April 2, 2013 |
Disney is plunging back into familiar waters, announcing a November 2015 sequel to “Finding Nemo” titled “Finding Dory.” Enthusiasts of the 2003 finned favorite will recall Dory as the friendly, slightly amnesiac tang voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, who'll return to voice the title character. News of a sequel had been known for some time, but the announcement Tuesday clarifies the focus, title and release date (exact day, Nov. 25). Andrew Stanton, who directed the 2003 hit-cum-animated-Oscar winner, is returning behind the camera.
December 10, 2013 |
A long-ago shelved album that Johnny Cash recorded in the early 1980s while still at Columbia Records will be released on March 25 after being rediscovered by his son, John Carter Cash. The only child of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash came across the tapes while organizing their archives in Hendersonville, Tenn. The album includes a dozen songs, including duets with Cash and his wife and with longtime friend Waylon Jennings. The record is titled “Out Among the Stars.” "When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material," John Carter Cash said in a statement.
November 29, 2012 |
Air Force Capt. Harry "Skip" Brittenham was stranded in officers' quarters in Washington, D.C., during a snowstorm in 1964 when he found a copy of "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings. " He couldn't put it down. The next day, he trudged through the snow until he found an open bookstore with a copy of the sequel. Today, Brittenham is arguably Hollywood's most powerful deal-maker, an attorney whose A-list clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
May 30, 2013 |
The U.S. Postal Service's new Forever postage stamp honoring Johnny Cash will be unveiled Wednesday at a special ceremony at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with a gathering of country music stars, including some of the Man in Black's family members. His son, John Carter Cash, step-daughter Carlene Carter, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis and the Oak Ridge Boys are scheduled to appear at the event, which will be free and open to the public. The image on the stamp comes from a 1963 photo shoot for Cash's album “Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.” PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners It's part of the Postal Service's new series of Music Icon postage that includes stamps saluting Ray Charles, which will be released in September, and Tejano music star Lydia Mendoza, which are available now. The stamps are available at usps.com/stamps . ALSO: Jewel enters June Carter Cash's stage The last chapter in Johnny Cash's 'American' series George Jones dies: Listen to his one-of-a-kind duet with Johnny Cash Follow Randy Lewis on Twitter: @RandyLewis2 PHOTOS AND MORE COACHELLA 2013: Full coverage THE ENVELOPE: Awards Insider PHOTOS: Grammy top winners
June 6, 2012 |
"John Carter's" journey into Redbox kiosks may be as complicated as a flight to Mars. Walt Disney Studios has decided to not sell its DVDs to any rental outlets, including Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, until 28 days after they go on sale. Disney previously offered its DVDs to Redbox the same day they went on sale at retail stores and online. The policy change began with the studio's release of the Japanese animation movie "The Secret World of Arrietty" on May 22, a studio spokeswoman confirmed, but has gained widespread notice this week as it is applying to the high-profile flop "John Carter.
June 13, 2012 |
Fourteen years ago, the gender breakdown for behind-the-scenes employment in the top 250 films was 83% men and 17% women. By last year, women had improved their representation -- ever so slightly. In 2011, the division of labor in the same number of movies was 82% men and 18% women, according to a San Diego State University study looking at directors, writers, executive producers, producers, editors and cinematographers. "The shocking underrepresentation of women in our business" is how Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep described the "dreadful" statistics Tuesday night during Women in Film's 2012 Crystal and Lucy Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
April 1, 2005 |
Noah Wyle, the only leading player from the original "ER" cast to have stayed with the show, will leave the medical drama at the end of this season. But he won't disappear entirely: NBC says the actor has committed to returning for four episodes in each of the next two seasons. Wyle, who plays Dr. John Carter, will bid farewell to colleagues at the Chicago hospital in the season finale, scheduled for broadcast May 19.
May 26, 1991 |
** 1/2 Horace Tapscott, "The Dark Tree 1 & 2," Hat Hut . The problem with this pair of live recordings is that the Los Angeles pianist's all-star supporting cast--the late clarinetist John Carter, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Andrew Cyrille--is just that , a backup band and not a group that's had the chance to live with Tapscott's music. Consequently, the playing behind the leader's cascading torrents is too stiff and formal.