| Sep 25, 2009
| 4:34 PM
A silver-haired woman with a doughy, wrinkled face peers through her reading glasses from inside the window of a recording booth. Her rapid hand waving at first appears to be a salutation to our chattering tour group, before it becomes obvious that it's a...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Peter, Stewie and the rest of the Griffin family took the night off. Probably for the best. Gives them more time to read all the comments on Sarah Palinâs response to last weekâs episode. Seth MacFarlane even had the chance......
| Apr 16, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Ed Asner has had a lot of practice being heard and not seen lately, having provided the voice of grumpy old Carl Fredericksen in Pixar's Oscar-winning 2009 film "Up." Asner's vocal talents will get another chance to shine in Reprise......
| May 13, 2007
Oscar De La Hoya, the people's champion who lost the World Boxing Council's super-welterweight belt last weekend in his match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., has sold his Big Bear Lake property for about $2.1 million.
It was bought by mixed martial arts...
| Dec 28, 2008
"If you stand together, you cannot lose. Actors cannot be beaten except by actors. The guild is for you, and you must be for the guild. Stand together."
Eddie Cantor, president, Screen Actors Guild, at the guild's first annual membership meeting, El...
| Apr 17, 2009
It's a bit heavy on the metaphors, a few fun supporting players prematurely vanish and there are tonal issues (what's with the homeless assassin?), but the offbeat comedy "Gigantic" remains quite the confident juggling act. First-time feature director...
| Aug 16, 2009
Ernst Katz, who nurtured thousands of young musicians during 72 years as the founding conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, died of natural causes Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to his nephew, Gary S. Greene. He was...
| Jun 7, 2009
The title of the new Disney/Pixar movie "Up," as well as its signature image of a house floating beneath thousands of tethered balloons, reminds us how frequently the theme of Lightness appears in children's literature. From Mary Poppins to Peter Pan,...
| Nov 13, 2009
David Lloyd, an Emmy Award-winning television comedy writer who wrote the classic "Chuckles Bites the Dust" episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died. He was 75.
Lloyd died of prostate cancer Tuesday at his home in Beverly Hills, said his son,...
| May 11, 2010
The Tony call comes early on the West Coast.
Marcia Milgrom Dodge was trying to get some sleep; the director-choreographer had only five days to stage the new Reprise Theatre Company production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." But...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Pasadena Playhouse is back. After shutting its doors in February because of financial problems, the theater reopened Oct. 12 with the one-man play "FDR" starring Ed Asner.
But is the building's most enduring protagonist back as well?
Some say Gilmor...