Someone at 5555 West Melrose Avenue (the address for Paramount Studios) called 911 today after discovering a "white powder like substance" in an envelope. So the L.A. City Fire Department dispatched its hazmat team to the studios for a "chemical investigation" of this "unknown type of suspicious su ... More >>
Shiny happy Walmart in Paramount.Public-employee unions -- and, of course, the Sacramento politicians they paid for -- are ripping into California Governor Jerry Brown today for his (really quite reasonable) proposal to trim down state pension plans and save around $900 million. So if we may ... More >>
That's the way you do it ... Did you get a pay raise in 2010? Didn't think so. But some of the entertainment industry's biggest titans saw jaw-dropping raises -- like, so much cash they could make in rain for for years. Philippe P. Dauman of Viacom (MTV Networks, Paramount, et. al.) saw 150 ... More >>
Paramount PicturesAmerica just couldn't wait to see Steve-O's balls in the third dimension. "Jackass 3D," third filmic spinoff of MTV's infamous gross-out series, opened this weekend to disgusting amounts of success. Moviegoers dropped an estimated $50 million on the film between Friday and ... More >>
Even Iron Man can't fly through volcanic ash. With air travel over Europe still suspended due to the massive fallout from the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Paramount has announced that they're moving the Iron Man 2 premiere and press junket, previously scheduled to take plac ... More >>
This has got to be the ultimate film-lover's souvenir, and you can't buy one on Hollywood Boulevard. Rather, Paramount Pictures is rolling out a website where everyday movie fans will be able to edit and then buy and download a self-selected clip from their favorite Paramount flicks. The God ... More >>
This week had surprises for Hollywood
Photo Credit: Soap BeardNothing says America like beer. (Note: it also says Germany.)Another weekend, another chance for culinary excesses and tribute bands. Almost an answer to the ethnic feasting at the Greek and Little Ethiopian festivals last weekend, Saturday's Septemberfest (America's v ... More >>
Although the official start of Fall is still a couple of weeks away, Hollywood's Autumnal Equinox is already upon us, as the books are closed on the 2009 summer movie season and the curtain goes up on the Toronto International Film Festival, the still-humid summer air starting to hum with the fir ... More >>
Calling off their strike, film technicians return to work at Paramount following successful mediation through the National Recovery Administration.LA Herald-Examiner/LAPL
Lesher out, Weston out, Goodman In
Box office is on fire but fanboys flame Star Trek and Wolverine
Rapper, stoned, is tired of being typecast as "stoner rapper"
New Mayor in Hot Seat Mary Su, who was sworn in as Walnut's first Chinese-American woman mayor Wednesday night, is already at the top of recall petitions because she did not display enough ardor in opposing an NFL stadium being planned for neighboring Industry. Hoodie Recall About 300,000 kids ... More >>
If you can make it there ...
Mo' money, more Hugh, less Jerry
No, Er, Yes, Doubt
Two major shakeups
Myers starts writing, Universal gets pirated, Barker is dumped and Geffen is set to jump
Paramount Is First to Feel Financing Woes
Depp's loyal heart and Moonves' disloyal buds
Pellicano, HD DVD, L.A. Times' Montorio and Carson Daly
Getting away with it on film
Taking the squeeze off Osteria La Buca
Whats making news while Hollywood vacations
Paramount Pictures chief now obeys his DreamWorks masters
Mogul earns scorn, not envy at Globes
Recommended events for counting down and getting it on the last night of the year.
Cruise And Redstone do battle prepare for a true epic.
Jake Gyllenhaal's ride to nowhere?
Da Vinci Cannes the world
More Fashion week fierceness is on the way, but for now here's some visuals to go with Nightranger (Fashion Week addition) in this week's paper. Top photo: Paris and her fuzzy date (along with the designer of 2B Free, left) at Paramount Studios. Bottom photo: Richard Branson's idea of LA style? ... More >>
How To Cure Hollywoods Summertime Blues, The Sequel
Mad Hot Ballroom steps up
Another year, another round of ridiculous remarks
Why the FCC shouldnt consolidate without concessions
Raleigh Studios squeezes its neighbors
The life and fast times of Don Simpson
Larchmont rallies to block studio parking plans