| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions:
Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides?
When will the Marvel characters be...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:12 PM
John and Dejah, Mary Jane and Peter, Catherine and Vincent, Jean and Scott. On Valentine's Day, we turn to our ......
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:50 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Super Bowl ads this year morphed into mini soap operas.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shrugged off aliens so he could get more milk for his kids in a Super Bowl spot for the Milk Processor Education Program. Anheuser-Busch's commercial...
| Jan 29, 2013
It was an out-of-town Broadway show that closed in one night, but those in the audience are likely to remember it for a long time because the show was produced just for them.
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream."...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Since being fired in 2011 from the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," director Julie Taymor has kept a relatively low public profile, her time presumably occupied by the ongoing lawsuit between her and the show's producers.
| Sep 6, 2012
Greg LaRocque has been drawing comic books for more than 30 years, part of a love affair with the medium that dates to 1961, when Marvel's Fantastic Four first appeared on newsstands. Michael Bracco, on the other hand, didn't start appreciating comics...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:00 AM
China is rolling up the red carpet for Hollywood.
Just six months after Chinese and American leaders reached a new agreement allowing more foreign movies into the world's most populous nation, officials there are trying to torpedo the box office...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:30 AM
"The Lion King" is set to roar past "A Chorus Line" on Wednesday to become the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history.
The Disney musical, directed by Julie Taymor, has been playing for 14 years and nine months. It opened at the New Amsterdam...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Screenwriter Alvin Sargent has sold the Santa Monica home he shared with his late wife, film producer Laura Ziskin, for $11.1 million.
The gated Monterey Colonial, built in 1942, includes four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. A honeycomb onyx fireplace...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The head-to-head battle of two animated giants in China turned out to be a rout.
Twentieth Century Fox's "Ice Age: Continental Drift" destroyed Universal Pictures' '"The Lorax" at the box office after both opened Friday -- the first salvo in an effort by...