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January 2, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Michael Shannon stands 6 feet, 3 inches. Big guy. Carries a big, George Costanza-size wallet too, which he plops on the table at the RH Restaurant at West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel with sincere apologies. "It's ridiculous," he says. "My whole life is in here. " A glimmer of Shannon's life can also be seen on screen in "Take Shelter," the critically praised drama in which the 37-year-old actor plays a father worried about losing his family as well as his mind. We talked to Shannon about the film, being a dad and taking on the role of the evil Gen. Zod in Zack Snyder's upcoming "Superman" reboot.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
As Henry Cavill steals the hearts of many moviegoers with this weekend's "Man of Steel," it should be noted that the British actor playing Superman is currently in a relationship with one Gina Carano. Here are few things to know about the actor and his lady love. 1. She's a retired mixed-martial arts fighter and was one of the sport's leading athletes. She favors the Muay Thai style of fighting. 2. Carano used to play stunt pro "Crush" on the "American Gladiators" reboot in 2008.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1997
When I saw John Johnson's letter (Sept. 7) knocking the selection of Nicolas Cage in the role of Superman, I felt his opinion was way out of line. Although he denied it, I believe he thinks Christopher Reeve's portrayal is cast in stone as the only interpretation for that character. I think Cage will give a fresh point of view to Superman. Johnson only notices the oddball characters Cage has portrayed. What he needs is a trip to his video store, so he can see Cage giving sensitive portrayals in "Moonstruck" and "It Could Happen to You."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting learned it the hard way: Once you've dated Superman, you can never go back. At least as far as the paparazzi are concerned.  We're referring to the effects of "The Big Bang Theory" star's 10-day " relationship " last summer with Henry Cavill. "I had no one following me until I met Superman," Cuoco-Sweeting spills in the May issue of Cosmopolitan . "I've been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Amy Adams arrives at the Beverly Hills Hotel's patio doing what she calls her "zombie limp," the result of a broken pinky toe. Her hair is up, her guard is down and she's showing off an adorable photo of her 2-year-old daughter, Aviana, dressed up as a purple butterfly for her first Halloween. It's a deceptively relaxed moment. In the last 18 months, Adams, 38, has worked with Paul Thomas Anderson ("The Master"), Clint Eastwood ("Trouble With the Curve") and Spike Jonze (the upcoming sci-fi romance "Her")
NEWS
May 6, 1986 | JENNINGS PARROTT
--Don't mess with the new Clark Kent. One of America's best-known wimps has taken a cue from "Dirty Harry" and no longer will tolerate being embarrassed in front of Lois Lane, or anyone else. "Clark Kent is going to be more aggressive--not so squeaky clean," said John Byrne, a Fairfield, Conn., cartoonist working to modernize Superman comics. Also, Superman's archenemy, Lex Luthor, will be a wealthy businessman instead of a mad scientist.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2001
I can't believe that Superman is losing his red cape ("Undressed for Success?," by Geoff Boucher, Aug. 28). His costume and patriotic, morally straight attitude is not only readily recognized in the U.S. but also worldwide. The U.S. military used a special Superman comic to spread the word to the children of Bosnia about the dangers of land mines and unexploded ordnance. It was translated into the several languages of the area and was very well received by all sides. Superman is probably the only comic book hero to actually have saved lives in the real world.
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