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Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Dern’

James Lipton Puts a Bow on Boxing Day

Shutterstock_BruceLauraDernCannesThis is pretty cool. On December 26, fans of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio will get to enjoy a very special holiday treat – the first-ever episode featuring a father and daughter.

Bruce Dern, gathering momentum each day for a second Oscar nomination for his role in Nebraska, was joined on stage by his Oscar nominated daughter Laura. Set your DVR for 7 p.m. From today’s announcement, which followed the exclusive tip to THR‘s Scott Feinberg:

Viewers will learn what it was like for Laura to grow up with both her father and mother, Diane Ladd, in the industry, and to be the first and only family to each have a star side by side on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Nicholson, Dern Compare Cannes Ovations

Shutterstock_BruceDernIf Bruce Dern wins an Oscar next March, he might have to include in his acceptance speech a callback to this great exchange. As in, ‘Not bad for a kid from Winnetka…’

The details come to us courtesy Vulture contributor Mary Kaye Schilling. For Nebraska, she spoke to the actor recently in Pasadena:

After Nebraska screened at the [2013 Cannes Film] festival, “We had an enormous ovation for three minutes,” says Dern. As he was preparing to leave the theater, he noticed his face up on the screen. “And then the people started really clapping,” he says. “[Director] Alexander [Payne] said to me, ‘Where are you going? The other ovation was for all of us, but make no mistake, this one is for you.’

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LA Critic Experiences ‘The Horror’ of Coppola’s Twixt

This year’s contingent of LA reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival includes Drew McWeeny of HitFix.com. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, he suddenly found himself mired in a Colonel Kurtz-like stupor after exiting a screening of Francis Ford Coppola‘s 3D horror flick Twixt:

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All in the Walk of Fame Family

When you’ve reached the point of dedicating the 2,419th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it becomes challenging PR-wise to come up with something that hasn’t been done before. But late this morning, in the shadow of The W Hotel and the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce did just that with its first triple dedication of Stars to Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd and the couple’s daughter, Laura Dern.

“Citizens of Hollywood, I love Laura Dern!” exclaimed the actress’ Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Inland Empire director David Lynch (pictured), sounding very much like a 1930′s era newsman. On behalf of Laura’s dad, director Joe Dante suggested, “If there’s ever an actor who has paid his dues, it’s Bruce Dern.” Ladd meanwhile gave a typically rousing, firebrand speech, deeming Laura a “miracle child.”

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Tribeca Film Fest 2007: Free Tix For You

tff_tickets.jpgThe Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing, and the festival has generously given us some tickets to hand out for one of its accompanying panels:

Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00pm

Ah, to be famous. The money, the lifestyle, the paparazzi picking through your garbage cans … With the price tag on interviews, pictures, anything having to do with a celebrity growing higher each day, Tribeca Talks gets serious about fame. What drives it, who wants it and is it something you are born to have? Our panel of scientists and damage-control experts discuss the psychological roots behind the need to swivel necks and the collateral damage that comes with being a household name. Jake Halpern (Author, Fame Junkies), Robert B. Millman M.D. (Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, Acquired Situational Narcissism), Bruce Dern (They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, Things I’ve Said, But Probably Shouldn’t Have: An Unrepentant Memoir), Janice Min (editor, US Weekly). Josh Wolk (Entertainment Weekly) moderates.

First two e-mailers to respond send us an e-mail [fishbowlny AT mediabistro DOT com] proclaiming how super famous a blog FishbowlNY is get a pair of tickets each to tomorrow’s panel.