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Paramount and Content Partners escalated their dispute over the returns from a slate of 25 films from the 1990s in the studio’s portfolio, in a complicated case that is shedding light on the behind-the-scenes inner workings of Hollywood financing.
In a counterclaim filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Paramount called Content Partners “the Hollywood equivalent of a patent troll.” Content Partners, which buys up profit participation stakes in major entertainment properties, claimed in a suit filed in 2010 that Paramount short-changed it tens of millions of dollars in returns it is owed from movies such as “Face/Off,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Runaway Bride” and “The Truman Show.”
Reacting to Paramount’s counterclaim, Martin Singer, the attorney for Content Partners, said that it was “in my opinion the most absurd lawsuit a studio has filed” in the 35 years he has been practicing law, and he said that it would subject »
- Ted Johnson
For all their talent and good looks, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are no Paul Newman and Robert Redford. While those two struck gold twice in a row with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) and "The Sting" (1973), Vaughn and Wilson have followed up "Wedding Crashers" with "The Internship," the kind of film that should serve as grounds for divorce.
But Vaughn & Wilson aren't the only dynamic duo to strike out their second (or third) time at bat. Here are ten winning combinations that couldn't leave well enough alone.
First: "The Apartment" (1960)
Then: "Irma La Douce" (1963)
Under the guidance of director Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine starred in "The Apartment," one of the best films to ever win the Oscar for Best Picture. So when that same trio reunited three years later for "Irma La Douce," you'd expect the same kind of magic, »
- Zach Laws
They are one of Hollywood’s most famous acting families. You have the likes of Julia Roberts, star of such popcorn fare as Pretty Woman and The Runaway Bride, and then her niece Emma, one of Tinseltown’s hottest young properties, but it is her father Eric Roberts (brother to Jules), who is to feature in the third part of The Human Centipede series.
Entertainment Weekly dropped the bombshell news of the Roberts addition to the cast, along with Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Robert Lasardo and Bree Olson who will also star. Dieter Laser and Laurence Harvey, who appeared in the previous two films, will return for the third which is said to feature a 500-person long ‘centipede’ made up of prison inmates.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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- Paul Heath
Julia Roberts allegedly refuses to attend her sister's wedding. The 'Runaway Bride' star, 45, doesn't approve of her younger half-sister Nancy Motes' fiance John Dilbeck and plans to boycott their upcoming nuptials because she is worried she might have to foot the bill. A source told The National Enquirer: 'Julia doesn't think much of Nancy's husband-to-be. She's convinced he's sponging off Nancy, who doesn't have much money in the first place. 'Now, Julia won't go to her wedding because she's worried Nancy will try to tap her for more money.' Nancy, who shares the same mother as Julia, is said to work as a production assistant on 'Glee' because her Oscar-winning sister got her the job. Julia married her own »
This week: Tom Cruise proves naysayers wrong yet again in the above-average thriller "Jack Reacher," which was shot entirely in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is based on Lee Child's 2005 mystery novel, "One Shot."
Also new this week is the horror hit "Mama" with Jessica Chastain, the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "Safe Haven" with Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough and the Blu-ray 3D conversion of "Gamer" with Gerard Butler.
Box Office: $80 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 61% Fresh
Storyline: After five people are shot to death along a riverside Pittsburgh trail, a man is arrested and writes only one message: "Get Jack Reacher." Tom Cruise plays Reacher, an ex-military investigator who lives off the grid and ascertains that the accused has been framed. Reacher teams up with the accused's defense attorney (Rosamund Pike) to figure out who is really behind the shootings on the North Shore Trail and whether or not »
- Robert DeSalvo
Update: Mail Order Groom is been put on hold until next year. Tina Fey is working on "The Muppets...Again" and "This Is Where I Leave You." Steve Carell is working on "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day" and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Source: Deadline Dec. 17, 2009 - Second Date For Fey & Carrell?
Tina Fey and Steve Carell are reportedly considering co-starring in Warner Brothers' romantic comedy Male-Order Groom about a naive woman who can't find a husband in the Us so she gets one from Eastern Europe. The two are already starring in the upcoming rom-com Date Night (pictured).
Hollywood has a long history of romantic comedy duos that audiences love to watch fall in love over and over again. Most recently, it's been Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Fool's Gold) but more successfully it was the pairing of »
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Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Synopsis: A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
I’ve always felt Richard Gere is an often undervalued actor. This is probably due to his links as the stereotypical romantic lead in the likes of An Officer And A Gentlemen, Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride. After those huge box-office hits left the ladies swooning, it’s easy to forget his superb roles in Terrence Malick’s Days Of Heaven, Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo and my own personal favourite, the sadistic corrupt police officer, Dennis Peck, in Mike Figgis’ twisted cop thriller, Internal Affairs. Arbitrage sees Gere back in those, latter, murkier worlds and he’s all the better »
- Craig Hunter
Glee fans have been agonizing over Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn’s (Cory Monteith) separation, but they may be getting an amazing Valentine’s Day gift when the two former lovers duet on the Feb. 14 episode, titled “I Do.”
Regardless of whether they say “I do” or not, the wedding will likely bring back strange memories for Rachel and Finn, who almost got married last season. If it weren’t for Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) car accident, Finchel would probably have gotten married. Whether their marriage would have lasted is another story. »
- Christopher Rogers
One simple kiss can ruin everything! Finn and Emma locked lips on the Feb. 7 episode of ‘Glee,’ shocking Wemma and Finchel fans alike!
Could Finn’s (Cory Monteith) kiss with Emma (Jayma Mays) be the reason that we see her running away from the church on the Feb. 14 episode of Glee, when Mrs. Pillsbury is supposed to wed Will (Matthew Morrison)? Say it isn’t so!
The big Glee wedding is next week, Feb. 14, and we may have just found out why Emma gets cold feet.
Finn Kisses Emma
Emma was lending a hand to the glee club on the Feb. 7 episode, acting as a guest judge for the New Directions’ “diva off.” Will is still off in Washington, D.C. So while her fiance is away, Emma is busy giving Finn advice on moving on after Rachel (Lea Michele). Heck, she’s already “shacking up,” according to her Facebook status. »
- Christopher Rogers
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- Jeff Bayer
Larry Miller - a familiar face from his appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, The Nutty Professor and several Garry Marshall-directed movies (Princess Diaries, Runaway Bride, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve) - has recovered from a life-threatening brain injury. The actor, 58, fell and hit his head last April. He had just finished a podcast with comedian Adam Carolla when he lost his footing and hit the back of his head on a sidewalk. His spokesman now reveals that Miller, a married father of two, had gone into a coma and was then put on life support at UCLA Medical Center for one month. »
- JD Heyman
Et confirms that the 86-year-old Playboy founder and his 26-year-old model girlfriend were married at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
Related: Hugh Hefner's Fiancee Shows Off Engagement Ring
Harris wore a stunning bridal gown by designer Romona Keveza -- a blush mermaid gown made of silk organza, featuring a fitted draped bodice, a dropped waist and a fluted-shaped skirt made of soft silk organza petals.
The ceremony was followed by a private reception where they toasted with champagne and cut the wedding cake. Later in the evening, the newlyweds greeted well wishers at the Mansion’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The party décor was an Art Deco styled nightclub with crowd pleasing performances by vintage jazz and blues singer Brenna Whitaker and her band. Celebrity guests included Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts with wife, 2005’s Playmate »
12 items from 2013
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