Hollywood Highlights

Thursday, December 2, 2010

UPDATED: A deadly shooting is connected to the Ronni Chasen murder case

  UPDATED: 4:39 p.m.  A report on deadline.com claims the dead man has been identified as Harold Smith. Also, it says the hit on PR maven, Ronni Chasen, was the result of a business deal gone bad.  A bizarre and deadly twist in the killing of well-known Hollywood publicist, Ronni Chasen. Late yesterday at the Harvey Apartments, 5640 Santa Monica […]
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Open casting call for new DreamWorks movie

Another big search for new talent. Entertainment heavyweight DreamWorks is holding an open casting call for a lead role in its upcoming film, “Welcome To People,” starring Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine. The casting folks are looking for someone to play the character, “Josh.” Some of the requirements include age 11-13, Caucasian, and able to remember large chunks of dialogue. Also, […]
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New details about the murder of Ronni Chasen

The murder of Hollywood publicist,  Ronni Chasen, is looking more and more like a professional hit. Two weeks ago today, Chasen was gunned down in her Mercedes on Whittier Drive, south of Sunset Boulevard, in Beverly Hills at around 12:30 a.m.  A short time earlier, Chasen had attended a Hollywood party celebrating a the movie premiere of the musical, “Burlesque.” Several gunshots hit the 64-year-old press agent and […]
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Harry Potter wins tough battle at weekend Box Office

The final numbers are in and  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” managed to beat back newcomer, “Tangled,” to remain the number one movie in the country, for the second straight week.  The seventh installment of the phenomenal film series conjured up $49 million at theaters last weekend. Its two week total stands at around $219 million at the […]
Monday, November 22, 2010

Another new talent search site launches

Former “American Idol” Judge, Paula Abdul, just launched a new website today,  that’s looking for folks with talent who want to audition. The site, auditionbooth.com, not only encourages wannabe stars to visit, but also talent scouts, according to The Wrap. Last week, Sony Pictures kicked off an online casting service. Apparently, the success of all of those television reality shows is now fueling […]
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Harry Potter huge at the Box Office

  Fans of the wild adventures of that wizard, Harry Potter, stormed movie theaters this weekend.The latest installment in the popular fantasy film series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” cleaned up with an estimated $125.1 million –easily becoming the number one movie in the country. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1,” is the first of a two […]
Friday, November 19, 2010

Sony’s new online casting service aims to turn fans into stars

Sony Pictures just launched a search for fans with the right stuff to be in some of its productions. The kick off of this virtual talent search from the entertainment giant was announced in a PRNewswire release today. Sony’s new motto, “turning today’s fans into tomorrow’s stars.” The search is through casting calls and contests on a new Sony website faceofthefan.com   The ongoing […]
Friday, November 19, 2010

Update on Hollywood Publicist Ronni Chasen’s murder probe

Beverly Hills Police reportedly have a “working theory” about the murder mystery surrounding the death of well-known Hollywood Publicist, Ronni Chasen.  The Hollywood Reporter posted an article on its website today saying investigators believe the fatal shooting of Chasen was planned and not “the result of road rage or a carjacking gone awry.” This fuels speculation that the attack was a professional […]
Thursday, November 18, 2010

New NBC Universal management team announced

Details coming out today about the management structure of the new NBC Universal. The NBC Universal Comcast marriage has not received the approval of the Feds yet, but certain business operations are moving ahead as if it’s a done deal. The new CEO of NBCU, Steve Burke, made the announcement in an internal memo today and it’s posted over on Nikki Finke’s […]