May 23, 2012 |
Joining the ranks of teenage homeowners is "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, who has bought a place in the Hollywood Hills West area for $2.5 million. Called the Tree House, the 2,000-square-foot-plus house has been home at different times to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and the late actor Heath Ledger. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, built in 1951, sits behind gates on nearly a half-acre filled with sycamores. Features include glass walls, polished concrete floors, an office, beamed ceilings and video security.
April 23, 2012 |
Though "The Hunger Games" relinquished the top spot at the box office after four weeks at No. 1, star Josh Hutcherson still brought the franchise some glory this weekend. Young Hutcherson, who played baker's son Peeta Mellark in "Games," cooked up a win at Saturday evening's GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, where as we told you he was honored with the organization's Vanguard Award. Recognized as a person making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community - other recent winners have included Kristin Chenoweth, Drew Barrymore and Kathy Griffen - Hutcherson was a huge hit with the crowd as the Vanguard's youngest-ever recipient.
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April 1, 2012 |
The rows of experiments at the Los Angeles County Science Fair began with a simple question: Is a dog's mouth cleaner than a human's? Answer: It isn't. How about this: Is the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex a chicken? Not quite. It's the red junglefowl, a wild chicken. Or: Could a sixth-grader build a hovercraft? He could, capable of carrying both him and his mother. But he couldn't figure out how to propel his creation. "I read that some fire extinguishers would work," he wrote, "but my parents wouldn't let me try. " These results and many others were presented by more than 1,000 young scientists whose work for the 62nd annual science fair was on display at the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday.
July 8, 2010 |
Witty, urbane and thoroughly entertaining, "The Kids Are All Right" is an ode to the virtues of family, in this case a surprisingly conventional one even with its two moms, two kids and one sperm donor. Whatever your politics, between peerless performances, lyrical direction and an adventurous script, this is the sort of pleasingly grown-up fare all too rare in the mainstream daze of this very dry summer. Before delving into the layered perfection of Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, let's start by getting past any hesitations or reservations about the lesbian household premise on which "The Kids Are All Right" is based.
May 2, 2010 |
Josh Hutcherson may be only 17 and spends a lot of his time out of the Hollywood limelight in suburban Kentucky, but he's already amassed a lifetime's worth of movie experience. He's got the performance capture thing ("The Polar Express") and the 3-D visual effects thing ("Journey to the Center of the Earth") down cold, but the co-star of this summer's "The Kids Are All Right" can sound a bit like an actor generations older then he is. "I like old-fashioned acting on film," Hutcherson said by phone from Kentucky.
January 27, 2010 |
The movie almost wasn't ready for the Sundance Film Festival -- an addition so late its place was held in the schedule as "Surprise Premiere 2." But everyone in town knew the last-minute movie was filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right," and as soon as the film finished playing in a packed screening Monday night, the Annette Bening-Julianne Moore movie became the talk of the town. Like some of the most popular Sundance movies, "The Kids Are All Right" takes a conventional movie genre -- in this case, the domestic comedy -- and piles on independent film attitude and sharp dialogue, along with some frank sexuality.