Updated Barack Obama’s team is tapping L.A. donors for a special inauguration fund. LAObserved just posted a letter sent by the inauguration committee that offers $50,000 packages of four VIP tickets…
Paul Audley has been named president of FilmL.A.
From the Army Archerd Archive: Danny Kaye wanted to assist (at least attend) this a.m.'s surgery session of -- his press agent Bill Blowitz!
I phoned Theo Bikel today to congratulate him. He had mailed me an announcement that he and pianist-conductor Tamara Brooks were married Nov. 11 by her cousin, Judge Carmen Ciparick, in N.Y. (He had…
Updated That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. Rep. Henry Waxman wins the battle of wins and will chair the House Energy & Commerce Committee, after the Democratic caucus voted to oust…
Internet visionary Tim O’Reilly offers his choices for the nation’s chief technology officer in an Obama administration, sizes up the president-elect’s Web efforts so far and judges the split between…
I caught up with director Danny Boyle via phone. He was in Detroit, where Fox Searchlight’s "Slumdog Millionaire" was illuminating every screen it played. Tuesday night it grossed $49,644 in ten…
The state Supreme Court will review legal challenges to Proposition 8, delivering a small but significant victory to same-sex marriage advocates seeking to overturn the ban in court. Without…
I was perhaps the only person at the "Frost/Nixon" premiere who had so many acute personal connections to many of the principals in this true-life drama of recent U.S. history.
Sociologists at the U. of Maryland recently issued a study that concluded -- as summarized by its accompanying tagline-- "Unhappy people watch TV, Happy people read/socialize."
Just how much change will the House accept? The Wall Street Journal reports that Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who reps the entertainment heavy Westside of Los Angeles, was the preferred choice today of a…