June 17, 2013 |
Leonardo DiCaprio couldn't quite give up the lavish lifestyle of Jay Gatsby. In the newly released trailer for "The Wolf of Wall Street," we see similar themes in the stories, though "Wolf" is set in the 1990s, about 70 years after the Roaring '20s world of "Gatsby. " The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, follows Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), a fast-talking money-hungry 26-year-old financier, who boldly says in the trailer, "The year I turned 26, I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.
June 13, 2013 |
SGN, the social gaming company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has acquired Carlsbad-based game developer Mob Science, the shop behind “Legends: Rise of a Hero,” the company said Thursday. The deal will add Mob Science's 11 employees to SGN's current 80-person staff, along with its portfolio of games, and increase its user base to 350 million from 300 million. Financial terms were not disclosed. SGN, headquartered in Los Angeles, has been bolstering its staff as competitor Zynga downsizes.
June 5, 2013 |
The hit series "Teen Wolf" is a top-ranked cable show among young viewers. It also ranks at the top of the list when it comes to receiving California film tax breaks. On Tuesday, the MTV series was approved for an estimated $11-million tax credit for its fourth season -- by far the highest among 31 projects that won a piece of the $100 million the state awards annually to film and TV projects, state records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times show. TV shows are eligible to receive a tax credit equivalent to 20% of qualified production costs.
May 22, 2013 |
They say there are no atheists in foxholes. But apparently, they do exist in the middle of category EF-5 tornadoes. That's what CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer learned during a recent interview with survivors of the destructive Oklahoma tornado on Tuesday. In a clip making the rounds online, Blitzer stands in front of tornado wreckage in Moore, Okla., and asks survivor Rebecca Vitsmun, holding her 19-month-old son, "Do you thank the Lord?" for her survival from the storm. After an awkward pause, Vitsmun replies, "I'm actually an atheist.
May 21, 2013 |
On NBC's "Grimm," Silas Weir Mitchell plays what is essentially the big bad wolf - albeit one who would much rather restore grandfather clocks than eat grandmothers. Mitchell, who may be known to viewers from popular stints on "Prison Break," "My Name is Earl" and "Burn Notice," admits that being on the "ground floor" of a series has made him, and the other cast and crew members, more connected to "Grimm" than other work he's done. "It's not just some fantasy show. It's a show that looks at the real world that we live in through a different lens," says Mitchell.
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May 17, 2013 |
A West Los Angeles man faces up to nine years in prison after police say they found him with drugs, a gun and a pipe bomb in his car. Robert Cold Wilson was charged Thursday with seven criminal counts: possession of a destructive device on a public street, possession of a destructive device at a private habitat, possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device, possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, having a concealed firearm...
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May 16, 2013 |
A West L.A. man who police said had 17 pipe bombs in his home is a “lone wolf” who had a fascination with explosives, police said. Police searched the home of Robert Wilson, 29, Wednesday after officials said they found him driving with drugs, a gun and a pipe bomb the previous night in Marina del Rey. Wilson was arrested Tuesday after police pulled him over for a traffic violation about 10:30 p.m. After a search of the vehicle, which...
May 15, 2013 |
TBS and TNT unveiled their new programming slates Wednesday in New York City, showcasing new series from Michael Bay, the Rock, Dick Wolf and CeeLo Green, as well as new late-night talent Pete Holmes. At TNT, new offerings include “The Last Ship,” an action series from executive producer Bay about the crew of a naval destroyer set in the aftermath a global pandemic, set to premiere in 2014. “Lost Angels,” a 1940s film noir from “The Walking Dead” creator Frank Darabont, will debut later this year.
April 26, 2013 |
If late bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev attacked the Boston Marathon with an aim to draw attention to Muslim suffering in Chechnya, his ancestral homeland, he succeeded. Or if, as alleged by some who knew him, he was angered by U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, those grievances have been widely aired, analyzed and discussed in every facet. Tsarnaev's name and that of his younger brother, Dzhokhar, have dominated headlines for more than a week, elevating the young men and whatever political motives they might have had to worldwide notoriety.
April 16, 2013 |
The number of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountain region declined about 7% last year, the first significant population drop in the region since wolves were reintroduced in 1995. The decrease follows the removal of federal endangered species protections and the approval of wolf hunts in several Western states. “There's no surprise” in the numbers, said Mike Jimenez, wolf management and science coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “The states are very carefully bringing the population down.” At the end of 2012, federal and state biologists counted 1,674 gray wolves in what is known as the northern Rocky Mountain distinct population segment, according to an annual report released Friday by the wildlife service.