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Armand Assante petitions judge to halt house auction

March 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Armand Assante
Actor Armand Assante has petitioned a judge to issue a restraining order against bank bosses to halt a planned foreclosure auction on his New York home.

On Wednesday (05Mar14), the Judge Dredd star's lawyers argued Assante was a victim of predatory mortgage lending and he should be able to keep the home.

He tells the New York Post, "It's my home. It's something I built with my father. It's the legacy I want to leave to my children."

Assante purchased the 222-acre horse farm in 2005 for $1.5 million (£937,500) with a 10 per cent interest rate - nearly double the U.S. national average, a...
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Spotlight On Films In Which Technology Has Gone Awry: Our Grim Future Awaits

September 23rd, 2009 12:43pm EDT
Surrogates
As we look forward to the future, we are hopeful that technology and the overall standard of living will continue to improve. Many films set in the distant or even in the more immediate future paint it as a grim place where our dependence on technology has blinded us to our own humanity.

We are reminded that technology yields great power and that great power can corrupt our souls. Films portraying this version of our future are meant to provoke commentary about the ethical dilemmas the characters face and to help steer humanity in a more thoughtful direction.

With the movie "Surroga...
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Denzel Washington And Russell Crowe Star In 'American Gangster,' Opening Nov. 2

October 10th, 2007 4:22pm EDT
American Gangster
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Oscar® winner Denzel Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream.

Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of l...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 4

October 4th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Happy Birthday to actress Rachel Leigh Cook (1979), actress Alicia Silverstone (1976), actor Liev Schreiber (1967), Cuban singer Jon Secada (1961), musician Afrika Bambaataa (1960), Pet Shop Boys singer Chris Lowe (1959), actor Armand Assante (1949), Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon (1946), vampire novelist Anne Rice (1941), actor and former NRA spokesman Charlton Heston (1924), comedian Buster Keaton (1895), and 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 4

October 4th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Happy Birthday to actress Rachel Leigh Cook (1979), actress Alicia Silverstone (1976), actor Liev Schreiber (1967), Cuban singer Jon Secada (1961), musician Afrika Bambaataa (1960), Pet Shop Boys singer Chris Lowe (1959), actor Armand Assante (1949), Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon (1946), vampire novelist Anne Rice (1941), actor and former NRA spokesman Charlton Heston (1924), comedian Buster Keaton (1895), and 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).
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