| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:15 PM
In September, a good portion of the Internet lighted up with the news that DMX -- rapper, actor, one-time Ruff Ryder -- was somehow unfamiliar with Google, at least in the form the search engine takes on a computer screen.
Two months later, however,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Last week Rick Ross revealed "100 Black Coffins," his typically imposing contribution to the upcoming soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." The album, due out Dec. 18, is the first of Tarantino's soundtracks to feature original songs he...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Harvey Weinstein says that in the wake of the Colorado massacre, filmmakers need to examine how they depict violence, suggesting that directors come together to discuss how their movies influence public behavior.
If he wants to show some especially...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest area for $6.575 million.
The buyer is producer Lili Zanuck, widow of film producer Richard Zanuck.
Surrounded by walls and gated, the Mediterranean-style estate sits on 5 acres with...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has put a Malibu rental property up for sale at $23 million.
The oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired compound had been listed for lease this summer at $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for a lease of less than...
| Jun 15, 2012
Richard F. 'Dick' Stolz
Respected CIA operative, official
Richard F. "Dick" Stolz, 86, who joined the CIA in 1950 and became one of the agency's most respected operatives, died Saturday at a hospital in Williamsburg, Va., of complications from a fall,...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:28 PM
This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
| 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"...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Well, that didn't work.
Despite the valiant efforts of Adele, Barbra Streisand and a surprisingly witty Daniel Day-Lewis, not to mention a last-minute surprise appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama as co-presenter of the best picture award, touted...