| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:48 PM
The Internet can be a source of information and illumination, but for some it's also a cause for worry, and in some cases, a loss of faith, as one Mormon man discovered.
Hans Mattsson, a "solid believer" in his faith, began to have doubts after...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It wasn't just that Ron Howard didn't follow Formula One racing.
He was equally unfamiliar with the particulars of NASCAR, Indy car, drag racing, monster trucks — if it had four wheels and wasn't his car, what was there to worry about?
| May 14, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Happy publication day to Dan Brown, whose latest Robert Langdon thriller, "Inferno," officially hits shelves Tuesday. Online, it's already declared its dominance: It's Amazon's No. 1 bestselling book -- thanks to preorders, it has been in the website's...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The results this weekend for Tom Hanks’ hijacking drama “Captain Phillips” — which took in $26 million in U.S. ticket sales from just more than 3,000 theaters -- are a tricky beast to size up. On the one hand, the movie beat...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When architect Kai Cole began designing her Mediterranean-style Santa Monica home, she weighed all the usual concerns — space, light, flow — along with one quite specific to her family's needs: where to hold the Shakespeare readings.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Sony Pictures is skipping over ”The Lost Symbol” and heading into an “Inferno,” announcing Tuesday that the 2013 Dan Brown novel will be its next Robert Langdon movie.
The studio has hired writer David Koepp, who penned the 2009...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You might not peg the guy who wrote "I, Robot" and adapted "The Da Vinci Code" as a self-described "shameless romantic." But then, when looking back on "A Beautiful Mind," the movie that won him a screenplay Oscar, Akiva Goldsman remembers it as a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Wookiees, mark your calendars. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" has a release date: Dec. 18, 2015.
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Can terrorism promote tourism? If the terrorism is on TV, the answer is yes.
The revived Fox series "24: Live Another Day" is shooting all 12 of its episodes in London through June, and although the Kiefer Sutherland starrer portrays the British...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:17 PM
CAIRO -- A big-budget biblical epic has run into big problems in Egypt.
The Darren Aronofsky-produced “Noah,” with its depiction of the divinely inspired deluge and the building of an ark that saves surviving species, is the target of a...