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Dean Jones: Actor in Disney movies. Dean Jones dead at 84: Actor in Disney movies 'The Love Bug,' 'That Darn Cat!' Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tue., Sept. 1, '15, in Los Angeles. Jones (born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama) was 84. Dean Jones movies Dean Jones began his Hollywood career in the mid-'50s, when he was featured in bit parts – at times uncredited – in a handful of MGM films such as Robert Wise's Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), starring Paul Newman and Pier Angeli; David Miller's The Women remake, The Opposite Sex (1956), starring June Allyson and Joan Collins; and Richard Thorpe's Elvis Presley star vehicle Jailhouse Rock (1957). At the end of the decade, Jones found himself stuck in bit movie roles. »
- Andre Soares
Netflix has signed a big office lease in Hollywood that matches its big Hollywood content ambitions. The streaming video company has signed a 200,000-square-foot lease in the Icon office tower at Sunset Bronson Studios on Sunset Boulevard. The deal, which more than doubles the space Netflix currently leases in Beverly Hills, is the largest office lease in square footage to-date in Hollywood. "Netflix's decision to relocate and expand at Hudson Pacific Properties' beautifully designed Icon office tower reaffirms that Los Angeles remains the nexus for innovative tech and creative companies, and that the future
- Natalie Jarvey
You may not realize how many great movies there are on Netflix right now, including brilliant documentaries about sushi masters, mass murderers and Bob Marley, and tons of movie classics you've always meant to watch, like "Sunset Blvd." and "The French Connection."
Prepare to add all of these to your queue, as well as terrific movies you probably missed from last year, including "Chef" and "Nightcrawler." That's right, you have no life anymore, just this list of movies you need to watch Now.
- Sharon Knolle
Do you know the choreographers behind your favorite Broadway shows? From the early days of the Great White Way to the greatest hits of the past ten years, here are 12 legendary choreographers who have (literally) given shape to Broadway as we know it. Bob AvianA frequent collaborator of Michael Bennett’s, Avian began his career as a dancer in shows like “West Side Story” and “Funny Girl,” and later became a choreographer, producer, and director in his own right. He shared 1976 and 1979 Tony Awards with Bennett for their work on “A Chorus Line” and “Ballroom,” respectively, and was nominated for his solo choreography in “Miss Saigon” (1991) and “Sunset Boulevard” (1994). Michael BennettThis great choreographer debuted on Broadway with (very) short-lived musicals “A Joyful Noise” in 1966 and “Henry, Sweet Henry” in 1967, before hitting it big with the Jerry Orbach-starring “Promises, Promises” in 1968. He partnered with Stephen Sondheim in the early 1970s for “Company” and “Follies, »
Steve-o's human King Kong stunt atop a Hollywood crane earlier this month could land him in jail -- the Jackass star's been hit with 5 misdemeanors. The L.A. City Attorney charged Steve for creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing and possession of fireworks without permit, and trespassing. Cops responded to calls that a jumper had climbed a construction site crane over Sunset Boulevard on Aug. 9 -- but eventually realized it was »
- TMZ Staff
You've heard from athletes, pundits ... even Rush Limbaugh ... but now the question -- how does Kevin Federline feel about James Harrison's anti-participation trophy stance?? He Loves It!!! We were talkin' football with Federleezy on his way out of Boa Steakhouse on Sunset Blvd. when he applauded the NFL star for making his kids give their trophies back. K-Fed knows a little something about parenting ... he's got 6 kids ... and says it's important that all of »
- TMZ Staff
David Opie sits down with director David Spaltro to talk about his new horror movie In the Dark…
David Opie: Hi David. Thanks for talking to us at Flickering Myth. In the Dark is a great indie horror, something’s that all too rare these days. What inspired you to make a horror film for your third feature?
David Spaltro: It was sort of just fortuitous timing, really. I had been in development on a third feature film Wake Up in New York, and slated to go into production in Spring 2014, but that Winter hit a financing snag that sort of put the breaks on it at the time. I was a little burned out after all that work, and not sure if I should take a break and go back to trying to get that back up again, or look at a different project, when I was contacted »
- David Opie
We’ve all had them; but I dare say not many like this as Joakim and Sam Hutchinson from Cinema Etc talk about Billy Wilders The Lost Weekend.
From Masters of Cinema:
Directed by Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot), this gut-wrenching adaptation of Charles Jackson’s The Lost Weekend horrified its studio, was rejected by test audiences, and was lobbied by temperance groups, yet went on to huge success and became the awards sensation of its year.
Ray Milland stars as Don Birnam, a New York author struggling with years of alcoholism and writer’s block. Trying to keep him on the path to rehabilitation are his straight-laced brother Wick (Philip Terry) and devoted long-time girlfriend Helen (Jane Wyman). When Don absconds from a country excursion, he embarks on a four-day binge, spiralling towards rock bottom.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the first ever Cannes Film Festival, »
- Tom Jennings
The official red carpet premiere for Learning To Drive took place on Monday night, August 17, at the Paris Theatre in New York City and was attended by cast and crew including Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Sarita Choudhury, and director Isabel Coixet. The afterparty was held at Southgate on Central Park South.
Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling »
- Press Releases
Newlywed Jennifer Aniston made her first public appearance on Wednesday since her fairytale wedding to Justin Theroux at their Bel-Air home on Aug. 5. Looking tanned and relaxed in a black jumpsuit after their well-documented honeymoon to Bora Bora, Aniston joined her costars for the Los Angeles premiere of “She’s Funny That Way” at the Harmony Gold Theater on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Aniston, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn and Imogen Poots star in the Peter Bogdanovich-directed comedy that shows us how small the world really is. Also Read: Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux Married in Secret Ceremony Jennifer Aniston and »
- Debbie Emery
Haile Gerima's "Ashes & Embers" screens tonight at 8:30pm, as part of BAMcinématek's "Indie 80s" series. For tickets, visit: http://www.bam.org/film/2015/ashes-and-embers. *** "Ashes & Embers" is agitprop. It does not seek to entertain. It does not want you to sit down, settle in, shut off your brain and have fun. Haile Gerima’s film announces its contempt for such fanciful Hollywood confection in its first scene which features an aspiring actor named Randolph and the protagonist Nay Charles (played with effective intensity by John Anderson) cruising down Sunset Boulevard. Randolph’s dream of seeing his name in lights is rudely interrupted »
- Brandon Wilson
Nick Jonas took a page out of "Speed" ... hijacking the TMZ Hollywood Tour Bus for a free ride to his brother's house -- and it was awesome! Our tour spotted the youngest JoBro on Sunset Blvd. with some hot chicks (shooting an MTV promo) -- and he decided to take our passengers straight to Joe Jonas' house. The passengers got up close and personal with Nick & Joe ... check out the clip and join the fun when you're in town. »
- TMZ Staff
Joan Crawford Movie Star Joan Crawford movies on TCM: Underrated actress, top star in several of her greatest roles If there was ever a professional who was utterly, completely, wholeheartedly dedicated to her work, Joan Crawford was it. Ambitious, driven, talented, smart, obsessive, calculating, she had whatever it took – and more – to reach the top and stay there. Nearly four decades after her death, Crawford, the star to end all stars, remains one of the iconic performers of the 20th century. Deservedly so, once you choose to bypass the Mommie Dearest inanity and focus on her film work. From the get-go, she was a capable actress; look for the hard-to-find silents The Understanding Heart (1927) and The Taxi Dancer (1927), and check her out in the more easily accessible The Unknown (1927) and Our Dancing Daughters (1928). By the early '30s, Joan Crawford had become a first-rate film actress, far more naturalistic than »
- Andre Soares
Steve-o was arrested in Los Angeles Sunday, Aug. 9, after climbing a 100-foot construction crane in a protest against SeaWorld. The Jackass star climbed the crane above Sunset Boulevard holding an inflatable Shamu balloon with the words “SeaWorld Sucks,” setting off fireworks from the top of the crane. After climbing back down the crane, Steve-o, […]
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- Keiry Sanchez
Jackass star Steve-o was arrested in Los Angeles Sunday night after climbing a crane in a protest against SeaWorld. The daredevil scaled a 100-foot crane above Sunset Boulevard holding an inflatable Shamu balloon with the words "SeaWorld Sucks," at which point he detonated fireworks from the crane. After climbing back down, he was promptly arrested on several charges, including conspiracy to commit trespassing and filming without a permit, the Associated Press reports.
Long before the lurid "E! True Hollywood Story" series, there was "Sunset Boulevard" -- maybe the darkest, most cynical movie ever made about what Hollywood is really like.
Released 65 years ago this week (on August 10, 1950), director Billy Wilder's classic explored fame from the perspective of those who had it and lost it (like Gloria Swanson and her "waxwork" friends, playing lightly fictionalized versions of themselves) and those who never quite made it, like the struggling young screenwriter (William Holden) and the failed actress-turned-script reader played by Nancy Olson.
Even if you haven't seen "Sunset Boulevard," you may feel like you have, whether because of the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical it spawned, the movies that copied it (particularly "American Beauty," with its narration from beyond the grave), and the countless parodies of Swanson's final "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up" scene. In honor of the film's anniversary, »
- Gary Susman
(Billy Wilder, 1953; Eureka!, DVD/Blu-ray)
After the dissolution of his lengthy collaboration with producer Charles Brackett at Paramount Studios following one of their greatest successes with Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder became his own producer on what many regard as his finest film, that masterly piece of cynical Americana Ace in the Hole. It proved, however, to be a thundering box-office failure, and he was in urgent need of a popular success to restore his fortunes. He chose to film Stalag 17, a comedy-thriller by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski, then on its way to completing a triumphant run of 472 performances on Broadway.
Set in a German prisoner-of-war camp for air force sergeants (where the authors had themselves been interned), the play combines a deadly serious plot about a search for a German spy planted among the Americans with a knockabout tale of hungry, frustrated men digging escape tunnels, fighting among themselves, »
- Philip French
Adolphe Menjou movies today (This article is currently being revised.) Despite countless stories to the contrary, numerous silent film performers managed to survive the coming of sound. Adolphe Menjou, however, is a special case in that he not only remained a leading man in the early sound era, but smoothly made the transition to top supporting player in mid-decade, a position he would continue to hold for the quarter of a century. Menjou is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Day today, Aug. 3, as part of TCM's "Summer Under the Stars" 2015 series. Right now, TCM is showing William A. Wellman's A Star Is Born, the "original" version of the story about a small-town girl (Janet Gaynor) who becomes a Hollywood star, while her husband (Fredric March) boozes his way into oblivion. In typical Hollywood originality (not that things are any different elsewhere), this 1937 version of the story – produced by »
- Andre Soares
A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman on the sidewalk in Hollywood earlier this month has been charged with capital murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha, 31, is accused of fatally shooting Carrie Jean Melvin (pictured) near Sunset Blvd. and McCadden Place at approximately 10 p.m. on July 5. Prosecutors are asking that he be held without bail. The murder charge carries special circumstances of lying in wait and murder for financial gain, which make Obioha eligible for the death penalty. Also Read: Hollywood Murder: Lapd Search for Gunman Who Shot Woman in Head. »
- Tim Kenneally
Ezeoma Obioha has been arrested in the shooting death of Carrie Jean Melvin that occurred earlier this month near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Carrie Jean Melvin Murder Obioha, 31, was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder in Melvin’s death, reported Ktla. He is currently being held on $1 million bail. It has been determined that […]
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- Chelsea Regan
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