August 22, 2013 |
Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week. The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone by the time she took the stage, according to the Guardian. The 34-year-old "I Wanna Be Down" singer is said to have performed for about 40 audience members in FNB stadium, which has a 90,000-person capacity. Apparently there had been tens of thousands of people attending the earlier rugby and soccer matches, but most of them left while the musical segment - featuring four acts before Brandy - took place.
March 1, 2012
A little bit of the European theater world is coming to the skid row neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. Inner-City Arts is teaming up with the British-German theater company Gob Squad and L.A.'s Center Theatre Group to launch a two-year stage project. The initiative will involve a handful of Inner-City Arts students participating in a theater production about the process of aging. The British Council, a nongovernment cultural organization, is investing $10,000 in the project.
April 22, 2014 |
Authorized biopics are rarely the most juicy or revealing films. But what happens in the opposite instance, when the family of your subject actively doesn't want a movie and is willing and eager to share that sentiment with the world? That's the situation that James Ponsoldt's "The End of the Tour," a look at the late acclaimed writer David Foster Wallace starring Jason Segel, finds itself in. Ponsoldt's movie, based on reporting from magazine writer and novelist David Lipsky, recently finished shooting and is about to enter the editing room.
March 20, 2014 |
The only thing better than one Kermit is two. And the only thing better than two Kermits is one with a Russian accent. Throw Tina Fey into a gulag, force Ricky Gervais to play second fiddle to a nefarious frog, stick Ray Liotta in a chorus line and you have a sense of the zany extremes to be found in "Muppets Most Wanted. " After the magically nostalgic return of the fuzzy-wuzzies to the big screen in 2011's "The Muppets," it's natural to think of "Most Wanted" as a sequel. Don't.
September 22, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies How I Met Your Mother Robin and Barney (Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris) make a startling discovery about a family matter as they head to Long Island for their wedding. Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor also star in the two-episode season premiere. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS The Voice The singing competition returns for a new season.
April 30, 2012 |
Four new films hit theaters this past weekend, but moviegoers still had"Think Like a Man"on their minds. In a surprise win, the ensemble relationship comedy topped the box office for the second consecutive weekend, collecting $18 million and bringing its 10-day domestic total to $60.9 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. Based on a relationship book by comedian Steve Harvey, the movie has a predominantly African American cast and has already outgrossed a number of successful movies aimed at black audiences, including all but two of Tyler Perry's films.
May 22, 2013 |
Now that we've raised the "mission accomplished" banner on the "Arrested Development" reunion , can we get the wheels in motion and reassemble the cast of another dearly departed cult TV favorite -- "Freaks and Geeks"? "Oh, we couldn't afford them," "Freaks" creator Paul Feig says. "It'd be the most expensive cast ever. " We think Feig, who's following up his acclaimed directing work on "Bridesmaids" with the upcoming female buddy cop flick "The Heat," is being a bit disingenuous . Yes, we know "Freaks" cast members James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini ( was this a great ensemble or what?
April 28, 2012 |
A hostess escorted Emily Blunt to a private room in the commissary on the Universal Pictures lot, where a lone table had been set for a meal. The actress glanced around at the empty, window-less space and asked, "Might we be able to go out into the main dining room? I feel a bit cooped up in here. " As a team of handlers scurried to grant her request, one publicist whispered admiringly, "Wow, I've never had a star ask for less privacy. She's so cool, right?" Blunt, 29, seems to inspire this breathless sort of praise.
September 5, 2013 |
When casting news for the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic romance novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" broke over the long weekend, reactions were muddled with expressions running from "Finally!" to "Seriously?!" The announcements came Monday via James' Twitter account. Focus Features cast "Sons of Anarchy" and "Pacific Rim" star Charlie Hunnam, 33, as mysterious billionaire Christian Grey , who shows a penchant for S&M and dominant-submissive sex practices, and courts college grad Anastasia Steele.
March 26, 2014 |
Alyson Hannigan's life after "How I Met Your Mother" has the redheaded star crafting and cursing the addictive visual discovery site Pinterest. The star of the popular CBS comedy appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday ahead of her show's series finale next Monday to discuss her upcoming project -- wait for it -- her 5-year-old daughter Satyana's birthday party this weekend. "When did it change? Because when I was a kid, when I went to birthday parties I didn't get a present," the actress vented.