NORCO Calif. (Reuters) – In a prison on a hill in California, 18 inmates came face to face with the nation’s top law enforcement official. And they came in full makeup.
What the prisoners wanted to show U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday was how two months of acting workshops allowed them to gain control of their emotions, develop self-esteem and prepare themselves for re-entry in society. Many have been behind bars for decades.
Oct 20 (Reuters) – Oscar de la Renta, one of the most
sought-after fashion designers of the last half century,
dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his
classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82.
An individual taking calls at the designer’s residence in
Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his death, first reported
by ABC News. The New York Times said de la Renta died of
complications from cancer.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 6 (Reuters) – American television has laid
bare Don Draper’s extramarital dalliances in “Mad Men” and
Olivia Pope’s affair with the president of the United States in
Now comes a TV series where the affair is not just a
supporting story, but rather the main plot. “The Affair” is a
psychological dissection of an adulterous liaison between two
married people, played out against the background of an unsolved
LOS ANGELES, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Anthony Bourdain’s
television travelogue “Parts Unknown” goes to Iran to discover
how people live behind the geopolitical smoke screen and to
small-town Massachusetts to chronicle the heroin scourge.
But even if the fourth season of his Emmy Award-winning CNN
show fosters cultural diplomacy or raises drug awareness, this
outspoken New York chef insists he is on no kind of socially
minded mission. And he’s not an advocate, activist, journalist
or expert on anything.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 25 (Reuters) – After watching the “The
Equalizer,” moviegoers might never see the friendly guy at the
home improvement store who picks out their tools and plywood in
the same way.
In the action thriller that opens in U.S. theaters Friday,
Denzel Washington plays McCall, an efficient, mild-mannered
employee at Home Mart, who also happens to have a past as a
trained killer and a way with tools.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 (Reuters) – After Steve Ballmer plunked
down $2 billion for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, fans might
expect the former Microsoft chief executive to be hitting the
reset button on a team that has been through a nasty public
fight over racism.
Don’t bet on it. That experience, Ballmer knows, makes his
team unique, and it will be part of the story he tells to earn
one thing that was not guaranteed by the record price tag: a fan
base that will sustain the team for years to come.
(Reuters) – Teen actress Chloe Grace Moretz says she might have found her darkest role yet as a battered Russian child prostitute in the thriller “The Equalizer,” even though she has been in some pretty dark stuff.
She stars opposite Denzel Washington, who plays McCall, a quiet man with a secret past and a desire to avenge the abuse done to the girl by Russian gangsters.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Jane Fonda says one of the blessings of growing older is that “you learn what you can and can’t do” and she freely admits she doesn’t have what it takes to do comedy improv.
Fonda has 55 years in the business and two best actress Oscars on her shelf for 1978′s “Coming Home” and 1972′s “Klute.”
LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Tina Fey and Jason Bateman
called mutual friends when they learned they would co-star as
siblings in the drama-infused comedy “This Is Where I Leave
You,” just to do a little reconnaissance on each other.
“We had never worked together,” Fey said. “Well, we owned a
restaurant together for 10 years. We owned an Arby’s.”
By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken
(Reuters) – Two NFL teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended two players enmeshed in domestic abuse cases on Wednesday in the midst of intensifying criticism by corporate sponsors and politicians of America’s top sports league.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were both placed on their team’s “exempt list,” putting them on paid leaves of absence while the cases against them are resolved.