Archives for February 2011 | BH Courier

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Final Music Lecture Series With Russell Steinberg

"By Brenton Garen, Beverly Hills CourierThe third and final in a series of insightful and entertaining lectures will be given by Russell Steinberg, popular composer/conductor/educator/LA Phil Upbeat Live lecturer on March 8. 10:30 pm Read More

‘Hall Pass’ Narrowly Edges Out ‘Gnomeo And Juliet’ In Weekend Box Office Takings

The Farrelly brothers’ latest comedy “Hall Pass’ survived lukewarm reviews to claim the top spot at the weekend box office, narrowly edging out some animated gnomes, according to final figures released today. “Hall Pass,’ starring Owen Wilson, earned $13.5 million in its debut weekend to claim the top spot, according to Hollywood.Com Box-Office. The animated […] 9:07 pm Read More

Judge Threatens to Sanction Attorneys In Michael Jackson Case

Saying he was concerned about the sharing of evidence among attorneys, a Los Angeles judge today threatened to penalize lawyers in the criminal case against Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with singer Michael Jackson’s death. During a pretrial hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor told defense attorneys […] 9:00 pm Read More

Showtime Series ‘Shameless’ and ‘Episodes’ Get Second Season Pick-Ups

Showtime announced today that “Shameless,’ starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, and “Episodes,’ in which former “Friends’ star Matt LeBlanc stars as a fictional version of himself, will both be back for second seasons. “Shameless,’ an hour-long family drama, received a 12-episode order for its second season, with the number of episodes for LeBlanc’s […] 8:57 pm Read More

Woman Gets Prison Term For Abusing 5-Year-Old Daughter Killed By Mom’s Boyfriend

A Van Nuys woman was sentenced today to nearly three decades in prison for failing to protect her 5-year-old daughter, who was sexually assaulted, tortured and fatally beaten by the mother’s live-in boyfriend in November 2004. San Fernando Superior Court Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell ordered Debby Saravia, 32, to serve 28 years and eight months […] 8:56 pm Read More

Charlie Sheen’s Longtime Publicist Resigns

As Charlie Sheen made another round of media appearances — vowing to sue CBS over the suspension of “Two and a Half Men’ and demanding more money for his work on the show — the actor’s longtime publicist resigned today. “I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him […] 8:42 pm Read More

Practical Joke Leads To Violent Reaction For Lancaster Man

A Lancaster man was beaten with fists and pistol whipped, and a gun fired but the bullet did not hit anyone, all because he played a practical joke that his attackers did not find funny, a sheriff’s lieutenant said. The attack was at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, in an apartment on the 44700 block of Division […] 5:17 pm Read More

Best-Actor Winner Colin Firth Will Now Turn His Attention To The Kitchen

With his Oscar-winning role as King George VI behind him, actor Colin Firth said he’ll be turning his attention to matters in the kitchen. “I’ve started having fantasies about what I’ll do,’ Firth told reporters at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday night after winning his first Academy Award. “I think I’m going to cook a […] 5:09 pm Read More

Los Angeles Kings To Conduct Black History Night Tonight

The Los Angeles Kings will conduct their second annual Black History Night tonight, honoring Willie O’Ree, the first black man to play in the National Hockey League, and the pioneering World War II pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. O’Ree will drop the puck in a ceremonial faceoff before the start of the game against the Detroit […] 4:59 pm Read More

‘Black Swan’ The Big Winner At The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The ballet-as-psychological thriller Black Swan was the big winner at Saturday’s 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards, sweeping three of the four top prizes. The film was named Best Picture; its star, Natalie Portman, won Best Actress accolades; and the director, Darren Aronofsky, took home the prize for Best Director. It also won for Best Cinematography. […] 6:13 pm Read More

31st Annual Razzie Award Winners Announced On Oscar-Eve

It’s Oscar-eve and “The Last Airbender’ and “Sex and the City’ have emerged as big winners — at the 31st annual Razzie Awards, dishonoring the worst movies of 2010. “The Last Airbender,’ was the big winner, earning four Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Misuse of 3D and Worst Director, M. Night Shyamalan. The […] 6:10 pm Read More