| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Clint Eastwood had a "make my day" attitude about Hollywood agents, including his own representative, Leonard Hirshan.
"If he didn't return a call, he would have been history!" the screen tough guy said this week. But then Eastwood laughed and said,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tim Story calls it "director's jail."
That's where Story, 43, found himself just a few years ago, despite his successful directorial debut in 2002 with "Barbershop," which earned critics' praise and made $77 million worldwide on a modest $12-million...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date."
Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Bill Gerber is a film producer whose credits include "Gran Torino," "The Dukes of Hazzard," and "The In-Laws." His next movie, "Grudge Match," which will be released by Warner Bros. on Christmas Day, stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique — and possibly some of his own wealth — into the contest to replace termed-out...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON — The California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is known for progressive rulings that champion individual rights over government and corporations, but when it comes to show business, the "Hollywood Circuit" — as it has been...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Every writer who sits down and begins a screenplay thinks they know why they're doing it. Knowing why is essential to the process. But sometimes — maybe all of the time— we're fooling ourselves. We don't truly understand why we've written...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt took the increasingly common step of segueing from actor to director this weekend with Relativity Media’s release of “Don Jon.” After years of playing the likable hero in movies such as “50/50” and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners."...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:44 AM
In high school, my bedroom wall served mainly as a canvas for displaying '90s teen heartthrobs. And somewhere between Devon Sawa and Ryan Phillippe, Paul Walker had his place.
He was certainly more than deserving of a spot with those periwinkle eyes,...