April 17, 2013 |
Funny or Die says iSteve, its first full-length feature film, was written in three days, mostly based on Wikipedia articles, and shot in five days. No wonder the website isn't expecting any film awards. The Steve Jobs biopic roughly--and we may be understating it--traces the life of the late Apple co-founder, who is portrayed by the company's former spokesman Justin Long. Considering its extensive research, the comedic movie takes literary license to new levels. For instance, Jobs and fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is portrayed by Jorge Garcia from the show "Lost," meet and a little later on the same day build their first computer, the Apple I. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 The 78-minute long movie can be found online and watched for free.
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.
December 23, 2009 |
In the years since an aspiring small-time actor named Ross Bagdasarian bought a variable-speed tape recorder and sang "The Chipmunk Song" into its embedded microphone in 1958, his mischief-making rodents have sold 47 million copies of their 31 albums and amassed a worldwide fan base. In fact, though "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" only opened in theaters today, the soundtrack to the sequel to 2007's breakout animated hit is already a bona fide success. Released on Rhino Records Dec. 1 and featuring hits by the Kinks, Katy Perry and Beyoncé, the album sold 77,000 copies in its first two weeks of release, compared with just 7,000 for the first two weeks of sales for the 2007 film's soundtrack, which went on to move more than 1 million copies.
October 21, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the agents travel to Asia to rescue a young man with a strange, dangerous power, an elusive woman (Ruth Negga) may hold the key to completing their mission. Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton also star in this new episode.
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 19, 2012
SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Could Leonard and Penny (Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco) be rekindling their romance? Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). 30 Rock: Liz (Tina Fey) scrambles to do damage control after a cellphone video of Tracy (Tracy Morgan) on an offensive rant hits the Internet, and Kenneth and Jenna (Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski) seek Kelsey Grammer's (guest starring as himself) help in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). American Idol: Hopefuls perform for the judges in Pittsburgh (8 p.m. Fox)
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 )
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.
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.