| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Idris Elba isn't afraid of his shadowy past. Actually, the actor seems to find revealing his secrets cathartic, as noted in his profile for GQ's October issue.
The 41-year-old British actor rose to fame as a drug kingpin on HBO's critically acclaimed...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Sam Taylor-Johnson's film resume appears a little light at first glance, but take a closer look at the newly crowned "Fifty Shades of Grey" director and her previous work clearly primes her for the high-profile gig.
The 46-year-old artist, whose only...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Johnathan Croom, an 18-year-old from Arizona, was found dead Monday evening in the woods of southern Oregon. The teen had gone missing in mid-August; the search for him had recently intensified, with his father appearing on CNN to help spread the word....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if I can get instant replay for my life.
The Skinny: As if you couldn't tell, I'm a little bit old school. That means I'm not exactly thrilled that baseball is now going to fully embrace instant replay. Human error and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:05 PM
One is a classic of the teen high school genre, the other a short but pungent documentary that hasn't been seen in 25 years. Together, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "All American High" capture a time capsule of teen life in the 1980s from...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:59 PM
President Obama joined the national conversation on race Friday, addressing the death of Trayvon Martin, the slain Florida teenager whose main offense seems to have been his skin color. After a week of protests in the wake of shooter George Zimmerman&...
| Jul 3, 2013
Standing next to a large flat-screen TV showing an image of a toucan, Claudia Trujillo was doing her best sales pitch, rattling off all the reasons to consider Costa Rica a prime film location.
Costa Rica doesn't have a film incentive, she explained,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:24 PM
In addition to Constitution Week, Cyber Security Awareness Month and Wear Red for Women Day, Harvey Milk Day will now be officially recognized by Orange County supervisors. The decision marks a reversal for county supervisors, who twice previously refused...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:26 PM
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Weinstein Co. has decided to cancel the Hollywood premiere of its movie "Django Unchained."
The studio was set to roll out the red carpet for the ultra-violent Quentin Tarantino flick at the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
If you can find Paul Thomas Anderson, then you've found the set of "Inherent Vice," the first Thomas Pynchon novel ever to be made into a film.
Anderson is currently filming on the streets of Los Angeles. The L.A. Times blog Company Town reports that...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
When "Inside the Actors Studio" quietly made its debut in 1994, Bravo was a decade-plus-old, little-watched cable network that aired highbrow art films, opera and ballet.
Nineteen years, 300 guests and 15 Emmy nominations later, the show, one of Bravo's...