December 24, 2001
* J. Roger Hirl will step down as president and chief executive of Occident Chemical Corp. Dec. 31. Hirl, who led the company for 10 years, will continue as an executive vice president of parent company Occidental Petroleum Corp. of Los Angeles until his retirement, scheduled for June 30, 2003. * Alan Bergman has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, Walt Disney Studios. Formerly vice president in charge of operations planning at parent company Walt Disney Co.
July 14, 2002 |
At first he was simply Big TV Man. He lived in the tower across the street, 10th floor. Come nightfall, his 9-foot living-room wall would be swallowed by massive, flickering blue images. My dinner guests would stop their conversation midsentence and just stare across the divide into his picture window, mesmerized. The women wondered if Big TV Man was rich. The guys cracked jokes to mask feelings of inadequacy.
January 19, 2003 |
Orna Zadeh doesn't have Hollywood's most glamorous job. Much of her day at MGM is spent surfing the Internet and working the phones, tracking obscure Web sites. Don't fret if you've never heard of Neil Moon's little-known Oscar prediction site, posted from Warwickshire, England. Zadeh has. She can tell you exactly what Moon thinks of every one of MGM and United Artists' top Oscar contenders -- and she has a four-page spreadsheet to prove it.
September 5, 2013 |
Matt Bomer has not been cast in the on-screen adaptation of the erotic novel "50 Shades of Grey"; however, he's still showing his support for the project and its recently announced cast despite fan ire regarding the casting decisions. Author E.L. James, who originally wrote the trilogy as a "Twilight" fan-fiction series, announced over Labor Day weekend that "Ben & Kate" actress Dakota Johnson, 23, and "Sons of Anarchy's" Charlie Hunnam, 33, would play the lead roles of college grad Anastasia Steele and her B&D-obsessed lover Christian Grey.
November 12, 2013 |
Lady Gaga addressed a few of her famous feuds on "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday amid the release of her latest album "Artpop. " Her latest tiff with "Fashion Police" host Kelly Osbourne doesn't bother her and she said she was "not personally affected" by it. As for her long-running feud with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Mother Monster seemed exasperated by the whole thing. "All the feuds usually that people write about, they're very one-sided. It's me over here and somebody's feuding with themselves about me," the "Applause" singer said at the 23-minute mark during her interview.
December 7, 2013 |
The haters are alive with "The Sound of Music Live!" -- and NBC's live-musical star Carrie Underwood is quickly learning that there's no way to stop them. The former "American Idol" winner, who played governess and would-be nun Maria Von Trapp, was the first to be dropped from several people's favorite things list because of her novice acting chops. "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus," Underwood tweeted Friday, a day after the live special. "They will be in my prayers tonight ... 1 Peter 2:1-25.