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With a touch of Tinseltown pageantry, organizers of the 70th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade went out of their way Wednesday to say that the two-mile procession will go on as scheduled Nov. 25 despite security concerns after the East Coast terrorist attacks.
January 21, 2007 | Elizabeth Snead
DUSTIN HOFFMAN not only plays a rouged and bewigged 18th century Parisian nose in "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," he was also a guest at the Chateau Marmont's tres exclusive dinner party Jan. 11 -- hosted by "Factory Girl" star Sienna Miller -- to launch Les Exclusifs de Chanel, a new collection of couture fragrances. 1. It takes a pretty strong ego to do a Mini-Me pose with Amazonian beauty Cameron Diaz, showing off her Chanel mini-dress, new black hair and rejiggered nose.
April 1, 2007 | ELIZABETH SNEAD
A few of Rita Wilson's famous friends -- Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Sandra Oh, Arianna Huffington, Allison Janney, Nia Vardalos, Rob Reiner and Kate Capshaw -- showed up to see her in the new play "Distracted" at the Mark Taper Forum last Sunday. Her hubby, 1. Tom Hanks, did a quick paparazzi pose, and 2. Steven Spielberg stopped long enough to sign a few autographs on the way in. Fashion Week party people -- L.A. Fashion Week is way more than back-to-back runway shows.
March 13, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES "Community" The gang tries to get to the bottom of Chang's (Ken Jeong) "Chang-nesia" in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC "American Idol" Previous winner Phillip Phillips and Bon Jovi perform on the results show. 8 p.m. Fox 'American Idol' recap: Nicki Minaj is late for live top 10   "Braxton Family Values" The reality series featuring singer Toni Braxton and her kin returns with new episodes.
September 22, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Hollywood denizens have been partying all weekend leading up to Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony. All the Rage has the skinny on a few of them in this and other reports. The event: Variety & Women in Film celebrated TV's biggest weekend with Friday's salute to the 2013 female nominees. The crowd: Female nominees, presenters and other top-level women in the entertainment industry, as well as a respectable number of VIP gents, including among others, Jane Lynch, Jenna Ushkowitz and Dot-Marie Jones of “Glee;” Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family;” Elisabeth Moss, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Linda Cardellini and Harry Hamlin of “Mad Men;” Sharon Lawrence and Sasha Alexander of “Rizzoli & Isles;” Nikki Reed of “The Twilight Saga,” Scott Bakula of “Behind the Candelabra,” Connie Britton of “Nashville,” Anna Chlumsky of “Veep,” Annet Mahendru of “The Americans,” Jon Cryer of “Two and a Half Men,” Dan Bucatinsky of “Scandal,” Karina Smirnoff of “Dancing With the Stars,” Laura Prepon of “Orange Is the New Black,” Mehcad Brooks of “Necessary Roughness,” Michelle Trachtenberg of “Killing Kennedy,” Raquel Welch of “House of Versace,” Roma Downey of “The Bible” and Sam Trammell of “True Blood.” The setting: Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills, where guests spilled from the restaurant into the bar and onto the patios...
June 10, 2007 | Jenny Sundel
FIRST 1. Eva Longoria held hands with fiance Tony Parker down the red carpet at the National Council for La Raza's ALMA Awards on June 1 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and then she was off shaking it with last season's "Dancing With the Stars' " runner-up, Mario Lopez. The "Desperate Housewife" showed off more than a dozen gowns by Latino designers throughout the night, which celebrated artistic achievement in the Latino community and featured a set by 2. Prince and Sheila E. But 3.
March 10, 2011 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Midway through watching the 1980s flashback comedy "Take Me Home Tonight," it hit us. Dan Fogler, Topher Grace's sidekick in the movie, has become this generation's Curtis Armstrong, the jowly, leering wingman to today's erstwhile young film leads. And it wasn't just the period setting that drove the connection home. Or the physical resemblance ? which is striking ? though Fogler, perhaps, does have a couple more ticks on the waistband. It's that Fogler, like his '80s-era "Revenge of the Nerds" predecessor, excels in playing lovable losers desperately on the make, guys who are utterly unaware that they're at the bottom of the food chain.
May 27, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
A poetic fable that takes a subtle approach to an explosive subject, Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin" takes the viewer to bucolic Hutchinson, Kan., where one fateful sunny day two 8-year-olds are playing in a Little League game. Dark-haired, self-confident Neil (Chase Ellison), the star player, has become aware that he is different and that the immediate object of his attraction is the team's coach (Bill Sage).
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