June 17, 2010
Glenn Beck's radio show has signed up its 400th outlet, L.A.'s KRLA-AM (870). The conservative firebrand will be heard from 6 to 9 a.m. starting July 6. "I have been doing radio since I was 13 years old, so this milestone is particularly meaningful to me," Beck said in a statement. "I am glad to join KRLA and look forward to continuing to grow our show as we bring the fusion of entertainment and enlightenment to millions of listeners every day." "The Glenn Beck Program" started on 47 stations in 2002.
June 13, 2009
Patrick Goldstein's column ["Ferrell Feeling the Effects of a 'Hangover,' " June 9] identified some of the reasons the Will Ferrell comedy "Land of the Lost" may have bombed, among them the film's lack of focus and Ferrell's nebulous comic identity. But he overlooks another possibility: After Spielberg's 1993 "Jurassic Park" redefined special effects, moviegoers will not fork over 10 bucks to see dinosaurs that look like overgrown, rubberized sock puppets. William D. Wolff Tarzana :: Maybe the reason "Land of the Lost" was such a bomb is because the only thing it had in common with the old TV show was the title.
December 13, 2008
I'm not sure what Patrick Goldstein has against Nicole Kidman, but his bombastic column about her career was too extreme ["Sorry, She's No Star," Dec. 6]. Ask most movie marketers, or studio heads for that matter, which movie stars can open a movie domestically -- regardless of genre -- and they will have only one answer: Will Smith. Sure, Kidman has had unsuccessful films in the past few years, but at least she's made interesting choices along the way. I don't seem to recall Goldstein devoting an entire article to Jodie Foster after "The Brave One" and "Nim's Island" both underperformed.
December 6, 2008 |
When I wrote about "Australia's" critical and commercial prospects on my blog the other day, I said, somewhat flippantly, that the movie "once again proves that Nicole Kidman is many things, but not a movie star." Twentieth Century Fox, in fact, has been selling the film largely as a Baz Luhrmann extravaganza, not as a Kidman-Hugh Jackman picture.
November 19, 2008 |
There's something undeniably screen-goddess-ish about Nicole Kidman, perfectly assembled and surprisingly tall as she strides into a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. After a camera crew shuts off its bright lights, the remaining dim table lamps giving her a warm, glamour-shot glow, she relaxes on the couch and confesses her passions. "I'm very committed to working for women now," she says of her occupations outside work and family.
November 12, 2008 |
Looks like the sexiest acting races in eons. For the first time since costarring in Oscar heavyweight "Titanic," screen heartthrobs Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are back together in "Revolutionary Road" and pining for their own first wins. Real-life lovebirds Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt haven't been nominated in nearly a decade but now heat up the top races in separate films. And the academy may finally be smitten again with big, romantic epics thanks to Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman sizzling on screen in "Australia."
November 5, 2008
What is your favorite performance so far this year? 'I haven't seen a lot recently because I've got a baby . . . . I saw Kristin Scott Thomas in 'I've Loved You So Long.' It's a beautiful performance.' -- Nicole Kidman
November 2, 2008 |
Baz Luhrmann has a few points to make in "Australia," his World War II-era romantic epic starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman: points about the mixing of genres, untold stories of the country's involvement in the war and that even in the most brutal parts of his homeland, there is soul-moving beauty. "When I arrived there, I thought, 'This is going to be horrendous, shooting under these conditions,' " said Kidman of filming in Australia's rugged Northern Territory.
July 15, 2008 |
Kate Hudson is the latest addition to the star-studded cast of "Nine," an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical. She joins Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz. The film, about an Italian film director, will be directed by Rob Marshall for producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Production is scheduled to begin Oct. 10. "Nine," which originally opened on Broadway in 1982 and was revived in 2003, is based on Fellini's autobiographical film "8 1/2 ."