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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.

News, Celebrity, Hollywood

Don Mischer To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Today

Posted Dec. 11, 2014, 8:28 am

Don Mischer, a producer and director of television and live events, will receive the 2,539th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

News, Election, Hollywood, Politics

L.A. Fourth District Council Candidates To Debate In Hollywood Today

Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:24 am

A debate among six candidates seeking to succeed Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge in the Fourth District will be held today at the Arena nightclub in Hollywood.

News, Celebrity, Hollywood

Filmmaker Peter Jackson To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Today

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:16 am

Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson will receive the 2,538th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, nine days before the U.S. release of the final film in "The Hobbit'' trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.''

News, Police Department, Hollywood

No Arrests Made During "BlackOutHollywood Against Police Brutality'' Protest

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 9:46 am

Hundreds of people shut down a busy Hollywood intersection Saturday during a protest against the police and the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of officers in Los Angeles, New York and Ferguson.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Armed Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Hollywood

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 8:39 am

An assault with a deadly weapon suspect armed with a knife was killed in an officer-involved shooting near the Hollywood & Highland center Friday night, police said.

News, Holiday, Entertainment, Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood To Usher In "Grinchmas'' Holiday Season Today

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:22 am

Universal Studios Hollywood will usher in its annual "Grinchmas'' holiday season today as Mayor Eric Garcetti tries his hand at Seussian rhyme while presenting a proclamation to Whoville Mayor Augustus Maywho and helping a host of Whos light the curving Whoville tree.

News, Celebrity, Hollywood

Pharrell Williams To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Today

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:18 am

Record producer and singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams will receive the 2,537th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring an artist who has sold more than 100 million copies of his productions and won seven Grammys.

News, Celebrity, Film, Hollywood

Christoph Waltz To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Today

Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 9:06 am

Christoph Waltz will receive the 2,536th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today for his two Oscar-winning performances and a long career in Europe.

Seven Days, Video, Holiday, Hollywood

VIDEO: Stevie Wonder To Lead Hollywood Christmas Parade Today

Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 9:04 am

Legendary singer Stevie Wonder will serve as grand marshal today for the 83rd Hollywood Christmas Parade, which will also include appearances by Santa Claus, boxer Oscar de la Hoya, actress Cristela Alonzo and musician Richie Sambora.

News, Celebrity, Hollywood

"El Cucuy" To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Today

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:21 am

The Spanish-language radio personality known as "El Cucuy" will receive the 2,535th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career that included a six-year stint hosting Los Angeles' most-listened to program.

News, Fire Department, Hollywood

Tire Shop Goes Up In Flames In Hollywood

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:16 am

A powerful fire in a Hollywood tire shop was brought under control in 35 minutes Monday night.

News, Celebrity, Film, Hollywood

"Horrible Bosses 2" To Premiere In Hollywood Tonight With Red Carpet

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:07 am

The stars will be out in Hollywood tonight for the premiere of "Horrible Bosses 2." Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, and Carmen Electra are expected to stroll down the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard starting at 6 pm.

The cast of 'Kinky Boots' is on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood now through Nov. 30, 2014.

Seven Days, Theater, Hollywood

Enjoy The Magic Of "Kinky Boots" At Pantages Theatre In Hollywood Until Nov. 30

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 12:08 pm

The magic of touring Broadway shows continues at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood with the arrival of “Kinky Boots” through Nov. 30 after it opened on Tuesday as part of its first national tour.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Woman Uses Mace On Man During Hollywood Movie Over Cellphone Light

Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:11 am

A man at a movie screening was maced by a woman after he complained about the light from her cellphone, it was reported today.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Suspect At Large After Robbing 88-Year-Old Man In Hollywood

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 9:38 am

The suspect who beat and robbed an 88-year-old man in a Hollywood apartment complex after the victim got off a bus remained at large on Friday and police have released photos and video of the attack.

News, Entertainment, Hollywood

Greek Theatre Management Contract May Be Decided Today

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:42 am

The future of the Greek Theatre's management will be considered by the city Recreation and Parks Commission again today after the panel delayed making a decision at two previous meetings.

News, Transportation, Hollywood, Lax

FlyAway Bus System From Hollywood To LAX Begins Today

Posted Sep. 3, 2014, 9:30 am

The FlyAway bus system today will begin service from Hollywood to Los Angeles International Airport.

Annie Chernecky plays Jennifer, a 15-year-old “Lolitaesque”seductress who might be in dangerous waters with Terry(Aaron McPherson).

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

"In A Dark Dark House" Makes Its L.A. Premiere At The Matrix Theatre

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:08 am

Neil LaBute is a playwright who doesn’t shy away from theatrical blood letting. His play “In A Dark Dark House,” which is a guest production on stage at The Matrix, is yet another of LaBute’s fascinating, albeit painful, journeys into childhood trauma, memories of which are trapped in the subconscious or too painful to consciously revisit.

Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal star in 'Once.'

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Hollywood

Fall In Love “Once” At Hollywood Pantages Through August 10

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:16 am

The story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music opened on stage Tuesday at the Hollywood Pantages as part of a limited four-week engagement.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Film, Hollywood

Santa Monica City Council Gets Behind Film & TV Tax Credit Bill

Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am

Santa Monica is not Hollywood, but the city certainly has connections to the home base of the American film industry. Not only are there sound stages and production companies within Santa Monica, many film and television employees, executives, or professionals also live here.

Michael Gottlieb.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Hollywood

Killed Motorcyclist Was Director Of ‘Mannequin’

Posted May. 27, 2014, 10:18 am

The director of 'Mannequin' and 'Mr. Nanny' was the motorcyclist reported killed last weekend.

Tanna Frederick, Eliza Roberts, and Frances Fisher.

Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film, Lifestyle, Hollywood, Actress

Tanna Fredrick Is A Hollywood Mainstay

Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:54 am

Santa Monica resident and established actress Tanna Frederick has a variety of films and productions under her belt – but her success and fame seem to have taken absolutely no toll on her humble, friendly, and down-to-earth nature.

'American Hustle' has 10 Academy Award nominations. Pictured is the cast of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film, Hollywood

"American Hustle," "Gravity," "12 Years A Slave" Lead Oscar Nominations

Posted Jan. 16, 2014, 7:34 am

The speculation is over for Oscar nominations with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences releasing its picks early Thursday morning.

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