October 23, 2015 |
Being a witch hunter is apparently harder than it looks. Playing one made even the venerated Jeff Bridges look bad: In "Seventh Son," the dude did not abide. Now comes "The Last Witch Hunter. " The title role goes to Vin Diesel, who can bench press more than Bridges but is likely to end his career with fewer Oscars. We fear for Diesel, and our fears are justified almost immediately. In the prologue, a flashback finds him in medieval Europe (some place called "Snowsylvania")
May 9, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Jeanne Cooper, 84, the enduring soap-opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on The Young and the Restless , died Wednesday in her sleep, the actor Corbin Bernsen, her son, wrote on Facebook. Ms. Cooper joined the daytime serial six months after its March 1973 debut, staking claim to the title of longest-tenured cast member. The role earned her 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and a trophy for best actress in 2008. As the years passed, Ms. Cooper brushed aside thoughts of saying goodbye to the show.
January 29, 2013 |
The flight of the swingin' '60s French farce Boeing Boeing - which had its English-language premiere in 1962, and was filmed with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis - hasn't exactly been nonstop, but in recent years it sure has picked up speed. Now it's landed at Delaware Theatre Company, preceded by a 2009 production at Ambler's Act II Playhouse, and, before that, award-winning revivals on Broadway and the West End. So what makes this bachelor fantasy, with its carousel of international air hostesses, so right for right now?
August 11, 2012
Veteran Hollywood publicist Dale Olson, 78, who represented such Hollywood legends as Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly, and Alfred Hitchcock, and such current A-listers as Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg, died Thursday at a Burbank, Calif., hospital after a long battle with cancer. He had continued working until recently. Perhaps Mr. Olson's most notable role was as the spokesman for Rock Hudson during the actor's widely publicized battle with AIDS in 1985. He is also credited with helping to launch the Rocky, Rambo, Superman, and Halloween film franchises.
September 6, 2011
The Eagles' flurry of free-agent signings at the end of the lockout garnered deserved attention. The Birds, however, have always been a player in free agency, just in a less compressed time period and with fewer big names. Here are the key free agents by year in Andy Reid's tenure as coach: 1999 David Akers Charles Johnson Sean Landeta Lonnie Palelei Doug Pederson Torrance Small 2000 Jon Runyan Mike Bartrum Carlos Emmons Paul Grasmanis Brian Mitchell 2001 N.D. Kalu James Thrash Josh PArry (R)
March 8, 2011 |
EVEN IN DEATH, Tony Curtis was one of "The Defiant Ones. " The Hollywood legend, who died in September at 85, has dissed his five kids in his will. "Inside Edition" got a copy of Tony's last will and testament, and reported yesterday that in his final days, "Houdini" rewrote the will to make them disappear. Guess Jamie Lee will have to keep wolfing down Activia. The will, written five months before his death from cardiac arrest, lists his children's names with the statement: "I acknowledge the existence of my children . . . and have intentionally and with full knowledge chosen not to provide for them.
October 5, 2010 |
More than 400 relatives, friends, and fans honored Hollywood legend Tony Curtis , 85, Monday at a crammed Las Vegas funeral chapel. Curtis, who died Wednesday in his Nevada home, was eulogized by his sixth and final wife, Jill Curtis , and his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis , who teared up as she referred to him as full of life and "a little meshugana," the Yiddish word for crazy . "All of us got something from him. I, of course, got his desperate...
October 2, 2010 |
The cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river and Tony Curtis is dead at 85. No one is going to ever say he was a great actor, especially based on the dreck he did in the last half of his career, but sometimes you only need one great part to be fondly remembered. Curtis had two, since he was pretty fabulous in Billy Wilder's great sex comedy "Some Like It Hot. " But for this writer, the Curtis part that will always be the touchstone of his career was his role as the scheming press agent in "Sweet Smell of Success.
October 1, 2010 |
Tony Curtis enjoyed the life of a half-serious actor for so long, it came as a shock when he proved he could be a great one. Curtis died Wednesday, ending the journey that began when he was born Bernard Schwartz in the Bronx in 1925. He served in the Navy during World War II, attended drama school and then landed a bit part in an off-Broadway show. His good looks caught the attention of Universal, which signed him to a contract. He was paid $100 a week and placed in a variety of costumes - cowboys and cavalrymen, medieval princes and Ali Baba, of all people.
October 1, 2010 |
Tony Curtis, Bronx hoodlum, Hollywood pretty boy and actor of unexpected range in Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Defiant Ones (1958), and Some Like It Hot (1959), died of cardiac arrest Wednesday at his home in Henderson, Nev. He was 85. Genetically blessed with onyx curls, lapis-blue eyes, plush lips, and a swagger that anticipated Elvis Presley, Mr. Curtis was recruited by Universal Studios in 1948 as a male starlet. In less than a decade, he was Tinseltown's crown prince, though he never became its king.