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Post Date Jul 22

Behind the Scenes of Hollywood’s Aviation Classics

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences MEDIA CONTACT Daniel Gomez Dgomez@oscars.org July 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "HOLLYWOOD TAKES TO THE AIR" AT THE ACADEMY WITH CRAIG BARRON AND BEN BURTT

Craig Barron, the visual effects man behind such films as The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman Returns and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (which he earned an Oscar for) will join forces with two-time Oscar winner, Ben Burtt, for the upcoming event entitled The Illusions of Flight: Behind the Scenes of Hollywood’s Aviation Classics.

Barron and Burtt will present film clips, newly unearthed stunt and crash footage, and vintage sound recordings to show how capturing flight for motion pictures has evolved from open-cockpit camerawork to sophisticated CGI techniques.

How amazing is that?

Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 pm

Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Ticket info here.

Post Date Jul 21

Former “Destiny’s Child” member found “laying in a neighbor’s yard”

Former "Destiny's Child" member found "laying in a neighbor's yard"

Farrah Franklin, who was a member of Destiny’s Child for five months in 2000, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.

After a night of alleged boozing with Da’Quan Bowers, a defensive end for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Ricky Sapp, a Houston Texan linebacker, things got out of control.

Franklin told police she planned to sleep in the woods after being kicked out of a house in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

But Franklin never made it to the woods.

The arresting officer wrote that he found Franklin “laying in a neighbor’s yard.”

“I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the arrestee’s person, her eyes were blood shot and glassy and she was unsteady on her feet,” the officer wrote. “The arrestee appeared to be highly intoxicated.”

Post Date Jul 21

Save the date! Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges; “A Tale of Two Bridges”

THE ACADEMY PRESENTS “BEAU AND JEFF: A TALE OF TWO BRIDGES”

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges will share the stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Beau and Jeff: A Tale of Two Bridges, on Monday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles. 

In a conversation about their long and remarkable careers, including that of their father Lloyd, the siblings will select clips from each other’s work and discuss the legacy of a legendary Hollywood dynasty.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org. The Bing Theater is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

Post Date Jul 21

Jonah Hill: One wedding and a funeral

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Who would have Jonah Hill officiate a wedding?

Adam Levine.

The one trick pony has known Levine for “such a long time,” and the stunt wedding was said to be a “loose, romantic and fun” ceremony.

The funeral, if you’re wondering, is The Voice, as well as Hill’s career (a boy can dream).

Hill fooled Scorsese. (Or was that the other way around?) That wasn’t acting. Hill is Donnie Azoff.

Other than Hill’s “acting,” The Wolf of Wall Street is a masterpiece, not “three-hours of torture,” Hope Holiday.

Speaking of idiots, and The Voice, did “Usher” ever pay Ernest Lee Straughter after he stole his song?