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ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2011
This TV and movie star, who turns 56 on Saturday, was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Who is he? Bruce Willis
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NATIONAL
April 10, 2014 | David Horsey
It's not quite “Revenge of the Nerds,” but it still might make a good movie: “Attack of the Unpaid Interns.” Former interns for the 2010 movie “Black Swan” have brought a class-action lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures and units of Fox Entertainment Group. They are demanding back pay, damages and a court order prohibiting the studio from using unpaid interns. A win for the plaintiffs could bring down the long-standing and widespread movie industry practice of exploiting lowly assistants who, for the sake of experience and job contacts, are willing to work for free.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009 | TINA DAUNT
There was a time when Hollywood thought of Africa as a kind of exotic backlot, but these days it's the venue for many of the causes about which activist members of the industry feel most deeply. Over the next two weeks, in fact, the continent is getting top billing on the town's social to-do list.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Susan King
For nearly 50 years Greg Bautzer was one of the premier entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, with a client list that included moguls Howard Hughes, Charles Bluhdorn, Darryl Zanuck and Kirk Kerkorian. He also made a name for himself handling the high-profile divorces of Ingrid Bergman, Nancy Sinatra and Rock Hudson. Movie-star handsome, he was engaged to Lana Turner and Dorothy Lamour, dated such other glamorous actresses as Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford, and was married four times, including to actress Dana Wynter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A 19-year-old Hollywood man was being held on suspicion of murder Tuesday after police say he killed a man during a robbery in Koreatown and dumped the body in a trash bin. Los Angeles County prosecutors are expected to charge Merdan Haydarov on Wednesday in the slaying of 49-year-old Randall Scott Kreeger, whose body was found in a dumpster in the 1800 block of Garfield Place in Hollywood. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in Los Angeles County Police said Kreeger had been missing since Sunday, when he failed to show up to a social event.
OPINION
February 24, 2013 | By Sharon Waxman
It's been nearly a generation since Quentin Tarantino burst on the scene with his raucous indie film "Pulp Fiction" in 1994, and Hollywood is a very different place. The once-vibrant independent film scene that Tarantino helped shape has shrunk to a handful of players who have honed their survival skills in a harsh distribution landscape. But Tarantino is back at the Oscars this year, this time with another wonderfully incendiary piece of entertainment, "Django Unchained. " And so, as it happens, are a group of other directors from his generation of outsiders - only now they are the new Hollywood establishment.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"Would you mind taking your shoes off before you come inside?" a willowy brunette asked T.I. at the door of Brett Ratner's mansion. "Yeah, no problem, no problem," said the rapper-turned-actor as he bent down to pull off his immaculately white sneakers. It was only 1 o'clock in the afternoon last Friday, and T.I. — born Clifford Harris — was full-on doing the Hollywood rounds. That morning, he'd met with Academy-Award winning producer Brian Grazer. Now, the 29-year-old and his entourage (manager, publicist, security guard, driver, reporter)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2013
Join Times reporters Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II for an important discussion about the Hollywood fault on Thursday morning's L.A. Now Live chat at 9 a.m. Xia, Lin and Times staff writer Doug Smith have been researching the fault and found that at least two developments were approved by city officials without requiring a detailed fault investigation. "The community activists who appealed ... said it's troubling that the city didn't require any detailed earthquake fault studies," they wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012 | By Robert Abele
The allure of stardom brings model-handsome wannabe Adam (Matthew Ludwinski) to Hollywood - and down some dubious moneymaking side roads into gay pornography and escorting - in writer-director Casper Andreas' cautionary showbiz tale "Going Down in La-La Land," which is based on a novel by Andy Zeffer. But its Andreas' own attraction to the easy spotlight of warmed-over bitchy humor (courtesy Adam's gal pal roomie, played by Allison Lane), familiar plotting and by-the-numbers characterization that sinks this earnest, gay-contoured take on the evergreen making-it-big melodrama.
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