Hollywood Highlights

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Photo Gallery: Chuck Fries, Hollywood movie maker turned book author

Prolific television producer, Chuck Fries, was in the spotlight recently at the Burbank public library sponsored “An Evening with Hollywood Movers & Shaker.” The event on March 22, drew a crowd to the Buena Vista Library. Fries was introduced by popular radio personality and disc jockey, Rick Dees, who has the #1 rated internationally syndicated radio show, “Rick Dees Weekly […]
Sunday, April 3, 2011

“Hop” leaps to first place at the box office

Three new films grabbed the top spots at the box office this weekend. Out front and the new number one film in the country, “Hop,” with an estimated $38.1 million. The animated flick is a fantasy about a series of mishaps that almost derail Easter. The cast includes James Marsden, Russell Brand, and Hank Azaria. In second place, “Source Code,” debuted with $15 million. […]
Sunday, March 27, 2011

“Wimpy Kid 2” beats the competition at the box office

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” raced to the top of the box office this weekend with an estimated debut of $24.4 million. The family film is based on the second  book in the popular  “Diary of a Wimpy Kid ” series by cartoonist Jeff Kinney. The movie focuses on two brothers and their humorous escapades in middle school. Zachary […]
Saturday, March 26, 2011

A look back: Paying homage to a movie star

 Elizabeth Taylor, the Hollywood superstar with the incredible violet eyes, died of congestive heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital, last Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The two time Academy Award winner for best actress was 79. The next day in a small private funeral, Taylor was buried at Forest Lawn Glendale. The screen legend was laid to rest in the Memorial Terrace of […]
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor: 1932 – 2011

Actress Elizabeth Taylor reportedly died this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center here in the Southland. The Hollywood superstar passed away at the age of 79. The cause of death, congestive heart failure, according to the Los Angeles Times website. The Times has photos and more on a complex woman who became a film legend.
Monday, March 21, 2011

Heated debate over Writers Guild tentative contract agreement

         The debate is heating up over the new Writers Guild tentative agreement with producers. Yesterday the negotiators for the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached the tentative agreement after only about two and a half weeks of talking. The producers must have offered a juicy deal with plenty of perks and money for the writers […]
Sunday, March 13, 2011

“Battle: LA” wins shootout at box office

The new gritty sci-fi action flick, “Battle: Los Angeles,” fought its way to the top of the box office this weekend.  “Battled: LA” debuted with an estimated $36 million to become the number one movie in the country. Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriquez, and pop singer Ne-Yo are in the cast of  “Battle: LA,” which is about a marine platoon that goes up […]
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hollywood spec script market heats up

The spec script market appears to be catching fire and that’s a good thing for all of Hollywood. More scripts that sell, more production, and more jobs.  Last night, Sony Pictures came out the victor in a lively auction for the spec script, “Agent OX,” by Daniel Kunka, according to deadline.com Neal Moritz’s Original Pictures will produce “Agent OX.” Moritz is the prolific […]
Thursday, March 10, 2011

ShowBiz Bits: Charlie Sheen files $100 million lawsuit, book deal for Bill Cosby, and Hollywood script news

Another twist in the Charlie Sheen saga There are more strange twists in the real-life saga of troubled-outspoken actor, Charlie Sheen, than most TV shows. This morning, Sheen’s attorney filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and “Two and a Half Men” co-creator/executive producer, Chuck Lorre. The suit comes days after Warner Bros. fired Sheen from the highly rated TV […]