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2009-10-29 12:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Dot Public Schools, the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles, together with Ten-Time World Champion fighter in six weight divisions, Olympic Gold Medalist and the pride of East Los Angeles, Oscar de la Hoya, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today, officially opening De La Hoya's namesake school, Oscar de la Hoya Animo Charter High School in Boyle Heights, California. Councilmen Jose Huizar and several hundred community members...

2008-12-05 02:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeshore Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Pictures confirmed Asher Book as the final addition to the cast of FAME, a reinvention of the Oscar(R)-winning film from director Kevin Tancharoen. The joint announcement was made today by producer Tom Rosenberg, chairman & CEO of Lakeshore Entertainment and Mary Parent, chairman, MGM Worldwide Motion Picture Group. Inspired by the 1980 film, FAME follows the education of a group of dancers,...

2008-12-01 02:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeshore Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Pictures have revealed the teaching staff for FAME, a reinvention of the Oscar(R)-winning film to be directed by Kevin Tancharoen. Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer, Charles S. Dutton, Bebe Neuwirth and Debbie Allen will appear as instructors and supervisors at the prestigious New York City High School of Performing Arts. The joint announcement was made today by producer Tom Rosenberg, chairman & CEO...

2008-10-27 15:00:18

Roger Goodman has been named director of Hollywood's 81st Academy Awards telecast, producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon announced. This will be Goodman's first time directing the Oscar show. "Roger has an impressive list of credentials, particularly as relates to live television," said Mark and Condon in a joint statement. "We're thrilled that he'll be bringing his keen eye and dynamic approach to the Oscar show." Goodman's work as a live events producer-director has...

2008-08-17 21:00:35

By JACKIE LOOHAUIS-BENNETT In summer, there's nothing sweeter than curling up on the lounge with a luscious dish of -- "dish." Celebrity tell-all books abound this season, though some tell more than others. Here's a look at two of the current crop of Hollywood star tomes: Ernie, the Autobiography By Ernest Borgnine Citadel. 288 pages, $24.95 Milwaukee's favorite clown, Ernest Borgnine, has had a career as colorful as any of the Great Circus Parades he's joined. And his new book...

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2006-12-16 09:00:00

By Barbara Feder Ostrov You probably won't hear about this Hollywood thriller at the next Academy Awards. It seems the Oscar that has graced Karl Malden's mantel for decades -- the one he won for "A Streetcar Named Desire" -- is a fraud. In 1985, Malden sent his sleek statuette, just shy of 14 inches and dipped in 24-karat gold, to its Chicago maker for replating. He never got it back. Instead, according to Malden's attorney, David Quinto, the actor received a different, yet still...

2006-03-24 20:07:53

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described...

2006-03-24 20:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described "Farce of...

2006-02-24 16:47:08

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The ABC network, flush from its blockbuster Super Bowl telecast, is reaping yet another bonanza from its upcoming Oscar show, traditionally one of the most watched events of the year on U.S. television. The Walt Disney Co.-owned network has sold its entire advertising inventory for the March 5 Academy Awards broadcast for an average of $1.7 million per 30-second spot, up from $1.6 million last year, an ABC source said on Friday. With an...

2006-01-18 04:08:56

By Martin A. Grove LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With "Brokeback Mountain" and "Walk the Line" taking the top feature prizes at the Golden Globes Awards, their Oscar prospects are greatly enhanced in this last week of Academy voting. While no one knows how many Academy members held off returning their nomination ballots until after Monday's Globes telecast, it's a good bet that some did since the deadline is not until January 21 -- 10 days before Oscar nominations are...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'