November 1, 2009 |
Nostalgia was a driving force behind Betty Thomas' desire to direct the family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," opening Christmas Day. Thomas has fond memories of the Chipmunks album, "Let's All Sing With the Chipmunks." "I'm pretty sure it was my first album," says the 61-year-old Emmy-winning Thomas, who also directed "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "Private Parts." "I thought it was the coolest thing. It was my entry into the music world. That is one reason I would have wanted to do this movie."
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.
August 22, 2012 |
Elisabeth Moss has cut her shoulder-length hair short and gone platinum-blond, à la Miley Cyrus - but we prefer to think she's getting her Twiggy on, in keeping with the essence of "Mad Men" and its 1960s setting. Twiggy, of course, is British model Leslie Lawson, whose androgynous look made her a fashion icon and otherwise famous face in the mid-'60s. Moss rocked her new 'do on the "For a Good Time, Call ... " red carpet Tuesday in New York, supporting the film starring Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Seth Rogen and Justin Long, which opens Aug. 31 in limited release.
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 31, 2001 |
Victor Salva's "Jeepers Creepers" has the scariest opening sequence of any horror picture in recent memory. Trish (Gina Philips) and her younger brother Darryl (Justin Long), on spring break from college, have decided to take the long way home through sparsely populated farm country. They indulge in the usual brother-sister banter, with Darryl bugging Trish about why she isn't going off somewhere with her supposed boyfriend. Trish in turn razzes him about his bringing dirty laundry home to Mom.
January 14, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Dr. Roberta Lee; Jeremy Renner. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America David Wright; Art Smith; Stephanie McClellan; Beth Hamilton. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Kiefer Sutherland ("24"); Norah Jones performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Rachel Weisz ("The Lovely Bones"); Dave Carroll. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors When a child should start talking; why a woman's period can put her in a bad mood.
May 29, 2009 |
If a one-eyed gypsy with very bad teeth asks you for anything, and really, I cannot emphasize this enough, say yes. Don't waver, don't bargain; anything short of yes could put you on a fast track to damnation as surely as a broken mirror will bring you seven years of bad luck. Look at what happens to Christine, a very good egg boiled to perfection by circumstance and a lot of good work by Alison Lohman.
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.
September 2, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday: KISS star Gene Simmons is finally tying the knot with Shannon Tweed, his girlfriend of 28 years. ( Los Angeles Times ) Chaz Bono has spoken out about the controversy his casting on "Dancing With the Stars" has stirred. ( ABCNews.com ) "The Walking Dead" will get a 90-minute Season 2 premiere. AMC also greenlighted a Kevin Smith reality show set in his comics shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. ( Los Angeles Times )