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  • Ryan Gosling to produce Busby Berkeley biopic, may star

    Ryan Gosling to produce Busby Berkeley biopic, may star
    Having recently portrayed a getaway driver, a bank robber, a loose-cannon cop and an expat gangster, it's only logical that Ryan Gosling's next role could be … Busby Berkeley? The star of "Drive" and "The Place Beyond the Pines" is set to produce...
  • Watch: Randy Newman blazes through 'I Love L.A.' on 'Tonight Show'

    Watch: Randy Newman blazes through 'I Love L.A.' on 'Tonight Show'
    Don't trust Randy Newman's rumpled-grandfather look. That's a needless warning, of course, for fans of the great L.A.-based singer-songwriter who came to a strange brand of stardom in the 1970s with such barbed pop tunes as "Political Science" and...
  • Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical

    Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical
    Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...
  • Elaine Stritch shoots straight from the lip

    Elaine Stritch shoots straight from the lip
    Kathie Lee Gifford looked like a deer caught in oncoming headlights when 89-year-old Broadway legend Elaine Stritch casually dropped an F-bomb on the "Today" show a few weeks back. Gifford shouldn't have been surprised. Stritch, who appeared on the...
  • Roman Polanski to direct 'Dance of the Vampires' musical in Paris

    Roman Polanski to direct 'Dance of the Vampires' musical in Paris
    Roman Polanski will direct the stage musical version of his 1967 movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers" in a production that is scheduled to open in October in Paris.  "Dance of the Vampires" (French title: "Le Bal des Vampires") was first produced in...
  • Adele Dazeem (Idina Menzel) saluted at 'The Book of Mormon'

    Adele Dazeem (Idina Menzel) saluted at 'The Book of Mormon'
    Adele Dazeem -- the John Travolta-anointed alter ego of Broadway star Idina Menzel -- received a special tribute at a recent performance of "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Actor Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Mormon missionary...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Let It Go' wins original song

    Oscars 2014: 'Let It Go' wins original song
    In the end, some of the biggest names in pop music couldn’t topple a Disney princess. “Let It Go” from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated musical “Frozen” took the Oscar for original song, besting offerings from U2,...
  • PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh

    PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh
    Celes King IV Community activist and entrepreneur Celes King IV, 70, a South Los Angeles community activist whose father was civil rights advocate Celes King III, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital, a family spokesman said. Adrian Dove,...
  • SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival

    SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. This spring’s National Football League draft will tell us who the most prized college players are. It’s thought to be a good year for quarterbacks. College and university talent...
  • Anne Sweeney to step down as Disney/ABC TV faces critical juncture

    Anne Sweeney to step down as Disney/ABC TV faces critical juncture
    The most powerful woman at the Walt Disney Co. — and perhaps in all of Hollywood — said that she would leave her job overseeing the company's $10-billion-a-year entertainment TV networks, leaving Disney to search for a successor in an...
  • 'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics

    'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics
    Controversy of one kind or another has dogged "Porgy and Bess" since its Broadway premiere in 1935. Just the fact that George Gershwin's first real stab at grand opera debuted on Broadway rather than the Metropolitan Opera, which had initially...