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Robert Rodriguez Kept Smelly Secret From 'Spy Kids' Stars

June 27th, 2011 2:33pm EDT
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Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez kept his Spy Kids 4 cast members guessing about why they were smelling so much in the film - because he wasn't ready to tell them the film sequel would be released with Aromascope.

The director told stars like Antonio Banderas and Jessica Alba of the 4D development just before he announced the news to the media last week.

Throughout the film, his stars were asked to pretend they could smell things - pleasant and unpleasant - and now moviegoers will be able to sniff along thanks to a swipe card they'll be given when they head into cinemas upon the film's relea...
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Salma Hayek Looks Voluptuous In Venice

June 3rd, 2011 8:25am EDT
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Salma Hayek attended the "Ill Mondo Vi Appartiene" dinner at the 54th International Art Biennale at Fondazione Cini yesterday. She sparkled in a dark red beaded gown.

The actress, 44, says she doesn't mind aging in Hollywood. That's probably because she looks so good!

She explained, "They scared me. They told me, 'Forget it. At 30, it's over for you.' And it has not been the case. It feels great to age in Hollywood."

She stars in the upcoming animated film "Puss in Boots" opposite Antonio Banderas.
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Blu-ray Review/Interview: 'The Big Bang' Director Tony Krantz Talks Film Noir

May 26th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Noir detectives, hot women who speak physics for pleasure and iconic actor Sam Elliott looking to pull back the curtain on God – is moviemaking great or what?! We’re taking a look at the new to DVD/Blu-ray stylish outing called "The Big Bang" (out now from the movie folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment!) starring Antonio Banderas as a private eye in search of a mysterious girl who gets a lot more then he bargained for. We review the flick and extras, followed by an insightful one-on-one Q&A with Director Tony Krantz – enjoy the alternative.

Title: "The Big Bang"

Grade: 4

Cast: Ant...
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Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek Are Affectionate At Cannes 'Puss In Boots' Photocall

May 11th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Salma Hayek & Antonio Banderas
Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas hit Cannes today for the "Puss in Boots" photocall. Although both stars are married (to other people), they looked quite chummy.

Salma wore a red leather Gucci dress with frilly sleeves, while Antonio opted for a more casual jean ensemble.

"Shrek's" swashbuckling feline gets a solo outing in this DreamWorks Animation production, once again starring the voice talents of Banderas as Puss in Boots, with Salma and Zach Galifianakis co-starring.

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The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film

February 23rd, 2011 12:00pm EST
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Ever since John Travolta made his signature moves in 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," moviegoers can't get enough of male flesh dancing on the big screen. The following decade, Kevin Bacon rebelled in "Footloose" and Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov stole the show in "White Nights." Dancing men are surprisingly hot.

Check out our list of The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film and tell us if you agree:

CHANNING TATUM IN "STEP UP"

Tyler Gage (Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service. He ends up mopping floors at the Maryland School...
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Jessica Alba Was Beautiful In Blue At BAFTAs

February 14th, 2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba dazzled in a blue strapless gown at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) in London. What do you think of her braided hair and flowing gown?

Jess stars in the upcoming film "Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World." She and Joel McHale play the parents of the new spy kids, Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), as they battle the dreaded Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven).

Robert Rodriguez once again helms from his own script, with "Spy Kids" veterans Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, and Antonio Banderas also joining in on the outrageous hijinks.

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31 Days Of Horror, The Final Chapter: 'Interview With The Vampire,' 'The Stuff,' 'Hostel'

November 2nd, 2010 11:05am EDT
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Oct 29 – Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994): When Twlight hit it big a couple of years ago, the main complaint about the series was that it sissified vampires. After all, Stephanie Meyer’s brood of moody nightwalkers is an attractive bunch, one that sparkles in the sunlight and pines over high school crushes—traits that don’t really cut an intimidating figure. But when you look back on vampires in popular culture, they have always been an effete bunch of nocturnal dandies. So complaints that Robert Pattison was too pretty and too teenie-bopper to play an effective vam...
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'Two Jews On Film' Review Of 'You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger' (Video)

September 24th, 2010 3:21pm EDT
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"You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" is written and directed by Woody Allen, The film stars Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas and the wonderful Gemma Jones. Woody calls this film a romantic comedy. Not to sure about that. Everyone is suffering, everyone is searching for something to make them happy...And who is the tall dark stranger? Is he the handsome man that all women dream about meeting? Or maybe he's the man that we all meet at the end. After all this is a Woody Allen film. The film opened September 22, 2010. See if The Two Jews found this film "Bagel W...
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Happy 50th Birthday, Antonio Banderas!

August 10th, 2010 8:36am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Celebrations are in order - it's Antonio Banderas' 50th birthday! The star was born Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas in Spain 50 years ago today and dreamed of being a professional soccer star until a broken foot ended his sporting dreams - and put him on the path to Tinseltown.

After launching his acting career on the Spanish stage, Banderas found fame in Hollywood with roles in hit movies including "Desperado," "The Mask of Zorro" and the "Shrek" franchise, making him one of Spain's most successful exports.

Now, as Banderas reaches a new milestone, WENN takes a look back at his life with...
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Style Watch: Celebrities Fragrances Dominate The Market

August 4th, 2010 6:05am EDT
Celebrity Fragrances
Jennifer Aniston and Mary J. Blige recently joined the ongoing list of celebrities who launch their own personal fragrances. It seems you haven't really made it unless you make an attempt to market your scent in a bottle (or publish a book).

Celebrities have the power to create, or at least have someone else create, anything to promote their name and rake in more money. Clothing, shoes, bags, restaurants and perfumes are just a few ways celebrities brand themselves.

But who started the celebrity fragrance trend? It certainly wasn't Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton.

Elizabeth Taylor has lau...
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Scarlett Johansson & Catherine Zeta-Jones Triumph At Tony Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Photos

June 14th, 2010 9:06am EDT
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John Logan's Broadway hit "Red" landed the lion's share of honors at the 64th annual Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director. The hit show, starring Brits Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, picked up five awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Bon Jovi star David Bryan's "Memphis" was also the toast of Broadway, picking up four awards - including the night's Best Musical honor. "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" claimed only three of their 11 nominations each.

Onstage husband and wife Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were big winners, claiming the night's Best Actor and Actr...
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Best And Worst Of 'Shrek' Franchise

May 21st, 2010 9:10am EDT
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Before Shrek, Dreamworks was having trouble competing with the powerhouse that was Pixar. The commercial and critical success of Shrek was just the boost they needed, and it is coming to an end this weekend with the supposed final film Shrek Forever After. Now it may be that this is hardly the last time anyone will see their favorite characters, like Donkey, Fiona, the big man himself Shrek, or Puss in Boots. There's other ways the media can utilize the popular tale, but for now, it looks like the movie series will be done after this. Let's take a look back at some of the best and worst mom...
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Don't Ask The 'Shrek' Stars To Do Voices For Your Kids

May 19th, 2010 8:30am EDT
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The "Shrek" movies are known for the recognizable voices of their celebrity stars as much as they are for their touching, irreverent fairy tales. By the time they got to do "Shrek Forever After," the actors had some war stories of meeting families and having to turn it on in public.

There’s no separating Antonio Banderas from Puss in Boots.

“I remember a couple of times where, a woman came to me once in a supermarket with her kid who was like five years old and said to me, ‘Look! Look! It’s Puss in Boots!,’” Banderas said. “The kid looks up to me and says, ‘No mom, that’s Zorro.’ You don...
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Antonio Banderas Promotes His New Fragrance With Topless Models

May 14th, 2010 1:15pm EDT
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Antonio Banderas launched his new fragrance "The Secret" at Instituto Cervantes in New York City on Wednesday. The event also featured a photo exhibit with topless models (pics after the jump). Of course. What would a fragrance launch be without a little nudity?

Antonio stars in the upcoming feature "Shrek Forever After" (May 21) reprising his role as Puss in Boots - only this time his character is fat and lazy. The film centers around Shrek, who realizes that nobody is afraid of him anymore. He recruits mischief-maker Rumpelstiltskin to restore his once-mighty roar, and he winds up in a...
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Salma Hayek's Ugly $5,700 Boots

April 27th, 2010 2:23pm EDT
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek appeared at Christie's Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth last week wearing an unusual pair of black and white Balenciaga platform boots. Money certainly doesn't buy taste. Despite the high price tag, we think they're ugly.

Salma stars in the upcoming film "Grown Ups" alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade. In the film, five former basketball teammates gather at the lake house where they celebrated their biggest victory to mourn the passing of their late coach. The friends realize that just because they've all grown up and started fa...
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Antonio Banderas: 'I'm Happy With Melanie'

April 21st, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Antonio Banderas has dismissed rumors his marriage to Melanie Griffith was on the brink of collapse before her stint in rehab last year - insisting he "never" considered leaving his wife.

The Mask of Zorro star married Griffith in 1996, but their union was rocked in 2007 when the former drug addict became dependent on prescription pills which she was given after a skiing accident. The Working Girl actress was admitted to rehab in 2009 and is now free of her drug habit.

Spanish-born Banderas was rumored to have given his wife an ultimatum - asking her to kick her addictions or face a div...
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Antonio Banderas Confirms 'Shrek' Spin-Off

April 20th, 2010 8:48am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas has confirmed there will be a Shrek spin-off movie which will follow his character Puss In Boots.

The Spanish actor voices the mischievous cat in the animated ogre franchise and has already started working on a new film based on the role, alongside Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Banderas, who reprises the role in the upcoming fourth and final Shrek film, Shrek Forever After, has revealed the upcoming project will be based on Puss In Boots' childhood.

He explains, "I already did the first recordings and it's going to be called Puss In Boots - it starts when he was ve...
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Melanie Griffith: 'I Feel Free After Kicking Pills'

April 16th, 2010 8:28am EDT
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Melanie Griffith feels "free" after kicking her drug habit - comparing her new-found sobriety to "getting out of prison."

The Working Girl star struggled with alcohol and substance abuse for many years before kicking her addictions - but a skiing accident in 2007 left her hooked on prescription painkillers. She was admitted to a rehab facility last year, and now insists she is clean. And Griffith is convinced she has finally won her battle to sober up.

She tells Spain's Hola! magazine, "I am an alcoholic and an addict and all my life I have fought against this and I've done it well. Now...
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Antonio Banderas Says Melanie Griffith Is Beating Addiction

April 11th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Antonio Banderas has praised his wife Melanie Griffith for showing courage in her ongoing battle with addiction.

The Shrek Forever After star married Griffith in 1996, but their marriage was rocked in 2007 when the former drug addict became dependent on prescription pills which she was given after a skiing accident.

The Working Girl star was admitted to rehab in 2009 and has now kicked her drug habit.

Banderas admits it's a daily struggle for his wife to stay "clean", but he's proud she has overcome her problems. He explains, "(She) was and is an addict. Her problem was the pills ...
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Antonio Banderas Joins The United Nations

March 18th, 2010 9:23am EDT
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Antonio Banderas is following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie by becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (U.N).

The "Evita" star will join the U.N. Development Program's (UNDP) global fight against poverty, and help the organization raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets aimed at halving world poverty by 2015.

The Spanish actor says in a statement, "Poverty robs us of our potential as a people, preventing us from being all that we can be. This is why it is so important to mobilize all of our efforts to defeat it, especially if today...
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Drew Barrymore 'Honored & Humbled' To Receive Gay Media Award

February 19th, 2010 8:27am EST
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Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes are to be the recipients of this year's top gay honors at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will bestow their Vanguard Award on Barrymore, while gay comedienne Wanda Sykes will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at a glitzy gala in Los Angeles on April 17.

Barrymore's honor comes after she portrayed Robert De Niro's lesbian daughter in Everybody's Fine, which has also been nominated for Outstanding Film at the event.

She has become a big favorite of GLAAD in recent years for her activism to...
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Bill Paxton Replaces Dennis Quaid In 'Knockout'

January 29th, 2010 12:02pm EST
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Bill Paxton has stepped in to replace Dennis Quaid in new movie Knockout - after the actor dropped out due to "scheduling conflicts."

Quaid had been due to tackle a role in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film, playing the father of a secret agent alongside a star-studded cast including Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor and Antonio Banderas.

However, the actor pulled out of the role at the last minute, leaving movie bosses to recruit Paxton as his replacement, according to The Playlist.

The production is scheduled to start filming in Ireland on February 8th.

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Melanie Griffith's Black Eye Due To Skin Cancer Surgery

December 18th, 2009 8:29am EST
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Melanie Griffith's black eye has been explained - it stems from cancer surgery. The star has been keen to cover up the shiner, wearing dark glasses in public, but one recent shot caught her off guard and led to speculation about how she came by the bruised face.

Now her publicist has told TMZ.com the black eye was the result of a surgical procedure to remove early stages of skin cancer from her face.

It has been a tough year for the star - in August, she checked into a rehab facility in Utah after struggling with a dependency for painkillers.

According to her husband, Antonio Bande...
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'Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever' Wins Worst Film Of The Decade

September 30th, 2009 12:18pm EDT
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Antonio Banderas' action film Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever has topped a new poll to find the worst film of the past decade.

The Spanish actor's 2002 movie, co-starring Charlie's Angels Lucy Liu, is number one on the 100 Worst of the Worst list, compiled by Rottentomatoes.com. Critics gathered thousands of reviews from the last 10 years for the countdown.

Japanese horror flick One Missed Call closely trails Banderas' film at two, while Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio and comedies King's Ransom and National Lampoon's Gold Diggers round out the countdown at numbers three, four and five respec...
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Antonio Banderas Says Wife Melanie Griffith Has Been Addicted For Many Years

September 9th, 2009 12:36pm EDT
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Actress Melanie Griffith checked into rehab after fearing she was too "weak" to resist her urge for drugs, her husband Antonio Banderas has revealed.

The 52 year old has been seeking treatment at the Cirque Lodge in Utah since the end of August. Representatives for the star had previously refused to disclose the reason for her stay but Spanish actor Banderas has now spoken out, admitting she turned to professionals in a bid to prevent a relapse into the narcotic addiction she suffered from for years.

Griffith battled alcohol and drugs in the 1970s and 80s, and spent time in rehab in...
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Melanie Griffith Checks Into Rehab To 'Control Her Demons'

August 24th, 2009 8:13pm EDT
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith has checked into rehab in Utah for undisclosed issues. The 52-year-old actress is seeking treatment at the Cirque Lodge, where actresses Kirsten Dunst and Lindsay Lohan have both spent time in recent years.

Griffith's representative Robin Baum tells Star magazine, "She is there to reinforce her commitment to stay healthy. This is part of a routine plan that was designed between her and her doctors years ago."

Sources tell the tabloid the star, who is married to Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, turned to rehab after losing her longtime battle with alcohol.

An insider...
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Antonio Banderas And Melanie Griffith Lose Property Fight

June 30th, 2009 3:25pm EDT
Antonio Banderas And Melanie Griffith Lose Property
Hollywood couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have been ordered to surrender part of the land they own in Spain after losing a battle with local planning officials.

The actors own a $7.5 million beachfront property in La Gaviota, near Marbella, but they have been locked in a bitter fight with councilors who are cracking down on what they claim are illegal coastal properties. The Mask of Zorro star and Griffiths bought the villa in 1997 and have been using it as their summer home ever since.

However in 2003, the Latino was told his house was constructed illegally, because a ...
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Antonio Banderas, Almost 50, Fears Getting Naked On Screen

June 24th, 2009 8:45am EDT
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Movie hunk Antonio Banderas has become wary of stripping onscreen because he is reluctant to flaunt his body as he gets older.

The actor disrobes for passionate scenes with Radha Mitchell in upcoming crime drama The Code. But he felt uncomfortable getting naked in front of the cameras because the ageing process has affected his confidence.

Banderas tells the New York Post, "It's always uneasy when you get into bed with a woman on screen - it's difficult because you have 50 people around and there are some people who are sensitive to that. Radha was - she is a lady, so I tried to be as...
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A Viewers Guide To Bad Movies. Really Bad Movies!

June 16th, 2009 10:58am EDT
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During this year's SxSW festival, a small documentary titled Best Worst Movie premiered to an enthusiastic reception. The film, directed by former child actor Michael Stephenson, follows the production of a small independently financed Italian-cum-American horror film titled Troll 2. Starring no one, and directed by an Italian exploitation film director with a scatter-shot grasp on English and titles like a Terminator knock off titled Terminator 2 under his belt (the title rights were available in Italy), the 1990 film was released direct-to-video and promptly faded from existence. The acto...
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Robert Pattinson Struggled With Gay Sex Scene

March 13th, 2009 3:51pm EDT
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Actor Robert Pattinson was wracked with nerves while filming a gay sex scene for new Salvador Dali biopic Little Ashes - because the entire crew was watching, including a group of workmen.

The Twilight hunk portrays the Spanish surrealist artist in the forthcoming movie, but admits the toughest part of the job was having to strip off for the intimate tryst on an open set. He tells GQ magazine, "(The hardest part was) trying to do it doggie-style. Trying to have a nervous breakdown while doing it doggie-style. And it wasn't even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians g...
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