Posted May. 14, 2013, 9:38 am
A soft-spoken southern gentleman, Michael Shannon brings to the big and small screens the intensity and skilled acting that grew out of his years as a stage-trained actor, where he first performed at the Illinois Theatre Center.
Posted May. 8, 2013, 9:36 am
When Colin Firth walks into the room, he fills it with his delightful presence and charm. Having won every conceivable award for his riveting performance as King George VI in “The King’s Speech,” including the Oscar for Best Actor, one wondered could he shake off that strong association.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 9:32 am
He made a name for himself in films such as "The Matrix," "Speed," "The Devil’s Advocate," and "Point Break," but Keanu Reeves returns to the big screen this week in the indie flick "generation Um," co-starring Bojana Novakovic and Adelaide Clemens.
Posted Apr. 25, 2013, 8:45 am
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, “Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours,” “28 Days Later,” “The Beach,” and the iconic “Trainspotting” that catapulted a very young Ewan McGregor to fame. This is Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, auteur extraordinaire.
Posted Apr. 22, 2013, 11:21 am
The Kiehl’s Since 1851 store at 1516 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica hosted a VIP event last Wednesday, April 17 to celebrate its Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream to benefit Recycle Across America with its partners Alanis Morissette and Zachary Quinto, each who designed a limited edition label for the product.
Posted Apr. 22, 2013, 9:53 am
NBC “Sunday Night Football” announcer Al Michaels was busted for drunk driving Friday night after pulling an illegal U-turn in Santa Monica, not part of a police checkpoint as widely reported.
Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:16 am
After making a name for herself as one of the world’s toughest competitors on the tennis court, Maria Sharapova is now positioning herself as the source of sweetness.
Posted Apr. 12, 2013, 9:19 am
The Santa Monica chapter of the American Red Cross rolled out the red carpet Saturday evening at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel for the 8th Annual American Red Cross Red Tie Affair.
Posted Apr. 12, 2013, 9:12 am
One of Santa Monica’s most valuable assets is the approximately three miles of beach that make up the City’s western edge. A pair of Santa Monica locals and long-time beach lovers hope fellow residents will join them this Saturday to help keep at least one small portion of the beach as clean as possible.
Posted Apr. 11, 2013, 8:41 am
The gangster movie genre basically became part of the cinematic landscape in 1931 when Edward G. Robinson starred as Rico in “Little Caesar.” Since then, scores of tough guy films have been made, some based on real criminals, while others were based on fictional characters.
Posted Mar. 27, 2013, 9:01 am
Kirsten Dunst and British actor Jim Sturgess are co-starring in “Upside Down,” a science fiction, futuristic love story written and directed by Juan Solanas.
Posted Mar. 21, 2013, 8:10 am
Mark Webber, a talented young filmmaker, writes, directs, and stars in his latest film, “The End of Love.” It is a semi-biographical, beautifully crafted story about the struggles of a widower father, played by Webber.
Posted Mar. 18, 2013, 1:18 pm
Lindsay Lohan entered two pleas of no contest in regards to lying to Santa Monica police following her June 2012 crash on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Posted Mar. 18, 2013, 9:25 am
Lindsay Lohan may have to serve 245 days in prison if she is convicted of lying to Santa Monica police following her June 2012 crash on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Posted Mar. 13, 2013, 9:26 am
Benjamin Bratt is a familiar face both in television and on the big screen. His breakout role was that of detective Rey Curtis playing opposite the legendary Jerry Orbach in the long-running television series “Law & Order.” Since then he has appeared in “Miss Congeniality,” “Demolition Man,” “Traffic,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and Dr. Jake Riley on ABC’s “Private Practice.”
Posted Mar. 4, 2013, 8:33 am
Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series “St. Elsewhere,” for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then, Ed has moved easily among feature, television, and theater projects.
Posted Mar. 1, 2013, 3:51 pm
The 2013 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16 will feature headliners George Duke with special guest Jeffrey Osborne, Naturally 7 with special guest Herbie Hancock, Sheila E. and Bob James/David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd and James Genus.
Posted Feb. 21, 2013, 7:56 am
William Goldstein, a true Renaissance man, was born with the rare gift of genius that was manifesting by the time he was three years old when he could sit down at the piano and play by ear. By the time he was eight, he would go to the movies and was able to play songs and themes after seeing the film just once.
Posted Feb. 16, 2013, 9:19 am
Saint John’s Health Center Foundation will host an intimate evening of dinner and entertainment with one of America’s best-loved and most enduring singers on Saturday, Feb. 23, starting at 6 pm.
Posted Feb. 8, 2013, 12:29 pm
Santa Monica Place will be abuzz this weekend with Kathie Lee and Hoda taping a handful of episodes for their “Today” show on NBC.
Posted Feb. 4, 2013, 11:22 am
The American Cinematheque will pay tribute to actor Robert De Niro in person this afternoon as part of its "Actors Playbook" series at the Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica The sold out event includes a 2 p.m. screening of his latest film "Silver Linings Playbook."
Posted Jan. 18, 2013, 8:46 am
The family friendly production of Peter Pan has arrived at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a two week run with performances through Jan. 27.
Posted Jan. 17, 2013, 8:20 am
Brown University graduate John Krasinski is probably best known for his role on the hit television series “The Office,” which won the Screen Actors Guild Award twice for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. His first film was “Jarhead,” followed by an assortment of films including “Away We Go,” “Dreamgirls,” “Leatherheads,” and “It’s Complicated.”
Posted Jan. 15, 2013, 12:02 pm
Attorney Shawn Holley entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning at the LAX branch courthouse on behalf of Lindsay Lohan to the three misdemeanor counts of lying to Santa Monica police regarding her June 2012 traffic accident on the Pacific Coast Highway. The next court hearing is set for Feb. 10.
Posted Jan. 10, 2013, 7:55 am
Santa Monica's Barker Hangar will be filled with A-list actors tonight at the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The show will broadcast live on The CW Network at 8 p.m. Pacific Time.