| Jul 24, 2012
A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Well, that didn't work.
Despite the valiant efforts of Adele, Barbra Streisand and a surprisingly witty Daniel Day-Lewis, not to mention a last-minute surprise appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama as co-presenter of the best picture award, touted...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
I’ve flown in the Goodyear blimp. I’ve paddled down the L.A. River. I’ve spoken at two Hollywood Walk of Fame events. I’ve driven the wrong way at 90 mph on a new, still-unopened stretch of freeway (with a Caltrans guy beside me)....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
In "The Guilt Trip," Barbra Streisand has her first starring role in 16 years. But the "Funny Girl" celeb won't be laughing at the box office receipts for her new film, which is set to sell far fewer tickets this weekend than a 3-D rerelease of 2001's...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 9:26 AM
It was a ho-ho-ho-hum weekend at the box office, as five new releases failed to draw moviegoers to the multiplex in droves.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was the No. 1 film for the second consecutive weekend, collecting an additional $36.7...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Climate control isn’t really possible at an outdoor venue like the Hollywood Bowl, but the skies knew better than to rain on Barbra Streisand’s parade Friday evening. They threatened, but Mother Nature wasn’t about to...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Cowgirl Gaga in the wings? Lady Gaga might be showing signs that she wants to add a little country sugar to her pop-star glitter. Pairing with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland during Wednesday's Grammy nomination broadcast for the closing ballad “You.....
| Jan 2, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Pop critic Randall Roberts gives his highly opinionated rundown of a few of 2011's most memorable and/or unfortunate musical moments....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Paul McCartney named Recording Academy's MusiCares Person of the Year. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, 69, will be feted Feb. 10 at an all-star benefit in Los Angeles....