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May 18, 1999 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL
Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Drew Carey, Lisa Kudrow and Dustin Hoffman, along with studio brass Sherry Lansing (Paramount), Joe Roth (Disney) and Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), were among the Hollywood elite who turned out for Sunday's benefit premiere of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" at Westwood's Avco theater.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-old Steinway grand piano, with fistfuls of pencils and stacks of composition paper nearby, and worn books of poetry by Robert Frost and William Wordsworth piled on the coffee table. "My relationship with Steven is the result of a lot of very compatible dissimilarities," Williams said in a late December interview during a week that saw the U.S. releases of both of the duo's latest joint efforts, the comic-book adaptation "The Adventures of Tintin" and the World War I epic "War Horse.
NEWS
February 28, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Disneyland will celebrate Leap Day on Wednesday by offering late-night shows, music, food and character meet-and-greets while keeping the Anaheim theme park open for 24 hours straight. RELATED: 7 tips for tackling Disneyland in a day As part of the One More Disney Day marketing campaign, both Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom in Florida will open at 6 a.m. local time on Wednesday and operate until 6 a.m. Thursday. Here are the highlights planned for Disneyland on Leap Day: > Free limited-edition mouse hats handed out to the first 2,000 visitors entering the park at 6 a.m. (Lineups begin at 10 p.m. Tuesday)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
The intensity of the action and themes in the next "Star Wars" film probably will earn it a PG-13 rating, George Lucas says. The first five "Star Wars" movies were rated PG. Lucas offered theater owners a preview of his final "Star Wars" chapter at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas this week. Opening May 19, "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" spells out the last dark steps the once good-hearted young Anakin Skywalker takes to become the villain Darth Vader.
NEWS
January 1, 1998
* Why did the gum cross the road? It was stuck to the chicken's foot. (Allison Stinson, 11, Huntington Beach, Mesa View School) * What kind of phone does a turtle use? A shellular phone. (Alexandra Maize, 5, Beverly Hills, Hawthorne School) * Why do hummingbirds hum? Because they forgot the words. (Gianni Villalobos, 8, La Puente, Fair Grove Academy) * Why can't tennis players get married? Because love means nothing to them.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
While moviegoers are flocking by the millions to see him brandishing a light saber as Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," Ewan McGregor is singing and dancing in a London revival of the classic Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls." In his first stage musical, McGregor heads the cast as Sky Masterson, the gambling playboy who wins the heart of a missionary.
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