A threatening briefcase in front of a mid-Wilshire lunch spot brought out helicopters, yellow tape and a dozen police cars Thursday afternoon.
As of about 3:10 p.m., the scare is over. The yellow tape is coming down and foot and auto traffic are returning to our little chunk of Wilshire Boulevard. Police tell us that the briefcase left…
The summer's sequels are opening big and dropping fast...and here come two more. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are opening "Ocean's Thirteen," and Lionsgate has high hopes for "Hostel Part II."…
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No kidding, folks, there’s a bomb scare that’s choking off a chunk of Wilshire Boulevard right outside Variety’s offices in the 5500 block of the Miracle Mile. Near as we can tell, a stray briefcase…
The History Channel U.K., a joint venture between A&E TV Networks and BSkyB, has secured distribution for the History Channel on CAIW in Holland.
With the Tony Awards hullabaloo winding down, legiters are free to turn their attention to the annual round of summer fests. Add two more to the list.
U.K. Channel 4, already in trouble with regulators and the public over racist bullying on "Celebrity Big Brother" and for airing photos of Princess Diana's crash, took no chances over a new row.
Congrats to all the Humanitas Prize finalists. The Humanitas honors some times are the subject of a little ribbing for focusing on feel-good and Explicitly Uplifting fare, but the truth is most…
A Canadian author has sued NBC Universal and director Judd Apatow claiming they ripped off the premise of the hit movie "Knocked Up" from her book of the same name.
This week’s guest judge Michael Bay added some star power to On the Lot and very clearly turned up the pressure for the remaining 15 contestants.The plugs for Bay’s new summer tentpole "Transformers"…
After weeks of waiting, other bidders have begun to dip their toes into the Dow Jones waters. The union head who has been trying to find competing bids for the company acknowledged Thursday that at…