October 29, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom of details. Nightlife iconoclast Simon Hammerstein has come to Los Angeles to act as the first artistic director of a new club in West Hollywood called DBA. The club is located in the former Voyeur space and will be as much a performance space and art gallery as it will be a dance club and drinking den. For the project, Hammerstein collaborated with the club's owners, Beau Laughlin and...
October 29, 2013
Five of the brightest up-and-comers in the movie business will come together at AFI Fest next month for the Times' fourth annual Young Hollywood roundtable. Dane DeHaan, 27, Greta Gerwig, 30, Michael B. Jordan, 26, Brie Larson, 24, and Miles Teller, 26, will sit for a conversation with reporter Amy Kaufman on Nov. 8 about their acting careers. Each has gained notice this year for a head-turning performance. DeHaan has appeared in three films in 2013, most recently playing Allen Ginsberg's love interest Lucien Carr in "Kill Your Darlings.
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October 28, 2013 |
A fire hydrant in Hollywood that ruptured after a car slammed into it Monday morning sent water high into the air and onto the House of Blues property, authorities said. Firefighters who received a call about the incident about 3:47 a.m. controlled the water spurt in the 8400 block of Sunset Boulevard and had the scene cleared an hour later. It was unclear how much damage the water caused to the concert venue. A representative at House of Blues could not immediately be reached. Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Bowman at the West Hollywood station said the driver was not impaired at the time of the crash. It was not immediately known what caused the driver to veer off the road and slam into the fire hydrant, Bowman added.
October 26, 2013
Home Hotel Buenos Aires is the first boutique hotel in the Palermo Hollywood neighborhood of Buenos Aires and still its epicenter. We have stayed here for seven years in a row. It's small and intimate, with five-star service from a friendly staff. Have lunch in the English garden and watch the parade of fascinating people - both tourists and locals from the entertainment industry. Home Hotel Buenos Aires, 5860 Honduras, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires; (011) 54-11-4778-1008, http://www.homebuenosaires.com . Rooms from $150.
October 26, 2013 |
To fashion the costumes for Summit Entertainment's military sci-fi film "Ender's Game," designer Christine Bieselin Clark used not only patterns and sewing machines but also lasers and magnets. Crafting futuristic threads and helmets for the film, which opens Nov. 1, was "sci-fi just in its process," she said. Bieselin Clark, 41, began her career in a much lower-tech space: the theater. She grew up on Long Island, a stone's throw from Broadway, earned a degree in theater arts from Stony Brook University and went on to design costumes for regional theater productions all over the East Coast.
October 25, 2013
A four-day festival of concerts, rare film screenings and panel discussions, "Jazz Themes from Hollywood" looks back at a golden age where jazz merged with the silver screen. Among the many offerings are a tribute to Dave Brubeck's "Dave Digs Disney," a tribute to Johnny Mandel and an evening of jazz-infused film noir led by the great Gerald Wilson, who will direct a take on Duke Ellington's "Anatomy of a Murder. " Prices vary; full schedule and ticket information available at (562) 200-5477 and http://www.lajazzinstitute.org .
October 25, 2013 |
Hal Needham, a highly regarded Hollywood stuntman and director of frothy, adrenaline-pumped films like "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run," has died. He was 82. Needham died Friday in Los Angeles, according to his business managers at Laura Lizer and Associates. No other details were immediately available. Born in Memphis, Tenn., Needham spoke with a down-home twang. He was a fixture in the movie business for most of his working life. In a stunt career that spanned hundreds of TV episodes and feature films, he tumbled down cliffs, leaped off boulders, jumped from planes, tottered off balconies and plunged from towers.
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October 25, 2013 |
One person was killed and another arrested--after a good Samaritan chased him--following an early Friday morning hit-and-run in East Hollywood, authorities said. A driver in a car traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard near Normandie Avenue struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk about 1:50 a.m., said officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department. "The suspect fled the location, but was later detained," Herrera said. The male victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
October 24, 2013 |
In interviews and music videos, Katy Perry is framing her new album as a document of survival -- a record of her struggle to overcome a divorce and not “let love take me out that way,” as she puts it in one song. A day after the release of “Prism,” the pop singer widened the scope of that theme -- and furthered her media saturation -- at the Hollywood Bowl, where she presided over an all-star concert Wednesday night billed as Katy Perry's We Can Survive. The show was a benefit for Young Survival Coalition, which, according to its website, “offers resources, connections and outreach” to “young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer”; other performers included Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara and Kacey Musgraves.