| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah.
Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Maybe it's the ongoing success of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," or perhaps just the start of soulful autumnal nights, but something has put us in a jazzy, Louis Armstrong kind of mood.
All of which is enough to make one wonder if "Something Wonderful," a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Telluride's over, and the Venice Film Festival is past its midpoint. Judging from reports, we can safely declare a couple of things:
1. You'd better learn how to spell and pronounce the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British actor who plays the free black...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Even a legion of ardent teenage girls was unable to overpower Oprah Winfrey at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as the film "The Butler" starring the media mogul cleaned up for the third consecutive weekend.
Heading into the four-day holiday, pre-...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 PM
For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience.
The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For a long time, Elmo was the shining star of "Sesame Street," but when the long-running kids show returns for its 44th season on Sept. 16, it's Cookie Monster who's angling to grab all the buzz (and all the cookies, of course).
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:30 AM
The Obama administration has enlisted a handful of prominent screen actors -- including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, Forest Whitaker and Alfre Woodard -- to help promote Turnaround Arts, an initiative launched this week to incorporate arts...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Word Theatre: A party held at the Santa Monica home of Word Theatre artistic director Cedering Fox celebrates Word Theatre's 10th anniversary....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
UCLA has offered a scholarship to Justin Combs, a cornerback from New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep, according to Rivals.com. This may mean the college football rapper monopoly in Los Angeles is over. USC has long been supported by Snoop Dogg,......
| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:33 PM
“Movie: A Year Ago in Winter” ** (2008) 8 p.m., Thursday Sundance: Karoline Herfurth, Josef Bierbichler. An artist befriends a troubled dancer while painting her portrait for her grieving mother. “Video Games Live” 1 a.m., Thu/...