Hollywood Highlights

Sunday, July 12, 2009

“Bruno” sashays to the top of the weekend Box Office

Moviegoers were up for outrageous comedy this weekend, and the new film, “Bruno,” delivered.  “Bruno” laughed its way to an estimated $30.4 million opening to capture the title of the number one movie in the nation. “Bruno” is an R-rated comedy about a gay Austrian fashion journalist, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, who comes to America determined to become a superstar.  Once again, “Ice Age: […]
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A fantastic send-off for superstar Michael Jackson !

Photo: Andrew Gombert/Pool This is the cover of the program for the public Michael Jackson memorial service held at Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday. A ton of photos of the event and the fans are on the Los Angeles Times website . Thousands of lucky ticket holders joined MJ’s friends, celebrities, and family members for the emotional and musically charged memorial inside […]
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Box Office movies make a killing over the Fourth of July holiday weekend

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” won the neck-and-neck battle against newcomer “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” for the top spot at the domestic Box Office this past weekend. In the final numbers, “Transformers 2” grossed a huge $42.3 million to hold onto the title of the number one movie in the nation for the second straight week. “Transformers 2” is making truckloads of […]
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A private farewell to Farrah Fawcett

Photo: Cover of the funeral service program Family and close friends of Farrah Fawcett gathered yesterday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles to say farewell to the actress. Among the celebrities at the private funeral, former “Charlie’s Angels” co-star Kate Jackson and ex-supermodel Cheryl Tiegs. Photo:  Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times  Fawcett’s long time companion, Ryan O’Neal, was […]
Sunday, June 28, 2009

“Transformers 2” rockets to the top of the Box Office

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” seriously cleaned up during its first five days of domestic release. Since opening on Wednesday, the sci-fi action sequel has earned an estimated $201 million, the biggest five day opener behind, “The Dark Knight.” For the weekend, “Transformers 2” raked in around $112 million. So without a doubt, “Transformers 2” is the new number one movie […]
Saturday, June 27, 2009

Autopsy on Michael Jackson finished, but questions remain

  Photo: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times — Fans line up to view Michael Jackson’s star and pay their last respects.   Photo: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times — a fan reaches under a barricade to touch the star of Michael Jackson in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   Photo: Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times — Fans celebrate […]
Thursday, June 25, 2009

King of Pop Michael Jackson dies at 50

Photo: Reuters/stringer —Michael Jackson performing in Latin America in 1993 The end of an era. Pop Superstar Michael Jackson died today after suffering what may have been a heart attack. There are reports that the singer was not breathing and without a pulse when paramedics arrived at his West Los Angeles home at 12:30 p.m. The 50-year-old music legend was rushed to UCLA Medical […]
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Actress Farrah Fawcett loses fight with cancer

Los Angeles Times/1978 Publicity Photo After a courageous battle with cancer, 1970s icon Farrah Fawcett died this morning at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. The actress was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, a year later it spread to her liver. A few weeks ago, a documentary of Fawcett’s personal battle with the disease called “Farrah’s Story” was broadcast […]
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

“Tonight Show” sidekick Ed McMahon dies at 86

Photo: Wikipedia — Ed McMahon in November of 2005 “Heeeere’s Johnny!” The booming voice that made this introduction for “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson thousands of times has been silenced. Famous announcer/talk show sidekick Ed McMahon  died today, reportedly after a battle with cancer. He was 86. He was born Edward Leo Peter McMahon in Detroit on March 6, 1923. McMahon and […]