Actress Remini breaks with Scientology
2013-07-12 10:16:05 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Leah Remini is expressing appreciation to fans and others following word of her decision to leave the Church of Scientology.
In a statement issued Thursday by her talent agency, the former "King of Queens" star said she was grateful to the media, her colleagues and f...
Sam Mendes returning to direct 24th Bond film
2013-07-11 16:39:34 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Mendes is coming back to direct another James Bond film with Daniel Craig following the enormously successful "Skyfall."
The British director Mendes had said earlier that "Skyfall" would be his lone entry in the 007 canon, but Bond producers and Sony Pictures announced his ...
Snowden’s story is a tempting prospect for filmmakers
2013-07-11 15:30:21 UTC
America’s famous NSA leaker has attracted fascination from around the globe. And whether he is viewed as a noble whistleblower or a traitor, the film world is interested in telling his tale.
Four young filmmakers based in Hong Kong have done it already. Called Verax, their short film – which f...
Demian Bichir delves into immigration debate
2013-07-10 17:55:49 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Mexican actor Demian Bichir for pointing out the obvious metaphor in the title of his new TV series "The Bridge," but someone had to do it.
"We need bridges more than walls, you know what I mean?" said Bichir about the immigration and border security debate that is curr...
John Cusack: from hearththrob to psychopath
2013-07-07 15:38:08 UTC
Yesterday he was in Australia. Or was it tomorrow? John Cusack is confused. He's just returned from the Gold Coast, where he was filming his latest movie – Hard Drive, a heist thriller – and there's a brief interlude before he heads off again. Somewhere in between he saw the so-called "super moon...
James Gandolfini leaves bulk of $70M estate to his two children
2013-07-04 17:52:52 UTC
New York Post - But the biggest chunk of the late “Sopranos” star’s bada-ching will go to his two kids — “beloved’’ son Michael, 13, and daughter Liliana Ruth, 8 months — as well as his wife, Deborah Lin, and his two sisters.
The star of the HBO mob hit was estimated to be worth up to $70 mill...
Christian Bale gives up Batman role
2013-07-02 16:47:12 UTC
Christian Bale will not be returning to the role of Batman – in a Justice League movie or any other film.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the British actor confirmed his trilogy of films as the caped crusader for Christopher Nolan between 2005's Batman Begins and last year's The Dark Knight ...
Alec Baldwin launches Twitter rant against journalist
2013-06-28 15:07:40 UTC
(CNN) -- Alec Baldwin is at it again. And this time, a journalist is on the receiving end of his expletive-filled rant.
The actor waged a war of words with a Daily Mail journalist over a report alleging Baldwin's wife was tweeting during actor James Gandolfini's funeral Thursday.
"The pregnant ...
'Lone Ranger' stars have historic roots in justice
2013-06-26 11:04:24 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer fight for justice in their upcoming film, "The Lone Ranger," but their ancestors did it for real.
Genealogy research website Ancestry.com revealed Wednesday the two actors descend from historic American freedom fighters.
Hammer plays the Lone ...
'Monsters' beats zombies, Superman at box office
2013-06-23 18:19:31 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters.
Disney's "Monsters University" is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The animated family film, which reunites the cast and characters from the 2001 hit "Monsters, Inc.," debu...
Some of Tony Soprano's memorable lines
2013-06-20 04:35:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Some memorable lines spoken by the late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos":
—"You know my feelings: Every day is a gift. It's just, does it have to be a pair of socks?"
—"What kind of (expletive) human being am I, if my own mother wants me dead?"
'Man of Steel' takes flight with $125M debut
2013-06-16 17:35:07 UTC
"Man of Steel" leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend.
The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Superman tale starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams earned an additional $12 mi...
'The Purge' scares up $36.4 million at box office
2013-06-09 17:51:48 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The suspense thriller "The Purge" topped the weekend box office with a shocking $36.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Universal film starring Ethan Hawke nearly doubled industry expectations, as audiences flocked to the lone horror option in the marketplace...
'Internship' film focuses on Google's good side
2013-06-05 04:31:55 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This scene isn't in the movie, but it might have been fitting if "The Internship" had ended with stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson wearing ruby red shoes while clicking their heels and dreamily whispering, "There's no place like Google; there's no place like Google."
Does 'After Earth' end reign of Mr. Box Office?
2013-06-04 05:29:04 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It used to be that if a summer flick starred Will Smith, it was a guaranteed moneymaker: First place at the box office, maybe a franchise in the making.
But the 44-year-old actor's latest film opened with a thud.
"After Earth," a futuristic action-adventure co-starr...
Pitt says Muse provides perfect soundtrack to film
2013-06-04 05:22:03 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Brad Pitt wants the music for "World War Z" to be much more than a footnote.
Pitt says that while making the zombie flick, out on June 21, he wanted the film's soundtrack to have songs reminiscent of those made for "The Exorcist."
Enter Muse, which recorded the instrum...
Jolie joins Pitt at 'World War Z' London premiere
2013-06-03 04:48:53 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stepped out together Sunday at the premiere of zombie thriller "World War Z" — Jolie's first public appearance since announcing last month that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
The couple said they had been moved by the outpouring of public ...
'Fast 6' hangs onto first place at box office
2013-06-03 04:42:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its supercharged muscle cars, "Fast & Furious 6" raced to first place at the box office for the second consecutive weekend.
The Universal Pictures release is expected to add another $34.5 million to its North American ticket sales, keeping it in the No. 1 spot aft...
Cinema's colorful wildlife on view at Cannes
2013-05-28 04:35:40 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — "Look at these people, this wildlife."
As the partying journalist of Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," Toni Servillo was surveying Rome's colorful nightlife, but he might as well have been contemplating the Cannes Film Festival. The 66th edition of the Cote d'A...
'Blue is the Warmest Color' is Cannes' Palme d'Or
2013-05-27 04:58:32 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — The tender, sensual lesbian romance "Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele" won the hearts of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking its top honor, the Palme d'Or.
The jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, took the unusual move of awarding the Palme not just to Tu...
'Fast' races past 'Hangover' at weekend box office
2013-05-27 04:55:46 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a blowout at the box office.
"Fast & Furious 6" is revving past "The Hangover Part III" in the No. 1 position at the Memorial Day weekend box office.
Universal Pictures' sixth installment of its muscle car franchise featuring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker debut...
Affleck gets honorary doctorate from Brown
2013-05-27 04:16:58 UTC
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Academy Award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck has received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from Brown University.
Affleck was among artists, writers, scientists and educators to receive the degrees from the Ivy League school at commencement exercises Sun...
Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools
2013-05-26 16:26:30 UTC
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city's South-Western schools.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/13Qe0uR ) reports that Perry was draw...
Cannes to close with a nail-biter ending
2013-05-26 15:59:50 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — Steven Spielberg will close out the 66th Cannes Film Festival with a nail-biter of a finale.
The festival's top award, the prestigious Palme d'Or, will be handed out to one of 20 films in competition Sunday night in Cannes. Unlike in recent years, there's no obvious...
JC Chandor gains a Cannes hit with 'All Is Lost'
2013-05-25 05:56:57 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — J.C. Chandor may just have saved someone's life during an interview in Cannes.
The director who put Robert Redford in a struggle for survival as a capsized sailor in "All Is Lost" is talking about mortality when a gust of wind lifts a large beach umbrella from its bas...