August 30, 2013 |
Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the "Twilight" films and the "Nurse Jackie" television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth , have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady . The Paul Williams-designed traditional house, built in 1937, has a long Hollywood history. It was once the home of country singer and actor Tex Ritter and the childhood home of his son, the late actor John Ritter . Enlarged since Williams' day and renovated, the house has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 8,416 square feet of living space.
July 26, 2012 |
EXCLUSIVE: When "The Hunger Games"hit big in the spring, many blogs were quick to point out the movie's similarities to "Battle Royale," a 2000 Japanese hit about teenagers in a totalitarian state fighting for survival in a government-imposed competition. Now a long-stalled U.S. remake of "Battle Royale" could be restarted -- as a TV series. In the last few weeks, the CW has had talks with the project's Hollywood representatives about the possibility of turning the property into an English-language show, said a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak about it publicly.
July 29, 1986
The judge in the "Twilight Zone" movie manslaughter trial has rejected a defense motion to restrain Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Gilbert I. Garcetti from further public comment on the case. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger Boren explained in court that a gag order against Garcetti, sought by Harland Braun, defense counsel for associate producer George Folsey Jr., would be "totally counterproductive." Braun's motion resulted from recent public statements by Garcetti in support of Deputy Dist.
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December 5, 1986
A hair stylist on the "Twilight Zone" movie set testified Thursday that she overheard director John Landis gruffly tell a script supervisor "to shut up" when the supervisor told him that a filming sequence appeared too dangerous to shoot.
November 20, 2009 |
Edward and Bella are set to take the second-biggest bite of the year out of the box office. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" will probably sell about $90 million worth of tickets this weekend in the U.S. and Canada and could exceed $100 million, according to surveys of potential filmgoers, making it the second-largest debut of the year behind "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," which collected $109 million its first weekend. The first "Twilight" movie opened to $69.6 million on the same weekend last year.
November 12, 2012 |
It's all come down to this: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" world-premiere arrivals in a live stream starting at 4:30 p.m. PST. The fifth and final "Twilight" movie's launch, in downtown L.A. where Twi-hards have once again been camping for days, will feature Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson together again in public, with Taylor Lautner and the rest of the gang also in the spotlight for the last time as a cast. It'll be the last time fans gather as one for a "Twilight" premiere as well.
October 15, 1989 |
Rock 'n' roll is in the hot seat again. Call it media hype or justifiable outrage, but an acrimonious debate is raging over whether hard-rock heavyweights Guns N' Roses--as well as rap idols Public Enemy and speed-metal kings Slayer--are promoting bigotry and hatred. Guns N' Roses has been under fire for a host of inflammatory lyrics in its song "One in a Million," which uses derogatory epithets to describe blacks and gays.
November 18, 2011 |
It breaks my heart to tell you that "Breaking Dawn" is broken. The movie that's carved out of the first half of the last book of Stephenie Meyer's vampires-in-love series, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, is weighted down by more than its title, to say nothing of the expectations. For the record, it's called "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1," as if 5 billion insanely attentive Twihards wouldn't be able to find it. Maybe the studio suits have begun to believe the franchise, like the classy Cullen clan, is immortal, that almost nothing can kill it. They'd better hope that last bit is true, because "Breaking Dawn" kinda sucks, in the metaphoric rather than the vampiric sense.