| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Actor Matt Damon may have been a neighbor to "Good Will Hunting" pal Ben Affleck for several months now, but his purchase of an estate in Pacific Palisades for $15 million just appeared on the Multiple Listing Service after the first of the year.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With the Oscars finally upon us Sunday, it's do-or-die for the movies ranked in the L.A. Times Data Desk's HeatMeter, which tallies points at events throughout the season to gauge the overall traction of people and films. With Ben Affleck's "Argo"...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" earned 10 nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards early -- including best film, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and supporting actress for Sally Field -- while Tom Hooper's musical ...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
This week's Oscar nominations brought surprises Chief among them: the snubbing of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, directors of “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” for director, and the multi-category dominance of upstarts “Beasts...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The Golden Globes on Sunday night were full of surprises: Jodie Foster's speech. Former President Clinton introducing best dramatic picture nominee "Lincoln." And "Argo" taking not only that prize but also generating a win for director Ben Affleck, who...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the penultimate stop before the Oscars -- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold.
As her publicist told her she had a few more...
| Jan 8, 2013
John Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who sheltered fugitive American Embassy staffers at his Tehran home at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. He was 88.
Sheardown died Dec. 30 at an Ottawa hospital, his wife, Zena,...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The bumper crop of beards and mustaches we first noticed in full bloom during January’s Golden Globe Awards is not only still with us, but the Fraternal Order of the Hollywood Hirsute seems to be inducting new members left and right.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took the best picture Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln"...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Now that the dust has settled and cold reality has replaced airy speculation, it's clearer than ever that as far as the 2013 best picture Oscar was concerned, Hollywood's directors gave and took away.
Not content with being the powers on the set, the...