Twenty years ago in the early hours of October 31, River Phoenix, the brooding, talented actor who seemed more interested in creating great art than scoring a box office blockbuster, died at the age of 23. When I heard the news about his death in 1993, I was angry, shocked, and sad, although I never ... More >>
Last night, James Franco was the guest of dishonor at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (airing Labor Day) at Culver Studios in Culver City. The network normally roasts celebs who've become pop culture punch lines, like Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, Donald Trump and David Hasselhoff. Sure, Fran ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot -- it is the plot. And it's just the la ... More >>
Terrence Malick, Tintin and a killer psychokinetic tire
Gwyneth Paltrow sings! (see #10). In celebration of this amazing revelation, we've compiled this handy list of Ten Notable Screen Stars Gone Songbird, starting, of course with: 1. William Shatner. Who can forget Shatner's much-parodied musical career, especially after Rhino Records' inclu ... More >>
Jack Nicholson must wear an all-green outfit and tape an advertisement touting the virtues of Boston if the Los Angeles Lakers lose the NBA championship to the Boston Celtics, according to a wager between Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Should the Lakers win, Bosto ... More >>
CNNAnderson Cooper.A Friday telethon to raise money for the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti will be broadcast from Los Angeles, New York, London and Haiti, organizers announced Thursday. It will be everywhere: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Show ... More >>
A new Hollywood PR merger and best-ever box office
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Singing, dancing, politicizing and still the ratings rose
It's far more riveting to watch upheavals at SAG and Variety
... because they have zero integrity and credibility
The little robot that could tops another chart
Year of the ram
Dark and violent movies top the years best. What are we at war or something?
What Hollywood should learn, but probably wont, from the tent-pole season
Devilís Haircut and B-Boys
The Style Council's Oscar winners and losers
Thank god for Andre Leon Talley. After enduring E!s super-geeky/freaky coverage of the Oscars red carpet last night, we switched over to ABC's own, and the Vogue columnist was definitely a breath of fresh air, talking fashion and film in a fabulous way that only a flamboyant gay man can. Our only c ... More >>
In 2006, the Basic Instinct beauty showed she wasnít just another pretty face
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The awful truth about Nancy Meyers
Mels persecution complex, Russells bloody bling and Hollywoods overpaid divas
Cruise And Redstone do battle prepare for a true epic.
Not one but three people I went to high school with were nominated for Oscars last night (Matt Dillon, Dan Futterman, and Bennett Miller) so I was kinda jazzed for the whole whoop-de-doo; I had my spiritual "Go Tigers" pom-poms out (our Mamaroneck High School theme song was Survivor's ... More >>
First of all, the Academy Awards started at 3, and that means drinking started at 3 and so last night was a very long night. I don't have a television, and I wasn't invited to the Oscars, an oversight on somebody's part I'm sure. But that didn't stop me from inviting all my friends to Stuart's house ... More >>
Handicapping wholl win, wholl lose, and wholl just jerk off
Oscar at 77
Oscar at 77 ó film . . . fashion . . . warm bodies
Oscar at 77
Oscar gets a razzie for kissing Martys and Harveys butts. Plus, wholl win and wholl lose.
Less controversy, more fabric
Why this yearís Oscars suck more than usual
Johansson smolders on the edge of stardom