| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:20 PM
What follows are a few highlights from the history of one of the most famous streets in the world.
1906: Burton E. Grant and other investors buy land on the former Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. The land will become Beverly Hills, and the city's main street...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
When your song refers to "the eye of the tiger" -- as the latest from Katy Perry does -- you can more or less go two ways with your visuals: boxing ring or jungle.
Having donned a pair of gloves (a la Rocky Balboa) for her performance of "Roar" on...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Miley Cyrus wasn’t the only kiddie-culture veteran looking to make a grownup splash on the MTV Video Music Awards last month. Though the former “Hannah Montana” star thoroughly dominated discussion of the telecast with the Twerk Heard...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:02 PM
When the nerds get their revenge, it isn’t always pretty.
At the Grammy Awards, in February, the New York pop-rock band Fun. was named best new artist and won the the coveted song of the year prize with “We Are Young,” the hit electro-...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Like most people, Josh Gad thought of sex addiction as a joke. He'd read headlines about the debauched exploits of such celebrities as David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand — all of whom went to rehab to treat the behavioral disorder —...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:54 AM
TV’s loss is moviedom’s gain.
At least, that was Jason Sudeikis’ message to a “Late Night With David Letterman” audience Thursday, when the “Saturday Night Live” stalwart announced that he’s chucking his...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Media giant Viacom Inc. is reviving the Paramount Television studio, a storied production company that once made such television jewels as "Star Trek," "Cheers," "Frasier" and "Family Ties."
Paramount's return to television production after seven...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Why the long face, Mr. Depp?
Perhaps because there’s no question “The Lone Ranger” is a catastrophe.
Produced for close to $250 million, the Johnny Depp-starring update of the old radio and television serial grossed a measly $29.4...
| May 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In Sunday's Calendar (and online here), I review "Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar," a worthwhile new biography of the late comedian by Kevin Cook ("The Last Headbangers," "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything"). The...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:49 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for an encore performance as Oscar producers, retaining them for the 2014 broadcast after this year's show garnered solid ratings.
The move is unusual because the job...