NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) – James Patterson, already among
the world’s best-selling authors, plans to shake up the
publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, “Private
Vegas,” which will self-destruct within 24 hours.
A deep-pocketed fan willing to spend $294,038 will be flown
to an undisclosed location for a meal with Patterson, the author
of “Unlucky 13″ an “Cross My Heart,” and receive a copy of the
book ahead of its launch on Jan. 26.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – What happens in Las Vegas does not always stay there. “Honeymoon in Vegas,” based on the 1992 Nicholas Cage movie, arrived on Broadway on Thursday night with a winning dose of glitz and kitsch.
The musical, starring Tony Danza as a dapper, high-rolling gambler, is adapted from the movie of the same name which also featured James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker. Its Broadway opening at the Nederlander Theatre was replete with skydiving Elvis impersonators and sexy showgirls.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stephen Somerstein was a 24-year-old college student when he photographed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama march that changed the course of civil rights in the United States.
Fifty years later as the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers spark protests and the film “Selma,” about King’s role leading the march wins acclaim, Somerstein’s photographs are the focus of an exhibition marking the anniversary.
NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Romance is intertwined with
string theory, quantum mechanics and the idea of parallel
universes in “Constellations,” a two-character play starring
Jake Gyllenhaal and British actress Ruth Wilson in their
The 70-minute work by British playwright Nick Payne, which
was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2012,
opened on Tuesday night with the New York Times hailing it as
possibly the “most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen.”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With long dark hair and an American accent, British actress Sienna Miller disappears into her role as the wife of a U.S. Navy SEAL sharpshooter in the film “American Sniper.”
Blond, blue-eyed Miller has ramped up her career since the birth of her daughter in 2012. Next month, she takes over as singer Sally Bowles for the final weeks of “Cabaret” on Broadway.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Filmmakers are bringing major art exhibitions featuring the works of Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt from museums around the globe to U.S. theaters with a series of movies that will take audiences on a guided tour of the shows.
The first film, “Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern,” will be screened up to 350 selected theaters across the United States on Tuesday. It details the acclaimed “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs,” exhibition, which attracted more than 560,000 visitors to London’s Tate Modern, making it the museum’s most popular show ever.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The DASH diet, rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, has been named the best overall diet for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Weight Watchers and the Mediterranean diet, U.S. News & World Report said on Tuesday.
DASH, which was developed to lower blood pressure without medication, was also chosen by a panel of health experts as the top diabetes diet and the best plan for healthy eating.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actor Bradley Cooper is quick to say that “American Sniper,” his film about Navy Seal sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is not about the Iraq conflict but an intimate character study of the harrowing impact of war on a soldier and his family.
The dual Academy Award nominee, who is also a producer of the film, directed by Clint Eastwood, had planned to collaborate with Kyle to bring his story to the big screen.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Angelina Jolie never expected to direct a film with shark attacks, plane crashes and prisoner-of-war camps, but she found the story of a World War Two hero so compelling she tackled them in “Unbroken,” a biopic about survival, faith and forgiveness.
The Oscar-winning actress and second-time director was half-way through Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book about Olympic runner and POW survivor Louis “Louie” Zamperini when she knew she wanted to make it into a film.
NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Wishes are granted, dreams come
true and Cinderella is rescued by her prince, but it is not all
happily ever after in “Into the Woods,” the film adaptation of
the Tony-winning Broadway musical that puts a modern spin on
Director Rob Marshall worked closely with composer Stephen
Sondheim and James Lapine in adapting their musical for the
film that opens in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day.