| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Jan 13, 2010
He's brash and irreverent, and by no means a polite Hollywood insider. So, the fact that Ricky Gervais will be hosting the Golden Globes this year has been met with squeals of delight from fans eager to see the comedian cut loose. But for the nominees,...
| Sep 10, 2010
When Sony Pictures' plan for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie starring Tobey Maguire fell apart in January, the studio had to come up with a new way to keep the superhero series alive after three movies released from 2002 to 2007 grossed $2.5 billion...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 12:08 PM
Update: Designer Waldo Fernandez has sold a house he remodeled in Beverly Hills for $8.3 million.
Listed at $10,995,000 in January of 2009, the walled 1926 Mediterranean has high ceilings in the living room, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, a...
| Sep 25, 2010
Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco...
| Apr 9, 2010
What a mess. John Edwards lied. Rielle Hunter lied. Andrew and Cheri Young lied. Elizabeth Edwards didn't lie, but was unwittingly living a lie. John and Elizabeth fought about Andrew. Andrew and Cheri fought about John. Rielle and John fought about...
| Dec 26, 2010
2010 is shaping up as The Year of the Tall. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which was designed and built by Chicago firms, opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world's tallest Jesus statue was erected in western Poland. Tennis...
| Oct 6, 2009
FOUR FRANCHISES AT A CROSSROADS: PART ONE This week we're taking a look at four major trilogies from this decade that are looking to add a fourth film despite substantial challenges -- not least among those challenges the skepticism of......
| Feb 2, 2010
Moments after the Oscar nominations were announced early this morning at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season) and I dished the top races via flipcam operated by our L.A. Times colleague Lora Victorio. (Thanks,...
| Feb 2, 2010
This year, 19 of the 20 SAG acting nominees are contending at the Academy Awards. The only one not to make the cut was SAG supporting actress contender Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), who was replaced on the Oscars ballot by Maggie Gyllenhaal ("...
| Feb 3, 2010
With invaluable assistance from our many forum posters, here are interesting stats about this year's nominations for the Oscars. Nine not so fine: "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" lead this year's derby with nine nominations each; "Nine" managed just four...