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November 29, 1992 | RYAN MURPHY
Intimates who are involved in the upcoming 20th Century Fox bad boy/good boy thriller "The Good Son" were shocked when they picked up Entertainment Weekly's "The Most Powerful People in Hollywood" issue. Kit Culkin's name was not listed among the bad and the beautiful. Well, maybe next year. Culkin, father of "Home Alone's" Macaulay Culkin, has developed a reputation, it seems, for playing hardball with his superstar son as his negotiating chip.
November 20, 1992 | JOHN ANDERSON, NEWSDAY
It seemed like a good idea: photograph Macaulay Culkin on his terrace at the Ritz-Carlton, with its spectacular, 24th-floor view of Central Park's autumnal blaze. But Culkin has decided he should pose on the cement railing. Standing up. And now he's hanging halfway out over Central Park South. Yes, that dull thud you just heard was the 20th Century Fox board of directors passing out.
April 9, 2005 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
A former Michael Jackson employee testified Friday that he once saw his boss groping Macaulay Culkin's crotch, the second trial account of an intimate relationship between the pop star and the child actor. Culkin, now 24, denied in an interview on CNN last year that Jackson molested him, telling host Larry King that "nothing happened."
October 27, 1991 | Elaine Dutka
Director Michael Lehmann, who felt the muscle of Bruce Willis and producer Joel Silver during the production of "Hudson Hawk," hasn't fared much better on what was to be his next movie: 20th Century Fox's "The Good Son." This time, the 34-year-old director is up against 11-year-old Macaulay Culkin, star of Fox's mega-hit "Home Alone," which, with a $500-million gross worldwide, has made life considerably easier for Fox chief Joe Roth.
May 12, 2005 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
One morning in 1990, the phone rang in the home of Macaulay Culkin, the then 9-year-old acting sensation fresh off his star turn in the first "Home Alone" film. Culkin picked up the receiver and discovered a kindred spirit: a 32-year-old man who a couple of decades before had been just like him -- an achingly cute boy with a domineering father and a wildly successful career in show business.
October 16, 2008 | Cristy Lytal, Special to The Times
Shortly after appearing on-screen in the new movie "Max Payne," in theaters this Friday, Mila Kunis lapses into flawless Russian. But the 25-year-old beauty didn't spend hours slaving away with a dialogue coach to master the native tongue of her character, Slavic assassin Mona Sax. Kunis can actually speak the language -- she spent the first seven years of her life in the Ukrainian city of Kiev before moving to Los Angeles in 1991. "It was right at the fall [of the Soviet Union.
In an age in which children, like sports cars, seem to go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds, Rachel Miner is on overdrive. The star of the current Goodman Theater production "Blue Surge" as well as the controversial new movie "Bully," Miner, 20, has done many things in a hurry.
December 16, 1993 | LYNN SMITH, Lynn Smith is a staff writer for The Times' View section
The question here is, can Macaulay Culkin in velveteen pants and a floppy bow interest kids of the '90s in flawless toe dancing and truly beautiful music? Keri Reynolds, 7, and her brother, Sean, 5, first stuck their thumbs down. Then up. Then wiggled them up and down. The jury is out. Keri said she didn't mind Culkin's awkward stabs at princely elegance. Nor his distracting facial tics, or unusual expressions. What really bothered her was that he never spoke. Not once. She said her interest in the movie was high until the dancing snowflake scene, when she realized no one but the narrator was ever going to talk.
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