March 6, 2008 |
The future head of the would-be Raven-Symone Enterprises or Raven-Symone Inc. sits in a Toluca Lake diner, chewing ice out of a plastic cup, outlining her plans for world domination. "I want to have a record label and a licensing company," declares Raven-Symone. "I want to have a publishing company and a management company where I can launch all kinds of artists. I want to do everything." After a brief pause, Raven-Symone delivers the bottom line, without a trace of irony: "I want to be Disney."
March 7, 2008 |
"College Road Trip" is the kind of movie that its audiences will use for blowing off steam and then toss aside as if it were shrink-wrap. This conscientiously juvenile farce, in which an overprotective oaf of a father (Martin Lawrence) shepherds his daughter (Raven-Symone) to a college interview far from home, closes off genuine emotional investment by over-inflating, even excusing its characters' boorish behavior. Lawrence has pulled off this mugging man-child act for so long now that you can leave for refreshments in the middle of his shtick not only feeling you haven't missed much, but able to play your own fill-in-the-missing-Martin-Lawrence-bits game when you return to your seat.
March 11, 2008
FINALLY Tour set: Actress-singer Raven-Symone will launch a 55-city concert tour of the United States on April 26. It includes performances July 7 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. and July 9 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Tickets go on sale Friday. New show: "Farmer Wants a Wife," an eight-episode dating series with 10 city women competing to win the love of a farmer, will debut on the CW April 30.
May 22, 1993 |
Three's a Crowd: The ABC sitcom "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," which has been described as an African-American "Three's Company," will be less crowded this fall with the departure of actress Dawnn Lewis. Sources say the producers want to take the series in "a different direction." Her character will not be replaced, but ABC earlier announced that Raven-Symone, the littlest Huxtable from "The Cosby Show," will join the cast next season.
May 31, 1994 |
Do luminaries get the munchies? You bet your sweet patootie they do. When the famous are famished they nibble just like the rest of us. Here's a sampling. * Richard Riordan, mayor: cheese and fruit or Bob's Big Boy hamburger * Frederica Von Stade, mezzo-soprano: potato chips (any variety) * Peter Ueberroth, businessman: Brach's Starlite mints and Butter Toffee candy. * Raven-Symone, actress: fruit, granola bars, Oreo cookies, pizza.
March 6, 2008
The Bank Job | Thieves steal millions' worth of jewelry in 1970s London. CJ7 | Stephen Chow wrote, directed and stars in this tale about a father whose son receives an otherworldly toy. College Road Trip | An overprotective father crashes his daughter's (Raven-Symone) tour of schools. Girls Rock! | Girls ages 8 to 18 travel from all over the country to attend rock 'n' roll camp in this documentary. Last Stop for Paul | Two friends travel around the world to scatter the ashes of their deceased pal. Married Life | A man decides he must kill his wife so she doesn't suffer when he leaves her. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day | In 1939 London, a proper governess gets caught up in the whirlwind of a glamorous American.