Modern comedy is a tough business, especially in Los Angeles. This is a city where people take themselves very seriously. Almost too seriously.
Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?
I interviewed Spanish actress Paz Vega in 2011 regarding her then-latest film, "Cat Run." An international sex symbol since the steamy drama "Sex and Lucia," Ms. Vega didn't disappoint with her appearance, although like most actors, she's far more petite in person that she appears on-screen.
It has taken decades and billions of dollars of investment, but today, Hollywood Boulevard is finally coming back to its glorious past.
While mainstream media still struggles to integrate diversity into programming, the internet offers a vastly different experience. People around the globe, of all backgrounds and abilities, are uploading original new content every day, smashing boring stereotypes and changing the way we view different cultures.
Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.
A who's who of Hollywood, music and politics gathered last night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of Michael King, the much-beloved syndication king behind wildly successful shows passed away suddenly March 27 at age 67 from complications of pneumonia.
(Image from eonline.com) It's a good thing I hadn't followed Rob Lowe's 36-year career all that closely (Michael J Fox was more my vibe back in the...
Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.
Creativity is a muscle that must be stimulated and fed every day. We are all born with creativity and how you use it, will determine our career and our life. Artists must increase their creativity to stay relevant.
I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were beyond human comprehension.
Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
A longtime friend of mine has been an animator at Pixar since Ratatouille. He's been gracious enough to send my boys Pixar posters over these last few years. Posters that cover their walls in their rooms.
B-Movie King Lloyd Kaufman, President & CEO of Troma Entertainment, has been making indie films for 40 years, his experience spawning a line of books about making your own damn movie, including Produce Your Own Damn Movie!, which I co-authored with him in 2009.
As I settle in for the interview session, Brian Wilson takes a seat next to John Cusack. It's a beautiful thing to witness: two brilliant American artists sitting side-by-side, ready for the questions to roll.
Hooray for Hollywood now refers more to the past than the present. The movie capital has in inferiority complex when it compares itself to prior glories.