Hollywood Highlights

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ShowBiz Bits:New development for Anna Nicole Smith’s boyfriend, Michael Jackson’s doctor’s hearing, and the People’s Choice Awards

Judge dismisses charges against Anna Nicole Smith’s boyfriend In a surprise decision, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge today threw out the charges against Anna Nicole Smith’s long-time boyfriend/attorney, Howard K. Stern. Last October, a jury found Stern guilty of two conspiracy felony charges in connection with drugs prescribed for Smith — who died of an accidental overdose February 7, 2007. Also, the […]
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ShowBiz Bits:More awards nominations, Oprah’s new TV network & holiday Box Office

The 2011 WGA screen award nominees The Writers Guild of America today announced its nominees for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in 2010. Here are some of the big screen nominees: Original Screenplay Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy […]
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ShowBiz Bits: “Saturday Night Fever,” Oscar Ballots & Box Office results

 25 films added to the National Film Registry The disco-boogie classic, “Saturday Night Fever,” (1977) is one of 25 films selected for the National Film registry of the Library of Congress. The announcement was made today. More than two thousand films were nominated by the public for the inclusion in this year’s group. The films are selected not because they’re the best […]
Monday, December 20, 2010

“Tron:Legacy” battles to top of the Box Office

After more than 25 years, a sequel to the 1982 “Tron” film hit theaters and it captured the Box Office crown over the weekend. The final numbers came out today and “Tron: Legacy” debuted with $44 million to become the number one  film in the country. In the “Tron” sequel a brilliant software programmer and his son are reunited in a cyber  universe where they must battle for survival, […]
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Showbiz bits: Director Blake Edwards dies & Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations announced

Director Blake Edwards dies at 88 The director of such notable films as “Operation Petticoat” (1959), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), “The Pink Panther” films (1963, 1964, 1975, 1978),  and “10” (1979), has died. The Los Angeles Times is reporting today that Blake Edwards passed away yesterday in Santa Monica, with his wife, actress Julie Andrews, and close family at his bedside.  More on the  […]
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Showbiz bits: Blogger/tweeter gets TV deal, Golden Globe nominations, Box Office update, & List of hot screenplays in Hollywood

Blogger/tweeter gets TV project gig   Blogger/tweeter and mother of three, Kelly Oxford, has been writing for years — but now it’s really paying off for her. Oxford’s witty tweets and interesting blog posts, got her a deal to write a sitcom series pilot called, “Mother of All Something.” Now CBS has picked up the project for development with actress Jessica Alba and […]
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A break in the Ronni Chasen murder case

More shocking developments in the investigation surrounding the brutal killing of Hollywood publicist, Ronni Chasen. Beverly Hills Police revealed some details and the direction of their investigation at a news conference this afternoon. Beverly Hills Police Chief, David Snowden, admitted what many in the media have been saying, suicide victim, Harold Martin Smith, was more than a “person of interest” as the BHPD […]
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Disney signs multi-million dollar deal with Netflix

Disney is reportedly shelling out big bucks for a new deal with Netflix, the online streaming video and by mail DVD service.  The Los Angeles Times says the agreement is worth $200 million and will give Netflix access to a trove of popular television shows from ABC network, Disney Channel, and ABC Family. Disney made the deal with NetFlix, even […]
Monday, December 6, 2010

“Tangled” leads the Box Office

“Tangled” wrangled the top spot at the Box Office away from Harry Potter over the weekend. In its second week, “Tangled,” claimed the number one slot with a haul of $21.6 million, according to the final figures released today. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” dropped to second place with $17 million. In third week, the 7th installment […]