October 23, 2013 |
Katy Perry got chatty with W magazine for the release of her new album, "Prism. " The pop vixen opened up about her early days in L.A., her marriage and her love life with boyfriend du jour, crooner John Mayer. "I actually am dating my crush," she told the magazine in a video Q&A . "I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great. " But we can't address Mayer without talking about the 28-year-old's short-lived marriage to British comedian Russell Brand. PHOTOS: Katy Perry in concert: onstage and offbeat "I really loved [being married]"
October 16, 2013 |
Mischa Barton isn't the same person she was in 2009. That woman was in a bad way, out of control and finally committed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after blacking out under the influence of a sedative. Today's 27-year-old Mischa, as represented in a new People cover story, seems settled enough to reflect back on those crazy days and offer something by way of explanation. "It was a full-on breakdown," she tells the mag. "I was under enormous pressure. " "It was terrifying," she adds, via ABC News . "Straight out of 'Girl, Interrupted.' Story of my life.
October 13, 2013 |
You probably best know actor, singer-songwriter and musician Darren Criss as the impeccably groomed Blaine Anderson on "Glee," which started airing its fifth season Sept. 26. Off-screen, the 26-year-old is just as serious about high-quality grooming products as his alter ego - so much so that over the summer, he made the leap from consumer to investor and third partner in a Silver Lake-based e-tailer of men's grooming products called the Motley alongside the site's founding siblings, Matthew and Madison Ruggieri.
September 30, 2013 |
Dish Network subscribers don't have to worry about losing ESPN or Disney Channel ... yet. Walt Disney Co., parent of ABC, ESPN, ABC Family and several other networks and the satellite broadcaster have agreed to a short-term extension of their current contract in the hopes of coming to terms on a new distribution deal. The pact was set to expire Monday night. However, neither side has taken out attack ads against the other, which is often a telltale sign that talks are going south.
September 28, 2013 |
Jennifer Tilly, who starred in "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky," returns to "Chucky" land in the latest installment, "Curse of Chucky," part of a six-film package - "Chucky: The Complete Collection Limited Edition" - that Universal is releasing Oct. 8 to celebrate the killer doll's 25th anniversary. Tilly also appears in the high-school romance movie "The Secret Lives of Dorks," which opened this weekend, and in Wallace Shawn's "Grasses of a Thousand Colors," which will have its American premiere at New York's Public Theater on Oct. 7. How did you get involved with "Chucky"?
September 19, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before figuring out if I need a new hairstyle. The Skinny: While I'm not a fan of Thursday night football, I do want to see the Chiefs-Eagles game because former Eagles coach Andy Reid now coaches the Chiefs. Should be good drama. Speaking of drama, today's stories include Deadline editor Nikki Finke's ongoing fight with her owner Jay Penske. Also, reality producer Mark Burnett looks to conquer new genres. Daily Dose: A helicopter owned by Long Island-based Cablevision Systems Corp.
September 17, 2013 |
Josef Centeno is only a few inspections away from his return to fine dining with Orsa & Winston in downtown Los Angeles. The 33-seat restaurant is set to debut on Sept. 24 with an exclusive five-day run for a special MasterCard preview, and he plans to open to the public the first week of October. Orsa & Winston, Centeno's third restaurant, happens to be right next door to his second restaurant, Bar Amá, and around the corner from his first, Bäco Mercat. Centeno named Bar Amá after his great-grandmother and this one, well, it's named after his two dogs . Orsa & Winston will be small and intimate.
September 17, 2013 |
You may, in the course of your travels, alight at New Bay Seafood, in a building that has been home to approximately a trillion Hong Kong-style restaurants since it began as Jumbo Seafood in the first San Gabriel Valley Chinese restaurant-boom in the early 1980s. And if you are familiar with the vaguely Southeast Asian Chiu Chow cooking popularized at nearby Newport Seafood, the trilingual menu, written in Chinese, Vietnamese and English, will hold few surprises: cubed filet mignon sauteed in a peppery brown sauce; snow pea leaves stir-fried with garlic; crunchy salt-and-pepper squid, and spicy basil leaf clams.
September 14, 2013 |
Meghan McCain, the outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain, stars in "Raising McCain," billed as a new "docu-talk" series on Participant Media's new TV network, Pivot. Cameras follow the 28-year-old pundit on interviews exploring a variety of issues of concern to the so-called millennial generation. How did your show come about? I met with my production company, Go Go Luckey, and we had this idea to do a talk show - style show, but more filmed like a documentary or a reality show, just because I personally don't watch daytime talk-show television, and I don't think the average teenager or twentysomething does either.
September 11, 2013 |
The series finale of “Burn Notice” will air on Thursday night, and when it ends so will the life of one of the show's main characters. That's all USA will say in advance of the highly anticipated episode titled “Reckoning.” The show follows the dangerous adventures of burned spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and his rag-tag group of spy friends as they use their super-human detection skills to solve mysteries and crack international cases. At the core of the show is its humanity as Westen negotiates his difficult relationship with his troubled mother Madeline, played by Sharon Gless.