| Nov 17, 2009
| 4:34 AM
After a somewhat disappointing and heavy breakup episode last week, âHow I Met Your Motherâ went back to basics for âThe Playbook.â It was a fun, mostly stand-alone episode showcasing Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) womanizer ways. T...
| Dec 4, 2008
Veteran Los Angeles film producer Leslie Urdang stands among the most fortunate independent filmmakers. One of 1,026 submissions, Urdang's low-budget "Adam," an uplifting love story featuring a man with Asperger's syndrome, was announced Wednesday as part...
| Dec 28, 2008
Image is a slippery creature, and one month's style sensation is the next month's tasteless trend. For those keeping score, we offer the 2008 Image Index, a sliding scale of the people, places, ideas and trends that moved up -- and down -- the pop culture...
| Jan 15, 2009
| 12:40 PM
| Jan 24, 2009
Good things come to those who wait . . . and wait . . . and wait.
Just ask David Permut, Daniel Sladek and Chris Taaffe, who have jointly struggled for nearly 12 years to bring the emotionally charged family drama "Prayers for Bobby" to television. The...
| Aug 17, 2008
MAYBE IT'S the fusty name: Emmy. Sounds a bit like that teetotalling aunt who's always bragging about her latest canasta score. Last year, the Emmy Awards drew just 13.1 million viewers, down from 16.2 million the year before. (Even the Country Music...
| Aug 22, 2008
WHO NEEDS bread and circuses when you've got networking and rock 'n' roll?
For every Democratic delegate who is bound for the convention in Denver, desperate to influence the platform committee, there are plenty more looking for the best entertainment...
| Sep 27, 2008
Tim Robbins was somewhere in red-state country last year shooting the film "The Lucky Ones" when a serviceman approached him in a bar. "One would think it wouldn't be safe for me to be in situations in areas like that," said the actor and political...
| Oct 22, 2008
The participant list reads like a list of actors from the red carpet at the Oscars.
Except, of course, for the Muppets.
The online video by Creative Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public advocacy group, features celebrities such as Anne Hathaway,...
| Nov 2, 2008
Something about the scantily clad women who wink from the classic pinups of Alberto Vargas stuck in photographer Timothy White's mind for years after he was hired by Esquire to create a tribute to the illustrator: The "Vargas girls" weren't sex objects at...
| Apr 6, 2008
THERE is no such thing as a Richard Jenkins movie, though he's been in more than 70 of them. Even in his best-known role -- as the mortuary paterfamilias, Nathaniel Fisher, on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" -- Jenkins was dead, haunting the characters...