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 16, 2013 |
Is Fergie warming up for the pressure that comes with choosing a baby name? The singer and wife to actor Josh Duhamel is now officially Fergie Duhamel, having changed her name from Stacy Ann Ferguson, TMZ reports . And why not? When was the last time anyone thought of her as "Stacy"? The Black-Eyed Peas member started the process last month with a court filing and ended it Friday with a hearing, going through the same process Ron Artest used when he became Metta World Peace and Chaz Bono employed when he changed his name from Chastity Bono - though Chaz included a request for a gender change as well.
August 26, 2013 |
The Hollywood Hills West estate of Micheline Muselli Lerner, a former wife of lyricist and playwright Alan Jay Lerner, has sold for $6.5 million. The French-style house, designed by noted architect John Elgin Woolf and built in 1939, sits behind gates and hedges on a 1.4-acre promontory with city and ocean views. Features include a center hall, four fireplaces, an office, maid's quarters, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,776 square feet of living space. Muselli Lerner became an attorney at 20 in France and worked with the Resistance during the German occupation in World War II as a criminal defense lawyer.
April 8, 2010 |
Playing a dead person in the creepy thriller "After.Life," which opens in theaters Friday, was a painful experience for Christina Ricci. The waif-like actress spends much of the movie reclining in a skimpy red slip -- and sometimes nothing at all -- on a cold porcelain table in a mortician's preparation room. "My spine and the back of my hips got bruised on the first day," explains the former child star of "Mermaids" and "The Addams Family," who had flown in to L.A. from London where she's been making the period drama "Bel Ami" with everyone's favorite vampire hunk, Robert Pattinson.
August 23, 2013 |
Michael C. Hall, who starred on "Dexter," has listed the Ronald Colman estate home in Hollywood Hills for sale at $2.35 million. Designed and built in 1926 for Colman, a British actor who straddled the silent and talking film eras, the Spanish-style estate features a main house, guest house and tennis court-turned-garden on a third of an acre. Features of the walled property include a courtyard garden and outdoor dining area, a media room, a wine room, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 4,600 square feet of living space.
December 10, 2012 |
Busy Philipps of "Cougar Town" and "Dawson's Creek" fame is expecting a baby, her second. "So this happened ... , " the actress tweeted Monday, with a picture of a positive ClearBlue test reading "pregnant. " Her rep confirmed the news to People. Philipps, 33, welcomed her first child with husband Marc Silverstein in 2008. The couple, who were married on Valentine's Day in 2007, named their daughter Birdie Leigh. Busy is set to be seen on the big screen in "A Case of You," a romantic comedy written by Justin Long that's due out next year.
October 21, 2013 |
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema. Page will also be producing the film as well, her first time stepping into the behind-the-camera role. Kelly Bush Novak, founder and CEO of the publicity firm ID-PR, will also be a producer, along with Sirim Das. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Page, seen on-screen this year in the eco-terrorism paranoia thriller "The East" and the holistically tinged romantic comedy "Touchy Feely," recently wrapped filming on "X-Men: Days of Future Past.