| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Capt. Sharon Raydor, one of the highest-ranking women in a fictional TV version of the Los Angeles Police Department, is the ultimate "Lean In" type of gal.
Played by two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell on TNT's hit drama "Major Crimes," this top...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:23 AM
One week to the day after Los Angeles sweltered in record triple-digit heat, it's in the 60s with a light drizzle in a residential cul-de-sac in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Encino.
In production is NBC's new Wednesday crime drama "Law & Order:...
| Feb 13, 2009
Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
The premiere of the newest "Survivor" returned CBS to the top of the ratings Thursday night, while ABC reaped more benefits from its "Grey's Anatomy"-"Private Practice" crossover.
CBS led the overall...
| Feb 20, 2009
Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
ABC and CBS battled to another split ratings verdict on Thursday, and although "Private Practice" dropped off some from the past couple weeks, it still remained higher than its pre-crossover numbers.
| Jul 3, 2010
Case closed: David Boreanaz, who stars on "Bones" as an FBI agent, has sold his Hollywood Hills compound for $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The traditional two-story house and detached guesthouse sit on about a quarter of an acre in...
| Jul 11, 2010
A House Where Groucho Marx Made His Mark
A former home of comic Groucho Marx is on the market in Beverly Hills at $6,995,000.
The Spanish-style estate has been maintained by the same family for the last half-century. Marx's initials are carved into...