October 15, 1991 |
Beyond Baroque Old Venice City Hall, 681 Venice Blvd.; (310) 822-3006. Admission: $6 non-members, $3 members, students & seniors. Readings Friday evenings. * Nov. 1: Harold Brodkey. Chateau Marmont 8221 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; (213) 472-4533. Poetry Society of America, West readings: The Act of the Poet. Free admission. Actors select their own programs; poets read from their own works. * Oct. 27: Helen Shaver, Alberto Rios. * Nov. 17: Joe Spano, Timothy Steele. * Dec.
May 8, 2013 |
Moviegoers well-acquainted with Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels' eyebrow-raising filmic oeuvre may be shocked to learn that his latest movie, “The Butler,” seems, at first blush, rather short on salacious surprises. This from the guy who had Nicole Kidman urinate on Zac Effron's face in last year's lurid drama “The Paperboy” and had Mo'Nique hurl a frying pan at Gabourey Sidibe's head (en route to claiming an Academy Award) in 2009's “Precious.” "The Butler" centers on Cecil Bates (Forrest Whitaker)
April 11, 2008 |
Don't even think of tossing this tea into the harbor. Relax, sip, maybe even raise that pinkie finger in the air. At Le Palais des Thes in Beverly Hills -- an offshoot of the France-based tea emporium -- co-owners Randy Arnold and David Barenholtz stock 250 teas, including more than a dozen green and organic varieties for health-conscious Southern Californians.
May 11, 1994 |
The Scene: Monday's industry screening of Showtime's "Lush Life" at the Directors Guild. The film about the lives of jazz musicians airs May 20. A party followed at the Roxbury club's top floor. * Who Was There: From the film came co-star Kathy Baker (Jeff Goldblum and Forrest Whitaker were off filming). Also on hand were 400 agents and production execs.
November 30, 2013 |
Black Friday arrived at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend with moviegoers showing sustained appetite for leftovers. In its second weekend in theaters, “ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ” is on a course to not only come in first; it may score one of the most robust opening weekends in movie history. The sci-fi sequel to 2012's “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” hauled in $31.2 million Friday, putting it in position to smash the five-day Thanksgiving holiday record -- of $82 million held by “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” -- with a projected $113 million gross.