It has been said that actors are born, not made. And though it may be more accurate to say that they are born and then made, there are certain performers whose will to act seems to be singularly touched by destiny.
Consider John Lithgow. The son of an itinerant Shakespearian actor-manager and liter ... More >>
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is the name of Jerry Seinfeld's new web series, and, as the title suggests, is about comedians (plus Alec Baldwin) getting into cars to get coffee. And to tell jokes and stories and laugh over coffee, presumably, as we all do, or maybe should do, and to see what els ... More >>
A sea of screaming faces beckon movie stars to the sidewalk, where they conjure photographs, baseballs and -- when Johnny Depp appears, even a replica Freddie Krueger glove for him to sign. Outside Grauman's Chinese Theater, they downright beg for an autograph, yelling until their voices turn hoarse ... More >>
Last weekend, the third L.A. Web Series Festival (a.k.a. LA Web Fest) took over the LAX Radisson Hotel, bringing a wide variety of Internet-based programming to screening rooms. I stopped by the event on Saturday afternoon and got to check out episodes from over 20 series.
The annual convention ce ... More >>
Ew, old people. They're so old! Especially that Billy Crystal. What is he, 105? Get off the stage! In your electric walker!
If you buy into the prevailing narrative of the post-Oscars Twitterverse, all Academy voters are elderly, with a quirky fondness for nostalgic moving pictures about moving pic ... More >>
Golden GlobesGreat news, Ricky Gervais.
Alcohol can more than double your lifespan ... if you're a worm.
The brainiacs at UCLA have discovered that giving 1 millimeter-long roundworms just a little nip of hooch dramatically increased their time on earth.
Steven Clarke, a UCLA professor of ... More >>
Photo by Carolyn Djanogly
At the start of his first North American stand-up tour he's entitled Hello Ladies, Stephen Merchant -- the taller, less famous writing/directing partner of Ricky Gervais and co-creator of The Office -- shows a photo from The Guardian newspaper of him standing on stag ... More >>
Let us make clear from the outset that you, Common Person, cannot go. This event is only for celebrities and their hangers-on (aka "plus ones"). Members of the hoi polloi, the riff raff, the masses or the Occupy Movement best not show up.
Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood is hosting a two-day ( ... More >>
Never Mind the Gandalfs--Here's HOT New Wave Ian McKellen!
The endless archive of cultural amazement that the Internet has become already yielded this week evidence of Ricky Gervais' past as synth-pop pin-up in the '80s.
Now our friend Ms. Bukkake Karaoke points us to the awesome blog Danger ... More >>
Yes, ladies (and gentlemen), that is Ricky Gervais in the 1980s
The new print issue of Rolling Stone magazine (the one with Rihanna's perhaps-photoshopped booty shorts on the cover) has a feature/interview with UK comedy great Ricky Gervais (creator of The Office and Extras, and controversia ... More >>
LAist sounds the alert that Largo will be home to a trio of shows in its Coronet Theater venue by Eddie Izzard. The droll Brit wit (the thinking man's Frank Skinner? the cross-dressing man's Ricky Gervais?) is a tireless spinner of standup gold (or make that gold lame), whether tarting up his pop-cu ... More >>