April 6, 2012 |
Few actors own a role the way Hal Holbrook owns Mark Twain. The Tony- and Emmy-winning actor, who recently turned 87, has played the humorist in his one-man stage play "Mark Twain Tonight!" since 1954, logging thousands of performances and many more miles traveling with the show. But longevity doesn't necessarily guarantee that you have an exclusive monopoly on a part. A relative newbie to the Twain game, Val Kilmer recently launched his own one-man play, "Citizen Twain," running in a workshop production at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever cemetery through Wednesday.
August 16, 2012 |
After Sylvester Stallone's whirlwind week of promotion that included appearances on both coasts, one could only imagine the energy it took for him to put on a cheerful face at"The Expendables 2 " premiere Wednesday night in Hollywood. The actor, whose eldest son, Sage, died just over a month ago, looked exhausted. But the 66-year-old who appeared dapper in a dark suit flanked by his supportive family did not shy away from his adoring fans who lined Hollywood Boulevard opposite Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
January 13, 2013 |
“Django Unchained” star Christoph Waltz may have starred in a movie that's kicking up dust for its portrayal of the slavery era, but the Golden Globes supporting actor winner said that he's remained unfazed by the backlash. “It should be controversial,” the man who plays a smooth-talking bounty hunter said backstage. “If you choose a controversial subject, you better be prepared for a controversial discussion,” he said, adding, “I wish more movies gave us an opportunity to discuss controversial [subjects]
February 13, 1998 |
David Letterman's "Top 10 Ways to Mispronounce Nagano" (as read by actor James Earl Jones): 10. Nagoony. 9. Nagagga. 8. Ningy Ningy. 7. Naga Ma Gee Gee Ma Ginga Ma Boo Boo. 6. Na. 5. Snoopy Noggy Nog. 4. Naganja. 3. Fig Naga Newton. 2. Magano Lewinsky. 1. Naganna Ever Agree to Do a Top 10 List Again.
September 25, 2012 |
Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is set to receive the Hollywood supporting actor award at the 16th Hollywood Film Awards for his performance in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook. " In the film, De Niro plays the Philadelphia Eagles-obsessed father of a troubled young man (Bradley Cooper). "Robert De Niro is not only highly regarded for his body of work as an actor, producer and director, but also for the passion, integrity and dedication he brings to his performance on camera, as well as his intense off-camera preparation and study of the characters he brings to life," said Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Awards, in a statement Tuesday morning.
January 14, 2013 |
One of the most noticeable men's trends at Sunday night's 2013 Golden Globes was the abundance of facial hair, from presenter Jeremy Renner's barely there smudge of a 'stache to Bill Murray's full-walrus mustache with connected sideburns. Some of the other bearded and mustachioed men in attendance were producers Grant Heslov and Judd Apatow, actors Jason Statham and Will Ferrell and, if you include Bradley Cooper's scruffy visage, all five nominees for lead actor in a comedy or musical film, with facial fuzz gracing the grizzled chins of Ewan McGregor, Jack Black, Bill Murray and winner Hugh Jackman.
February 10, 2014 |
Everyone's a winner - or at least no one is yet a loser - at the annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon, where a glitzy crowd of actors, directors and behind-the-scenes creative types rub elbows and offer a few choice sound bites before the final stretch of the Oscar race. At Monday's event, a procession of big-name nominees spoke to assembled reporters about making their movies, picking their outfits, surviving awards season and more. Here are some highlights. "Dallas Buyers Club" actor Matthew McConaughey , on how he'll celebrate if he wins: "I'm going to celebrate no matter what.
November 22, 2012
EVENTS Laura McKenzie and ex-"Chip" Erik Estrada host the 81st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which features actor Joe Mantegna as grand marshal. The parade – and its special, red-suited guest of honor – travels a U-shaped route from Hollywood Blvd. at Orange up to Vine and back on Sunset Boulevard, which might make for a few traffic headaches, but it all comes as part of the magic of the season. Sun., 6 p.m. Grandstand seats: $35. Info: 866-727-2331 or http://www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com.
May 18, 2012
Dear Everybody-in-the-World: Sean Penn is very, very disappointed. You never call, you never write - heck, when it comes to rebuilding Haiti, you probably never even cared in the first place. Penn spoke plainly Friday at the Cannes Film Festival just hours before a gala fund-raiser to benefit three charities working in the earthquake-ravaged country. “It's not only celebrities who went for a day,” he told a roomful of journalists at a news conference, choosing language that prevents us from conveying the full texture of his opinion.
August 12, 2013 |
They lined up early on Monday morning with their head shots and résumés in hand, all hoping to land a part in the mega-musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. " The creative team behind the most expensive musical in Broadway history came to Los Angeles with a big to-do list: Now that legal obstacles concerning ousted director Julie Taymor are officially settled , producers of "Spider-Man" are launching new versions of the musical, including a Las Vegas arena production, a touring arena show and a production in Germany.