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Redford, Loneliness and the Ocean

Posted on 12/4/2013 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeAnyone who has never been in the middle of an ocean surrounded by an eternity of waves can ever imagine  how lonely it can be. Time has no meaning and distance is a dream on an empty sea, whether you’re on a cruise ship, a troop ship, a battle ship or a canoe. It’s all the same in a cosmic vision. The ocean is a metaphor for loneliness. Robert Redford, the actor who once seemed to offer little more than …

He Taught Hollywood How to Write Screenplays

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacySyd Field was one of the most famous names in Hollywood screenwriting — even though, by his own account, the only movie script of his ever produced was an obscure Argentine film, Los Banditos. “I never saw the film,” he once explained. “But it was a pretty good script, as I remember.” Field, who died on Nov. 17 at age 77 in Beverly Hills, became famous by analyzing the art of screenwriting and then giving other writers tips on how to …

Cher’s Longevity Secret

Posted on 06/19/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentBy Nicole Evatt of The Associated Press Cher is no stranger to tabloid fodder. The 67-year-old singer who has spent most of her life in the spotlight offered this advice to young artists on navigating the world of paparazzi attention: “You’re screwed. That’s my advice.” “You don’t deal with it. You just try to get a place where no one can find you and that’s your little sanctuary,” continued the “Believe” singer in an interview Tuesday. “I have a fabulous …

Did This Actor Invent the Gourmet Hamburger?

Posted on 06/11/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf you’re a devotee of the Turner Classic Movies cable channel, you may well know Harry Lewis, even though you might not recognize his name. In the 1948 classic Key Largo, Lewis played Edward “Toots” Bass, a dapper but menacing gunman in a gang — led by Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) — that takes the occupants of a hotel hostage as a hurricane approaches. When the hotel’s owner, portrayed by Lionel Barrymore, asks whether their motive is robbery, Lewis …

Esther Williams: Who Says Mermaids Aren’t Real?

Posted on 06/6/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyYou don’t have to watch a recent controversial cable TV documentary about mermaids to see convincing visual evidence that the mythical creatures might actually exist. Just rent a few of Esther Williams’ classic Hollywood aquatic musicals — Bathing Beauty, Neptune’s Daughter and Million-Dollar Mermaid, to name a few — in which the teenage national swimming champion turned glamorous actress thrilled 1940s and 1950s moviegoers with her graceful underwater maneuvers and lithe, shapely figure. But for fate, Williams, who died on June …

How Zsa Zsa’s Covering Her Medical Bills

Posted on 05/28/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentActress Zsa Zsa Gabor, 96, who’s been in ill health and struggling to cover the cost of her home health care, apparently has found a way to cover the bills. Her husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, who is also the conservator of her estate, has reportedly sold her Bel-Air mansion and grounds to real estate investors for $11 million — with the proviso that the couple doesn’t have to move out for another three years. But the deal, finalized on May …