Guy Adams is The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent. He lives in Malibu, and divides his time between the local beach and the Hollywood Hills. He headed out west in May 2008, and has being trying to make sense of the First City of Showbusiness ever since. You can track his every move at twitter.com/guyadams.
What with Avatar and the ensuing 16 month wave of “tentpole” movies selling their flimsy plot premises on the back of hi-tech 3D jiggery-pokery, it’s comforting to report the imminent arrival of a fresh wave of Hollywood films designed to appeal to the committed luddites among us.
The puppet will be returning to cinemas in a [...]
When I heard that Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, an actress from The Wire, had been arrested in a massive drug sting, I emailed David Simon, the creator of the TV series and the man who plucked her from obscurity, on the off chance he felt like commenting on the affair for today’s Indy.
He replied, half an [...]
For as long as anyone can remember, a patch of wasteland by the Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Malibu has been home to a peculiar eyesore: a derelict oil tank, painted beige, with a small pipe protruding from its left hand side. Local residents of this expensive part of West Los Angeles have [...]
Perhaps the most entertaining moment at last night’s Oscars came when Best Actress Natalie Portman trooped backstage to discuss her success with the world’s assembled media.
A couple of minutes into the press conference, an enterprising reporter was handed the microphone. She proceeded to ask why Portman, who is paid a whopping salary to be the [...]
There is an intriguing back-story to the coming Oscar showdown between The Social Network and The King’s Speech, which are vying for golden statuettes in several of the major categories, most importantly that of Best Picture.
I’ve no great affection for Michael Moore, thanks to an unfortunate run-in a couple of years back, but it’s hard not to be baffled at the level of abuse he faced last night when it emerged that he’s suing fellow salad dodger Harvey Weinstein
I fear that blows will soon start to be thrown below the belt in the many ongoing legal battles involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organises the Golden Globes.
The latest public figure to be dragged unwittingly into one of the group’s disputes, I can reveal, is Britain’s very own Prince Charles (pictured). His [...]