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January 16, 2012
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. It was a very good night for Harvey Weinstein at the Golden Globes. Four of his films won at the awards show. ( Los Angeles Times ) Strangely, Ricky Gervais was well-behaved during the show. ( Los Angeles Times ) Elton John seemed to have a beef with Madonna at the Golden Globes. ( Idolator ) Singer Lana Del Rey had an awkward introduction to the world on "SNL" over the weekend. ( Los Angeles Times )
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February 21, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of her growing list of honors: a certificate of recognition signed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. A week earlier, the retired psychiatric nurse had been at the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, where she was blessed by the pope. She's met with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill, navigated the red carpet beside movie stars at multiple awards shows and stood onstage at the Golden Globes in front of a televised audience of more than 20 million people.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2009 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
For all of us Beatles fans, the news last week that the Weinstein Co. had acquired "Nowhere Boy," a coming-of-age tale about John Lennon's tumultuous teenage years in Liverpool, was cause for high hopes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech ? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben Affleck presented the night's last award. Will somebody spring that guy from movie jail and offer him a great part again? Wait ... what's that? The Oscars haven't happened yet? Voting for the winners is just beginning today?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Federal agents have arrested a man suspected of issuing death threats to a slew of business titans, including film mogul  Harvey Weinstein, and demanding that they send millions to an offshore bank account.  The news was first reported by The Smoking Gun website . The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Vivek Shah, an actor living in West Hollywood, was arrested on Aug. 10 at his parents' house in Illinois. According to a sworn affidavit from Postal Inspector Joshua Mehall, Shah had been sending threatening letters to Weinstein -- co-chairman of the Weinstein Co. --  and four other moguls, in June and July.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: In a tent beside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Weinstein Co. threw a lively after-party bash, which drew many of the biggest stars who had attended the Golden Globe Awards. There, the champagne flowed, as did the Fiji Water, a sponsor of the effervescent affair. The crowd: After winning for lead actress in a dramatic TV series for “House of Cards” on Netflix, Robin Wright said she was still in shock. Looking especially elegant in her backless beaded frock, she and new fiancé Ben Foster then spent much of the night dancing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman have a new silver lining: The power couple has added its first baby boy to their playbook. Chapman, 37, a co-founder of fashion house Marchesa and a "Project Runway: All Stars" judge, gave birth to the little studio exec last Thursday in New York, Weinstein's rep confirmed to Us Weekly. No word yet on the little guy's name or weight. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom In February, Chapman walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards concealing her baby bump in a flowing ivory gown.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Supernatural kid series "Artemis Fowl" will come to the big screen, thanks to Harvey Weinstein and Walt Disney Co., the Wrap reports. The series has been described by author Eon Coilfer as "'Die Hard' with fairies. " There are eight books in the "Artemis Fowl" series, which features Artemis Fowl, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who moves through a world enhanced by magic. The books are international bestsellers. "This is a special project for me because my children absolutely love this book," Weinstein said in a statement . Deciding what should become a film based on the reading habits of movie producers' children might explain some of Hollywood's more juvenile offerings.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2004 | John Horn
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Miramax Films and one of Hollywood's most controversial figures, is negotiating with publishers to write a memoir with his brother, Bob. HarperCollins, which is owned by News Corp., is the front-runner to publish the book, a publishing source familiar with the talks said Wednesday. Miramax declined to comment. Harvey Weinstein, however, has spoken in recent years about his interest in writing a book.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2006 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
IN just seven months, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig did what some designers spend a lifetime dreaming of: They dressed Renee Zellweger for a stroll down the red carpet, at the London premiere of "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason." Two months later, Cate Blanchett followed, in a golden, sari-inspired frock at the Rome premiere of "The Aviator."
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: In a tent beside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Weinstein Co. threw a lively after-party bash, which drew many of the biggest stars who had attended the Golden Globe Awards. There, the champagne flowed, as did the Fiji Water, a sponsor of the effervescent affair. The crowd: After winning for lead actress in a dramatic TV series for “House of Cards” on Netflix, Robin Wright said she was still in shock. Looking especially elegant in her backless beaded frock, she and new fiancé Ben Foster then spent much of the night dancing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting a new filling. I wish that was a joke. The Skinny: I must say, HBO's "Getting On," which at first glance was a grim and dark "comedy" about an extended-care unit which is code for a waiting-for-people-to-die unit, is growing on me. Initially the show was tough to watch and tougher to laugh out loud at, but that's starting to change. Maybe I'm just more twisted then I thought. Tuesday's headlines include the reunion of Miramax with Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Harvey and Bob Weinstein are getting the reunion they've long sought - and moviegoers could end up getting sequels to such older favorites as "Shakespeare in Love," "Swingers" and "Rounders. " The brothers' film company, Weinstein Co., has struck a production and distribution deal that reconnects them to Miramax, the company they founded in 1979 and built up with such critically acclaimed movies as "sex, lies and videotape" and "Reservoir Dogs" before selling to Walt Disney Co. in 1993.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Michelle Knight will write a book on the 11 years she spent as a captive in the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro. Weinstein books will publish the as yet untitled memoir in spring 2014. Knight was one of three women who were freed in a dramatic escape earlier this year. The other two, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, are writing a book about their experiences together with two award-winning journalists; a publisher for their book has not yet been announced. Knight was the first of the three women Castro abducted; she was held prisoner by him for 11 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By John Horn and Amy Kaufman
For all of those teenage boys dying to see Judi Dench playing an elderly Irish woman: Now you don't have to bring your parents to get into "Philomena. " In a victory against the Motion Picture Assn. of America that could be as much publicity win as potential box-office triumph, the Weinstein Co. successfully appealed the R rating given to the Dench movie, which had been handed a PG-13 mark. "Philomena," which stars the Academy Award winner as a mother searching for a son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years earlier, was initially given the restrictive rating because it included more than one utterance of a certain expletive, an automatic trigger in most instances of an R rating.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Harvey Weinstein has joined the BBC to help produce Leo Tolstoy's classic "War and Peace" as a miniseries. The Hollywood Reporter writes, "The drama series based on Tolstoy's epic will consist of six hourlong episodes and eight 44-minute episodes for international markets and is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2015. " Weinstein, of course, has a long list of literary adaptations in his credits as producer and executive producer: "Jane Eyre," "Emma," and "The English Patient" in 1996, "Mansfield Park" and "The Cider House Rules" in 1999, "Cold Mountain" in 2003 and "The Lord of the Rings" series are just a few. But for all his bookishness, Weinstein has not yet adapted a novel by Tolstoy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2007 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
I miss Harvey Weinstein. Not the Harvey Weinstein you see today, the slimmed-down mogul who's acquired the Halston fashion brand, invested in a MySpace-style website for the rich and famous and bought the Ovation arts channel. Not the Harvey Weinstein who told the Hollywood Reporter last year that "we are focused on other areas outside of film."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
For a movie that has grossed only $11 million, been panned by half the nation's film critics and is now almost gone from the local megaplexes, one might think that "Bobby" faces an insurmountable climb if it is to capture Academy Awards attention. But that doesn't take into account another familiar name: Harvey.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
And here we thought we had some hard-core Kristen Stewart fans following us on  Twitter - turns out one Middle Eastern prince was willing to donate a half-million bucks to charity for a 15-minute chat with the "On the Road" actress. The story comes from mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, who helped organize 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and was at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday to screen the documentary "12-12-12. " The concert reportedly helped raise at least $50 million in storm relief money for those affected on the East Coast, administered by the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By John Horn
As Harvey Weinstein was closing the distribution deal for "Lovelace" at this year's Sundance Film Festival, he was asked by one of the film's representatives whether he would be doing awards campaigns for three of the film's stars, Amanda Seyfried (who plays Linda Lovelace), Peter Sarsgaard (who plays her husband, Chick Traynor) and Sharon Stone (who plays Linda's mother, Dorothy Boreman). What? Sharon Stone is in the movie? Weinstein asked, incredulous. I had no idea.  Stone and Seyfried swear the story is true, and Stone takes it as the ultimate acting compliment.
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