February 26, 2013 |
The Oscars are like the Super Bowl meets New Year's Eve for Hollywood. And as such there was no end to the parade of parties that swept the city leading up to Sunday night's awards ceremony. Two of the most entertaining pre-parties were Thursday night's Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood soiree at Cecconi's, and the Grey Goose pre-Oscar party at the Chateau Marmont on Saturday night. The former, called “Una Notte Verde,” was a sleek cocktail party hosted by Hans Zimmer and Ron Howard.
January 16, 2014 |
It's a tale of monsters and men. “Penny Dreadful,” Showtime's upcoming psychological horror thriller from John Logan (“Skyfall”), centers on an American (played by Josh Hartnett) who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London amongst some of literature's iconic monsters. It's a world that Logan, who was promoting the show Thursday during Showtime's session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, says he was destined to take part in, having grown up watching “Groovie Goolies” and eating Frankenberry.
July 30, 2013 |
A "Dexter" spinoff? Josh Hartnett as an American abroad? Philip Seymour Hoffman as a sap? Showtime sure is keeping busy. The network made a series of announcements Tuesday during its portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills. Among them, hints of a "Dexter" spinoff. Though Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins would not confirm anything just yet, the network has inked a two-year overall deal with "Dexter" executive producer Scott Buck -- which prompted Nevins to tease, "draw your own conclusions.
March 1, 2002 |
A romantic comedy about a hunky guy who gives up sex for Lent sounds smirky, and "40 Days and 40 Nights" is that--but it offers more. That's because it was directed by that most subversive of filmmakers, Michael Lehmann ("Heathers") from a script by a terrific first-time writer, Robert Perez, who's in tune with Lehmann's dark, gleeful sense of humor.
March 29, 2009 |
A guy's spring wardrobe switch isn't just about swapping out sweaters for swim trunks, it's also a chance to jettison the winter-weight fragrances for the lighter scents of summer. And this season, some of the biggest names in men's clothing are rolling out new entries -- so even if the recession has kept their clothes out of your closet this season, you can still maintain an air of luxury.
August 20, 2007 |
In May 1997, the Los Angeles Times published J.R. Moehringer's heartfelt story "Resurrecting the Champ," chronicling the sad life of a professional boxer who was homeless and living on the streets. More than just a tale about the downfall of a sports figure, the article also dealt with Moehringer's relationship with "The Champ," as well as the writer coming to terms with his own father's abandonment of the family when he was a baby.