| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Jupiter enters Leo for a year -- a boon for theatrical types of all persuasions!" writes our smart astrologist friend Shelley Ackerman.
So, you take heart, my friends in show business.
SPEAKING OF this possibly being a very good year, the great actor...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Republican candidate Bruce Rauner disclosed Monday that he made $53 million in 2012, part of a vast wealth that he is willing to tap in his run for governor — a point he made by dropping another $500,000 of his own money into the race.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
From the romantic quirkiness of "Annie Hall" to the Machiavellian ladder-climbing of "Wall Street" to the gritty desperation of "Dog Day Afternoon," New York has long served as a character in cinematic storytelling. But, as a slew of this year's awards-...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:55 AM
NEW YORK — Most media moguls spend their time building empires.
Time Warner Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes has spent the last several years dismantling one.
Gone is AOL, the online platform that acquired Time Warner in 2000 in a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As a theater actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded a pile-driving force. He didn’t start softly and build. He came out of the blocks in a fury and steadily ratcheted up to an apoplectic finish.
Writing in the Village Voice about his...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Over the last 15 years, much of Ben Stiller's work — "Zoolander," "Meet the Parents," "There's Something About Mary," "Tropic Thunder" — has turned not only into box-office gold but something bigger, zeitgeist-defining...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Five people were reported killed by flooding in Kentucky on a weekend that included snow in the Midwest and New England, tornadoes in the South and record heat in New York.
Almost half a million customers were reportedly without power across Michigan...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Civic leaders in Irvine have authorized the use of subpoenas to help auditors dig deeper into an investigation of the financial management of the Orange County Great Park.
The City Council voted 3 to 2 this week to move forward with a forensic audit...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:27 PM
NEW YORK — When her team, the Seattle Seahawks, made it to the Super Bowl, Mabel Chan knew she was going to travel to the East Coast to cheer them to victory.
"It's the Super Bowl! In New York City!" she said recently, standing in a crowded New...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was after a late screening and the group of several hundred was aggrieved, its moral hackles raised.
"How could they treat him so badly?" one audience member asked.
"An injustice," said another.
"What can people do with their frustrations?" asked...