| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
They gave us a slow-motion chicken dance, Max Greenfield in a fat suit (numerous times) and the epic friend/roommate kiss.
The “New Girl” writers room has kept busy concocting a steady stream of adorkable and nutty storylines for the Fox...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:15 AM
It does seem odd at first that the new TV season brings a series called "Dads" and another called "Mom." But TV moves in waves and swarms, and this fall there is an emphasis on family (and on extended family), possibly reflecting the experience of writers...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have bought a 13-acre estate in Montecito that had been listed at $26.5 million. The purchase price has not yet appeared in the public record.
The restored Tuscan-style villa and...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Milo O'Shea, a versatile Dublin-born stage and screen actor known for his famously bristling, agile eyebrows and roles in such disparate films as "Ulysses," "Barbarella" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet," has died. He was 86.
O'Shea, who also...
| Dec 8, 2012
Reinhold Weege, who created the popular Emmy-winning sitcom "Night Court" about an often-anarchic, after-hours New York courtroom and its cast of memorably loony characters, has died. He was 62.
Weege, who also wrote and co-produced the television...
| Jun 10, 2012
Joining the ranks of teenage homeowners is "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, who has bought a place in the Hollywood Hills West area for $2.5 million.
The 19-year-old also becomes another link in a string of celebrities who have called the place home....
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Sitcom favorites Shelley Long and Cindy Williams get to strut their comedic stuff together for the first time in the Hallmark Movie Channel's new film, "Strawberry Summer," which airs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both stars say they are surprised it took them this...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Inside, the Family Fun Arcade is dark, even on a sunny day. In the back, there's a counter where you can get change, buy a can of soda for 75 cents and grab a bag of Doritos or a cellophane-covered brownie. The place is noisy, always noisy, not with the...
| Apr 26, 2011
"I've always been kind of a shill," says Ted Danson. "The guy out in front of the tent saying, 'Thank you so much for watching "Cheers," come on in and let me introduce you to the marine biologists who have something really important to tell you.'"