Paramount Pictures still cares about Up in the Air author Walter Kirn and respects him as a person and wants to hang out and stuff. If he’s not doing anything they were thinking maybe he would like him to come to the Oscars with them:
“thanks to Paramount Pictures for coming through with Oscar tickets Read More
Peter Bart reports in today's L.A. editions of Variety that Viacom chief Sumner Redstone's relationship with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen is going south.
According to his report-which relies on unnamed sources-the duo could walk in 15 months if their relationship with Mr. Redstone, whose purchase of Dreamworks through Paramount was regarded as Read More
Laurence Mark, producer of Dreamgirls, carried his Golden Globe in one hand as he made the congratulatory rounds at the Paramount party following the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night. He managed to hug well-wishers with one hand while holding the statue in the other. “Someone said to me, ‘It’s the same Read More
It’s déjà vu for former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell. A little less than a year after he left The Times in a huff, the elusive yet ubiquitous boulevardier finds himself once again in the familiar confines of a movie studio. On Valentine’s Day, Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, co-presidents of Production for Read More
The Silver Screen Collection is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the screen debut of the eminent theatrical team, the Marx Brothers: Chico (1887-1961), Harpo (1888-1964), Groucho (1890-1977) and Zeppo (1901-1979). Their first vehicle, The Cocoanuts (1929), was based on the George S. Kaufman play (adapted for the screen by Morrie Ryskind) in which Read More
Vincent Pastore, The Sopranos ‘ late Big Pussy Bonpensiero, is excited about the Tribeca Film Festival. He’s so excited that even though he doesn’t have any films playing at the nine-day festival, he called just to tell us how jazzed he is.
“I can’t wait,” said Mr. Pastore with a Cohiba-enhanced growl, adding that a Read More
White Christmas: The Story of an American Song , by Jody Rosen. Scribner, 213 pages, $24.
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? If so, the odds are that it’s not like the one you used to know, but like the one Irving Berlin and Bing Crosby persuaded us we used to know. I mean, Read More
When he finishes his run in the Off Broadway revival of Burn This in November, Edward Norton will report to the Los Angeles set of F. Gary Gray’s heist movie The Italian Job , which will co-star Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron. Mr. Norton may show up on time, but he won’t be happy about Read More
By day, Sam Ramer prosecutes homicides as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx. At night, he has another life, this one involving galaxies and characters far, far away. His extracurricular pursuit of all things Star Trek has fulfilled his fantasy life, but it’s also put him on another side of the law–away from the Read More
There it is, at the corner of Mercer and Prince streets, the Mercer Hotel. It was supposed to open in 1992, but there were snags and delays and more snags until it became just another one of those never-ending construction projects that New Yorkers learn to ignore.
Brown plastic covers the windows. A sign says, Read More