December 17, 2012 |
Hugh Jackman stalked Tom Hooper; Eddie Redmayne sent in an audition on his iPhone. In fact, according to the British actor, all of Hollywood "leapt out of the musical theater closet" to try to land a part in Hooper's adaptation of "Les Miserables. " Such was the discussion at The Envelope Screening Series for Universal Pictures' musical "Les Miserables. " The discussion also included actresses Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. Jackman admitted that once the stalking ended and he landed the part, he did have a brief moment of, "Oh, wow, now I've got to do it. " But for Hooper, spending three hours with Jackman auditioning gave the director the confidence to eliminate most of the script's dialogue in exchange for a sung-through musical.
August 2, 2013 |
At the moment, it seems everything's coming up roses on the red carpet. I love the photo at top right from Thursday night's CW Network Young Hollywood Awards held in Santa Monica. Actress Crystal Reed, left, is wearing a cabbage rose jacquard sleeveless dress by Carolina Herrera , and her "Teen Wolf" costar Holland Roden is in an allover-rose and flower print shirt and pants ensemble by Ted Baker . Also on Thursday night, across town in West Hollywood at the Fox Summer All-Star Party, Diane Kruger wore a gorgeous rose and trellis digital print dress by the talented British fashion designer Mary Katrantzou.
November 2, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Justin Bieber denies fathering a child with a 20-year-old woman who claims her baby is his. ( Radar ) Hugh Grant is a father to a new baby girl. But who's the mother? ( Los Angeles Times ) "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and her Death Cab for for Cutie husband Ben Gibbard have separated. ( Los Angeles Times ) Lindsay Lohan could head to jail for the fourth time after missing community service.
May 14, 2010 |
Art sometimes imitates life. And then again, life often imitates art. Just ask Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and her husband, Franco Nero. In the new romantic comedy, "Letters to Juliet," the 73-year-old Redgrave plays a widow named Claire who had left the love of her life, Lorenzo (Nero), 50 years earlier when she was a student in Verona, Italy. Before she had left, Claire did what numerous women in love have done over the centuries, write a letter about her love affair to the Shakespearean heroine, Juliet, and tack it on the wall of the courtyard where the fictional character had lived.
February 28, 2013 |
Despite its epic title, writer-director-actor Mark Webber's sophomore filmmaking effort "The End of Love" (his first was 2008's "Explicit Ills") is an exceptionally intimate, human-scaled picture. It's also quite a special piece of work. Webber, known largely for his many indie film appearances ("For a Good Time, Call…," "The Hottest State"), stars in this poignant, semi-autobiographical tale of a recently widowed, underemployed actor, also named Mark, devoted to raising his energetic 2-year-old, Isaac (Webber's real-life son, Isaac Love)
January 13, 2013 |
Robert Pattinson likes the Golden Globes and came to present voluntarily opposite Amanda Seyfried for adapted screenplay -- a rather surprising admittance from the press-shy Pattinson. The 26-year-old actor is thrilled to not have to talk about vampires ever again, though he said all his questions on the red carpet were bloodsucker-related. Pattinson is clearly here just to celebrate and is rooting for Joaquin Phoenix, though he's never met the actor. "The Master" was his favorite movie of the year.
February 23, 2010
The Early Show Heart problems. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Gabrielle Anwar. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America The Oscars. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Diane Sawyer. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Ricky Gervais; cast members from "Jersey Shore." (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors New diet; wrinkles. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ewan McGregor; chef Gordon Ramsay; "American Idol" castoff.
February 4, 2010
The Early Show Gloria Estefan. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Author Lori Gottlieb. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Jamie Foxx. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly John Travolta. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Sarah Silverman. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Bonnie Hunt Show Serena Williams. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC Oprah Winfrey Dr. Mehmet Oz. (N) 3 p.m. KABC Dr. Phil Mistaken identity.
September 18, 2012 |
Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the North American release date for "Les Miserables" has moved to Christmas Day, from its original date of Dec. 14. On its new date, "Les Mis" is set to match up against Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and two comedies: "The Guilt Trip," starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand, and "Parental Guidance," starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. On its previous release date, the film would have contended...