At the Hollywood Bowl, an unhealthy glow

TIMELINE: Summer’s must see concerts The outdoors are now expected to offer the conveniences of the living room. At the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s concert on Thursday, I thought I would wander to see whether an up-to-date Bowl still could produce a true state of wonder. The program offered flashy pieces by Liszt and Respighi conducted by a revered Spanish maestro, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, and featured the exacting but sometimes flamboyant pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Both are Bowl favorites (and my favorites).
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Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie

would be owed north of $31 million for Man of Steel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Jack the Giant Slayer;Sony would be due $23 million for Skyfall and After Earth (White House Down is still in the midst of its China run); Paramount would be owed roughly $30 million for Into Darkness, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Jack Reacher; Disney’s Iron Man 3 made north of $121 million in China, which would mean a return of more than $30 million for the studio, while Oz the Great and Powerful would mean about $5 million in payments (Monsters University is headed to China later this month). STORY: Bruno Wu, Former Bertelsmann CEO Form China Venture Over the weekend, Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 opened to north of $24 million, scoring the second-best three-day debut of the year after Iron Man 3. Universal also would be owed for Oblivion and Les Miserables, which took in $23.9 million and $10 million, respectively.
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Hollywood Studios Haven’t Been Paid by China in Months (Exclusive)

“He’s seen us live, he knows our music intimately, he gets it.” And when it came to Antal’s script, Ulrich adds, “there was a kind of chaotic beauty to it and utter madness.” In addition to having “pretty much the most badass soundtrack a film has ever had,” Antal confides that Metallica tracks such as Master of Puppets, Wherever I May Roam,Enter Sandman and One heavily influenced the tonal direction of his story. (A two-disc, 16-song soundtrack album will be released Sept. 24.) “You don’t think of puppies running in fields with flowers when you’re dealing with Metallica,” he says. “I saw it as a guy where everything is being thrown at him, and he’s got to persevere and succeed. Some of those things are pretty dark.
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Hollywood Park: Emotional Kitten a rare West Coast starter for Ramseys in American Oaks

Emotional Kitten is by the Ramsey-owned stallion Kitten Joys and is out of Silent Emotion, a mare the Ramseys raced. A winner of 3 of 10 starts and $133,815, Emotional Kitten beat maidens in a $75,000 claiming race on turf at Gulfstream Park last December in her seventh start. After finishing a troubled third in her 2013 debut in an optional claimer in March, Emotional Kitten has won her last two races by a nose an allowance race at Keeneland in April and the Hilltop Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico on May 17. In both races, Emotional Kitten rallied from the back to win under jockey Joel Rosario.
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Utah landscape creates backdrop for Hollywood magic

The film recounts how John Reid, a newly deputized Texas Ranger, transforms into the lone ranger an outlaw for justice. “It feels like the frontier. There are parts of it that feel really remote and are pristinely left alone, said Armie Hammer, who plays Reid, in a recent behind-the-scenes video . The film used three areas surrounding Moab Dead-Horse Point, Castle Valley and Kane Springs and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to recreate the Wild West. “It was great to get out on these beautiful locations and not have to say, ‘Oh we’ll paint out those telephone lines, and you know, that road, we can do away with in post,'” Hammer said.
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Adam Levine unloads Hollywood Hills rental for $3.55 million

At trophy homes for sale, high-end cars are featured attractions

The remodeled Mid-Century Modern-style home sits on a half-acre lot with a separate guest unit. Features include two interior fireplaces, a home theater, an exercise room, a security system, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Walls of glass open to an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool and spa. Levine, 34, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning Maroon 5.
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