September 26, 2013 |
Jackson Rathbone, who plays a vampire in the “Twilight” movie series, has bought a home in Studio City for $1.2 million, The Times has confirmed. The seller was electronic music pioneer Erez Eisen, who bought another house for $820,000. Set in the Colfax Meadows area, the ranch-style home Rathbone bought includes a recently built professional-grade recording studio with a voice booth. The 2,500-square-foot home, built in 1938, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There's a lagoon-style swimming pool with a tropical vibe, according to Trulia , which also reported that Rathbone recently sold a Hollywood Hills home for $1.75 million.
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 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.
November 18, 2010 |
Teen retailer Hot Topic Inc., struggling with weak sales and earnings, is cutting staff and closing 40 to 50 stores by early next year. The City of Industry chain, which operates 680 Hot Topic stores and 155 Torrid stores for plus-sized teen girls, said it would cut about 14% of management positions as part of "a cost reduction plan to meet the challenges of the current environment. " The company plans to shutter 15 Hot Topic locations and two Torrid stores in next two months, with the rest to follow next year, Chief Financial Officer Jim McGinty said in a conference call.
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 7, 2013 |
"Ender's Game" may not be the best-executed adaptation in the history of moviedom. But it's based on a major bestseller and a longtime fan favorite, so by all rights it should have made a boatload of money instead of eking out $28 million on its first weekend and going quietly into that dystopian night. It's hardly alone, of course. Why the young-adult boom has gone bust has been a hot topic in development circles in recent weeks. There are rarely the kind of feeding frenzies in Hollywood of the kind that followed the first "Harry Potter" movies (and, to a somewhat lesser extent, the first “Twilight” movie)
November 29, 2011 |
Lions Gate Entertainment and Summit Entertainment are back in merger talks that would combine two of Hollywood's largest independent studios, according to people with knowledge of the negotiations who are not authorized to speak publicly. Should a deal be consummated, it would bring together one of the movie industry's most successful young adult franchises, Summit's "Twilight," with one of the most highly anticipated new series, "The Hunger Games," from Lions Gate. The two companies, headquartered around the block from each other in Santa Monica, have held on-and-off merger talks since late 2008 but were unable to resolve key issues of price and management control.