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January 12, 2000
Prosecutors have refused to charge a tabloid photographer arrested after Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin complained that they were being stalked. Wendal Wall, 28, a Streisand neighbor who was arrested Saturday and held on $1 million bail, was released from the Malibu jail Tuesday after the district attorney's office ruled "prosecution declined." Deputy Dist. Atty. Martin L.
January 15, 2012 |
In Warner Bros.' upcoming action drama "The Gangster Squad," based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles, Josh Brolin plays John O'Mara, a Los Angeles police officer in an elite unit devoted to cleaning up the city's criminal element, specifically targeting a mobster operation run by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) — the movie's ensemble cast also features Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Mackie, among others. Brolin learned a lot about the film's 1940s setting from his father, actor James Brolin, and from stories he read about the real-life officers of the era. "These guys were pretty brutal back then," he said recently, sitting outside City Hall, where he was shooting scenes for the Warner Bros.
December 23, 2013 |
The recent Los Angeles run of "I'll Eat You Last," starring Bette Midler as the late talent agent Sue Mengers, drew a fair number of Hollywood stars to the Geffen Playhouse -- some of whom actually knew Mengers during her heyday in the '70s as a Tinseltown power broker. Among the most notable faces in the Geffen audience was Barbra Streisand, who was one of Mengers' most important clients and is a key point of reference in the play. Streisand attended a recent performance of "I'll Eat You Last" with her husband, James Brolin, according to the actress-singer's publicist.
August 2, 2002 |
"The Master of Disguise" sounds as if it should be a natural for Dana Carvey, who has created a gallery of hilarious characters and impersonations on "Saturday Night Live" and elsewhere. But even his protean talent can't dent this ponderously unfunny and uninspired comedy.
December 16, 1991 |
The producer of "Ted & Venus" (at the Royal) has called it the "spiritual sequel" of "Harold and Maude." Ironically, Bud Cort was as appealing in that the milestone comedy as he is repellent in this film, which suffers seriously from a discernible point of view--and which also marks his directorial debut.
May 31, 2013 |
The gig: Mary Micucci, 63, is the owner of Along Came Mary Events, one of Hollywood's leading catering and special events businesses. Often called the "caterer to the stars," Micucci has handled more than 400 movie premieres, from "Titanic" in 1997 to "The Hangover Part III" earlier this month, as well as numerous Grammy, Emmy and Academy Awards parties. She has also catered events for numerous celebrities, including Barbra Streisand's wedding to actor James Brolin in 1998. The food business wasn't an obvious career path for Micucci, a former flight attendant who also worked as a cocktail waitress while she was a student at Cal State L.A., where she got her degree in psychology and communications.
November 23, 1992 |
Maybe it's the recession, but Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" (tonight and Tuesday on KTLA-TV Channel 5 at 8 p.m.) lacks the gaudy extravagance customarily associated with TV adaptations of Sheldon's romance novels. Most of this four-hour miniseries, top-lining Michael Nouri and Deborah Raffin, seems to be spent in the woods of rural Spain. But Sheldon fans have come to expect more than this.