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Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already, many have seen it and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
I watched Sunday's Oscars hoping that this year they would be better. I have heard that viewers are decreasing yearly. It is no mystery why. The Oscars are supposed to be the entertainment industry's highest award, yet we are continually exposed to...
This post has been corrected. See details below. The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport fell by double digits for the second straight month in February, dropping 11.6%. The airport handled 282,073 passengers in February, down from...
The city of Burbank has come in for some serious dissing since news broke that "The Tonight Show" may leave NBC studios at Olive and Alameda avenues in search of an edgier, fresher vibe in New York City. The old "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" slam about...
The tweet went as follows: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?" The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
Tags: Culture, Norman Lear, Lenny Bruce, Lucille Ball, Movies
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already many have taken it, and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
Tags: Vietnam, Music Theater, Chris O'Dowd, Movies, Music
The tweet went as follows: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?" The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c." Its target here, however,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it's generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning. Except last time. Some...
While folks are accustomed to turning west off Hollywood Way into Bob Hope Airport to travel, this past Friday evening saw more than 250 members and supporters of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce make an easterly turn to the Marriott Burbank Airport...
A North Hollywood man who aimed a commercial-grade laser at a private airplane and a Pasadena police helicopter was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison. Adam Gardenhire, 19, pleaded guilty in October to one count of aiming the beam of a...
A North Hollywood teenager was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for aiming a blinding laser beam at a private jet and a police helicopter last year. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson imposed the penalty on Adam Gardenhire, 19, who...
Tags: Prosecution, Trials, Justice System, Barack Obama, Prisons
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
Mar 28, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Feb 27, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Apr 3, 2013 |Story| Burbank Leader
Apr 1, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 27, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Mar 21, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 26, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Feb 22, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Mar 26, 2013 |Story| Burbank Leader
Mar 25, 2013 |Story| Burbank Leader
Mar 25, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 23, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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