| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
She is the meanest woman ever to get her own plush toy.
Maleficent, the wicked fairy from "Sleeping Beauty" who condemns the infant Princess Aurora to die, is the protagonist of a new movie starring Angelina Jolie and an unlikely character to boast...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Darkness becomes FX.
Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Jerry Vale, a smooth-voiced singer who reached the top of the pop charts in the 1950s and '60s with his interpretations of romantic ballads, died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert. He was 83.
Vale's attorney, Harold J. Levy, confirmed his death after...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Lisa Cholodenko has signed on to direct the first two episodes of "The Slap," an upcoming miniseries for NBC based on the novel by Christos Tsiolkas.
The suburban drama, which was published in 2010 in the U.S. and 2008 in Tsiolkas' native Australia, was...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Netflix CFO David Wells said the No. 1 streaming service will expand the breadth of its programming over the next few quarters, through original series and with more emphasis on licensing exclusive and "four- and five-star content."
"Our intent is to...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In a stark Studio City office building in February, a team of six writers was huddled around a conference table breaking the season finale script of what AMC hopes to be its baton-carrying, zeitgeisty drama — "Halt and Catch Fire."
| May 6, 2014
| 8:59 AM
We are legion!
TV fanatics who, after a day mired in social media viral videos and flotsam that calls itself entertainment, opt for shows with character. We're the masses rejecting HBO's "Game of Thrones." Yes, we consider action and story progression...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 3:17 PM
If all famous lives come down in the end to the lead sentence in an obituary, James Garner was put on Earth to play Jim Rockford, the life-sized private eye hero of "The Rockford Files." There was more to it, of course, before and after, on big screen and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Megan Gaynes noticed the horse when she pulled up to the auction in Mira Loma. He was standing in a pen, his head down, his right hind leg swollen.
Gaynes, who runs a horse-rescue organization, feared the gelding was in such bad shape that he might hurt...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Starz has given a 13-episode order to an anthology series from Steven Soderbergh and producer Philip Fleishman that is inspired by the helmer's 2009 feature "The Girlfriend Experience."
"The Girlfriend Experience" will delve into the world of high-end...