September 2, 2011 |
With his film finance and production company short on box-office successes over the last few years, New Regency Productions founder Arnon Milchan is replacing his leadership team. Milchan, whose company has been partnered with 20th Century Fox since 1998, will assume a more hands-on role overseeing operations as its chairman. Co-Chairmen Bob Harper and Hutch Parker, who have jointly run the film and television outfit since 2008, will be leaving. Milchan is close to hiring former Paramount Pictures production President Brad Weston as president and chief executive of the company, in which 20th Century Fox parent News Corp.
February 4, 2011 |
Watching the warmly nostalgic "Troubadours" is like going to a reunion of old friends. You're so happy to see them again that you are willing to forgive whatever lapses and flaws there are in the experience. The old friends in "Troubadours" are the singer-songwriters who flourished roughly between 1968 and 1975, people like Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson and Bonnie Raitt. It was a time when, says Carole King, "there was a hunger for the intimacy, the personal thing we all did," a moment when, says James Taylor, "the authenticity of telling your own story" mattered a great deal.
November 12, 2010 |
The Premise Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) is worried that his slowing movements mean he may have inherited his recently deceased father's Parkinson's disease. In this episode, Paul's new 16-year-old gay patient, Jesse (Dane DeHaan), has been contacted by his birth mother and wonders if she may hold some genetic clues to his erratic behavior. He pushes people away, is prone to impulsive behavior (he wonders if this is a symptom of Tourette syndrome), has frequent bouts of unprovoked rage and is sexually promiscuous.
October 25, 2010 |
Happiness is overrated. At least, that's what Gabriel Byrne believes. "There's too much pressure to be happy in this culture," insists the Irish star of HBO's therapy drama "In Treatment. " "We're constantly told that happiness is so accessible, but life isn't like that. Life is a gradual process of acceptance. Once you understand that, you can find some measure of contentment. " As he lounges on an old sofa at HBO headquarters in New York ? the kind of couch that Freud could've read a lot into ?
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September 2, 2010 |
A former Orange County high school football star was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison this week for killing a Newport Beach liquor store owner while shoplifting an adult magazine. Weston Scott Kruger, 31, was sentenced Tuesday for the 2007 killing of Hao "Tony" Huynh, the longtime proprietor of Sportsman's Liquor Store on Newport Boulevard. A jury found Kruger guilty of first-degree murder in May. "We'll never see him out of prison," Kruger's maternal grandmother said before the sentencing.
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July 10, 2010 |
Benny Powell, a veteran jazz trombonist who played with Count Basie from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, taking a solo turn in the band's 1955 recording of "April in Paris," has died. He was 80. Powell died June 26 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City after undergoing back surgery, said publicist Devra Hall Levy. The cause has not been determined. A native of New Orleans, Powell had a varied career that ranged from Lionel Hampton's big band in the late 1940s to modern jazz with pianist Randy Weston and his African Rhythms ensemble for the last quarter-century.