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Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »
- Andre Soares
Those of you who caught Marvel's latest blockbuster Ant-Man will have been introduced to classic comic book character The Wasp for the first time.
Though the original character Janet van Dyne was only glimpsed briefly in flashback (and teased with Evangeline Lilly in the post-credits scene), director Peyton Reed has made it pretty clear that the character is still alive in the quantum realm.
But who could play Janet in future McU movies? Michael Douglas has already made the case for Catherine Zeta-Jones in the role, and now Evangeline Lilly (who plays Janet's daughter Hope) has thrown a new name into the mix.
"That was my favourite of all time of all the comic book female characters, but Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Not just anybody or anything, »
Ant-Man has taken the lowest Us opening-weekend earnings of any Marvel movie since 2008's The Incredible Hulk.
Although occupying the top spot ahead of last week's number one movie Minions, Marvel's latest superhero film managed just $58m in the Us and $114.4m worldwide.
That puts it a little ahead of The Incredible Hulk's $55.4m, a little behind Thor's $65.7m, and quite a bit behind The Avengers' colossal $207.4m.
With the help of Pym's estranged daughter Hope van Dyne (Lilly), who teaches him to fight, Lang does battle with the egomaniacal villain known as Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll).
Among some positive feedback, »
Ant-Man faces off with an Avenger in a funny new television spot for Marvel's next superhero epic.
Watch our interview with the cast »
Is Catherine Zeta-Jones really appearing in an Ant-Man sequel?! Michael Douglas, who plays the shrinking scientist Hank Pym in Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man, is putting that rumor to rest once and for all. Douglas had previously told the press that there was a chance his real life wife may play his comic book wife Wasp in the sequel. "I threw that out there. Sure I want to spend as much time as I can with Catherine. I don't even know if I'm coming back," the 70-year-old actor told E! News. However, it's not completely out of the question that Michael's beautiful wife will join him on-screen. "Who knows might happen. I'm not ahead of »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
You know Plinko, the "Price Is Right" game? Monday night on "The Tonight Show," the human perfection that is "Ant-Man" star Paul Rudd did a version with Jimmy Fallon called Drinko, requiring them to potentially drink things like "Bacon Soda" and Pickle Juice. They both had to drink Gravy, which is too nasty, but one of them ended up having to mix Gravy with Tequila: "They call it 'Thanksgiving' south of the border."
In his interview, Paul talked to Jimmy about trying to do a full "Basic Instinct" on his "Ant-Man" co-star Michael Douglas. It failed. But it's hilarious. It ended up looking like he was "pleasuring himself" while Michael was doing a monologue. »
- Gina Carbone
Spoilers: This video contains Ant-Man details some viewers may wish to avoid.
Though the latter is only glimpsed briefly in flashbacks, the character is felt strongly across the film thanks to Pym and Janet's daughter Hope. Digital Spy sat down with Douglas and Ant-Man director Peyton Reed for a spoiler-filled chat about the film.
Hit play above to find out:
A big Easter egg in the film's trippy 'Quantum Realm' finale;
If Reed thinks Edgar Wright would like the movie;
Who shot the end credit tags.
Ant-Man opens in cinemas on July 17. »
Michael Douglas attended the London premiere of his film Ant-Man on Wednesday with three very important guests: his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and their two children, Carys and Dylan. The gorgeous family of four walked the red carpet together at Odeon Leicester Square on July 8 and completely stole the show. Catherine and 12-year-old Carys donned similar sparkly dresses while Michael and 14-year-old Dylan looked dapper in suit jackets and ties. This isn't the first time the actor has turned a work commitment into a family day out. On June 18, Michael brought his gang with him when he was honored with the Genesis Prize from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a special ceremony in Jerusalem. Keep reading to see more photos from the Douglas's night out in London, then check out Michael's cute affection for Matt Damon. »
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- Ben Child
After Michael Douglas suggested that his throat cancer could have been caused by oral sex, the actor quickly made front-page headlines. And while many professionals including Dr. Drew Pinsky praised the star for his honest confession, Douglas admits that it may not have been the best move for Catherine Zeta-Jones. "It was one of those things…and I so regretted any embarrassment that it caused Catherine," he shared with Event Magazine. "And her family." He continued, "We had a little bump in the road. The problem in this business is that everything is so public." In fact, the couple ultimately split in August 2013 but not before reconciling and getting back together »
Michael Douglas, accompanied by his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children Dylan and Carys, attended the Genesis Prize Awards in Jerusalem. Michael Douglas Receives Genesis Prize Awards At the event held at The Jerusalem Theater Douglas was honored with its namesake honor, the Genesis Prize. Douglas, who was recognized for his public service, including advocating […]
- Chelsea Regan
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones' kids are all grown up! The couple stepped out with their rarely-seen children, Dylan, 14, and Carys, 12, to celebrate the actor's Genesis Prize, which is often referred to as the Jewish Nobel Prize in Jerusalem. The actress took to Instagram to post a pic of her brood and to congratulate her husband, writing, "So proud of Michael for being honored with @thegenesisprize. We're having an amazing family vacation! Happy Summer Everyone!" According to the Jerusalem Post newspaper, the 70-year-old star picked up a $3.5 million prize, with $1 million coming from the Genesis Prize Foundation, $1.5 million from the Jewish Funders Network and another $1 million from businessman Roman Abramovich. While Douglas' father, Kirk Douglas, is Jewish, mom Diana Dill isn't. Michael credits his son Dylan with helping him reconnect with his faith, after Dylan befriended Jewish kids at school and attended Shabbat dinners. Michael's son reportedly started to »
- tooFab Staff
Family affair! Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband Michael Douglas hit a red carpet in Jerusalem, Israel on Thursday, June 18, making a rare appearance with their two kids. Though they usually keep their children out of the public eye, the two stars brought son Dylan, 14, and daughter Carys, 12, to the swanky affair at the Jerusalem Theatre. Douglas, 70, was honored at the second annual Genesis Prize Awards with the ceremony's namesake honor. The Behind the Candelabra actor's family cheered him on as he accepted the award [...] »
Michael Douglas family traveled with him when he accepted the Genesis Prize. The 'Wall Street' actor was joined by with Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children Dylan, 14, and Carys, 12, at a ceremony in Israel, where he picked up honor which has been dubbed the 'Jewish Nobel Prize'. The 70-year-old star was awarded the prize for his work promoting a more welcoming and inclusive Judaism. The ceremony's host, Jay Leno, said: "The mission of the Genesis Prize group is to honor excellence in one's chosen professional field, and whose actions and achievements embody the character of the Jewish people who are committed to Jewish values, the Jewish community at large and the State of Israel. And that perfectly describes my friend, Michael. "At a time when people around the world debate 'Who is a Jew,' choosing Michael Douglas has a profound meaning." According to the Jerusalem Post newspaper, Michael picked up a $3.5 million prize, »
Michael Douglas was honored with the Genesis Prize from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a special ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday. According to the Genesis Prize Foundation, the annual $1 million award is given to "individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and who inspire others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel." Michael chose to donate his prize, which ended up being $2 million after an anonymous donor gifted an additional $1 million, to organizations that foster Jewish inclusion. Michael had plenty of support during his big night, having walked the red carpet with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and their children, 12-year-old Carys and 14-year-old Dylan. Jay Leno and Bar Refaeli were also there to celebrate Michael, who said that he "strongly believe[s] that Judaism should reflect the spirit of welcome and tradition that existed in Abraham's tent" when accepting the honor. »
Jay Leno, Bar Refaeli and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were all on hand Thursday evening in Jerusalem to fete Michael Douglas as he received the second annual Genesis Prize, a $1 million award from the Genesis Philanthropic Group, a cadre of Russian oligarchs committing to bolstering Jewish identity among Diaspora Jews. A gift from an anonymous donor this year doubled the prize to $2 million, all of which will be donated by Douglas to organizations that foster Jewish inclusion.
Douglas, who attended the splashy event with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children Dylan and Carys, spoke of embracing his Jewish heritage later in life and his desire to help push the global Jewish community toward greater inclusiveness and acceptance of interfaith couples.
Douglas has a Jewish father, Kirk Douglas, but a non-Jewish mother, which means that according to Jewish law he is not considered Jewish. The same ruling goes for his children. »
- Debra Kamin
Today is a very special day for Michael Douglas. The actor was presented with the Genesis Prize, which is often referred to as the Jewish Nobel Prize, in Jerusalem. Douglas wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and two children Carys and Dylan also attended the prestigious affair in honor of the A-lister, and by the looks of it, the good-looking apples didn't fall too far from the tree! Catherine and Michael's kids look like spitting images of their famous parents and were all smiles during the event honoring the 70-year-old. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the prize—which totals a whopping $1 million dollars—to Michael while Jay Leno hosted the »
Would UK entry Electro Velvet fare better than our last duo Jemini, who got nul points in 2003? How did special guest Australia get on? Stuart Heritage was there for every last Eurovision second
And now we are done. Sincerest congratulations to Sweden, and commiserations to all the other contestants, uniformly doomed as they are to become embedded YouTube clips in endless ‘What the hell was all that about’ Eurovision precursor articles a decade from now.
Now, while we go through our own individual post-Eurovision decompression routines – I don’t know about you, but mine involves putting my head into a metal bin and shouting ‘Why?’ over and over again until I tumble into the comforting arms of unconsciousness – it’s time for me to thank you. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, I appreciate you hanging out with me this evening. If you want to follow me on Twitter, »
- Stuart Heritage
It's so rare to find a summer blockbuster that isn't based on a comic book or video game, that when one comes along, I'm immediately drawn to it. I'll admit that is my primary reason for wanting to check out Tomorrowland (2015), which stars George Clooney as a former boy genius who embarks on a quest to a fictional world where science and imagination know no bounds.
Tomorrowland also looks to give Clooney a role unlike any other he's taken on as a paranoid recluse with powerful secrets lurking inside his head. In honor of Tomorrowland's release, I thought I'd revisit one of my favorite Clooney roles which, although unknown to many, remains loved by those who have seen it.
Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, Intolerable Cruelty (2003) stars Clooney as Miles Massey, Los Angeles' most cunning divorce attorney, who is able to make any cheating spouse in town »
- Frank Calvillo
The 70-year-old actor “spoiled” his wife – with who he has children Dylan, 14, and Carys, 12 – on Mother’s Day at the weekend because she deserved to be treated well.
Explaining he presented Catherine with flowers and gifts, Michael added: “[And I gave her] lots of love and affection. I lucked out, I really lucked out.”
His thrilled wife said: “It was one of the best days I’ve had in many, many years, we were all together, I got spoiled rotten, I must be doing something right.”
While they are happy in their marriage, the couple – who split briefly in 2013 – have mixed opinions on working together.
Catherine, 45, said: “If he wasn’t my husband, I’d like to work with Michael Douglas, it’s true, he’s a great actor.”
However, her spouse told ‘Extra': “I would like to work with you any way I can get you, »
- The Hollywood News
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