September 21, 2013 |
With the curtain drawn on the most controversial edition of CBS' reality show "Big Brother," cast member Aaryn Gries, whose ethnic and homophobic slurs made national headlines, is bracing herself to face a new reality - that many people feel she's a racist. But the 23-year-old college student from San Marcos, Texas, who was unaware of the tempest her remarks created until emerging from the show's imposed isolation earlier this week, is determined to reverse that perception. "I'm trying to show that I'm remorseful, and I hope that comes across because I really do feel very bad," she said in an interview with The Times.
August 29, 2013 |
Strong turns by Kristen Bell and an able supporting cast propel the slight but immersive drama "The Lifeguard. " Although writer-director Liz W. Garcia's wistful, angsty tale treads familiar ground, the filmmaker has crafted a credibly flawed and conflicted heroine who holds interest. Needing a "timeout" from her stressful Manhattan life, disillusioned AP reporter Leigh (Bell) returns to her Connecticut hometown, where she moves back in with her bemused parents (Amy Madigan, Adam LeFevre)
July 26, 2013 |
Cory Monteith was remembered Thursday by the "Glee" cast and crew at a memorial organized by show creator and exec producer Ryan Murphy. The memorial was reportedly held on the Paramount lot, where the show films its auditorium scenes. In a brief statement obtained by Show Tracker , Fox TV wrote: "Today, Ryan Murphy and [girlfriend] Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of 'Glee,' along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith.
May 25, 2013 |
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the big names in the new comedy "The Internship," but the real star of the film is Google. The company campus in Mountain View, Calif., is the setting for the movie in which Vaughn and Wilson play down-on-their-luck watch salesmen searching for a second chance as Silicon Valley interns. Google lent its brand to the 20th Century Fox movie and let the production film two days on-site without charging location or licensing fees. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Brainy staffers took on roles as extras (co-founder Sergey Brin appears twice, once wearing green neon slippers and riding an elliptical bike)
May 19, 2013 |
The season finale of “SNL,” hosted by five-timer Ben Affleck, was a star-studded event commemorating the end of an era for several veteran cast members. Guest stars included Jennifer Garner, a.k.a Mrs. Ben Affleck, who showed up during the monologue to gently edit Affleck's Oscar speech, in which he stated that marriage is work (and some took to mean that being married to Garner in particular was difficult.) Bill Hader's oddball character Stefon rode off into the sunset in an appropriately silly, nonsensical manner.
March 25, 2013 |
Since being rescued from the scrap heap two years ago after it was canceled by the CW, "The Game" has proved to be a winner for BET. The football-themed series scored record ratings in its 2011 cable debut, remains the channel's top-rated series, and with "Real Husbands of Hollywood" anchors BET's scripted comedy slate. But as it kicks off its sixth season Tuesday, "The Game" is reeling from the loss of its two MVPs: Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Pooch Hall. Though she is punching up the series with new cast members, creator and executive producer Mara Brock Akil admitted that dealing with the absence of what she called "the heart" of "The Game" has been a formidable challenge, forcing the show into its third reboot in six years.