| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Like the eponymous hero of his new biblical epic "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky has proved himself a man obsessively devoted to a formidable undertaking: in Aronofsky's case, combining a scriptural story with blockbuster visuals and a provocative...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:28 PM
There are myriad ways to promote a film these days, most notably through trailers, billboards, media junkets and talk-show appearances.
Now "Noah" star Russell Crowe is trying to reach a higher power, beseeching Pope Francis on Twitter to watch his...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Following days of conflicting reports whether Russell Crowe would get his wish to meet with Pope Francis, the "Noah" star did make the pontiff's acquaintance on Wednesday, albeit briefly, at Francis' weekly audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Johnny Depp has boldly gone where Kim Kardashian went before him. And no, we don't mean with a booty-baring selfie -- though we wouldn't kick one of those out of bed for eating crackers.
Depp, like Kardashian, has turned his dark tresses blond. A...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:21 AM
"Big Fish," the new musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie -- as well as the original novel by Daniel Wallace -- made its big splash on Broadway over the weekend, opening at the Neil Simon Theatre.
With an A-list Broadway team, including actor...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” will surely go down as one of the biggest songs of 2013. The slinky dance track was No. 1 for 12 weeks, sold more than 6 million copies and served as the soundtrack for one of the most deliciously...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before resetting the clock in my car.
The Skinny: Finally made it to The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Very cool place. Now I know where to go when I have to escape from the newsroom, which is every day. Monday's roundup (or is it...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:16 AM
With seats scarce and ticket prices through the roof, "Betrayal" is one of the most coveted shows on Broadway. The production features real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz enacting Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, directed...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before digging out the umbrella and raincoat.
The Skinny: I've lived in Los Angeles on and off for more than 12 years and I'm still amazed that a little rain is the lead story on the news and brings traffic to a grinding halt. Well,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."
The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, whose film career was marked by a long-running rivalry with her sister, Olivia de Havilland, died on Sunday at age 96 at her home in Carmel, California, according to reports.
The Hollywood Reporter and the Los...