Hollywood Highlights

Monday, March 15, 2010

President Obama, Hollywood power players Hanks, Spielberg, and a new HBO mini-series

Photo: Pete Souza/White House — President Barack Obama speaks to an audience in the Family Theater of the White House just before the screening of the first hour of a new HBO World War II mini-series,”The Pacific,” last Thursday, March 11, 2010. In the front row, the two executive producers of the mini-series, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.   The […]
Sunday, March 14, 2010

“Alice” still tops the Box Office

Tim Burton’s live action/animated version of “Alice in Wonderland” dominated the domestic Box Office for a second straight week, demonstrating its debut splash was no fluke. This weekend “Alice” racked up an estimated $62 million at theaters to remain the number one movie in the country. The fantasy adventure’s two week haul is up to $208 million. There were some new challengers in the box […]
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hollywood Buzz: Actor Corey Haim dies & Verve Agency signs new clients

Corey Haim: Photo courtesy Bree Bailey Another young actor gone way too soon. Corey Haim reportedly died this morning at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank. According to The Wrap, a drug overdose is suspected. Haim, a former teen idol during the 1980s, has had a well-known struggle with drugs. Haim starred in a number of films including “Lucas” (1986), […]
Monday, March 8, 2010

History made at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards

  Photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters— Director/Producer Kathryn Bigelow and Screenwriter/Producer Mark Boal of “The Hurt Locker” She did it!  Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the best director Oscar at last night’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Bigelow’s name was announced by Superstar Entertainer/Filmmaker Barbra Streisand, who was overlooked as a contender for the award back when […]
Sunday, March 7, 2010

Stars on the Oscar red carpet

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty/Instyle.com — Actress Vera Farmiga Before the 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony began at 5:30 this evening in Hollywood, many of the stars walked the red carpet. Actress Vera Farmiga looked lovely in a glamorous, ruffled fuchsia gown by Marchesa. Farmiga is a best actress nominee for her role in, “Up in the Air.”  More star arrivals at the […]
Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sun is shining on Oscar Sunday

File Photo: Kodak Theatre in Hollywood The stormy weather is out of here!  On Oscar Sunday, sunshine and maybe some partly cloudy skies, but very little chance of raindrops, according to weather reports. Southland temperatures will be cool — in the 50s and 60s today. The live ABC broadcast of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood kicks off at 5:30 […]
Friday, March 5, 2010

Controversy over “Alice in Wonderland” hook-up with L.A. Times

The Walt Disney company scored a major promotional deal with the Los Angeles Times for its new movie, “Alice in Wonderland.” The Times created a special front page newspaper ad just for “Alice” that runs in today’s edition. This is not a first for the Times and more than likely, it’s part of a trend.   The Wrap has a nice story […]
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hollywood buzz: celebrities, writers, scripts, and Spec Chaser

Justin Timberlake & Cameron Diaz back together again? They were once part of a hot Hollywood couple before splitting up a few years back, now Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz are making a movie together. MTV.com is reporting that Timberlake just signed on as the male interest in a raunchy comedy called, “Bad Teacher.” Diaz takes on the role of a foul-mouthed grade school […]
Monday, March 1, 2010

“Shutter Island” & two newcomers top the Box Office

Despite competition from two heavily promoted “R” rated films, the adult thriller, “Shutter Island,” sold the most tickets at theaters over the weekend to hold onto the number one spot at the domestic Box Office.  “Shutter Island” scored $22.6 million bringing its two-week total to $75.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo.   Not far behind, “Cop Out” the new Bruce Willis & Tracy […]