| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:36 PM
My local Trader Joe’s has once again transformed into a purveyor of all things pumpkin. It’s as if the Pumpkin Innards Fairy launched itself from its pumpkin patch, gathering the masses of discarded jack-o’-lantern glop to insert them...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Actor Clayton Moore left behind three masks when he died in 1999. Each one dated back to the 1950s, when Moore starred as the heroic Lone Ranger on TV and in two feature films, riding off into the sunset with a yell of "Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!"
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:18 PM
China Film Co. Ltd., the largest film distributor in China, has invested in two forthcoming movies from Legendary Entertainment, the Burbank-based film finance and production company.
Legendary East, an affiliated company of Legendary Entertainment,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other film industry supporters are still smarting from NBC's decision to move "The Tonight Show" this year from Burbank back to New York after more than four decades in Southern California, a move that cost more than...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Judging by his oozing head wound, the gray, plastic Hazmat suit Ken Mclaughlin was wearing didn’t help stave off the zombie attack.
I met him in a small conference room at the Burbank Marriott Saturday. Just outside the door, demons walked freely,...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
What is William Shakespeare doing hanging out in modern-day Burbank?
This is a question perhaps best answered by Diane Haithman, whose first novel, “Dark Lady of Hollywood” that's being released this weekend is actually set not in Hollywood...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Life in early 1960s America was a weird and wonderful combination of Cold War-era tension and congenial baby boomer Utopia. Our fractious, fun-loving state of mind allowed Pat Boone, Rat Fink, Connie Francis and Alfred Hitchcock to co-exist very...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:14 PM
In the summer of 2009, Dan Parris, now 29, Rob Lehr, now 31, and David Peterka, now 26, challenged themselves to try to experience extreme poverty by living on $1.25 a day and journeyed across three continents to experience poverty in each country,...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Walt Disney Co. reported a 27% surge in second-quarter profit, lifted by the continued strong performance of its blockbuster animated film "Frozen."
The world's largest entertainment and media company raked in nearly $2 billion in the three months...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:20 PM
In just seven days, Jahmal Holland and Henry Wong shot and produced a short film about the reunion of an estranged father and his son who went through the foster care system.
They're part of one of the 64 teams participating in the 12th annual 168...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Two by two, the hot rods lined up on the wide-open road running alongside the Los Angeles River.
When the starter's arms dropped, tires squealed and V-8 engines roared as the teenage drivers floored their accelerators and sped into the night, ushering...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Summer may not have technically begun yet, but Warner Bros. may already be itching for a vacation.
First, the film studio released the Adam Sandler-starring "Blended," which has grossed a disappointing $45 million worldwide since bowing May 23, the...