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  • Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

    It's odd to see Brian Grazer chillin'. But there he is -- the frenetic mega-producer -- lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking...
  • Seth MacFarlane is sued for stealing idea for 'Ted'

    Seth MacFarlane is sued for stealing idea for 'Ted'
    Producer-director Seth MacFarlane has been sued by a California production company for allegedly stealing the idea for a foul-mouthed talking bear with a penchant for drinking, drugs and prostitutes for his 2012 hit movie "Ted." In a complaint filed on...
  • Hollywood cameraman insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981

    Hollywood cameraman insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981
    In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger....
  • 'Manhattan,' 'Annie Hall' double bill honors Gordon Willis

     'Manhattan,' 'Annie Hall' double bill honors Gordon Willis
    A new Woody Allen film hits the screen just about once a year. But if like the super-intelligent aliens in 1980's "Stardust Memories" you prefer the early, funny ones, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica features a double bill...
  • 'Gone Girl' to Open New York Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Gone Girl," the murder-mystery thriller starring Ben Affleck, will open this year's 52nd annual New York Film Festival, Variety has learned. The Twentieth Century Fox release, directed by David Fincher, is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian...
  • The lighter side of Alec Guinness

    The lighter side of Alec Guinness
    One cold night last year with too much time on my hands, I found myself tumbling down an Alec Guinness rabbit hole, streaming first the 1979 BBC miniseries adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and then, the late hour be damned, continuing on with the...
  • Bernardo Bertolucci Talks His New Movie, Considers 3D

    Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci enters the living room of his Rome apartment through a door that had been in New York's now-defunct New Yorker Theater, the legendary mecca for film buffs where his "Before the Revolution" screened in 1965, when he was...
  • Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel List Studio City Abode

    SELLER: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel LOCATION: Studio City, CA PRICE: $2,995,000 SIZE: 4,931 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Stage and screen actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel -- or Adele Dazeem as John Travolta called her at...
  • Writers Guild Awards Set for Valentine's Day

    Filling out next year's awards season calendar, the Writers Guild of America has set its awards show for Valentine's Day on Feb. 14. The guild will present awards in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles at Century Plaza Hotel and in New York City at...
  • David Fincher thriller 'Gone Girl' to open New York Film Festival

    David Fincher thriller 'Gone Girl' to open New York Film Festival
    "Gone Girl," David Fincher's thriller based on the bestselling Gillian Flynn novel, will open this year's New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, according to a Variety report. The film stars Rosamund Pike as a woman who mysteriously vanishes, leaving her...
  • Venice to Honor Thelma Schoonmaker, Frederick Wiseman

    LONDON -- Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker and director Frederick Wiseman will be feted at the 71st Venice Intl. Film Festival, where they will receive Golden Lions for lifetime achievement. Schoonmaker won Oscars for "Raging Bull," "The Aviator" and...