Film / Television

Former May Co. department store may become LA movie museum

The former May Company department store on Wilshire Boulevard may become L.A.'s newest museum. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the organization behind the Oscars have announced that the 72-year-old building will house a shrine to the movies.

John Wayne memorabilia auction attracts diehard fans

Thursday morning at an L.A. hotel, John Wayne’s family auctions off hundreds of the actor’s personal belongings. The items have been in storage since Wayne’s death 32 years ago. Their value is estimated at $1.5 million. Some of the Wayne memorabilia went on display for the first time.

Longtime film studio chief John Calley dies

John Calley ran three Hollywood studios during his long career as a studio chief. He died Tuesday at his home after a lengthy illness. Calley was 81.

'Contagion' tops weekend box office

Enthusiasm for a new star-powered film about a pandemic infected moviegoers at this weekend's box office, and that sent “The Help” packing.

Eddie Murphy to host Oscars

Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy will host the 84th annual Oscar ceremony, Academy Awards producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced.

Savior of downtown LA theaters, Ezat Delijani, dead at 83

In 1982, when Ezat Delijani bought his first endangered movie palace in downtown Los Angeles, it was an act of faith. Now, it's a given that places like the Orpheum and the Million Dollar Theatre should be preserved for posterity. Delijani, an Iran-born philanthropist, died Saturday. He was 83.

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' tops box office for 2nd week

Movie fans sympathetic to rebellious apes being mistreated in medical experiments kept “Rise of The Planet Of The Apes” at the top of the box office this weekend.

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' tops weekend box office

Fans went “Ape” at the box office this weekend. Here's the tally of the past week’s most popular movies.

Hollywood actors urge more black filmmakers to tell their stories

Race, politics and representation on the big screen were the topics at hand at the 102nd NAACP Convention at the Los Angeles Convetion Center on Wednesday.

'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - Part 2' tops weekend box office

With a record-breaking weekend at the box office for the final segment of an epic series, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2” signaled the end of an era for millions of Harry Potter fans.

New 'Harry Potter' movie breaks midnight screenings record with $43.5 million domestically

The final installment in the Harry Potter franchise set a record at last night’s midnight screenings around the country.

'Mad Men,' 'Mildred Pierce,' 'Modern Family' top Emmy nominations

AMC's "Mad Men," the sharply observed drama of a changing 1960s America, received 19 Emmy nominations Thursday morning to lead the series pack, while HBO's melodramatic miniseries "Mildred Pierce" starring Kate Winslet grabbed a top 21 noms.

Sherwood Schwartz, creator of 'Brady Bunch,' 'Gilligan's Island' dies at age 94

Sherwood Schwartz has died at age 94. Schwartz was the writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch." Great niece Robin Randall said Schwartz died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' tops weekend box office

"Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon," the summer blockbuster so far, continues soaring to new heights at the box office. Audiences can’t seem get enough of computer-generated robots gone bad.

Former Magic Johnson theater reopens as Rave Cinemas 15 in South Los Angeles

Nearly a year after the Magic Johnson cinemas closed, a new state-of-the-art multiplex opened in its place today at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall.

Los Angeles appeals court: County doesn't have to require condom use in porn

An appeals court says the courts can't compel public health officials to require and enforce condom use in porn.