April 12, 1986 |
Relaxing on the front porch of the quaint Los Olivos Grand Hotel, Ron Howard has stepped back a quarter-century in time. The star of Happy Days and American Graffiti, the hot director of the hit movies Cocoon and Gung Ho, is once again Opie Taylor, reachable c/o Mayberry R.F.D. Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors and George Lindsey spent the better part of February in this tiny wine-country town shooting tomorrow's telemovie, Return to Mayberry (Channel 3 at 9). The two-hour film is a sweetly nostalgic trip into an era when gentle rural humor was the rage on TV, as shown by the extremely popular Andy Griffith Show.
May 27, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Today's youth are the most photographed and filmed generation in history and that holds a special fascination for Ron Howard, a man who knows exactly what it's like to grow up with the cameras rolling. "Whether people know it or not, they are developing a visual style, an aesthetic, a point of view about the pictures they take," the Oscar-winning filmmaker said. "They are seeing the world in a different way. " Howard, 57, sees a poise and perspective in today's digital youth that eluded him even as a child actor on "The Andy Griffith Show" and as young star of "Happy Days" and "American Graffiti.
August 18, 2012 |
The film director Ron Howard and his frequent producer partner Brian Grazer will be shooting a documentary when the Made in America music festival takes place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, the New York Post reported. Grazer told the Post he was producing the film with hip-hop exec Steve Stoute and artist Jay-Z. "It is going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective," Grazer said. "He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan. " Budweiser marketing vice president Paul Chibe will share executive producer credit with Jay-Z, according to Advertising Age. Budweiser is sponsoring the event.
July 22, 2012 |
Newly divorced Tom Cruise is determined to minimize the impact that his split from Katie Holmes will have on their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, reports People magazine. "He's going to try, despite all the attention, to have things be as normal as possible," Anon Source tells the mag. Cruise, who has been filming in California, visited New York on Tuesday and did normal dad-daughter things, like climbing into a helicopter for a jaunt somewhere. "It's going to be challenging," Source says.
October 11, 2013 |
It's as close as you can get to a showbiz slam dunk. Get Academy Award winner Ron Howard to train his cameras on the inaugural Made in America musical festival in Philadelphia in 2012. Jay Z as impresario and headliner and a lineup of performers that is both eclectic and stacked - what could go wrong? Well, your director's eyes could be considerably larger than his mouth. That's not necessarily a liability for a filmmaker, but in this case, it makes for an incongruous and indulgent documentary.
August 1, 1989 |
Ron Howard remembers the precise moment when the idea for his new movie, "Parenthood," occurred to him. It happened right after "the plane ride from hell. " "I had this really long plane flight where I was surrounded by my kids. One of them threw up on me in the first 45 minutes of the flight, and I didn't have another shirt," recalls the father of four. Howard is laughing. It seems much funnier now, two years later, in the comfort of his suite at the Regency Hotel. "My twin daughters were just not even 2 yet - a terrible time to be flying with kids.
November 21, 2014 |
Before Ryan Howard's twin brother sued him for $2.8 million; before his father, who helped manage the Phillies slugger's money, allegedly requested a $10 million separation payment; before Howard claimed his parents and brothers conspired to defraud him, Howard planned a mansion with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The sprawling Florida home was a place for the family - especially Corey, Ryan's look-alike confidant who moved from St. Louis to Philadelphia in 2008 to live with Ryan.
November 19, 1998 |
The widow of an Atco man killed last month in a hit-and-run accident that led to criminal charges against the wife of a Philadelphia Eagles executive has filed a lawsuit to find out what happened, her lawyer said yesterday. Seeing her husband, Robert R. Hoagland 2d, 29, struck and killed as he was preparing to change a tire has caused Maureen C. Hoagland to have nightmares, the attorney said. Joel Wayne Garber of Voorhees said he filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday in Camden County Superior Court against Karen Jill Howard, 35, of Marlton, who has been charged with leaving the scene of the fatal accident.
September 30, 1999 |
Calling her actions despicable, a Camden County judge ordered the wife of a Philadelphia Eagles executive to jail yesterday for the hit-and-run accident that killed an Atco man. For leaving the scene of the accident in which 29-year-old Robert Hoagland 2d was killed, and for disposing of evidence afterward, Karen Jill Howard, 36, of Marlton, was ordered to serve almost a year in a county jail. She may apply for parole in four months. "You left Robert Hoagland on the side of the road as though he were roadkill," Superior Court Judge Louis F. Hornstine said in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the two families.
August 3, 2015 |
At the beginning of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (well, after he jumps out of a cargo jet hijacked by a band of Chechen separatists), Tom Cruise finds himself in a London record shop. Yes, an old-fashioned store filled with albums recorded on vinyl, with listening booths so you can sample before you buy. Cruise's special agent Ethan Hunt asks for a John Coltrane album - the one with Thelonious Monk, and Shadow Wilson on drums. That album was released in 1961. Mission: Impossible , the TV series on which Cruise's high-flying franchise is based, debuted five years later.