Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 1:14 pm
Richard LaGravenese is one of those very successful Hollywood writers who very rarely is recognizable by the general public. However, his vast list of screenwriting credits speak for themselves and include, “Rude Awakening,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Water for Elephants,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers,” “Paris, je t’aime,” “Beloved,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “A Little Princess,” “The Ref,” “Erin Brockovich,” and his break-out script “The Fisher King.”
Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:18 am
A Las Vegas man who crashed a pickup truck into singer Jennifer Lopez's Rolls-Royce in Malibu last September pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor DUI charge.
Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 9:02 am
After nearly six years, R&B singer Chris Brown was released Friday from probation stemming from his February 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in Hancock Park.
Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 12:24 pm
When you meet 6’5” Lou Ferrigno, aka the Hulk from the 1977-82 television series “The Incredible Hulk,” it doesn’t take long to realize the Santa Monica resident is a gentle giant, using his long lasting stardom to support charities close to his heart.
Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 12:51 pm
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld filmed an episode of his online show “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” in Santa Monica on Tuesday morning with former “Seinfeld” co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:40 am
Federal authorities today confirmed that Harrison Ford's vintage aircraft crashed last week after it lost power, which forced him to land at Penmar Golf Course in Venice shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 8:12 am
"Battered, but OK," actor Harrison Ford was hospitalized today with injuries he suffered when the World War II-era single-engine plane he was piloting lost power and crashed on a Venice golf course shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:16 am
Television host Carson Daly is being sued by an oil company that alleges either he or members of a trust built a fence that encroaches on the firm's property in Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 12:44 pm
Santa Monica resident Lou Ferrigno discusses his work with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and his passion for giving back.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:47 am
Oscar Week, as always, is a time for Hollywood’s best to not only accept awards, but to share on the recent year’s activity, as well as the possibilities in the year ahead.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:21 am
Lindsay Lohan was ordered today to perform 125 additional hours of community service as part of her probation stemming from a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, after the prosecution objected to some of the work for which the actress had been credited.
Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:05 am
American film director, screenwriter, and producer Ned Benson will take part in the next Vidiots Foundation Director Series event on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm.
Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:04 am
"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, will enter Sunday's awards ceremony flying high, following it's three-award finish at the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, presented Saturday in Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:00 am
South African Retief Goosen holds a two-shot lead over Canadian Graham DeLaet entering today's final round of the $6.7 million Northern Trust Open at The Riviera County Club.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:05 am
"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, has a leading six nominations for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best of independent cinema and will be presented today on the beach in Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:45 am
South African Retief Goosen holds a one-shot lead over three golfers entering today's third round of the $6.7 million Northern Trust Open at The Riviera County Club.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 8:28 am
World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh shot a five-under-par 66 at The Riviera County Club today to be among six golfers sharing the lead after one round of the $6.7 million Northern Trust Open.
Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:11 am
With the prosecutor absent, a progress report hearing was delayed today for Lindsay Lohan, who is on probation for her role in a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica during production of the film "Liz & Dick."
Posted Feb. 14, 2015, 9:12 am
At the risk of sounding as though I am way behind the curve and didn’t see it coming, we are now in a new age of information. Although our reliance on new devices and the Internet has facilitated the change I want to discuss, it is not necessarily at the heart of it. Ultimately, the change is in us: We are now officially without a means of prioritizing the category of information that we used to refer to as “the news.”
Posted Feb. 14, 2015, 9:08 am
Former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay and singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop joined Santa Monica-Malibu Unified student musicians and international recording artists Venice for the 11th benefit concert to support the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s For The Arts campaign.
Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 10:08 am
Detectives from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station have put out a call for witnesses to a multi-vehicle crash in Malibu involving former Olympian Bruce Jenner, in which a 69-year-old woman was killed.
Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:46 am
What can you say about Australian-born Dr. Barry Humphries’ “Anima,” Dame Edna, that hasn’t been said over the past 60 years? Well, as luck would have it, this was my first experience with the Grand Dame of nuanced “nastiness,” so I can talk about her performance with virgin eyes.
Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:18 am
The woman in a white Lexus, killed in a Malibu traffic crash involving TV celebrity Bruce Jenner and possibly paparazzi, has been identified as Kim Howe, 69, of Calabasas.
Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 4:53 pm
Investigators will review cellphone records to determine why a tabloid freelance photographer was at the point of impact where celebrity TV star Bruce Jenner's SUV crashed, killing a woman.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:48 am
The hottest celebrity Oscars viewing party in town is set to be a bigger and better affair on Sunday, Feb. 22, with the 25th annual Night of 100 Stars changing location to the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom – the same venue as the Golden Globes.