Archive for the ‘Entertainment News’ Category

Los Angeles lights up City Hall with Bat-Signal

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The “Bat-signal” is projected onto Los Angeles City Hall in a tribute to the late actor Adam West who played the caped crusader in the 1960s TV series

 

Daily Mail

A giant Bat-signal lit up the side of City Hall in Los Angeles Thursday night to honor Batman actor Adam West, who played the superhero role in the 1960s television series. He died on Friday at age 88 following a battle with leukemia.

The caped crusader helped protect the fictional Gotham City in a franchise that began as a DC Comics strip before also moving to television and film. When Gotham’s authorities needed Batman’s help, they projected a light beam with his logo into the sky. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck led Thursday’s tribute. Hundreds of fans thronged the ceremony, many dressed up in costumes from the television series and films.

Clark Gable’s Grandson Stabbed

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Clark Gable’s grandson stabbed

 

Clark Gable

 (TMZ)

 

UPI
Sept. 8, 2009

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Clark Gable III (above), the grandson and namesake of the late Hollywood screen star, was stabbed in the rib cage during a fight at a party in Calabasas, Calif.
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TMZ reported Tuesday Gable was hospitalized for a week and treated for a lung injury sustained in the brawl last month. His age, occupation and release date from the hospital were not mentioned in the report.

 

One suspect has been arrested and police are looking for a second in connection with stabbing, the entertainment news Web site said.

 

The fight reportedly involved several party guests and started after Gable allegedly insulted someone.

 

His grandfather starred in film classics such as “It Happened One Night,” “Gone with the Wind” and “The Misfits.” He died of a heart attack in 1960 at the age of 59.

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The Directors and the Closet

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Todd Holland, Don Roos, gay actors, and the closet

 

Todd Holland

 

Blogger and entertainment writer, Andre Soares of the Alternative Film Guide, writes about the recent Outfest statements by directors Todd Holland and Don Roos, on whether gay actors should stay “in the closet.” A brief snippet is included here. To read the entire article, please click on the link below.

 

“First, openly gay film director Todd Holland (right) is accused of telling non-100% hetero performers to keep their sexuality hidden in the closet. Several days later, another openly gay film director, Don Roos, was reportedly even more blatant about the idea of keeping actors hanging in the closet. Adding insult to injury, those statements were made at a film festival named Outfest, Los Angeles’ annual gay & lesbian cinema smorgasbord.”

 

Click here to continue reading the article at the Alternative Film Guide

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Prop Shop Calls it a Wrap

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Dress the Set With Tears: It’s a Wrap

 

Prop shop

 

By Brooks Barnes
New York Times

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The rattan sofa from “The Golden Girls” awaits its next role from a shelf deep inside the 20th Century Props warehouse here. Nearby is the futuristic shower Tom Cruise used in “Minority Report” and an armchair that starred with Marilyn Monroe in multiple films. Overhead: Art Deco chandeliers from “The Aviator.”

 

On Tuesday, Harvey Schwartz stood amid it all, in tears, wondering how his prop shop, which offers a vast inventory of items to be used in film and television productions, became the latest victim of a rapidly changing Hollywood.

 

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Glenn Close Wants an Oscar…

Friday, February 27th, 2009

 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

 Glenn Close: ‘I still want an Oscar’

 

Glenn Close

  

When Hollywood wants a bitch, they call Glenn Close, 62, thanks to films such as Fatal Attraction. She has won numerous awards but never an Oscar despite five nominations.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for me)

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Warner Bros. Layoffs…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Warner Bros. to cut 800 jobs

 

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By Claudia Eller
Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2009

 

Warner Bros. Entertainment is eliminating 800 jobs, or about 10% of its global workforce, becoming the latest media company to take drastic cost-cutting measures amid a deepening recession.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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