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Witness The Kevival: Costner Returns In ’3 Days To Kill’

26 June 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

You’ve heard of the ‘McConaissance’. Well now another movie star considered past his best makes a high profile return to the big screen, as Kevin Costner toplines kinetic thriller 3 Days To Kill.

Though associated with a sequence of megabuck flops, Costner has been one of Hollywood’s true risk takers. It paid off in Oscars for Dances With Wolves (1990), where he did everything except sing the theme tune. Roles in hits such as The Bodyguard (1992) followed. But after Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World (1993) came Waterworld. Throwing money at a sea-based knock-off of Mad Max was never going to set the box office alight, more give it a drenching. The Postman (1997) actually had Costner singing the theme tune and that failure appeared to round off his career as a big leading man. Yet the movies never forgot about Kev and in recent years he’s been rediscovered, with prestigious »

- Steve Palace

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Is Kevin Costner Hollywood's most underrated movie star?

21 June 2014 1:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin Costner is back on the big screen this week in action-thriller 3 Days to Kill. It's not a classic Costner film by any stretch (he's essentially playing Liam Neeson in Taken), but the film is arriving right in the middle of a career revival for the actor who headlined big hits two decades ago. With Man of Steel, Draft Day, Jack Ryan and 3 Days all under his belt over the last 12 months, we're experiencing something of a Costnaissance (to swipe a term coined for Matthew McConaughey).

As a screen star Costner was never blessed with dynamic range or the ability to transform himself like a Daniel Day-Lewis can, but what he can deliver is a performance of earnestness and honesty that connects with an audience. He is frequently the glue that holds a film together, a movie star with the everyman appeal of someone like James Stewart. If anything, Costner »

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Whitney Houston's New Jersey Home Sold to Fan for $1.5 Million—See Pics!

5 June 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sold! Late iconic singer Whitney Houston's former New Jersey home, the site of her wedding to Bobby Brown, was recently been bought by a fan for $1.5 million. The 12,561-square-foot mansion was built in 1992, state tax records show.  That year, the buyer, a 33-year-old emergency care doctor and real estate investor named Matthew Krauthamer, was in elementary school and Houston was enjoying international success thanks to her biggest hit, a cover of "I Will Always Love You," from The Bodyguard. "I'm very conscious of preserving what she created there," Krauthamer, who described himself as a "big fan" of Houston, told NJ.com last week, days before Zillow.com reported on June 2, »

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Alexandra Burke v Beverley Knight: Who knows The Bodyguard better?

2 June 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tonight, former X Factor star Alexandra Burke makes her debut in the West End adaptation of The Bodyguard, taking over from Beverley Knight, who finished her eight-month run as Rachel Marron on Saturday (May 31).

Both of the talented ladies are huge fans of the epic musical and the late Whitney Houston, who originated the role on the big screen... but who knows The Bodyguard better? We quizzed both Alexandra and Beverley to find out...

What year was the original Bodyguard movie released?

Answer: 1992

Alexandra Burke: "Oooh, oooh, I actually know this one... hold on, I know this. 1992, because that's when my brother was born. It feels like it was only yesterday I watched it for the first time." - Correct!

Beverley Knight: "I think it was 1992." - Correct!

The Bodyguard musical opened in the West End during what month of 2012?

Answer: December

Alexandra: "December." - Correct!

Beverley: "December. »

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Angela Bassett To Direct ‘Whitney Houston’

23 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Actress Angela Bassett has been signed up by Lifetime to tell the story of Whitney Houston for the small screen. The late singer was no stranger to the movies herself, appearing most notably in The Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner and having sporadic success with films such as The Preacher’S Wife with Denzel Washington. Bassett has form for musical biopics  – she played Tina Turner opposite Laurence Fishburne’s Ike in What’S Love Got To Do With It? She also worked with Houston herself on Forest Whitaker’s Waiting To Exhale in 1995.

The Sanitsky Co. are producing. They clearly like Bassett as they worked with her on their previous real life drama Betty & Coretta, where she appeared with another musical presence, performer Mary J.Blige. The Houston project will be her directorial debut and focuses on Houston’s turbulent marriage to Bobby Brown, presumably leading up to her accidental death »

- Steve Palace

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My guilty pleasure: The Bodyguard

29 April 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The rommiest of all romcoms shows Whitney Houston at the beginning of her greatness plus it has one of the best head-shaking snogs in film

More from My guilty pleasure series

The Bodyguard. What's not to like? This is not just your average romcom. There's glitz and glamour, swearing, sex and, most importantly, Whitney's in it. This is Whitney Houston at the beginning of her greatness. I Will Always Love You, a song central to the soundtrack, became one the bestselling singles of all time. (The film-makers had originally wanted to use What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, which is unthinkable, really.)

Here's the basic plot: Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) is a secret service agent hired to protect world-famous actress and artist Rachel Maron (Houston). With danger looming, Frank moves in with Rachel's family in a bid to keep them safe, turning their lives upside down.

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Frozen Ost spends tenth week at Us No.1, equals Lion King record

16 April 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has spent a tenth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart.

The accompanying album becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the Us chart for ten weeks or longer, and it has now equalled The Lion King's record for an animated film.

The Lion King spent ten weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 back in 1994, while Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard held the top spot for 20 weeks and Titanic for 16 weeks.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Frozen Ost sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, bringing its total sales to 2.1 million.

Last month, Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

The Disney movie recently reached $1.072 billion at the worldwide box office, beating the previous record-holder Toy Story 3 ($1,063bn).

Watch Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel) perform 'Let It Go' in Frozen below: »

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3 Days to Kill murders Kevin Costner's charisma at the Us box office

25 February 2014 7:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Limp thriller is not Kev's finest hour, while Pompeii blows up – in the wrong way, leaving The Lego Movie to carry on building

• More Us box office analysis here

Kevin Costner's waning appeal

He had a small but significant role in last summer's hit Man of Steel, but Kevin Costner has shown that these days he cannot be relied upon to carry a movie. The last time he headlined a movie was in 2008, with the lighthearted drama Swing Vote, which earned $16.3m (£9.72m) at the box office. That same year Costner starred in The New Daughter. What? Exactly. So it came as little surprise to see Costner's latest, 3 Days to Kill, debuted at No 2 on $12.3m (£7.38m). Suddenly the $55m (£33m) final gross of seafaring action-adventure The Guardian, which was hardly a massive achievement back in 2006, begins to look relatively impressive. Historically Costner headline movies have never opened strongly, »

- Jeremy Kay

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Win a "3 Days to Kill" Prize Pack!

21 February 2014 5:15 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

"3 Days to Kill" is a heart pounding action-thriller!Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission- even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town. One (1) lucky toofab fan will win a "3 Days to Kill" Prize Pack including the following items: - T-Shirt- Pair of Sunglasses- Tin of Mints  In addition, the winner will receive a Kevin Costner Blu-ray prize pack, including the following films: - Dances With Wolves- Hatfields & McCoys - Field of Dreams - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves »

- tooFab Staff

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3 Days to Kill is Nonsense, but Cos' Remains the Boss

20 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

In 1990, the same year that Kevin Costner released the massive global hit Dances with Wolves, a curious thing happened in France. The name Kevin became the country's most popular for new babies, a Gaelic moniker edging out national stalwarts like Antoine and Jules. Imagine if everyone in America suddenly named their son Pierre. During the stretch where Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Bodyguard conquered the world -- each making more abroad than they did at home -- one in 10 petits hommes was christened Kevin. Which means that while Americans have forgotten they once loved Kevin Costner, the French never can. Knowing that, it makes sense that Costner's latest, 3 Days to Kill, takes place in Paris. Costner plays Ethan Renner, a worn »

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Buzzmakers: Shirley Temple Dies, Duggar Sex Tips

15 February 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

1. Shirley Temple Black Dies

Legendary child actress Shirley Temple Black passed away on Monday night, Feb. 10. She was 85.

The actress, perhaps best known for her 1930s films Little Princess, Bright Eyes and Heidi, died in her Woodside, Calif. home, her nephew Richard Black told The Hollywood Reporter. She had recently begun hospice care.

Temple is survived by her three children, her daughter Linda from her marriage to John Agar, and her son Charles and daughter Lori from her marriage to Charles Black.

Temple, who served as a foreign ambassador and diplomat for four U.S. presidents, won a Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award in 2006. "When I was 3 years old, I was delighted to be told that I was an actress, even though I didn't know what an actress was," she said during her acceptance speech. "I have one »

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Ralph Waite obituary

14 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known for playing John Walton Sr in the Us television family drama The Waltons

Ralph Waite, who has died aged 85, worked as a social worker, Presbyterian minister, publicist and book editor before turning to acting and landing the part as patriarch of a struggling American family in the wholesome Us television drama The Waltons (1972-81).

For nine series and more than 200 episodes from 1972 to 1981, as John Walton Sr – "Pa" – he was the quiet tower of strength bringing up a family of seven during the depression and second world war with his wife, Olivia (Michael Learned).

The barefoot Virginia hillfolk operated a sawmill on Walton's Mountain, in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Their trials and tribulations, based on Earl Hamner Jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain, were seen through the eyes of the eldest son, John-Boy (played by Richard Thomas for most of the run, then Robert Wightman), a »

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Ralph Waite obituary

14 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known for playing John Walton Sr in the Us television family drama The Waltons

Ralph Waite, who has died aged 85, worked as a social worker, Presbyterian minister, publicist and book editor before turning to acting and landing the part as patriarch of a struggling American family in the wholesome Us television drama The Waltons (1972-81).

For nine series and more than 200 episodes from 1972 to 1981, as John Walton Sr – "Pa" – he was the quiet tower of strength bringing up a family of seven during the depression and second world war with his wife, Olivia (Michael Learned).

The barefoot Virginia hillfolk operated a sawmill on Walton's Mountain, in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Their trials and tribulations, based on Earl Hamner Jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain, were seen through the eyes of the eldest son, John-Boy (played by Richard Thomas for most of the run, then Robert Wightman), a »

- Anthony Hayward

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'The Waltons' Patriarch Ralph Waite Dies

13 February 2014 6:33 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Waltons star Ralph Waite has died.

Ralph Waite, who played patriarch John Walton, Sr. on CBS' The Waltons, died on Thursday at the age of 85, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Waite starred on the long-running CBS series for nine seasons, playing the family man who worked at a lumber mill on Walton's mountain. The role earned him an Emmy nomination in 1978. The year prior, he was given an Emmy nomination for his supporting role in the mini-series Roots.

An accomplished actor, Waite also starred in classic films such as Cool Hand Luke, Five Easy Pieces, The Bodyguard and Cliffhanger. In 1990, he made an unsuccessful bid for a congressional seat in California's 37th District.

Waite continued working in his later years, appearing on Days of Our Lives, Bones and NCIS. »

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Ralph Waite, Actor Who Played the Father on ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 85

13 February 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ralph Waite, a hard-working actor best known for his role as the father on CBS’ hit drama “The Waltons” during the 1970s but more recently seen in recurring roles on “NCIS” and “Days of Our Lives,” has died. He was 85.

Waite was nominated for two Emmys, one for his role as John Walton Sr. on “The Waltons” in 1978 and another for his role in the miniseries “Roots” the previous year.

The actor appeared on “The Waltons” during its entire run from 1972-81 as well as in a number of “Waltons” telepics that followed.

Waite also appeared in a number of feature films, including classics “Cool Hand Luke” in 1967 and “Five Easy Pieces” in 1970, as well as several in the early 1970s including  “Chato’s Land,” “The Magnificent Seven Ride!” and “The Stone Killer” before settling in with “The Waltons.” More recently he appeared in Kevin Costner-Whitney Houston vehicle »

- Carmel Dagan

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R.I.P. ‘The Waltons’ Patriarch Ralph Waite

13 February 2014 5:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The man who played the patriarch on CBS’ long-running series The Waltons has died. Ralph Waite was 86. He starred for nine seasons on the Depression-era drama as John Walton Sr., who eked out a living at the family lumber mill on Walton’s Mountain. He also directed more than a dozen episodes of the hourlong series, which ran from 1972-81 and was followed by a series of telefilms. He scored an Emmy nom for the role in 1978. Waite’s acting credits date to the mid-1960s, appearing in TV series including Bonanza and N.Y.P.D. and later as slave ship mate Slater in the landmark miniseries Roots, a key supporting role that earned Waite his first Emmy nom. He also worked on the big screen, including roles in the classic films as Cool Hand Luke and Five Easy Pieces. After The Waltons, Waite worked regularly in TV and film. The White Plains, »

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Ralph Waite Dead: Waltons Patriarch Dies at Age 85

13 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Ralph Waite, the actor who played the father on CBS' The Waltons in the 1970s, has died, Deadline reported Thursday, Feb. 13. He was 85. Waite starred for nine seasons on the Depression-era drama as John Walton Sr., a role that earned him his second Emmy nomination in 1978. (His first was for the miniseries Roots in 1977.) A working actor since the 1960s, Waite's film resume included classics such as 1967's Cool Hand Luke, 1970's Five Easy Pieces, and 1992's The Bodyguard. He also had recurring roles [...] »

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Time-travel film Back to the Future to be adapted for West End as a musical

31 January 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Original team behind hugely successful film following adventures of Marty McFly is reassembled to create a musical version

Back to the Future, which starred Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, is to become the latest film to be adapted as a West End musical.

Jamie Lloyd, a rising star of theatre, is to direct and co-write a new version of the 1985 movie that will also involve the original men behind it: Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale.

Lloyd said he was five when he first saw the film "and I have been a huge fan ever since". Back to the Future is due to open in 2015, the 30th anniversary of the original film – and the same year that McFly visited in Back to the Future II.

The producers said it was not a matter of simply transporting a successful film to the stage. Gale, who co-wrote and co-produced all three Back to the Future »

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The 15 Best Oscar-Losing Songs (Of The Past 50 Years)

28 January 2014 9:34 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The Academy Award for Best Original Song has gone to some legendary movie anthems — “The Way We Were,” “Take My Breath Away,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “My Heart Will Go On” all notched the Oscars’ highest musical honor. But what about the anthems that don’t win? The winners among the losing nominees? Today we honor the best losing songs of the past 50 years since some of them are, um, the greatest songs ever. (I’ve limited this tally to the past half-century since the rock & roll era is what we really care about, no?)

15. “I Have Nothing” from The Bodyguard

Lost to: “A Whole New World” from Aladdin

Two songs from The Bodyguard‘s soundtrack were nominated for Oscars (this and “Run to You”) but “I Have Nothing” is a decade-best belter that will live on forever in part thanks to its innumerable American Idol performances. Though Whitney Houston »

- Louis Virtel

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Kevin Costner Turns 59 -- See More '90s Hunks Then & Now!

18 January 2014 7:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Can you believe Kevin Costner is almost 60 years old?!The actor has definitely aged well -- Costner still looks like the spitting image of Ray Kinsella in "Field of Dreams."Since finding fame with his hit movie "Bull Durham" in 1988, Kevin has gone on to steal the screen in flicks like "Dances With Wolves," "The Bodyguard" and "Waterworld."He also melted women's hearts around the world in the 1999 romance "Message in a Bottle," and thoroughly creeped us out playing a serial killer in 2007's "Mr. Brooks."  Costner's been pretty successful in his personal life as well! Kevin has three beautiful children with his ex-wife Cindy Costner and married blonde bombshell Christine Baumgartner 2004. Kevin and Christine have three adorable kiddies together, too. We can't wait to see the actor's latest blockbuster "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" where he'll star alongside hottie Chris Pine!How do you think Kevin has aged? Tell toofab in the comment section below, »

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