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Thoughts I Had...While Admiring the Beauty of Brangelina in "By the Sea"

15 September 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

abstew here with some random thoughts on the just released new stills from the newest directorial effort of Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, By the Sea. EW received the exclusive pics (hence the magazine's watermark on the photos) and a mini-interview with the writer/director/producer and star that pairs her up on screen with new husband Brad Pitt (their first on-screen partnering since the film that brought them together and launched a million tabloid magazine covers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith). Set in the 1970's, Jolie stars as a former ballet dancer travelling France with her American husband (that would be Pitt, naturally). Their marriage is beginning to show signs of strain and they find themselves drawn to the inhabitants of a small costal town on their journeys...and comedy ensues! (But probably not):

Damn. I feel like they just announced this film was in the works and we already »

- abstew

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George Clooney Will Receive the Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement Award

15 September 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

George Clooney will be honored with a prestigious award at the 72nd Golden Globes.

George Clooney has achieved enough for a lifetime, or at least that's what the Golden Globe Awards think.

The 53-year-old actor will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes. The honorary award is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

Photos: Fashions a the 2014 Golden Globes

The award was first given to one of the most successful filmmakers, Cecil B. Demille in 1952, when he was 70 years old. Since then, Hollywood legends like Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn have received the honor.

More recently, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Jodi Foster have been honored. Last year's winner was 78-year-old Woody Allen.

News: Jodi Foster's Moving Golden Globes Speech

So is Clooney too young for a lifetime achievement award? Well, he will »

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8 Strange Moments from James Franco’s New Book

11 September 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

What do Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan and James Franco have in common? They’re all prominently featured in James Franco’s new book, “Hollywood Dreaming.”

His sixth book won’t hit bookshelves until Sept. 23, but Variety took an early peek to pick out some of the most notable snippets in the collection of stories, photos and poems, which is broken up into three parts, along with an introduction.

There’s a section titled “Sprang Brake,” in which Franco seems to channel his “Spring Breakers” character Alien. There are no fewer than four different poems about Sean Penn. There’s some inside information on what went down before the Oscars that he hosted with Anne Hathaway. And there’s a lot of Lindsay Lohan.

The entire volume clocks in at 174 pages, so there’s plenty more than what’s featured here, including bits about Franco’s life and childhood.

Warning: Some Nsfw language and content below. »

- Alex Stedman

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La Roux's on the blower and James Franco goes bald plus the rest of today's breaking pop culture news

8 September 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Baldly going where no other liveblog has gone before, its Guide Daily

Bringing you all todays red hot pop gossip in real-time, so you dont need to tarnish your browsing history with any other tawdry aggregators

Stay tuned for La Rouxs new vid, Mary Js London love-in, superheroes vs bullying and the latest on James Francos ongoing super-meta life-as-art projectTweet your topical witticisms to @guideguardian

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courtesy of the UKs beariest dance duo, The 2 Bears. Except that the furry suits have come off and Londons best arty-party drag collective, Sink The Pink, are in, showing you how to lip-synch in style as they cavort around the Bethnal Green Working Mens Club in fishnets and pom pom beards. Stuff the hug: whos up for a Monday rave?

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Few can lay claim to making one of the worst films in living history but that hasnt stopped J-Lo, oh no. »

- Sam Richards and Kate Hutchinson

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'The Brittany Murphy Story' Review Roundup: Lifetime Biopic Slammed By Critics

6 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Lifetime’s Brittany Murphy biopic, The Brittany Murphy Story, premiered Saturday night to largely negative reviews from TV critics.

The Brittany Murphy Story chronicles the late movie star’s struggle to break into Hollywood, through her rise and success and into her troubled final years. Starring as Murphy in the made-for-tv biopic is Last Man Standing’s Amanda Fuller, while Adam Hagenbuch plays Murphy’s onetime boyfriend and Just Married costar Ashton Kutcher.

Brittany Murphy Biopic Reviews

Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti has chastised Lifetime and slammed its attempt at recreating his daughter’s life and career. Critics, like Bertolotti, have found the movie distasteful and a poor representation of the late actress. Furthermore, Fuller’s performance has been panned for being flat and seeming like she simply read off the page. The production value has also taken a hit.

“Here’s what you need to know to understand how »

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James Franco Shaved His Head and Got a (Fake) Head Tattoo for the Red Carpet

6 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Love him, hate him, or just be exasperated by him, James Franco kept things very James Franco at the Venice Film Festival yesterday. He was in character for an upcoming film he directs and stars in, Zeroville, which is about a guy named Vikar who is obsessed with the movies and has Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift from A Place in the Sun inked on the back of his head. The event doubled as an opportunity to shoot a scene from the film, which takes place at the Venice Film Festival in the '70s when the film director Alberto Barbera awarded Vikar with a fake award. Then Franco accepted a real award, the Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize, which actually kind of sounds fake to us. Naturally, Franco Instagrammed the entire thing: »

- E. Alex Jung

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James Franco shoots new movie Zeroville at Venice Film Festival

5 September 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Filming for James Franco's Zeroville has taken place during Venice Film Festival.

The actor appeared in front of Venetian fans on the red carpet with a shaved head and a tattoo of A Place In The Sun stars Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor.

He received awards from Italian film critic Alberto Barbera as part of the shoot.

Talking about Zeroville, Franco said: "It's a little movie we're doing. Maybe we'll show it here in Venice next year."

He directs the film and plays the lead role of Vikar in the big-screen adaptation of Steve Erickson's novel of the same name.

It tells the story of a troubled and violent man who moves to Hollywood in the late 1960s and becomes fascinated with the world of film.

Franco debuted his new look for the role yesterday (September 4) when he posted before and after shots on his Instagram profile.

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James Franco Sports Shaved Head With Liz Taylor-Montgomery Clift Tattoo for New Role

5 September 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Franco was honored with a prestigious filmmaker's award at the Venice Film Festival and he accepted the prize with a freshly shaved head sporting a tattoo of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift on his skull. Also read: Daryl Hannah Joins James Franco in Gay-Themed Drama ‘Michael’ (Exclusive) The multi-hyphenate attended Friday's event to receive an innovators award called the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory and premiere his latest William Faulkner adaptation ”The Sound and the Fury.” But Franco also used the picturesque red carpet ceremony leading up to the event to shoot a scene for his new film “Zeroville.” Franco plays a »

- Travis Reilly

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Joan Rivers: Her Final Interview

5 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joan Rivers was a kind woman - as gracious, wise and generous as she was funny. That might sound strange to hear about a woman who could eviscerate any actress who made a misstep on the red carpet, and who famously described Elizabeth Taylor as standing in front of a microwave oven screaming, "Hurry!" Her biting comedic sensibility - her art and craft - came from feeling like an outsider among Hollywood stars and New York society, even after she herself became very rich and very famous. And she sincerely believed that by skewering you in her act, she was »

- Jess Cagle Editorial Director PEOPLE and EW

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Joan Rivers: Her Final Interview

5 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joan Rivers was a kind woman - as gracious, wise and generous as she was funny. That might sound strange to hear about a woman who could eviscerate any actress who made a misstep on the red carpet, and who famously described Elizabeth Taylor as standing in front of a microwave oven screaming, "Hurry!" Her biting comedic sensibility - her art and craft - came from feeling like an outsider among Hollywood stars and New York society, even after she herself became very rich and very famous. And she sincerely believed that by skewering you in her act, she was »

- Jess Cagle Editorial Director PEOPLE and EW

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Joan Rivers' final interview: Warm, gracious, and funny 'til the end

5 September 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Joan Rivers was a kind woman—as gracious, wise, and generous as she was funny. That might sound strange to hear about a woman who could eviscerate any actress who made a misstep on the red carpet, and who famously described Elizabeth Taylor as standing in front of a microwave oven screaming “Hurry!” Her biting comedic sensibility—her art and craft—came from feeling like an outsider among Hollywood stars and New York society, even after she herself became very rich and very famous. And she sincerely believed that by skewering you in her act she was paying you a »

- Jess Cagle

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James Franco Sports Huge Elizabeth Taylor Head Tattoo

5 September 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

How weird can James Franco get?

James Franco is at it again.

The famously eccentric actor -- who recently went bald for his latest film Zeroville in which he plays an obsessed film fan who moves to Hollywood in the 1960s -- showed up to the premiere of his film The Sound and the Fury during the Venice Film Festival Friday, sporting an Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift tattoo on the back of his head.

The huge black-and-white tattoo is from the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, and took up the entire back of the This Is the End star's head.

Video: Watch James Franco Fail At Getting Stephen Colbert to Break Character

He also sported a fake moustache -- he didn't have a moustache in a selfie he posted on his Instagram just two days ago -- and curiously left his white shirt all the way unbuttoned under his black suit jacket during his strange »

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James Franco hijacks his own Venice Film Festival awards ceremony

5 September 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Leave it to James Franco to take a ceremony honoring him at the Venice Film Festival and turn it into a film shoot for an upcoming movie.

Franco was set to receive the festival’s Glory to the Filmmaker award, but the ceremony took a detour when it actually served as the set piece for (one of) his new movie(s), Zeroville. Before Franco accepted his award as, well, Franco, he took the stage in character as the bald, mustachioed film fanatic named Ike “Vikar” Jerome, who has a tattoo of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift on the back of his head. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Movies This Week: September 5-11, 2014

5 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

It's one of those rare weekends where there are basically no wide releases entering the marketplace. Ok, there's an Ashley Judd movie aimed at the faith-based crowds, but that's all that is headed for the multiplexes (ensuring another easy week at the top of the box office for Guardians). That has left an especially adventurous week of bookings with lots of smaller titles hitting town, including the latest from Roman Polanski that we had assumed was never going to play in Austin. Before I show you the new releases, let's take a look at this week's specialty programming.   

While the Paramount 100 will continue on, the official Paramount Summer Classic Film Series is coming to a close this weekend with the Texas-based epic Giant (which Don just revisited in Lone Star Cinema). Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean star in this classic drama which will run in 35mm on Saturday »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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170 Days until Oscars: Brody & Dreyfuss

5 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

170 is the amount of days by which Adrien Brody (The Pianist) narrowly defeated Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) to become the Youngest Best Actor winner ever. Do you think both of them deserved their wins?

Adrien Brody (29) and Richard Dreyfus (30) are the 2 youngest Lead Actor winners

1977 Best Actor 2002 Best Actor Woody Allen, Annie Hall Adrien Brody, The Pianist Richard Burton, Equus Nicolas Cage, Adaptation Richard Dreyfus, The Goodbye Girl Michael Caine, The Quiet American Marcelo Mastroianni, A Special Day Daniel Day Lewis, Gangs of New York John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt

 

The most hilarious thing about this statistic is that Adrien Brody is both the youngest Best Actor winner at 29 And the only twentysomething winner. Meanwhile "29" is actually the most common age to win Best Actress. These eight women all accomplished it and none of them were anywhere close to making a "youngest" list. 

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James Franco Shoots ‘Zeroville’ At Venice Film Fest

5 September 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venice – James Franco-directed film “Zeroville” used the Venice Film Festival’s red carpet and Sala Grande theatre which doubled as a set on Friday. Franco, with a shaved skull sporting tattoos of “A Place In The Sun” stars Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, pranced in front of real frenzied fans and received both faux and real awards from fest topper Alberto Barbera, who put in a cameo.

“It’s a little movie we’re doing. Maybe we’ll show it here in Venice next year,” said Franco, who was ostensibly on the Lido to receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize and also to bow his latest directorial effort “The Sound and the Fury,” based on the William Faulkner classic.

Zeroville” is instead based on Steve Erickson’s 2007 eponymous novel which follows Ike “Vikar” Jerome, a 24-year-old student who arrives in Hollywood in 1969 with dreams of breaking into the movie business, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Yes, That Is a Bald and Shirtless James Franco Riding a Boat

5 September 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

James Franco looked almost unrecognizable when he filmed a scene for his latest project, Zeroville, in Venice, Italy, on Thursday. The actor, who had recently shaved his head for the role (all of which he gleefully documented on Instagram), stood on a boat while shirtless and looking out over the Italian city's famous canals. James's latest project, which is based on Sam Erickson's 2007 novel of the same name, will have him playing a Hollywood-obsessed film editor named Vikar. In the book, James's character has a tattoo of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor from A Place in the Sun, which was visible on the back of James's newly shaved head while he was filming. James has been all about transformations these past few months, as he recently went blond while filming Michael earlier this Summer. »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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John Waters Looks Back: 'I Was Worse Than Ed Wood'

5 September 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"In the early days, people seemed to believe that we were the people in Pink Flamingos, that we lived in a trailer and ate dog shit," John Waters says. "And we really weren't, obviously. We'd be in prison if we were. But it was a good reaction. It meant the movie worked."

For the past half a century, the Baltimore-born filmmaker and his pencil mustache have gleefully stood at the vanguard of vulgarity in cinema. Movies like his 1970 freak show Multiple Maniacs and his 1972 offering Pink Flamingos nauseated audiences when »

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10 of Joan Rivers’ Best Quotes

4 September 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joan Rivers died Thursday, leaving behind a comic legacy that spanned more than 50 years. Her acerbic, biting sense of humor sometimes pushed the buttons of those on the butt end of the jokes, but she was never afraid to make fun of herself, including her infamously numerous plastic surgery procedures.

Over the years, her mother, her romantic partners and her exercise habits all became regular fodder for the comedienne’s jabs, in addition to celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Liza Minnelli, who all took a few shots from Rivers. It seems she wasn’t much of a fan of the dreariness and drabness of typical funerals, as the one she planned for herself in her 2012 book, “I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me,” is much more festive than the usual all-black affairs.

See Also: Hollywood Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers: ‘One of a Kind’

Here are some favorite »

- Kevin Noonan

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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

4 September 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

 

Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest in a doctor's office following a routine procedure. The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances.

"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," Melissa Rivers said. "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."

Under the immobile, plastic surgery-crafted veneer that became Joan Rivers' unapologetic trademark as she aged, her wit remained as vibrantly raw and unruly as when she first broke her way into a comedy world belonging largely to men. »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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