October 23, 2012 |
It's not easy to out-charisma Kevin James, who has made a career of playing nice, non-threatening guys who manage to get the girl and save the day. But in "Here Comes the Boom," Bas Rutten steals the show. Rutten plays Niko, a former MMA fighter who trains James' character, biology teacher Scott Voss, as an MMA fighter so Voss can raise money to save the music program at his school. Rutten has several funny scenes in the movie, as he also teaches yoga and several other classes at the local gym. Oh, and Rutten sings during the movie, and his voice gives you a glimpse of why he went into MMA and not singing.
December 15, 2009 |
For nearly 40 years, the Comedy Store has been a training ground for countless Hollywood aspirants, providing a showcase for the likes of Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman. But these days, nobody is joking about the future of the Sunset Strip landmark -- or the condition of Mitzi Shore, the Store's 79-year-old owner. Both are at the center of a lawsuit filed last week by Pauly Shore, the actor-comedian and her youngest son. In his complaint, Pauly, 41, alleges that his older brother Peter, a psychologist and former TV director who lives in Portland, Ore., has been exerting "undue influence" over their mother, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and other neurological problems.
January 7, 2002 |
NBC's "Fear Factor" returns for its second season tonight at 8 with its squirmability quotient still unquestionably potent. A son-of-"Survivor" clone that distills that CBS show down to its immunity-challenge essence, "Fear" was a surprise hit in its own right last summer.
February 10, 2003 |
With Valentine's Day approaching, even NBC's "Fear Factor," still hosing down the set after last week's "Gross-Out Edition," might be expected to get a bit warm and cuddly in honor of the occasion. And sure enough, there's some serious smooching going on at 8 tonight in a special "couples" episode. At least it looks like smooching from a distance (which is always the safest way to watch this show).
January 26, 2012
Today Henry Winkler; Luke Perry. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Nick Jonas Dwight Freeney. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Nick Jonas; Rachael Ray; Cat Deeley. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Kyle Richards; Andrew Lloyd Webber; Michael Mignano. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Anne Heche; Bradley Bayou; guest co-host Tori Spelling. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors H-words affecting health; thinning hair; heel pain. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil A 79-pound woman; Tracey Gold.
August 14, 2005 |
This Hidden Hills house was built in 1999 for film composer Graeme Revell and his wife, Sinan, and includes a recording facility among its long list of amenities. The New Zealand native, 49, is known for his blending of traditional ethnic music and sounds such as New Age effects, ghostly vocals and tribal percussion. He created some of these in the guesthouse-turned-studio at the Mediterranean-style home.
December 11, 2011
SUNDAY Happy holidays! Amy Smart goes on the "12 Dates of Christmas," Melissa Gilbert directs "The Christmas Pageant" and Laura Breckenridge steals "A Christmas Kiss" in these made-for-cable fables. (ABC Family, 8 and 10 p.m.; Hallmark, 8 and 10 p.m.; Ion, 9 p.m.) Happy horror days! There's something rotten in the state of Maine — ain't there always? — in "Stephen King's Bag of Bones. " Pierce Brosnan, below, stars in this new two-part terror tale based on King's bestselling novel.