| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:59 PM
The Arches restaurant, a Newport Beach institution for nearly 90 years, abruptly closed last week for unknown reasons.
A company representative confirmed that the business on Westcliff Drive closed Wednesday night. The phone number is disconnected and...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:58 PM
A big-screen variation on "Glee" in some ways, this frequently musical comedy from filmmaker Whit Stillman ("Metropolitan") centers on several female college students who decide to enliven the lives of their peers in a unique way.
It often entails big...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:13 AM
With the CW drama series' sophomore round on the way, these episodes introduce Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.") as a surgeon taken by a series of circumstances from New York to a small Alabama town.
There, the environment and the locals have a pronounced...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Country singing star LeAnn Rimes and her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, know a bargain when they see one. The pair spent $3 million behind the gates in bucolic Hidden Hills on a house marketed as a short sale that once sold for $5.575 million.
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:35 AM
This week's episode opened with Emily dreaming about her mother, who then morphed into Victoria. Talk about going from a pleasant dream to a nightmare.
When Nolan tries to wake Emily from her nap she manages to strangle him in her sleep -- the list of...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:22 AM
"Fun Size," a terrifying Halloween prank starring Victoria Justice of the Nickelodeon brat-com "Victorious," concerns a Cleveland high school senior who misplaces her preteen brother on trick-or-treat night. One too many jokey references to child...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:15 PM
A sports drama, a teen comedy, a horror flick and a multi-century epic are all hitting theaters this weekend, but none look like they will be a major draw for moviegoers.
Of the four films debuting, "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" seems to have the best...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:41 AM
First published on May 29, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you -- 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
London native Jessie Ware first visited America in 2009 as a backup singer for friend Jack Penate. By the time Ware returned for a second visit last December, she had moved into the starring role.
The singer's rapid ascent, which included the August 2012...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
When Alan Arkin signed on to "In Security," he wanted to play only one role.
A motorcycle cop.
"He wanted the boots, helmet, glasses and leather jacket — he wanted to look good," said Evan Beamer, who co-directed the movie along with his older...