September 19, 2012 |
Perhaps the sun hasn't set on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's "Twilight Saga" love affair. The actors have reportedly reunited following a very public fling between Stewart and director Rupert Sanders, with rumors of reconciliation ahead for the on-screen Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. We can assume Pattinson hasn't seen Stewart since late July, when the "Cosmopolis" star moved out of the Los Feliz home he shared with her. ...
September 19, 2012 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Even on a day designed to celebrate 50 years of the signature harmonies of the Beach Boys, the notoriously fractious group couldn't avoid striking yet another discordant note amid all the good vibrations. A day before band members gathered at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles to take in various accolades, singer and lyricist Mike Love caught his fellow band members by surprise in announcing his decision to resume touring with his latter-day incarnation of the Beach Boys -- minus creative leader Brian Wilson or original members Al Jardine and David Marks.
September 13, 2012 |
When Led Zeppelin announced five years ago that the band's surviving members would reunite for t he group's first headline show in 27 years , more than 20 million requests for tickets flooded in. Only 18,000 fans got in to London's O2 arena to see the performance, but as of Oct. 17, the unlucky millions who were shut out will have another shot by way of limited theatrical screenings, to be followed Nov. 19 by the release of the concert in multiple...
September 13, 2012 |
The largely engaging class-reunion dramedy "10 Years" allows audiences to pretend they went to high school with the likes of Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Kate Mara. But at some point, they are also going to have to pretend the film, written and directed by Jamie Linden (the screenwriter of "Dear John" and the fine "We Are Marshall"), is deeper and more essential than it actually is; there's a lot of been-there, done-that going on. That said, this very distant, slightly more youthful cousin to "The Big Chill" presents a convincing version of a 10-year high school reunion, one that eschews excess and melodrama for a wistful visit with a clutch of decent guys and gals who've chugged forward over the last decade, some more happily - and expectedly - than others.
September 10, 2012 |
The Swedish punk band Refused reunited at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival this year to rave reviews, beginning a run of dates that underscored the band's importance - particularly its 1998 album "The Shape of Punk to Come. " Now the quartet will conclude its reunion run with a show at the Fonda Theatre on Nov. 5. Unless the get an unexpected third wind later in their career, it will be band's last U.S. date. Refused's genre-exploding hard-core approach incorporated elements of techno, post-punk and metal for a sound singularly brutal yet lively.
August 14, 2012 |
Well, you can't blame NBC for trying. With the Broadway-focused musical series "Smash" yielding only middling ratings after a debut powered by a $30-million promotional blitz, the network is looking to build buzz for Season 2 with a little bit of sitcom nostalgia by reuniting star Debra Messing with former "Will & Grace" costar Sean Hayes. Hayes, an Emmy winner for his role as Jack on the popular 1998-2006 sitcom, will appear in a multiple-episode arc as a comic with film and TV experience preparing for his Broadway debut -- which unfortunately ends any speculation that the storyline might involve Messing's character co-writing an adaptation of "Just Jack" (a one-man show by Hayes' "Will & Grace" character)
August 12, 2012 |
Turns out it was foreigners and not Americans who wanted to check out an "American Reunion. " Despite a soft domestic box office take of $56.8 million, significantly lower than the prior three "American Pie" films, April's "American Reunion" has been the most successful of them all overseas. After opening in its final overseas territory, South Korea, this weekend, Universal Pictures' comedy brought its international total up to $178 million. That's a phenomenal figure for an R-rated American comedy, a genre that tends to perform poorly overseas, with rare exceptions such as "The Hangover.
August 9, 2012 |
For the first time since her abrupt and emotional departure from "Today"in late June, Ann Curry appeared alongside her former co-host Matt Lauer on Thursday morning in a live broadcast from the London Olympics. In contrast to the spectacle surrounding her farewell, Curry's interaction with her colleague was both tear-free and mercifully brief, but not entirely without tension. Curry was ousted from her job as co-host of "Today" after a yearlong decline at the once-invincible morning franchise, which saw its 16-year ratings winning streak snapped earlier this year byABC's"Good Morning America.
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August 8, 2012 |
The stranger who called my parents' house in March posed a baffling question. Do you know about the reunion? the man asked my mother. What reunion? she replied. A get-together of the guys who worked with your husband on the Corona program, the caller said. The Corona program? It's been highly classified - a secret - the man told her, but now we can talk about it. That's what the reunion is about, he said. My mother, Jean Cart, listened for a little longer, thanked him and hung up. Growing up, we never knew exactly what my father did when he left for work.
July 19, 2012 |
For those of us seeking intrigue in our lives, a quick look at the early leaderboard in the British Open Thursday was fodder for soap operas. Leading at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, with lots of players still on the course, was Adam Scott at six under par. Not far down the leaderboard was Tiger Woods at three under. With a twist here and a turn there, we could wind up with a final pairing Sunday of Scott and Tiger. Or, more to the point, a final pairing of Scott and his caddy, Stevie Williams, and Woods.