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Jenny McCarthy regrets implying that Hillary Clinton "has girlfriends" - Us Weekly Watch rapper Dmx lose his mind on a roller coaster - HuffPost Celebrity Charlie Hunnam and Lea Michele hang out on the Soa set - Lainey Gossip Did Jennifer Garner break up one of Ben Affleck's famous friendships? - Dlisted Even *Nsync didn't know about this surprise album - Et Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem pen an open letter - JustJared Justin Bieber's facial hair is back - Pink Is the New Blog Stephen Colbert rips apart Kim Kardashian's game app - The Superficial See who's leaving Dancing With the Stars - Cracked Subliminal movie messages you may have missed - BuddyTV Source: Getty / Rob Kim »
The Gaza conflict touched the film business this month when dealmakers and filmmakers ran for a bomb shelter as shelling got too close at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and when Israeli filmmakers Ronit Elkabetz, Keren Yedaya, and Shlomi Elkabetz urged their government to seek a truce with Hamas. The attention on the world stage spiked today when Spanish Oscar winners Pedro Almodovar, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz put signatures to a statement expressing outrage over “the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army in the Gaza Strip against Palestinian civilians.” Stars who take political positions on world issues do so […] »
More celebrities have come forward to voice their opinion over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar were among several stars to publish an open letter in local Spanish papers slamming Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip. According to multiple media reports, the letter described Israel's as "genocide" and said that "Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. "Palestinians' homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing." The letter urged Israel to »
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar were among a number of Spain's biggest film industry stars who published an open letter Tuesday in local Spanish newspapers condemning the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying that “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air.” See video: Joan Rivers Blasts Palestine's Involvement in Gaza Conflict: ‘They Started It!’ (Video) According to Global News and other media reports, the letter states that “Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international. »
- Joel Keller
Madrid – Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, have denounced Israel's incursion into Gaza. In an open letter referenced by Europa Press and other Spanish media, they described Israel's actions as "genocide." Story Talk About Anything Political in Hollywood ... Except Gaza They also called on the European Union to "condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip." In the open letter, they demanded a cease-fire by the Israeli military and urged Israel to "lift
- Ben Jones
Charlize Theron reunited with Sean Penn in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday when she landed in her native country to begin filming on their new movie, The Last Face. (Charlize will star alongside Javier Bardem, and Sean will direct.) Before she landed in Africa, Charlize sparked engagement rumors when she was spotted at Lax wearing what looked like an engagement ring. While a source has said that the ring wasn't for an engagement, the rumors are still floating around that the pair may be prepared to take the next step. Back in April, sources said that they "wouldn't be surprised" if the couple took a trip down the aisle soon. Time will tell if Charlize and Sean are actually engaged! »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Insiders claim that the couple plans to marry while spending time in South Africa this summer working on The Last Face in which Theron, 35, is starring and Penn, 53, is directing. "They want to get married very soon," a source told Us Weekly.
Theron, already a mother to adopted son Jackson, 2, apparently always planned to give him a little brother or sister. The actress "always intended to have another child,” according to the source, who added, “Sean is revitalized with Charlize.”
Theron and Penn went public with their relationship roughly eight months ago following nearly two decades of friendship. "Charlize has seen Sean grow up, »
Sometimes the movie industry is just that predictable. Martin Scorsese has made three straight hits with Paramount Pictures, so when he got started on the independent production Silence, it was only a matter of time until the studio came calling. Now, on the brink of the film's production start, it appears as if Paramount is ready to leap aboard Marty's latest project - with a fully-detailed plan for commercial and critical success. Deadline reports that Paramount has come aboard Silence with the intention to distribute the film in the U.S., eying a November 2015 release date. The film, an adaptation of the Shusako Endo novel, concerns two Jesuit priests in the 17th century who attempt to spread Christianity to Japan, only to encounter swift and harsh pushback. Names like Gael Bernal, Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem have been linked to the project, but currently, the cast includes Liam Neeson, Andrew »
This month marks Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem's fourth wedding anniversary and we are celebrating by looking back at all of the gorgeous couple's best moments. From their tropical beach trips to romantic strolls through their beloved Madrid, this pair loves to pack on the Pda. Penélope and Javier first met in 1992 when they appeared in Jamon, Jamon together, but they didn't start a romantic relationship until 2007. They got married in July 2010, welcomed son, Leo, in January 2011 and had daughter, Luna, in 2013. Keep scrolling to see all the best snaps of Penélope and Javier's love! »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s black comedy stars Michael Keaton.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton, has been selected as the opening film of the 71st Venice Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sept 6), where it will play in competition.
The film will receive its world premiere on August 27 in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Lido, following the opening ceremony hosted by Luisa Ranieri.
The black comedy tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
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The black comedy, about a washed-up actor (Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero and must overcome his ego and family trouble as he struggles to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory, will world preem in competition at the fest on August 27.
“Birdman” is a Fox Searchlight Pictures/New Regency presentation of a New Regency/M Productions/Le Grisbi production. The U.S. release date is October 17, while it will be going out internationally in early 2015. The producers are Inarritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, and James W. Skotchdopole.
“Birdman” is the first foray into »
- Nick Vivarelli
An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents. For the sake of this written piece we will concentrate on those actresses of color whose achievement in cinema (and ultimate success of capturing the golden statuette) has made them revered commodities in the motion picture industry.
For some of these minority Oscar-winning actresses being spotlighted they have either excelled at their craft early in their careers or may have enjoyed limited success in the aftermath of their glory. Whatever the case it remains certain that these feminine recipients of Academy Award distinction left a legacy on the big screen in a capacity that cannot be taken away or dismissed.
The You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color are (in alphabetical order according to film titles):
Won the Academy Award for »
- Frank Ochieng
Update: Hardy is now officially confirmed as part of the cast, according to Variety. Initially rearing its head as a John Hillcoat project way back in 2010, Western The Revenant passed to director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel) twelve months later. After a couple of years of being loosely "attached", Leonardo DiCaprio then signed on to star in April. Now, in a potential Inception reunion, Tom Hardy is in talks to join him.Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith have adapted the film from Michael Punke’s 2003 novel, which follows an ill-fated fur trapping expedition to chilly 1820s South Dakota. Hunter Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear in the harsh climate, and his companions leave him for dead. The two men assigned to bury his body then decide tojust rob him and abandon him instead. But Glass recovers, and swears bloody revenge.Sean Penn had been considering playing one of the thieving burial party, »
James Bond always has had a license to kill. But does he also have a license to be funny? The last James Bond adventure, Skyfall, had a brilliant mixture of danger, thrills and humor . particularly in the colorful interplay between 007 (Daniel Craig) and the menacing Silva (Javier Bardem). And with Sam Mendes back in the director.s chair for the announced James Bond 24, you can see why he.d like to tap into some of the same magic. Which is why The Daily Mail reports that Mendes has brought Skyfall original writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade back to Bond 24 to punch up the screenplay turned in by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Logan. Specifically, according to reports, Purvis and Wade were asked to "sprinkle in more gags, emphasizing the witty repartee between Daniel Craig.s 007 and Naomie Harris.s Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and »
Barcelona – StudioCanal, the European film distribution and production giant owned by France's Vivendi, on Tuesday presented here at CineEurope for the first time in the company's and the event's history armed with first footage of Stephen Frears’ untitled Lance Armstrong movie and an appearance on stage by The Gunman director Pierre Morel. He talked the exhibitors in attendance through three exclusive clips from his action film starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem. He also showed a taped message from Hugh Bonneville for the studio’s biggest movie rollout to-date, Paddington. Photos 2014's Most Anticipated Movies European exhibitors also got a first look
- Stuart Kemp
Who says that movie-making talent cannot run within the same family? In the film industry when one reaches the pinnacle of success in achieving the ultimate reward in the motion picture business–winning an Academy Award–it is considered an individual milestone for any actor’s big screen career. However, when one’s gene pool produces the capacity to draw Oscar’s attention their way in keeping the golden statuette “in the family” it is living proof that the thespian’s apple does not fall from the street.
Whether through the relationship of blood relatives or marital unions “Relative”-ly Speaking: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Family Combinations looks at ten famous family member combos that won an Oscar through the methods of acting or directing. Let’s take a look at the top ten familial tandem that pulled off such an achievement in winning the coveted Oscar as it stands proudly on the family mantle. »
- Frank Ochieng
Alejandro Amenábar, despite having made only a few films, has quite the resume. One of his early features was remade by Cameron Crowe as Vanilla Sky, and he directed The Sea Inside (which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and helped introduce Javier Bardem to global audiences) and The Others. Now he returns this year with a new film called […]
- Russ Fischer
Post-Harry Potter, none of the main actors have done better than Emma Watson, who went from playing wizard Hermione Granger to portraying (in short order) a kind-hearted wardrobe assistant, a radiant girl next door, a vapid socialite, herself and the adopted daughter of Noah. All of those performances were sublime and proved that Watson has more up her sleeve than just magic spells. However, her greatest challenge as an actor appears to be yet to come, now that we’ve gotten our first look at her abused lead character in Alejandro Amenábar’s thriller Regression.
Starring alongside Ethan Hawke, Watson plays a young girl named Angela who accuses her father of commiting a terrible crime. When investigator Bruce Kenner (Hawke) peers closer, he uncovers a terrifying mystery that stretches far beyond just one family. The first image from the film, above, finds a devastated Angela being comforted by Kenner. It »
- Isaac Feldberg
It’s perhaps easy to have forgotten filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar, but he’s done some terrific work. He won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for “The Sea Inside” (which helped turn Javier Bardem into a bigger international star) and he also helmed one of the best recent horror/ghost movies, “The Others,” which also featured one of Nicole Kidman’s finest performances. Meanwhile, his breakout feature “Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos)” caught the eye of Cameron Crowe and Tom Cruise who remade it as “Vanilla Sky,” however, 2009’s “Agora” was less successful and came and went (though it did feature an early pre-fame Oscar Isaac performance). But in short, his talent is always one to keep an eye on, and the filmmaker is back with “Regression.” Amenábar´s penned the original screenplay for this one, and with principal photography recently wrapping, The Weinstein Company have revealed »
- Edward Davis
Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) is a filmmaker I'll follow for the rest of his days, as he's absolutely won me over with his artistic eye, respect for film scores (and how they work within a movie), as well as his superb casting choices. When Pan was first announced, we waited for the usual casting news (Peter Pan, Hook, etc) and were a little caught off-guard when Blackbeard was mentioned as the main antagonist of this flick. While Javier Bardem was first approached to take »
- Sean Wist
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