Arts

Pasadena Playhouse to close due to financial woes

The curtain’s falling at the Pasadena Playhouse, possibly for good. Administrators said today that the venerable house’s current production will be its last.

Sheen's wife recuperating at NC wellness center

Charlie Sheen's wife is recovering at a North Carolina wellness center after an infection that nearly took her life, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Charlie Sheen's wife out of hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen's wife, Brooke, has left a hospital after a week of treatment for an infection after oral surgery.

Hopper's wife claims coercion in divorce filing

Dennis Hopper's wife states in a court declaration that she believes the actor is divorcing her because of his declining health and influence from others.

Auditions for Oscar show dancers draws fleet-footed crowd

The producers of the 82nd Academy Awards show hosted an open audition for dancers Friday. The cold rain didn't deter a few hundred professional dancers from lining up for their chance.

'Avatar' wins top award at Golden Globes

In accepting his best director Golden Globe for "Avatar," which was also named the best dramatic film of 2009, James Cameron expressed surprise that the honor did not go to his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, who helmed the critically acclaimed "The Hurt Locker."

Golden Globe parties full of celebs, booze, rain

Blasted by DJs at multiple post-Golden Globe Awards parties, Madonna's '80s anthem "Holiday" set an upbeat tone for the night despite rain, economic woes and concern over the earthquake victims in Haiti.

'Awake and Sing': How the 1935 play translates to audiences today

Left-leaning playwright Clifford Odets’ star rose in the 1930s and ‘40s, before the House Un-American Activities Committee called him to testify in 1952. He disavowed any affiliation with the Communist Party and “named names” of people with party ties - an act he later claimed to regret. After he appeared before Congress, Odets’ work fell out of favor. He died in 1963.

Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep on tap for SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Jane Lynch will take the stage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards later this month.

Vampires rule People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The people have chosen vampires.

New season of 'The Bachelor' includes 2 Orange County bachelorettes

The 14th edition of ABC's "The Bachelor" premieres tonight with two Orange County residents among the 25 bachelorettes trying to win the heart of commercial airline pilot Jake Pavelka.

West Hollywood woman competes on 'The Biggest Loser'

A West Hollywood radio sales executive will be part of what NBC is calling the heaviest cast yet on "The Biggest Loser," whose ninth season begins Tuesday.

Ohio State Marching Band takes traditions to Rose Bowl

Before the battle on the football field at the Rose Bowl, there was the battle of the bands on the boulevards of Pasadena.

Shortfall closes Claremont Museum of Art

An art museum that operated in a former fruit packing house is packing up its collections and placing them into storage. The Claremont Museum of Art was unable to raise enough operating funds to stay open.

Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon split after 23 years

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, one of Hollywood's longest-running couples, confirmed today they are calling it quits.

Coroner: No comment on report deceased actress had meds on nightstand

Los Angeles County coroner's officials declined comment today after a popular entertainment Web site reported that Brittany Murphy had a large number of strong prescription medications on her nightstand at the time of her death.