October 14, 2013 |
Actor Hugh Jackman brought his one-man stage show to Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Saturday in a benefit and live auction that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The "X-Men" star performed his critically acclaimed one-man song and dance show for a packed audience of 3,200 people, sharing stories about his life and performing numbers from shows including "Les Miserables," “Carousel,” “The Boy From Oz” and “Guys and Dolls.” After a surprise 45th birthday celebration for Jackman, the audience participated in a live auction that raised $170,000 for the MPTF, a 92-year-old charity based in Woodland Hills that provides healthcare and social services for entertainment industry workers and their families.
October 14, 2013 |
Hugh Jackman brought his Wolverine claws with him Saturday as he took over the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for a benefit concert to raise money for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the charity that provides healthcare services to retired entertainment professionals. The one-night concert, which took place at the home of the Academy Awards ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland complex, brought it an estimated $1.85 million. "Hugh Jackman ... One Night Only" was a version of the "X-Men" actor's 2011 Broadway concert production "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.
September 25, 2013 |
Hugh Douglas, a former All-Pro defensive end in the NFL, has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly choking his girlfriend during an altercation early Sunday at a hotel in Hartford, Conn. Hartford police say Douglas, who had a 10-year career with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars, has denied grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and carrying her down a hallway to their room as she alleges. Douglas told police that the marks on his girlfriend's neck were from rough sex. Police say Douglas was released after posting $50,000 in bail.
September 20, 2013 |
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners. " Starring Hugh Jackman as a tormented father whose daughter has been kidnapped and Jake Gyllenhaal as a frustrated detective, the film -- based on a long-admired original script by Aaron Guzikowski -- is earning praise for its fine craftsmanship and strong performances -- although many reviewers add that the experience can be grueling.
September 19, 2013 |
Like the kidnapping at the tortured heart of "Prisoners," once this chilling thriller about a parent's worst nightmare grabs you, it refuses to let go. Even if the film wasn't coming out just months after the May rescue of three kidnapped women in Cleveland, held for a decade by a madman, we know the real world has monsters far more frightening than any Hollywood can manufacture. Reality informs "Prisoners" at every turn. French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski keep the tightly constructed terror twisting by holding it close.
July 25, 2013 |
To the list of standard truisms advanced by Hollywood movies - money can't buy happiness, beauty doesn't ensure love - "The Wolverine" is eager to add another certainty: comic book heroes are forever grumbling about their lot in life. One might think that having superpowers or at least extraordinary abilities would make a person cheerful if not downright happy. But no, the stalwarts of the Marvel universe like Spider-Man and the Hulk are always moping around letting us know that nobody knows the trouble they've seen.
July 23, 2013 |
Hugh Jackman will make his Southern California stage debut this fall. The Tony winner and Oscar nominee will bring his hit Broadway show "One Night Only" to Los Angeles to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The one-man show will play Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Dolby Theatre and will feature a mix of musical entertainment and Hollywood film highlights. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Jackman has long been involved with the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a 92-year-old charity that provides healthcare and retirement services to those in the entertainment community.
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July 8, 2013 |
When he was a 17-year-old Marine on weekend leave, Hugh O'Brian made easy money washing the storefront windows on Hollywood Boulevard. It was 1943 and O'Brian would go up and down the 6600 block of the boulevard, earning extra cash for his labors - money he said he generally used to help pay for dates. But it was his fame as an actor that permanently cemented his relationship with this famous street. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated in 1960 - 6613 Hollywood Blvd., smack in the middle of the neighborhood where he once washed windows.
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June 2, 2013 |
Tony Liparote and his family have lived in Elizabeth Lake for 22 years. They'd always counted themselves lucky that brush fires had never chased them from their home. But that changed Saturday night, when triple-digit temperatures and erratic winds sent the Powerhouse fire careening into Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes, two small towns west of Palmdale in northern Los Angeles County. At 9 p.m. they packed some belongings after a sheriff's deputy warned residents of a possible evacuation.
May 31, 2013 |
It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on the warpath to find his girl after the efforts of cop Gyllenhaal are not proving very effective. Paul Dano plays the stringy-haired suspect that Jackman goes after on his own. This project has had a lot of fits and starts on its way to the big screen.