Hollywood Highlights

Monday, June 20, 2011

Entertainment Bits

“Jackass” star killed in car accident  Actor Ryan Dunn was reportedly killed in a horrible car accident early this morning. The 34-year-old star of the  R-rated “Jackass”  movie comedy series apparently died when his Porsche crashed and exploded into flames in Pennsylvania. The Wrap has more on the  tragedy. “Dilbert” creator in hot water over blog post The  Internet is buzzing over the […]
Friday, May 27, 2011

“The Hangover 2” has record breaking Thursday at box office

“The Hangover Part II” is off to a fast start at the Memorial Day weekend Box Office. The R-rated comedy opened with a huge $31.6 million yesterday. That’s the highest grossing day ever for a live-action comedy, according to Box Office Mojo.  And the long holiday weekend is just beginning. The sequel to the 2009 hit, “The Hangover,” is written by […]
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Movie studio executive-turned-author gives advice to script writers

Columbia Pictures Vice-President, DeVon Franklin, leads a double life and he’s proud of it. Franklin is a devote Christian and a minister as well as studio executive.  Franklin has incorporated his faith into a business model, which he talks about in his new book “Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Compromising Your True Self.” Franklin is the executive who brought […]
Sunday, May 22, 2011

“Pirates 4” captures huge haul at box office

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides” sailed right to the top of the box office on its opening weekend. The fourth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series earned an estimated $90.1 million to easily become the number one flick in the country. This bountiful debut clearly shows movie audiences are willing to throw down some money at […]
Thursday, May 19, 2011

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides” opening tomorrow

The big summer movies are rolling into theaters. Tomorrow, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides,” opens in the U.S.  The fantasy adventure is the fourth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean”  film series. The movie is based on the book from 1987, “On Strange Tides,” by Tim Powers. Today over on the publishing site Galleycat, Powers talks about his fantasy […]
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Photo Gallery: Schwarzenegger’s mistress revealed

The media is all over the Arnold Schwarzenegger love child story. Today photos of the other woman, retired housekeeper Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena, popped up — many with the child she had with the former California governor and Hollywood movie star. In most photos, the face of their love child is disguised. This photo is from the People website, where there are […]
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger admits fathering child with housekeeper/household staffer

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. — Reaction from Maria Shriver here. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s revival of his movie career is on a roll, but his personal life is in shambles. Last Friday, Annapurna Films won the bidding for the rights to the “Terminator” franchise with Schwarzenegger attached, according to Deadline.com . This is just one of many projects Schwarzenegger has solidified, including a […]
Monday, May 16, 2011

Chick flicks hot at the box office

Chick flicks are packing them in at movie theaters. Two in the last couple of weeks have beaten projections and grabbed a lot of attention away from the front runner, “Thor”. While the superhero actioner held onto first place over the weekend, the debut of the raunchy female comedy, “Bridesmaid” is the talk of Tinseltown. The comedy about a down-on-her luck […]
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Another spec script is bought in the hot Hollywood market

Another spec script sale to report, the 34th this year, according to Scott Myers over on the Go Into The Story blog. Twentieth Century Fox picked up, “From Mia With Love,” a comedy about three dudes who are eager to part with their virginity. So they send-off for a Russian mail order bride, but as you can probably imagine, things do not work […]