December 10, 2012 |
Hugh Jackman's Wolverine mutton chops may make him look tough, but he revealed his tender side during a "60 Minutes" profile aired Sunday night to promote "Les Misérables. " The interview, conducted by Scott Pelley, involved Jackman discussing his childhood in Australia, which was marred by the actor's mother leaving the family, forcing his father to raise five children alone. Pelley asked Jackman, "What advice does [your father] give you today?" Surprisingly, the thought caused the normally jolly Jackman to choke up on camera.
December 9, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies This Morning Billy Corgan; Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Hugh Jackman; Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Valerie Bertinelli. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Hugh Jackman; Howie Mandel; Richard Marx performs.
December 3, 2012 |
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are reportedly headed down the aisle once again - though technically they'd be hitting it for the first time, after she pulled the runaway-bride thing on him five days before their planned wedding in June 2011. The 86-year-old and the 26-year-old are allegedly engaged again and aiming to say their vows on New Year's Eve, sources told TMZ over the weekend. Apparently time apart from Hef taught Harris to be more independent, something she thought she needed, the sources said.
November 29, 2012 |
Plans for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" continue to be unveiled as director Bryan Singer's follow-up to "X-Men: First Class" takes shape. The latest news? Hugh Jackman could join the film as Wolverine. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jackman is in talks to reunite with Singer on the new film. This follows the announcement earlier this week that Patrick Stewart would be returning as Professor X and Ian McKellen would be back as Magneto. Both Stewart and McKellen sat out the previous "X-Men" installment, "First Class," and Jackman made only a cameo appearance.
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November 20, 2012 |
An Orange County woman who conspired with her lover to kill her husband as he slept and who later escaped from prison with a guard has been recommended for parole. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, 58, was convicted in 1985 of plotting to murder her husband, James Hughes, as he slept in their Huntington Beach home. She was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. The state parole board granted Hughes' request on Friday in Sacramento after a hearing that stretched more than seven hours, said prosecutor Paul Chrisopoulos with the Orange County district attorney's office.
October 11, 2012 |
NEW YORK - As they swept through airports while making their ambitious, risky new movie, "Cloud Atlas," directors Andy and Lana Wachowski got used to answering a surprisingly tough question from customs officials. "They'd say, 'What's your movie about?'" said Andy. "It's about the sum of human experience. They always look up and go, 'Oh, really…'" "Our target audience is customs officials," whispered Lana. PHOTOS: Scenes from 'Cloud Atlas' Actually, their target audience is grown-ups.
October 4, 2012 |
Indie comedies set in the 'burbs are a dime a dozen, and they usually paint the nonmetro regions as repositories of conformity and inertia. "The Oranges" takes its place in that familiar realm, holding out more than the usual promise, thanks to an exceptionally strong ensemble: It stars Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt and Allison Janney. But if this story of midlife crisis among longtime neighbors has flickers of heart, it's only because the actors can convey more in a glance than the pages of on-the-nose dialogue they're asked to deliver.
September 23, 2012 |
What is there to say about the Emmys that has not been said before? Rather than flip for writing up the obligatory pre-broadcast essay, Times TV critics Robert Lloyd and Mary McNamara had a conversation in which they aired their grievances, their preferences and gave praise where it was due. Robert: Well, Mary, the fall season is breaking and the Emmy Awards are upon us once again Sunday night. And once again I have failed to pay much attention to them; I understand that they're popular and fun and give newspaper writers something to write about; but they seem to me irrelevant to the art and crafts they celebrate.
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September 12, 2012
Ron Taylor Filmed shark for 'Jaws' Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia. Taylor and his wife, Valerie, spent years filming great white sharks and trying to persuade a wary public that the much-feared creatures were beautiful animals worthy of respect. Their stunning up-close images of sharks drew the attention of "Jaws" director Steven Spielberg, who asked the couple to capture footage of a great white for his 1975 blockbuster.
September 11, 2012 |
Karch Kiraly , one of the most decorated volleyball players of all time, has been chosen as head coach of the U.S. women's national volleyball team in preparation for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kiraly, the only athlete to win Olympic gold medals in both indoor and beach volleyball, takes over for Hugh McCutcheon , who led the women's team to a silver-medal finish at the London Olympics. McCutcheon, who also coached the men's national team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, has taken over as head women's coach at Minnesota.