| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:01 AM
One of Broadway's more consistent box-office draws, Nathan Lane will return this season in a new play by Douglas Carter Beane. The two-time Tony Award-winning actor will lend his magical ticket-selling powers to "The Nance," which is scheduled to open...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:34 PM
An estate in Beverly Hills that was once home to comedian Joe E. Brown is on the market at $6.89 million.
Set apart from the street by walls and a gate, the 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival faces in on a courtyard with a fountain. Among original details are...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 9:06 AM
With the Republican National Convention set to kick off this week, an anti-Obama documentary did surprisingly well at the box office on one of the slowest moviegoing weekends of the year.
The No. 1 film was still "The Expendables 2," which claimed the...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:59 PM
"I heard that Clint Eastwood is channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit.” @bobnewhart
During Thursday’s telecast of the Republican National Convention, legendary comedian Bob Newhart, 82, got a call from his...
| Sep 16, 2012
The male cast members of "Friends" are keeping a score of Los Angeles real estate agents in Gucci loafers.
David Schwimmer, a.k.a. Ross Geller, sold his gated home in Hancock Park this summer for $8.865 million, public records show. He bought the 11,000-...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:04 PM
There probably will be a happily-ever-after ending for "Snow White and the Huntsman"at the box office this weekend.
The adaptation of the classic fairy-tale -- the second take on "Snow White" to hit theaters this year -- is expected to open with a...
| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
| Jun 11, 2012
In Martha Brockenbrough's heaven, old people show too much leg playing leap frog, and the church choir covers classic rock. Clearly, Brockenbrough is not a follower of the New Testament.
That's good news for heathen readers who will delight in the...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Two A-list stars failed to attract moviegoers to the box office this weekend, as a musical featuring Tom Cruise and a comedy starring Adam Sandler lost out to "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
The animated 3-D picture centering around a band of zoo...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Early in the second season of "The Andy Griffith Show," I ventured a suggestion for a line change to make it sound more "like the way a kid would say it."
I was just 7 years old. But my idea was accepted and I remember standing frozen, thrilled at what...