October 23, 1994 |
The casting of 12-year-old Lacey Chabert as "Party of Five's" violin prodigy didn't turn on her musical abilities. It happened because of what producers of the Fox show call Lacey's inner "sparkle." Viewers who've watched the Monday night series that critics have praised likely know what the producers are talking about.
June 1, 1998 |
The Scene: Saturday's seventh annual ode to low-IQ dual pop icons (Bill-Ted / Wayne-Garth / Beavis-Butt-head), popcorn cinema and the ironically bemused acceptance speech--the MTV Movie Awards. The ceremony was held in the Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar with a convention-sized party in a nearby tent. Place in the Hollywood Spectrum: "If the Oscars are final exams," said "Truman Show" producer Adam Schroeder, "then the MTV Awards are spring break."
August 13, 2000 |
1. Live Live Nude Nudes club, near LAX Like many retirees, Clinton will have to make smart investments to stay ahead of inflation and he also has to keep Chelsea at Stanford. If he becomes a silent investor in this club, he can insist on adding a third "Nude!" to the name. "I can't stand ambiguity," he has remarked. 2.
August 23, 1998
MOVIES Mark Christopher's "54" stars Mike Myers, right, as Steve Rubell, whose Studio 54 defined the New York club scene in the '70s and became the hang-out for the likes of Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol and designer Halston. The film, with Neve Campbell and Ryan Philippe, opens Friday in general release. THEATER The West Coast premiere of "Elephant Sighs" marks Theatre/Theater's return to production after its move to new quarters in the Pacific Theaters Hollywood Building.
February 5, 2000 |
The starry Thursday-night premiere of "Scream 3"--said to be the last in the series that redefined the horror genre by infusing it with clever, tongue-in-cheek humor--was something akin to a graduation ceremony for cast members and director Wes Craven. "It's definitely a bittersweet experience," said Neve Campbell, who has played heroine Sidney Prescott in all three films. "These movies have been so much fun and I'm going to miss working with Wes and Courteney and David."
June 3, 2011
SERIES Flashpoint: A delusional man (Aaron Poole) takes hostages at a restaurant because he believes the owner (Patrick Sabongui) is a terrorist planning an attack in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Friday Night Lights: Vince's (Michael B. Jordan) arrogance alienates his teammates and Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) fears that he's starting to lose control of the team, while Tami (Connie Britton) worries about one of her students, who shows signs of being neglected in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC)
October 19, 2000 |
Just when the phenomenon of male bonding has reached a zenith of trendiness, writer-director Stefan Marks elects to examine the very funny, very painful problem of male disassociation in his deft drama "The Mirror" at Two Roads Theater. Marks' 1999 play "Baseball" at the Stella Adler ventured into the same emotional territory, with a few dramaturgical stumbles. "The Mirror" is more challenging, less linear, a purer expression of the dilemma arising from the modern male's failure to communicate.
October 19, 2003 |
"I was soooo nervous," says Jerry Hall, streaming into Maple Drive restaurant, her stepdaughter Karis Jagger in tow, for the after-party of the L.A. premiere of the play "The Graduate," in which Hall plays the sad and seductive Mrs. Robinson. "I had that feeling that you can't really breathe at moments, but I don't think anyone could tell." Yet this is hardly her first performance. The former model and Mrs.
December 20, 1996 |
The Scene: Wednesday's premiere of Dimension Films' horror movie "Scream" at the Avco in Westwood. An incredibly packed party followed at Luna Park. Imagine tonight's Toys R Us checkout line, but with everyone wearing black and smoking. Who Was There: An eclectic gamut of young Hollywood with an emphasis on models, assistants, agents and not-quite-working actors. Photographer Jeremy Goldberg said it reminded him of "Friday at Opium a year ago."