A word about documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died last week. I didn't know him well, but well enough to call him Al. We had not seen one another very often in the past few years, yet decades ago, he played a crucial role in my transition to independence and adulthood.
Vanessa Hudgens is doing everything she can to strip off her squeaky-clean Disney image. For her latest role in "Gimme Shelter
If lofty intentions, determination and hard work were all it took to make a successful movie, then "Gimme Shelter," a film about teen pregnancy starring former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, would have it made.
Laneya Wiles (pronounced la-NEE-ah) has her fingers -- sheesh, her toes, too, -- dipped in everything. Actor, comedian, director, writer, New Yorker -- you name it. With many projects about to be released and upcoming projects in development, you may want to create a Google alert for her.
Hudgens looked every bit the movie star in a black Giorgio Armani dress with a plunging neckline that rivaled some of the
"We made these artists sound incredible. They wanted that church sound. I always thought there was a spiritual thing we brought to the table. They were not going to get that anywhere else. We came smack dab out of the church and that's basically what we brought to a lot of artists we worked with. And they loved it."
Gimme Shelter is a Greek tragedy with a rock 'n' roll chorus and a triple injection of hubris. It was commissioned by the Rolling Stones to capture the last few stops of their infamous 1969 U.S. tour, which ended in the tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway where there were four deaths.
The Rolling Stones and the Velvet Underground mix it up in a Chicago museum.