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This is one event that folks look forward to all year long. More than 650 citizens converged upon the Halecrest Swim and Tennis Club in Costa Mesa last week to sample "Wild and Crazy" tacos prepared by 28 local star chefs. It was the 18th annual Share Our...
The Hero ComplexSly Stallone's "The Expendables" opens this week and one of the stars is Terry Crews, the former NFL player who has putting together one of the most unlikely careers in Hollywood. This is a longer version of my recent cover......
The Hero ComplexHere is a longer version of my story on Gary Kurtz that appears in Thursday's Calendar section. “Star Wars” was born a long time ago, but not all that far, far away. In 1972, filmmakers George Lucas and Gary Kurtz......
Gold DerbyAfter a move to downtown Los Angeles last year, the Spirit Awards are heading back to the beach in Santa Monica. As previously announced, the Oscar-weekend ceremony also will return to Saturday afternoon (Feb. 26) instead of the Friday-night slot it...
Premiere of opera based on Oscar Wilde's 'Being Earnest' highlights Irish arts festival's L.A. offerings (updated)Culture MonsterWithout even trying, the Irish have had a huge impact on American arts and culture over the past 150-plus years. Now, with the roaring “Irish Tiger” economy of the early 2000s defanged by a collapsed real estate bubble, they're trying.......
The Morning Fix: New leadership at AMPAS! iPad fight goes to court. NBCUniversal needs to get a clue.Company TownAfter the coffee. Sorry, I got nothing today. The Skinny: A shocking elimination in "American Idol" and once again, because I didn't watch, I'm in the dark. There are a few other shockers in the news. An outsider has won......
Daily DishHere's a sneak peek at what's coming in this week's Food section: Gina McIntyre interviews Mario Batali, the chef who turns up in a cameo role in the new low-budget satirical horror film "Bitter Feast," which was designed by writer-director......
How's this for a slice of irony? Mario Batali, dressed in a suit, no orange Crocs in sight, is seated at a gleaming restaurant counter in a Manhattan eatery, haranguing a chef who works for him: "In a down economy, green doesn't play," Batali insists...
Those seeking a quick primer on Film Independent's Spirit Awards need only YouTube Mickey Rourke's acceptance speech at last year's ceremony. The "Wrestler" star began his address -- which clocked in at an Oscar-unfriendly six minutes -- by imploring the...
Staff reporterJohnny Depp has fond memories of his first machine gun. He was just a bitty kid growing up in Owensboro, Ky., but somewhere around age 5 or 6, he began shooting .22s, then moved on to .38s, .44s and .45s. And then he got his hands on a relative's...
Company TownUntil this summer Philip Flores of Hemet was working as a lowly production assistant in Hollywood. Now, the aspiring filmmaker is shooting his first movie in L.A., "Touchback," an indie drama about a high school freshman who reluctantly engages in......
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