Hollywood Highlights

Monday, May 25, 2009

Two sequels battle for the top spot at the holiday Box Office

  “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” had to slug it out with another new film, “Terminator Salvation,” for the top spot at the Memorial Day holiday weekend Box Office. “Terminator Salvation” got off to a fast start with screenings on Thursday, while the second “Night at the Museum” movie opened on Friday.  Still, the family-friendly fantasy clobbered the […]
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Actor Tony Curtis gets a new tell-all book deal

Even decades later, the movie comedy “Some Like It Hot” (1959), directed by the legendary Billy Wilder, is still very funny. It’s a true classic that stands up against the changing times and culture. The film stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as two musicians on the run from gangsters who disguise themselves as women and join an all female band. […]
Sunday, May 17, 2009

“Angels & Demons” flies to the top of the Box Office

   “Angels & Demons” did not pack the appeal and Box Office numbers of its predecessor, “The Da Vinci Code.” Nonetheless, the new thriller about a deadly plot against the Vatican grabbed the attention of movie fans and debuted with an estimated $48 million this weekend to become the number one movie in the country. “Angels & Demons” is based on another […]
Saturday, May 16, 2009

Frank Sinatra: A new film and book

  Photo: William P. Gottlieb (1947) Legendary crooner Frank Sinatra died 11 years ago on May 14, 1998, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra was 82. Now the entertainer, known as “Ol’ Blue Eyes” or “The Voice,” is about to live again on the big screen and in the pages of a new book. Francis Albert Sinatra […]
Friday, May 15, 2009

Jay Leno gearing up for “Tonight Show” finale

Photo: NBC Time is running out, if you plan to attend a “Tonight Show” taping hosted by Jay Leno. In two weeks, after 17 years,  the veteran comic will host his last “Tonight Show,” on Friday, May 29. Leno told CNN he’s planning some surprises for his finale and he revealed the guests will include singer James Taylor and new “Tonight Show” […]
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Three defendants arraigned in Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case

Photo:  starstories.astrology.com Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith’s lawyer and companion, and two of the actress’ physicians were arraigned in a Downtown Los Angeles court today. The three defendants pleaded not guilty to charges they were involved in a conspiracy to provide the late actress with thousands of prescription pills and other drugs during the final years of her life. Smith died in Florida […]
Sunday, May 10, 2009

“Star Trek” makes big debut at the Box Office

 The new “Star Trek” flick shot to the top of the Box Office at warp speed. The reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise earned a spectacular $31 million on Friday. Over the weekend, “Trekkies,” or “Trekkers” and thousands of other movie fans packed theater seats to see the futuristic adventure, propelling the film into first place with an estimated $72.5 million. The newest “Star Trek” […]
Saturday, May 9, 2009

Screen Actors Guild tentative contract ballots set to go out

Thousands of members of the Screen Actors Guild will soon get to vote on that tentative contract deal with the big studio producers. The ballots to eligible guild members will be mailed out later this month on Tuesday, May 19, according to a message posted on the SAG website by Interim National Executive Director, David White, and SAG Chief Negotiator, John […]
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Comedian/author Dom DeLuise dies at 75

  The entertainment industry is mourning the death of funnyman, Dom DeLuise. The actor’s son Michael told KNX 1070 newsradio that his father died in Santa Monica last night after a long illness. He was 75. During his long career, DeLuise was best known for his comic genius on television and in the movies. However, the entertainer was a published author as well. DeLuise  wrote several […]