| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in "42," will portray James Brown in an untitled biopic of the soul singer.
"The Help" director Tate Taylor will helm the Universal Pictures movie from a script by "Fair Game" writers Jez and John-Henry...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Universal has scheduled James Brown pic "Get On Up" for Friday Oct. 17, 2014.
Pic stars "42" thesp Chadwick Boseman as the iconic soul singer. "The Help" helmer Tate Taylor will direct the film, which tells the life story of the man many called the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Inside the North Hollywood prop house History for Hire, a technician clamps down a sheet of pearl finish plastic and cuts a strip to fasten around the wooden hoop of a Slingerland bass drum.
Another worker is busy rebuilding a black Ludwig drum to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Walking Dead" and "Low Winter Sun" thesp Lennie James has joined the ensemble of the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman.
Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are also on board with Tate Taylor directing.
Pic follows Brown's rise...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out." That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer.
Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:58 AM
Tonight, "American Idol" arrived in Oklahoma City, the home of our very own Carrie Underwood. Surely after last night's show and being in a town that produced the likes of the country superstar, this town must be bustling with talent. Right? Not so much....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:17 PM
In need of online-shopping accompaniment that doesn't feature sleigh bells or mistletoe? Consider the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Django Unchained," which you can stream below.
As with most of Tarantino's soundtracks, the album...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:26 PM
23 songs by 23 artists! Michael Cloeren, emcee for Thursday night’s Bev Conklin and Friends Valentine’s Day Concert at the Musikfest Café, repeatedly reminded the audience what a “big” concert it was. I think there were only 22...