| Mar 5, 2009
| 9:24 PM
It might be heresy for a theater critic to admit, but Hollywood has done a better job of skewering the theater than the theater has done skewering Hollywood. Give me "All About Eve" over "Once in a Lifetime" any day. Of course, theater people make far...
| May 19, 2008
| 8:57 PM
JAMES FREY was back in his old neighborhood, strolling happily along the Venice boardwalk, enjoying a sunny day in a T-shirt and aviator shades as he passed tattoo shops and a man who was selling what he claimed to be "philosophy." It doesn't get any...
| Aug 11, 2008
SANTA BARBARA -- Every wedding he ever attended was, in some way, a disaster, the late filmmaker Robert Altman claims in a featurette that accompanies the DVD of his 1978 comedy, "A Wedding." The more wealth involved, of course, the greater the...
| May 8, 2009
Sam Cohn, a powerful talent agent who dominated New York's talent business during his heyday, has died. He was 79.
Cohn, who was at International Creative Management since its inception in 1975 and headed the New York office for nearly 25 years, died...
| Mar 18, 2007
GOODBYE waxed eyebrows, hello mustache wax?
On the runways of the fashion capitals and on the streets of Silver Lake, Venice and Brooklyn, designers and young guns alike are staking out a new frontier: a post-metrosexual ruggedness that's all about...
| Nov 4, 2008
| 8:39 PM
John Daly, the British-born producer of 13 Oscar-winning movies including "Platoon" and "The Last Emperor," has died. He was 71.
Daly, who was chairman of Film and Music Entertainment Inc., died of cancer Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73.
Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
| Nov 23, 2008
Belgian pop artist Guy Peellaert, whose surreal pictures for the 1972 cult book "Rock Dreams" brought him worldwide attention and led him to design album covers for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, has died. He was 74.
| Jan 23, 2009
David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of Ray Charles' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75.
Newman died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y.,...
| Sep 17, 2009
Henry Gibson, a veteran character actor who came to fame in the late 1960s as the flower-holding poet on TV's landmark satirical comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," has died. He was 73.
Gibson died late Monday night at his home in Malibu after a...
| Sep 12, 2009
Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...