September 10, 2010 |
Slick entertainment is rarely as, yes, slickly entertaining as it is in "Heartbreaker," a French romantic farce that is commercial cinema at its most successful. Given that Hollywood has all but forgotten how to turn out adult amusements of this type, it's especially welcome. A major box office hit in France, "Heartbreaker" took a certain risk in featuring two major dramatic stars, Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis, who'd never done romantic comedy before. You'd never know that from what's on screen, however, as both performers throw themselves into the parts with enthusiasm and panache.
November 23, 2012 |
While making the 1997 movie "Los Locos," Jean-Marc Vallée was befriended by a Down syndrome actor who was an extra in the production. "I had a special relationship with him," the French-Canadian director ("The Young Victoria") recalled. "Every time on the set he was coming to me. I was like his hero. He was very welcoming every day. I had a very nice connection. " Actor-turned-filmmaker Travis Fine was a regular on the ABC 1989-92 western series "The Young Riders," when he met Chris Burke, the Down syndrome star of the acclaimed drama "Life Goes On," which was also on the network at the time.
June 22, 2012 |
James Marsden is reportedly going to be a dad for the third time. But this time he might have some baby mama drama. The "X-Men" actor and "30 Rock" guest star is expecting the child with model Rose Costa, 24, whom he dated briefly after his divorce from Lisa Linde last October, according to E! News. Costa is said to be four months pregnant. The actor's reps have not confirmed or denied anything yet. She and Marsden met last year when she moved to New York to pursue modeling.
November 19, 1999 |
The grand and storied Canfield-Moreno estate in Silver Lake proved the perfect setting for the Wednesday night post-premiere party of director Tim Burton's spooky fairy tale "Sleepy Hollow." The 4 1/2-acre hilltop estate, now called the Paramour, was built in 1923 by Charles Canfield as a wedding present to his daughter Daisy and silent film star Antonio Moreno. Daisy died in a car wreck in 1933 and the house was turned into a school for girls run by Franciscan nuns.
January 6, 2012
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Van Halen played a private show for journalists and music industry insiders at a tiny club in Greenwich Village Thursday night. ( Wall Street Journal ) Will.i.am is becoming a car maker? ( Wall Street Journal ) Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Robin Williams and Vinnie Jones star in the new trailer for... the Oscars ( Los Angeles Times ) Doctors say Nick Cannon is likely suffering from acute kidney failure, a "silent" disease.