August 6, 2013 |
When Steve Martin asked singer-songwriter Edie Brickell to come up with lyrics for one of the banjo melodies the comic, actor and writer had composed in his latter-day career as a bluegrass musician, she was intrigued but unprepared for the new understanding of her own life the effort would produce. "It inspired so many memories of my early upbringing in Paris, Texas," Brickell, 47, said in a recent phone interview along with Martin, her current tour partner with whom she'll perform Wednesday at the Hollywood Bowl and highlight material from their collaborative album, "Love Has Come for You. " "It made me remember the way my family talked to one another, the dogs on the porch - it seems like all the animals lived outside rather than inside," she said.
August 4, 2013 |
Despite boasting the provocative combination of Lindsay Lohan and a porn star, "The Canyons" failed to interest moviegoers this weekend. At least that was the case at the one theater where the movie debuted, New York City's IFC Center, which sold a paltry $15,200 worth of tickets to "The Canyons," per distributor IFC Films. Beginning Friday, the movie was also available for purchase via video-on-demand and iTunes, platforms on which the movie is performing "extremely well" so far, IFC said.
August 2, 2013 |
On a blazing summer morning, James Deen, looking like the frat boy next door, hunched over a table inside a Woodland Hills café lobbing harsh words at the film business, just days before his dramatic-feature debut in one of the summer's most talked-about movies. "It's the most unprofessional, God-awful business anywhere: Hollywood," said Deen, star with Lindsay Lohan of the micro-budget indie thriller "The Canyons. " "Porn is much more respectable. No shady power plays. People are nicer.
July 31, 2013 |
So how hard was it working with Lindsay Lohan on the micro-budget indie thriller “The Canyons”? Tales of discord from the set including the actress' unexplained disappearances, refusal to disrobe for contractually obligated nude scenes, suggestion of A-list replacements for her D-list co-stars, an all-night partying session with Lady Gaga, and a mysterious $46,000 hotel and bar bill racked up at Chateau Marmont during production on “The Canyons”...
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July 27, 2013 |
Authorities arrested a man in Bell early Saturday morning in connection with an alleged hate crime last week in Canyon Country. Omar Chaparro, 20, was involved in a confrontation with two other men July 19 and stabbed one of them, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Officials said two friends -- one black, one Latino -- were walking in the 14800 block of Jakes Way when they were accosted by Chaparro, a Latino, who began spewing racial slurs at the black man and challenging him to a fight.
July 26, 2013
This museum-like estate in Pacific Palisades, with views of Santa Monica Canyon and the ocean, is designed for entertaining. Interior space includes 26-foot-high ceilings, galleries with 8-foot-wide hallways, floor-to-ceiling windows, glass pocket doors and a Venetian-inspired wine cellar. Location: 652 Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades 90272 Asking price: $19.8 million Year built: 2010 House size: Five bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, 14,645 square feet Lot size: 1.36 acres Features: Formal entry, four fireplaces, guest/maid's quarters, office, gym, wine-tasting room, 10,000-bottle storage cellar, fountains, lanai, lap pool, spa, expansive lawn, parking for 12 cars About the area: In the first quarter, 170 single-family homes sold in the 90272 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.268 million, according to DataQuick.
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July 24, 2013 |
The Orange County Sheriff's Department SWAT team is responding to reports of gunshots in Silverado Canyon. Authorities were flooded with reports of gunshots from residents in the Jackson Ranch area of Silverado at about 10:55 a.m., Lt. Dan Dwyer said. No suspects or specific location for the gunshots have been identified, he said. Authorities have closed down about a three-mile stretch of Santiago Canyon Road between Silverado Canyon Road and Modjeska Canyon Road. “It's going to be a long search,” Dwyer said.
July 22, 2013 |
Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, which has several incoming freshmen players as top contributors, defeated a Chinese all-star team, 136-85, on Sunday night at St. Genevieve. Freshman Cody Riley scored 25 points and had 17 rebounds. Ira Lee and Robbie Feinberg added 25 points apiece. Devearl Ramsey had 14 points. William Zhu had 21 points for the Chinese team, which plays at Westchester on Monday night. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
July 18, 2013 |
Two lodges inside Grand Canyon National Park are offering a late summer deal that add a bus tour and breakfast to the price of a room. The offer for stays at Maswik and Yavapai lodges is available for 15 days starting Aug. 25. The deal: The End of Summer package costs $174 a night for rooms at Maswik Lodge North and $159 at Yavapai Lodge East (prices exclude tax), based on double occupancy. It includes breakfast for two, a bus excursion for two - Hermits Rest morning tour or a sunset tour - and discounts on gift shop purchases of $50 or more.
July 15, 2013 |
With the wildfire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas now 60% contained, most of the hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area reopened Sunday afternoon. That's one of of several indicators that firefighters have the upper hand on the blaze that has scorched more than 43 square miles and fouled the air in and around Las Vegas . “Work is being completed. People [firefighters] are going home,” said Madonna Lengerich, a fire information officer.