Hollywood Highlights

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pink to perform at the Oscars 2014

Pink has been added to the roster of performers for the 86th Academy Awards ceremony set for a week from this Sunday. This Oscars broadcast is apparently putting a heavy emphasis on entertainment with Bette Midler, U2, and Pharrell Williams already signed on to appear. “We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first […]
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Web Buzz: Wednesday February 19, 2014

Social media giant, Facebook, just announced an amazing deal. It’s buying popular messaging mobile startup, WhatsApp, for $16-19 billion. Yes, that’s billion with a “b.”  More on this huge Internet purchase and the two WhatsApp owners who are now billionaires on Forbes. Jada Pinkett Smith has snagged a major part in the new Fox drama, “Gotham.” Smith will play tough […]
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

“The Lego Movie” and Kevin Hart burning up box office

The final box office numbers came out today for the long Presidents Day weekend, and “The Lego Movie” won by a landside. The computer animated flick earned $62.4 million over the four-day weekend. It’s the number one movie in the U.S. for the second straight week. The total domestic take for this family comedy, based on a line of construction […]
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Web Buzz: Tuesday February 18, 2014

A ton of chatter about the premiere of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Monday night rating reportedly show 11.3 million viewers stayed up for the midnight broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. I watched and was disappointed. I’ve seen Fallon on “Late Night” and thought he was a pretty good host. Hipper and more into the pop culture scene than […]
Friday, February 14, 2014

Web Buzz: Friday February 14, 2014

   What do bananas have to do with Valentine’s Day? They are on a short list of little known aphrodisiacs along with honey, almonds, watermelon and sushi, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish. Instead of telling your guy to eat his Wheaties, this article suggests asparagus. Interesting. Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing the father on TV […]
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Web Buzz: Wednesday February 12, 2014

Another Hollywood star has passed away. Sid Caesar died today in his Beverly Hills home. TV talk show host/long time friend, Larry King, broke the sad news on KNX 1070 radio today. King called Caesar a “giant of comedy” for making  his mark back in the 50s on such TV hits as “Your Show Of Shows,” “Caesar’s Hour,” and “The Sid […]
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Black (1928 – 2014)

Shirley Temple Black, the precocious and extremely talented tap-dancing child star of the Depression years who later became a diplomat under several U.S. presidents, has died. Black reportedly passed away at her home up north in Woodside last night. Photos and more here. Nice obits; New York Times and Los Angeles Times.  Also, here’s a brief report, on the home page, […]
Monday, February 10, 2014

Web Buzz: Interesting reads

“The Lego Movie” is the number one film in the country, after earning an estimated $69 million at the domestic box office. The animated  film got made on a $60 million budget. George Clooney’s new film, “The Monuments Men” opened in second with around $22.7 million. More on the box office here. Aaron Sorkin talks about Philip Seymour Hoffman — how […]
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman: (1967 – 2014)

Celebrities joined family and friends for a private funeral service in New York yesterday for acclaimed actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor was found dead in his West Village apartment last Sunday, February 2. Media reports say Hoffman was discovered on the bathroom floor, with a needle in his arm. An autopsy was “inconclusive,” so the medical examiner says they […]