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Love in Hollywood can cost a pretty penny. Mel Gibson might have had the priciest divorce settlement in Hollywood to date, doling out half of his reported $850 million fortune to ex-wife Robyn, but he certainly isn't the only star who had to pay some major bucks after calling it quits with a spouse. Check out these other Tinseltown celebs who paid a hefty price for heading to splitsville. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving: The end of Steven Spielberg's four-year marriage to his first wife, Amy Irving, cost him half of his fortune at the time. But, the shocker in this divorce settlement was that Spielberg reportedly had a prenup! According to ABC News, when the couple divorced in 1989, »
Vanessa Bryant almost filed for divorce from Kobe four years ago because of his cheating, reports RadarOnline.
A source close to the couple revealed, "Vanessa almost threw in the towel four years ago. Kobe has always had a slew of girlfriends, and the cheating was almost blatant."
The insider added, "Vanessa had consulted with a divorce attorney, not Laura Wasser, who she has hired to represent her now. Kobe promised Vanessa he would stop cheating, »
Kobe, reportedly worth anywhere from $150-300 million, will most likely give up half of his fortune to Vanessa, since the couple married 10 years ago without a prenup. Kobe and Vanessa are seeking joint custody of their daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5.
At this point, it is »
Chicago – Few character actresses have proven to be as effortlessly versatile as Piper Laurie. Her Oscar-nominated turns as Paul Newman’s alcoholic lover in Robert Rossen’s 1961 classic “The Hustler” and Marlee Matlin’s estranged but loving mother in Randa Haines’s 1986 drama “Children of a Lesser God” offer a mere sample of her remarkable range and magnetic screen presence.
Yet her role that remains immortalized in the minds of moviegoers is Margaret White, the psychotic mother of the titular telekinetic teen in Brian De Palma’s marvelously effective 1976 thriller “Carrie.” Chicagoans will have the opportunity to meet the legendary actress when she attends Camp Midnight’s presentation of “A Very Carrie Christmas” at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at the Music Box Theatre.
The event includes pre-show entertainment from Hell in a Handbag Productions, as well as an interactive audience guide and running commentary from Dick O’Day and David »
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Kim appeared on Australian radio show, "Kyle and Jackie O," and set the record straight surrounding her split. "I want to make clear that I would never marry for a TV show, for money... for anything like that, and I think that it's ridiculous that I even have to defend that. »
Although the marriage only lasted a little over two months, Kim will not try to have it annulled. The 30-year-old, who has a prenuptial agreement to protect her multi-million-dollar fortune, is citing "irreconcilable differences."
Kim issued a statement that said, "After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands »
Actress Zoe Kazan has appeared in some pretty heavy plays – A Behanding in Spokane, Come Back, Little Sheba, The Seagull — and now she’s written one. Part mystery, part family drama, We Live Here follows an academic clan in crisis during one rainy night in New England when secrets are spilled, an arm is bit, and many tears are shed. The actress-turned-playwright (a movie she penned, He Loves Me, is also in post-production) took some time recently to talk to EW about switching roles to write the drama, which stars Amy Irving and Drive’s Oscar Isaacs and opens at »
- Aubry D'Arminio
TCM is airing "A Night at the Movies: Horror" with Stephen King on Monday, October 3rd, which features King talking about the genre of horror films from early days to the present day, including some of his own. In addition, the network is showing seven classic horror films in conjunction with the show.
TCM’s "A Night at the Movies" specials are written, produced and directed by Laurent Bouzereau, an award-winning filmmaker and author. Bouzereau has created many documentaries on the making of films by some of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, including Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, George Lucas, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg and many others. His most recent books include The Art of Bond and Alfred Hitchcock: Piece by Piece.
Here are a few of King's quotes from "A Night at the Movies: Horror":
"The horror genre is an extremely delicate thing. »
- The Woman In Black
Second #564, 9:24
Jeffrey comes down the stairs of his home. It’s night, and his mother (played by Priscilla Pointer, the real-life mother of Amy Irving) and Aunt Barbara (Frances Bay) sit on the sofa watching a black-and-white crime drama on the television. Positioned on opposite ends, the space between them opens up like some sort of haunted void where someone (or something) else should be. In Lynch’s films, sofas—which seem like the most harmless piece of furniture possible—become uncanny objects, spooky places that are so familiar that they become unfamiliar.
There is one more point of general application which I should like to add, though, strictly speaking, it has been included in what has already been said about animism and modes of working of the mental apparatus that have been surmounted; for I think it deserves special emphasis. This is that an uncanny effect is often »
- Nicholas Rombes
Hollywood power couple Jada Pinkett and Will Smith are separating, according to In Touch. TMZ reported calling Jada's rep, who said, "What? In Touch said that? I know nothing about this... Lord, I'm going back to bed."
UsWeekly reports that the sudden rumors of their breakup is false, saying an insider close to the family said the story is "100-percent not true. It's total bulls***."
Back in 2009, the mother-of-two shot down criticism of her marriage, »
The 15 Most Expensive Divorces1. Rupert and Anna Murdoch
In 1999, Fox/News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch divorced his wife, Anna, after 32 years of marriage. The total assets involved: $1.7 billion.
2. Michael and Juanita Jordan
NBA star Michael and Juanita Jordan divorced in 2007 after 17 years of marriage. The total assets involved: $168 million.
3. Neil Diamond and »
It was announced last week that MGM is moving forward on a planned remake of Stephen King's Carrie, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa penning a screenplay that will remain truer to the novel than Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation did.
Today, it has been revealed that Megan Fox, despite being one of the most attractive women on the planet and twenty-five years old, is actively pursuing the lead character of Carrie, a homely picked-upon high school outcast. Casting that will surely have Stephen King rolling over in his customized, California King-sized casket that he uses as a bed. The actress doesn't think that her looks or age will stand in the way of her landing the role.
Here is what an insider close to the actress had to say:
"Megan is a huge fan of the original and would love the chance to play the lead. She's 25 now but she's sure »
One of the big news items yesterday was that MGM is moving forward on a remake of the 1976 horror classic Carrie, with playwright/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa coming aboard to write the script. Author Stephen King recently spoke out against the remake, mainly since he's so fond of the original movie, which was directed by Brian De Palma. Take a look at what he had to say below, including his intriguing casting suggestion of Lindsay Lohan to play the title character, and who he would like to see direct.
"I've heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White. »
Let’s get an opinion from the “Carrie” author himself about the new remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma horror film. Author Stephen King sounded off to Entertainment Weekly after yesterday’s reports that MGM and Screen Gems hired playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write a new remake adaptation script off his novel. “I’ve heard rumblings about a ‘Carrie’ remake, as I have about ‘The Stand’ and ‘It.’ Who knows if it will happen?” said King to EW. “The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not ‘Casablance,’ or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book.” King even speculated on how this sequel may work and possibly he may approve it. He said, “Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie….hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast. I guess I could »
Deadline are reporting that a remake of the classic Brian De Palma film Carrie is pushing ahead over at MGM and Screen Gems. The original 1970′s film was based on a novel by Stephen King, so we can’t actually say that the new film will be a remake, but a re-adaptation of the book.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is going to write the screenplay for the studio.
Deadline says that Carrie follows ‘the telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students.’ The original starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother. They also say that the new film will be more faithful to the King book than the earlier movie, released in 1976.
Aguirre-Sacasa has a few projects on his plate. He has recently been tasked with rewriting the Spider-man musical, and will also pen »
- Paul Heath
It is one of only a handful of horror movies to be nominated for an Oscar and gave director Brian De Palma his first box-office hit. Now reports say Hollywood is planning to remake Carrie, the 1976 tale of a bullied teenager with sinister psionic powers, based on the novel by Stephen King.
Deadline reports that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright and comic-book writer recently brought in to rewrite Broadway's troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark show, has been handed the role of screenwriter. Aguirre-Sacasa is said to be planning a new version more faithful to King's 1974 novel.
The original Carrie starred Sissy Spacek in the title role, alongside John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie (as the teenager's repressive mother). Both Spacek and Laurie were nominated for Oscars, in the best actress »
- Ben Child
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Big Love," "Glee"), the playwright and comic book writer who was brought on to save the Broadway play "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," has been hired by MGM and Screen Gems to write the script for the "Carrie" remake. Based on the Stephen King thriller, the story is about a telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. King's best-selling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother. Aguirre-Sacase will write a version that is more faithful to the King book than the earlier movie. He has previously worked with King on "The Stand" graphic novel. »
Playwright/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been hired to write a remake of the 1976 horror classic Carrie for MGM. The writer was recently brought on to re-work the Broadway superhero musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
It is said that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will stick much closer to Stephen King's novel than the original movie did. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has worked with Stephen King in the past, penning a graphic novel based on Stephen King's book The Stand.
The original Carrie starred Sissy Spacek as the title character, an ostracized young girl who uses her special gifts to get even with her tormentors.
No production schedule was released for the Carrie remake.
"They're All Gonna Laugh At You!!!" I've had that sentence ringing in my head since the very first time I saw the first screen version of Stephen King's Carrie. Looks like MGM is ready to jump-start that psycho-kinetic laughter once more.
According to Deadline Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright and comic book writer who was brought on to rewrite and hopefully save Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has booked several projects to follow, including writing a remake of Carrie for MGM and Screen Gems. The shocking Stephen King thriller told the story of a hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. King's bestselling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa stated that he will write a version that is more faithful to »
- Uncle Creepy
It's being reported by Deadline that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright and comic book writer who was brought on to rewrite and hopefully save Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," has just been set by MGM and Screen Gems to write a remake of Carrie, the Stephen King thriller about the hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. King's bestselling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother. On Carrie, he will write a version that is more faithful to the King book than the earlier movie, much the same as Joel and Ethan Coen went back to the Charles Portis novel True Grit to present a version that didn't really feel like a remake. Aguirre-Sacasa has a relationship with the author »
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