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You Kill Me

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

I was 20 minutes late when I arrived at the theatre. It was a small joint carved out of an old retail space and the metal door squeaked loudly as I pu...

Don't Clap For Me, Argentina

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

The first time I ever appeared on stage was in a high school play. I was at the time, a nerdy, nervous 15 year-old with bad skin who had only audition...

As Seen on TV

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

About a year ago, I came out of "theatrical" retirement to act in a play here in Los Angeles. During the run I was interviewed by a local arts reporte...

Ten Minutes with Judah Friedlander

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

It was the book signing that wasn't. On a balmy night in Los Angeles, Judah Friedlander who plays Frank Rossitano on NBC's hit comedy 30 Rock, was sla...

Florence Henderson

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Denise Vivaldo

I wonder why our culture is afraid to think or talk about the mature vagina? Old penis? No problem, science can give them a four hour erection! It's okay to try and be a sexy old man, but not a woman.

The End of Hollywood as We Know It

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marty Kaplan

Illegal file sharing and piracy hurt artists, workers, businesses and national economies. So why is it so pervasive? Did honest people become lawbreakers overnight because digital technology put a dangerous tool in their hands?

Back to the Futures

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bill Swadley

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission might approve the creation of a futures market that would deal in movie box office receipts. I say, let 'em try!

After American Idol with Anoop Desai

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA--Now in its ninth season, American Idol has broken some of the most recognizable names in pop music the world over: Kelly Clarkson,...

He's Got a Ticket to Ride, But He Don't Care

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Recently, I was reading in one of the entertainment rags that in 2009, Steven Spielberg was paid $50 million dollars by Universal for theme-park royal...

A Serious Man

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Last night, I sat and watched the students in my acting class do some very good work. I've been blessed with a very gifted and unique group this time ...

Short and Sweet

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dean Bottrell

I recently discovered that a short movie I wrote and directed had been viewed by over 100,000 people. This sort of floored me, mostly because it the odds against that little movie even being made were enormous.

iPad: What Impact Will It Have on Hollywood?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the world scrambles to determine whether the iPad is a game-changer or a modern day Newton, the implications for media consumption and the entertai...

Creativity and Prosperity: Not as Incompatible as You Think

Steven Weber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Weber

As evidenced by the failure of our mortgage and loan institutions and the failure of our government to govern with efficiency and care, the corporate approach itself is a failure because it doesn't take humans into its equation.

Why I Joined Actors Federal Credit Union

Amy Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Sohn

This year I became furious about how big banks have abandoned their consumers' trust, taken bailout money, and acted only with regard for their own bottom line. So I pulled my money out and moved it all to my credit union.

TV Networks Promoting Volunteerism In Shows This Week

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the continuing story lines on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" has been an effort by Amy Poehler's character to convert an abandoned construction p...

In Hollywood, There is No Such Thing as a Lone Gun

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Swadley

Eventually, anyone who wants to make it in the arts is confronted with several "realities" that they must overcome. The first and most important is that no one makes it all by themselves.

Solar The Sign!

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

Solar Paneling the Hollywood Sign struck me as a beautiful, artful, symbolically powerful idea -- what I call in my line of work a 'productive game'

DLC: The New Black! The Second Coming of Expansion Packs

Theodore Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theodore Bergquist

There's been a lot of talk about downloadable content for video games recently. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a significant, fast growing trend here.

Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese

Dori Berinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dori Berinstein

Attention all disenfranchised Hollywood writers, actors, producers: Broadway needs you. Broadway, in fact, wants you!

Hollywood, the Internet and the Poor: No Disconnect Necessary

Robert Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Townsend

Today, the entertainment industry is largely overlooking the most powerful distribution vehicle available: the Internet.

The Case in Washington That Has Impacted Almost Every Powerful Figure

Rose Procopio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rose Procopio

Since I have served as the make-up artist for so many people that have been (or for that matter are currently) embroiled in controversy, the opportunity to sell a story has always been there.

'No' Hollywood Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The Hollywood No is a key element of a code that, once deconstructed, at least allows the petitioner to take things less personally.

In Defense of Ben Lyons

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cenk Uygur

The whole entertainment industry is built around sucking up to celebrities. You think Ben Lyons is uniquely responsible for this? Have you watched any entertainment "news" in your life?