August 29, 2013 |
The darkish comedy "Afternoon Delight" gives the talented Kathryn Hahn her first movie lead, and for a while it looks like an opportunity to dig in deep. Hahn's vanity-free performance as a bored Los Angeles housewife who befriends a stripper goes a considerable way to humanize a film of occasional insight and underdeveloped provocations. Ultimately, though, her character is as thinly conceived and hard to root for as everyone else in filmmaker Jill Soloway's erratic blend of not-quite satire and halfhearted soul searching.
February 3, 2014 |
Justin Bieber's reputation apparently preceded him early Sunday morning as he tried to party in New York, according to a Monday report. And not in a good way. The 19-year-old was shunned at the door of the New York City club 1 Oak and turned away from at least four Super Bowl parties, according to the New York Daily News' Confidential column. The Biebs' infamy is apparently exceeding the lure of his fame these days. "Most clubs don't want the hassle of having him inside anymore," a night life source told the column, referring to the pop star as "radioactive" because of his recent wild-in-a-bad-way behavior.
July 24, 2013 |
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, Deadline.com reports.
July 5, 2012 |
Matthew McConaughey and new wife Camila Alves are pregnant again. The couple, who tied the knot last month at McConaughey's Austin ranch, announced Wednesday that they're expecting their third child. "Happy birthday America, more good news, Matthew and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin," tweeted Alves, the former model who hails from Brazil. PHOTOS: Who's pregnant in Hollywood The couple sent out coordinating tweets about their pregnancy, with McConaughey sending out this nearly identical message minutes later.
December 22, 1991
Has anyone noticed how filth is steadily attaining a stronghold on American television? Look around, it's everywhere. "Entertainment Tonight": Nude soap operas in Australia. "A Current Affair": A stripper instructor. "The Love Connection": Playing the guitar in the nude. "Hard Copy," "Studs" and "Inside Edition"... Montel Williams, Phil Donahue, and Jenny Jones are no exception, either. The future looks bleak for those of us considering taking up entertainment as a profession.
December 4, 1998 |
I don't repeat topics usually, but there's been such a response to the story about the Mom and the male stripper that I can only conclude one thing: You people must just LOVE stories about Moms and male strippers. (Particularly this being a holiday season, with festive visions of Moms and male strippers in the air.) Let's bring everybody up to date. I'm sure many of you watched the nightly--national, no less!
November 29, 2012 |
"Magic Mike" charmed the pants off audiences, and its star, Matthew McConaughey, collected some of the best notices of his career as stripper elder statesman Dallas. Reviews of the revue found Britain's the Guardian comparing his performance to Oscar-winning turns as an MC by Gig Young ("They Shoot Horses, Don't They?") and Joel Grey ("Cabaret"), and a breathless - perhaps panting - tribute in the Washington Post called him the best thing about the movie. But the tanned and ripped stud who drove audiences and some critics into fits of lust is not the man who sits down at a table at L'Ermitage.
July 1, 2000
A standing ovation to Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez for writing Calendar's first intelligent article about rock and rap music in recent memory ("Is Music Issuing a Call to Violence?," June 26). Finally someone has acknowledged that vile, abusive, sexually assaultive lyrics might contribute to similar behavior after reverberating day after day within vacant young male skulls. This article should be reprinted whenever Robert Hilburn or one of The Times' other junior high school students pays homage to "artists" such as Eminem who loudly and profitably defecate in public.
December 28, 1986
Kay Lenz goes undercover as a cop--then uncovers --by posing as a stripper in New Horizon Pictures' "Stripped to Kill," due in February. The former Mrs. David Cassidy spent time in real strip joints to familiarize herself with the profession. "Because I'm a policewoman, I don't have to be a great dancer," said Lenz, who takes it off to music twice in the pic. "In fact, after I win on amateur night, the owner tells me, 'You're the worst dancer I've ever seen, but you're hired!'
April 16, 1989 |
Taking off the old wallpaper and preparing the wall surface for the new covering is the messiest part of the entire job. The traditional method of removing wallpaper was to soak it with warm water and scrape it off. Small sections were wetted down with a cloth or sponge and scraped while still damp. A later method was to apply a chemical solvent that loosened the underlying paste. Another way was to use strippable paper that later could be pulled off with an upward-away motion.