September 13, 2012 |
The largely engaging class-reunion dramedy "10 Years" allows audiences to pretend they went to high school with the likes of Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Kate Mara. But at some point, they are also going to have to pretend the film, written and directed by Jamie Linden (the screenwriter of "Dear John" and the fine "We Are Marshall"), is deeper and more essential than it actually is; there's a lot of been-there, done-that going on. That said, this very distant, slightly more youthful cousin to "The Big Chill" presents a convincing version of a 10-year high school reunion, one that eschews excess and melodrama for a wistful visit with a clutch of decent guys and gals who've chugged forward over the last decade, some more happily - and expectedly - than others.
September 2, 2010 |
Like many comic actors, when he doesn't have to be "on," Charlie Day can be almost unrecognizably normal. "People have to remember that we write and produce that television show, which is a pretty heavy workload," says the calm, bearded star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and costar of the new romantic comedy "Going the Distance. " "So when I'm not playing a character that is huffing glue and eating cat food and sleeping in my long underwear with Danny DeVito [as on the show]
August 22, 2013 |
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison has sold her Malibu home for $9.6 million to commercial real estate developer and USC benefactor Sonny Astani. The Zen-inspired home, built in 1973, incorporates fireplace stone, Balinese wood and other materials gathered from around the world by earlier owner Gail Zappa, wife of the late musician Frank Zappa. The 3,940-square-foot home contains six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property has 84 feet of ocean bluff frontage and deeded beach access.
August 24, 2013 |
Wilmer Valderrama, perhaps best known for his role as exchange student Fez on “That '70s Show,” has listed his Tarzana compound for sale at $3.495 million. As compounds go, this has something a little extra. There's a sand volleyball court with a misting system. And the ornate carved wooden bar is an eye-popper. Set behind gates and encompassing 2.2 acres, the compound includes a 5,000-square-foot contemporary main house, a 1,700-square-foot guest house, a 2,300-square-foot office/gym, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
August 30, 2013 |
Television host Leeza Gibbons and her husband, Steven Fenton, have sold a gated estate in Beverly Hills for $6.9 million. Built in 2007, the two-story Mediterranean features a screening room, a study/office, a gym, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 6,333 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre lot includes an outdoor living room, outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool with a spa. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Gibbons, 56, won a Daytime Emmy this year for hosting “My Generation.” Her new daytime show, “America Now,” starts in September.
September 15, 2010
The Early Show Chris O'Donnell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jimmy Smits; Amy Ryan. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Justin Long and Christina Ricci; George Takei; Dane Cook. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Patricia Heaton. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Regis and Kelly Ben Affleck; Meredith Vieira. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Patricia Heaton; Patti LuPone. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Back to school. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Oprah Winfrey Show Recalling a 1987 town hall episode on AIDS.
July 6, 2011
SERIES L.A. Tonight With Roy Firestone: The journalist explores tabloid culture with guests including TMZ's Harvey Levin in the debut installment of this series (8:30 p.m. KCET). Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief: A new installment investigates purported apparitions of the Virgin Mary (10 p.m. ABC). Men of a Certain Age: The dramedy starring Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher ends its sophomore season (10 p.m. TNT). Behind the Music: Ice Cube is profiled (10 p.m. VH1)
August 27, 2013 |
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has sold his wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills for $1.225 million. The nearly half-acre rustic retreat includes an early-1960s main house, patio space and a guesthouse. Custom details include stairway handrails made from recycled metals, a double wooden entry door, mosaic tile accents, a glass ceiling in the master bathroom and an outdoor brick barbecue. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fireplace and 4,255 square feet of living space.