September 28, 1988
Mary Vincent, who as a teen-ager in 1978 was raped and mutilated, has dropped her attempt to collect a $2.56-million judgment from her attacker because she is satisfied that he has not sold film or book rights to his story, her lawyer said. Tustin attorney Mark E. Edwards said he met last weekend with Lawrence Singleton, now out of prison, and learned that his only income is a $600 monthly Social Security payment.
September 17, 2012 |
It was eight years ago when Matthew Quick quit his job as a high school English teacher and moved into a basement to write the novel that has since been transformed into a major Hollywood film. “The Silver Linings Playbook,” about a 30-something man attempting to put his life back together after a stint in a mental institution, was first published in 2008. The film, starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday.
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December 8, 2006 |
PHILIP Anschutz made his first big splash in Hollywood five years ago when he cut a deal considered outlandish even by movie industry standards. The Denver industrialist not only agreed to pay $10 million per book for rights to the best-selling Dirk Pitt adventure novels, he gave author Clive Cussler extraordinary creative control over "Sahara," the movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz.
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October 6, 1994 |
A federal appeals court Wednesday agreed to consider whether to overturn the death penalty for "Freeway Killer" William Bonin, who was convicted of killing 14 boys and young men. If he loses the appeal and final reviews by the U.S. Supreme Court, Bonin could be the next person executed in California. Several other federal appeals have failed for Bonin, who is on Death Row in San Quentin. On Wednesday, the U.S.
August 3, 2002 |
The nine Pennsylvania coal miners rescued Saturday after three days underground have sold the TV-movie and book rights to their story to divisions of Walt Disney Co. for $150,000 apiece, according to the Pittsburgh attorney representing the men. Thomas Crawford, who specializes in criminal tax and labor law, said the deal includes a movie for Disney's ABC network and a book that will be published by the Burbank company's book arm, Hyperion Publishing. An ABC spokesman declined to comment Friday.
March 2, 2004 |
I'll never forget this lesson in gender philosophy, which a former boyfriend's father once intoned as the core tenet to understanding women. "Always tell a smart woman she's beautiful, and always tell a beautiful woman she's smart. Because whatever she is, she can't be both, and she always needs to be the other." As this year's red carpet made clear, stars need to be not just beautiful but literally model-beautiful -- otherworldly slim and powdered like a candy cigarette.
December 3, 2008 |
When bestselling author Robert Jordan died last year from a rare blood disease, fans of his popular series, "The Wheel of Time," braced themselves for the possibility that his 12-book fantasy world would end one volume shy of completion. Before his death, Jordan, whose real name was James Rigney Jr., signed over the book rights to his wife, Harriet, and requested that she find a capable author to finish the series for his fans.