Tag Archives: John Huston

Elizabeth Taylor: Looking back at an adventure

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: RIP Elizabeth Taylor, the last great Hollywood film goddess…As the world says farewell to the actress-philanthropist, who died today at age 79, we also say goodbye to a kind of glamor that simply does not exist today. Here is a glimpse of[...]

Will Smith, Jay-Z want to remake “Annie” with young Willow Smith?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Will Smith Remake Train continues to chug along, according to reports. And why not? Smith’s reimagining of “The Karate Kid,” with son Jaden in the lead role of a bullied teen learning to fight back, was a global smash, earning $359 million worldwide. It makes[...]

David Spade just one of many ‘SNL’ alums in Farleys’ ‘Hollywood & Wine’

HollywoodNews.com: Ever since becoming a Hollywood commentator on “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update, David Spade has always been embraced by audiences for his biting sense of humor. It’s a character that has resonated throughout his career: Being the sassy guy in such sitcoms as NBC’s “Just Shoot Me” and CBS’[...]

Academy to honor Alex North with a screening of ‘The Misfits’

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will celebrate the career of Alex North (1910–1991), the 15-time Oscar®-nominated composer, with a centennial salute featuring a screening of “The Misfits” (1961) on Friday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event[...]

Mark Romanek to lead 37th Telluride Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: The 37th Annual Telluride Film Festival has just unveiled this year’s lineup that includes more than a handful of documentaries and will salute Claudia Cardinale for a tribute that will include a screening of “The Girl with the Suitcase.” Mark Romanek will show “Never Let Me Go” and there[...]

Coppola and Godard to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will[...]

Robert Pattinson among GQ’s 50 Most Stylish Men of the past half century

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: GQ has selected the 50 Most Stylish Men of the past half century and includes such icons as Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and some modern-day stars including Brad Pitt and Robert Pattinson. But I am sharing with you the three who stand out to[...]

The Oscars: Inside the Academy’s finances

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 1 OF 2 Talk about Oscar gold. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which stages the Academy Awards has amassed net assets of $167 million. That staggering figure is contained in the Academy’s most recent Form 990 it filed with the Internal[...]