June 12, 2012 |
David Morrissey, a good-looking big lug of a British leading man with a talent for playing tortured rectitude, is the star and producer of "Thorne," a detective drama airing Tuesday and Wednesday on Encore. The series, to stretch the term - it ran in six parts in the U.K. in 2010, but here takes the form of back-to-back feature films - adapts two novels by Mark Billingham, "Thorne: Sleepyhead" and "Thorne: Scaredy Cat," both of which concern apparent serial murders. Its visual tics seem imported from American procedurals like"CSI,"and if they make "Thorne" seem contemporary and excite its surface, they can also obscure whatever human story they have to tell; you can't see the grit for the gloss.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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 13, 2013 |
"Doomsday Castle," the new unscripted National Geographic Channel series premiering Tuesday from the producers of the hit "Doomsday Preppers," is looking to put a whole new spin on the phrase "family bonding. " Forget board games and Sunday night dinners -- American prepper Brent Sr. and his children Brent II, Ashley, Lindsay, Dawn Marie and Michael are coming together to build a self-sufficient, medieval castle to protect themselves from the chaos that the apocalypse will bring. Although many predicted end times dates have come and gone, Brent Sr. and his family are on a mission to assure the world that there will be a doomsday -- it's just a matter of when.
October 31, 1999
Movies "The Bone Collector," a suspense thriller, stars Denzel Washington as a forensics detective paralyzed from a gunshot wound and Angelina Jolie as a street-smart rookie cop who team up to track down a brutal serial killer. Opening in general release on Friday.