Ho, Los Angeles Times / July 25, 2013) Also By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic July 27, 2013, 8:00 a.m. Two experiences that helped foster my devotion to music, growing up, were watching Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts” and going to the Hollywood Bowl. Thanks to Bernstein, I began to sense the wonder of music. Thanks to the $1 seats at the top of the Bowl, I had the opportunity to get out of the living room and hear the likes of the great violinist Jascha Heifetz.
‘Hollywood Hillbillies’ on ReelzChannel, premiering in January, follows Georgia family
Following in their footsteps, Spike Lee turned to Kickstarter this week in a bid to make a film about humans who are addicted to blood. Both Lee and Braff have been criticized for their use of the crowdfunding site, with many speculating whether their star power undermines the sites original mission of giving lesser-known projects a voice. Braff secured a leading film financier, Worldview Entertainment, to top off his Kickstarter funding , while Lee, a Knicks season ticket-holder and the artistic director of New York Universitys graduate film program, isn’t hurting for money . Why Kickstarter Matters But, even for Hollywood insiders, Kickstarter may offer more meaningful feedback than traditional market research. I think what ‘Veronica Mars’ has certainly shown is that its almost like very early audience testing, says Norman Hollyn, a film professor at the University of Southern California. Kickstarter not only comes with built in social media tools, but it allows filmmakers to gauge their audience by whos willing to fund their vision and where they reside. If you can identify enough people who will contribute $5 million, then that means there’s many times that many people who will see it in a theater.
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– Honey Boo Boo is getting some competition. Another family from rural Georgia is coming to reality television, with “Hollywood Hillbillies” set to debut in January on ReelzChannel. The show follows Michael Kittrell and his grandmother Delores Hughes, known as “Mema,” as the family moves from Grayson, Ga., to Hollywood. Along for the ride are Kittrell’s aunt, Dee Dee Peters, her boyfriend Paul Conlon, and Kittrell’s uncle John Cox. MORE: Latest TV coverage | Reality TV | TV Zone blog | TV Listings Kittrell is known as “The Angry Ginger” on YouTube, where a video he made to protest a “South Park” episode that claimed redheads have no soul gained attention.
Bombs Away: Hollywood Braces for Historic 4 Straight Weeks of Megaflops
“Princesses: Long Island” (Bravo) Series premieres Sun., June 2 at 9 p.m. ET. What To Know: The reality series follows six college-educated women from affluent areas of Long Island who are still living with their families. Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) Season 8 premieres Sun., May 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Where We Left Off: Kim and Kanyes relationship was just breaking the Internet, and now well see it all on screen — including their baby drama.
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‘There were complaints from the neighbours and the neighbourhood association, and city code inspectors acted appropriately and required the homeowner be in compliance with city codes.’ The Fine China star filed an appeal against LA’s Department of Building and Safety, claiming the mural ‘enhanced the architectural and aesthetic features of the residential property’. Eyesore: Chris has been living in the $1.5million home since 2011 He took to Twitter last month after he was fined and told parents to keep their children inside. He tweeted: ‘It’s art.
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Chris Brown’s monster murals on wall of his Hollywood Hills home are painted over after he loses initial bid to keep them
New Jersey , which laid out some basis for putting sentencing in a jury’s hands. STORY: Rupert Murdoch Bribery Admission Caught on Tape (Report) Kozinski notes that “while the Supreme Court has yet to hold whether Apprendi applies to restitution, it has said in dictum that ‘[i]ntruding Apprendis rule into’ decisions to impose ‘statutorily prescribed fines and orders of restitution’ would ‘cut the rule loose from its moorings.’ Thats some indication the Court would not apply Apprendi to restitution… .” The judge also declined to accept the Greens’ “trigger argument” that while Apprendi might not apply to the amount of restitution, it should pertain to restitution in the first place. Nor the other way.
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Two Hollywood Producers Can’t Escape Foreign Bribery Penalty
The summer’s surfeit of tentpole movies drove the box office to record levels in the season’s first two months, but the competition is clearly starting to take a toll. “Pacific Rim” will be trying to lure action fans this weekend, but will compete with four big-budget movies of the same genre: “The Lone Ranger,” “White House Down,” “Man of Steel” and “World War Z” — all of which are still in more than 2,000 theaters. There are a few bright spots ahead this month. Sony’s $80 million Adam Sandler comedy “Grown Ups 2” is expected to open Friday at between $40 million and $45 million, roughly the number the original managed.
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Hollywood rebounds, but family-friendly offerings still limited
(Lion blood is optional;).” In the pic, he made sure to include the various components of his diet, which he refers to as “The 12 Labors Diet”; he eats seven yes, seven meals a day, jam-packed with proteins and vegetables. Though Henry Cavill looks like Superman, getting into crime-stopping shape involved a pretty grueling schedule. According to ABC News, the “Superman” star went through intense two-hour workouts, five or six days a week, for 11 months! Check out this vid to see how “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth used unusual things to shape his six-pack; and for more of the latest in entertainment news, tune in to “omg!
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The prequel to 2003s Monsters, Inc., which opened June 21, scored the second-highest opening weekend in Pixar history (right behind Toy Story 3) with $82 million . In the process, it beat out World War Z , which nevertheless managed a respectable $66 million in its opening weekend enough for Paramount to greenlight a sequel . Even more impressively, Mike and Sully managed to hang on to the No. 1 spot for a second weekend with only a 44 percent drop in ticket sales. (By way of comparison, Man of Steel fell more than 64 percent from weekend to weekend.) Monsters’ two-week total has already crossed $300 million worldwide. Unfortunately, with only one other exception Blue Sky Studios Epic, which opened in May there have been virtually no other movies that cater to family audiences, although that should pick up soon with releases like Despicable Me 2, Disneys Planes, Turbo and The Smurfs 2 just around the corner.
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