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3 items from 2017

Hoffman vs. Streep and Sharon Stone’s On-Set Affair: Biggest Bombshells from Revealing New Hollywood Tell-All

25 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Hollywood’s real leading lady is telling all.

Sherry Lansing, the first woman to ever head a major movie studio, is the subject of Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker, a biography by Stephen Galloway that details her rise from struggling actress to Hollywood power player.

The Illinois native worked at MGM as a script reader and briefly worked at Columbia Pictures before becoming 20th Century Fox’s first female president in 1980. She then went on to become CEO of Paramount Pictures in 1992.

Lansing, who greenlit smash hits such as Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump »

- Ale Russian

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Mel Gibson Threw an Ashtray Against the Wall During Braveheart Budget Negotiations

18 April 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mel Gibson momentarily lost his cool during budget talks for his 1995 film Braveheart — and even the famed actor and director admits his actions may have been “a little over the top.”

According to a new excerpt from Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker in The Hollywood Reporter, Gibson hurled a glass ashtray through a wall when money negotiations weren’t going well for the film that went on to win five Oscars.

After securing two-thirds of the film’s $65-$70 million budget from 20th Century Fox, Gibson reportedly met with Paramount Pictures over breakfast. »

- Stephanie Petit

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Mel Gibson’s Crazy Reaction During Braveheart Budget Talks

18 April 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Hollywood is crazy. I thought I’d get that out of the way. It’s a business made up of creative egos, and when you combine the two together, it’s possible to create a perfect storm of ridiculousness. One man who is considered to be one of those creative egos is Mel Gibson. Don’t get us wrong, the man knows his way around a camera like nobody’s business. But oftentimes, when people speak about Mel Gibson’s talent, it comes with a giant asterisk.

If you’ll recall, some years ago, Gibson landed in some hot water due to his racist comments, and until Hacksaw Ridge came out late last year, there had been very little news regarding Gibson in the industry. Sure, he popped up in The Expendables 3, but apart from that, it was virtually radio silent. Following those comments, it took the industry some »

- Joseph Medina

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