Film

“Unfinished Business” Is No Fun

HOLLYWOOD—When it comes to raunchy, comedies nowadays are pushing the envelope in a way that would have never been seen 15 years ago.  But just because the envelope has been pushed does not necessarily mean it’s a cup of tea for all audiences. Vince Vaughn’s latest entry “Unfinished Business” falls flat on so many fronts its not even funny. Vaughn...

“The Lazarus Effect” Raises Some Questions

HOLLYWOOD—The prospect of the dead coming back to life has been something Hollywood has been tackling from the dawn of cinema. From zombies to ghosts, plenty of movies have asked the question: What if? Well a new film is answering that same question with a different theory. “The Lazarus Effect” tackles the issue of reviving the dead and the...

“Focus” Is One Fun Ride

HOLLYWOOD—It’s been quite some time since a caper flick has hit theaters, at least one that knows how to present the audience with constant questions on who can and who can’t be trusted. The new heist thriller “Focus” starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie is indeed a fun-ride. Smith stars as Nicky Spurgeon, a con-man who is quite stellar...

MTV Movie Award Nominees Announced

HOLLYWOOD—Well, just when we thought awards season was over, the nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie awards were revealed on Wednesday, March 4. Leading this years pack of nominees are the films “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Neighbors” and “The Fault of Our Stars” which each earned seven nominations apiece including Movie of the Year. The ceremony will air on MTV...

Thief Returns Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Dress

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The white, pearl-laden dress that had been stolen from Mexican-Kenyan Academy Award-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o’s room at The London West Hollywood Hotel was returned to the location on February 27. The “12 Years a Slave” actress wore the Calvin Klein gown at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, and it had made headlines even before it was stolen...

Ludacris Expecting Child With Wife Eudoxie

HOLLYWOOD—Rapper Ludacris, 37, and his wife Eudoxie, 27, are expecting their first child together. Eudoxie revealed the news via Instagram on March 1 with a photo of Ludacris kissing her pregnant belly alongside a caption that read, “Beautiful day on the beach.” Ludacris reposted the same photo on his Instagram page and added, “Beautiful day indeed.” The couple tied the knot...

Jennifer Lawrence Cast In Spielberg Film

HOLLYWOOD—Actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, will play Lynsey Addario, a well-known war photographer, in an upcoming film directed by Steven Spielberg. Warner Bros. is sealing the deal, based on Addario’s memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love And War. Addario, 41, made headlines in January when The New York Times Magazine published an excerpt of her book, titling the article,...

Vin Diesel Expecting Third Child

HOLLYWOOD—Actor Vin Diesel, 47, star of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, is expecting his third child with his girlfriend, model Paloma Jiménez, 31. Diesel and Jiménez are already parents to daughter Hania Riley, 6, and son Vincent Sinclair, 4. The March 10 Abu Dhabi premiere of “Furious 7″ has been cancelled due to the news of the pregnancy, and will now...

Demi Lovato Hospitalized

HOLLYWOOD—Singer and actress Demi Lovato, 22, was hospitalized on Tuesday, February 24 after encountering a lung infection. The day following her visit to the hospital, the former Disney star tweeted, “Thanks for the get well messages.. The media likes to blow things out of proportion.. I’m fine!! Nothing a little chicken soup can’t fix!!” Lovato was transported to the emergency room...

“The Duff” Is Quite Entertaining

HOLLYWOOD—When was the last time that you can recall seeing a film about high school that was actually entertaining? Yeah, it’s been awhile, the high school cliché movies of the 90s, all but disappeared in the early 2000s, so imagine my surprise when “The Duff” proved to a bit more entertaining than I suspected. The film stars Mae Whittman...
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