| Oct 12, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- A plea deal was accepted today by a woman accused of stalking actor John Cusack.
33 year-old Emily Leatherman pleaded no contest to a felony count of stalking Cusack which will keep her out of state prison. The Judge immediately sentenced...
| Jan 26, 2009
They Dared to Dream: Hollywood's "A" List Before They Were Stars is the result of five years of photographer, Karen Bystedt's work. The book provides an inspirational path to the achievement of these actors. A unique compilation of photographs and...
| Sep 17, 2008
Once there was a land where the primary profession was "mad scientist" or "evil genius." And the chief export was blackmail -- threats of the terror their mad, evil genius scientists would unleash.
Yeah, my first thoughts were "North Korea" and...
| Sep 30, 2008
BEFORE Lee Atwater became a political hit man and before "Rovian" was written into the nation's campaign lexicon, the campaign against actress Helen Gahagan Douglas symbolized the viciousness of politics by smear.
Douglas, a liberal Democrat who ran...
| Oct 9, 2008
AS POPPY, the fluttering, free-spirited elementary school teacher at the heart of director Mike Leigh's new film, "Happy-Go-Lucky," British actress Sally Hawkins glows like a miniature sun, radiating an infectious sense of joy and a ravenous hunger for...
| Oct 17, 2008
Sex Drive is a Sure Thing for the Superbad generation.
It's a road trip comedy about a teen driving 800 miles to lose his virginity after an Internet hook-up with a girl who may or may not be as hot as her Web photo, but who has promised to "go all the...
| Apr 23, 2008
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April 24, 2008
Michelle Monaghan options the film rights to Duane Swierczynski's "The Blonde," a noir-techno thriller about a femme fatale who has a time bomb ticking inside her and a hapless airport traveler who will die unless he remains...
| May 20, 2008
John Cusack is in negotiations to star in "2012," an apocalyptic thriller from Roland Emmerich.
Set up Columbia, "2012" focuses on some sort of global cataclysm that brings about the end of days, forcing plucky survivors to do those things that plucky...
| Jun 4, 2008
WHILE THE big-budget, large studio movies about the Iraq war all have tanked, John Cusack's intensely personal film, “War, Inc.,” has survived bad reviews to find an audience in its very limited theatrical release.
Since "War, Inc." opened...
| Jun 13, 2008
Amanda Peet has landed the female lead in Roland Emmerich's post-apocalyptic epic "2012."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project revolves around the aftermath of a "global cataclysm" and the survivors who band together. Peet ("Studio 60 on...
| Jun 20, 2008
Music documentaries are musical sermons in cinematic form. Some offer revelations, films that take us into a genre of music or the psyche of a musician. Others are preached to the choir, films built on inside information that only the already-converted...
| Aug 7, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Home Alone, died Thursday, a spokeswoman...