May 22, 2013 |
If you're an “Arrested Development” fan, you are probably already counting down the minutes until Sunday, when 15 new episodes of the beloved sitcom will premiere on Netflix, more than seven years after it was canceled by Fox. And if you're not, well, you're probably wondering why everyone suddenly seems mad for frozen bananas . Jason Bateman, who plays level-headed Michael Bluth on the series, has witnessed the feverish “Arrested Development”...
May 20, 2013 |
A replica of the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand in all its giant, yellow glory will finally make an appearance in the Los Angeles area today. Fans anticipating the return of "Arrested Development," which was canceled by Fox in 2006 but is coming back with a premiere May 26 on Netflix, will want to head down to 9300 Culver Boulevard (adjacent to Trader Joe's) from noon to 7 p.m. If you're looking to spot an actual cast member, Judy Greer, who plays Kitty Sanchez, is scheduled to be at the stand between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The banana stand, which has been making the rounds on a world tour that has included London and New York, sent fans in a tizzy last week when news broke that it may not be making a stop in Newport Beach, where the stand originates in the show.
May 20, 2013 |
Just days before the new season of "Arrested Development" finally debuts on Netflix, the re-creation of the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand that cropped up in New York City last week is making its way to the West Coast. The frozen banana stand will be set up in downtown Culver City at 9300 Culver Blvd. on Monday from noon until 7 p.m. and will be handing out free frozen bananas to anyone willing to stand in line for one. To sweeten the deal, cast member Judy Greer will be on hand to help pass the bananas out from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. The banana stands appeared in New York City last week during the network upfronts, at which NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and the CW unveiled their new shows for advertisers and the media.
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May 16, 2013 |
Krupali Tejura wants a frozen banana stand in Newport Beach. No, not Dad's or Sugar 'N Spice or any of the other venerable spots around town. She wants that banana stand. Earlier this month, it was announced that Netflix would promote new episodes of the revived TV comedy "Arrested Development" by touring the show's fictitious Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand in the United States and England. Apparently, though, the promotion doesn't include a stop in Newport, where the series takes place.
May 9, 2013 |
The "Arrested Development" frozen banana stand is open in London's Leicester Square! As fans of the comedy series know, there's always money in the banana stand -- if not a lot of chocolate-dipped frozen bananas. On Wednesday, fans lined up to take their picture inside the banana-shaped Bluth booth. The show's Twitter feed touted the banana stand queue Wednesday morning: You let fans take photos inside the #bananastand and baby, you've got a queue going. twitter.com/arresteddev/st… - Arrested Development (@arresteddev)
April 16, 2013 |
Fernando Larios eyes the stand of plantains running along one side of the Francis Avenue Community Garden in Koreatown. A large cluster of fruit, just out of arm's reach, is almost ready. “It'll be two more months,” says Larios, who has been keeping an eye on these plantains since someone poached the last cluster. Once the fruit is harvested, the entire plant will be cut down to the ground, and others will rise up, he says. Most of the plant's energy is underground, and pups will sprout up around the mother plant.
April 13, 2013 |
Former Le Cirque and Citrus chef Rémi Lauvand has landed in downtown L.A. at a sleek new restaurant called Le Ka. For his head mixologist, the acclaimed French chef (who is cooking food from all over the world at Le Ka) has chosen South Carolina native Andrew Parish. Parish is all about expanding the relationship between food and drink, often incorporating the former into the latter. Take for example his hot banana buttered rum, which employs rich butter and mashed bananas in the service of creating a mouth-watering hot cocktail that feels very much like a meal.
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April 10, 2013 |
Mickey Rose was a childhood friend of Woody Allen, sharing his pal's fervent enthusiasms for baseball, jazz and movies and later becoming the young filmmaker's writing partner for his early, madcap comedies "Bananas" and "Take the Money and Run. " Rose, who went on to become a television comedy writer, penning jokes and sketches for Johnny Carson, Sid Caesar and other top comedians and shows of his era, died Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills....