Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Kelly Osbourne Settles Above Sunset Strip

December 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUYER: Kelly Osbourne LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2 million SIZE: 2,538 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Although she’s owned a Robert Byrd-designed pad just behind the perennially chic Chateau Marmont since 2005, in early 2013 Kelly Osbourne was shacked up in a West Hollywood rental condo across the hall from... Read more

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Kelly Osbourne Settles Above Sunset Strip

December 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUYER: Kelly Osbourne LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2 million SIZE: 2,538 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Although she’s owned a Robert Byrd-designed pad just behind the perennially chic Chateau Marmont since 2005, in early 2013 Kelly Osbourne was shacked up in a West Hollywood rental condo across the hall from... Read more

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John Legend Sells Hollywood Hills House

December 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SELLERS: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2,000,00 SIZE: 1,998 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: As the beaver buys property gossips at the L.A. Times first reported, singer-songwriter John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen — she was the cover girl on the always highly sexed-up 2014 Sports... Read more

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Things TV Network Presidents Said in 2014

December 19, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

We've spent a lot of time talking about the best that 2014 had to offer, but what about everything that lies on the other end of the year's quality spectrum? The network presidents spent much of 2014 bragging about, and defending, their various programming and scheduling decisions, no matter how foolish some of them turned out. But some of those proclamations were so outrageous that they deserve revisiting. (I wanted to call this the network presidents' "10 Biggest Lies of 2014," but in fairness they actually believed at least some of these things to be true at the time they said them.) And if you think Kevin Reilly, who stepped down as Fox entertainment chairman on May 29, is going to figure prominently on this list ... you would be correct. 10. Gotham isn't going to have a 22-episode season

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‘Annie,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Get On Up’ Grab Music Supervisor Noms

December 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For its fifth annual awards, taking place Jan. 21 at Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood, the Guild of Music Supervisors made ample display of its practitioners’ range in announcing its nominations. The field encompasses supervisors behind hit Broadway musicals freshly adapted for the big screen (“Annie” and “Into the Woods”) to jukebox biopics of pop... Read more

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Korea Box Office: Local Documentary Tops Weekend Chart

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – An independently-produced Korean documentary beat Hollywood and local blockbusters alike to grab the top spot at Korea’s box office over the weekend (Fri-Sun). “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” about an elderly couple facing death, took $4.66 million (KRW 5.13 billion) last weekend, overtaking “Interstellar,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and newcomer “The Theory of Everything.”    “My Love” opened on Nov.... Read more

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My First Time in Variety: Tippi Hedren

December 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s a story that’s become Hollywood legend: Model Tippi Hedren’s life was forever changed when she was cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” But Variety columnist Army Archerd first reported the news in his column rather banally back in 1962: “Mort Sahl’s gal friend also in the company.” How did you get cast in the... Read more

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Why ‘Serial’ Won’t Do Much for Podcasting or Hollywood

November 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Given how much ink has been spilled about solving the whodunit featured in the new podcast “Serial,” let’s tackle an equally confounding mystery: how on earth did a podcast become such a pop-culture sensation? Episodic digital audio programs like “Serial” have been around for nearly a decade, but have remained something of a fringe attraction... Read more

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Hollywood Fights Against Ferguson Decision with ‘Blackout Friday’

November 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood leaders are supporting a nationwide protest of the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, under the social media hashtag #BlackoutFriday and organized through the collective Blackout for Human Rights. “Fruitvale Station” director Ryan Coogler, “Selma” helmer Ava DuVernay, “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams, Russell... Read more

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‘Angels in America’ Cinematographer on Working With Mike Nichols

November 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Stephen Goldblatt, who was the cinematographer on Mike Nichols’ last three screen productions — including HBO’s “Angels in America,” which Nichols considered to be the crowning achievement of his career — spoke to Variety at the Camerimage Film Festival on Friday about his friend, who died Wednesday. Goldblatt has worked with some of Hollywood’s leading... Read more

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