| Apr 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The Rhinemaidens sang, the band played a hep-cat version of the theme from âPsycho,â and L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said he felt like Queen Elizabeth. With touches like that, what else could the occasion have been but Wednesdayâs...
| Mar 23, 2010
Gleaming white tiles; pounding jets of water; a naked woman; a shadowy figure on the other side of the plastic curtain; is there anyone out there who doesn't know what happens next?
If not the most famous scene in the history of the cinema, the shower...
| May 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
| Jul 4, 2010
The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the judicious observations, the strategic dropping of a timely anecdote, the eyes that calmly take your measure, like a...
| Oct 31, 2010
It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
| Oct 31, 2010
Director George Hickenlooper, who won an Emmy Award for the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," has died. He was 47.
Hickenlooper was found dead Saturday morning, Denver police told the Associated Press. Denver Mayor John...
| Nov 7, 2010
The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actress, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest,...
| Dec 26, 2010
If you're looking for the hot spots in Europe for 2011, consider these, which promise to be buzzing in the new year:
People who love the Italian countryside are always looking for new territory to explore. These days that means going south to Basilicata,...
| May 1, 2011
William Campbell, a veteran actor who had memorable roles in the television series "Star Trek," was in Elvis Presley's first film and in the 1950s was married to President Kennedy paramour Judith Campbell Exner, has died. He was 87.
| Jul 31, 2010
Maurice Hines Sr., a drummer who toured for a decade in the nightclub act Hines, Hines and Dad that helped propel his tap-dancing sons to fame, has died. He was 88.
Hines died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospice-care facility in his longtime...
| Jan 14, 2011
Joe Gores, a former San Francisco private investigator who became a prize-winning author of hardboiled mysteries such as "Hammett," "Come Morning" and "Spade & Archer," has died. He was 79.
A resident of San Anselmo, Calif., Gores died of a stomach...