Marine Vacth: 'Nudity is a costume too'
2013-11-25 07:29:03 UTC
The English title of the film that launches Marine Vacth as a screen star is Young & Beautiful, which is undeniably an accurate description of the Paris-born model turned actor. But the original French Jeune & jolie, a knowing nod to a now-defunct...
Swedish cinemas launch feminist movie rating
2013-11-06 11:04:56 UTC
STOCKHOLM (AP) — You expect movie ratings to tell you whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence. Now movie theaters in equality-minded Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it.
Mexico TV star shows Hollywood what Latinos want
2013-10-25 07:39:04 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez jokes that it took him 12 years to become an overnight sensation.
The real punch line is that it took much longer.
The writer, director and star of the surprise Hollywood hit "Instructions N...
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Discomfort is a very underrated feeling'
2013-10-18 09:20:41 UTC
The sweet, sixtysomething couple in pastel leisurewear are curious about the room next to theirs in this Santa Monica beachfront hotel. There have been a lot of comings and goings all day. "So much activity!" the woman chuckles to me while her hus...
Ben Foster cycles ahead on Lance Armstrong movie
2013-10-17 17:04:01 UTC
LONDON (AP) — American actor Ben Foster is cycling into the lead as Lance Armstrong in a new movie about the disgraced American cyclist.
Director Stephen Frears said filming started Wednesday on the untitled project, and Foster is already provi...
'Red October' novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66
2013-10-02 20:09:57 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1985, a year after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, Tom Clancy was invited to lunch at the White House, where he was questioned by Navy Secretary John Lehman.
Who, the secretary wanted to know, gave ...
Bridget Jones' fans horror at death of Mark Darcy
2013-09-29 23:36:12 UTC
Bridget Jones fans have taken to social networking to voice their horror at the news that author Helen Fielding has killed off Mark Darcy.
In extracts from her new book, Mad About The Boy, published in the Sunday Times magazine, Bridget reveals...
Rogen, Goldberg to make R-rated animated film
2013-09-24 18:26:02 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures will make a raunchy, R-rated animated film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg titled "Sausage Party."
The project was announced Tuesday by Sony, which is co-financing the film with Annapurna Pictures. Writing ...
Kutcher: Better at keeping personal life private
2013-08-08 05:32:16 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — After embodying Steve Jobs in his new movie, Ashton Kutcher came to admire how the Apple Computer founder was able to balance his public and personal lives.
"He was better at it than I am," the 35-year old actor said.
Kathy Bates happy being part of FX's 'Horror'
2013-08-03 00:23:59 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kathy Bates says she's thrilled to be a regular on FX's "American Horror Story."
It's almost good enough to rid her of the bad taste from her previous stint on series TV.
Even so, she told reporters at a Televisi...
Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway
2013-08-02 01:15:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway — but he won't be singing.
Standing with his wife, Pauletta Pearson, on the red carpet Monday at the premiere his new movie, "2 Guns," the Oscar- and Tony-winning actor said he's set to...
Nelson Mandela film to be released soon
2013-07-27 07:01:27 UTC
CAPE TOWN, July 26 (Xinhua) -- An epic film based on the autobiography of former South African president Nelson Mandela will soon be released, it was learned here on Friday.
The news came as Mandela spent his 48th day in hospital for treatment ...
Sandra Bullock: five best moments
2013-07-27 01:53:47 UTC
Our pick of the star's most memorable film performances. What else deserves to be on the list?
Since rising to prominence in the mid-90s, Sandra Bullock has been the go-to actor for a certain kind of likeable female lead. In The Heat, a new com...
New ESPN sports docs include 'Tonya and Nancy'
2013-07-25 06:40:36 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The knee whack heard 'round the world will be revisited near the 20th anniversary of the rivalry between Olympic figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, as one of six new documentaries on ESPN's "30 for 30" se...
Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69
2013-07-23 06:52:11 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.
Death came Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after Farina suffered a ...
Pirate drama 'Black Sails' launches at Comic-Con
2013-07-19 17:06:53 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Black Sails" cast out into the open waters of Comic-Con.
Starz isn't premiering the mature pirate drama until next year, but the first episode was screened for hundreds of fans — some dressed in pirate regalia — at a movie the...
Internet shows its muscle by making Emmy history
2013-07-19 06:46:58 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Emmy Awards are television's biggest celebration of itself, but this year's ceremony will face an intruder: "House of Cards," the first online series to nab a top nomination with its best drama series.
Netflix's triumph o...
Harrison Ford can't escape Han Solo, Indiana Jones
2013-07-19 06:12:11 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's been years since Harrison Ford played towering film characters Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but the questions still come — especially at Comic-Con.
Ford made his second appearance at the all-things-geek gathering Thursday t...
Box office: 'Despicable Me 2' holds top spot
2013-07-15 06:16:16 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal's minions ran away with the box office for the second week in a row.
With $44.8 million in domestic ticket sales Friday through Sunday, the animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" outdid the debuts of the Adam Sandler com...
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 s...
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, b...
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...
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 i...
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. Som...
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 HB...