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November 5, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sam Worthington was on the hook, then he was off the hook, after an allegedly drunken scuffle Saturday night in Atlanta that led to his arrest on suspicion of disorderly conduct. The "Avatar" star was refused entrance to a restaurant because he appeared intoxicated and didn't have proper identification to get into the place, TMZ reported Monday. Worthington then became disorderly, according to a police report obtained by the website , and allegedly pushed doorman Jerry Link twice.
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March 27, 2014 | By Robert Abele
"Sabotage" is an appropriate title for the new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, since its many action and suspense elements are routinely undermined by a sloppy assemblage. A hyperviolent tale from complicated-cop chronicler David Ayer ("Training Day," "End of Watch"), the film is about a renegade DEA task force whose members are mysteriously eliminated one by one in the wake of a botched cartel takedown. "Sabotage" was designed to give the grizzled ex-governor, playing the group's veteran leader, a shoot'em-up vehicle bolstered by Ayer's patented macho realism.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Sam Worthington appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday for his arraignment in a case revolving around a Sunday altercation with a paparazzo. The "Avatar" star, 37,  was formally charged with two counts of assault in the third degree, one count of attempted assault and one count of harassment of photographer Sheng Li, whom Worthington reportedly punched in the face Sunday after Li allegedly kicked the actor's girlfriend Lara Bingle in the shin,  according to  TMZ.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Sam Worthington appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday for his arraignment in a case revolving around a Sunday altercation with a paparazzo. The "Avatar" star, 37,  was formally charged with two counts of assault in the third degree, one count of attempted assault and one count of harassment of photographer Sheng Li, whom Worthington reportedly punched in the face Sunday after Li allegedly kicked the actor's girlfriend Lara Bingle in the shin,  according to  TMZ.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
James Cameron will make his return trip to Pandora with some familiar faces, as "Avatar" stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have signed on for three sequels, studio Fox announced Tuesday. Though Cameron presumably could have taken the franchise in a different direction, Worthington and Saldana reprising their roles as Jake Sully, the disabled ex-Marine inhabiting an alien body, and Neytiri, the Na'vi huntress, suggests that their story will remain front and center. Given that "Avatar" still holds the record for worldwide gross with nearly $2.8 billion, and that Worthington and Saldana are the film's main characters, it's not particularly surprising that they've signed on for the sequels.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Robert Abele
"Sabotage" is an appropriate title for the new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, since its many action and suspense elements are routinely undermined by a sloppy assemblage. A hyperviolent tale from complicated-cop chronicler David Ayer ("Training Day," "End of Watch"), the film is about a renegade DEA task force whose members are mysteriously eliminated one by one in the wake of a botched cartel takedown. "Sabotage" was designed to give the grizzled ex-governor, playing the group's veteran leader, a shoot'em-up vehicle bolstered by Ayer's patented macho realism.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When a guy steps onto a narrow ledge, many stories above a messy bit of New York City asphalt, you figure it is someone in dire straights taking desperate measures. In "Man on a Ledge" that guy is an ex-cop, convicted felon and recent prison escapee played by Sam Worthington - a situation that is about as fraught as it gets. And yet, Worthington's Nick Cassidy doesn't seem all that frantic, in fact, except for a couple of deep breaths he barely breaks a sweat. I, on the other hand, was gripping anything in reach, palms dripping, thinking I might not have survived the effects had they been 3-D. Though there were other production sites, serious time was spent actually shooting on that 14-inch ledge wrapping the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel to create the vicarious sensation of being there.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2011
SERIES Friday Night Lights: Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) is courted by an elite college football program, while Vince (Michael B. Jordan) is determined to get his starting spot back in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: In the season finale Jamie puts together a cooking competition for high-school students, and a meeting with the school district's incoming superintendent sparks hope (9 p.m. ABC). Whale Wars: Skipper Cornelissen and the crew of the Bob Barker carry out a daring plan that involves the small boats hiding behind an iceberg and putting a GPS device on the harpoon ship (9 p.m. Animal Planet)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2008 | Geoff Boucher and John Horn
MALIN AKERMAN GETTING IN ON THE ACTION The tag line for March film "Watchmen" is "Who watches the Watchmen?" But the better question may be: "Who could keep their eyes off of Malin Akerman?" The superhero epic has a glowing blue man who grows to skyscraper size, but its most memorable image may be Akerman's Silk Spectre tearing through a mob of convicts during a fiery prison riot -- all while in stiletto heels. The 30-year-old is more than a curvy action figure; she caught the eye of moviegoers in "27 Dresses," showed ribald bravery playing opposite Ben Stiller in "The Heartbreak Kid" remake and won praise in HBO's "The Comeback."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY Here in L.A., it's all about the car. Except, of course, when “It's All About the Food.” Which must be why host Josh Stone will be visiting a trio of auto-centric eateries - at a car dealership, a gas station, and a car wash - in this new special. (Travel, 7:30 p.m.) MONDAY A serial killer develops quite “The Following” while in prison … only he escapes, and it'll take all six degrees and then some of Kevin Bacon's former FBI agent to bring the madman and his minions to justice in this creepy new procedural drama.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
James Cameron will make his return trip to Pandora with some familiar faces, as "Avatar" stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have signed on for three sequels, studio Fox announced Tuesday. Though Cameron presumably could have taken the franchise in a different direction, Worthington and Saldana reprising their roles as Jake Sully, the disabled ex-Marine inhabiting an alien body, and Neytiri, the Na'vi huntress, suggests that their story will remain front and center. Given that "Avatar" still holds the record for worldwide gross with nearly $2.8 billion, and that Worthington and Saldana are the film's main characters, it's not particularly surprising that they've signed on for the sequels.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY Here in L.A., it's all about the car. Except, of course, when “It's All About the Food.” Which must be why host Josh Stone will be visiting a trio of auto-centric eateries - at a car dealership, a gas station, and a car wash - in this new special. (Travel, 7:30 p.m.) MONDAY A serial killer develops quite “The Following” while in prison … only he escapes, and it'll take all six degrees and then some of Kevin Bacon's former FBI agent to bring the madman and his minions to justice in this creepy new procedural drama.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sam Worthington was on the hook, then he was off the hook, after an allegedly drunken scuffle Saturday night in Atlanta that led to his arrest on suspicion of disorderly conduct. The "Avatar" star was refused entrance to a restaurant because he appeared intoxicated and didn't have proper identification to get into the place, TMZ reported Monday. Worthington then became disorderly, according to a police report obtained by the website , and allegedly pushed doorman Jerry Link twice.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Did the ancient Greeks think in terms of sequels? The ongoing adventures of their mythological gods certainly lend themselves easily to serialized entertainment. And so following the box-office success of 2010's "Clash of the Titans" comes the more-of-the-same sequel "Wrath of the Titans. " Directed this time out by Jonathan Liebesman, the film lacks inspiration or zest in storytelling, performance or action. This is pure product, a movie desperately without energy or enthusiasm of any kind.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When a guy steps onto a narrow ledge, many stories above a messy bit of New York City asphalt, you figure it is someone in dire straights taking desperate measures. In "Man on a Ledge" that guy is an ex-cop, convicted felon and recent prison escapee played by Sam Worthington - a situation that is about as fraught as it gets. And yet, Worthington's Nick Cassidy doesn't seem all that frantic, in fact, except for a couple of deep breaths he barely breaks a sweat. I, on the other hand, was gripping anything in reach, palms dripping, thinking I might not have survived the effects had they been 3-D. Though there were other production sites, serious time was spent actually shooting on that 14-inch ledge wrapping the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel to create the vicarious sensation of being there.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011
SERIES Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: In two new episodes, an Iraq war veteran who has a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by, among other things, loud noises, lives near a rock quarry and a train yard. With help from Glenn Close, Ty and the team build a brand-new home in a quieter neighborhood (8 and 9 p.m. ABC). Kitchen Nightmares: Chef Ramsay attempts to make over a Burger Kitchen in Los Angeles (8 p.m. Fox). Supernatural: In this new episode Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki)
NEWS
February 10, 2010 | By Christy Grosz
When "Up in the Air's" Ryan Bingham says "moving is living," he's standing at a podium in front of a group of anonymous businesspeople, discussing the benefits of eliminating the literal and figurative baggage in their lives. But as the movie progresses, it's clear that Bingham's ability to travel light is much more about avoiding any emotional attachments than it is about gliding with ease through an airport security line. Although Bingham, played by the Oscar-nominated George Clooney, is using travel as a way of escaping emotional growth -- or, some might say, making time stand still -- "Up in the Air" isn't the only film this season -- or even the only Oscar nominee -- that uses the physical journey as a metaphor for a character's visceral transformation.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2010 | By Steve Zeitchik
Miley Cyrus and Tyler Perry will try to crash the box office this weekend, but they should be no match for a hero of Greek mythology. Director Louis Leterrier's remake of "Clash of the Titans," which stars "Avatar's" Sam Worthington as the Greek mythological hero Perseus, is expected to dominate the box office this weekend, with observers forecasting a take between $60 million and $70 million. A "Titans" opening approaching the premiere of 2007's "300," which grossed $70.9 million in its first weekend, is not impossible.
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