Dis­sect­ing fas­ci­na­tion with fame

Los Angeles Times - - Sunday Calendar - —Yvonne Vil­lar­real

Put down the copy of Us Weekly and talk about “Teenage Pa­parazzo.”

Vin­cent Chase ditched Tur­tle and the rest of the boys to hang with a pa­parazzo. Or at least the ac­tor who plays him did. Di­rected by “En­tourage” star Adrian Gre­nier, the HBO doc­u­men­tary “Teenage Pa­parazzo” fol­lows 14-year-old shut­ter­bug Austin Viss­chedyk — and, in the process, Gre­nier at­tempts to dis­sect the al­lure of fame. Plus in­ter­views with psy­chol­o­gists, his­to­ri­ans … and Matt Da­mon, Paris Hil­ton and Alec Bald­win. (Mon­day)

En­trenched in the soul and funk from the ’60s and ’70s? Time travel to an­other decade with “Record Col­lec­tion.”

Mu­sic pro­ducer Mark Ron­son is back with his fol­low-up to “Ver­sion” — you know, the al­bum that made Brit­ney Spears’ “Toxic” sound oh-so-funky and cool (thanks, Tig­gers and ODB!). The ’80s elec­trosynth-in­spired al­bum, his third stu­dio of­fer­ing, will in­clude vo­cal ap­pear­ances by Boy Ge­orge, the View and Simon Le Bon and pieces co-writ­ten by the Zu­tons and Scis­sor Sis­ters. (Tues­day)

If you’re into rock ’n’ roll, it only makes sense to talk about the “25th An­niver­sary of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Con­certs” on DVD.

Mick Jag­ger. Bruce Spring­steen. Bono. Billy Joel. Paul Simon. It’s the mother of all rock con­certs — and that’s not even the whole lineup of rock monar­chs that took the stage at Madi­son Square Gar­den in 2009. And with ticket prices no cheap thing, your wal­let will thank you. (Tues­day)

If you’re into in­cen­tive­based think­ing, talk about “Freako­nomics.”

The best­selling book from Steven Levitt and Stephen Dub­ner that fuses pop cul­ture and eco­nom­ics is hit­ting the big screen. Each chap­ter of the book will be helmed by a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tor, in­clud­ing Alex Gib­ney (“En­ron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”) and Mor­gan Spur­lock (“Su­per Size Me”). And with chap­ters like “Why do drug deal­ers live with their moms?” it’s sure to be en­light­en­ing. (Fri­day)


Kevin Kane

Bono and Mick Jag­ger at the 2009 cer­e­mony.


Chris Pizzello

Adrian Gre­nier and teen pa­parazzo Austin Viss­chedyk.

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