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Renée Zellweger has found herself at the center of someone else's legal battle. The Bridget Jones's Baby star's rocker boyfriend, Doyle Bramhall, is fighting his ex, Susannah Melvoin, over child support, E! News confirms. According to court documents obtained by E! News, Melvoin wanted Zellweger to submit her assets as evidence for Bramhall's "lavish" lifestyle. But in response documents filed by Zellweger, the actress felt she shouldn't have to be involved, explaining that her personal and professional life should be kept separate from her boyfriend. Zellweger's court documents claimed the case had been pending for years, giving Melvoin more than enough time to gather proper »
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will be announcing nominations in film and television categories for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards next week. Frequently striking a balance between following the season’s script and going their own unique way (while, of course, being wooed this way and that by the studios in play), the organization puts on the biggest show in town next to the Oscars. So naturally, everyone wants a piece of that promotional action.
Which films will score with the group this year? Even with just around 90 members, it can be tricky to nail it down; a membership that small means a movie or performance could miss by mere votes despite appearing strong anecdotally. Here’s a best-guess assessment. Find out how right (or wrong) we are next week.
Click here for thoughts on the TV races.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The best bet here is “Moonlight,” which »
- Kristopher Tapley
Renee Zellweger had serious issues with her boyfriend's ex-wife trying to pry into her personal life ... so she's desperately trying to get a judge to nip it in the bud. Renee's boyfriend, rocker Doyle Bramhall, is battling his ex, Susannah Melvoin, over child support. According to docs ... Melvoin wanted Renee's income, living expenses and business deals ... admitted as evidence in the case. It appears Melvoin wants to paint a picture of what she thinks is Doyle's lavish lifestyle with Renee, »
- TMZ Staff
Even the most accomplished actors are always dying to get another big fantasy part on their résumés.
Some are still holding on to the hope that their childhood dream will come to fruition, some are eager to challenge themselves like never before, and other performers have long been captivated by the idea of taking on a certain real-world persona.
Whatever the reason, these stars, from blockbuster veterans to TV legends, are still striving to make these stops on their Hollywood journeys:
Chris Pratt: A cop
“I’ve always wanted to play a cop,” the actor told Wsvn’s Chris Van Vliet. »
It's hard to believe but the popular film Jerry Maguire has hit the two-decade mark after originally premiering on Dec. 6, 1996 (yes, we're feeling pretty old, too). It's officially been 20 years since Cuba Gooding, Jr. yelled, "Show me the money!" and Renée Zellweger told Tom Cruise, "You had me at hello," through teary eyes—a scene that's caused us to reach for the tissues time and time again. Other mega stars like Regina King and Jerry O'Connell also made their appearances in the '90s flick, and thus, the anniversary has us wondering one thing: Where is the whole cast now? Take a look below... Tom Cruise: The now 54-year-old actor »
The Space Between Us has hit a slight bump in the road. Originally slated for a December 16th release, the romantic sci-fi adventure has now been pushed back to February 3rd, 2017.
The move was apparently made to take it out of a rather competitive time in cinemas into a less crowded movie-going weekend. December 16th is, after all, the release date for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Will Smith’s Collateral Beauty. The Space Between Us will now open against the horror movie Rings and Same Kind of Different as Me, a drama led by Renee Zellwegger.
See Also: Watch the trailer for The Space Between Us here
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first »
- Ricky Church
Among the unique attributes of the Golden Globes — guests seated at round tables, eating and drinking throughout the show — its category for comedy/musical best picture stands out and offers recognition for films that often don’t make the cut when Oscar nominations are released.
Last year, “Spy” and “Trainwreck” received Globe nominations in the category, but were not nominated for best picture at the Oscars. This year, “Deadpool,” “Bad Moms,” “Love & Friendship,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Sing Street,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Queen of Katwe,” and “The Meddler” are among the films with a shot at Golden Globes attention in the comedy/musical category.
“There’s a relief and lightness and connection and laughing at ourselves as a human race that particularly right now, »
- Rob Owen and Bob Verini
By: Carson Blackwelder
Emma Stone is poised to do something very historic this year if she takes home the best actress Oscar for La La Land. The history of leading ladies from musicals in this category isn’t that long and, should the 28-year-old win — as critics are predicting even considering Natalie Portman in Jackie — it would be an occurrence we haven’t seen for quite some time.
In the Damien Chazelle-directed flick, Stone plays an aspiring actress named Mia opposite Ryan Gosling as a jazz musician named Sebastian — their third time playing love interests after 2011’s Crazy, Stupid, Love and 2013’s Gangster Squad. As these two fall in love amid their struggle to make it in Los Angeles, their individual quests for fame begin to pull them apart.
The other frontrunners to give Stone competition for best actress »
- Carson Blackwelder
“Do your thing, cuz!”
Not since Busta Rhymes challenged Michael Myers to a kung fu fight has one moment in a horror movie so signified that a beloved franchise had completely lost its mind. But unlike Halloween: Resurrection, which represents the desperate, pandering death rattle of the Halloween franchise, those four words spoken near the end of 2013’s Texas Chainsaw find the series embracing a lunacy it had left behind for 20 years and attempting to inject new blood into Tobe Hooper’s dynasty. Literally. [Spoilers for Texas Chainsaw follow.]
Though it made a boatload of money upon its January 2013 release (about two and a half times its $20 million budget), Texas Chainsaw—originally called Texas Chainsaw 3D, as it was the first in the series released in the 3D format—is the kind of widely reviled sequel that most horror fans mention in conversations about the worst modern franchise films, standing alongside Jason Goes to Hell »
- Patrick Bromley
Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill for director Joe Wright in Darkest Hour, which has begun production in the U.K. Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the Working Title Films production as part of the company’s renewed global initiative.
Focus will release Darkest Hour domestically on November 24th, 2017 in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film globally, beginning with the U.K. on December 29th, 2017.
The original screenplay of Darkest Hour is by Anthony McCarten, an Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner as screenwriter of Focus and Working Title’s Best Picture Oscar nominee The Theory of Everything. Mr. McCarten and Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner Lisa Bruce (The Theory of Everything) are producing Darkest Hour with Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and BAFTA Award winner Douglas Urbanski (Nil by Mouth), reteaming with Focus and Working Title following Tinker, »
- Michelle McCue
Mila Kunis is no longer letting Hollywood’s gender bias go unnoticed. The actress penned a powerful letter in A Plus detailing the sexism she’s experienced throughout her career, including having a producer threaten her future in the entertainment industry.
“’You’ll never work in this town again.’ A cliché to be sure, but also what a producer threatened when I refused to pose semi-naked on the cover of a men’s magazine to promote our film,” she wrote. “I was no longer willing to subject myself to a naïve compromise that I had previously been willing to.”
Upset by his statement, she continued, writing, “‘I will never work in this town again?’ I was livid, I felt objectified, and for the first time in my career I said ‘no.’ And guess what? The world didn’t end. The film made a lot of money and I did work in this town again, »
- Liz Calvario
Jennifer Garner has been on fire lately!
The 44-year-old actress once again slayed the fashion game in a stunning black strapless Jenny Packham gown on Wednesday night.
Watch: Exclusive: Jennifer Garner on Teaching Her Kids to Be 'Citizens of the World': It's the 'Best Thing You Can Do'
Garner accessorized her look with just a couple rings, simple bracelets, and drop down earrings.
The Miracles from Heaven star completed her ensemble with minimal makeup and soft shoulder-length curls.
Related: Jennifer Garner Lights Up Save the Children Gala in a Dreamy Strapless Gown -- See Her Stunning Look!
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Have you ever heard of "The Glasses Come Off" trope? What about "The Glasses Gotta Go" or "Beautiful All Along?" They've been around a while in fiction but as it turns out sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov recognized it narrative shorthand immediately for what it was - crap. Those specific tropes spin off the more general one of "Smart People Wear Glasses," wherein a character is immediately smart (this usually also translates to nerd) if they wear glasses. Like most historical figures (and all humans) Asimov isn't without faults but this page unearthed by Twitter user @DoktorAndy from an Asimov essay titled "The Cult of Ignorance" (collected in "Is Anyone There?" in 1967) is a real revelation. Isaac Asimov's critique of the "ugly girl with glasses becoming popular" from 1956 is spectacular. pic.twitter.com/toxMCVRLgA — Doktor Andy (@DoktorAndy) October 30, 2016 I transcribed just in case that's unreadable: The cliche to which I »
- Jill Pantozzi
We never thought this day would come, but it has! During an interview with Yahoo! Movies, Renée Zellweger actually acknowledges that she appeared in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. Look out, people… pigs are flying! She and her… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Horror films are often looked down on as being inferior to other films. Thanks to a couple of decades of some silly genre movies, unfortunately the whole of horror has been tarred with the same brush. This simply isn’t the case though as there are plenty of brilliant horror films.
The biggest criticism of horror films tends to be the terrible ‘acting’ by the cast. Yet some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars started out in horror. Here are some of our favourite famous faces in the horror roles that they’d rather you forgot. This list contains fifteen Academy award winners and nominees, proving that everybody has to start somewhere…
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise
With the exception of the original and the first remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies are all rather weak. But hiding amongst the frames are three famous faces. The familiar faces began »
- Kat Hughes
Regardless of the medium, courtroom stories are inherently tethered to their verdict. While some of these dramas foreground character nuance or an indictment of the justice system, the wait for a “Guilty” or “Not guilty” is the elemental fuel for the dramatic fire. “The Whole Truth,” the latest from “Frozen River” director Courtney Hunt, preserves that innocence binary for the people who populate its story. The overbearing father, the brash attorney, the misunderstood son, the junior litigator: all exist on clearly defined ends of the spectrum. The result is a film that often avoids any middle ground, making for a cut-and-dried courtroom tale that desperately wants to be anything but.
The earliest hope that “The Whole Truth” might find a path to transcending the familiar “Law & Order” rhythms is Keanu Reeves’ turn as Richard Ramsay, who manages to exude the familiar alpha male lawyer persona in a controlled (and, at times, »
- Steve Greene
Plot: A lawyer (Keanu Reeves) is tasked with defending the child of a family friend (Renee Zellweger) who’s been accused of murdering his violent father. Review: The world of VOD has become an interesting side-effect of both the explosion of indie film production and the gradual death of theatrical exhibition. Some studios, like Magnolia, IFC and others, buy movies specifically for this format, with... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Despite a film career that spans more than 30 years and countless genres, Keanu Reeves is by far best known as the star of action films like Speed, The Matrix and John Wick. Something about his calm, collected demeanor and physical precision just suits Reeves in these kinds of roles. So, it stands to reason that they would become his trademark. Yet, whenever the actor takes on anything other than the action/sci-fi thrillers people associate with him, he manages to surprise with his ability to carry stories that don’t involve a whole lot of ass-kicking. So, as the internet eagerly awaits John Wick: Chapter 2, Reeves headlines a decidedly less violent effort in courtroom drama The Whole Truth.
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
The Whole Truth and nothing but usually has a lie or two hidden inside. In the new courtroom thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger, you'll find a few characters that are being far from truthful. It's exciting to see Mr. Reeves taking on a different kind of role. This time, he plays an attorney defending a young man who is on trial for killing his father. And as for Ms. Zellweger, you can find... Read More »
It’s been a curious few weeks for adult fare at the multiplex. With girls on trains, autistic accountants and ex-military vigilantes, there’s no shortage of movies that your mom would love. Courtney Hunt’s The Whole Truth fits nicely into that roster, but without the bestselling book, high concept or star power to warrant being a fall tentpole. It instead resembles a film whose script has been sitting on a shelf since 1996, cast included.
Situated as standard courtroom drama fodder, the film opens on Keanu Reeves’ cynical defense attorney Richard Ramsey having a bad time. Through the confines of some unwelcome narration, we learn that he is tasked with representing Mike Lassiter (Gabriel Basso), a teenager on trial for the murder of his wealthy father and neighborhood shitheel, Boone (Jim Belushi). Ramsay is on the wrong end of what appears to be an open-and-shut murder case. He is more or less defenseless, »
- The Film Stage
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