It was more than half a century ago that Dick Gregory became the Jackie Robinson of stand-up comedy, arguably the first black comic to break through to the white American mainstream. Yet he's only…
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has spoken out about his longtime friend Bill Cosby after one woman filed a lawsuit against the comedian earlier this week, claiming Cosby raped her in the Playboy mansion…
Some folks in the know in Platinum Triangle real estate — people like real estate yenta Yolanda Yakettyyak — might argue there is not currently a more coveted address in all of Los Angeles than one…
The first mention of the Hollywood sign in Variety came in the "To the Ladies" pages, in coverage of the fashionable scene at the Pacific Southwest tennis tournament. "Hollywood Puts It on Tennis…
Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan's fourth feature collaboration is a vivid period whirlwind that impressively showcases the comic thesp's more dramatic side.
With company private again, it's a leaner operation
Hugh Hefner started his eponymous Foundation in 1964 -- the same year the Civil Rights Act passed, and also the year before the Supreme Court ruled it was no business of the government whether a…
One-shot concert became an annual hit
Coming off strong reviews for her supporting turns in "Margin Call" and "Another Happy Day," Demi Moore is set to cameo as political activist Gloria Steinem in "Lovelace."
After he was initially eyed to play the male lead of Chuck Traynor in "Lovelace," James Franco is in talks to cameo as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in the indie drama that will reunite him with his…
Nearly 140 acres behind the iconic Hollywood sign will be saved from development as the result of donations from some of entertainment's largest companies and orgs, along with a final $900,000 from…