October 8, 2012 |
The Los Angeles premiere of "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz is to feature Jeannie Berlin, JoBeth Williams and Robin Weigert. The actors are joining the previously announced Justin Long and Robert Foxworth in the comedy about a wealthy family living in Palm Springs. "Other Desert Cities" -- which was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama -- is scheduled to open Dec. 9 at the Mark Taper Forum. The play premiered off-Broadway in 2011 and transferred to Broadway the same year with a cast that included Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach and Rachel Griffiths.
May 3, 2012 |
Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner could be the latest A-listers hitting the boards. The pair, who co-star as superheroes in the expected blockbuster "The Avengers" opening Friday, could be Broadway bound as husband and wife in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. " Oscar-winner and recent resident action hero Renner revealed last month he was considering starring as Brick alongside Johansson as Maggie. Johansson, who on Wednesday received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, won a Tony for her 2010 role in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge.
August 17, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian let it rip Friday on Instagram, mincing no hashtags in her slam of Katie Couric, whom she deemed a "fake media friend. " It all started out pleasantly enough, it seems, with Couric sending Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West a baby gift with a note congratulating both of them and saying (as a fellow "K"?) "may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition" in naming the baby girl. It was signed, "Fondly, Katie Couric. " So that's all well and good, right? Until Couric, in an interview with InTouch that was posted Thursday, declared that she just didn't get the Kardashian phenomenon.
August 30, 2012 |
A meek, mild-mannered movie about phone sex, "For a Good Time, Call…" offers a scattershot take on the recent trend of female-centric comedies. It's a showcase for writing that doesn't dazzle and a story of self-discovery that reveals no new insights. Written by real-life friends Katie Anne Naylon and Lauren Anne Miller, the film stars Miller as a young woman named Lauren who is knocked off-course when her boyfriend breaks up with her because he finds her boring. She begrudgingly moves in with Katie (Ari Graynor)
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August 15, 1993
A pleasure boat burst into flames Saturday afternoon in Long Beach Harbor, 300 to 400 hundred yards offshore from Ocean Boulevard and Lindero Avenue, leaving two people on board severely burned and two others shaken but not hurt. Ophellia Muglia, 28, of La Puente and Jeanette Lopez, 38, of Torrance, were both hospitalized with second-degree burns. They were both in stable condition. The other two passengers were the boat's driver, Shelley Allsup, 22, and her sister, Myken, 24, both of Covina.
February 4, 2008 |
No one can say "Strange Wilderness" writer-producer Peter Gaulke and writer-director Fred Wolf ducked responsibility for the gross-out comedy misfire. The "Saturday Night Live" alums not only kept their names on the movie, which opened Friday without advance screenings, but they also lent their monikers to the main characters.
May 16, 1993
Harbor College entered the Southern California regional baseball playoffs with a robust batting average of .322, while Pierce has had pitching difficulties. So it was no surprise that Harbor pounded 16 hits, in addition to benefiting from four Pierce errors, during an 18-5 victory Saturday in the first game of a best-of-three series at Harbor. The second game will be played at 11 a.m. today at Harbor, and a third game will follow, if necessary.
March 27, 2012
This Morning Gary Ross; Jason Aldean. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Lionel Richie performs with Little Big Town; Rachel Maddow. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Kate Winslet; Brianna DeJesus and Katie Yeager; Jackie Sorkin. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Christian Slater. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Ryan Reynolds; Jane Lynch; Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese; co-host Jerry O'Connell. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Eric McCormack; Annie Potts. 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Fran Drescher; Jackie Warner.
June 25, 2007 |
When director Len Wiseman received the script for "Live Free or Die Hard," the fourth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise, he suddenly felt like the 15-year-old he'd been when he saw the original in 1988. "I was obsessed with 'Die Hard' in high school," says Wiseman ("Underworld," "Underworld: Evolution"). "The action was amazing, and the relationship between the good guys was like nothing else I had seen before."
January 27, 2012 |
Stars bundled up. Studio execs forked over cash. Everyone got headaches from altitude (and hangovers). The Sundance Film Festival's opening weekend has come and gone again, leaving a trail of exhausted but excited independent filmmakers and happier, swag-laden celebs. Here's a guide to who partied where in Park City, Utah. Bing Bar: With deep leather couches and three floors of open bars, the Claimjumper Hotel was transformed by search engine Bing to house film junkets, cocktail parties and a performance series that included stand-up from Aziz Ansari and concerts from Cobra Starship, the Civil Wars and the biggest party draw — a 45-minute set from rapper Drake.