| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills trophy house, marketing it outside the Multiple Listing Service.
Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated estate, is asking $20 million, according to local real estate agents.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Netflix Inc. surpassed rival HBO in domestic subscribers in the third quarter, a milestone it credits to buzz surrounding original series such as "Orange Is the New Black," the Emmy nominations for the political drama "House of Cards" and other...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's not as if Ender Wiggin has all that much riding on his shoulders. He just must single-handedly save the planet in a war against aliens and then become a moral compass for mankind. All before he's old enough to have a beer.
Orson Scott Card's...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Shock-rocker and filmmaker Rob Zombie, known for his horror and sci-fi themes, has sold his stately home in Hancock Park for $3.65 million.
The tree-sheltered Tudor, built in 1924, features wood paneling in the living room and pub rooms as well as the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Together they've won eight Academy Awards and received 76 nominations -- an unusually high level of Hollywood prestige for a low-key piano recital.
The film composers represented on Tuesday's season-opening performance of Piano Spheres at Zipper...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Don't look for a Hollywood remake of "Bicycling With Molière" any time soon. Not because a suitable title couldn't be found — "Skateboarding With Shakespeare," perhaps — but because this kind of charming, literate and sophisticated French film...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago.
The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Among the supporters of the TransLife Center are Lana Wachowski, co-director of "The Matrix" and other blockbusters, and her partner Karin Winslow. Wachowski, a transgender woman who is co-directing Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in "Jupiter Ascending"...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:39 AM
"The Matrix" creators Andy and Lana Wachowski have a new chosen one: Mila Kunis, star of the upcoming sci-fi spectacle "Jupiter Ascending."
The latest trailer for the movie, which you can watch above, introduces Kunis' character, Jupiter Jones, who like...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The new movie "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley as a brave young woman who challenges the rigid social order of her dystopian society, in which people are categorized into factions based on their personality types.
Many film reviewers, however, are...