| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:42 AM
Fasten your seat belt for a flight back to the 1960s.
By definition, a series titled "Pan Am" would have to be set in an earlier era, since the title airline went out of business in 1991 after 64 years of operation. However, it's now back in business for...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:44 AM
When producer-director Amy Flanagan approached her about allowing a TV crew to film a documentary series in the bustling halls of King's College in London, Briony Sloper, the head of trauma and ER at the facility, at first was hesitant.
"It was a massive...
| Nov 11, 2012
Although a traditional-style estate may not seem to blend with Adam Levine's pop rock persona, the Maroon 5 frontman and coach on "The Voice" has bought one in the Beverly Crest area for $4.83 million.
The single-level ranch house, white with long...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 8:21 AM
For fans of TV history, a walk through the "Television: Out of the Box" show at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is like a grand stroll through our collective past.
Visitors to the exhibition, which celebrates nearly 60 years of Warner Bros....
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If comic book characters are a driving force in Hollywood, it's worth noting that Wonder Woman, one of the most iconic characters of the last 70 years, has yet to star in her own live-action movie.
She hasn't been completely ignored. Two years ago,...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Inside a 10-foot-tall cylinder a few miles from the beach, actress Britt Robertson is chained to a bedpost.
The petite 23-year-old is being held captive by her (fictional) ex-boyfriend, a possessive young man named Junior who'...
| Jan 20, 2008
| 4:41 PM
WHEN NBC's Golden Globes telecast devolved into a fiasco earlier this month, with ratings skidding more than 70%, it seemed to hammer home the conventional wisdom about the writers strike.
The strike by the Writers Guild of America, you'll recall, was...
| Nov 19, 2007
Damon Lindelof got a sobering glimpse of his future as a television writer two years ago as he strolled through the Grove shopping plaza in Los Angeles.
Hanging in the window of the Apple store was a gigantic poster for "Lost," the hit ABC show on...
| May 23, 2009
You could call it a shorts sale.
Tom Lennon, the pants-averse Lt. Jim Dangle on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!" (2003-09), and his actress wife, Jenny Robertson, have purchased a Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000. The seller was "ER" actress Maura...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...