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  • 'Alice in Wonderland,' a curious Hollywood history

     
    "ALICE IN WONDERLAND": 27 DAYS Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole? Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Disney are adding a strange new chapter to the Lewis Carroll classic with "Alice in Wonderland," a film that presents......
  • The History Channel's JFK miniseries: Is it really right-wing character assassination?

     
    For the past week, liberals everywhere have been up in arms over the horrifying prospect of a new History Channel miniseries about John F. Kennedy hatched from the brain of Joel Surnow, a creator of Fox's hit TV series "24"......
  • REVIEW: 'Defendor' is a 'wisp of a movie'

     
    Here's an excerpt from Glenn Whipp's film review of "Defendor" in Thursday's editions of the Los Angeles Times... If, as the song instructs, you don't tug on Superman's cape, how exactly would you approach Woody Harrelson's would-be superhero in...
  • 'Betty' is leaving her cocoon

    'Betty' is leaving her cocoon
    "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera is losing the braces, wrapping up her role on the ABC sitcom and moving on. The actress, who plays a fashion-challenged editor at a style magazine, is relocating to New York for career reasons. She has listed her...
  • Eugene Allen dies at 90; White House butler from Truman through Reagan

    Eugene Allen dies at 90; White House butler from Truman through Reagan
    Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served presidents from Harry S. Truman through Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 90. Allen died of renal failure Wednesday at a hospital in Takoma Park, Md., the Washington Post reported. Allen, who was black,...
  • Oh, snap: Frank Worth's classic Hollywood photographs at Art & Artifact

     
    The new Los Angeles photography gallery Art & Artifact celebrates its grand opening Thursday evening with a show devoted to Frank Worth's classic movie star black-and-whites. Worth, the original photographer of the late 1950s L.A. Dodgers, was better...
  • 'Glee': The boy is mine

     
    Super Mario references? A Mercedes and Santana (vocal) showdown? Puck with normal hair? Look, I gotta be honest with you guys, I could barely contain myself during the entire hour. I was like that loud drunk guy in the bar......
  • Camp it up: The writer of 'Batman' and 'Flash Gordon' answers five questions

     
    FIVE QUESTIONS: LORENZO SEMPLE JR. This Sunday, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre paid tribute to Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter who hit pay dirt in 1966 with “Batman,” the campy ABC sensation that starred Adam West and Burt......
  • 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes

    'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes
    Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony? A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. B) George and Ira Gershwin. C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
  • Theater review: 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' at the Old Globe

     
    San Diego -- Something slightly felonious is happening with the goldmine of tunes by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, the songwriting team that helped revitalize Frank Sinatra’s hip factor in the 1960s. The new musical “Robin and the 7......
  • George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'
    George David Weiss, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and many other pop hits, has died. He was 89. Weiss, a former longtime president of the Songwriters Guild of America,...