June 7, 2012 |
James Franco has Kristen Stewart fever, y'all. Franco sang the praises of the actress Thursday, saying her talent -- and not "Twilight" -- is responsible for her meteoric rise. In one of his frequent blog posts for the Huffington Post, Franco reviews Stewart's "Snow White and the Huntsman," telling readers that she's deserving of attention for her performance (and all those prior) rather than the voracious interest in her off-screen life. "Stewart has braved more scrutiny of her private life than most presidents,” Franco writes . “She has taken big career risks by doing films like'Welcome to the Rileys,"The Runaways' and'On the Road' (nudity, I hear)
June 3, 2004 |
Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci Columbia TriStar, $27 Charlize Theron won just about every award in the book, including the Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild prizes, for her performance as Aileen Wuornos, the serial killer and prostitute who murdered at least seven of her clients in Florida. Theron gained 30 pounds and wore prosthetics and makeup for the role, and the transformation is remarkable.
August 14, 2004 |
Actress Charlize Theron has signed a contract with Christian Dior to be the face of its bestselling perfume J'adore, pitting her against fellow Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, who will launch a similar campaign for Chanel. Theron, who won the 2003 Oscar for best actress for her performance as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in "Monster," is due to star in print and television advertisements for J'adore starting in the autumn, a spokeswoman for Parfums Christian Dior said Friday.
March 2, 2004 |
Charlize Theron's Oscar win for best actress took her native South Africa by storm Monday, drawing adulation from fans who hailed the former farm girl as a role model for her Academy Award victory. President Thabo Mbeki led the country in extending congratulations to Theron, who left the small town of Benoni as a teenager to pursue her dream of stardom.
May 30, 1997 |
Most big-budget, dream-cast comedies are a lot like pea soup: A creamy mass, with the occasional lump of ham. "Trial and Error," starring "Seinfeld's" Michael Richards (in a very Kramer-esque performance), is a pretty soupy mess, but the croutons are fabulous--i.e. the statuesque Charlize Theron ("Two Days in the Valley"), with whom director Jonathan Lynn is either madly in love or knows a good thing when she comes into focus.
September 17, 2004 |
In her first film released since winning an Oscar as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in "Monster," Charlize Theron has chosen a part that on the surface could not be more different from the seedy, desperate hard-scrabble Florida prostitute. In Australian filmmaker John Duigan's romantic historical epic "Head in the Clouds," Theron's Gilda Besse is the daughter of a super-rich French champagne magnate (Steven Berkoff) and a rich American socialite.
July 10, 2012 |
Now what are you going to do with the rest of your summer? The Carp-O-Rama Family Fishing Event scheduled for July 14 at Lake Maloney State Recreation Area south of North Platte, Neb., has been canceled because of a recent carp die-off . . . . On a lighter note, you can't kill salsa. The annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is still a go, July 28-29 in downtown Oxnard. Parking and admission are free, but the Salsa Tasting Tent costs $5. Still, a great bargain for a traditional fun weekend.
October 10, 2011 |
The $1.5 billion Paramount Park in Spain hopes to rival Disneyland Paris as a European tourist destination when the movie theme park debuts in spring 2015. > Photos: Paramount Park Murcia theme park in Spain Located on the Mediterranean coast about 270 miles southeast of Madrid, Paramount Park Murcia will feature 30 attractions with an adjacent shopping center, hotels and casino. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2012 on a 100-acre theme park set around a central lake that will combine the themed lands of Disneyland with the movie backlots of Universal Studios . While not an investor, Paramount Pictures will license movie properties to the developer and provide design direction for the theme park.
August 30, 1999 |
Rand Ravich's "The Astronaut's Wife" is a moderately diverting thriller that builds suspense and entertains effectively--but don't ask any more of this sleek, costly production, whose strongest selling point is Charlize Theron. Since her debut in "2 Days in the Valley" she's appeared in a string of major features, but it's surprising that so early on in her career she's able to carry so big a picture with ease and finesse.
November 6, 2011 |
Loopy on a powerful cocktail of Zithromax and DayQuil to fight an infection that's making him cough like a "fat Doc Holliday," Patton Oswalt is on a tear. Bouncing from the merits of podcasting to the taboos of Comic-Con, the 42-year-old comedian is a veritable human Wikipedia, tossing thoughtful film and book references into every topic he touches. Flu medicine notwithstanding, it's a thinking man's stream-of-consciousness conversation. What makes it all so much fun is that Oswalt is doing the exact thing he's supposed to be doing.