Month: October 2017

'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' leads a lackluster box office

Newcomers dominated the box office this weekend as Lionsgate’s comedy “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” and Warner Bros.’ sci-fi spectacle “Geostorm” debuted in the top two spots. Perry’s sequel debuted in first place, raking in an estimated $21.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, according… Source: Entertainment

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Indie Focus: The unexpected with 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer,' 'Wonderstruck' and 'Jane'

Hello, I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Among the more exciting events on the calendar is a series of appearances in Los Angeles by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda. He will be making appearances at USC, at an Acropolis Cinema… Source: Entertainment

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The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Oct. 22-29: Berlioz, Philip Glass and more

Classical Compiled by Matt Cooper Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti leads the orchestra in Brahms’ Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $54-$162. (323) 850-2000. The Consul Long Beach Opera stages Gian Carlo Menotti’s musical thriller;… Source: Entertainment

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Bill O'Reilly reportedly paid $32-million harassment settlement before signing new Fox News contract

Fired Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim just before he signed his last contract with Fox News. A report in the New York Times published Saturday said O’Reilly made the settlement to Lis Wiehl, a longtime contributor to his program, who alleged that… Source: Entertainment

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In 'Cagney' the musical, Hollywood's tough guy tap dances

James Cagney is remembered best for playing tough-talking gangsters in Warner Bros. movies in the 1930s and ’40s, which, according to “Cagney,” a loving and cartoonish small-scale bio-musical playing at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, is exactly how he didn’t want to be remembered. After… Source: Entertainment

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Dinh Q. Lê at Shoshana Wayne Gallery: Unspooling the horrors of Vietnam

Photo montages and weavings on view in Santa Monica explore how history – and identity – become fragmented and distorted, just like memory. Source: Entertainment

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Martin Katahn's Rotation Diet?

I'm going to be on the rotation diet starting tomorrow. I hope someone didn't already post a thread on this, I searched it but could only find journals. What are your views on this diet? I hear you lose up to a pound a day from your metabolic rate. If you don't know what this […]

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Hulu's 'Too Funny to Fail' looks at the legacy of the doomed 'Dana Carvey Show'

Imagine you’re starting a sketch comedy show, one that will debut on network TV in prime time. Of course, such a bold, probably misguided, idea requires a big star, maybe one who became the centerpiece of “Saturday Night Live” and starred in a summer blockbuster. Fine, done. But such a series needs… Source: Entertainment

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1980s actress Heather Kerr says Harvey Weinstein made her touch his genitals

Former actress Heather Kerr said Friday that she too was a victim of Harvey Weinstein, charging that the now-disgraced film mogul sexually assaulted her during a business meeting in 1989. Kerr, speaking during a news conference alongside her attorney, Gloria Allred, alleged that Weinstein forced… Source: Entertainment

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'Stranger Things' star Finn Wolfhard leaves APA as his agent is placed on leave following a sexual assault claim

The Los Angeles-based talent agency APA has placed a Hollywood agent on leave and one of his top clients has left the firm following allegations that the agent sexually assaulted and harassed a young actor a decade ago. Blaise Godbe Lipman, now a filmmaker, alleged that APA agent Tyler Grasham… Source: Entertainment

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