Archive for August 1st, 2008

Shia LaBeouf Update…

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Shia LaBeouf’s hand ‘crushed’ in accident

Lawyers say the actor still runs risk of complications and infection
The Associated Press
Aug. 1, 2008

LOS ANGELES – Shia LaBeouf’s hand was “crushed” in the wreck that flipped his truck last weekend, and he still runs the risk of infection and other complications after a four-hour surgery, his lawyer said Friday.


The 22-year-old actor was injured in a late-night crash last Sunday in West Hollywood that authorities have since said was the fault of the other driver. The statement from lawyer Michael Norris said the driver may have been speeding and not paying attention.


LaBeouf was hospitalized and cited for drunken driving in the wreck, the impact of which flipped his truck after he tried to make a left turn around 3 a.m.    (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)


Cinecon 44…

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Cinecon 44 In Hollywood




By Bob Birchard,
Society for Cinephiles/Cinecon


The Society for Cinephiles will present the 44th annual Cinecon classic film festival and memorabilia show in Hollywood over Labor Day weekend, August 28 through September 1, 2008. Cinecon is the oldest and the grandest of the movie related fan festivals, and Cinecon 44 promises to offer an outstanding five day program of unusual films, exciting celebrity guests and one of the best movie memorabilia marts in the nation. Special guests will be announced as confirmed. We also want to call attention to the dealers’ rooms where collectors will find one of the best movie memorabilia marts in the country.
This year’s host hotel will again be the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel located at 1755 North Highland Avenue next to the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex. As in recent years all film screenings will be held in the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the restored Grauman’s Egyptian on Hollywood Boulevard.
We also want to encourage you to take advantage of our pre-event discount rate. Individually, festival registration , required cinephiles membership, and a banquet ticket would add up to $185.00. When you pre-register and book the whole package before Cinecon– registration, membership and banquet–the rate is $150.00–a savings of $35.
The discount applies only to registrations received or postmarked on or before August 15, 2008.
If you love movies, Cinecon 44 is the place to be over Labor Day weekend. See you here!

And as always, you can also reach us by mail for further information at: Cinecon 44, 3727 W. Magnolia Blvd.#760 Burbank CA 91505. Or by email at



 For more information, please go to the CINECON website





Mariah Carey in Hollywood…

Friday, August 1st, 2008

 Mariah Carey gets efficient on Hollywood Boulevard




Los Angeles Times
August 1, 2008


Mariah Carey may now largely avoid the daring vocal acrobatics that marked the beginning of what would become one of the most successful music careers of the last two decades. Hitting the high notes, therefore, wasn’t much of a concern Thursday night in Hollywood. Instead, the singer faced other challenges.


Chief among them: Can one of the most recognizable divas in the world emerge from what looked to be a giant plastic mascara box — one that’s placed upon a stage in the middle of a shopping mall — with grace? And do so while ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! is coming back from a commercial break?


But Carey’s every stride comes equipped with a happy elegance that would shame beauty pageants the world over. Indeed, while she was performing a free five-song mini-set at Hollywood & Highland’s outdoor mall, which was taped for ABC’s late-night show, Carey might as well have been on a moving parade float, as nary a verse or a chorus was sung without a wave, a nod or a wink to a fan. (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)


Charles Durning Gets Star…

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Charles Durning gets Hollywood star



LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — From World War II hero to dancer and award-winning actor, Charles Durning has lived a storied life. The 85-year-old added to that resume Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to one for his idol, James Cagney.


“Cagney was my favorite actor and favorite person,” Durning told The Associated Press after the ceremony unveiling the Walk of Fame’s 2,366th star. “I met him once and he was very kind to me. I never got a chance to tell him what I thought, that he was my hero.”


Durning’s more than 100 movie credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Tootsie, Dog Day Afternoon, To Be or Not To Be, The Sting and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)