Fictional newscaster Louis La Fonda is incredibly invested in his work. From investigative reporting to human interest pieces, he likes to dive headfirst into the story. And, that's kind of the problem. The deeper La Fonda explores his assignments, the more of a mess they become. "He really has n ... More >>
The first few minutes of Lincoln play out like a parody of the expectations of Steven Spielberg's detractors. The Great Emancipator rests like a humble Solomon upon a hard wooden chair, surrounded by freely mixing black and white soldiers of that great war of his. One black soldier dares to speak of ... More >>
John Logan and Jamie Pachino's plays examine the concept of true self for artists with false names
By Beth Barrett New details emerged in a plea deal signed by Barry Minkow showing how the ZZZZ Best con man-turned-fraud buster and pastor cleverly exploited the FBI to get proprietary information on home-builder Lennar Corp. -- then used that knowledge illegally to make huge secret trades ... More >>
A judge slams the purportedly redeemed con man with huge sanctions
Hef, still doing it his way (does he really have a choice?)
Also, Cyrus, The Mormon Proposition, The Lottery
Buh-byeJason Calacanis, Internet entrepreneur and "L.A.'s brash tech superstar," thinks the future of the web is streaming video and he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. Literally, since his mouth is on "This Week In Startups," one of the shows featured on streaming video network ... More >>
It took a screenwriter to find him
Michael Mann on personal crises and his latest feature
petecarroll.comPete Carroll.If it wasn't official, it sure sounded like it Sunday as several news outlets reported that USC football Coach Pete Carroll was leaving town to take over the top coaching job for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. It wasn't the reported $32.5 million that likely sent Car ... More >>
Not when you're tasked with saving classical music
Is the ambient widget device a friend who will share corn-bread recipes and glimpses at its panda cam, or a foe who will steal your passwords?
The juror whisperer
Also Dedication, The Hottest State and more
Charles Grodin on being a legend and getting a lot done... from home
A pedophile priest and his pious protectors
Environmentalist Rod Coronado returns to prison a decade after his radical heyday
Think you can keep up with the Miami Vice director?
Does the radical environmental group really exist?
What the prez could learn from his West Wing addiction
George Clooney tips his hat to Edward R. Murrow
Hunter S. Thompson goes up in smoke
Former Nightline executive producer Leroy Sievers laments the death of serious TV news
France's Dominique de Villepin on the traps the U.S. fell into
Soldiers are singing 'O Canada.' Is it the beginning of a Vietnam-like trend?
Milton Crawford exposes the DWP’s big whitewash... racism, intimidation and harassment
Death Valley Days
George’s pals are doing him wrong, but can Hughes save him?
Week Two: Karl Rove’s bad advice
When Jesica Santillan died of a botched heart-lung transplant, Nancy Rommelmann was nearly swallowed by the story.
Moonves can’t “D’oh!” us like that again
Hollywood is not messing its shorts over FBI investigation
The New York Times pursuit of an entertainment writer
How corporate takeovers make the media less curious
Why is everyone feeling sorry for this high-flying wretch?
A mom’s guide to dumping Firestone tires
Computer-hacking guru Kevin Mitnick says he's no cyberbogeyman
'Monster' Kody Scott and the Culture of Ornament
Denounced and deserted, Tailwind producer is not dispirited