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From drug abuse to rehab to hanging out with Michael Jackson at Neverland, Corey Feldman has seen it all. But he's never told the entire story - until now. Feldman, 41, whose memoir, Coreyography, comes out this October, exudes that trouble and darkness on his face in the book's cover photo, seen here first on People. "After a lifetime of rumors and misconceptions," Feldman says, "I can finally set the record straight and tell my story the way it as meant to be told." Emancipated at age 15 from a family Feldman calls dysfunctional, he dated Drew Barrymore and became best friends »
Documentary director best known for his unusual collaborations with German director Herzog died earlier today Les Blank, among whose directorial efforts is the British Film Academy-winning documentary Burden of Dreams, about the bizarre events surrounding the making of Werner Herzog's Amazon-set Fitzcarraldo, died in Berkeley, California, earlier today, according to an article found on the web site Deadline.com. Blank, who had been suffering from cancer, was 77. Pictured above: Herzog is the maddeningly obsessive star of the 1982 documentary Burden of Dreams. Near the end of the 1960s, Blank was directing industrial and promotional shorts in order to bankroll his i documentary shorts, including Chicago Film Festival winner The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1969) and God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance (1969), about the burgeoning "flower children" scene. Music and the cultural context encompassing it were frequent themes in Blank's work. Examples include the norteño »
- Andre Soares
It seemed to be some sort of rule of thumb with the more iconic of horror baddies – the bigger you are then the harder and much more spectacularly you fall, usually amidst a climatic showcase of visual effects that have stretched the already limited budget of the film to near breaking point. I guess that's part of their enduring appeal. I mean, would Dracula really have been as unforgettable as he is if he was easily snuffed out by a simple baseball bat to the dome? Could you imagine watching a version of King Kong where the ape was simply put down like Old Yeller instead of being shot down from the top of the Empire State building? Some of these deaths have become as iconic as the villain themselves, complimenting the closing of the film with some final reel fireworks. Even a nameless henchman has a fighting chance for »
- Aaron Williams
New York — In just four years, Justin Bieber has gone from fielding innocuous questions about his haircut to denying that he's in desperate need of rehab. Bieber's grown up and into tabloid territory, with his recent troubles making some question whether he's just the latest teen star gone wild.
In what could have been his worst week ever, the 19-year-old pop star struggled with his breathing and fainted backstage at a London show, was taken to a hospital and then was caught on camera clashing with a paparazzo. Days earlier, he was booed by his beloved fans when he showed up late to a concert.
Those incidents come after photos of Bieber appearing to smoke marijuana hit the Web, and some headlines have suggested that the ultra-popular star is going through a famous Britney Spears-style meltdown.
Others suggest he's struggling with a more common condition: being a teenager.
Kristen is so cool! She took a picture with a fan on March 15, and she told him all about her favorite vampire movie — and it’s not ‘Twilight’!
Kristen Stewart loves vampire movies — how funny! Kristen, 22, was hanging out in La when she met a fan who took this cute pic, and they talked about how much she loves The Lost Boys and The Shining. Is Kristen the most down-to-earth star ever?
Kristen Stewart Reveals Her Love Of Vampire Movies To A Fan
Kristen has spent the last five years starring in Twilight Saga vampire films, and it looks like playing a vampire rubbed off on her! Kristen looks cute and funny as she makes a poses with her fan Joe Fitryk, who happens to be a grown man eating a lollipop.
He tweeted the picture on March 15, and said “I just ran into Bella Swan at lunch,” referring to her character name, »
- Eleanore Hutch
New York Times' reporter Michael Cieply pulls the lid off the In Memoriam segment of the Academy Awards telecast in a new article ("On Oscar night everyone is dying -- sometimes literally -- to win something," reads the first sentence), which explains how awards-season campaigning even extends to remembering the deceased.
According to Cieply, a group of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science members get together to determine which stars make the cut on Oscar night. “Of all the committees, it’s the hardest one to do,” Tom Sherak, who was president of the AMPAS until last year, told the Times. As with everything else in the cloak-and-dagger world of Oscar voting, the group is never outed or discussed in public. “The committee’s names are never mentioned, ever,” said Sherak.
The In Memoriam segment, an obituary in montage form that honors members of the Hollywood filmmaking community lost over the last year, »
- Christopher Rosen
At this point in her "career", I am unsure why we even pay attention to Lindsay Lohan. She is the epitome of the Hollywood horror story going from child star to superstar to fading star in just about a decade. I do not wish death on anyone, but Lohan is clearly heading for Corey Haim territory. Her latest project, The Canyons, was looking like a can't miss project with iconic director Paul Schrader and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis on board, but then things took a turn for the »
- Alex Maidy
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