| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:39 AM
After it opened in New York in 1987, the Broadway production of "Les Miserables" garnered eight Tony Awards, including best new musical. Twenty-five years later, the movie version of the beloved epic has scooped a total of eight Academy Award nominations,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
After Helen Hunt got word that she was nominated in the supporting actress category for this year’s Academy Awards, she played with her dogs for a while and then took her daughter to school.
“It wasn’t like I drove over to the Beverly...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
This week's Oscar nominations brought surprises Chief among them: the snubbing of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, directors of “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” for director, and the multi-category dominance of upstarts “Beasts...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Oscars, smoshkers. With his scenery-chewing performance on the sidelines last weekend, Jim Harbaugh has elevated himself to the top of this year’s list of the world’s greatest dramatic actors.
“Maybe he’s just being himself?&...
| Dec 29, 2012
Jenni Rivera: An article in the Dec. 20 Calendar section about the memorial service for singer Jenni Rivera at Gibson Amphitheatre described her as the mother of three. She had five children.
"Les Miserables" actors: In the Dec. 27 Envelope section,...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" scampered away with the top spot at the multiplex this weekend, beating out a handful of popular Christmas releases to claim No. 1 yet again.
For the third consecutive weekend, Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:12 AM
"Les Misérables" fans of a certain age may remember Colm Wilkinson, the big-voiced stage actor who originated the role of Jean Valjean in London and later on Broadway.
The producers of the new movie version have given the actor a cameo role as the...
| Jan 3, 2013
As with many of the arts, there is a protocol for doing the proper kegstand, a heels-over-head staple of tailgate parties and bowl games across the land.
It should be attempted only by the fittest and most deviant among us. A helmet would be wise, though...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:58 PM
There won't be much buzz at the box office on the first weekend of the new year, as only one new movie -- "Texas Chainsaw 3D" -- hits theaters nationwide.
The horror flick starring the serial killer made famous in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Two months after premiering a peppy new song, "Unbelievers," on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Vampire Weekend has announced that its upcoming third studio album is set to be released this spring on XL Recordings. The still-untitled disc will follow up 2010's...