February 21, 2014 |
A 27-year-old member of a crew filming a biopic about Southern rock musician Gregg Allman was struck and killed by freight train this week in southeast Georgia. Investigators Friday were collecting video, emails and statements to figure out who might be at fault in the death of a 27-year-old second camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones of Atlanta. Jones was struck and killed Thursday afternoon by a freight train roaring along a bridge where the biopic was being filmed. Jones had also worked as a camera assistant on "The Vampire Diaries" television show, several commercials and a couple of made-for-TV movies, according to her resume and IMDB . Seven other crew members were treated at a hospital for injuries suffered on the 110-year-old trestle above the Altamaha River in Wayne County.
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.
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.
February 11, 1995 |
"Billy Madison" looks as if it were made to fill the void left by Pee-wee Herman. We never needed Pee-wee more. Adam Sandler plays Billy Madison, a spoiled rich nudnik who stands to inherit the family business from his hotel tycoon father (Darren McGavin)--except Madison Sr. seems to think his jerky scion isn't up to it. For one thing, the only reason he graduated public school is because his father paid off the teachers.
March 17, 2006 |
Standing inside the fictional Montecito casino of "Las Vegas" in Culver City, NBC President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly was feeling like a winner Thursday morning, even though he admitted to a group of advertisers that "we haven't exactly had bragging rights lately."