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.
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.
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
March 14, 2014 |
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an embattled everyman. With his directorial debut, the foul-mouthed spelling bee comedy "Bad Words," opening in six theaters Friday, Bateman enters a new stage in his career (he also stars in the film). "Bad Words," which was made for less than $10 million, has earned generally positive reviews and had a "69% fresh" rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes . Time will tell how it performs at the box office.
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.
August 18, 2012 |
"What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Looks like we're about to find out again. And actresses of a certain age everywhere must be quivering in their orthopedics at news of a remake. After all, the 1962 original, a delicious hot mess of black comedy/chiller thriller, earned late-career cred for two of golden Hollywood's declining and long feuding queen bees. Bette Davis camped it up as "Baby Jane" Hudson, a former child star-turned-abusive, frowzy caretaker. Joan Crawford was invalid sister Blanche, a onetime star in her own right, crippled years earlier in a mysterious car wreck.
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.
July 5, 2012 |
When I was with a group of parents earlier this week, watching our kids play in a 14-and-under baseball tournament, I asked them how many of the boys - aged 13 and 14--had gone to see the R-rated movie “Ted.” The answer: Just about all of 'em. But here's what I found really surprising: Nearly all of them went with their mothers. Put simply: Despite its rampant drug use, crude sexual banter and profanity-fueled humor, “Ted” has become a family movie. I have to admit that I wasn't exactly shocked.