Tag Archives: hollywood

This one-woman show explores fantasy of Hollywood

Toni Weingarten had just graduated from Fresno State in 1977 when she moved to Los Angeles to try to make it in Hollywood. “I was very green. I didn’t have a clue, and it was like ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Weingarten ...

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Where have all the good movies gone?

Hollywood has run out of creativity. So few movies this year have been original, not in the sense that they are lacking in creative story lines, but rather, they are mostly continuations, remakes, sequels or based on books. Even the ...

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An award for Viola Davis is an award for women of color

Viola Davis made history Saturday when she accepted her Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama for her performance in “How to Get Away With Murder.” Davis is the first black woman to win the award. This is a huge ...

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Kernels of Pop Culture

Hollywood Casting News The new reboot of the Marvel Comic series “The Fantastic Four” includes some surprising cast choices. Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are being tapped to play the iconic roles of Reed Richards ...

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Dear Hollywood: A film lover’s plea

After a long winter, the summer is finally coming, and as a movie fan, I am usually thrilled. However, this year I am a bit concerned.

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Bringing back Hollywood’s golden era to campus

Many of the trends featured in the world’s largest fashion shows walked the runway this weekend in the second annual spring fashion show put on by Fresno State’s Fashion INC. club.

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Fashion INC. brings back Hollywood golden era [gallery]

Fashion INC. brings back Hollywood golden era

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The last woman glamour created

Rain fell on Los Angeles the day Elizabeth Taylor died. Her heart stopped at 1:28 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was 79.

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Come on down, Collegian staff

Nineteen members of The Collegian staff traveled to Hollywood yesterday for a taping of the CBS’ daytime hit, “The Price Is Right.”

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Fresno isn’t Hollywood

Even if you don’t know them by name, spotting a douche bag in north Fresno isn’t a rare occurrence. In fact, it’s quite ordinary. I’d be shocked to see one outside the two-mile radius of Champlain and Perrin.

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Movie review

“District 9” offers more than the usual sci-fi flick In "District 9" the formula is perfect for a textbook alien invasion movie: a spaceship camps out above Johannesburg, South Africa and terror ensues.

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Alumnus William Feightner coming to campus

With pedestrian regularity, Hollywood churns out movies about attaining impossible dreams.

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Kanye West arrested, ‘The Dark Knight’ released and more

Hip-hop megastar Kanye West, 31, and a companion - described as his road manager (by the Los Angeles Times) or his bodyguard (Associated Press) - were arrested Thursday at L.A. International Airport after they reportedly had a confrontation with a photographer.

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What’s going on in Hollywood?

The critically panned thriller “Bangkok Dangerous,” starring Nicholas Cage, needed just $7.8 million to win top spot at the box office last weekend, the slowest movie weekend in five years, according to studio estimates. The total weekend box-office gross was expected to reach $66 million, slightly less than the $66.7 million for the same weekend in September 2003.

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What’s happenin’ with the stars?

LOS ANGELES-Don LaFontaine, who recently parodied himself as “that announcer guy from the movies” in a Geico insurance commercial, has died. He was 68.

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A designer’s dream come true


Imagine Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and host of the upcoming Oscars airing Sunday night, walking up –– and giving you a pat on the back.

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WEB-SPE@K: Which TV show will you be glad to see after the writer’s strike ends?

According to most news sources, the WGA strike seems to be an end. What television shows are you looking forward to seeing again the most? Be sure to read the print edition of next Friday’s issue of The Collegian for ...

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VIDEO: Oct. 24, 2007: The Collegian interviews Jeff Atmajian

The Collegian Online interviews 12-time Oscar nominee and Fresno State alumnus Jeff Atmajian, a Hollywood film composer and orchestrator.

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