August 1, 2012 |
Hawk Koch became president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences on Tuesday night, following in the footsteps of his father, Howard W. Koch. Hawk Koch's given name was Howard W. Koch Jr., but as he neared age 50, he decided to make a change. The younger Koch recalled the story in a 2000 interview with the L.A. Times, a year before his father -- who was a well-known Hollywood producer, director and Motion Picture Academy president -- passed away. As he approached his big 5-0, the younger Koch had an epiphany.
June 12, 2012 |
On Monday, David Arquette's bar mitzvah made him a man. And soon enough, the divorce papers he filed last week will make him a single man as well. The actor, who has been separated from wife Courteney Cox since 2010, finally filed for divorce Friday, according to court documents posted Tuesday by TMZ . The two met on the set of "Scream" in 1996 and were married in 1999. When their living situation went public after several months in October 2010, the couple issued a statement explaining they'd separated to "better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage.
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March 4, 2012 |
Stan Stearns, 76, who took the iconic photograph of John F. KennedyJr. saluting his father's coffin during the slain president's 1963 funeral, died Friday of cancer at a hospice in Harwood, Md., said his son Jay. As a photographer for United Press International, Stearns was assigned to cover John F. Kennedy's funeral on Nov. 25, 1963. He was standing outside a Washington cathedral with about 70 photographers when he saw Jacqueline Kennedy lean down to whisper to her son, who turned 3 that day. The boy then stepped forward as the flag-draped coffin rolled by. "His hand went up, it went down; one exposure, that's all I got," Stearns told the Baltimore Sun in 1999.
April 30, 2011 |
Mazel tov to the bar mitzvah boy -- 65 years late. Branko Lustig has two Oscars and a slew of film and television production credits, among them "Schindler's List" and "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down" and the TV miniseries "War and Remembrance. " He also has a number, A3317, from his years as a young Croatian Jew imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps. He is now, as well, the possessor of a tallit, the prayer shawl given to boys to mark their bar mitzvahs. Lustig was presented with his this month at Universal Studios, as a prelude to the rest of the ceremony, which is set for May 2 at a place he knows all too well: Barrack 24 at Auschwitz, one of the two camps Lustig survived.
March 1, 2011 |
Man of the House columnist Chris Erskine attended his first Oscars on Sunday. Here is his report: For my wife, Posh, this night was bigger than our wedding ? not even close. Her thinking? You can have four or five husbands, but unless you marry extremely well, you get invited to the Oscars but once. When she found out, she spun her credit card on her pretty finger and called her stylist. "You can have me from 10 to 2," our daughter warned her as they went looking for a gown.
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May 9, 2010 |
Even now, 41 years later, the photograph of Seth Cohen's bar mitzvah carries an element of surprise, even shock. There is the bar mitzvah boy reading from the Torah. There, behind him and to his right, is the rabbi, who is also Seth's father. And there, to Seth's left, are … well, it doesn't seem possible, but they certainly appear to be … they're definitely dressed like … could they be? Yes, those are nuns behind Seth, an entire choir of them, dressed in habits, preparing to sing in Hebrew.