Charged with criminal weapons possession, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and some other things, Robert Linhart, 52, retired and (maybe) obsessed, faced a Manhattan judge for allegedly stalking Madonna.
“I keep running into Madonna…I saw her in 1992 and I’d actually like to meet her in person,” Linhart told arresting cops (according to court documents). “I won’t stop until I actually meet Madonna.”
Although arrested on Saturday and again on Tuesday, Linart is apparently prepared to spend eternity going from Madonna‘s digs to the joint. “I’m going to go right back there and do it again,” court papers said he said.
Linhart reportedly parked his SUV in front of Madonna‘s residence with a message on the roof declaring his offer of friendship, stating “Madonna, I need you – Tell me yes or no – If it’s yes, my dream will come true – If it’s no, I will go. XXX.”
Cops say he was carrying a couple of knives with him but they also found an ice pick in his car.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a press preview of John Ford’s Upstream (1927), one of 75 films recently found in the New Zealand Film Archive and repatriated to the U.S. with the cooperation of the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Upstream will be re-premiered in the U.S. on Wednesday, September first, at the Academy.
There will also be several speakers associated with film preservation at the ‘re-premiere.’
If you desperately want to see this 83-year old film but live too far away from the screening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, then just contact the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. They will be delighted to assist with arrangements and accommodations (for a price).
The final film to be featured in the Oscar Noir screening series at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the classic James Cagney gangster flick, White Heat.
Cagney stars as Cody Jarrett, a man with a monster of an Oedipus complex. He escapes from the slammer and begins another reign of mayhem by planning a payroll heist at a chemical plant. Enter undercover cop Vic Pardo (Edmund O’Brien), who befriends Jarrett to infiltrate his gang.
If you haven’t seen this pic, this is a great opportunity to watch it as the filmmaker intended, on the big screen.
This is the movie where Cagney utters the famous line, “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”
White Heat screens Monday, August 30th, 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Sam Goldwyn Theater.
A morning show producer (Katherine Heigl), who can’t find love, is dragged into a series of excessive romantic tests by her chauvinistic correspondent (Gerard Butler) in The Ugly Truth. Are there any movies this year without Gerard Butler?
Special Features: Select scenes and director commentary, deleted and extended scenes, alternate endings plus a gag reel (always good for a laugh), The Truth Is Ugly: with male and female povs and the art of laughter.
An elderly man ties thousands of balloons to his home and sets off to see South America. Problem is, he’s not alone and it’s only after taking off that he discovers a boy has stowed away for the ride in Up. Pixar animation rocks and Up is an example of why.
Special Features: Exclusive animated short film – Dug’s Special Mission, plus a funny theatrical short entitled Partly Cloudy.
The Accidental Husband is a comical cautionary tale about a radio talk show host (Uma Thurman) who advises one of her listeners to kick her boyfriend (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to the curb. Naturally, the jilted guy sets out on a mission to get even.
Special Features: Matters of the Heart: a making-of featurette.
Spread, stars Ashton Kutcher as a man who has slept his way into a privileged life. Spread is a look at the seduction of money, sex and Hollywood combined.
Special Features: Living The Dream – the making of Spread doc, the world According to Nikki where the viewer goes behind the scenes with actor/producer Ashton Kutcher, audio commentary with Kutcher along with co-stars Anne Heche and Margarita Levieva.
TV on DVD
JAG: The Ninth Season is five discs over 16 hours and 52 minutes worth of military courtroom action. That should be enough of a special feature for any fan. This show was a hit with a consistent fanbase.
Nash Bridges: The Third Season revolves around a San Francisco police investigator (Don Johnson), who is successful in his career, but not so good in his personal life. The DVD contains five discs.
Nostalgia Alert: Untouchables: Season 3, Volume 2 contains three discs of crime-solving adventures. Special Agent, Eliot Ness heads up an team of dedicated agents to battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago. The series stars Robert Stack and is narrated by Walter Winchell.
DragonBall: Season Two is five discs of the anime series following the adventures of an uber strong boy searching for seven dragon balls, which can grant the owner any one wish.
Rating: TV14 Parents Strongly Cautioned – may contain materials inappropriate for children under 14.
Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days in only two discs, but they’re stacked with memories.
Special Features: Over four-and-a-half hours of the best Sesame Street episodes, over 50 minutes of the rarest, never-before-seen backstage footage, interviews, pop-up facts the history of the show, segments from all 40 seasons, plus a limited-edition book and a sneak peek at a new computer-generated segment entitled Abby’s Flying Fairy School.