| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Julie Taymor, who was booted from the director's chair of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" before the show opened on Broadway in June, will be eligible for consideration in the best director category for the Tony Awards....
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Artist Ai Weiwei says thousands of supporters have donated more than $800,000 to help him pay off a tax bill and fine imposed by the Chinese government. An investor in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is suing over a theater fee....
| May 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit has something of a scoop about the casting for Sony's new, rebooted "Spider-Man," saying that the studio and director Marc Webb have narrowed their search for the new Peter Parker to basically five possible candidates......
| Nov 18, 2010
When they first met, Danny Boyle thought James Franco was stoned. When they next saw each other and Boyle had Franco memorize and read a scene from the "127 Hours" script, Boyle realized that Franco's half-baked demeanor had been a ruse, a combination...
| Dec 26, 2010
Janus, the Roman god for whom the first month of the Gregorian calendar is named, has two heads — one looking forward to the future and another looking back to the past. That might make just him the most appropriate mascot for 2011's emerging trends...
| Sep 10, 2010
When Sony Pictures' plan for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie starring Tobey Maguire fell apart in January, the studio had to come up with a new way to keep the superhero series alive after three movies released from 2002 to 2007 grossed $2.5 billion...
| Jun 25, 2011
La Belle Vie, the mammoth Bel-Air residence built in 1993 for philanthropist Iris Cantor by her husband, Bernard Gerald Cantor, has sold for $40 million, public records show. The sale is one of the highest this year in Los Angeles County.
The mansion had...
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 8:58 PM
Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
Robertson, who also...
| May 31, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Update: TV and film actor J.K. Simmons has sold his Hollywood Hills-area contemporary home for $1,585,000, the Multiple Listing Services shows.
The two-story view home, built in 2000, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms...
| Jun 14, 2011
When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away.
But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...