Obnoxious sideline celebrities are as much a part of the NBA as slam dunks and getting away with an extra step or two.
From Jack Nicholson to Spike Lee to Jimmy Buffett, we've grown...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anjelica Huston isn't apologizing after making pointed comments about some of her acting contemporaries and past relationships during press tour for "John Wick: Chapter 3 -...
Judge sets driver’s bail at $1 million in fatal crash
LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — A judge has set bail for a woman accused of causing a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two high school students at $1 million.
Prosecutors say the 63-year-old will not be remanded to prison, and she will instead be on house arrest with electronic monitoring pending her next court appearance.
Authorities say the Mount Joy woman was driving between 73 and 77 mph when she plowed into several vehicles in Warwick Township in October.
Woman charged with homicide for crash that killed students
LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — Police have filed homicide charges against a woman who they say caused a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two students and injured several other people.
Authorities say the 63-year-old Mount Joy woman was driving between 73 and 77 mph when she plowed into several vehicles in Warwick Township in October.
Two Warwick High School students, 17-year-old Meghan Keeney and 16-year-old Jack Nicholson, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
More than a farm: Old Friends gives new life to racehorses
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — It's been more than 20 years since Michael Blowen sat down to chat it up with Hollywood A-listers like actor Jack Nicholson, but the effect celebrities have on their fans is still fresh on his mind.
"I know how excited people get when they see a movie star," said Blowen, remembering his time as an entertainment reporter at The Boston Globe. "It's the same way I feel when I see a famous racehorse and I figured I can't be the only person who feels this way."
Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89
BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men, was slain in federal prison. He was 89.
Prosecutors probe crash that killed 2 students, hurt others
LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two students and injured several other people.
Officials in Lancaster County say a driver plowed into several vehicles in Warwick Township shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Dr. Stephen Diamantoni, the county coroner, said 16-year-old Jack Nicholson died in surgery. The Warwick High School District said Sunday that a second student had also passed away.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The case involving Roman Polanski, who fled the United States after he forced himself on a teenage girl during a photo shoot, has spanned more than 40 years, sparking court battles on both sides of the Atlantic. On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled him from its membership.
Here are some key dates in the long-running case, which has kept Polanski living in exile in Europe:
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The discussion of "mental health" seems to be a regular topic in the news these days.
It seems to come up regularly following an incident where an alleged lone shooter brings a weapon to their workplace, or in a more positive light, such as when a celebrity breaks their silence to discuss the personal medical struggles they have undergone.
Today in History for April 22nd
Navy SEAL’s ‘Batmobile,’ M80 Stiletto, turns heads along the Potomac after annual event
A U.S. Navy SEAL vessel with nicknames like "Batmobile" and "Bat Boat" turned heads along the Potomac River this week as it made its way to Virginia.
Jack Nicholson's "Joker" famously asked, "Where does he get those wonderful toys?" in the 1989 hit movie "Batman." Navy SEALs operating the M80 Stiletto were undoubtedly prompting similar questions after the annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition this year at Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland.
JACK NICHOLSON’S JOKER VOTED NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST OF ALL TIME BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE VILLAINS
Jack Nicholson’s 1989 portrayal of The Joker has been voted the best-ever film version of a comic book villain, according to a new survey.
He narrowly beat out Heath Ledger’s acclaimed 2008 depiction of the same character to claim the top spot. Nicholson’s twisted turn as Batman’s infamous nemesis was selected number one by 23 percent of those polled, just ahead of Heath Ledger’s performance in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman popularized the Bucket List expression in their 2007 film. Two terminally ill men rush off on a spontaneous road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they kick the bucket (die).
Nowadays, a bucket list refers to a list of things you would like to do someday.
Your list does not have to include colossal feats like hiking the Appalachian Trail, swimming across the Ohio River, or finding Bigfoot. These are not on my list. Never were. Never will be.
Many of you remember the movie “The Bucket List” from years ago. It stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. It was a popular show and I think has put the phrase “bucket list” permanently into our vocabulary.
For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, here’s a very brief explanation. The story revolves around two old guys who are both terminally ill with cancer.
La PORTE — La Porte Little Theatre’s upcoming play is an adaptation of a Ken Kesey’s famous novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” which many may be familiar with thanks to the 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson.
But while the play promises a compelling story set within the confines of a psychiatric hospital, another story exists behind the scenes – one of a mentor honing the talents of a promising protégé.
The great Wynton Marsalis once questioned the audience at an Atlanta concert: “How many jazz lovers are out there? How many jazz likers? I would suggest that there are quite a number of jazz lovers in Rome.
- Connecticut Post‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’: Classic play inspired by novelist’s work in psych wardMay 18, 2019
- Post-BulletinFrom the Pulpit: A bucket list for believersFebruary 24, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchNewly approved flu relief at pharmacyJanuary 21, 2019
- Houston ChronicleMust List: Jack Nicholson and ‘The Border,’ Q-Fest returns and Ricky Skaggs gets ready to rockJuly 18, 2018
- The North Platte TelegraphEwan McGregor set for Doctor SleepJune 14, 2018
'Last Flag Flying' at half-staff (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Production notes for "Last Flag Flying" say that it is a sequel to the 1973 film "The Last Detail," directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid. Both were based on novels by Darryl Ponicsan, who co-wrote the "Last Flag" script with director Richard Linklater.
Does it matter that a film is a sequel to a movie that is 44 years old and most audiences won't remember anyway? Not really. It hardly bears mentioning.
Recalling when he filmed "Ironweed" in Albany 30 years ago, Nathan Lane said, "With a rock sticking out of my head, I had the great line, 'Why did you kill me?'"
SOMETHING WICKED...AWESOME: Michael Cristofer, whom you may know as Phillip Price on the acclaimed USA series “Mr. Robot,” paid a visit to the Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill. The actor, screenwriter and filmmaker was at the cinema to host a special 30th anniversary screening of “The Witches of Eastwick,” the screenplay for which he wrote.
Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in "Paris, Texas," ''Repo Man" and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91.
Stanton died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent, John S. Kelly, told The Associated Press. Kelly gave no further details on the cause.
Gwyneth Paltrow was having an "out of body experience" when she accepted her Oscar in 1999.
The 44-year-old actress triumphed at the Academy Awards in the late 90s for her performance in 'Shakespeare In Love' but it was her bizarre acceptance speech that was the most memorable for her fans.
Lena Dunham is reportedly in talks to write the script for the remake of 'Toni Erdmann' alongside her 'Girls' cohort Jenni Konner.
Lena, 31, and Jenni - who created the HBO series together - are set to re-write the 2016 German comedy-drama for an English audience, according to the Tracking Board.
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's "The Last Flag Flying" will open the 55th New York Film Festival.
The latest from Linklater is described as a "lyrical road movie." It stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as a trio of Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell's character, who has been killed in the Iraq War. It's conceived of as a kind of sequel to 1973's "The Last Detail," with Jack Nicholson.
Smart Rating: 95.4Genre: DramaStarring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad DourifWhen Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.
Smart Rating: 95.63Genre: Crime dramaStarring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John HustonWhen Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he also uses satire and comedy on his show.
The testimony in his child custody case stands in contrast to comments by his lawyer who last week argued that Jones is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona, according to a lawyer defending the "Infowars" broadcaster in a child custody battle.
Attorney Randall Wilhite said at a pretrial hearing in Austin last week that evaluating Jones based on his on-air comments is like judging Jack Nicholson based on his role as the Joker in "Batman."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The case involving Roman Polanski, who fled the United States after he forced himself on a teenage girl during a photo shoot, has spanned more than 40 years, sparking court battles on both sides of the Atlantic. The Oscar winner remains a fugitive and has repeatedly requested that a court end the case without his presence. Meanwhile, prosecutors have repeatedly sought his extradition so the case can end with his sentencing. A ruling Monday failed to provide Polanski what he has wanted for years — an avenue to end the case from afar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge rejected Roman Polanski's bid to end his long-running underage sex abuse case without the fugitive director appearing in court or being sentenced to more prison time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Monday rejected Roman Polanski's bid to end his long-running underage sex abuse case without the fugitive director appearing in court or being sentenced to more prison time.
Smart Rating: 95.35
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
Movie fans know the cry "You can't handle the truth!" from the 1992 film "A Few Good Men," but before Jack Nicholson played Col. Nathan Jessup onscreen, the character shook up audiences in person in the show's 1989 Broadway staging of the military courtroom drama.
When Pearland's Phil Connolly auditioned for the role of Jessup at The Purple Box Theater, where Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men" plays through March 4, Connolly understood the challenge of following in Nicholson's footsteps.
This week in art-house cinema: Bogie, ‘Newsies’ and ‘The Princess Bride’
The favorite in the best-foreign-film race screens, "Casablanca" turns 75 and "Newsies" hits Broadway in this week's art-house cinema events.
NEW AT CIRCLE CINEMA
"Toni Erdmann": One of the year’s most-acclaimed foreign films finds a father trying to reconnect with his workaholic daughter by playing an ultimate prank. You may want to see this German original before the American remake happens, reportedly with Jack Nicholson.
ShowBiz Minute: Hatch, Nicholson, Lady Gaga
Jack Nicholson attached to remake Oscar nom ‘Toni Erdmann’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a seven year hiatus from film, Jack Nicholson is expected to return to the big screen in an English language remake of the Oscar-nominated German comedy "Toni Erdmann." Nicholson and Kristen Wiig are attached to star, according to a person close to the production who requested anonymity because of a lack of authorization to speak publicly about the project.
The trade publication Variety first reported the news Tuesday.
Midnight Movie: The Shining 11:59 p.m., Jan. 13 & 14, The Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., Denver. Tickets are $9. Visit landmarktheatre.com/Booking/esquire-theatre for more information.
Montana has shared its scenic landscape and iconic wildlife with Hollywood since the 1920s.
From the dusty plains of Eastern Montana pictured in the 1970 film "Little Big Man," to dramatic Kootenai Falls near Libby filmed with a camera dangling from a helicopter for the 2015 film, "The Revenant," Montana has enjoyed a long run on the big screen.
Smart Rating: 96.28Release date (U.S.): 11/19/75Genre: DramaStarring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad DourifMental patients follow Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), the social-misfit hero of Ken Kesey's novel.
Leto puts his own spin on The Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In portraying The Joker, a man who lives in a world without rules, Jared Leto had only one very specific rule for himself for "Suicide Squad": Don't think about past interpretations.
That's no small thing. The cackling, unhinged character and arch nemesis of Batman is one of the more famous villains in pop culture. He's been portrayed unforgettably by both Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" and Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight." It was one of...
Film director Hector Babenco dies in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Argentine-born Brazilian director nominated for an Oscar for his 1985 film "Kiss of the Spider Woman" has died. Hector Babenco was 70.
Denise Winther of Babenco's HB Films says the director died Wednesday night of a heart attack at Sao Paulo's Sirio-Libanes Hospital.
"Kiss of the Spider Woman" also was nominated for best picture and William Hurt won the Best Actor Oscar
Babenco also directed "Ironweed" with Jack Nicholson and Meryl...