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.
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 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.
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 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.
August 14, 2013 |
John Oliver's tenure as fill-in host of "The Daily Show" has gone mostly trouble-free (aside from the studio losing all power before an interview with Aaron Sorkin), but the British comedian may have finally gotten into a bit of hot water by mocking fellow Brit and CNN host, Piers Morgan. Oliver did a segment on Monday's "Daily Show" about CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta changing his mind on medical marijuana, and in the process poked some fun at Morgan, who had told Gupta about the Vicodin he was prescribed after falling off a Segway in 2007 and breaking five ribs.
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.
December 12, 2009 |
The history of the United States is, essentially, one of dissent. Certain elected officials may have managed to establish legacies of transformation, but real change in this country has inevitably begun not with politicians but the peanut gallery. Workers and writers, activists and artists, intellectuals, immigrants and everyday people who found one situation or another intolerable and decided to do something about it. No serious social or political change in this country -- not independence, not abolition, not women's suffrage or the minimum wage or civil rights or the New Deal -- came about without anger and protest and, often as not, violence.