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Staff reporterJust two days shy of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, singer Jamie Foxx brought some music and laughter to New Orleans with his "Blame It" tour. Foxx is no stranger to New Orleans. He spent several months here in 2003 for the making of " Ray,"...
Tags: Jamie Foxx, New Orleans, Entertainment, Movies, Ray Charles
Gold Derby• Pete Hammond -- who pegged Sandra Bullock as a contender weeks before anyone else -- surveys the lead actress field and finds it "all over the map." Pete concludes, "EW's annual survey of four academy voters (not the biggest sample exactly) had Streep...
Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars countdown | James Cameron OK with 'Avatar' Oscars spoof | Oscar gold equals box office greenGold Derby• Sandy Cohen reports, "Oscar producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic are bridging stage and screen with an advanced, automated set at the Kodak Theatre and a super high-tech program planned for TV viewers. After days of technical tests on their stage...
Culture MonsterWhile the venerated Pasadena Playhouse closed its main stage in February due to budgetary pressures, some of the company's recent productions are finding life beyond Southern California. On Thursday, producers announced that "Unchain My Heart, The Ray...
In a two-night event at separate venues, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, REDCAT and the Los Angeles Filmforum present two programs of the film work of artist Bruce Conner, who passed away in 2008 at 74. This is an increasingly rare opportunity to...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Andy Warhol, YouTube, Los Angeles
Jamie Foxx's quest for musical stardom got a boost Saturday at the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards, where the Oscar-winning actor was picked as best male musical artist. Foxx, who received an Oscar last year for portraying Ray Charles in the movie "Ray,"...
Times Staff WriterCalifornia loses more than $10 million in tax revenue when a larger-budget movie costing about $70 million is made elsewhere. A mid-size film, costing about $32 million, shot out of state means about $4 million in lost taxes. For a 12-episode drama,...
Times Staff WriterAs Leonardo DiCaprio walked on stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last October to accept the Hollywood Film Festival's actor of the year award for his portrayal as Howard Hughes in "The Aviator," the audience burst into applause. Ironically, few people in...
Tags: Jamie Foxx, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, Howard Hughes, Family
SPECIAL TO ZAP2ITFunny thing: Joaquin Phoenix doesn't really look or sound anything like Johnny Cash, but by the time he gets around to performing "Cocaine Blues" at that famous Folsom Prison concert, he owns the part. And much like Jamie Foxx in last year's "Ray,"...
Tags: Jamie Foxx, Entertainment, Movies, Music Industry, Johnny Cash
Tribune movie critic2 stars (out of four) Halfway through "Stealth" -- a big new action movie about three gung-ho U.S. Navy pilots and an ultra-computerized, pilotless plane named EDI (for "Extreme Deep Invader") -- there's a conversation between statuesque hero Ben...
Tags: Jamie Foxx, Movies, Entertainment, Jessica Biel, Armed Forces
Chicago TribuneToo many film biographies rely on the mimetic skill and charisma of the actor in charge, as did "Ray" last year, thanks to Jamie Foxx. The Ray Charles biopic was a limited sort of achievement, a case of a fine performer competing against the old A-to-Z,...
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