September 27, 2002 |
They sweated in them for almost two hours, but the actors wearing the designer gowns and tuxedos on the sweltering red carpet at Sunday's Emmy Awards have had their duds dry-cleaned. And now Jane Kaczmarek's black lace creation by Heidi Kaczenski, Wendie Malick's champagne-colored cocktail dress by Estevan Ramos and Allison Janney's red number by Erik Gaskins are on the block at www.Ubid .com to raise funds for UNICEF, Cure Autism Now, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Heifer International.
December 28, 2013 |
In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L. " Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of children with a magical fantasy nanny. The reality of Travers' own turbulent childhood - and her reluctance as an adult to relinquish control over her characters to Walt Disney - are the subject of the movie "Saving Mr. Banks," which has just gone into wide release.
November 5, 2001
Here are the winners of the 53rd annual nighttime Emmy Awards, as announced Sunday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They cover programs aired from June 1, 2000, to May 31, 2001. Programs Comedy series: "Sex and the City," HBO. Drama series: "The West Wing," NBC. Miniseries: "Anne Frank," ABC. Movie: "Wit," HBO. Variety, music or comedy series: "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS. Variety, music or comedy special: "Cirque du Soleil's Dralion," Bravo.
December 9, 2007 |
WHO SHE IS: Savannah Stevens doesn't mind being called a bookworm. As a student, the Calabasas resident spent years in the library at Yale, and now, as co-chair of the Young Literati--a social/charitable arm of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles--she raises awareness of the city's public book palaces by recruiting members and coordinating scene-worthy events. "We like to be a part of the fabric of the literary life of L.A.
August 4, 2013 |
These days it's more normal to come from a broken family than from parents who have been married for 40 years. That's the world ABC's new comedy "Trophy Wife" is interested in exploring, said its creators during a summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Sunday. It turns out that the term "trophy wife," normally associated with a rich man marrying a beautiful, much younger woman, is meant to be ironic in the case of the show. (Which makes sense for a female-friendly network like ABC, but whether prospective audiences will get it is another matter.)
February 25, 2007 |
"Ugly Betty" stars 1. Becki Newton, left, Ana Ortiz and Michael Urie proved to be real cut-ups for their official Costume Designers Guild Awards portraits shot backstage at the Regent Beverly Wilshire on Feb. 17. Oscar front-runner 2. Helen Mirren picked up another kudo, the Distinquished Actor Award, thanking costume-design winner 4. Consolata Boyle for making her "Queen" costumes so special that she felt royal. Now about that padding.... "Clothes Off Our Backs" creator 3.
October 18, 2006 |
Matt and Danny may be pulling good ratings with their fictional TV show, but NBC's real-life numbers for "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" are another story. Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford star as a bickering writing duo on "Studio 60," a show that presumes to rescue a once-funny late-night comedy show a la "Saturday Night Live." But it's become clear that writer Aaron Sorkin's backstage drama needs a lifeline of its own.
October 1, 2010
SERIES Smallville: The Daily Planet hires Kat Grant (Keri Lynn Pratt) to fill in after Lois (Erica Durance) departs for Egypt, in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Human Target: After he and Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) race to rescue the kidnapped Winston (Chi McBride), an eager-to-retire Chance (Mark Valley) is lured back into the security business by a billionaire philanthropist (Indira Varma) who needs his protection, in the season premiere (8 p.m. Fox). CSI: NY: When a young woman appears to have been strangled while participating in an anonymous Internet chat, the team must determine if it was a hoax or murder in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS)
May 29, 1993 |
That cutting-edge narrowcaster Jay Tarses is at it again. The brilliantly inventive mind behind "Buffalo Bill," "The 'Slap' Maxwell Story" and "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd," Tarses is known for creating indelibly memorable half-hour series that are as baffling to most mainstream viewers as they are beloved by his fans. Yours truly is one of the biggest. Yet his new NBC series, "Black Tie Affair," is evidence that the gap separating Tarses from the rest of humankind may have widened.