November 11, 2011 |
"London Boulevard," starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, is a pitch-black thriller with ruthless drug bosses and relentless paparazzi sharing bad guy billing. Would that the movie were pitch perfect as well. It's clear that writer-director William Monahan, in adapting the Ken Bruen novel, had strong feelings about the almost inescapable grip of both the criminal underworld and modern celebrity culture. But in trying to take a bite out of crime and another out of fame, he's ended up with more than he can chew for his first time in the director's chair.
February 12, 2012 |
Leading lady Jennifer Aniston has bought a midcentury house in Bel-Air that was listed at $24.9 million. The seller was former Maguire Properties Chief Executive Robert F. Maguire III, who restored the 8,500-square-foot house designed by A. Quincy Jones and built in 1965. The sales price has not yet appeared on the public record. Set on a 3-acre-plus promontory with unobstructed ocean and city views, the house features an open floor plan, walls of glass, a bar, a projection room, a wine cellar, four bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms.
August 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK - When Jennifer Aniston heard last month that Jason Sudeikis was exiting "Saturday Night Live," she sent the comic actor a text. "So sad you're leaving - selfishly - but good for you. An enormous life awaits," she wrote. Her advice in person was a little more portentous. "Brace yourself for what the next year will feel like," the actress said to Sudeikis as she sipped coffee with him at a downtown hotel last week. Aniston had retired her own signature persona, "Friends" mainstay Rachel Green, after more than a decade, and she knew there was a tendency to underestimate the feelings involved.
July 8, 2011
'Horrible Bosses' MPAA rating: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Playing: In general release
September 2, 2010
Where you've seen him Charlie Day plays addlebrained Charlie Kelly on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," the impolite FX sitcom he also writes and produces with friends and costars Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney. He was on "Luis" (the Luis Guzmán sitcom) and had a recurring role on "Third Watch. " He's currently filming "Horrible Bosses" with Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and "Going the Distance" costar Jason Sudeikis. Day is reluctant to name a favorite entry in "Always Sunny," but allows that the musical episode, for which he composed songs, is up there.
June 4, 2012 |
Jennifer Aniston has never been shy about her love for "The Bachelor" -- and got to prove it this week in a Web comedy that spoofs the ABC dating competition. In Ken Marino's "Burning Love," an original comedy series from Yahoo, Aniston played one of the yearning female candidates competing for love. But not using her movie star looks. Aniston's contestant character dons a bear suit for the episode, only to remove her costume head at the end of the clip, as she's sent away from Marino's bachelor in a limo.
July 11, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: MC Malfoy? "Harry Potter" villain Tom Felton wants to launch a rap career. ( The Sun ) Victoria and David Beckham welcome their first baby girl, Harper. ( People ) Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy have a bouncing baby boy. ( Los Angeles Times ) William and Kate sweep Hollywood off its feet at the much-hyped BAFTA shindig. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Friday" singer Rebecca Black will release a new single, "My Moment," on her YouTube channel.
December 13, 2011 |
The historic MGM film studio, which made "The Wizard of Oz" and "Singin' in the Rain" on one of Hollywood's largest lots and for decades boasted that it employed "more stars than there are in heaven," is today housed on six floors of a nondescript Beverly Hills office building. Sent into bankruptcy last year after decades of dysfunction, the former home of Louis B. Mayer and Leo the Lion is now led by two low-key executives who have transformed the 87-year-old studio into, essentially, an international TV rights company servicing MGM's library of 4,100 movies.
December 10, 2013 |
Jenny from the Block is with "The Boy Next Door. " The Universal Pictures thriller, in which actress and musician Jennifer Lopez plays a divorced woman who has an affair with a teenage neighbor (Ryan Guzman of the 2012 movie "Step Up Revolution"), pulled a permit to shoot in Placerita Canyon near Newhall this week. Smart Entertainment and Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions also are producing the film, which began filming last month and is being directed by Rob Cohen. Universal has set a Jan. 23, 2015, release date for the "The Boy Next Door," which also stars John Corbett.
February 8, 2013 |
After a breakout supporting role in the 2011 ensemble comedy "Bridesmaids" and an Emmy win for her work in the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" the same year, it was only a matter of time before Melissa McCarthy got to headline her own movie. That movie is "Identity Thief," which stars Jason Bateman as a mild-mannered office drone and McCarthy as the volatile con artist who hijacks his credit cards and turns his life upside down. The film was written by Craig Mazin ("The Hangover Part II")