| Jan 10, 2008
Actor Tom Hanks is keen to see the Oscar ceremony held as usual, and urged studios to return to the negotiating table to end a writers' strike that threatens to disrupt the climax of Hollywood's awards season.
The Golden Globe ceremony scheduled for...
| Feb 8, 2008
Hollywood could be back on its feet as early as Monday.
The major studios and the Writers Guild of America are putting the finishing touches on a deal that could bring an end to the costly walkout. Today the two sides are expected to finalize a three-...
| May 15, 2009
There are a several moments of real pathos in Ron Howard's film of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, which is several more than he was able to conjure up in his film of Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Howard has made a better, more entertaining thriller out of...
| Nov 15, 2009
The book business is in the midst of an online price war over best-sellers, with Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target trying to undercut each other and alarming the entire industry. Among the books they're fighting over is Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue," which...
| Jan 15, 2010
In the future, according to "The Book of Eli," we'll all dress like we're in a Nine Inch Nails video. It is written.
Most everyone wears goggles and leather in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of "The Book of Eli." A meteorite and a subsequent war 30 years...
| Feb 20, 2010
There's "Big," and then there's big. Box office giant Tom Hanks has purchased the 14,500-square-foot Pacific Palisades home of veteran producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, according to area real estate sources.
The sales price is listed at...
| Feb 28, 2010
Television producer and art collector Douglas S. Cramer has sold his Roxbury estate for $7.5 million, the Waterbury Republican-American reported last week.
Cramer, 78, whose credits include "The Love Boat" and "Dynasty," sold the property last month to...
| Apr 4, 2006
Shoppers won't find Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye" on the picked-over shelves at Dutton's Books and Art on Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
That's because bargain-hunters have swept up all the copies as the beloved North Hollywood emporium says its own...
| May 23, 2006
The last time the end of the world was at hand, the weather was just fair, but in a warning to the heathens, temperatures in Los Angeles were rising.
The mayor threatened to depose a political boss in a primary. Police braced for anarchists and Reds to...