The 30th Annual American Cinematheque Career Achievement Award gala Friday evening for influential British filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott was a love-in. In fact, the evening should have been called "Everybody Loves Ridley."
For actress/singer/director Connie Stevens, it's always been about "me and the girls" - her actress daughters Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher from her short-lived marriage to singer Eddie Fisher. "They've always been the light in my eye," said Stevens, 78. "And I have found the older I get, that's really what counts anyway."
EDITOR'S NOTE: On Oct. 4, 1957, "Leave It to Beaver" premiered on CBS. To commemorate the anniversary of that date, here is a Los Angeles Times' piece from 2010 on the series' stars remembering the show. Jerry Mathers doesn't want to give anyone the wrong impression; he loved working as a child actor.
For his first film, 2013's "The Dirties," which revolved around two high school friends making a film about the school's bullies that goes awry, Matt Johnson wanted to make it so authentic he enrolled in a high school and convinced students and teachers he was an actual student.
Hal Linden, 85, acknowledges he's not the most disciplined human being - and that turned out to be a good thing for his career. "If I had discipline, I would have been a professional musician," said Linden, who played the clarinet in big bands. "Today, I could be making hundreds of dollars a week.
Filmmaker and former academy President Arthur Hiller died Wednesday at age 92 . For over four decades, Hiller was part of a loose confederacy of Hollywood comedy legends who would meet for lunch every other Wednesday afternoon, where they would "kibitz, kvetch, eat pastrami sandwiches, trade gags and grieve when one of their members dies."
In 2001, Anton Yelchin, who died early Sunday, co-starred in "Hearts of Atlantis" with Anthony Hopkins at the age of 12. Anton Yelchin is trying to hold back his tears. But it's a losing battle. His blue eyes well up. His voice cracks.
Television is amid a golden age thanks to such series as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Homeland," "True Detective," "Fargo" and "Orange Is the New Black." In fact, fans have such voracious appetites for their favorite first-run shows that binge-watching has become the new national passion. But there are many viewers who prefer the golden oldies.
'The Artist's' canine star Uggie teams with Wendy Holden to tell his tail, er, tale, in 'Uggie - My Story.' Plus, new movie books on James Bond, Henry Fonda. Though Jean Dujardin received the lead actor Oscar for this year's Academy Award-winning best picture, "The Artist," it was the silent film's scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier, Uggie, who won the hearts of moviegoers around the world.
Shirley MacLaine has been a force in feature films since her debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble With Harry" in 1955. She's done big-budget films, quirky comedies like Richard Linklater's 2011 hit "Bernie" and even guest-starred on "Downton Abbey." But nothing prepared MacLaine for "Wild Oats."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".