LA.COMFIDENTIAL > CELEBS.The Affleck boys hit the red carpet together in Westwood Monday night to celebrate the premiere of their new crime thriller, "Gone Baby Gone Gone Baby Gone is a crime thriller adapted and directed by Ben Affleck, set in Boston, and based on the novel of the same title by Dennis Lehane. It stars Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan, as Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, two private investigators hunting for an ." The flick marks older sibling Ben's first attempt at directing a film, and baby bro Casey's big breakout as a bona fide [Latin, In good faith.] Honest; genuine; actual; authentic; acting without the intention of defrauding.
A bona fide purchaser is one who purchases property for a valuable consideration that is inducement for entering into a contract and without suspicion of being leading man. And by the sound of the thunderous applause at the end of the screening at the Bruin theater, the brothers from Boston are going to have a big hit on their hands.
At the after-party at the Napa Valley Napa Valley, Calif.: see under Napa.
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See : Wine Grill, Oscar buzz was in the air, with chatter of noms for both Ben's directing and Casey's acting. Earlier, Ben commented on the obvious nepotism nep·o·tism
Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.
[French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from nepote, nephew, from Latin of hiring his brother as his star, something he didn't let worry him.
"Seeing how talented he is (in this film), I was just really struck and impressed by that, even though I knew that already. It just makes me so happy. I know on some level that there were people who thought, 'He's just casting his brother.' ... But I knew they were going to see the movie -- and they were going to see that they were wrong. He's the right guy for the role."
Actually, Ben Affleck cast the whole film perfectly, and many of those talented stars came along for the posh premiere. Amy Ryan joined fellow stars Michelle Monaghan Michelle Lynn Monaghan (born March 23 1976) is an American actress. Biography
Monaghan was born in Winthrop, Iowa to Sharon, who runs a day care center out of the family's home, and Bob Monaghan, who worked in a factory and was also a part time , Amy Madigan, Titus Welliver Titus Welliver (born March 12 1961) is an American actor.
Welliver was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Norma, a fashion illustrator, and the famous landscape painter Neil Welliver. , John Ashton John Ashton may be
A slang term describing the leader or person in charge of an organization.
The CEO of a company could be referred to as the honcho or "head honcho."
See also: CEO, CFO, COO, Insider, Leprechaun Leader Dick Cook in celebrating their accomplishment. And while both Afflecks left their actress-spouses and kids at home, pals Neve Campbell, Julie Delpy, Laurence Fishburne Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. , Kevin Smith, Scott Caan and Rachael Leigh Cook all turned up. And whether "Gone Baby Gone" actually hits as big as it seems poised to, Casey Affleck insisted that it doesn't really matter, in the bigger picture of life.
"You get to a certain point, you realize that you've got one brother. (Box-office success is) sort of meaningless to me, to be honest, compared to the benefits of having a good family."
For an interview with the Affleck brothers and more on the making of "Gone Baby Gone," pick up LA.COM (1) (Computer Output Microfilm) Creating microfilm or microfiche from the computer. A COM machine receives print-image output from the computer either online or via tape or disk and creates a film image of each page. on Sunday.
Stars glitter for breast cancer fundraiser
Life was a cabaret at the seventh annual Les Girls benefit Monday as a variety of stars brought out their razzle-dazzle to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Fund.
Among the guests who took to the stage at Avalon Hollywood were Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone, Paramount Pictures chairman Brad Grey, Marc Cherry and Brenda Strong ("Desperate Housewives"), and Melissa Peterman ("Reba").
Host Felicity Huffman assured everyone prior to the event that she would NOT be singing: "About four years ago, my husband (William H. Macy) and I were performers in it. And it was so bad that they've asked me back to host and not to sing."
But the Emmy winner wanted to do anything she could to help this worthy cause: "Three billion women have breast cancer, only 2 billion are diagnosed. Breast cancer is really a political issue, it has to be a part of everyone's campaign, we have to care about who we elect and if they care about this cause. It's about having health care and information and access for all women regardless of income."
Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") was among those who started the event and remains a co-chair of it and performer in it: "It's for a great cause and so many people are affected. I think that's why this keeps going -- because everyone wants to do something and raise awareness and help each other, support each other, and raise money to cure it."
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Lucy Lawless also sang for the cause: "I feel so touched by the plight of women who have to tell their own children that they're not going to live to see them grow up. As a mother myself, that would be my greatest fear. I really encourage everyone to get their mammograms done."
(1 -- color) Ben, left, and Casey Affleck
(2 -- color) Felicity Huffman