March 14, 2013 |
And so there will be a "Veronica Mars" movie, because on Wednesday some 30,000 fans (and counting) pledged $2 million (and counting) via Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding website, to make it so. I very much liked the show, which was created by Rob Thomas ("Party Down") and starred Kristen Bell as a teenage girl detective in fictional, coastal Neptune, Calif. (It was canceled in 2007 after two seasons on UPN and one on the CW, into which UPN had been folded.) But affection aside, it was quite thrilling to watch the money, or the promises of money, pour in: At one point Wednesday afternoon, by my monitoring of the online tote board, the project was raising $1,000 every 20 seconds.
March 13, 2013 |
Fans of the teen mystery series "Veronica Mars" have been clamoring for a movie ever since the show was canceled in 2007. Now they may finally get their wish, but it's going to cost them. Star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas have paired up to launch a Kickstarter campaign and hope to raise $2 million by April 13. If their goal is reached, and it appears there are enough fans willing to fork over money for a product they haven't yet seen, Thomas and Bell say Warner Bros. has agreed to fund production of the film version.
December 10, 2012 |
The theatrical telling of the back story of "Deep Throat" is on its way to Los Angeles. Delving into the tale of the most famous adult film ever made, "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal" is set to open Jan. 31 at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, with previews beginning Jan. 24. The play, written by David Bertolino, will feature porn veterans Veronica Hart and Herschel Savage as part of the ensemble cast, and Ron Jeremy as one of the guest stars....
May 6, 2012 |
Insurgent A Novel Veronica Roth Katherine Tegen Books, 544 pp.: $17.99, for readers age 14 and up There's no questioning the impact of "The Hunger Games. " Its success has given birth to an explosion of dystopian young adult literature that invariably unfolds in some environmentally compromised, governmentally bizarre future version of the United States. The more successful books in the genre rearrange society in ways that are unfamiliar and inventively oppressive, creating a perfect petri dish for young heroines to rise up against their circumstances in ways that not only reveal their inner strengths but lead to romance.
April 10, 2012 |
Actor Dan Cortese and his wife, DeeDee, have sold their house in Malibu for $2.6 million. The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1997, is in a gated community on more than three-quarters of an acre. The 6,322-square-foot house has a sweeping staircase entry, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The actor, 44, starred in the TV series "Rock Me, Baby" (2003-04) and "Veronica's Closet" (1997-2000) and appeared in the 1995 season of "Melrose Place. " He hosted "Money Hungry" (2010)
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June 6, 2011 |
In Los Angeles, not all murder investigations are created equal. Sometimes a killing shocks our collective conscience so much that the media swarm and politicians line up for press conferences and the police assign dozens of officers to the case until it's solved. The 1993 killing of Veronica Ultreras, 22, and her 3-year-old daughter Cynthia in their Highland Park home was not one of those crimes. Media attention was fleeting, and the police investigation yielded no suspects.