June 19, 2011 |
As emcee of the 10th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 11, Tom Arnold reminded the event's guests of the importance of the organization that helps the homeless achieve self-sufficiency. Having had his own problems with drugs and alcohol, Arnold said, "I could very easily be on the other side of this fence instead of having the honor of hosting this. " The ball, held at the Mandeville Canyon estate of Hayward Kaiser and Susan Harris, raised more than $1 million for Chrysalis, thanks to an outpouring of support from an 800-strong, star-studded crowd that included Jon Favreau, LL Cool J, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Garner, Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman, Rosetta and Balthazar Getty, Odette and Dave Annable, Brad Goreski, Molly Sims, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Abigail Spencer, Soleil Moon Frye, comedian Whitney Cummings, Ashley Greene of "Twilight," Matt Lanter of "90210," Ryan Phillippe of "The Lincoln Lawyer," Chris Kattan of "Saturday Night Live" and Eric Dane of "Grey's Anatomy.
February 19, 1999 |
"Jawbreaker," Darren Stein's wickedly hilarious sendup of high school mores, takes its title from that hard candy about the size of a pingpong ball. Although not as serious or sophisticated, this zesty film rekindles fond memories of "Heathers" of some years back in its dark view of teenagers. Courtney (Rose McGowan), the icy undisputed queen of Reagan High, comes up with what she insists on calling a "clever prank" even after it goes lethally awry.
July 5, 2002 |
James Toback's "Harvard Man" is a fast and clever con-gone-wrong comedy that reflects the writer-director's characteristic blend of the intellectual and the criminal. But it lacks anyone to care about--even the repellent characters are less than fascinating--and the result is a crisply made movie that is no more than mildly amusing. Adrian Grenier's Alan is a Harvard philosophy major and a point guard on the basketball team.
October 18, 2002 |
Don't get David Kulovic wrong. It's not that he's unhappy in his work, but the kind of attractive, available women he'd like to meet aren't interested in, well, plumbers. But movie directors, that's a different story. Or so David thinks.
October 7, 1999 |
ABC's premiering "Wasteland" is the cratered moonscape of the new season. A series as bad or as barren has yet to air. Talk about bipolarity in prime time. Kevin Williamson, whose Fox series "Dawson's Creek" is about teenagers who think and talk like adults, this time delivers a drama whose mid-20ish characters think and sound like teenagers. Dumb teenagers.
September 14, 1995 |
Going to the basket against professional basketball players Rick Mahorn and Ed O'Bannon would be frightening for anybody. But it won't stop Queen Latifah, who will, for her second year, charge the lane for the fifth annual "MTV Rock 'n' Jock B-Ball Jam." "I'm no Cheryl Miller," Latifah admits, "but I played in high school."