August 21, 2012 |
Stephen King has been waiting a long time for "The Dark Tower" series to find a place on screens. "The Gunslinger," the first book in the series, was published in 1982, and he's returned to that science fiction/fantasy/horror/western world for almost 4,000 pages. More than once, it has looked like Hollywood would tackle the enormous cross-genre project. More than once, the project has been killed. That's what happened Tuesday at Warner Bros., which passed on "The Dark Tower. " Deadline reports , "After getting an overhauled script from Oscar winning scribe Akiva Goldsman, the studio just balked on the project that Ron Howard wants to direct with Brian Grazer, Goldsman and King producing, and with their A Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe being eyed to play the gunman Roland Deschain.
August 15, 2012 |
Jay-Z is coming back to the big screen. As the rap titan preps his upcoming Made In America festival, he's given Hollywood director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer access to the creation of the two-day show he's launching Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, the New York Post reports. The Oscar-winning duo behind “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Da Vinci Code” told the Post that the documentary is “going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective. " “The festival showcases 20 preeminent artists that speak to the new generation,” Grazer told the Post.
April 6, 2012 |
As much as real estate is about location, location, location, selling it is about timing and pricing. Former Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal has been trying to sell his home on a golf course in La Canada Flintridge since late 2010. Listed then for $4,449,000, the house reappeared on the Multiple Listing Service priced at $3.8 million just as news of Magic Johnson and company's purchase of the Dodgers broke. Listing agent Susan Mohr of Sotheby's International Realty said she had been working to get the listing ready for about a month.
January 19, 2012 |
Prolific film and television producer Brian Grazer has bought an estate in Santa Monica. The 10,000-plus-square-foot Spanish-style house, built in 1990, has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, according to the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor. Title documents show that the house sold in December. The property was not listed on the Multiple Listing Service and the sales price has yet to appear on public records, but area real estate agents estimated the price at $16 million.
HOME & GARDEN
June 4, 2011 |
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale. The asking price is "available upon request" on the Westside Estate Agency website, but local real estate industry sources place it at $49 million. The four-structure compound was formed starting in 2007 through three property purchases on the same street. Among the sellers was Max Mutchnick, co-creator of the TV series "Will & Grace" (1998-2006), who sold his house for $29 million. The 15,000 square feet of interior space in the compound include a 9,200-square-foot main house, two guesthouses and an additional three-bedroom house that can be used as office space or staff quarters.
HOME & GARDEN
May 24, 2011 |
Film and television producer Brian Grazer has listed his Malibu Colony beach house for $19.5 million. Designed for entertaining, the Mediterranean-style house has a deck off the living room and breakfast room. The three-story house, with more than 6,000 square feet of living space, includes an office, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. There is an indoor swimming pool with spa adjacent to the two-car attached garage. A gym sits by the beach deck. Grazer, 59, co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard.