June 15, 2012 |
Nearly every character on "Smash" belted out a tune at some point during the first season of NBC's backstage musical drama. Still, it came as a surprise when Anjelica Huston made her professional singing debut at age 60 by crooning a tender rendition of Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's 1938 ballad "September Song. " From her Venice Beach home, Huston notes, " 'September Song' is particularly poignant for me because it made my grandfather famous on Broadway in a show called 'Knickerbocker Holiday.' It says so much about how each moment becomes golden and precious with the passage of time.
March 7, 2012 |
For a recent episode of the TV series "Modern Family," Raul Ojeda crafted a pair of shoes covered in red sequins for actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. His character, Mitchell, shows off the shoes for a "Wizard of Oz"-themed birthday party he throws for his partner, Cam. A decade ago, Raul Ojeda was working as a shoe shiner. Now the 29-year-old is leaving his own footprint in Hollywood, supplying custom-made shoes to stars such as Steve Carell and Sally Field. Ojeda is the owner of Los Angeles-based Willie's Shoe Service, a shoe repair shop that has been providing footwear to the entertainment industry since 1956, when Willebaldo "Willie" Rivera opened a small business across from Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2011
Margaret Field O'Mahoney, 89, an actress who gave up her career in movies and television to raise her children, including daughter Sally Field, died Sunday at her home in Malibu after a six-year struggle with cancer, publicist Heidi Schaeffer said. Using her professional name, Margaret Field, she had small roles in a string of movies from the late 1940s through the '50s, and she starred in the 1941 science fiction thriller "The Man From Planet X. " She appeared in dozens of TV series in the '50s and '60s, including "The Gene Autry Show," "Bonanza," "Perry Mason," "The Twilight Zone" and "Yancy Derringer," which starred her then-husband, actor/stuntman Jock Mahoney.
HOME & GARDEN
June 28, 2011 |
Oscar-winning actress Sally Field has sold her Malibu house for $5.65 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The two-story ranch-style home sits on 3 acres with separate guest quarters, a pool, a lighted tennis court, a three-stall horse paddock and access to nearby riding trails on more than 2,000 acres of park land. The main home was built in 1958 and had been owned by Olivia Newton-John. Five bedrooms and six bathrooms lie within nearly 6,000 square feet of living space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2010 |
Irving Ravetch, a two-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter — for "Hud" and "Norma Rae," written with his wife and collaborator, Harriet Frank Jr. — has died. He was 89. Ravetch died Sunday of pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his nephew Michael Frank. In a screenwriting collaboration that began with the 1958 film "The Long, Hot Summer," Ravetch and Frank wrote the scripts for more than a dozen other films, including "The Sound and the Fury," "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," "Hombre," "The Reivers," "The Cowboys," "Conrack," "Murphy's Romance" and "Stanley & Iris.
January 17, 2010
SERIES Human Target: Adapted from a DC Comics book and graphic novel, this new action series follows a private security guard (Mark Valley) who saves his clients' lives even when it means turning himself into a target. Assisting him are his business partner (Chi McBride) and a hired gun (Jackie Earle Haley) (8 p.m. Fox). Cold Case: After a private investigator's remains are found buried in the cement foundation of a demolished building, Lilly (Kathryn Morris)
August 3, 2009
Glenn Close won last year's lead actress in a drama trophy, but that doesn't mean she's a lock to take it home again this year. She faces some stiff competition: Sally Field Field won in this category for her role in ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" in 2007, making it her third Emmy win. She's also now got nine Emmy nods and is a two-time Oscar winner. That's gotta carry some weight in this race, doesn't it?
HOME & GARDEN
March 14, 2009 |
It was amply established in her 1985 Oscar acceptance speech that we really, really like Sally Field. Now it's just a matter of finding someone who would really, really like to buy the Malibu house she just listed at $6.95 million. The ocean-view house belonging to the Academy Award winner has five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,964 square feet. The two-story ranch-style home sits on 3 secluded acres and has separate guest quarters.
September 22, 2007
I am deeply troubled by censorship exhibited during Fox's Emmy go-round. It seems disingenuous to believe Sally Field should be bleeped simply for combining the words "God" and "damned" within a single phrase. Surely, these words have been paired before on network TV without offense? In truth, I suspect Fields' comments were bleeped because of their antiwar content by an awards show controlled by News Corp., which, of course, owns the conservative Fox News Channel and the Fox network.
September 18, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- Politics and entertainment often make for a volatile mix, and Sunday's Emmys were no exception. After Fox broke away from dramatic actress winner Sally Field as she made an antiwar statement punctuated with "goddamn," the blogsphere hummed with outrage. For many in the liberal netroots, the incident confirmed their suspicions about Fox, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.