| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:14 AM
"Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James announced Monday morning on Twitter that Dakota Johnson had won the coveted role as college graduate Anastasia Steele in the adaptation of her bestselling erotic novel.
The role of Anastasia is the biggest to...
| Jul 2, 2013
More than a year later, Nat Faxon hasn’t fully processed winning an Academy Award.
“It still feels surreal and dreamlike,” says the former “Ben and Kate” star, whose work with Jim Rash (Dean Pelton on “Community&...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:06 PM
The comedy "The Way, Way Back," which closed the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday, is a coming-of-age story based on events that really happened in the life of the film's co-writer and co-director, Jim Rash.
The film, which played before a packed...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Evan Beamer, co-director of "In Security," had a brush with danger Friday.
The Los Angeles resident almost backed into a Camaro after receiving a text telling him that his first feature film had been honored as an Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Whenever I find myself in a bleak mood, a quick glance at the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness usually does the trick. A near-perfect melding of minds between the "Parks and Recreation" writing staff and actor Nick Offerman, this visual guide on how to...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy.
OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:01 AM
The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year.
On an evening suffused with nostalgia, "The Artist," a nearly wordless, black-and-white romance celebrating Hollywood's formative era, won five Academy Awards, including best...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 4:42 PM
The highlights tonight, the second night of the 2012-13 TV season: 1. “NCIS” reveals which characters survived that explosive finale last season. ”NCIS,” at 8 p.m. on CBS, was the most popular drama last season. It faces...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 4:42 PM
CBS has the best hand this fall: two new series that are aces, crime dramas with dynamic heroes. Those two series stand out among the eight debuting next week. CBS will send in its four newcomers while Fox and ABC roll out two apiece. There are 21 new...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Fox is so excited about its new Tuesday night comedy line-up for the fall season that it's giving Chicago residents an opportunity to preview all four comedies airing that night.
This Sunday, Fox will host an advance preview screening of the new comedies...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:33 PM
"Ben & Kate" (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fox; 3 stars out of 4) will live or die by how much viewers love, or hate, Nat Faxon's exuberant portrayal of Ben Fox.
Faxon (Oscar-winning screenwriter, with "Community" star Jim Rash, of "The Descendants") spins like...