"No, I don't wanna see any of that... If you believe the good ones you say, 'Hey, oh my God, look how fabulous I am!' Just as soon as you do that there's going to be one that says, 'That's the worst thing I've ever seen.' If you believe one, you have to believe the other." Veteran actress JUDITH LIGHT refuses to read reviews of her upcoming performance in Broadway play LOMBARDI, set to debut on 21 October (10).
The Oscar-winner has been spotted cuddling up to the Unfaithful star during breaks from filming their movie Dark Tide in Europe - and now she's taking their rumoured relationship to the next level.
Berry and Martinez were reunited in Los Angeles on Thursday (07Oct10) after a week apart and she took Martinez to meet her mother, Judith.
A source tells People.com, "It was a big deal that Olivier got to meet Halle's mom. It shows that they are getting more serious."
Later, the pair visited French Art gallery Marcelita L'Art et Le The in West Hollywood to socialise with pals.
Studio executives at Warner Bros. recently acquired the film rights from Belushi's estate and have hired Phillips to work on his life story with The Pursuit of Happyness screenwriter Steven Conrad.
Phillips will produce the picture, while a director has yet to be appointed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor's widow, Judith Belushi Pisano, will serve as executive producer.
Belushi died from a drug overdose in 1982, at the age of 33.
He has previously been the focus of another biopic, 1989's Wired, which was based on the 1985 book Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi.
The film, featuring Fantastic Four star Michael Chiklis, did not receive the backing of the actor's estate and bombed at the box office upon its release.
Variety reports that director-producer Shawn Levy is set to develop and produce an adaptation of Judith Viorst's beloved children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" with his Fox-based 21 Laps production company. The Jim Henson Company currently holds the rights to the story but is assigning them to Fox.
The book, which I'm going to abbreviate AATHNGVBD - well, that's no better, we'll just call it "the book" - tells the story of young Alexander, whose day gets off to a bad start with some gum stuck in his hair, and just stays generally bad until he goes to sleep again. So it's really a sort of Kafka-esque tragedy, a parable for life's absurdity and senselessness. No, just kidding, in the end Alexander's mother tells him everyone has bad days, and we all learn an important lesson about sucking it up and dealing with it.
Viorst's book was adapted for HBO in 1990 as a single half-hour animated show, but has never been the subject of a feature film. No word yet on whether Levy and co. are planning a computer-animated or live action feature, but Rob Lieber is attached to write the screenplay.
Variety notes that Levy won't necessarily direct the film adaptation, but that Henson Co. brought the project to him based on his experience helming similar family-oriented features like Night at the Museum and Cheaper by the Dozen.
Paparazzi photographers Yuri Cortez and Rolando Aviles sued the stars in September (09) after claiming bodyguards had shot at them, shattering the rear window of their vehicle, as they attempted to take unauthorised pictures of the ceremony, which took place last April (09).
Members of Brady's security team spotted the snappers and demanded they hand over their cameras - but the pair attempted to make a fast escape by jumping into a sports utility vehicle, prompting the guards to open fire.
Cortez and Aviles, both citizens of Costa Rica, accused Bundchen and Brady of negligence in hiring and training the security team and filed papers in a New York court, demanding more than $1 million (£666,000) in damages.
But the case was dismissed by New York State Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische on Wednesday (26May10) after she declared there was no reason for the lawsuit to be tried in the U.S.
Gische says, "This complaint must otherwise be dismissed because the court does not have personal jurisdiction over either of the defendants. Costa Rica is a substantially more convenient forum for the parties' disputes than New York."
Cohan passed away on Wednesday (19May10) in Pacific Palisades, California after suffering complications from large cell lymphoma, reports Daily Variety.
The screenwriter began his career as an assistant director/stage manager at U.S. TV network ABC before being drafted into Universal Television's documentary division.
He moved into sitcoms in the 1970s, writing for programmes including The Odd Couple, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and All In The Family. He also directed, produced and wrote episodes of The Bob Newhart Show.
He and his partner Blake Hunter created the Tony Danza series Who's The Boss? in 1984, and also co-created Silver Spoons.
Who's The Boss? star Judith Light has paid tribute to Cohan in a statement which reads: "Marty was such a rare treasure in our business: not only brilliant and funny but with a huge heart and unfailingly kind."
He is survived by his wife Dawn, a son and daughter, two stepchildren and a sister.
Mitchell lost her battle with cancer on 10 February (10). No further details have been released about her death.
The Louisiana-born novelist boasted a string of literary credits including A Wilderness of Monkeys, Love Is Not a Safe Country and The Covenant.
She also wrote and executive produced a string of U.S. TV shows and movies, including 1995 TV movie Young at Heart, Desperate for Love, in 1989, and Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg, in 1994.
She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Tarcher, a daughter and two sons.
Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Koenig, who starred in 1980s TV sitcom Growing Pains, after he missed his flight home from Vancouver to Los Angeles on 16 February (10), the same day as his last known sighting. Detectives also claim his cell phone and bank card were last used on 16 February (10).
Local authorities have been combing the area for the 41 year old after receiving a number of reported sightings from locals on Vancouver Island.
His parents Walter and Judith Koenig flew into the city on Tuesday (23Feb10) to take part in a press conference at the Vancouver Police Department on Wednesday (24Feb10).
During the televised appeal, Koenig fought back tears as he begged Andrew to call just to assure them he is alive and well.
He said, "I just want to know you're OK. If it means you just want to stay here (in Vancouver), that's OK. You don't have to come back. Just let us know that's your intention."
Andrew, who suffered from depression, is reported to have cleared out his Venice, California apartment just days before he travelled to Vancouver.
Firing a rather tepid opening salvo in Hollywood’s annual Valentine’s Day rom-com blitz is When in Rome starring Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall TV’s Veronica Mars) and Josh Duhamel (Turistas the Transformers flicks) and directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider Daredevil). You read that correctly: Johnson a guy who gave us two critically-reviled comic book flicks was tapped by Disney to direct a movie entirely devoid of acrobatic fight sequences or computerized visual effects the only filmmaking skills for which he’s received consistent praise. Hmmm ... maybe this is why Dick Cook was fired.
Bell plays Beth a high-strung New York City museum curator whose frustration over her barren love life spills over at her sister’s wedding in Rome where she winds up drunkenly splashing around in the city’s fictional “Fontana D’Amore.” The embarrassing but harmless episode takes a momentous turn however when Beth absentmindedly steals a handful of coins from the fountain unknowingly triggering an ancient Italian curse. Soon she’s romantically besieged by a diverse and highly aggressive group of oddballs played by Danny DeVito Dax Shepard Will Arnett and Jon Heder — the very men whose coins she plucked from the fabled fountain.
The concept isn’t entirely without potential but When in Rome’s script takes the quartet of previously funny actors and comedically castrates them forcing them to survive this creative Dust Bowl on precisely one joke apiece. DeVito playing a sausage magnate emits only meat-related quips; Shepard’s self-obsessed model explores the comic possibilities of his washboard stomach; hapless street artist Arnett plasters the city with nude portraits of his unrequited love; and Heder’s wannabe magician mounts a series of botched magic tricks. (In a gag that might have been funny back in 2004 Efren Ramirez Napoleon Dynamite’s Pedro enjoys a cameo as Heder’s videographer. He’s this week’s winner of the Jeff Zucker “How Does This Guy Have a Job?” Award.)
All of which serves to delay the inevitable coupling of Bell and Duhamel two likable leads who gamely trudge through material so inane so bland — and so safe — that it could fit comfortably in one of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s increasingly soporific family comedies. In fact I’m not even sure if When in Rome made use of the standard PG-13 allotment of one F-word (used in a non-sexual manner of course). Expect to hear it used liberally however by fellow audience members as the credits roll on this middling debacle.
After breaking out two years ago with the teen pregnancy comedy Juno writer-director Jason Reitman trains his keen acerbic eye on the modern business traveler in Up in the Air a bittersweet comedy about one man’s turbulent journey of self-discovery and redemption.
George Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham a corporate downsizer (he fires people for a living essentially) and seasoned road warrior whose aversion to real human connection is reflected in his mammoth stockpile of frequent flyer miles the fruits of a job that calls for 300-plus days spent away from the office. Thoroughly content with a life spent in hotel bars and airport lounges Ryan begins to slowly unravel when he’s tasked with mentoring Natalie (Anna Kendrick) a fresh-faced recent graduate with a bold set of ideas for transforming the business of firing people — ideas that threaten both Ryan’s untethered existence and his budding relationship with Alex (Vera Farmiga) a fellow corporate nomad whose penchant for low-effort commitment-free relationships mirrors his own.
Enchanted by visions of a perpetual booty call replete with racy Blackberry messages and romantic trysts arranged via Outlook Ryan begins to suspect he might have found his soulmate in Alex. Inconveniencing his idealized scenario however is his travel partner Natalie a probing perceptive gal who proves a far more worthy adversary than he initially anticipated. As Ryan exposes Natalie’s real-world inexperience and naivety in a series of mildly disastrous business meetings she in turn refutes his resolutely isolationist approach to love and relationships. Soon their mutual resentment gives way to a father-daughter dynamic characterized by genuine albeit guarded affection. As his carefully crafted barriers steadily erode Ryan’s thoughts increasingly turn to Alex and he begins to contemplate the previously unthinkable prospect of putting down actual roots.
Corporate downsizing emotional detachment and the dehumanizing effects of modern technology aren’t exactly the most lighthearted of topics but Up in the Air avoids wallowing in dour Death of a Salesman territory with the help of Reitman’s sharp perceptive wit and a handful of lively cameos from comic heavyweights like Danny McBride Zach Galifianakis and J.K. Simmons. In fact the whole affair makes for a surprisingly uplifting experience in a "saddest happy ending" kind of way. Though the latter half of the film is hampered by structural deficiencies and a pair of melodramatic sadly predictable twists that move the plot forward but diminish its overall impact it still qualifies as one of the top films of the year and Reitman’s best work to date. Consider Up in the Air a surefire Oscar contender.