August 28, 2005 |
THERE may come a time when Robert Downey Jr. can have a conversation about something other than his "comeback," but this isn't it. "Such a good actor," people have been saying for years, using a tone of wistful regret normally reserved for a fat girl with a pretty face. Now, watching as Downey nimbly carries the odd and shifting weight of Shane Black's upcoming comic-noir-thriller-romance, "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," it is tempting to heave a sigh of relief and say, "He's back."
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June 22, 1999
* James D. Brubaker has joined Shady Acres, a Universal Pictures production company headed by Tom Shadyac, said the Universal City-based company. Brubaker and Shadyac previously collaborated on the films "Liar Liar" and "The Nutty Professor." Brubaker most recently was executive producer on "Life" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, which co-starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. * Susan Levin has been named vice president of production at Warner Bros.
December 20, 2010 |
Caution: Reading these cookbooks may be hazardous to your health. That's what the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine suggests in releasing its list of the five worst cookbooks of 2010. "They use some of the worst possible ingredients in terms of nutritional profiles," Susan Levin, nutrition education director for the nonprofit organization, says in a Hartford Courant story. "They're using lots of heavy cream and butter and going all out in terms of fat and calories. " Gordon Ramsay’s "World Kitchen" tops the list.
July 24, 2008
Re "Low-fat diet not tops for weight loss," July 17 As a dietitian, I'm concerned that the public is once again being misled about the safety and effectiveness of the Atkins diet. The recent weight-loss study, which was funded in part by the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation, compared a low-carbohydrate diet to a low-fat diet containing 30% of calories from fat. But a truly low-fat diet would contain less than 10% of calories from fat. Study participants on the so-called low-fat diet reduced their total fat intake by only 1.4% -- hardly enough to make a difference.
October 19, 2010
Obesity affects many aspects of our society, and the military is no exception. But the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has a solution to slimming down potential recruits: promote vegetarianism. The committee recently wrote a letter to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offering free copies of its "Vegetarian Starter Kit. " The group supports "compassionate and effective medical practice, research and health promotion," according to its website, and is against animal research and testing.
June 16, 1995
Joel Simon has been named president of Quincy Jones David Salzman Entertainment's motion pictures division. QDE, a joint venture with Time Warner Entertainment, is in TV production, publishing, interactive and station ownership. Simon was with Todman-Simon Productions, which produced such films as "Married to the Mob" and "Hard to Kill." At QDE, he will oversee a film slate that includes "Spy vs. Spy." * HOB Entertainment Inc.