| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:51 PM
On the same day that the Walt Disney Co. estimated it may lose as much as $190 million on the disastrous "Lone Ranger," a British interview with the filmmakers surfaced in which the creative team blamed the epic failure on ... American critics.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:54 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing what I can get for my autographs.
The Skinny: I'm up extra early today to listen to a Time Warner earnings call (it was a good quarter). That's Time Warner, not Time Warner Cable, so don't get your hopes up about new...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:20 AM
"The Lone Ranger" actor Johnny Depp, who stars in one of the summer's biggest bombs, thinks critics are partly to blame for the film's failure. "2 Guns" actor Mark Wahlberg, who stars in one of the season's modest hits, has his own journalism-centric...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The 1987 film "Ishtar" has long held a cultural status much larger than that of just a single movie, as shorthand for the utter worst, an epochal flop with audiences and critics alike and a huge financial bomb. Its air of failure has become all-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Those waiting for the further adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow will have to wait a little longer.
In what will probably be seen as another blow to the once seemingly invincible producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the release date of the fifth installment of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are packing on the PDA since news of their reported engagement broke in January.
The celebrity pair stepped out for the premiere of Heard's latest film, "3 Days to Kill," at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To help transform Matthew McConaughey into a man dying of AIDS, Robin Mathews used grits to simulate a flaky rash in "Dallas Buyers Club."
For a pivotal comb-over scene in "American Hustle," Kathrine Gordon shaved and thinned part of Christian Bale's...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:41 PM
In the new sci-fi film "Transcendence," Johnny Depp plays a scientist who survives a brush with death, though he is forced to upload his consciousness onto a computer to do so.
As a leading man, Depp has endured his own share of misfortunes in recent...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Team U.S.A. dominated Easter weekend as Disney's "Captain America: Winter Soldier" fended off its competition at the box office, holding onto the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row by drawing in $26.6 million.
Brazil came in second with 20th Century...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:13 PM
This year in entertainment, Alec Baldwin took a wrecking ball to his career. So did celebrity chef Paula Deen. Both did it by opening their mouths.
Baldwin had just kicked off “Up Late,” a new interview show on MSNBC, when he was caught on...