February 21, 2013 |
Get ready for more swooning: The Justin Timberlake comeback machine is seriously revving up. Timberlake's much anticipated return to music has already seen the singer deliver a swagger-dipped performance at the Grammys, a smoldering eight-minute single, "secret" concerts around the Super Bowl and the Grammys and take his suave act across the pond to the Brit Awards. Now as news of the singer and his “Suit & Tie” collaborator Jay-Z headlining London's Wireless Festival -- there's also talks of a joint summer stadium tour -- Timberlake is announcing a few more massive promo platforms ahead of his upcoming album, “The 20/20 Experience.” The singer, who in the last few years shifted his focus to acting, will make his return to “Saturday Night Live” on March 9, where he will pull double duty hosting and performing.
October 2, 2012 |
After seeing director Bart DeLorenzo's lively staging of “Cymbeline” at A Noise Within, one wonders why Shakespeare's rollicking romance is not more frequently produced. Reputedly one of Shakespeare's final four plays, “Cymbeline” is a tragicomic mélange that freely samples Shakespeare's earlier works. Among other delightfully unlikely plot elements, there's a young heroine dressed as a boy, a villain who steals a souvenir to malign a faithful wife, even a potion that induces a death-like sleep.
August 20, 2012 |
If Michael Strahan lands the coveted gig sitting next to Kelly Ripa every morning permanently, it doesn't necessarily mean he'll give up his duties at Fox Sports. Strahan is in the running for the job of co-host of the morning talk show "Live!" While it is a daily gig that requires getting up awfully early and being super perky, Strahan is expected to keep working at Fox as one of the hosts of its popular NFL pregame program "Fox NFL Sunday" should he land the job. Doing double duty is nothing new for Strahan.
August 18, 2011 |
Novelist David Nicholls' love story "One Day" begins when two recent college graduates spend an unlikely evening together, then charts their relationship over the next two decades by checking in on the pair once annually, on the same mid-July day. The book, which has topped bestseller lists in the United States and in Nicholls' native England, won praise for its unusual literary device, but when it came time for the author to adapt the story into...
July 24, 2011 |
In "The Devil's Double," which opens in Los Angeles on Friday, actor Dominic Cooper does double duty. Not only does he play Uday Hussein, the notorious sadistic playboy son of Saddam Hussein, he also plays Latif Yahia — a man whose resemblance to Uday earned him the unwelcome job of his body double. Audiences have long loved a twin-type story — and given the economics of modern Hollywood, getting two performances out of one star must seem like a good deal. Although making it appear as if the same person is doubled on-screen is one of the oldest camera tricks around, digital technology has given filmmakers more options than ever to work their sleight-of-hand.
March 4, 2011 |
The provocative young Canadian indie filmmaker Xavier Dolan seems fascinated by relationships, starting with his 2009 debut, "I Killed My Mother. " The semiautobiographical film about a 16-year-old gay teen battling it out with his bourgeois mom was something of a sensation at Cannes that year, picking up directors' fortnight and youth prizes. He's back provoking emotions and being intriguing in "Les Amours Imaginaires" ("Heartbeats"), with best friends ? a girl and a guy, straight and gay, respectively ?