| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
For the last 18 months, the ardent fans of "50 Shades of Grey" have engaged in a parlor game of trying to cast Christian Grey. As far as the online groupies are concerned, the frontrunners were, and still are, Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder, who may never...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Michael Bay has been called a lot of things during his career in Hollywood, but homebody probably isn't one of them.
The polarizing action director seemed to go out nearly every night while in Chicago filming “Transformers: Age of Extinction&...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners."...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week.
+ I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Summer is coming, and so is the Transformers ride at Universal Studios.
Transformers: The Ride -- 3D remains on target for a summertime opening, Universal Orlando officials said during a brief tour through the ground level of the structure on Friday. ...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 AM
[Update: Filming for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will continue this weekend in the Loop. Shooting will take place 7 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday on LaSalle Street, from West Lake Street to West Jackson Boulevard. According to a notice sent out to...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel's baby has arrived!
The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman and the "Safe Haven" star are now parents to Axl Jack Duhamel, who was born Thursday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Duhamel's rep told The Times.
| 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....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Michael Bay didn’t wait long to break out the special effects during Transformers 4 filming.
The action director delivered explosions and flipped cars on Friday, which was the first day of filming in Chicago. The scene was shot on the plaza in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In an ironic way, toymaker Hasbro is helping Randall Emmett and George Furla grow up.
As film financiers, the producers have built a reputation for making mid-range-budgeted action films such as "2 Guns," "Righteous Kill" and the reboots of "Conan the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Actress Megan Fox will star as the celebrity face of Avon's new his-and-her Instinct fragrances, the company announced Wednesday.
The fragrances are set to launch in Europe this fall and in the U.S. in 2014.
The women's scent is described as lush,...