| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Deep in post-production on his weird but wonderful sci-fi romance "Her" this past March, Spike Jonze made the difficult decision to — as the old editing edict goes — kill one of his darlings.
The nuanced vocal performance turned in by...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:39 PM
It's always a privilege to be in the company of an actor who doesn't worry about being liked by an audience, who refuses to ingratiate himself as a performer to soften the sharp edges of his character.
Charlie Robinson, star of the South Coast Repertory...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS — The music is blaring inside James Franco's house and there's booze — and drugs — everywhere. Actor Michael Cera is snorting lines of cocaine, while comedian Aziz Ansari is trying (and failing) to hook up with Rihanna....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Pop phenomenon Lady Gaga, rapper Eminem and indie rock darling Arcade Fire are among the mainstream acts to headline the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.
YouTube will host its first live-streamed music awards show Nov. 3 to honor top performers and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:31 AM
I don’t have much use for Hollywood. After more than two decades in Southern California, I’ve developed a healthy resistance (resentment?) toward the notion that our entire culture can, or should, be interpreted through the filter of the...
| Nov 15, 2008
Call it Jean-Claude Van Damme's "Being John Malkovich" moment.
In the opening sequence in his namesake drama "JCVD," the C-list martial arts movie star is shown punching, kicking and blasting his way across a wartime wasteland. Even if he's looking...
| May 2, 2008
John Malkovich has a killer's look in his eyes. As he methodically paces the room, the actor fixes his unblinking stare on his latest victim -- a young soprano with luminous skin and an innocent face.
Savoring the moment, Malkovich approaches the...
| Nov 2, 2006
THE scene at this Santa Monica flea market says it all: Shiny black Lincoln Town Cars and Mercedes-Benz SUVs have packed the preferred parking spaces. Vendors look as if they belong in Nordstrom, not under a tent in an airport parking lot. As shoppers...