March 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Sarah Polley, Julie Delpy and Michael Winterbottom will bring films to this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Starring in other selections are: Maggie Gyllenhaal ("Hysteria"), Greta Gerwig ("Lola Versus"), John Hawkes ("The Playroom"), Salma Hayek ("As Luck Would Have It") and Jesse Eisenberg ("Free Samples"). The 11th annual festival will be held April 18-29. Opening will be "The Five-Year Engagement," a comedy starring Jason Segel and produced by Judd Apatow.
March 29, 2016 |
SUPERMAN. Batman. Wonder Woman. Critics. Who wins? Duh. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rebounded from a bat cave full of bad reviews to debut with a massive $170.1 million in North America, the sixth best opening of all-time. The stakes were high for the Warner Bros. release, which cost $250 million to make and about $150 million to market. But the studio's bid to launch a DC Comics universe to rival Marvel's empire was met with persistent PR pains and numerous changes in the release date.
April 16, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Kathleen Turner is as confused as anyone about the heavenly detour her roles have taken lately. She's making her first appearance as a Roman Catholic nun when the play "High" opens Tuesday on Broadway. And, in a divine bit of coincidence, the actress best known for "Body Heat" and "Romancing the Stone" also stars as a suburban mom striving to be named Catholic Woman of the Year in a film opening at the same time at the Tribeca Film Festival. "For some reason this year it's my year of Catholicism.
April 21, 2015 |
DJ AM got a second chance at life. The celebrity deejay, born Adam Goldstein, survived a 2008 plane crash in South Carolina that killed four. Goldstein and his frequent collaborator, Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, survived. Just a year later, Goldstein was found dead in his Manhattan apartment from an accidental drug overdose. He was 36. Goldstein was born in Philadelphia and lived near Rittenhouse Square until he moved to Los Angeles at 14. He attended the Philadelphia School, Greenfield Elementary and Friends' Central.
July 15, 2016 |
Proton packs, slime-blowers, a fully customized ecto-mobile, and a pop tune that's haunted humankind since 1984. Looks as if somebody called the Ghostbusters of New Jersey. The volunteer band of fans who wear custom-built Ghostbusters regalia to public events statewide "used to be just me and a couple of friends dressed up for Halloween," says GBNJ founder Bill Malkin, a customer service supervisor from Hamilton, Mercer County. The grassroots ghostbuster phenomenon was inspired by film promoter and costumed superfan Peter Mosen, and got started shortly after the movie's release.
March 29, 2010 |
A PAIR OF paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport got in a fight while they staked out the best curb position to shoot . . . . . . British singer Pixie Lott. Surely you've heard of Pixie Lott. No? Well, "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" was a big hit across the pond, and Pixie's pix must command huge sums from the British tabs in order for paps to fight over her best angle. Airport police spokeswoman Sgt. Belinda Nettles said Saturday that pap Stefan Saad was arrested on suspicion of felony battery after the Friday night scuffle with an unnamed pap. Saad was released Saturday after posting $50,000 bail.
December 9, 2011 |
JUST AS THE ball drops in Times Square every year, the compilation movie is becoming an annual tradition. While the Brit-inflected "Love, Actually" (2003) is the mack daddy of the genre, the American counterparts began in earnest with "He's Just Not that Into You" (2009) and Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day" (2010). Marshall continues his holiday streak with "New Year's Eve," celebrating the one day when, as Ashton Kutcher's bearded comic book artist puts it, "People who don't drink or party all year suddenly are going all Kanye on you. " As with "Valentine's Day," the stories of many freakishly attractive normals mix and mingle, coming together as the story sees fit, whether it's Zac Efron's bike messenger helping Michelle Pfeiffer's repressed secretary check off her resolutions or Jessica Biel and Seth Myers attempt to have the first baby born in 2012 in order to win a pile of cash.
April 15, 2013
10 for the Road Connecticut. Olde Mistick Village Annual Sidewalk Sale is April 26-28. Look for deals on a variety of merchandise. April 26 & 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.oldemistickvillage.com Delaware. Learn how maps shaped the identity of an emerging America in Winterthur's "Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. " It opens April 20. $18 for adults; $16 for students and seniors; $5 for ages 2-11. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days.
April 23, 2015 |
YOU WANT the Answer? Watch "Iverson," a documentary about a pint-sized player who made a giant impact in the NBA. The film, which debuted at New York's Tribeca Film Festival last April, will premiere on television on Showtime on May 16 at 9 p.m. Director Zatella Beatty somehow squeezes Allen Iverson's life into 97 minutes. Touches on his childhood in Hampton, Va., his much-publicized arrest at a bowling alley brawl at 17, his college years at Georgetown and his NBA career, which included 12 seasons with the Sixers.
March 12, 2010 |
ACCORDING to a TMZ.com mole in the L.A. County Coroner's Office, Corey Haim had heart trouble. It may not have caused his death, but the coroner found pulmonary congestion, an enlarged heart and water in the lungs of the 38-year-old actor, who died Wednesday. As TMZ.com first reported, police found Valium, Vicodin and Soma in Haim's apartment, but the coroner will not determine a cause of death until Haim's toxicology report is in. Seats in the red section Conan O'Brien is taking his "Show" on the road.