November 5, 1999 |
The world is coming to an end at midnight. How would you spend your last night? With whom would you spend it? Would you behave? Would you break the rules? Would you be in a helping spirit, or every man for himself? What, at the end of the day, really matters? These are the questions that wash over us as we take in "Last Night," a mordantly funny and shrewdly understated millennial fantasy from Don McKellar, a Canadian actor and writer ("The Red Violin") who is making his directing debut.
October 8, 2004 |
Rick (Bill Pullman), the title character of director Curtiss Clayton's "Rick," works at the Image Corp., a consulting firm of nebulous purpose that nonetheless takes as its energetic motto the gung-ho yuppie platitude "We can do this." If not a lot of work seems to get done in its wood-paneled, portrait-lined halls, it's because the company really only exists to give Rick and his contemptible boy-boss, Duke (Aaron Stanford), a place to call office.
September 23, 2008 |
AFTER Sunday night's Emmy ceremony had wrapped, supporting actor in a comedy series winner Jeremy Piven took center stage at HBO's party at the Pacific Design Center. Quite literally. He hopped onto a platform to jam out on drums alongside Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Fellow bling bearers at the South American-themed bash -- just one of many award celebrations happening across town Sunday -- included Laura Linney, Tom Hanks and legend Don Rickles, the latter of whom surely would have been appreciated by Sarah Silverman and Stephen Colbert at the more intimate Comedy Central shindig at STK. Also keeping it cozy: the cast of "Damages," which gave lead actress in a drama series winner Glenn Close a standing ovation when she walked into the show's soiree at West Hollywood hot spot Foxtail.
December 20, 2006 |
At this year's Oscars, when actresses are asked, "Who are you wearing?" some of them may say, "Frederick's of Hollywood." OK, maybe that's a stretch. But two hot Hollywood stylists -- Cristina Ehrlich and Estee Stanley -- have collaborated with the lingerie company to create the first Premiere Line of shapers that are sure to be boosting bosoms and rounding out tushies under all those glam gowns this awards season.
January 12, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Vince Vaughn and Kevin James; Faith Hill. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Vince Vaughn; Minnie Driver; co-host Jerry O'Connell. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Spike and Tonya Lewis Lee ("Giant Steps to Change the World"); Martin Henderson. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Burning sensations. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk William Shatner; Courtney Thorne-Smith. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil Homeless announcer Ted Williams meets his ex-wife and six of his children, whom he left 20 years ago. (N)
April 26, 2008 |
Well, now we know what the writers of "Grey's Anatomy" were doing during the strike, when they weren't walking the picket lines, of course. They were watching "House." Thursday night marked the first new episode of "Grey's" in many, many months. Not content with beating a fellow medical drama out of the post-strike box by a few days -- the first new "House" airs Monday -- show runner Shonda Rhimes seems to be poking gentle fun at, and paying homage to, the strange powers of rivals at Fox. First there was the residents' contest, in which Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)
December 15, 2006
And then there were the others ... Several films, shows and performers who were considered sure things this award season -- and some that had even gained attention elsewhere -- failed to score a Golden Globe nomination Thursday: MOVIES Best picture "Blood Diamond": nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., selected by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. "United 93": winner, New York Film Critics Circle award.
June 16, 2008 |
"Grey's Anatomy" "Freedom" episode ABC, May 22 (two-hour season finale) The premise: Andrew Langston, 19, is hanging out with friends at a construction site. Trying to impress his friend Lola with his daring, he lies in wet cement. As it begins to dry into concrete, he is trapped. By the time he can be transported to Seattle Grace Hospital, almost four hours have passed.
August 15, 2013 |
"The Simpsons," "Portlandia" and the Grammy Awards were among the programs honored in the first batch of winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Most winners won't be announced for another month, but on Wednesday the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released the names of 10 winners from what it calls its juried categories, in which the entries are not in competition with one another and one or more may be deemed worthy of the Emmy. There were six winners for individual achievement in animation: Andy Ristaino for character design in "Adventure Time," Cartoon Network; Jenny Gase-Baker for background paint and Joseph Holt for art direction in "Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe," Disney.com; Alberto Mielgo for art direction in "Disney TRON: Uprising," Disney XD; Andy Bialk for character design in "Dragons: Riders of Berk," Cartoon Network; and Paul Wee for character animation in "The Simpsons," Fox. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times In the category of costumes for a variety program or a special, Emmys went to Marina Toybina and Courtney Webster for "The 55th Annual Grammy Awards," CBS; Sarah Beers, Rachael Leah Greene and Lisa Faibish for "The Men Who Build America," History; and Amanda Needham and Monika Schmidt for "Portlandia," IFC. HBO's "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," about the Catholic Church's efforts to cover up the child abuse scandal involving priests, was honored for exceptional merit in documentary...