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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for an encore performance as Oscar producers, retaining them for the 2014 broadcast after this year's show garnered solid ratings. The move is unusual because the job...
There have been plenty of awkward, embarrassing moments at past Oscars, like Rob Lowe manically dancing and mugging alongside Snow White in the late '80s. But for the sheer volume of wince-inducing shtick, this year’s telecast will be hard to top....
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies talks about his inspiration for his new play, "Coney Island Christmas," which runs through Dec. 30 at the Geffen Playhouse. Tell me about "Coney Island Christmas." "Coney Island Christmas"...
One of Los Angeles' most respected directors meets one of Shakespeare’s least produced plays as Evidence Room founder Bart DeLorenzo takes on the Bard's plot-dizzy, globe-hopping "Cymbeline," at A Noise Within in Pasadena. The production, running...
Culture Monster"Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a twist on the familiar classic, returns to UCLA's Royce Hall this week....
Culture Monster"Art in the Streets" at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Sept. 11 Memorial were among the top arts stories of 2011....
Culture MonsterNotable 2011 deaths in drama and comedy included those of Arthur Laurents, Gil Cates, Vaclav Havel and Patrice O'Neal....
Culture MonsterThe Geffen Playhouse's new season will feature works by Lynn Nottage, Donald Margulies and Joanna Murray-Smith. It will be the Geffen's first complete season since the death late last year of Gil Cates, the company's founder and producing director....
Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77. Cates may have been...
KTLA NewsWESTWOOD, Calif. -- Film, television and Broadway producer and director Gil Cates, who ran the show for 14 Oscar ceremonies and was an entertainment industry leader, has died at age 77. Cates was found dead Monday evening in a parking structure at UCLA...
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