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
August 6, 2011 |
Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of directing, acting, and for my money, especially writing -- "The Graduate"; "Catch-22"; that fine dark comedy of manners, "To Die For"; TV's "Get Smart," with Mel Brooks; and a generation later, the seminal "Saturday Night Live" -- which he hosted for a then-record-setting 10 times.
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 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.
April 23, 2014 |
Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL who recounts his military exploits, began 10 days of filming Monday in an Afghan village set at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in the Santa Clarita area. The scenes involved "simulated warfare sequences with full load automatic gunfire, explosions, squibs, bullet hits, smoke, burning debris," according to a county film permit.