February 9, 2007 |
"The Messengers" is Dylan McDermott's first movie to hit theaters since he was canned from his gig playing a goodly lawyer on ABC's "The Practice." Gosh, how many years has it been? "I don't know. I think I blocked it out," McDermott says with an exasperated laugh. "I think it's three or four." Not that he hasn't been working on other projects in those intervening three or four years. McDermott actually made four films during that stretch. "Yeah, but they haven't come out," he concedes.
September 21, 2003 |
Dylan McDERMOTT was standing at the edge of Wonderland Avenue not long ago when a garbage truck came rumbling down Laurel Canyon. The lanky actor was waiting to be photographed in the notorious house where four people were brutally murdered in 1981, a gruesome scar on L.A.'s history examined in the coming film "Wonderland." The garbage guy called out to McDermott as he passed by. "Hey, I love your show!" he yelped. "I watch you every Sunday."
December 9, 2012 |
“How black is that?” was the refrain during Jamie Foxx's “SNL” monologue Saturday night, as he marveled at turns of events like President Obama's being elected to a second term and the fact that the comedian was hosting the show with musical guest Ne-Yo. And while race was never again explicitly mentioned throughout the rest of the show, it remained a constant theme, yet one handled in a lighthearted, often absurd manner. One of the criticisms most frequently lobbed at the late-night institution is that it lacks any real diversity in its cast and writing, but last night “SNL” resembled programs that do address race while enjoying diverse audiences, like “Key and Peele” or “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.” Foxx, more present in the episode than most hosts, was willing to be extremely silly in many of his sketches, relying upon his sketch show experience from “In Living Color” as he played characters like a Christmas tree pimp or a Hostess Ding Dong disgruntled by the amount of attention Twinkies have been receiving lately.
December 6, 2003
TV return: Two former network stars, Dylan McDermott ("The Practice") and Julianna Margulies ("ER"), will team in "The Grid," a six-hour miniseries for cable's TNT about law enforcement agents trying to stop a terrorist cell from carrying out a plot to undermine the global economy. TNT is producing it in partnership with the BBC.
HOME & GARDEN
August 12, 2011 |
Dogtown Station, which has become something of an entertainment industry hub in Venice, has added producer Karen Tenkhoff to its ranks of owners. "The Motorcycle Diaries" (2004) and "The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000) producer has bought a 1,850-square-foot loft at the mixed-used development that was listed at $1.05 million. The unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Her neighbors include Iron Chef Michael Symon, writer-producer-director Neal Brennan of "Funny or Die Presents …" (2010)
January 14, 2011 |
"Burning Palms," Christopher B. Landon's ambitious and effective debut feature, reveals in five vignettes the fragility and desperation that lurk beneath the surface of the lives of some anonymous L.A. residents. Landon's sardonic view of human nature and deft filmmaking skills ? plus a raft of sharp portrayals ? keep the viewer from pondering the preposterousness of certain situations and instead encourages going along with the fun. Shot on a modest budget, "Burning Palms" is a plus for Landon, who co-wrote Larry Clark's memorably scabrous "Another Day in Paradise," featuring Melanie Griffith and James Woods.