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]
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.
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.
August 28, 2013 |
Rupert Murdoch has closed on the Moraga Vineyards Estate in Bel-Air five months after entering escrow. The News Corp. chairman paid $28.8 million for the 13-acre winery and mansion. The property, which was listed earlier this year at $29.5 million, has an on-site wine cave, a 7,500-square-foot main residence, a guesthouse and a swimming pool, among other amenities. Murdoch, 82, is also chief executive of 21 st Century Fox. The media mogul billionaire has been discussed as a potential buyer for the Tribune Co. newspapers, which include the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
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.
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.