April 3, 2013 |
There is something mesmerizing - almost addictive - about the classic film noirs of the 1940s and '50s, with their darkened, rain-drenched streets and narrow alleys inhabited by anti-heroes sporting well-worn raincoats and crushed fedoras. These men held their secrets close to the vest. And their hearts on their sleeves. The women they encountered were labeled dames. Far from shrinking, demure violets, these tough-minded beauties could hold their own, wrapping the men around their little fingers and causing their moral downfall or death.
January 11, 2013 |
The Dude held court in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Or his Dudeness, or Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing. Jeff Bridges, who played "the Dude" in the Coen brothers' cult classic film “The Big Lebowski” was up on stage in Little Tokyo with the longtime Zen teacher Bernie Glassman. They talked about rugs, marriage, Buddhism and parenting - and they led about 500 people in a short rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” It was all part of a natural, zesty little discussion sponsored by the ALOUD series of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
August 15, 2011 |
Why do so many of us smirk when a Hollywood movie star picks up a guitar and walks toward a live microphone? Maybe it's because, as songwriter Harlan Howard once said, music is about "three chords and the truth" and, really, an actor's day job is about the closest you can come to lying for a living. The question brought a sage smile to the 61-year-old face of Jeff Bridges, the Oscar winner who this week will release his first major-label album, a 10-song collection from Blue Note/EMI called "Jeff Bridges.
January 17, 2010 |
The night belongs to "Avatar." The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made ÃÂ won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron. "Avatar" was Cameron's first film since 1997's phenomenon "Titanic," which also won Globes in those same categories. "It's sure an exciting evening," Cameron said, looking at the crowd. "This is the best job in the world."
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February 21, 2009 |
Dorothy Bridges, the widow of actor Lloyd Bridges and the mother of actors Beau and Jeff, has died. She was 93. Bridges died Monday of age-related causes at home in Holmby Hills, where she and her late husband raised their two sons and their artist daughter, Lucinda, her family announced.
October 9, 2005 |
When it opened to traffic in 1931, the Waldo-Hancock Bridge that arches gracefully over Maine's Penobscot River was hailed as the world's most beautiful steel bridge built for less than $1 million. Now reaching the end of its useful life, the green two-lane suspension bridge that has been familiar to generations of tourists who motored along coastal U.S. Route 1 is being replaced by a new span, which has a few unique qualities itself.