May 16, 1990 |
It was a party with mixed emotions. The event at the Twenty/20 club in Century City Monday night followed the benefit premiere of "Longtime Companions." On the one hand there was a celebratory feeling--Hollywood had finally made a movie about the AIDS crisis. On the other hand, a film about AIDS does not lend itself to a festive mood. "It's the gay 'Big Chill,' " is the way Bill Eisentraut, who produced the benefit, described the film.
June 9, 2008 |
Theater in a match box. On a tabletop. Paper actors on a teeny proscenium stage. Toy theater, not primarily child's play, dates back to early 19th century England and is enjoying a resurgence of interest. Audiences can take a look this weekend in Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center's "Toy Theatre Festival" for families, and at an adult event in Disney's REDCAT space. The free family festival, aimed at ages 6 and up, takes place during the day throughout Disney on Saturday and Sunday.
May 23, 1987 |
Mass TV exposure, warring over multimillion-dollar contracts and drug scandals have shrunk the romance of baseball. Better to return to nostalgic greener days when ticky-tack ball fields were the unrivaled shrines of youth and the mingling of dust and dreams on a sandlot was a metaphor for simple American values. That's exactly what "Long Gone" does, and it works for a while, as this HBO movie (premiering at 8 tonight) initially gives amusing, raucous life to the Class D Tampico, Fla.
January 10, 2012
Today Laura Prepon; Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski; Camille Grammer. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America George Clooney; author Tonya Reiman. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Kate Beckinsale; Laura Prepon; Carl Edwards. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Keira Knightley; Ty Pennington and Dr. Jennifer Ashton. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Rob Schneider, Claudia Bassols . (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Reaching health goals; food swaps; low-calorie snacks; lowering the risk of diabetes.
April 17, 2012
SERIES Glee: The kids get their groove on with a salute to the 1977 disco flick "Saturday Night Fever" in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Lidia Celebrates America: Chef Lidia Bastianich looks at different wedding traditions around the country in this new installment of her four-part series (8 p.m. KOCE). Cougar Town: "Rich Man, Poor Man's" Susan Blakely guest stars as Ellie's (Christa Miller) mom on a new episode of the sitcom (8:31 p.m. ABC). New Girl: Jeanne Tripplehorn ("Basic Instinct")
June 26, 2012 |
Filming for the biopic “Jobs," the true story of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has begun on location in Los Angeles and Los Altos, Calif. The cast, which includes Ron Eldard, John Getz, Lesley Ann Warren, James Woods, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and Dermot Mulroney, will join Ashton Kutcher, who plays the title role. “Jobs” will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”, “Neverwas”) from an original screenplay by Matt Whiteley, and is a Five Star Feature Film Production produced by Mark Hulme.
May 9, 2013 |
On Thursday NBC announced it was giving series orders to five pilots, including new shows from industry heavyweights J.J. Abrams, Jason Katims and James Burrows. In “The Family Guide,” J.K. Simmons stars as a blind dad going through a divorce from his eccentric wife, Parker Posey. A la “The Wonder Years,” Jason Bateman provides voice-over as the grown version of their son, and he's also attached as an executive producer. In “Sean Saves the World,” Sean Hayes will play a perfectionist and divorced gay father whose 14-year-old daughter moves in with him full time, throwing his life into upheaval.
September 13, 2012 |
"The Book of Mormon," Trey Parker and Matt Stone's award-winning musical, said a big hello to Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Broadway transplants and native celebs turned up to Hollywood's Pantages Theater for the opening, and theater certainly makes strange bedfellows: Everyone from Ke$ha to John C. Reilly had tickets. "We lived here for 20 years, all of our friends are here," Parker told the Ministry about opening shop in L.A., and that's quite a list of friends. PHOTOS: 'Book of Mormon' Los Angeles premiere Just before sunset the Pantages lobby saw traffic from Simon Pegg, Josh Gad (who appeared on Broadway in the role of Elder Cunningham)