March 6, 2014 |
George Lopez, the comedian, has a new sitcom on FX, "Saint George. " Like its stablemate "Anger Management," which guarantees you'll have Charlie Sheen to kick around for a while, it is being launched on what's called a 10/90 deal: If the first 10 episodes do well enough by some secret contractual standard, the network buys 90 more, to make a syndication-friendly 100. The series, which premieres Thursday, is Lopez's second sitcom, after the family...
February 28, 2014 |
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged! That's great news for Team Kelso and Jackie! The actress set snoops on the trail of the secret Thursday when she and her mom stopped by the Grove shopping center in L.A., the actress wearing a big ol' ring on her left-hand ring finger. E! News was the first to confirm, citing a source who said the two former "That '70s Show" costars, who've been dating since April 2012, were indeed going to tie the knot. See the diamond in the video above.
February 27, 2014 |
For years, decades even, Liam Neeson was an action hero hidden in plain sight. Yes, he was an impressive 6-foot-4, with the rangy physical grace of the former amateur boxing champion still visible, but the Oscar nominee for "Schindler's List" could put you away with his acting. Was it necessary or even prudent to have him throttle evildoers with his bare hands? FOR THE RECORD: "Non-Stop": A review of "Non-Stop" in the Feb. 28 Calendar section said the movie opens with air marshal Bill Marks (played by Liam Neeson)
February 14, 2014 |
Ralph Waite, best known for starring in the CBS series "The Waltons" from 1972 to 1981, died Thursday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 85. The actor played John Walton Sr., the kind-hearted patriarch of a large, poor family living in rural Virginia in the Great Depression. The wholesome series, which also starred Michael Learned as his wife, Olivia, and Richard Thomas as his eldest son John-Boy, famously ended with a vignette in which the family said goodnight as they turned off the lights.
January 2, 2014 |
Sometimes, when adapting history for the big screen, a few fabrications are required. Take, for example, Irving Rosenfeld, the schlubby Bronx huckster Christian Bale plays in the period caper "American Hustle. " A consummate swindler with a fondness for jewel-toned velvet jackets and an outrageously bad toupee, the character is inspired by real-life con man Melvin Weinberg. But the actor is careful to point out that they are not the same person. "Mel would absolutely kick me ... if I ever said it was him," Bale, 39, said with a grin.
December 23, 2013 |
When Tom Hanks first encountered his "Captain Phillips" co-stars Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali and Barkhad Abdirahman, he didn't get to shake their hands or exchange pleasantries; instead, he found himself staring down the barrels of their AK-47s. The Somali actors play the quartet of pirates who hijack the cargo ship Maersk Alabama in the Paul Greengrass-directed thriller based on a real incident in 2009. At the Envelope Screening Series , Hanks, who plays the title role, said Greengrass purposely kept the Somali actors away from Hanks and the rest of the cast before filming in order to mirror the real-life dynamic of the surprise attack.