| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"The Sound of Music" has been sweet to Laura Benanti. In 1998 at the age of just 18, she made her Broadway debut as Maria in a revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but it was her role last month as Maria's rival, the jilted Elsa Schrader, in NBC'...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Peter Gallagher read poetry, sang and watched football with Peter O'Toole.
At the start of every interaction, when asked how he was, the "Lawrence of Arabia" star would reply, "Gruesome," Gallagher recalled.
To the young actor, Jack Lemmon was like...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Summer is the time for younger performers — teenagers and pre-teens — to stretch their theatrical muscles. Two weeks ago, South Coast Repertory's Young Conservatory Players took an impressive trip "Into the Woods" and now the Newport Theater...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
I couldn't help myself on Oscar night.
The spectacle of Hollywood congratulating itself for another year of films tilting toward the lackluster tends to nauseate me. Whenever Tinseltown's big night swings around, I reach for the remote to turn off the...
| Jun 9, 2012
Audrey Young, 89, who was a singer-actress in the 1940s and donated $5 million to the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood to create the Billy Wilder Theater in memory of her late husband, died June 1 in Los Angeles. A cause was not given. Her death was...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Baltimore is one city where crowds come out in the heat of the night to take in open-air movies.
In mid-July last year, when the thermometer was hitting 95 in the day and stalling in the 80s past midnight, fun-seekers swarmed to Federal Hill to watch...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest area for $6.575 million.
The buyer is producer Lili Zanuck, widow of film producer Richard Zanuck.
Surrounded by walls and gated, the Mediterranean-style estate sits on 5 acres with...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Something old ("Anything Goes"), something new ("War Horse") and a lot of shows in between (most of which were inspired by movies) have been announced for the 2012-13 season at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which begins its 26th season this fall....
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Get the Scoop
N'IceCream, a new sorbet and gelato shop opening Friday at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will be offering a free scoop to customers from noon to 4 p.m.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:26 PM
ACT Test Preparation
The Newport Beach Public Library, in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, is hosting a free ACT test preparation, starting at 10 a.m. for three hours in the Friends Meeting Room in the Central Library, 2000...
| May 3, 2012
Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...