CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 |
He was a neurosurgeon, a shipping magnate, a pompous headmaster, an autocratic father: He was the self-inflated, often weaselly authority figure whose long, narrow, aristocratic face was as well-known in films and television as his name was obscure. James Rebhorn, a journeyman character actor seen most recently as the father of super-spy Carrie Mathison on "Homeland," died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J., of melanoma, his wife Rebecca Linn said. He was 65. Rebhorn had more than 100 TV and movie credits, including roles in "Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny" - both released in 1992 - and "Meet the Parents" (2000)
March 15, 2014 |
I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If anything, the problem is how good his self-referential work has become in the years since his 2011 Oscar nomination for playing someone else in "127 Hours. " That performance as a stranded solo hiker, the fear rising, the bravado breaking down, put him on the hot list of the young and the talented.
March 14, 2014 |
Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for metal groups Tool, a Perfect Circle and Puscifier, has listed his home in Hollywood Hills at $2.495 million. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2000, features elaborate wooden ceilings, a bar, a den, a wine-tasting room, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 3,750 square feet of living space. The 11,000-square-foot grounds have a swimming pool and waterfalls. There are canyon, mountain and city views. A separate guesthouse could be used as a recording studio.
March 14, 2014 |
James Franco has played a rapping gangster in "Spring Breakers," created an art project about "Three's Company" and taken a recurring role on "General Hospital. " But “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas still wasn't certain the actor would consider a cameo in his feature-film version of the cult television series. In fact, he wasn't even sure of the best way to get him the script. Spoiler alert: Key plot details follow. if you'd rather not know, please stop reading here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 |
A former attorney who once handled some of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's toughest legal cases was convicted Tuesday of stealing nearly $2 million from the transit agency by submitting phony invoices and pocketing settlement money. James Vincent Reiss, who also was convicted of stealing more than $1 million from other clients, pleaded no contest to two felony counts of grand theft. He is expected to be sentenced to a decade in prison. Reiss defended Metro in multimillion-dollar injury lawsuits involving rail and bus passengers until officials realized he was defrauding the agency, said Jane Robison, an L.A. County district attorney's spokeswoman.
March 10, 2014 |
You have to think that Miami Heat star LeBron James, if only for a moment, wished he was still wearing his protective mask during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls. James, who broke his nose two weeks ago, got tangled up with Chicago's Jimmy Butler during the game. As each man fell to the ground, Butler's foot swung around and hit James in the side of his head. They sort of wrestled with each other while getting up and both were given a technical foul. The Bulls defeated the Heat, 95-88, in overtime.