Posts Tagged Movies

Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams’ death

This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows Zelda Williams, left, with her father Robin Williams at the premiere of "Old Dogs," in Los Angeles.  Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the age of 63.  The magnitude of the shock over Williams’s death has been matched only by the outpouring of grief for his loss. “I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay," said his 25-year-old daughter, Zelda Williams. "He was always warm, even in his darkest moments.” (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

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Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with ‘real’ people

In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 photo, Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin, center, listens as actress Stephanie Sanchez, who was an officer in the U.S. Navy serving with the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, talks about her experience in the Navy in Levin's office in Los Angeles. In a town where seemingly everyone wants to be a star, but very few look like James Franco or Scarlett Johansson, Levin is the talent agent who represents the people who look like the rest of us. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — You couldn’t miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin’s office in the old days: It wasn’t much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members, all trying to break into the movies.

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Correction: Film Crew-Train Crash story

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In some versions of a story Aug. 14 about a movie production company being cited for workplace safety violations related to a fatal train crash in Georgia, The Associated Press erroneously reported the first name of the singer who is the subject of the film. His name is Gregg Allman, not Greg.

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Film to focus on life of Lipscomb coach Don Meyer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A movie about the life of Lipscomb University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer will be filmed in Tennessee.

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Robin Williams’ wife: He had Parkinson’s disease

This Nov. 23, 2009 photo released by Starpix shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing his stand-up show, “Weapons of Self Destruction,” at Town Hall in New York. Williams' wife Susan Schneider released a statement Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 announcing that Williams had early stages of Parkinson's disease. He died Monday of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday.

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