Hollywood - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Hollywood Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke attend premiere of documentary about happy, healthy Hollywood Over 90s Nonagenarians Mel Brooks and Dick Van Dyke discuss living well after 90 at the premiere of new documentary 'If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast'... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:21:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:21:00Z Chinese Theatre marks 90 years as Hollywood glamour hotspot LOS ANGELES (AP) — "King Kong" made his cinematic debut there in 1933.There was a yellow "brick" carpet when the "Wizard of Oz" premiered in 1939. George Lucas brought R2-D2 and C-3PO along for the premiere of "Star Wars" in 1977, and the two droids left their marks in the cement out front. A glamorous symbol of Hollywood's golden age, Grauman's Chinese T... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:20:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:20:00Z Secrets about the Chinese Theatre's famous cement footprints LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film fans have been sizing themselves up against the stars in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre for decades, but its world-famous collection of celebrity footprints in cement began by chance. Silent film star Norma Talmadge was visiting her friend Sid Grauman in 1927 at the new theater he was building on Hollywood Boulevard when she ... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:17:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:17:00Z Music cut from 'La La Land' added back in for concert tour LOS ANGELES (AP) — "La La Land" is getting its overture back. An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added back in for a touring concert show that kicks off this month at the Hollywood Bowl. Composer Justin Hurwitz said it's one of two new pieces of music that fans of... Wed, 17 May 2017 15:10:00 GMT 2017-05-17T15:10:00Z Zac Efron to play serial killer Ted Bundy in upcoming biopic LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zac Efron has signed on to star as Ted Bundy in a biopic about the serial killer. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report Efron will play Bundy in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile." The movie will center on Bundy's relationship with his girlfriend. The reports say the project is set to start shooting Oct. 9. The movie will be ... Tue, 16 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT 2017-05-16T14:15:00Z Former Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey dies at 59 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Grey, an influential Hollywood leader who served as the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, has died. A family spokeswoman said Monday that Grey, who was battling cancer, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 59. Before exiting Paramount in February, Grey oversaw franchises like "Star Tr... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:46:00Z Comey Heads to Washington After Firing by Trump Newly fired FBI director James Comey left Los Angeles on a plane to return to Washington Tuesday evening. Comey had been scheduled to speak at an FBI... Wed, 10 May 2017 02:24:00 GMT 2017-05-10T02:24:00Z Conrad Hilton arrested for alleged car theft in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Hilton's younger brother, Conrad Hilton, has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly stealing a car and violating an ex-girlfriend's restraining order. Police say the 23-year-old Hilton Hotel heir was arrested shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday at a home in the Hollywood Hills. He allegedly was in a Bentley owned... Sat, 06 May 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-05-06T22:05:00Z Club owner who turned Sunset Strip into rock heaven dies LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mario Maglieri, the Hollywood entrepreneur who doubled as a godfather figure to generations of rock stars from the Doors' Jim Morrison to Guns 'N Roses' Axl Rose, has died at age 93. Maglieri died Thursday morning "surrounded by loved ones," his family said in a statement. No cause of death was given. For decades he operated two of Holl... Fri, 05 May 2017 23:05:00 GMT 2017-05-05T23:05:00Z Partners Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell get Walk of Fame stars LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime partners Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been honored with neighboring stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In a Thursday ceremony, the 66-year-old Russell said there's no one he'd rather be next to than Hawn. Russell and the 71-year-old Hawn have been together for more than 30 years. Hawn said at the cerem... Fri, 05 May 2017 13:32:00 GMT 2017-05-05T13:32:00Z Hollywood writers, producers reach deal; strike averted LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative deal was reached between screenwriters and producers Tuesday, averting a strike that could have crippled TV and film production. The three-year agreement, which requires ratification by members of the Writers Guild of America, was confirmed by the guild and producers' spokesman Jarryd Gonzales shortly after the current contract expired early Tu... Tue, 02 May 2017 13:56:00 GMT 2017-05-02T13:56:00Z The Latest: Tentative writers deal will be for 3 years LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on contract talks for TV and film writers (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Writers Guild of America says the tentative deal reached early Tuesday will cover its television and film writers for three years if ratified by its members. The guild released a one-sentence statement confirming t... Tue, 02 May 2017 08:48:00 GMT 2017-05-02T08:48:00Z AP Explains: What will a Hollywood writers' strike mean? LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiations aimed at preventing a crippling strike by Hollywood movie and TV writers are down to the wire. That the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers talked over the weekend and continued on Monday was a hopeful sign. The current contract expires at midnight PDT Monday. Tue, 02 May 2017 02:09:00 GMT 2017-05-02T02:09:00Z Hundreds brave LA heat in hope of getting 'Hamilton' tickets LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theater fans braved blazing temperatures as they lined up on Hollywood Boulevard in the hopes of snagging tickets for the Los Angeles run of the Broadway smash "Hamilton." As temperatures approached 90 on Sunday, officials with the Hollywood Pantages rerouted the line for the box office through the air-conditioned theater's lobby and even onto the stage. H... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-04-30T23:00:00Z The stars shined for Mary Hart; now Daytime Emmys will too BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In the early 1980s, Mary Hart became the face — and the famously insured legs — of a new breed of TV show, the entertainment news magazine. She quickly rose from correspondent to anchor on "Entertainment Tonight," powered by a dazzling smile, unflagging charm and an engagingly deft touch with the celebrities who are the syndicated show's currency... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:36:00 GMT 2017-04-29T01:36:00Z 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins ready to return to work LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second, best-picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work." "You live your whole life — not for this moment, but to have a career. So I have a career now. So I'm going to keep going with it," Jenkins said Thursday at the Los Angeles premiere of the Netflix series "Dear White Pe... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:46:00 GMT 2017-04-28T21:46:00Z 'Wonder Woman' director finds herself in rare summer role LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Patty Jenkins first expressed interest in making a "Wonder Woman" movie over 10 years ago. She'd just made "Monster," which won Charlize Theron an Oscar, and was doing the rounds at various studios talking about what she'd like to do next. Richard Donner's "Superman" was a film that changed her life, and it occurred to her that there still hadn't ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:49:00 GMT 2017-04-27T15:49:00Z Hollywood producer testifies in Robert Durst murder case LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood producer testified Wednesday that a friend claimed to have impersonated the first wife of real estate heir Robert Durst in a telephone call that prosecutors say took place after the wife was dead. Lynda Obst, whose films include "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Interstellar," took the stand during a pre-trial hearing for Durst, w... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:19:00 GMT 2017-04-27T01:19:00Z 'Baywatch's' Dwayne Johnson just wants to entertain you LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no idea how Hollywood worked, and, besides a few idols in Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, no blueprint fo... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:23:00 GMT 2017-04-26T14:23:00Z Report: Jeff Goldblum signs on for 'Jurassic World' sequel LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise. The Hollywood Reporter says Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in next year's "Jurassic World" sequel. Goldblum played the mathematician in the first two films of the franchise, 1993's "Jurassic Park" and its 1997 follow-up "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:58:00 GMT 2017-04-26T12:58:00Z His career skyrocketing, family comes first for Chris Pratt LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's not much time for daydreaming when your life is as mapped out as Chris Pratt's. In less than three years, Pratt has gone from underdog to full-fledged movie star, with fortuitously timed leading roles in three of Hollywood's most promising franchises, "Guardians of the Galaxy," ''Jurassic World" and "The Lego Movie." With global box office receipts... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:35:00 GMT 2017-04-24T17:35:00Z Denise Di Novi wants to be called a 'female director' LOS ANGELES (AP) — Men pick the movies. Women only go to movies that their husbands choose. And men definitely don't see movies about women. That was the prevailing line of thought at Hollywood studios not too long ago. Denise Di Novi, a prolific producer behind everything from "Batman Returns" to "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," heard it for years when she was start... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:44:00Z F. Gary Gray speeds outta 'Compton' and into 'Fast 8' LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn't slowed down for director F. Gary Gray in a while. After a few years away from the business, the 25-year showbiz and music video veteran burst back into Hollywood's good graces with the critically acclaimed and money-making N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" in 2015 and then sped headfirst into perhaps the biggest challenge of his career: The... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:53:00 GMT 2017-04-11T15:53:00Z Tending Reynolds, Fisher legacies eases Todd Fisher's grief LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Fisher considers himself the custodian of Debbie Reynolds' and Carrie Fisher's legacies. He says it's a role he's always played, but now it's helping him process the grief of losing his mother and sister. "There's a huge vacuum in my world without them there," Todd Fisher said Wednesday from Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, where he's ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:58:00 GMT 2017-04-06T16:58:00Z Brad Pitt makes rare showing at Hollywood premiere LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt has made a somewhat rare public appearance since his split with Angelina Jolie by showing up at the Hollywood premiere of "Lost City of Z." The actor looked noticeably thinner when arriving at the Arclight Cinemas on Tuesday night. Although he was pelted with questions from reporters, Pitt gave a wave and said only, "Hi. Good to see you all." ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:25:00 GMT 2017-04-06T14:25:00Z 'Moonlight,' 'Transparent' win at GLAAD Media Awards BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar winner "Moonlight" has won again, taking best film at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards. Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age portrait was honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation at the awards held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The group nominated on... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:21:00 GMT 2017-04-02T19:21:00Z "Star Trek' wax figures get new mission: helping museum LOS ANGELES (AP) — The starship Enterprise has a new five-year mission: to boldly go and raise money to help a quirky museum live long and prosper. The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum recently took possession of life-sized wax figures of all seven crew members from the original "Star Trek" TV series, including Capt. Kirk. The figures a... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:50:00 GMT 2017-03-30T03:50:00Z AP PHOTOS: 'Napalm Girl' photographer retires after 51 years LOS ANGELES (AP) — Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is retiring after 51 years of taking pictures from the front lines of the Vietnam War to the red carpets of Hollywood. Ut won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his photo of a burning little girl fleeing a napalm bomb attack on her village. His last day with the AP is Wednesday. Ut says ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:57:00 GMT 2017-03-29T22:57:00Z Trump's lawyers: 'Apprentice' contestant can't sue president NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact. The lawyers said in a state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll formally ask for a dismissal or a suspension of the January cla... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:04:00 GMT 2017-03-28T22:04:00Z Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it. There were few tears throughout the two-hour ceremony Saturday, which honored the mother-daughter duo's impact on film, culture and those wh... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:02:00 GMT 2017-03-26T04:02:00Z