April 26, 2013 |
Aasif Mandvi knows how to get a laugh. Throughout his seven years (and counting) as a correspondent on TV's "The Daily Show," he has skewered politicians, celebrities and the media with a combination of incisive cultural commentary and goofball antics. Boasting mock expertise in a wide variety of fields, Mandvi has posed as the show's Middle Eastern affairs correspondent, senior financial analyst, Baghdad bureau chief, senior medical correspondent and whatever else the day's humor calls for. The big-screen comedy "The Internship" features him in a less familiar role: the straight man. FULL COVERAGE: Summer sneaks The film, opening June 7, reunites "Wedding Crashers" stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as a pair of fast-talking but outmoded salesmen who finagle internships at Google in the hopes of reinvigorating their foundering careers.
April 26, 2013 |
Vince Vaughn has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors - La Cañada Flintridge. And while it may not have the celebrity cachet of Hollywood Hills, he can count actress Angela Bassett and a host of entertainment industry types among his neighbors. Plus, the schools are good. Still, it's a far cry from the three-level penthouse he had listed atop Chicago's Palmolive Building at $16.8 million until recently. His new Colonial-style home sits on three-quarters of an acre with a swimming pool and a sports court.
April 3, 2013 |
A slightly less heralded Laker nudged his way into the spotlight Tuesday night alongside Shaquille O'Neal , Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson . His name is Earl Clark , and his fame in NBA circles is burgeoning. "You saw the game," veteran Dallas guard Vince Carter said after Clark helped the Lakers emerge with a 101-81 victory over the Mavericks at Staples Center. "He did everything. He was as big as their stars. " Clark had 17 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high five blocks, the forward reappearing in a big way after a string of mostly forgettable performances since his midseason breakthrough.
February 13, 2013 |
Ronnie Peoples, a former financial advisor for former NFL quarterback Vince Young, said Young took out a seven-figure loan during the 2011 lockout in part because Young wanted to throw a $300,000 birthday party for himself. Peoples made the statement during a deposition for a case in which Young is challenging a $1.7-million judgment against him by Pro Player Funding LLC, a lender that specializes in lending to pro athletes. Young had borrowed $1.9 million at 20% interest from them in May 2011.
February 13, 2013 |
The comedy duo of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson bantered with fans and unveiled the trailer for their upcoming film, "The Internship," via an interactive video chat Wednesday. The event was streamed as a Google+ Hangout - a tidy bit of synergy given that the film revolves around two old-school salesmen, played by Vaughn and Wilson, who talk their way into coveted internships at Google in an attempt to restart their flagging careers. The Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet search giant does not have a financial stake in the 20th Century Fox movie, but did give the film crew access to its campus in September and also consulted on creating a Google-like set. During the hangout , which was hosted by talk show host Conan O'Brien, Vaughn and Wilson took questions from fans and displayed their trademark brands of humor.
November 24, 2012 |
It's here. The holiday season. And with it, an ever-creeping onslaught of music stuffed with enough synthetic cheer to weave a polyester overcoat for Dodger Stadium. Hearing such tidings of great joy seems innocent enough, but repeated exposure could very well cause outbreaks of seasonal affective disorder on sunny days. But for all the bland and often cynically motivated holiday music produced each year (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, anyone?) there's one constant beacon within the genre that can soften the hardest heart.
September 21, 2012 |
Google Inc. employees were a bit star struck this week as Hollywood descended on the company's Mountain View, Calif., campus to film scenes for the 20 th Century Fox comedy “The Internship,” starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. The Internet search giant gave the film crew access to its campus this week and even consulted on creating a Googley office at Georgia Tech, where the film is being shot. Apparently Google has decided the film could generate some positive publicity - with consumers and with Hollywood, where relations can be famously strained.
September 19, 2012 |
In six years, Vince Young has apparently gone from football star to unemployed and financially struggling. It's a big fall for a player who signed a rookie contract worth about $26 million in guaranteed money in 2006 after he was selected as the third overall pick by Tennessee. "I would just say that Vince needs a job," Young's attorney Trey Dolezal told the Associated Press. Young was cut by the Buffalo Bills, his third NFL team, in August. Young's attorneys claim that his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, mismanaged his money, forged his signature and impersonated him in emails and phone calls.
September 3, 2012 |
One thing you can say about Sunday night's season finale to "Breaking Bad. " That was different. Read no further if you don't want to know what happened in the fleeting seconds of "Gliding Over All. " Or rather, what didn't happen. No one got half their face blown off. No planes exploded in mid-air. No one choked on vomit and no one stood by letting young love die. In short, for once, the waning moments of a "Breaking Bad" season finale did not add to the show's body count.
September 1, 2012 |
Most Hollywood creative types won't openly judge their characters. Judgment, the reasoning goes, corrupts honest, organic storytelling and alienates the modern audience, which sniffs out the invariably distorted and preachy tale. Tell that to Vince Gilligan, the creator and executive producer of "Breaking Bad," who believes his main character, high school chemistry teacher turned meth dealer Walter White, should go straight to hell. That is, if there is one. "I've got to believe there's a hell because I can't stand the thought of Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot and Idi Amin, you pick your poison, dying in some bed with satin sheets in Saudi Arabia," Gilligan said over a recent late lunch at his Burbank offices.