September 20, 2012 |
"My Uncle Rafael" elicits plenty of goofy chuckles even as it regularly threatens to fly off the rails. The film, directed by Marc Fusco from a script by Scott Yagemann and star Vahik Pirhamzei (based on a character from Pirhamzei's stage plays), feels a bit made up as it goes along but, like the best send-ups, also never feels so far from the actual truth. There's a nutty fidelity to the movie's title character, an alternately astute and dense 71-year-old Armenian immigrant, even if his ethnicity is more fodder for a gaggle of broad cultural references and ESL-tinged malaprops ("It's my way or the freeway!"
October 10, 2013 |
The fifth annual Red Carpet Green Dress competition, which has designers competing to create eco-friendly fashion that will be showcased in front of millions of eyeballs on the Academy Awards red carpet, gets underway Friday. Founded by Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director James Cameron), the contest not only provides a high-profile platform for environmentally friendly fashion, but it also serves as a fundraiser for MUSE School CA, a nonprofit, educational organization in Malibu Canyon that was founded by Amis Cameron and her sister, Rebecca Amis.
HOME & GARDEN
April 3, 2010 |
Perhaps Sherry Stringfield got used to moving quickly playing a doctor in the fast-paced emergency room. The "ER" actress received multiple offers and sold her Beverly Hills home after a month on the market for close to its $2,895,000 asking price. The Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has been updated yet maintains its period charm. The two-story house has a center hall, formal dining and living rooms, a family room, a study, an office, six bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 3,600 square feet.
February 26, 2012 |
Despite a growing embrace of environmentalism among many designers, so-called sustainable fashion continues to conjure notions of burlap. Awards show commentators rarely use the term - elegance just isn't synonymous with eco-friendly living. But at the Academy Awards, Missi Pyle, part of the ensemble cast of"The Artist," will walk the red carpet in a flowing blue gown made from organic silk, hand-dyed with natural mineral pigments and lined with recycled polyester. The gown was designed by Valentina Delfino, one of hundreds of designers around the world who submitted sketches to the third annual sustainable couture competition known as Red Carpet Green Dress in the hopes of presenting their creations on the most glamorous - and watched - red carpet in the world.
September 28, 2012 |
The annual Red Carpet Green Dress competition, which challenges designers to create a gown made entirely of sustainable materials with the winning design to be worn on the Oscars red carpet, just opened and will accept designer submissions until Nov. 5. The contest, now in its fourth year, was launched in 2009 by Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of “Avatar” director James Cameron, who will serve as one of this year's contest judges alongside Ecofabulous.com founder...
June 25, 2013 |
Sometimes that queasy feeling when you say "action" is just the reality of directing your first short film. Sometimes, as “Wild Horses” director Stephanie Martin found, it's morning sickness. The winner of the live action short/15 minutes+ prize at the Palm Springs International ShortFest says she discovered she was pregnant about the same time she started shooting. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments If the film is any indication, Martin will be a fierce mother for young Madison, who beat the film in making her debut. Starring Mireille Enos (“World War Z,” "The Killing")