| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:33 AM
“DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” ......
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:39 PM
The teaser trailer for "Django Unchained" has been released, offering a first glimpse of Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film about a freed slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) trying to save his wife from a vicious plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio)......
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| 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,...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 5:39 PM
It had to be the most hirsute panel at Comic-Con International’s cavernous Hall H. Between Christoph Waltz’s wild long grey hair and beard, Don Johnson’s shaggy ponytail and goatee, and Jamie Foxx’s long, unkempt facial hair, the...
| 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...
| 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...