June 6, 2013 |
Academy Award winner -- and "Girl on Fire" -- Jennifer Lawrence will star in and produce "The Rules of Inheritance," Deadline Hollywood confirms. The film is an adaptation of Claire Bidwell's Smith 2012 memoir of the same title, about her parents' diagnosis of cancer when she was just 14. The memoir recounts Smith's coming-of-age and struggle with grief as she loses both parents within seven years and throws herself into romance, travel...
April 4, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before remembering to record NBC's "Hannibal. " The Skinny: For some reason my DVR didn't record "Modern Family" last night but it did capture some good discounts on QVC. You don't need me to tell you that today's headlines include a ton of coverage of Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon. Also, LucasArts is going away and new episodes of "Arrested Development" will be here for Memorial Day weekend! Daily Dose: Now the British can start living their best life too. Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey are taking the OWN Network to Britain and putting its shows on the TLC channel there.
March 23, 2013 |
VATICAN CITY - As he begins work, Pope Francis will find a pile of files in his in-tray on sex abuse and squabbling cardinals. But he will also come across a thick dossier on the Vatican's secretive bank, which his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, tried to drag into the daylight after years of suspicion that it was a haven for money launderers. After struggling to get the Vatican onto a coveted European "white list" for clean banks, Benedict suffered a setback last year when his top manager, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, was fired by the bank's board, officially for incompetence.
March 21, 2013 |
Being the king of late-night TV isn't as valuable as it once was. If Jimmy Fallon takes over for Jay Leno as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" (when it comes to Leno and succession, it's always better to use "if" and not "when"), he will be taking over real estate that has seen its value drop tremendously over the last several years. Advertising for NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has fallen by more than 40% since 2007, according to Kanter Media, an industry consulting firm.
February 17, 2013 |
What's in a name? Ask Bettina Goering, Katrin Himmler and Rainer Hoess. For decades, Germany has grappled with its collective guilt over the Third Reich, but for the progeny of the regime's chief architects, the matter hits far closer to home. Chanoch Ze'evi, the Israeli director of the thoughtful and affecting documentary "Hitler's Children," conducted interviews with five descendants of key Nazi figures. Though Ze'evi's creative choices don't always serve the material - he unwisely attempts to pump up the emotional volume with an intrusive music score - his compassion for his subjects is clear, and their straightforward testimony is provocative.
January 9, 2013 |
Timing is everything. A month after Manny Pacquiao smacked his face on the MGM Grand boxing ring canvas, the sport's next big thing is preparing for his breakthrough performance. Unbeaten Gennady Golovkin, 30, of Kazakhstan is a polite assassin, a heavy-handed world middleweight champion who is seeking his 22nd knockout in his 25th pro fight Jan. 19, when he defends his World Boxing Assn. belt against Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) at New York's Madison Square Garden Theatre. The night's main event is world featherweight champion Orlando Salido's World Boxing Organization defense versus top-ranked, unbeaten challenger Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs)