December 13, 2013 |
Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out. On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique - aimed squarely at me. He had tolerated more than an hour of my questions. I was interviewing him with Spike Jonze, writer-director of "Her," the idiosyncratic yet affecting sci-fi romance in which Phoenix stars. "Her" reaches theaters in limited release on Wednesday but has already been crowned best film of 2013 by the National Board of Review and tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.
May 18, 2012 |
She's a 26-year-old former party girl with social anxiety issues, a motorcycle-riding iconoclast who dropped out of USC and attends meetings in Led Zeppelin T-shirts. Megan Ellison is also the most powerful new producer in Hollywood, running a burgeoning movie company from her $33-million compound in the hills above the Sunset Strip - and giving a critical boost to the kinds of adult dramas the major studios have all but abandoned. Hollywood has long attracted wealthy, star-struck investors who don't appreciate the difficulty (or "complexity")
HOME & GARDEN
December 27, 2007 |
CHANCES are you've seen the grand entry before. And the immense hallway. You've probably seen the kitchen, the dining room and a bedroom or two. Greystone Mansion, the house designed by Gordon Kaufman and completed in 1928 as a gift from oil tycoon Edward Doheny to his son, is a versatile estate that film crews descend upon often for its opulent beauty, acres of manicured grounds and Beverly Hills location.
May 2, 1997
The Mission Viejo Vigilantes will hold a two-hour public workout Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Santa Margarita High. Expected to participate are 12 players from last year's Western Baseball League championship team, including infielder Paul Burke, last year's championship series MVP, and league pitcher of the year Paul Anderson. Vigilantes spring training begins May 10th. The season opener against the Chico Heat is May 23.
February 2, 2014 |
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in an apparent drug overdose Sunday leaves behind a diverse and impressive body of work cut tragically short. From his pornographer turn in "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-decorated turn as Truman Capote to his Lester Bangs moment, here are eight of Hoffman's most memorable performances; there are many more, of course, that you could just as powerfully make the case for. "Boogie Nights" (1997) One of Hoffman's breakthrough roles came in his second film with director Paul Thomas Anderson, cementing a career-long collaboration for the actor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1992 |
Two masked gunmen held up the only bank in the rural community of Piru on Tuesday and escaped with several thousand dollars, authorities said. Wearing ski masks to cover their faces, the pair entered the Citizens State Bank of Piru, 3940 E. Center St., about 12:30 p.m. and ordered a teller to give them money, Sheriff's Lt. Paul Anderson said. Both men pulled handguns during the robbery, he said. Investigators learned that the robbers had fled in a white El Camino with blue trim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2001 |
Three people were wounded when a gunman burst into a party and opened fire, authorities said. Francisco Villa, 27; Eddie Majia, 19, and a 17-year-old were treated at Simi Valley Hospital after the Saturday night shootings and released, said Sheriff's Capt. Paul Anderson. Anderson said the incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m.. The gunman fled, and there have been no arrests, he said. Party-goers said they did not know the gunman.
April 20, 1995
Robert Frith pitched his second complete game of the season and Paul Anderson drove in two runs as San Clemente upset second-ranked Mater Dei, 4-2, in a South Coast League baseball game Wednesday. Frith (4-3) struck out four and held the Monarchs scoreless until Mike Waugh homered in the fifth inning. Anderson singled in runs in the second and third innings to help the Tritons (10-8, 4-4) build a 4-0 lead.