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Mort Janklow, Pioneering Literary Agent, Dies at 91

Mort Janklow, who revolutionized the role of the agent in book publishing while representing the likes of Jackie Collins, Sidney Poitier, Pope John Paul II, Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel, Ted Turner and Nancy Reagan, has died. He was 91. Janklow died Wednesday morning of heart failure at his home in Water Mill, New York, publicist […]

Conrad Janis, Trombonist and ‘Mork & Mindy’ Actor, Dies at 94

Conrad Janis, the Dixieland trombonist and actor best known for playing the father of Pam Dawber’s character on the Robin Williams sitcom Mork & Mindy, has died. He was 94. Janis died March 1 of organ failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his business manager Dean Avedon told The Hollywood Reporter. Though just a youngster, Janis already […]

‘Communist Daughter’ Director on Uber-Left Comedy, Worker Rights: “They’re Worth Fighting For”

Leah Cameron takes pride in The Communist’s Daughter having an unabashed socialist streak, even if her Canadian uber-left web comedy is a world away from Russian bread lines and iron-fisted Stalinism. “I’m excited about the comedy that comes from black and white thinking that some people have in America, about communism being the enemy,” Cameron, […]

Amanda Righetti, Justin Chatwin Join Dennis Quaid in Ronald Reagan Biopic (Exclusive)

Amanda Righetti and Justin Chatwin have joined the Ronald Reagan biopic Reagan as the parents of the 40th U.S. president. Reagan, which stars Dennis Quaid in the title role, is directed by Sean McNamara and portrays father Jack Reagan as someone who battled alcoholism for most of his adult life, while Nelle is a devout […]

‘The Reagans’: TV Review

Matt Tyrnauer directs a four-part documentary for Showtime about the Reagans' symbiotic marriage and calculated rise to power.

Animated Trump Battles Ghost of Reagan in New Rap Cartoon (Exclusive)

The Rhyme Combinator-produced short, funded by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and made in association with the Lincoln Project, is part of a new effort by the social media collective Meme2020 to deny President Trump a second term

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

Reagan-era gems from Susan Seidelman and Robert Zemeckis, wintry classics from Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick and Todd Haynes and a secret program of 16mm film prints are among options for SoCal cinephiles this holiday season.

Opioid Crisis Vigilante Movie ‘Shooting Heroin’ Debuts Trailer

The first trailer for 'Shooting Heroin,' a film about vigilantes who take it upon themselves to rid their town of the drug pushers who are targeting their loved ones, has been released.

‘Reagan’ Movie Starring Dennis Quaid Finds Major Funding

The filmmakers behind 'Reagan,' a movie that stars Dennis Quaid as the 40th U.S. president, are set to announce Monday that they have secured financing from a group called TriStar Global Entertainment based in Canada and Los Angeles.

‘Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes’: Film Review | TIFF 2018

Director Alexis Bloom profiles the disgraced Fox News boss and conservative media heavyweight in her Toronto world premiere 'Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,' which strikes a timely chord in the #MeToo era.

Charles Krauthammer, Fox News Pundit and Washington Post Columnist, Dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who became one of the media’s most powerful voices for conservative politics — while wooing a fair share of liberals along the way — has died. He was 68.

Dennis Quaid to Play Ronald Reagan in New Biopic

Dennis Quaid has inked a deal to play President Ronald Reagan in a film expected to begin shooting in the fall.