.
In fact, he was still a teenager when he appeared with Marilyn Monroe in the sex symbol's signature...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:29 PM
When Dick Van Dyke got the role of Bert in the 1964 movie musical "Mary Poppins," Walt Disney asked him if he had a recommendation for a choreographer. Van Dyke recalled working with the team of Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had created a number for...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:15 PM
The Jets and the Sharks face off again in the classic musical revision of "Romeo and Juliet," directed for the screen by Robert Wise ("The Sound of Music") and choreographer Jerome Robbins.
Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer are Maria and Tony, whose...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:33 PM
"West Side Story" was credited with changing the course of American musical theater when the Sharks and the Jets burst onto Broadway 55 years ago.
A national touring revival of the Broadway hit is coming to Orange County from Tuesday through Sept. 18...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Robert E. Relyea, who began producing films with actor Steve McQueen in the 1960s and rose to president of production for MGM/UA in the late 1990s, has died. He was 82.
The Hollywood veteran, who also worked with such actors as Elvis Presley and John...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With Joss Whedon's contemporary take on Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" winning the hearts of most critics and earning a tidy $183,000 in just five theaters in its opening weekend, it's the perfect time to brush up on your...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Veteran TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America, becoming the first-ever African American to head the union.
Barclay, whose directing credits include "Sons of Anarchy," "Glee," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and...