LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mitch Glazer once worked as a cabana boy in a Miami Beach hotel, his dad was an electrical engineer at the city’s grand hotels in the late 1950s, and he grew up listening to stories of the glamorous, and dubious, exploits of staff and clientele.
Now Glazer has recreated that era in “Magic City”, premiering on Friday on cable TV channel Starz, in the latest drama series set in the United States on the cusp of an era of social and political upheaval.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A smiling Lindsay Lohan was released on Thursday from almost five years of formal probation, and told by a Los Angeles judge to grow up and stop clubbing.
Actress Lohan, 25, who has made multiple trips to court, jail and rehab since a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession arrest, was praised for completing months of community service at a Los Angeles morgue and court-ordered psychotherapy.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles judge on Thursday lifted formal probation for Lindsay Lohan, and told her to grow up and stop nightclubbing as she was released from the official supervision over her life since 2007.
Lohan, 25, who has made multiple trips to jail and rehab in the past four years, got good marks from Los Angeles Superior Court judge Stephanie Sautner for completing months of community service at a Los Angeles morgue and court-ordered psychotherapy sessions.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jon Hamm insists he is nothing like Don Draper, the cool and mysterious advertising genius at the center of TV’s “Mad Men”.
But Hamm, 41, who struggled for years to make it in Hollywood, says playing the character on the critically-acclaimed show has been a dream job, and Sunday’s second episode of the long-delayed fifth season of “Mad Men” marks a milestone for the actor. It is his debut as a director.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creator of stylish Emmy-winning drama “Mad Men” is full of anticipation. And also a teeny bit worried.
The 1960s advertising series returns to U.S. television screens on Sunday after a 17 month-absence stemming from a contract dispute between Weiner and cable channel AMC.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Billy Crystal, Angelina Jolie’s leg and French silent film “The Artist” brought the Oscars bouncing back from recent slack viewership, drawing a larger-than-expected 39 million TV viewers and setting social media abuzz.
Some 39.3 million Americans watched the Oscars ceremony on television on Sunday, up from the 37.6 million audience in 2011, according to preliminary ratings data.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An emotional Octavia Spencer won her first Oscar on Sunday for her supporting actress role as a sassy maid in “The Help.”
Spencer, 39, was considered the favorite to win the Academy Award for playing an outspoken maid in the 1960s drama about African-Americans who work for rich white families in Mississippi in the early years of the civil rights era.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comic actor Adam Sandler may not be in the running for an Oscar this year, but on Saturday he set a new record for another award — the most Razzie nominations for the worst films and performances of 2011.
The producer, actor and writer received a leading 11 Razzie nods, including worst actor, actress, screenplay and film, in a contest created as an antidote to the love-fest that engulfs Hollywood during Oscar season.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – It’s been a long hike from the Austrian Alps to the Hollywood Hills for Christopher Plummer, but the actor best known for playing the steely captain with seven children in “The Sound of Music” looks set to finally win his first Oscar.
Plummer, 82, is front-runner in the best supporting actor category on Sunday that in many years is a sort of film veterans achievement award for recognizing beloved, but somehow neglected, older men.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – At 10 years old, Uggie has a long show business resume. But it wasn’t until the lively Jack Russell terrier landed the role of sidekick to actor Jean Dujardin in silent film “The Artist” that he hit the big time.
The scene-stealing star of Hollywood’s awards season talked with Reuters (via one of his trainers, Sarah Clifford) about the art of animal acting, being snubbed by the Oscars and why “The Artist” is probably his last big movie.