Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Screenwriter and director Nora Ephron's new summer flick Julie & Julia is based on two true stories intertwining the lives of two women [Julia Child & Julie Powell] who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Meryl Streep's Julia Child and Amy Adams' Julie Powell rolls into theaters on Friday, August 7th.
Julie & Julia is based on Julie Powell's book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen and My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homm.
Meryl Streep is repped by Kevin Huvane, Carin Sage, Jeff Speich and Jack Whigham @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Amy Adams is repped by Michelle Bohan @ Endeavor.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The academy award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Hernando Bansuelo - tied on his white knot: symbolizing support of same-sex marriage - celebrate activists and their work at The 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by IBM in Los Angeles @ the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Thanks Josh Watson and Hernando Bansuelo for the email.
Dustin Lance Black is repped by Craig Gering, Bryan Lourd and Jack Whigham @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
The Alfred P. Sloan prize winner - Max Mayer's Adam - at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival was purchased by Fox Searchlight and they've just release the 1st look trailer. New York Stage & Film founder Max Mayer directs Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison, Mark Linn-Baker and Peter Gallagher in dramedy film about a relationship between a somewhat socially dysfunctional young man [Hugh Dancy] and the woman [Rose Byrne] of his dreams.
Max Mayer is repped by Harley Copen, Emile Gladstone and Nathan Ross @ International Creative Management (ICM) and his New York Stage & Film is located @ 315 West 36th Street Suite 1006 in New York City.
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] have stated that Swine Influenza's symptoms are similar to those of other strains of human flu: including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. And a few patients have reported suffering from diarrhea and vomiting as well.
Anderson Cooper and experts @ CNN reports on growing casualties, outbreak and death tolls.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The ex-frontman of The Smiths - Morrissey release a new music video - Something Is Squeezing My Skull - off his latest and ninth solo album - Years of Refusal. I saw Morrissey on his last tour at the Palladium show in Los Angeles and it was a great show, can't wait to see him perform again. In the meantime kids, enjoy Miz's spanking new video below -
Steven Patrick Morrissey is repped by Lori Sale @ Paradigm.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Maude and The Golden Girls actress Bea Arthur Arthur died today at home in Los Angeles home at the age of 86 years-old and had been battling cancer. Ms. Arthur was born on May 13th of 1922 in New York, New York. She'll be missed and forever viewed by television fans in syndication of TV land.
Mary Altaffer @ Associated Press
Betty White's statement: Bea was such an important part of a very happy time in my life and I have dearly loved her for a very long time. How lucky I was to know her.
Rue McClanahan's statement: [Thirty-seven] years ago she showed me how to be very brave in playing comedy. I'll miss that courage. And I'll miss that voice.
Bea Arthur's personal assistant - Dan Witt said "She was a brilliant and witty woman. Bea will always have a special place in my heart." Bea Arthur was repped by Matthew Del Piano @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Friday, April 24, 2009
OSCAR winner Renée Zellweger stars as social worker Emily Jenkins in director Christian Alvart's Case 39 - Emily Jenkins rescues a young girl from abusive parents but begins to suspect the girl may not be so innocent after all - and you can view the trailer below.
Renée Zellweger is repped by Kevin Huvane @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA), manager John Carrabino @ John Carrabino Management and publicists Nanci Ryder and Leslie Sloane Zelnik @ Baker/Winokur/Ryder.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The dynamic duo - Andrew Chen & Johan - behind the design house of 3sixteen takes us behind their luscious photo shoot for their must-haves Fall 2009 prêt–à–porter. The editorial piece was directed and edited by Sarah Krusen [Chen] and modeling by Devon Drakkar and Lane Simmons.
You can read more about the fashion house and its creative director and designers @ CorduroyMag.com and pick up Corduroy magazine @ newsstands. The 3sixteen Fall 2009 collection debuts August 2009 and the 3sixteen tag comes from John 3:16 in the Bible.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Empire's 20th anniversary edition by guest creative-editor Steven Spielberg gives us another exclusive look, this time of director Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max Von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Jackie Earle Haley, Patricia Clarkson, Christopher Denham and Curtiss Cook and rolls into theaters on Friday, October 22.
Shutter Island tells the story of two United States Marshalls sent to a federal institution for the criminally insane located in Boston's Outer Harbor to capture a violent female escapee.
Martin Scorsese is repped by Chris Donnelly and Ariel Emanuel @ Endeavor, attorneys Jake Bloom and Ralph Brescia @ Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman & Goodman, LLP, manager Rick Yorn @ Rick Yorn Management Company and publicist Leslee Dart @ 42West.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
ML Creative Group, Scooter Braun's Schoolboy Music and Steve Rifkind's SRC Records present Asher Roth's new album - Asleep in the Bread Aisle - party and DJ Mos spins at the event @ the Hotel Rivington in New York City.
Asleep in the Bread Aisle is available in stores and on iTunes now.
To read more about Asher Roth and explore his music, visit asherrothmusic.com
Monday, April 20, 2009
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead actor Joey Kern reading James Frey's A Million Little Pieces @ Fairfax Branch Library located at 161 S. Gardner Street in Los Angeles, California 90036.
Joey Kern is repped by Sutton, Barth and Vennari agency. A Million Little Pieces is based on the true events in the life of James Frey, the story is an honest portrayal of the destruction and reconstruction of the life of a recovering drug addict. Story depicts in great detail his attempt to get clean, battling his counselors every step of the way.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Director Michael Bay released the 1st look clip of his anticipated Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen film from ShoWest in Las Vegas, and it's awesome. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, June 26.
Shia LaBeouf is repped by Megan Silverman and Patrick Whitesell @ Endeavor.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Empire landed the first look pix of director Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn on his motion-capture production set with actors Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis and producer Peter Jackson. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is about a young reporter - Tintin - and his dog, a terrier named Snowy traveling the world and setting off on countless adventures.
Edgar Wright [rewrite], Joe Cornish [rewrite], Steven Moffat [adaptation], Carlo Bernard [old draft] and Doug Miro [old draft] wrote the screenplay, based on Georges Hergé Remi's The Adventures of Tintin comicstrip and arrives in theaters on 2011.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Director Kathryn Bigelow returns with The Hurt Locker enlisting talented actor Jeremy Renner, whom I've kept an eye on since his impressive indie debut as 'Jeffrey Dahmer' in Dahmer after his folly performance as 'Dags' in National Lampoon's Senior Trip. And of course, anything by Ms. Bigelow for me is a must-see and The Hurt Locker trailer below has me salivating before its theatrical release date of June 26.
When a new sergeant - Jeremy Renner's Staff Sgt. William James - takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates: Anthony Mackie's Sgt. J.T. Sanborn and Brian Geraghty's Specialist Owen Eldridge by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Director Steven Soderberg emerges with his second lo-fi HDNet film - The Girlfriend Experience - set to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival [April 22 - May 3] and arrives in theaters on Friday, May 22. The Girlfriend Experience stars Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Glenn Kenny, Timothy Davis, David Levien, Mark Jacobson, Brian Koppelman and David Levien.
In the weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election, Sasha Grey's Chelsea an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl offers more than sex to her clients: companionship and conversation [the girlfriend experience]. Chelsea thinks she has her life totally under control and feels her future is secure because she runs her own business her own way, makes $2k/hour and has a devoted boyfriend who accepts her lifestyle. But when you're in the business of meeting people, you never know who you're going to meet.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in director Lars Von Trier's new flick - Anticrist - focuses on a couple played by Dafoe and Gainsbourg who retreat to a cabin in the woods to recover from the death of their child, where a battle of the nerves develop between them.
Anticrist was shot on location in North Rhine-Wesphalia, Germany and was written by Anders Thomas Jensen and Lars Von Trier.
Monday, April 13, 2009
High School Musical star Zac Efron is taking his craft [as an actor] seriously by tackling new challenging roles in directors Burr Steers' 17 Again and Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles. Pixer Peggy Sirota shoots Efron for GQ May 2009 issue, which hits newsstands on Tuesday and Efron's 17 Again rolls into theaters on Friday, April 17. Here are excerpts from Efron's telling interview:
On being part of community theater: It was the worst possible thing you could do in high school. Kids who are in musical theater tend to be self-confident in a quirky kind of way, and when kids who are really self-conscious see somebody doing that kind of thing, they try to bring them down. I used to do random things, man. When I was a kid? I dyed my hair silver, to look like Sisqó in the 'Thong Song' video. I just didn’t give a f—. I didn't care.
On why he tackled 17 Again role: It's very transitional, y'know? I didn't wanna alienate the fans that had been around for so long. The fans, who’ve been around for so many years.
On false news that he wears false eyelashes: If somebody can find any photo that shows me wearing false eyelashes, I will give them a f—ing million dollars. That's bulls—. (pauses) You know what, dude? A couple of times, when I was young, and I didn't know what the f*** I was doing—it's just what happens. Somebody's there, and it's their job. And they load you up with makeup. They don't do the girlie thing, but they, y'know, cover your zits. It didn't come from a self-conscious place—it was just what everyone did. And since then, people just constantly think I'm wearing makeup. It's a recurring theme. But f***, man. I have never worn false eyelashes in my entire life. (blinks a couple of times) That's all me.”
On stupid reports that he's getting married: That was such bull***. I'm definitely not getting married. In this business, you're either getting married or they want you to be pregnant. I'm not getting married until I'm 40. If ever. The thought never crossed my mind.
On show-business: It's crazy, all the stuff that happens down there. It's the American dream. I mean, it's beautiful. But it's so f—ed up. Up here, everything's green. And down there, it's crazy.
You can read the full article @ GQ.com.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Alexi Wasser [ImBoyCrazy] interviews Rickey Kim [Mr. Kim Says & Evil Monito] @ Coffee Bean & Tea on Sunset Boulevard and it sorta feels like I'm eavesdropping on their first date. Since discovering Ms. Wasser's cool blog and BBC's Mistresses [on On-Demand], I'm feeling a higher level of faux-estrogen and thought I bring you this video interview.
Rickey Kim [Mr. Kim Says & Evil Monito] is also the managing editor @ 944.
Posted: Rickey Kim
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Zac Efron thanks the tweens and twifties for their support and making him the man-child, he's become in today's movie market and teen boppers icon. You can watch Efron give his undying gratitude during his Saturday Night Live monologue below -
Zac Efron is repped by Joel Lubin and Mick Sullivan @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA), attorney Patti Felker @ Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson, LLP, publicist Gina Hoffman @ Baker/Winokur/Ryder, and managed by Jason Barrett @ Alchemy Entertainment.
Posted: Zac Efron
Friday, April 10, 2009
While reading about Haiti-born designer Victor Glemaud @ Interview, I came across actress and imboycrazy creator Alexi Wasser's video-blog [below] where she hides out in Purple Lounge's bathroom @ Mike Mills book signing sub-party, and writes a funny cultural piece on not-being a paparazzo @ Los Angeles Art Weekend launch party.
To read Ms. Wasser complete article, visit interviewmagazine.com. And you can catch her drrrrty performance on FX's Dirt disc and her running commercial spots for Kohl's.
Posted: Mike Mills
Thursday, April 09, 2009
King of the Hill creator Mike Judge's Extract - feature film about a flower extract plant owner deals with workplace issues and a stream of bad luck, including his wife's affair with a gigolo - arrives in theaters on Friday, September 4th and the trailer is here. Extract stars Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons and Mila Kunis.
Guayaquil [Ecuador]'s Mike Judge is repped by Mike Simpson @ William Morris Agency, manager Michael Rotenberg @ 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Kevin Morris @ Morris, Yorn, Barnes & Levine. Judge's Ternion Productions and Judgemental Films are located @ 1010 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Austin, Texas 78701.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Oscar winner Halle Berry promotes her new Coty perfume [Halle] and discusses partner Gabriel Aubry and motherhood experience with their daughter Nahla. Here are excerpts from the interview:
On life now: Having a baby takes so much from you. It's the most glorious thing you'll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious!. So now I'm having to exercise, eat a little bit differently, take a lot more vitamins.
On being pregnant: My pregnancy was amazing. I was happy that whole time, I felt good. I had energy, I felt like Superwoman. I wish I could feel like that for the rest of my life, that's how fantastic it was.
On motherhood: Having a baby takes so much from you. It's the most glorious thing you'll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious! So now I’m having to exercise, eat a little bit differently.
On partner Gabriel Aubry urging her to get out: [My guilty pleasure is] very boring, but I buy baby clothes online. Nahla can't wear all the clothes I've bought, and we don't go anywhere because I can't deal with the paparazzi. Gabrie's always like, [She doesn't even leave the house! Halle, you've got to stop].
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Chris Zamoscianyk directs what's been called an authentic skater film - Street Dreams - written by Rob Dyrdek & Nino Scalia and Elisa Delson and was shot on location in Dayton, Ohio. You can check out the Street Dreams trailer and making of the docu-drama with writers Rob Dyrdek and Nino Scalia.
Street Dreams: Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality. He is receiving pressure from all sides, his parents are stressing him because he is failing in school, his girlfriend thinks he is a loser, his best friend has become his rival because he is better than him. Things come to a head after Derrick gets arrested and a fight ensues with his father resulting in him running away from home. He does the only thing he knows how to do and opts to follow his dream to the Tampa Am contest, one of the only ways an unknown skater can get noticed.
Street Dreams hits theaters sometime this year and Rob Dyrdek is repped by Steve Wohl and Lori Sale @ Paradigm and managed by Jeremy Larner @ JKL Worldwide.
We got our hands on the 1st look at Marshall Bruce Mathers III [Emimen]'s new music video for We Made You, off his forthcoming studio album. Enjoy kids and come out to Hush Hush @ Libertine @ 8210 Sunset Boulevard [between Crescent Heights and Harper: South-side of the street] and hear DJ IV Legend [Johnny Reyes] spins.
Hush Hush @ Libertine Lounge: Sean Ray [DJ Ducky]
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Every Tuesday @ 9:30pm - 2:00am
Age: 21 & Over
Music: Deep House, Chicago House, Electro, Minimal
Venue: Libertine on Sunset @ 8210 Sunset Boulevard [Crescent Heights & Harper] Los Angeles [CA] 90046
Monday, April 06, 2009
Leave it to Saturday Night Live's Weekend News Update to lack originality and yet biting sketch, parodying Kristen Wiig's super-entertainer Madonna and Abby Elliot's Angelina Jolie battling it out, a la super-mega style for the latest celebrity must-have, an African baby. The not-so-funny topic video is below -
Kristen Carroll Wiig is repped by Josh Katz, Blair Kohan and Matt Rice @ United Talent Agency (UTA), attorney Karl Austen @ Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein and manager Naomi Odenkirk @ Odenkirk Talent Management.
Posted: Kristen Wiig
Sunday, April 05, 2009
In Saturday Night Live digital short, Jonah Hills admits to Andy Samberg that he's dating and fucking his dad - played by James Downey. The funny short was based on Jonah Hill's dream of a similar nature.
The short was directed by Akiva Schaffer, who's attached to Hill's upcoming comedy - The Adventurer's Handbook.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
It was a Ronson family affair, when Mark, Samantha and their mother Ann Dexter-Jones came out to support designer Charlotte Ronson's I "Heart" Ronson launch party presented by JCPenney @ Bar Marmont in Los Angeles, California.
Alex Greenwald and actor Simon Rex walked the I "Heart" Ronson launch party red carpet to support their friend Producer [DJ] Mark Ronson.
Mark Ronson is repped by Paradigm and Simon Rex [Dirt Nasty][Sebastian][Simon Cutright]is managed by Jeff Kolodny @ Luber Roklin Entertainment
Actor [Musician] Alex Greenwald was last seen in 21 and Bad News Bears.
Posted: Mark Ronson
Friday, April 03, 2009
I've followed Kehinde Wiley's portraiture paintings for some years now and when I was invited to attend his art lecture at Harold M. Williams Auditorium at J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, I jumped at the rare opportunity. At Getty lecture, Wiley discussed his art and origin, and gave the audience a sneak peek of The World Stage: Brazil - his new upcoming exhibition.
The World Stage: Brazil opens on Saturday, April 4 at Roberts & Tilton, making it Kehinde Wiley's third solo exhibition @ Roberts & Tilton. Kehinde's past world stage series included the continents of Africa and China and The World Stage: Brazil is described as " through Wiley's extensive investigative exchange, his contemporary yet historical oeuvre accentuates international cultures and their denizens, evoking discourse on an ever-expanding examination of globalization".
Kehinde Wiley have shown at Brooklyn Museum of Art [New York], Columbus Museum of Art [Ohio], Portland Art Museum [Oregon], Hammer Museum [Los Angeles], Rubell Family Collection [Miami], National Portrait Gallery [Washington], Whitney Museum [New York] and Studio Museum [Harlem].
The World Stage: Brazil exhibit ends on Saturday, May 30 @ Roberts & Tilton.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Anyone that knows me and reads Reserve Result [RR] knows that I support social and art causes, and that I don't condone or tolerate violence against women, children or any group, and director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightley are doing their part as well by producing a provocative short film asking us [world citizen] to Stop Domestic Violence. Thanks [RR] reader [Hernando Bansuelo] for the email.
The United Kingdom's Women's Aid is asking us all to help save lives by donating 2 pounds a month because 2 women die from domestic violence every week. To learn more about Women's Aid, visit womensaid.org.uk.
The new not-safe-for-work trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno is here, and Bruno is a gay, Austrian television reporter who worms his way into fashion shows runways and middle america.
Universal Pictures and director Dan Mazer's Bruno arrives in theaters on Friday, July 10. Sacha Baron Cohen is repped by Ariel Emanuel, Elyse Scherz and Adam Venit @ Endeavor.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The new trailer for director Jordan Galland's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead - about an unemployed actor who gets his big break directing an off-Broadway version of "Hamlet". But the adaptation is written by a Romanian who happens to be undead - is here. Enjoy the trailer below and the film premieres @ AFI Dallas International Film Festival.
Filmmaker Jordan Galland is repped by Dan Farah @ Farah Films & Management and Devon Aoki is repped by Mimi DiTrani @ Schiff Company.
At Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead screening @ AFI Dallas International Film Festival in Dallas, Devon Aoki, Jake Hoffman and director Jordan Galland walked the red-carpet to promote their funny film.