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Carrie White, Hollywood Hairdresser to the Stars, Dies at 78

Hollywood hairdresser Carrie White, who famously cut hair for top 1960s and 1970s stars like Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley, has died. She was 78 years old. White passed away in Los Angeles on May 3, longtime friend and jewelry designer Loree Rodkin told The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was given. One […]

Ron Galella, Controversial Dean of American Paparazzi, Dies at 91

Ron Galella, the relentless paparazzo who hounded the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Marlon Brando and Richard Burton during his career but found his photographs displayed in museums and art galleries throughout the world, has died. He was 91. Galella died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in his home in Montville, New Jersey, his reps […]

‘The Offer’: Mario Puzo Actor Gets Candid on ‘The Godfather’: “I Don’t Think the Book Is Great”

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the initial three episodes of The Offer.]  Mario Puzo would have been proud. The legendary best-selling author who wrote The Godfather was known for being blunt. And so is the actor who plays him in the Paramount+ miniseries The Offer, which dropped its first three episodes on Thursday. For […]

Nehemiah Persoff, Actor in ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘On the Waterfront’ and ‘Yentl,’ Dies at 102

Nehemiah Persoff, a charter member of the Actors Studio who appeared in dozens of notable films and TV shows, from 'Some Like It Hot' and 'On the Waterfront' to 'The Twilight Zone' and 'The Untouchables,' has died. He was 1xx.

How ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ Drove Vivien Leigh to the Edge of Insanity

Fourteen years after Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh had embarked on an adulterous affair — leading them to abandon their spouses and children, unable to tear themselves apart, finally marrying in 1940 — their all-consuming love had begun to fray. The pressure of living under a glare of publicity, the microscopic attention paid to their […]

‘The Godfather’ at 50: Cast Looks Back on Legendary Motion Picture and Shares New Insights on the Production

James Caan was so mad that Francis Ford Coppola cut one of his beefier scenes from The Godfather, he walked out of a screening. Fifty years later, he’s still irked. Based on the best-selling book by the late Mario Puzo, The Godfather debuted in theaters on March 24, 1972. Immediately receiving universal acclaim, the Paramount […]

Steve Schapiro, Acclaimed Photojournalist, Dies at 87

Steve Schapiro, the photojournalist and documentarian who covered the civil rights movement, produced stills for The Godfather and Taxi Driver and shot portraits of David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Andy Warhol and Ray Charles, has died. He was 87. Schapiro died Saturday at his home in Chicago of pancreatic cancer, a publicist announced. Schapiro photographed the […]

CBS Studios’ ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Series to Focus on Maria Schneider’s Perspective on Controversial Production

CBS Studios is backing Tango, a limited event series about the tumultuous events surrounding the making of Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 erotic drama, Last Tango in Paris. Lisa Brühlmann (Killing Eve) and José Padilha (Narcos) will co-direct the series, with Greg Silverman and JP Sarni of Stampede Ventures executive producing. CBS Studios will co-produce under its […]

Richard Donner Had a Serious Issue With Marlon Brando’s ‘Superman’ Salary — At First

Marlon Brando made a fortune to play Jor-El in 1978’s Superman, and director Richard Donner said he took serious issue with the big bucks — at least, at first. The iconic Donner, who also helmed the Lethal Weapon series, among several other famous works, died Monday. He was 91. In a previous making-of Superman feature, Donner […]

Marlon Brando and Dennis Hopper Nearly Came to Blows on ‘Apocalypse Now’

Marlon Brando and Dennis Hopper nearly threw punches during 'Apocalypse Now' over a simple misunderstanding that got so big, they couldn't be on set together.

Critic’s Picks: A January To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Among options for SoCal cinephiles this month are a new digital restoration of an early Fellini classic, a series of films featuring Oscar-winning performances, classics from Scorsese and Miyazaki and more.