October 4, 2013 |
Adapted from Melissa de la Cruz's bestselling novel, "Witches of East End" follows the lives of a mother and her two daughters. The supernatural drama series from Lifetime, premiering Oct. 6, stars Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston and Eric Winter. Here is a Q&A with Julia Ormond and Madchen Amick. How closely does the TV show follow the novel's plot? What is different? Julia: It's fairly close; however, there are a bunch of aspects that are different too. For example, Wendy, who is played by Madchen, is a character who is brought in; she didn't exist in the novel at all. The novel is really just used as a springboard for the show.
September 22, 2013 |
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series Sunday for her role as Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president of the United States on HBO's series "Veep. " She was the favorite for the win with a number of critics noting the new depth her character has reached this season. This is her second win in this category in as many years. She made Emmy history with last year's win by becoming the first actor or actress to win lead or supporting comedy acting Emmys for three different shows (the others were "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine")
September 18, 2013 |
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener is her own person, and her work, once seen, reminds you of no one else's. Actors James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are the boldface names that will convince moviegoers to see her latest film, "Enough Said," but it is Holofcener's world they will be entering - and celebrating when they leave. In this, her fifth feature, Holofcener continues to make funny, melancholy, dead-on honest films about fallible people attempting not to make a complete mess of their lives.
September 18, 2013 |
Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes her phone out of her purse in the middle of lunch to show off a photo that's served as her screen saver for the last three years. It's a shot of the actress, her husband, Brad Hall, and their two sons just before they left their eldest on the doorstep of his new college. It's also the picture that helped her land the lead role in Nicole Holofcener's new movie, "Enough Said. " "Seeing how emotional she was about her son going away … it was a big topic," said Holofcener, 53, recalling how Louis-Dreyfus, 52, turned to the snapshot when they first met to discuss empty nest syndrome and the film's protagonist, a divorcée contending with the wild emotions associated with sending her child off into the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2013 |
The nonprofit organization that safeguards Julia Child's legacy has a beef with culinary retail giant Williams-Sonoma, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Santa Barbara County Superior Court. The chain has been illegally using Child's name and picture in online promotional materials -- which isn't kosher, especially in light of the iconic chef's long-standing policy against shilling for products or companies, according to the complaint. "As almost any Julia fan can tell you that this was the policy during her lifetime," said Todd Schulkin, spokesman for the Montecito-based Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.
August 27, 2013 |
"Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now. "Closed Circuit" comes at a moment when the U.S. National Security Agency has admitted to extensive spying on civilians and Britain employs half a million closed circuit cameras in London. So not surprisingly a film that posits that governments can spy on whoever they want, whenever they want, ends up being advertised in magazines like The Nation with the tag line "They See Your Every Move.