| May 9, 2013
| 2:50 PM
"Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:56 PM
In a move to expand the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership's involvement in Oscar voting, the organization announced Saturday during its first general membership meeting that it will allow all members to vote in the foreign-language...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:19 PM
In two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Amazon, the online bookseller turned online department store, turned e-book-reader manufacturer, turned publisher, turned video streaming service, turning movie-and-TV studio, has posted its first 14 "TV pilots" -- six kids' shows and eight grown-up...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:46 AM
The upcoming Second City production of "A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature a changing roster of guest stars. Among the names confirmed to make guest appearances in the comedy production are "Southland" star...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Felicity Huffman will reunite with playwright David Mamet in the Los Angeles premiere of his election-year comedy "November," which will run at the Mark Taper Forum this fall. Huffman will be joined by Ed Begley Jr. and Rod McLachlan.
The run at the...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:44 PM
First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south...
| Feb 23, 2012
Imagine if Orson Welles was expected to improve on "Citizen Kane" every six years, or if Kobe Bryant's contract demanded that every time he put Nike to hardwood, he needed to score 60 points.
Such is the sphere of influence where BMW's 3 Series operates....
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
In 2008, the actress Illeana Douglas, known for her roles in Allison Anders' “Grace of My Heart,” Gus Van Sant's “To Die For” and Martin Scorsese's “Cape Fear,” among many other parts, created a Web series for IKEA, the...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 4 - 10 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Sept. 4 - 10 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
| Apr 24, 2011
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe — now that it'...