July 25, 2008
Casting call: The movie is still categorized as "in development," but producer Gale Anne Hurd has actors lined up for the adaptation of the Top Cow comic book Magdalena: Jenna Dewan and Luke Goss. They'll be touting the project at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego Saturday. Spike sequel: Lucy Liu has joined the cast of "Afro Samurai: Resurrection," a two-hour sequel to the animated series starring Samuel L. Jackson, Spike TV said Thursday. The program is expected to air in January.
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September 26, 2007 |
Michael Evans, a stage and screen actor best known to television audiences for his long-running role as Col. Douglas Austin on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless," has died. He was 87. Evans, who starred on Broadway with a young Audrey Hepburn in "Gigi," died Sept. 4 at a Woodland Hills assisted-living facility of complications related to age, said his son, Nick Evans.
September 23, 2006 |
You just can't keep a good woman down. Audrey Hepburn has returned from the Other Side this month and is starring in an ad campaign for Gap, the struggling retailer that is pinning its hopes on the actress, who died of colon cancer in 1993. She joins many dead colleagues -- Fred Astaire (Dirt Devil), John Wayne (Coors) and Humphrey Bogart (Diet Coke) -- in her posthumous marketing career. The Gap spot is based on a clip from the 1957 romantic comedy "Funny Face."
July 18, 2004 |
Not long after Peter Ladefoged moved from Scotland to Los Angeles to become an assistant professor of linguistics at UCLA, he received a call from legendary director George Cukor. "I had no idea who he was," says Ladefoged, now 78 and a research linguist/professor emeritus at UCLA. "I was not a movie buff."
January 29, 2004 |
London has found its "Mary Poppins," but first she'll appear on Broadway in the upcoming revival of "Fiddler on the Roof." Laura Michelle Kelly will star as everyone's favorite umbrella-carrying nanny when a stage version of the P.L. Travers book and the Disney-Julie Andrews movie opens Dec. 15 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. Rehearsals begin in July.
August 5, 2003 |
Not all of the music at the Sunday night Hollywood Bowl performance of "My Fair Lady" was written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The audience composed much of it on the spot as it sent choruses of laughter through the hillside amphitheater.