Richard C. Sarafian, Hollywood Director, Dies At 83

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 1973, file photo, Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, has died, his son said, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/File)

17 Bypass from the planned museum. Since this will be the only Hollywood Wax Museum in the Carolinas, we are confident that our visitors will be thrilled with the celebrity figures and interactive nature of the museum. The attraction brings life to a high-profile building that has sat empty for more than five years, though renovations started a few years ago on a Pat Boone theater that never materialized. Ticket prices for the Hollywood Wax Museum havent yet been set, but spokeswoman Aileen Stein said residents of Horry and Georgetown counties, as well as Brunswick County, N.C., will get 50 percent off admission. A job listing will be posted in the next week or so for the attractions general manager, Stein said. Hiring for the rest of the staff — Stein said a number hadnt yet been determined — will begin April 1. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all. The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day, but we ask that you keep the discourse civil. Do not use profanity or obscenities. And don’t try to camouflage profanity with asterisks, abbreviations or other symbols or foreign phrases. Do not use threatening language. Talk of violence won’t be tolerated. No racial, gender or sexual-orientation name-calling. Do not attack other commenters for their views. Do not libel or defame anyone or violate their privacy.

Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas He directed numerous films and, earlier in his career, TV shows, including episodes of Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone and Batman. He also acted, appearing as a hit man named Vinnie in the Warren Beatty satire Bulworth and as gangster Jack Dragna in Beattys Bugsy. In Dr. Doolittle 2, Mr. Sarafian did a comic turn as the voice of the God Beaver, who ran the forest like a mafia don with buck teeth. But it was Vanishing Point, the story of a tough guy named Kowalski and his frenzied road trip from Denver to San Francisco, that proved to be Mr. Sarafians most enduring work. I had absolutely no idea that this thing would survive all these years, he told the Web site movieweb.com in 2009. We worked hard in the hot sun and we partied at night. You just hope, like everything, that you blow the audience a few kisses and try to fulfill your vision of what its about . . .

Paul McCartney rocks Hollywood performing ‘Let It Be’ for ‘Kimmel’ (Video)

The Jimmy Kimmel Live concert series hosted the entertainer and it was extravagant. With perfect weather conditions, Paul McCartney rocked Hollywood Boulevard and the packed crowd loved every minute of the show. “15 songs from @PaulMcCartney tonight might have been the greatest thing ever,” tweeted Jimmy Kimmel from his official Twitter account on Monday night. The entire concert has been posted online for fans around the world to watch. Bringing his full band, Paul McCartney even had his piano on stage for the amazing performance. Fans didn’t need to be in the front row to hear his music either as the entertainer even gave fans watching across the street at Hollywood and Highlands a great show. The Paul McCartney concert is one of two shows Jimmy Kimmel Live is hosting. Tomorrow night Justin Timberlake is performing at the exact same spot for another epic show. With so much free music in Hollywood this week fans are itching to enjoy the perfect fall weather. Take a look at the video clip of Paul McCartney performing for Jimmy Kimmel Live. — Jodi Jill reports direct from Hollywood.