Hollywood Highlights

Monday, October 6, 2008

Top five at the Box Office

  A film featuring a pampered, talking chihuahua was top dog at the box office this past weekend. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” barked up an estimated $29 million to become the number one movie in the country. The Disney comedy features celebrity voices like Drew Barrymore as the chihuahua Chloe who gets lost in Mexico and must find her way back home. Other stars lending […]
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at 83

          1925-2008 Paul Leonard Newman has taken that final bow. Newman was an extraordinary man of many interests. A true Hollywood movie star for several decades, he still found time to be an activist, race car enthusiast, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He died last night at his home in Connecticut, after a battle with cancer which he fought as privately as he could. The Silver […]
Friday, September 26, 2008

Actor Robert Wagner: “Pieces of My Heart”

Actor/producer Robert J. Wagner is talking about the strange death of Natalie Wood and a secret affair with another Hollywood actress in a new book. Wagner, who is 78, has written his memoirs with Scott Eyman. “Pieces of My Heart” hit bookstores earlier this month. Wagner will be out promoting the book at the 7th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair this coming Sunday. “Pieces of My Heart” […]
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A health scare and more dramatic testimony at O.J. trial

  Crime Writer Dominick Dunne O.J. Simpson’s armed robbery/kidnapping trial is kicking off day seven in Las Vegas, today. Yesterday, there were some anxious moments when celebrity crime writer Dominick Dunne was rushed to the hospital complaining of pain. Dunne, who is reportedly battling cancer, is covering the trial for Vanity Fair magazine. Dunne is well known for reporting on high profile trials. He took […]
Monday, September 22, 2008

Emmy Winners!!

Google file image Writer and comedienne Tina Fey, who is getting a lot of attention for her dead-on impersonation of Republican Veepee Sarah Palin, is on a serious roll. Last night at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Fey was one of the big winners. “30 Rock,” created by Fey, won seven Emmys including […]
Monday, September 22, 2008

Movers & Shakers

  More kudos for Tony Kushner, the creator of “Angels in America.” The highly-acclaimed cable TV movie  version won a staggering 11 Emmy Awards in 2004. Kushner wrote the screenplay as well as the play that the movie is based on. It is about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s. Now, Kushner has been named as the first recipient for a […]
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Barbra Streisand makes a case against McCain

  Google file photo Last Tuesday, superstar and activist Barbra Streisand performed at a special concert in Beverly Hills to help raise millions for the Barack Obama for President campaign. In case anyone had any doubts about where the singer stands in the 2008 presidential race, Streisand is speaking out publicly against Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain. The strongly worded piece is called, “The […]
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bette Davis stamp goes on sale today

“Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work,” that was the motto of legendary actress and Hollywood grand diva, Bette Davis. The two-time Academy Award winning actress appeared in more than 100 films. In honor of her vast contribution to entertainment, the U.S. Postal Service is issuing a special 42 cents stamp in honor of Davis. The commemorative Davis stamp is part of […]
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hollywood stars come out for Obama

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign coffers reportedly are $10 million richer after two star-studded fundraisers in Beverly Hills last night. That according to Variety, which has a detailed story about Obama’s appearances on its website today. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry attended a $28,500 a person courtyard dinner at the historic Greystone Mansion. Others paid $2,500 apiece for an affair […]