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NBA star JaVale McGee isn't letting a little thing like a 20 Million gallon flood get in the way of his charity softball game -- TMZ Sports has learned the event will happen at UCLA on Sunday ... despite the fact parts of the campus are still underwater. The Denver Nuggets star was all set to host the 1st Annual JugLife Celebrity Softball game at Easton Stadium on the UCLA campus to benefit (ironically enough) a program »
- TMZ Staff
The 1942 comedy The Major and the Minor is notable today as the Hollywood directing debut of Billy Wilder, who wrote the film with his longtime partner Charles Brackett. They would go on to make such classics as The Lost Weekend and Sunset Blvd., but in 1942 Wilder’s name wasn’t a selling point: it was all about Ginger and, to a lesser degree, leading man Ray Milland. In its first-run engagement at the two Paramount Theatres in L.A., the downtown branch added a second feature from B-movie specialists William Pine and William Thomas (known as the Two Dollar Bills), while both venues featured—and advertised—the latest of Paramount’s Superman cartoons, a testament to the appeal of...
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- Leonard Maltin
UCLA's Pauley Pavilion is no longer full of water, but it's full of damage — and just 11 days before Fox's “Teen Choice 2014” awards are set to take place in the arena. The facility suffered heavy damage Tuesday when a 30-inch water main broke on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles’ upscale Westwood neighborhood, causing massive flooding in the area. The awards show, hosted by “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey, is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Pauley Pavilion. Whether or not the arena is repaired by then, the show will go on. Also read: Jennifer Lawrence and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Dominate First Wave of Teen Choice Awards Nominations Fox. »
- Tony Maglio
Source: Getty / Ari Perilstein; Getty / Kevin Mazur Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom reportedly got in a fight outside of a restaurant in Ibiza. Things allegedly got physical between the two. Scarlett Johansson chopped off her hair. The pregnant star is now rocking a bowl haircut. Beyoncé may or may not have have been responding to breakup rumors with this Instagram photo. Either way, it's adorable. The UCLA campus and part of Sunset Boulevard were flooded with between eight million and 10 million gallons of water after a pipe burst. Sheik Humarr Khan, the doctor in charge of fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, died from the disease. He fell ill early last week. Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura won his $1.8 million defamation case against author Chris Kyle. In Kyle's 2012 book, he claimed he punched Ventura after he made a negative comment about Navy SEALs, but Ventura said in court that the story was fabricated. »
The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. The 30-inch, nearly century-old pipe burst under nearby Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon, sending water 30 feet into the air, opening a 15-foot hole in the street and inundating part of the campus that was soon swarmed with police and firefighters. "Unfortunately UCLA was the sink for this water source," UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. »
- Associated Press
UCLA unexpectedly turned into a water park today. The University of California, Los Angeles campus experienced a shocking flood after a massive water main break shortly before 3:30 p.m., sending millions of gallons of water and counting on to Sunset Boulevard and the campus. Fire officials reportedly compared the freak accident to a flash flood. One of the most devastating consequences of the flood was the damage done to Pauley Pavilion, an arena on campus that completed a $136 million renovation just two years ago. Many students and Twitter users quickly took to the social media website to share shocking images of the campus' conditions. Take a look at some of the craziest pics posted: »
UCLA is virtually underwater ... the result of a massive water main break on campus -- and the athletic training center is getting hit Hard. TMZ Sports obtained footage ... showing the water rushing in beside a mural that features several UCLA athletic greats. The water main ruptured around 4pm ... and water is shooting out like a volcano. In fact, it's so bad officials shut down Sunset Blvd. and firefighters were helping stranded motorists. Besides the athletic training center, »
- TMZ Staff
Sunset Blvd. near UCLA campus will remain closed through Wednesday. Multiple people and vehicles were stranded after a water main break caused a flood near UCLA's campus in Westwood. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said a 90-year-old pipe ruptured, and was at one time pumping 75,000 gallons per minute. Between eight and ten million gallions were lost, the department estimated, and repairs would continue into Wednesday. Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films The Los Angeles Fire Department dispatched a crew to 10630 Sunset Blvd. to help people stranded in nearby parking garages. Authorities said the
- Aaron Couch
Roger Corman sat down with Conan O’Brien last week for a spirited interview (promoting his latest Sy-Fy spectacular, Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda) turning in a charismatic performance that provoked a reaction not unlike Dennis Hopper’s besotted appraisal of Dean Stockwell’s spaced-out lounge lizard in Blue Velvet:
“Suave? Goddamn, you are one suave fucker”.
Suave? Yep, that’s Roger.
O’Brien’s wide-ranging conversation with Corman proved that this storied filmmaker is nothing if not a treasure trove of great Hollywood tales, mainly because Roger himself has instigated so many of them. Not the least being the time he decided to drop acid to better direct The Trip, his 1967 psychedelic-psychodrama starring Peter Fonda and, appropriately enough, Dennis Hopper.
- Charlie Largent
The son of scuba-diving instructors, Luc Besson came of age exploring the depths of the ocean floor and inventing stories out of the debris he would find along the shore. Some 50 years later, he is still playing with rocks in the sand — only now his shoreline is the river Seine and his castle a 667,000-square-foot film studio called Cite du Cinema (literally Cinema City). Built from the shell of a 1930s thermal power plant in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, the sprawling complex — which includes nine soundstages, a 500-seat auditorium and a full-service restaurant — is headquarters for Besson’s prolific production and distribution outfit, EuropaCorp, plus a host of affiliated vendors and two film schools.
On a recent Friday afternoon, despite a bank-holiday weekend in France, Cite du Cinema was a hive of activity as editors, sound mixers and visual effects artists readied two new EuropaCorp productions for their »
- Scott Foundas
"She's the owner of a club right now and she wants to take over Gotham, basically, so we'll see how that plays out," Jada told Access Hollywood on Sunday at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour. "Fish is, she's a very edgy woman with quite a temper, but I did kind of a mix of Griselda Blanco with Norma Desmond, Griselda Blanco being like one of the most notorious female gangsters… And then Norma Desmond from 'Sunset Blvd.,' ...
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In the summer of 1999 I was a 17-year-old floorboy at a suburban multiplex showing Eyes Wide Shut. There were other movies that caught my attention that summer—Limbo, Election, Summer of Sam, The Blair Witch Project, South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut—but Kubrick’s was the only one of any import. I saw it four times in a week, defended it against my peers’ scorn, and had Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Chicago Reader review practically memorized. For my generation, seeing a Stanley Kubrick film in its original run was a novelty. Sadly, the experience would also be unrepeatable.
1999 was a hard year to be a cinephile. Kubrick vanished in March, and by the time December rolled around the news came in that Robert Bresson had also passed away. I was obsessed with both filmmakers. The previous year I already felt anguished learning about Akira Kurosawa’s death. Looking back, the »
- Gabe Klinger
"Californication" star Madeline Zima smashed her car into another vehicle on Sunset Blvd. Saturday night. Madeline rear-ended another car in West Hollywood. It was bad enough that Zima's car had to be towed. No injuries to speak of.Madeline's friends consoled her -- she was clearly shaken up. Our photog asked her what happened ... but the 28-year old wasn't in the mood to talk. Maybe that was wise ... right to remain silent and all that. »
- TMZ Staff
After fans helped him raise $3.1 million to fund his latest project, “Wish I Was Here,” via Kickstarter, multi-hyphenate Zach Braff was able to share the end result with several backers who attended the film’s premiere Monday night at the DGA Theater.
Joined on the red carpet by his brother and co-screenwriter Adam Braff and costars Joey King, Donald Faison, Ashley Greene, Jim Parsons and Pierce Gagnon, Braff said the process of promoting his movie has been a bit like running for office.
“Releasing a movie is a little like a political campaign,” Braff told Variety. “You’re constantly trying to just catch any eyeballs you can because there’s so much competition for everyone’s attention. All bets are off with marketing movies now. The old ways don’t work anymore and it’s all about the new ways.”
Though the past few months have been hectic, Braff said »
- Andrea Seikaly
Jane's Addiction, which first played on the Sunset Strip as the opener to Gene Loves Jezebel at The Roxy nearly two decades ago, is returning to West Hollywood in September as the king of the influential live-music scene. The L.A. rockers will headline the first day of the newly expanded Sunset Strip Music Festival and receive the Elmer Valentine Award, which salutes those who have made an impact on the iconic 1.5-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard. Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun ("Walking on a Dream") will topline the second day of the street
- Mike Barnes
Feminine roles in cinema vary as there are different types of female empowerment displayed on the big screen. The same can be said for the showcasing the vulnerability of women in the movies as well. From motherhood to savvy businesswomen women have been either represented with integrity or misrepresented with exploitative intent.
One of the most explosive roles for women in motion pictures have been in the titillating realm of prostitution. Whether considered controversial, inspirational or observational the concept of women selling sex and demonstrating sensuality poses may ethical questions in cinema. Are movies that stress moral dilemmas with femininity and flesh-pedaling philosophies a challenging venture or easy pickings for sensational themes in films?
Whatever the case the prospect of fast females in film presents somewhat of a sociological/psychological experimentation. May it be through the lens of declaration, discovery or despair She Works Hard for the Money: The Top »
- Frank Ochieng
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I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn’t really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 billion! – that’s the company’s valuation, not the price of a ride) and Google’s driverless cars (development cost unknown), and I decided it was time to connect the dots: once a car learns to drive, there’s no need to own it and there’s no need for a driver. That’s because the car can come when called, take you to your destination, then go off and pick up someone else. That sounds great and I’m hardly the first to connect those particular dots, but there’s a corollary that seems to have gone largely (though not entirely) unnoticed: when driving oneself becomes unnecessary, it will eventually become more expensive, less convenient and – ultimately – unlawful, »
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Is Selena Gomez sliding back into her pre-rehab ways?
Authorities said that the parties were completely cooperative, turned down the music, and nothing further happened -- but the news comes on the heels of reports that Gomez, 21, has rekindled her romance with Justin Bieber, 20, reportedly worrying her friends and family.
Pics: Rekindled Romances in Hollywood
Rumors of a reconciliation between the on-again, off-again couple were confirmed when the two were spotted at mutual friend Alfredo Flores' birthday party in Los Angeles on June 15.
"Justin and Selena are definitely full-on back together at the moment," a source tell Us Weekly. "They spent all day riding together on a Can-Am Spyder on Sunset Blvd. … Justin drove while Selena sat on the back holding on to [him].He was incredibly sweet with her and »
As we continue with the list, we still see a lot of World War II, but throw in some World War I and Persian Gulf War, too. While some of the films in this portion of the list spin the war film into something a little more ingenious, it doesn’t completely rule out the idea of a patriotic call to arms film. We also see a few more foreign language films on the list, as well as some Oscar winners for their work. Without further ado, let’s light this candle.
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30. Black Book (2006)
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Conflict: World War II
In 2008, the Dutch public named it the greatest Dutch film ever made. Who am I to argue? A surprisingly complete film from a director who has Showgirls and Hollow Man under his belt (and Starship Troopers and Robocop…I can’t be too hard »
- Joshua Gaul
Jelena once more! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have rekindled their relationship—for now, that is—multiple sources tell Us Weekly. The pair, who have been on and off since 2010, spent the past few days together, riding on Bieber's three-wheeled motorcycle Can-Am Spyder and celebrating good friend Alfredo Flores' birthday in Los Angeles on June 16. "Justin and Selena are definitely full-on back together at the moment," one source tells Us. "They spent all day riding together on a Can-Am Spyder on Sunset Blvd. … Justin drove while Selena [...] »
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