“The Rum Diary” Los Angeles Premiere

Film Independent at LACMA Presents “The Rum Diary” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals, 2011-10-13 – Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

“Femme Total” Fragrance Launch

Dita Von Teese “Femme Total” Fragrance Launch, 2011-10-13 – Soho House, Berlin, Germany

Film Star Hugh Jackman Heads Back to Broadway

Not only does Hugh Jackman have a new Hollywood action film, but the Australian actor is also tuning up his singing voice for a return to the Broadway stage. In “Real Steel,” Hugh Jackman plays a washed up boxer and failed father who gets a second chance when he reconnects with his 10-year-old son. Together

Sentiment Mixes with Science Fiction in ‘Real Steel’

Battling robots in the boxing ring help a wayward father reconnect with his young son in the new sci-fi action film “Real Steel,” starring Hugh Jackman. In the not too distant future, prizefighters no longer face off in the arena. Instead, they operate the controls of boxing robots or ‘bots.’ Charlie Kenton is an ex-fighter

Hawaii Enjoys Financial Boost from TV Show

For years, Hawaii has been a popular destination for tourists, but now it’s making a name for itself as a TV and film production hub. A reboot of the 1960s police drama “Hawaii Five-O,” which helped develop the state’s movie industry decades ago, is once again boosting its economy. When the original “Hawaii Five-O” premiered

George Clooney, Ryan Gosling Star in ‘The Ides of March’

George Clooneys’ political thriller, The Ides of March, is the latest film to zoom in on American society and politics. The film takes its name from a reference in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar to the Ides, or middle, of March and the sense of doom that accompanies it. The film is a sleek political drama

Swedish Poet Wins 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature

The Swedish Academy awarded one of Sweden’s most famous living poets, Tomas Tranströmer, the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday – making him the first Swede in nearly 40 years to win the award. “The Nobel prize in literature for 2011 is awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer because through his condensed, translucent

Country Music Legend Shares ‘Long Line of Heartaches’

None other than show business legend Dolly Parton once said that there were just three real female singers: Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. “The rest of us,” she said, “are only pretending.”  Connie Smith has just released “Long Line of Heartaches,” her first album of new songs since 1998, and only her second

Critics Say Ryan Gosling Could Be 2011 Oscar Contender

At 30, Ryan Gosling has built an enviable Hollywood career, starring in a range of films from weepy romance to action thrillers. The Canadian-born actor could be an Oscar contender this year. In the new political drama The Ides of March, Gosling is campaign manager to a presidential candidate played by the film’s director, George

Art Show Explores African American Identity

A new exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington is showcasing the work of African-American artists working over the past three decades.  The exhibit of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures is called “30 Americans” and examines black identity in the United States.  The idea is that African Americans are simply Americans. Sarah Newman,