May 30, 2007 |
NBC'S comedy "My Name Is Earl" takes a deceptively simple premise and plays it for deceptively simple humor. Earl is a boldly mustachioed guy who took a few hundred wrong turns in his life, and has made a list to right those wrongs. He's accompanied on his quest by a cast of working-class antiheroes, including a man-child brother (Ethan Suplee) and a venomous beauty of an ex-wife (Jaime Pressly). Earl is played by Jason Lee, who is also one of the show's executive producers. Taking a break from filming on "Alvin and the Chipmunks," Lee -- in a rare clean-shaven moment -- discussed Earl's fans, his own plans and trying to make television a cinematic experience.
April 11, 2010 |
Film director Roland Emmerich, whose last effort was the apocalyptic "2012," has begun shooting "Anonymous." It won't be another disaster movie -- except perhaps for English professors. According to Emmerich, the film is "about how it came to be that William Shakespeare was not the author of his plays," which, he says, turn out to have been written by the "Earl of Oxford." Emmerich calls "Anonymous" a political thriller. "It's about who will succeed Elizabeth and the cause of that thriller, the Essex Rebellion."
August 21, 2011 |
During the men's European runway shows this summer, I overheard a fashion editor describing a military history book he'd read. "The commanding officers in the British army at the time of the Crimean War were dandy aristocrats who were more concerned with one-upping each other with over-the-top uniforms and military regalia than they were with military strategy," he said. With the cardinal-red military jacket, blue sash and chest full of medals worn by Prince William during his April nuptials to Kate Middleton fresh in my mind, I was intrigued and inquired further.
April 19, 2010 |
As the screenwriter of "Anonymous," the Roland Emmerich film about the Shakespeare authorship question now in production, I read with great interest James Shapiro's April 11 Times Op-Ed article, "Alas, poor Shakespeare." I was particularly fascinated by Shapiro's claim that U.S. Supreme Court Justices William J. Brennan Jr., Harry Blackmun and John Paul Stevens ruled "unanimously for Shakespeare and against the Earl of Oxford" in a 1987 moot court case. Shapiro has, at best, oversimplified the facts.
September 6, 1990
ACCEL Technologies has named Tom Hanson international sales manager and Earl L. Therrien North American sales manager.
August 19, 1987 |
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and nephew of the Queen Mother, collapsed and died while walking in the moors near his home in Scotland, his estate manager said today. He was 59. The earl, Fergus Michael Claude Bowes-Lyon, was walking Tuesday near his Glamis Castle home when he collapsed of a heart attack. The earl acquired his title in 1972 when his cousin, Timothy Bowes-Lyon, died without children.