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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Far away from Hollywood, children benefit from Golden Globes by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nine-year-old Adalyn Ficken snuggled next to her dad in the reclining movie-theater seats, clutching a teddy bear in one hand and a cup of popcorn in the other, wa…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:23PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chinese Theatre marks 90 years as Hollywood glamour hotspot by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "King Kong" made his cinematic debut there in 1933.There was a yellow "brick" carpet when the "Wizard of Oz" …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:19PM

Secrets about the Chinese Theatre's famous cement footprints by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Film fans have been sizing themselves up against the stars in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre for decades, but its world-famous collection of celebri…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:17PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Original Disneyland concept art shows park origins, growth by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tomorrowland was originally going to be called World of Tomorrow. Frontierland was Frontier Country. Lilliputian Land never became a reality at Disneyland. And no …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 07:06AM
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Legend, Miranda, Bareilles make Oscar rehearsals musical by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday's Oscar rehearsals. He sang a tune from "La La Land," posed like John Travolta in "Saturday Nig…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:32AM
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Secrets behind the dazzling dances of 'La La Land' by Sandy Cohen

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying under a car on the hot pavement while more than 100 dancers above her twirled through gridlocked LA freeway traffic during …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:05AM
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kids brought J.K. Simmons to film, and maybe back to theater by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fans of J.K. Simmons' work in television and film may have the actor's two children to thank....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:38PM
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kanye West compares himself to Jobs, Disney, Hughes, Ford by Sandy Cohen

Kanye West compared himself to Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Howard Hughes, Harry Truman and Henry Ford before unveiling his new video at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:47PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Broadway and Hollywood mix for hybrid musical 'Grease: Live' by Sandy Cohen

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Fox is gearing up to give Broadway a serious dose of the Hollywood treatment....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:44AM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: `We Are Your Friends' an entertaining musical romp by Sandy Cohen

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, "We Are Your Friends" is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standi…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:42PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Checking in with the von Trapp kids from `Sound of Music' by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seven young actors became part of cinematic history when they were cast as the von Trapp children in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" - and they also b…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:01PM

'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary by Mark Kennedy and Sandy Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) -- The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:52AM
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris welcomes a Kanye moment at the Oscars by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Neil Patrick Harris might use his job as Oscar host as a way to meet his favorite stars....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:51PM
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris says he'll host Oscars in 2015 by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Neil Patrick Harris is going for an awards-show trifecta, set to host the 2015 Oscars after four hosting stints at Broadway's Tony Awards and two at TV's Primetime Em…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:37PM
Friday, August 1, 2014

Could Helen Mirren forget how to act? She worries by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Helen Mirren lowers her voice to a whisper and her eyes take on a devious twinkle as she makes a confession: When she has a really good time making a movie, as she di…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:25AM
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pharrell, U2, Idina Menzel rock Oscar rehearsals by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:59AM
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lithgow, Molina bring friendship to Sundance film by Sandy Cohen

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- After being friends for more than 20 years, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are finally sharing the screen, and a bed....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:22PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lithgow, Molina show longtime love at Sundance by Sandy Cohen

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- John Lithgow and Alfred Molina fell in love while making the film "Love is Strange."...

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:27AM
Monday, November 11, 2013

Lansbury: Mistake to recycle `Murder, She Wrote' by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote."...

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:47AM
Friday, October 18, 2013

Galaxy of stars help open performing arts center by Sandy Cohen

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Most community performing-arts centers open with the mayor in attendance, maybe a few local business owners....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:15AM
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Post "Mormon," star Josh Gad swoops into Hollywood by Sandy Cohen

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Josh Gad might not look like one of the most happening guys in Hollywood. He goes all but unnoticed on a recent Sunday morning as he walks into the lobby of…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:12PM
Monday, September 16, 2013

Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris is magic ambassador by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Neil Patrick Harris is magical, and not just because he can sing, dance, act and host the Tony and Emmy awards. He's actually magical, like in the abracadabra way, an…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:34AM
Monday, February 11, 2013

Producers: 'Chicago' cast to join Oscar performers by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have run out of rehearsal space. Dressing rooms, too....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:13AM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Paul Rudd needs dose of comedy after Broadway role by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul Rudd has been killing himself every night....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:07PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Teri Shields, Brooke's mom and manager, dead at 79 by Sandy Cohen

Teri Shields, who launched daughter Brooke's on-camera career when she was a baby and managed the young star into her 20s, sometimes with controversy, has died. She was 79....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:47PM
Monday, October 29, 2012

Superstorm causes major entertainment disruption by Sandy Cohen

David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon are doing their shows without audiences and Jimmy Kimmel, visiting from his home base in sunny Hollywood, canceled a taping in Brooklyn. "The Daily Show" and…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:40PM
Monday, October 8, 2012

Judy Garland's `Wizard of Oz' dress up for auction by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dorothy dress is going up for auction....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:09AM
Friday, October 5, 2012

Latifah, Woodard lead new `Steel Magnolias' cast by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The onscreen love between Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Phylicia Rashad in the updated version of "Steel Magnolias" is real....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 07:29AM
Monday, August 20, 2012

Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:35PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stage and screen actress Janet Carroll dead at 71 by Sandy Cohen

Actress Janet Carroll, who played the mother of Tom Cruise's character in the movie "Risky Business," has died. She was 71....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 07:49PM
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pitt, Clooney, Sheen headline marriage rights play by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Martin Sheen commanded the stage with his impassioned portrayal of an attorney arguing for gay-marriage rights; Jane Lynch inspired instant response as a vehement sam…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:45AM

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