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Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

2015 Oscars Recap: "Birdman" Soars Over Hollywood With Four Wins

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:08 am

Intricately filmed, as if it was had been shot in a single take, and driven by the beat of a pounding drum, "Birdman" is soaring over Hollywood today, having claimed four Oscars, including best picture and best director, but its star, veteran Michael Keaton, was passed over.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' starring Mark Wahlberg collected a leading seven nominations for the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Awards-Show Spoof, Razzie Awards, To Skewer Worst Movies At Ceremony Tonight

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:09 am

The action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a leading seven nominations heading into tonight's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

'Boyhood' follows the joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (pictured-Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater).

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Oscars 2015 Preview: A Look At This Year's Academy Awards Nominees

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:53 am

Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons are probably as close as you can get to being "locks" on Oscar night, but the battle for best actor at Sunday's ceremony is still a toss-up, while "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are in a tight race for best picture.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl

Man In 20s Stabbed In Back Near Hollywood And Highland Center

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:24 am

A man in his 20s was stabbed in the back outside the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood by a man who fled the scene, a police sergeant said today.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Hollywood

Nederlander To Fight For Right To Operate Greek Theatre

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:21 am

The Greek Theatre's long time management company is planning to fight for the right to continue operating the Griffith Park venue during a City Council committee meeting today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

$10,000 Reward Offered In Hollywood Shooting

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:47 am

A $10,000 reward was offered today by the firm owned by philanthropist and property manager Kameron Segal for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot him.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Authorities Identify Man Shot Twice While In Rolls Royce In Hollywood

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:44 am

A businessman who was shot twice in the upper body while sitting behind the wheel of a brand new Rolls Royce in Hollywood was today identified as Cameron Segal.

The 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be held tonight.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Tonight At Hollywood Palladium

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 8:33 am

"Birdman," the story of a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, will carry a leading 13 nominations into tonight's 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, while surprise Golden Globe winner "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is close behind with 11 and fellow Globe-winner "Boyhood" has eight.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Film, Hollywood

Full Oscars Nominations List: "Birdman", "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Lead Pack

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 8:24 am

"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led the pack of Oscar contenders today with nine nominations each for the 87th Academy Awards, with "The Imitation Game" following close behind with eight nods.

The Actor statuettes, the bronze trophies presented to the winners of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, were cast Tuesday.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

SAG Awards Statuettes Cast, Ready For Jan. 25 Ceremony

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:46 am

The Actor statuettes, the bronze trophies presented to the winners of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, were cast Tuesday at a Burbank foundry in an annual ritual ahead of the guild's ceremony.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' starring Mark Wahlberg collected a leading seven nominations for the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Latest "Transformers" Flick Collects Most 2015 Razzie Awards Nominations

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:36 am

The action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected a leading seven nominations today for the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Man Arrested For Stabbing Man In Hollywood Near Highland & Fountain Intersection

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 7:55 am

A man was stabbed in Hollywood on Saturday afternoon and another man suspected of committing the attack was arrested, police said.

Veteran film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. has died at age 88.

News, Obituary, Film, Hollywood

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Veteran Film Producer, Dead At 88

Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 8:44 am

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a veteran film producer and the son of one of Hollywood's pioneering movie moguls, has died of congestive heart failure at age 88, according to media reports.

The 2015 Golden Globe Awards will be held Sunday, Jan. 11.

News, Awards, Film, Television, Hollywood

Full Nomination List For Golden Globe Awards Sunday

Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 8:38 am

Awards season will kick into high gear Sunday with the presentation of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, with "Birdman" carrying a leading seven nominations into the Beverly Hilton ceremony.

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News, Police Department, Hollywood

Suspicious Device Deemed Harmless In Hollywood Along Santa Monica Blvd.

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:54 am

The 6100 block of Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood will re-open this morning after bomb squad investigators determined a suspicious device was harmless.

Ethan Hawke.

News, Celebrity, Hollywood

Ethan Hawke To Leave Prints In Chinese Theatre Forecourt

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:52 am

Three-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke will sink his hands and feet into cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre today, one day before the release of his latest film, the sci-fi thriller "Predestination."

Huell Howser.

News, Celebrity, Television, Hollywood

Sunset Memorial Today On One Year Anniversary Of The Passing Of Huell Howser

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 9:05 am

A sunset memorial will be held at the Griffith Observatory today in remembrance of the late local television personality Huell Howser.

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News, Police Department, Hollywood

Two Arrested in Hollywood Shooting Death On Cauhuenga

Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 9:00 am

A man 55-to-60 years old died in a hospital Monday morning after being shot several times in Hollywood, a crime witnessed by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who helped arrest a suspect and an accomplice, police said.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Man Dies After Being Shot Several Times In Hollywood Overnight

Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 9:09 am

A man died in a hospital this morning after being shot several times in Hollywood, a crime witnessed by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who helped arrest a suspect and an accomplice, police said.

Latest Hollywood news.

News, Los Angeles, Fitness, Hollywood

Hollywood Sign Trail Entrance At Beachwood Canyon Reopened

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

The Beachwood Canyon entrance of a trail that leads to a view of the Hollywood Sign will re-open to pedestrians on Monday, city Recreation and Parks officials announced today.

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News, Police Department, Hollywood

Update: Woman Wounded In Hollywood & Highland Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted Dec. 27, 2014, 6:18 am

A Los Angeles Police Department officer shot and wounded a 47-year-old woman in the parking structure of the Hollywood & Highland center Friday morning after she allegedly started fighting with another woman and then pointed a gun at the officer, a police commander said.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Lapd, Hollywood

Woman Shot By LAPD Officer In Parking Area At Hollywood & Highland Center

Posted Dec. 26, 2014, 8:42 am

A Los Angeles police officer shot and wounded a woman at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue this morning, police said.

'Wicked' has returned to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a 14-week engagement.

Theater, Video, Santa Monica, Hollywood

VIDEO: "Wicked" Returns To Hollywood Pantages For 14-Week Engagement

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 10:27 am

The popular musical "Wicked" returned to Los Angeles on Dec. 10 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a 14-week engagement.

Long before Dorothy from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz, including Emma Hunton as Elphaba who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Hollywood

REVIEW: "Wicked" Now On Stage At Pantages Theatre For 14-Week Engagement

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 1:59 pm

When touring Broadway shows arrive at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, most typically stay for just three weeks. Fans of “Wicked” are in for a treat following its return on Wednesday – it will remain for a 14-week engagement through Sunday, March 15, 2015.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Two Men Hospitalized With Knife Wounds On Hollywood Boulevard

Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 8:44 am

Two men were hospitalized with knife wounds believed to have been inflicted by the same person early today.

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