In a piece about good acting in bad movies he wrote last year, A.O. Scott suggested that "You might almost say that greatness shows itself precisely in the discrepancy between the performance and the material." It's in keeping with this notion that we've decided to highlight some of 2012's overachie ... More >>
The Sayers Club
Better than...almost anything else.
For the second time this week, eccentric and elusive music legend Prince showed up to play a very late night set in Hollywood. Tucked away behind a Papaya King, The Sayers Club has a speakeasy vibe, and Prince and the New Power ... More >>
One of the most interesting things about Cosmopolis, writer-director David Cronenberg's extraordinary adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel by the same name, is that it's the first script Cronenberg has both written and shot since 1999's eXistenZ. Additionally, his adaptation of Cosmopolis marks the fir ... More >>
All anyone can talk about this morning, aside from that stupid 3.7-mag in Marina Del Rey, is 22-year-old Kristen Stewart's far-from-alleged fling with 41-year-old Los Angeles director Rupert Sanders on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman.
They're pictured making out in the new issue of US Weekly ... More >>
If the Academy Awards are a back-slapping bore, the Razzies are a bitch-slapping fun fest. Traditionally held on the eve of the Oscars, the annual awards show for the first time took place Sunday night on April Fool's Day at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, the perfect opportunity to lay into the movie ... More >>
came late in life for Hollywood's Next Big Thing. Before he played
opposite Reese Witherspoon and landed a scene-stealing role in an
Academy Award-nominated film, he endured random parts in commercials, TV
shows and films -- and even performed tricks on Third Street Promenade
for pocket ... More >>
Kathy A. McDonaldRobert Pattinson at the Twilight premiereAs every schoolgirl -- the presumed reader of The Twilight Saga books -- knows, vampires don't eat prepared food. A bit of a challenge for Monday night's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 premiere organizers. Why? Because a f ... More >>
Adam GropmanDash goes skateboardingIt's a pleasant summer day down at Venice Beach, the boardwalk
humming with activity. On the paved path pointing toward the water, near
where Windward Avenue ends at the beach, a skateboarder shows off,
kicking sturdily against the pavement, leaning into ... More >>
havetrunkwilltravel.comTai the elephant was abused?Updated after the jump: PETA calls on the city of Santa Ana to stop using elephants supplied by the same company for animal rides at its zoo.
An elephant who stars in the current Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson film Water for Elephant ... More >>
April doesn't always bring the strongest theatrical openings, but this week is a real embarrassment of riches. We cover them all for you below:
J. Hoberman reviews Meek's Cutoff, the latest from indie luminary Kelly Reichardt, and notes that while "Meek's Cutoff has a tranced ... More >>
jennhoffman.comJenn Hoffman.A Hollywood actress and blogger says she was banned from the Chateau Marmont restaurant for, of all things, tweeting.
Apparently the hotel known for the rock-star behavior of some of its clients couldn't stomach someone punching out a few characters ... on her sma ... More >>
Back in January, we published a post headlined "Should Robert Pattinson Play Jeff Buckley or Should He Play Kurt Cobain?". This is what we said back then:
This generation's Robert Redford, Robert Pattinson, is periodically rumored to star in every movie pitched in Hollywood with a young hear ... More >>
This generation's Robert Redford, Robert Pattinson, is periodically rumored to star in every movie pitched in Hollywood with a young heartthrob leading part. Batman Reloaded? Get me Pattinson! The Salvador Dali story (featuring gay stuff with Federico Garcia Lorca)? Get me Pattinson! (actuall ... More >>
Hundreds of die-hard Twilight fans this week have been camping out in front of LA Live for the opening premier of the latest Twilight installment, Eclipse which is set to take place on Thursday night.
Fans began arriving in droves beginning Monday in hopes of scoring a ticket for the premier ... More >>
CNNAnderson Cooper.A Friday telethon to raise money for the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti will be broadcast from Los Angeles, New York, London and Haiti, organizers announced Thursday. It will be everywhere: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Show ... More >>
Bobby Long and Marcus Foster live
Last May, when Sam Bradley played to sold out crowds at LA's Hotel Cafe, the British/Canadian singer-songwriter was treated to screams from fans who traveled from across the country, a lengthy meet-and-greet session and a sneak attack from the paparazzi. All this ... More >>
Shannon CottrellTwilight protestors in line for Comic-Con's MasqueradeSaturday night, photographer Shannon Cottrell and I walked up and down the line to get inside Comic-Con's Masquerade, noticing a curious wave of screams. We wondered what was happening, followed the sound, and caught a youn ... More >>
Liz OhanesianSam Bradley outside of Hotel CafeSam Bradley's only album is a six-song EP that he recorded four years and has no plans to reprint, despite selling the last copy for $5 at the Hotel Cafe last night. His MySpace page features demos of songs that probably won't be released until later thi ... More >>