| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Two new series premiering Thursday try to reinterpret iconic detective shows—with completely different results.
“Prime Suspect” (9 p.m. Sept. 22, NBC; 3 stars), an adaptation of the British series that made Helen Mirren an international...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:02 PM
"Love, Sex and the IRS" is a 1970s farce by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore that has more going for it than its intriguing title. Bowie Community Theatre's cast and crew transform what might seem dated into nostalgic sitcom gold, coaxing giggles from the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The show that put female sleuths in vogue on television gets a complete-boxed-set release, with the first season showcasing the then-named Farrah Fawcett-Majors, who became a pop culture phenomenon unto herself.
Along with Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Things sure to take a late-summer heat wave to new levels of torture:
Woolen long-johns. A car without air-conditioning. Ten manic girls camped out in your living room.
Last week we entertained a gaggle of princesses for our 9-year-old’s sleepover...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Shop South Coast Plaza boutiques and restaurants with your Angelitos Card. The card, which may be purchased for just $60, is 100% tax deductible and the entire amount goes to Angelitos de Oro, a program that raises funds for one-on-one mentoring...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:44 PM
She did it again. Lil Spitzer, executive director of the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, produced what many called "the party of the year" Oct. 13 in the Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
Spitzer joined forces with community...
| Jun 9, 2012
Fashion designer Nolan Miller put a bra-less Farrah Fawcett in a see-through blouse for "Charlie's Angels," Tina Louise in a slinky nude-beige evening dress for "Gilligan's Island" and Elizabeth Taylor in violet gowns for her "Passion" perfume...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The scariest thing about the plot of "Extremities" is realizing how not just a person's life, but a person's very psyche, can change in an instant.
William Mastrosimone's drama, onstage in a solid production by Greater Orlando Actors Theatre, shows what...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Apr 1, 2011
Back in the Golden Age of TBS, you could tun in any given Saturday and be treated to one of three films — “Beastmaster,” “Ice Station Zebra” or “Logan's Run.” Wasn't it called “Movies for guys who love...
| Apr 19, 2011
I learned recently that they’ve come out with Part 1 of the movie version of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” The reviews so far seem pretty savage, which isn’t terribly surprising. Of her two best-selling novels, I prefer ...