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King Cobra is an erotic, venomous thriller loaded with cheesy porn-actor charm and equally perverse darkness. Only a true story could be this twisted, and only in the world of sleaziness and fame could egos rationalize murder as a way to beat the competition. In fact, writer/director Justin Kelly creates more believable motivations for Joe Kerekes and Harlow Cuadra than their real accounts detail. Kelly’s sinful slice of “twink” exploitation somehow creates a more believable scenario than reality by under-exaggerating where cinema typically exploits. The Viper cars, trademarked names, predatory advances – welcome to the flashy, ferocious underworld of sex, lies and videotapes.
Garrett Clayton stars as Sean Paul Lockhart Aka Brent Corrigan, a young phenom pornstar who becomes an overnight sensation thanks to Cobra Video. He lives with “King Cobra” himself – Stephen (Christian Slater) – who writes and directs twink-centric videos from his suburban abode. On the other side »
- Matt Donato
[[tmz:video id="0_qe1nc112"]] The Playboy Mansion is known for its epic Halloween parties, but turns out rich kids in the neighborhood like Paris Hilton door-knocked on fright night ... 'cause it was the best candy in town. Paris was leaving the Delilah opening in WeHo Thursday night when she dropped a living paradox known as Hugh Hefner. Turns out Hef had some stiff competition, from someone with an even bigger mansion. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett worries about Hugh Hefner "every day." In an exclusive interview with E! News' Zuri Hall in honor of our E! Stars Where Are They Now Week, the former Girls Next Door star and ex-girlfriend of Hef opened up about her time at the Playboy Mansion and gave an update on his health. Rumors surfaced recently that Hef was gravely ill, but he took to Twitter to shut down those reports. "I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I'm sick. I might have cancelled my weekend plans," Hef tweeted. But is there any truth to the health rumors? "Hef and I talked and saw each other actually a couple weeks ago," »
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For more than a decade now, comic book mastermind Stan Lee has been cropping up in Marvel movies – a memorable run that encompasses a turn as Hugh Hefner in Jon Favreau’s original Iron Man movie to a music-loving librarian in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Doctor Strange is no different, and thanks to a report by Comic Book, we now have an understanding of exactly when in Scott Derrickson’s mind-bending tentpole that we can expect to clock eyes on the indelible Lee. Then again, spotting Marvel’s good-luck charm is often part of the fun of viewing a superhero film from the studio, so unless you want to have that moment spoiled ahead of time, we’d advise you to remain on this side of the jump.
- Michael Briers
We first met Hugh Hefner's three former girlfriends Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Bridget Marquardt in 2005 on the E! reality series The Girls Next Door. The show gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look into Hugh's personal life and each of his relationships with his girlfriends, as well as their relationships with each other. After the show went off the air in 2009, major bombshells about the lives of the girlfriends, Hugh and the Playboy Mansion were revealed. So in celebration of E! Stars: Where Are They Now Week we're looking back at all of the bombshells that have been dropped by Holly, Kendra and Bridget over the years. Check them out below! Kendra: 1. Kendra »
Petra Ecclestone's feeling lucky after the Playboy Mansion sold for $100 mil -- she's selling Spelling Manor again for double that, and she thinks she can get it ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the Formula One heiress tell us Petra recently listed the Manor for the second time in 2 years for a whopping $200 million ... all because of what Hugh Hefner fetched for his famous crib this summer. You'll recall ... the Playboy Mansion was sold in »
- TMZ Staff
We're still tuning into your favorite shows for all the best dialogue.
Did we capture your favorite moments on television this week?
1. Queen Sugar Estelle: Davis is a rich, black man accused of raping a white woman. Charley: Malina's not white. Estelle: But she's not black, so she... 2. Bull Marissa: The Ntsb says that 80% of crashes are caused by pilot error. Bull: It's not exactly a fair fight when the pilots usually aren't... 3. Quantico Alex: You know, sometimes I wish we said no, to the mission, to all of this. Ryan: There was no mission, Alex. We were chasing ghosts.... 4. Gotham Bruce: The Wayne name still has meaning. It's a symbol of light and hope. 5. Masters of Sex Hugh Hefner: Sex and love... a mysterious thing. 6. Power Knox [to Ghost]: She loved you and you went back to your wife. If I gave her the opportunity, pretty damn sure she's gonna burn your ass. »
- Carissa Pavlica
Hugh Hefner wants you to know he’s very much alive and kicking! The 90-year-old Playboy editor-in-chief took to Twitter on Friday to address recent rumours that his health was suffering, even sharing a snap of himself and his wife, Crystal, from their movie night that day. Watch: The Playboy Mansion Is on the Market!: 12 […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Hugh Hefner wants to make it clear ... the only thing in the can over at the bunny palace is film he whips out on movie night. Hef posted this pic with wife Crystal Friday night, shooting down rumors like the cowboy on the screen. TMZ broke the story ... law enforcement officials rushed to The Playboy Mansion Friday after rumors swirled that Hef kicked the bucket.. We're told Pbm staffers assured cops Hugh was fine, and »
- TMZ Staff
Hugh Hefner is setting the record straight on his health. The Playboy magazine founder took to Twitter Friday evening after reports swirled earlier in the day that the businessman was not doing well. "I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I'm sick. I might have cancelled my weekend plans," Hefner, 90, quipped in a tweet. I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I’m sick. I might have cancelled my weekend plans.— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) October 1, 2016 A rep for the former Girls Next Door reality star »
- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone
You guys, Hugh Hefner is fine. The 90-year-old Playboy mogul took to Twitter this evening to joke about recent reports stating that he's currently deathly ill. "I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I'm sick," he wrote. "I might have cancelled my weekend plans." West Los Angeles Police Department tells E! News that they responded to a call directing them to the Playboy Mansion today after TMZ alerted them of a possible death. Officers went to the estate to see if any assistance was needed, but turns out, it wasn't true! Authorities confirm that Hugh was alive and well, and shared that the ladies' man later called the station to »
After Playboy shot down rumors that Hugh Hefner is in bad health after allegedly suffering a health scare, the Playboy owner posted his own message on Twitter Friday night. "I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I'm sick. I might have cancelled my weekend plans," read the tweet posted from Hefner's official account. I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I’m sick. I might have cancelled my weekend plans. — Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) October 1, 2016 Earlier on Friday, TMZ reported that police had rushed
- THR Staff
Law enforcement rushed to the Playboy Mansion Friday ... when rumors swirled Hugh Hefner may have died. Several news agencies, including TMZ, got a tip the Playboy king had passed away. We called law enforcement to confirm or shoot down the story ... and we were told they were unaware of a death at the Mansion. We've learned earlier today, cops went to the bunny house and spoke with staff members who said Hef's health remained unchanged. »
- TMZ Staff
Hugh Hefner is extremely sick and weighs an unhealthy 90 pounds, say sources close to the Playboy founder. (Instagram)
Hugh Hefner is frail and weighs a sickly 90 pounds, say sources close to the Playboy founder.
The situation has gotten so dire that some fear Hefner is close to death.
Hef and his inner ...Read MoreHugh Hefner Is Frail, Weighs a Sickly 90 Pounds: Playboy Founder Is 90 was first posted on September 30, 2016 at 1:48 pm.
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- Samantha Chang
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the so-called "Godfather of Gore" who is widely credited with inventing the "splatter" sub-genre, has died. He was 87. During his brief career as a writer, director and producer of low-budget exploitation films, Lewis achieved infamy with titles like Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs! and The Wizard of Gore, the first of which is generally considered the first "splatter" film and was so reviled by critics on release in 1963 that Variety deemed it "an insult even to the most puerile and salacious of audiences." Nonetheless, the film's boundary-pushing nature made it a huge hit with audiences, leading to a new acceptance of onscreen gore and paving the way for more artful filmmakers like Tobe Hooper, Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. Born June 15, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Lewis earned a master's degree in Journalism at Northwestern University and had a varied early career, working alternately as a college professor, TV commercial director and voiceover artist. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Playlist on the complicated issues of "separate the art from the artist" in today's social media court of public opinion and 24/7 news cycles and Birth of a Nation's release
Gold Derby titles their article "Official" and then claims to have inside intel on "hints" that Silence is actually opening this year despite no poster, trailer, release date, etcetera. This is not what the word "official" means. It will only be official when Paramount makes a statement. I'm hopeful, as the film has been in post forever, but it's definitely not official yet.
Mnpp Jason offers to teach a course on "The Nudity of Jake Gyllenhaal 101" and we would like to audit the course -- Jake is always having nude breakdowns in showers.
The New Yorker has an interesting take on Bridget Jones's Baby's refusal to engage with some of the elements of the genre it helped define
Variety Carey Mulligan »
- NATHANIEL R
Even though he appeared to find some clarity in Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 1, I'm not betting on Bill's revelation lasting too long.
The world is quickly changing around them, but Bill and Virginia always seem to find their way back to one another.
We caught up with the estranged duo several weeks after the events of Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 12. Bill was trying out an overgrown beard and drinking himself into a stupor, while Virginia rambled on about her husband Dan and slept with a bartender.
It's unclear what happened with Dan and Virginia after they boarded that plane, but he was nowhere to be found. It's possible they never got married or they did get hitched and Dan turned out to not be the man Virginia thought he was. »
- Amanda Steinmetz
That was almost good enough to make us forget about the gorilla. Almost. Not only did Sunday’s Season 4 premiere of Masters of Sex reunite Bill and Virginia, at least professionally, it also strongly suggested that the Showtime drama was, following that wobbly third season, once again on solid footing. Was it good for you, too? Let’s review the hour’s salient points, then you can grade the episode and hit the comments with your critique.
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Well-hungover | Picking up shortly after Season 3 left off, »
A review of the Masters of Sex season 4 premiere coming up just as soon as I want to make love to a shoe... Once one of TV's best shows, Masters of Sex pretty much lost me last season — not even for the ridiculous gorilla-fluffing episode, but through its inability to break the pattern of making Bill into a cold, domineering, perpetually wrong jackass, and Virginia the victim who inexplicably (other than to hew somewhat close to the historical record) won't walk away from him. "Freefall" seemed designed as an explicit corrective to that problem, stripping away everything that Bill used to define himself as a man — his wife, his mistress, his practice of medicine, his ability to drive, even his suits and bow ties — until he has to admit to his new AA sponsor (Niecy Nash, who proved on Getting On that she can be a terrific dramatic actress) that he's basically nothing. »
- Alan Sepinwall
He's made friends, enemies, some memorable Eighties movies, loads of Tiger Beat covers, a didn't-see-that-coming comedic comeback and a few notorious sex tapes — and now, Rob Lowe can say that he's truly arrived, because Comedy Central has roasted him. Joining the ranks of Hugh Hefner, Justin Bieber, Flavor Flav and this guy, the former Brat Pack heartthrob willingly stepped up on the dais with a bullseye on his back, as everyone from roastmaster Jeffrey Ross (dressed as Purple Rain-era Prince) to Jewel (?!?) laid into him with the most offensive zingers imaginable. »
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