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It's nice to set goals ... and for Rob Gronkowski, his newest target is to nail the hot chick from "Wolf of Wall Street." Gronk's appearing on Wednesday's season premiere of "The Jim Rome Show" ... and explained that he's wanted to bone Margot Robbie ever since he first saw her in the Leonardo DiCaprio flick. But get this ... Gronk also laid out the qualities he wants in his Future Wife. You gotta listen to what he »
- TMZ Staff
Suddenly, it's 1995 and we want to put this wannabe Tiger Beat poster of Liam Hemsworth on our wall. The hunky Hollywood celeb debuted an interesting new haircut yesterday while at the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, where he accepted the award for Favorite Male Action Star for his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, and it was just the most beautiful yet kinda awkward throwback we could have ever not asked for. In fact, his middle-part, semi-bowl cut is very reminiscent of one particular teenage heartthrob from the '90s—Hi, Jonathan Taylor Thomas! Yep, we're totally getting an old-school Jtt vibe from Liam's new 'do (maybe even a Leonardo DiCaprio »
1. I was a concert pianist in high school. 2. My dog was stolen and sold to a drug dealer but I hired a private investigator and got him back. Photos: Hollywood's Most Pampered Dogs 3. I have an extensive vintage jazz album collection. 4. My entire family are actors and my 86-year-old grandmother just booked her first commercial. 5. My first job was opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can when I was a senior in high school. 6. Most of my friends I've been friends with since elementary [...] »
As the long-planned $250 million Academy Museum of Motion Picture Arts at Lacma comes to fruition--the renovated May Company building designed by architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali is slated to open in 2017--there is an enormous amount of wheeling and dealing and expectation surrounding the eventual museum collection. This past week, one key player to meet at the TCM Film Festival was museum director Kerry Brougher. Of course the Academy prefers donations to its long-assembled permanent collection, but it does have money to spend, and many Hollywood memorabilia collectors are circling, hoping to land a sale. So far Disney CEO Robert Iger has wrangled significant donors such as Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Gale Anne Hurd, and others like Leonardo DiCaprio have made possible such key purchases as the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz." But the Academy did not step up when Debbie Reynolds was auctioning her astonishing. »
- Anne Thompson
This week, Neil Calloway argues that a $25 million salary for a movie might not be as ridiculous as it first seems…
Your first thought might be to say is that this is ridiculous; like the salaries of sports stars, that sort of money is impossible to comprehend for mere mortals; I’m not badly paid in my day job, but DiCaprio’s fee is hundreds of times what I might earn in a year.
Then again, the more I think about it, the more I see that fee is justified. DiCaprio was not only the star of The Wolf of Wall Street, he was the producer; he bought the rights to the book in 2007, the film didn’t come out until the »
- Neil Calloway
Leonardo DiCaprio has long earned a reputation for being extremely picky when it comes to starring in feature films. Since 1991 . when he made his big screen debut in Critters 3 - the acclaimed actor has actually only starred in 36 movies . averaging putting out three movies every two years. Of course, the variety of performances has been what has let DiCaprio stand out in Hollywood, but it turns out that there is one particular plot element that appears in a lot of his projects. To put it bluntly: he dies a lot. The folks over at Voactiv have performed a fun bit of statistical analysis regarding actors and frequency of on-screen deaths, and one of their most surprising findings is that Leonardo DiCaprio actually dies in a full quarter of the movies that he stars in (which is to say nine out of the aforementioned 36). Believe it or not, this is »
I’m half Japanese. I’m an american. I’ve lived in Japan for a lot of my earlier childhood and 1/4 of my life. I have land there. I knew ramen was life since the ’80s, and not cheap college student menu before U.S. hipsters of the past several years did. I even rocked a bento strong in elementary school, some of which were Macross branded. I was introduced to Macross through Robotech though, as I suspect most people in the U.S. were, but in my years in Japan, I’ve never come across anyone (the count is officially zero) who seem to care more about how Robotech came into being as I have in english speaking messaegeboards in the 21st century. They have theirs, we have ours. As a child of both worlds it was never really a conflict, so it’s always puzzled me why it »
- Jay Tomio
The companies declined to comment.
Neal Street, part-owned by the “Spectre” and “Skyfall” director, put itself up for sale in November for about £40 million ($63.8 million). The company was founded in 2003 by Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling.
Its film credits include Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Revolutionary Road” and Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Jarhead,” which were both directed by Mendes, and Susanne Bier’s “Things We Lost in the Fire.” Neal Street is also developing an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books.
Neal Street’s TV credits include John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful,” which was commissioned by Showtime; “Call the Midwife” for the BBC; and “The Hollow Crown,” which is a series of Shakespeare adaptations for the BBC and Wnet. Stage shows include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Shrek. »
- Dave McNary
As the Robotech film moves ahead, we look at the anime's history, knotty rights issues, cultural impact, and earlier failed film attempts.
"In the year 1999, high above Macross island in the South Pacific, a phenomenal event occurred in the skies which altered the cause of human history..."
With a blaze of animated light, a huge alien space craft bursts through Earth's atmosphere and collides with a city, reducing its buildings to atoms in an instant.
That dramatic opening heralded the arrival of Robotech - and American television had never seen anything quite like it. Here was animated show which told a sprawling saga set across multiple epochs, full of alien invaders and exotic transforming robots. Its characters seemed low-key and somehow real; there were brave pilots, nervy new-recruits, romances and love triangles. There was action, but also comedy, tragedy and pathos. It even provided a generous helping of bubblegum pop music. »
Leonardo DiCaprio tops the most recent salary chart for Hollywood's A-list actors. His quote for a blockbuster-type film like "The Wolf of Wall Street" these days is $25 million. Performers in the $20 million club are Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington. Following the success of American Sniper," Bradley Cooper is now expecting $15-20 million per film. Just behind are Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum, depending on the type of role. Also in that ballpark are Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne Johnson (for an action movie). Hollywood Reporter -Break- Will boy band One Direction find a new direction with the departure of Zayn Malik? The British group's Facebook page has the singer saying, "I want to be a normal 22-year-old." They have sold 6.49 million albums and had more than 23 million downloads since starting in 2010. The four remaining members -- Niall Horan, Liam Pa. »
Variety has reported that the live-action Robotech movie has shifted gears and is now housed at Sony Pictures. Previously in development at Warner Bros. and rumored to have such household names as Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby Maguire attached at one point or another, the film suprinsingly never gained much traction at WB. Now, Sony has acquired the rights and is moving the project forward with a script from Michael Gordon (300, GI Joe). According to the film's producers, Sony had an eye on the project for quite some time and jumped when they became available. Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are serving as executive producers with Sony exuctives Doug Belgrad, Michael De Luca and Matthew Milam shephereding the project which has been fast tracked. Related Content: Robotech Kickstarter Launched Leonardo DiCaprio Passed On 'Star Wars: Episode VII' For 'Robotech' ? »
Back in February, we reported that Warner Bros.' Robotech is getting back on the right track, with screenwriter Michael Gordon coming aboard to write the script and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton set to produce. Variety now reports that, while the screenwriters and producers are still in place, the live-action project is now moving forward at Sony Pictures, with the studio planning a franchise. The studio will start production soon as the project goes on the fast track, although a director has not been attached yet. Our report from February indicated that Warner Bros.' top choice to direct was Andres Muschietti, but it isn't known if he is involved now.
The project is based on the 1980s Robotech animated TV series, which is set in world where humanity has developed massive robots from the technology found in an alien ship that crash landed on Earth. The »
The movie business is in kind of a "best of times, worst of times" state. While big-budget bonanza tentpoles are practically printing money, the collective state of the film industry is looking at a slow but inevitable sea change. That is not to say that Hollywood has hit its nadir. In fact, a recent survey has revealed that studios are still willing pay top dollar for a certain handful of stars, putting them into the esteemed $20 million club of single film salaries. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, a survey conducted across an array of producers, executives and agents revealed that there are six A-list Hollywood stars who are currently pulling in an impressive $20 million or more for their performances in individual films. They are the following, 1. Leonardo DiCaprio - $25 million 2. Sandra Bullock - $20 million 3. Matt Damon - $20 million 4. Robert Downey Jr. - $20 million 5. Denzel Washington »
This story first appeared in the April 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It has become conventional wisdom that stars aren't worth what they used to be. Maybe so — but that doesn't mean they're poorly paid. A survey of producers, agents and executives indicates that at least six actors are earning as much as $20 million a picture — right up there with the heyday of star salaries during the 1990s, when a handful of actors (including Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise) reached that magic number. The $20 million club includes Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio,
- Stephen Galloway
Now here’s a pairing none of us saw coming: hot off an Oscar nomination for his powerhouse leading turn in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper has entered negotiations to take the reins on a Warner Bros. remake of A Star Is Born that was previously being circled by Cooper’s Sniper director Clint Eastwood. The redo, which has been in the pipeline for many years, had courted Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale and Tom Cruise over the years to star, but it’s expected that Cooper will also take on the male lead.
As for the equally important female lead, the project is apparently still angling for pop royalty, with eyes for veritable Queen of the World Beyoncé Knowles. Of course, Beyoncé has not yet been approached, but the producers are hoping to do that very quickly if Cooper signs a deal to direct.
- Isaac Feldberg
In the works for a while now, the new version of the film was initially set to be directed by Cooper’s American Sniper director Clint Eastwood, but went on the back-burner after Eastwood chose to make Sniper and last year’s Jersey Boys instead. Word is that once Cooper has finished his run in The Elephant Man, which moves from Broadway to London’s West End very soon, he will start work on the film.
In addition, the studio are hoping that Cooper will take on the male lead in the film, which had Tom Cruise (Edge of Tomorrow), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Will Smith (Focus) and Christian Bale (Knight of Cups) all rumoured for at different points, »
- Scott J. Davis
Sentinel financed the development of “Paris Call Girl,” an original pitch from Matthew Ian Cirulnick, which tells the story of two star-crossed lovers and the wild, dangerous journey they must take through Paris to start a new life together. Kseniya is a young European woman fleeing the high-end call girl ring she was recently forced into and Rob is a young American man with a tragic past.
“I love the edgy romance of our seemingly mismatched young couple at the center of the action, the way the narrative twists, compelling them both to fight for each other and »
- Dave McNary
In theory, the idea of Warner Bros. pairing up Bradley Cooper and Beyonce to star in a remake of "A Star is Born" is smart thinking. Cooper has become a megastar thanks to "American Sniper" and the studio clearly wants to keep him in the fold. Beyonce, on the other hand, is arguably the biggest pop star in the United States (maybe the planet) and she'd only cement her legacy by following in the steps of legends Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand who also appeared in adaptations of the original 1937 movie. There's a kicker, however. Warner Bros. is negotiating with Cooper to direct. According to Deadline, Cooper would take the reins from Clint Eastwood who was the last filmmaker associated with the project. This would also be Cooper's directorial debut and it seems like very dicey material for a first-timer. The material certainly isn't on par with a Samuel Beckett play, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Bradley Cooper is stepping behind the camera, and he wants Beyonce to be his leading lady. The three-time Academy Award-nominated actor is in talks to make his directorial debut with Warner Brothers' long-in-development remake of A Star is Born. Based on the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, the film centers on an aging, self-destructive actor who helps an aspiring actress achieve her dreams of stardom. Cooper will also produce alongside Jon Peters, Billy Gerber and Basil Iwanyk, and Deadline reports that they have their eyes set on Beyonce Knowles for the female lead. Beyonce was previously courted for the picture when Clint Eastwood attached to direct. Eastwood tried to get the project off the ground at Warner Brothers for years, looking at a number of A-list actors for the male lead including Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cooper himself. Eastwood's version of the film fell apart with Beyonce's pregnancy, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Clint Eastwood, who directed Cooper in “American Sniper,” became attached to direct “A Star is Born” in 2011 with Beyonce Knowles set to star. She later fell out of the project after becoming pregnant while Eastwood put it aside for “Jersey Boys.”
It’s unclear if Cooper will star in the film or if Knowles will rejoin the project. Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale have all been mentioned at various points for the movie star role. The latest script was written by »
- Dave McNary
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