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Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul Plus Nick Hornby Equals Success With 'A Long Way Down'

September 9th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
A Long Way Down
As far as novel-to-film adaptations go, the 2000 translation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity set the bar. Pairing the reliably witty John Cusack and a yet to explode into stardom Jack Black with Hornby's smart, culturally literate observations about life, love and middle age, it was a thing of beauty.

So in 2014, here comes the third Hornby-based movie: A Long Way Down, boasting an attention-getting foursome including recent Emmy winner Aaron Paul and former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, and tackling harder subjects like attempted suicide and raising children with disabilities. Could it captur...
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Pierce Bronsan Plays 'GoldenEye' With Superfan Jimmy Fallon

August 20th, 2014 4:26pm EDT
Pierce Bronsan Plays 'GoldenEye' With Superfan Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon is a huge fan of James Bond. On Tuesday night he interviewed Pierce Brosnan and told him how much he loved the classic Nintendo 64 videogame "GoldenEye 007."

"This is one of the best video games of all time," Fallon declared.

"It was extremely popular," Brosnan agreed. "I was no good at it. I played it once and shot myself in the foot."

Fallon said it was a childhood dream to play the video game with Bronsan, who agreed.

"This is fantastic. Oh, my gosh," Fallon gushed. "I'm very excited about this. You don't understand."

We're not going to tell you who won, but Fallon,...
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check Out Our Favorite Irish Actors & Actresses

March 17th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check Out Our Favorite Irish Actors & A
It's St. Patrick's Day, and there are plenty of Hollywood stars who were born and bred in Ireland.

Perhaps one of the most well-known Irish actors is Colin Farrell. The 37-year-old was born in Castleknock, Dublin. He kicked off his acting career playing Danny Byrne on the Ireland-set drama, "Ballykissangel."

Farrell made his American debut in the 2000 war drama "Tigerland." He has appeared in films including "Minority Report," "Phone Booth," "The Recruit," "S.W.A.T.," "Alexander," and "Miami Vice." His most recent credits include "Horrible Bosses," "Total Recall" and "Winter's Tale."

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Pierce Brosnan Distracts Himself With Work While Mourning Daughter's Death

July 3rd, 2013 8:50am EDT
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Just days after losing his daughter to cancer, Pierce Brosnan was back at work filming "November Man" in southeastern Europe.

The actor revealed on Monday that his 42-year-old daughter Charlotte Brosnan died on Friday after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She succumbed to the same disease that killed her mother, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, in 1991.

Charlotte was Harris' daughter from a previous marriage, but Brosnan adopted her and her brother Christopher after their father's death in 1986.

Instead of taking time off following Charlotte's death, Pierce was on set in Bel...
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Hot: Lou Reed Praises Kanye West's 'Yeezus,' Mac Daddy Overdose, 'Lone Ranger' Trivia

July 2nd, 2013 9:51pm EDT
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Disney's "The Lone Ranger" opens in theaters on July 3rd, and here are 8 things you need to know about the film before going to see it. (story)

Two days after being hospitalized, rocker Lou Reed reviewed Kanye West's new album "Yeezus," calling it "majestic and inspiring." Reed also says Kanye is a "really, really, really talented guy." (story)

Canada's royal wedding took place Monday night when Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger exchanged vows in Cannes, France. Numerous reports said the couple had married over the weekend, but despite some celebrations the couple didn't make things official...
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Pierce Brosnan's Daughter Dies Of Same Cancer That Killed His Wife

July 2nd, 2013 9:38am EDT
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Pierce Brosnan's heart is "heavy" after his daughter lost her three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Charlotte Bronson died at age 41 on Friday after succumbing to the same disease that took her mother.

Brosnan issued the following statement: "On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Alex, her children Isabella and Lucas and her brothers Christopher and Sean.
 
"Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our be...
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Pierce Brosnan Intimidated The Muppets With Fire Eating Skills

May 3rd, 2013 7:35pm EDT
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Master thespian Pierce Brosnan never thought he'd ever have the need to show off his fire eating skills professionally until he was invited to appear on The Muppet Show.

The former James Bond studied the circus art at theatre school in his youth just because he thought the class would help him meet attractive women and he was thrilled when TV bosses suggested he show off his party trick during one of the Muppets' final TV variety shows.

He says, "I did The Muppets... after I did the first James Bond movie, and they said, 'We'd like you to be on the show. Do you sing or dance?' and I sai...
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Pierce Brosnan Draws On Pain Of Losing First Wife For New Film

March 31st, 2013 5:07pm EDT
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Pierce Brosnan recalled the devastation of losing his first wife for a new film in which he plays a man who falls in love with a cancer patient. 

The James Bond star was left a single parent when his wife Cassandra lost a four-year battle with ovarian cancer in 1991 at the age of 41. He raised their young son, Sean, alone until he remarried. 

Brosnan has now taken on a new film role playing a wealthy widower who falls for a hairdresser suffering from cancer, and the Irish actor admits the story in Love Is All You Need was close to reality for him. 

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I w...
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Silver Foxes: Sexy Grey & White Haired Celebrities

October 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Helen Mirren
Most people in Hollywood don't like to reveal their true age, but there are exceptions. Helen Mirren, who fluxuates between white and white/blonde hair, proudly wears her true color on screen and off.

Last year the actress, 67, was named the best body in show business by members of British gym chain LA Fitness. Apparently, age (and hair color) doesn't matter.

Some younger stars are also embracing the white/grey trend. Singers P!nk, Adam Lambert and Ellie Goulding have all experimented with the pigment-free shade.

George Clooney is often spotted with whisps of grey unless a film role call...
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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Tyler Perry And Other Famous Movie Studio Fires

May 2nd, 2012 4:50pm EDT
Tyler Perry
A fire last night at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta nearly threatened to put Madea out of commission. Luckily, the Atlanta police arrived in time to stop the blaze with only some damage to backlot facades - Perry can get back in his dress as soon he wants. However, this reminds us of other fires that damaged legendary Hollywood studios.

2008 saw Universal Studios' worst fire, taking 12 hours to put out and damaging many of the classic backlots (including Courthouse Square from Back to the Future) and the original King Kong ride. Reconstruction included the new King Kong 360 attraction and ...
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Katy Perry Wears A See-Through Dress At Coachella - See More Star Photos From The Festival!

April 15th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Katy Perry at Coachella
Katy Perry attended the Coachella festival on Saturday wearing a transparent 60s style dress, combat boots and sunglasses. The pop star didn't seem to care that fans could see her black bra and grandma underwear.

A bunch of celebrities attended the event this weekend. Reality star and socialite Paris Hilton wore a white bikini top as she walked around the grounds. She attended the festival with Dutch DJ boyfriend Afrojack and friend Brandon Davis.

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson got cozy with a mystery male companion while listening to Radiohead late on Saturday evening.

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Blu-ray Review: 'I Don't Know How She Does It'

January 4th, 2012 10:20am EST
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How well does a best selling novel about the difficulties of juggling work and home for women translate to the big screen? That’s what we’re going to check out with a review of the new to Blu-ray "I Don’t Know How She Does It," out Jan. 3 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. You’ll know how she does it - via the review below!

Title: "I Don’t Know How She Does It"

Grade: 1

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear

Director: Douglas McGrath

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay

Website: www.anch...
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Check Out 'I Don't Know How She Does It' On DVD & Blu-ray Jan. 3

December 31st, 2011 7:00am EST
I Don't Know HOw She Does It
A working mother strives to balance her demanding career with the stress of raising two young children and maintaining a healthy marriage in "I Don't Know How She Does It," a comedy adapted from the best-selling novel by Allison Pearson.

By day, Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) works for a Boston-based financial management firm; by night, she's a devoted mother to two adoring children and the happily married wife of out-of-work architect Richard (Greg Kinnear). Though balancing those two worlds has its fair share of challenges, Kate generally manages to come out on top thanks to the suppo...
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Pierce Brosnan's Wife Suing Restaurant

October 6th, 2011 8:59am EDT
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Pierce Brosnan's wife Keely is suing restaurant bosses after her meal allegedly left her with food poisoning.

The former Bond star's partner filed suit against the eatery in Santa Monica, California after dining there in October, 2009, claiming she was left "sore, ill and injured" due to contaminated food.

According to TMZ.com, Brosnan does not state what meal she had, but insists she "sustained serious and permanent injuries to her health, strength and activity."

She is suing for unspecified damages.
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Drive,' 'I Don't Know How She Does It,' & More

September 12th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Drive
Faithful readers, I apologize that we didn’t have a Trailer Talk column last week. I just moved into a wonderful new apartment and got pretty wrapped up in the packing/unpacking process. Now that I’m settled though, we’re back to business as usual.

I watched Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” last week, which I really enjoyed. It’s an infectious whodunit with fantastic casting, eerie electronic music that effectively builds tension, and solid character development. My Grade: A

Arriving in theaters this week are the Ryan Gosling crime thriller “Drive,” the Sarah Jessica Parker dramedy “...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2,' 'Winnie The Pooh' & More

July 11th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Harry Potter
Last week I took a break from the theater while I was on vacation, so I didn’t catch anything new. However I did watch the Nick Cassavetes crime drama “Alpha Dog.”

“Alpha Dog” squanders a talented cast of young actors including Anton Yelchin, Justin Timberlake, Emile Hirsch, Olivia Wilde, and Ben Foster with poorly developed character relationships and atrociously written dialogue.

Cassavetes throws in lots of curses to make the young punks seem like hard asses, but instead it makes them seem like ridiculous caricatures of the supposed real life people they’re based on. The only believ...
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Rene Russo Opens Up About Her Sizzling On-Screen Sex Scenes

May 4th, 2011 8:48am EDT
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Rene Russo has revealed all about her two great movie love scenes, insisting Michael Keaton "broke the ice" with a joke and Pierce Brosnan was "the perfect gentleman."

The stunning star has 'bedded' a number of leading men on the big screen, but she'll always remember sex scenes in "One Good Cop" and "The Thomas Crown Affair," thanks mainly to her co-stars.

Russo admits she was terrified before she climbed on top of Keaton for her first ever love scene, recalling, "I'm thinking, 'I don't know how to do this...Do I just go for it, like full on...?' I get under the covers and I get on top o...
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Olivia Munn's Unsexiest Look Yet

March 11th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn showed up to the GO International Designer Collective launch yesterday wearing a dress a second grader would pick. What do you think of her school girl look?

Last month, Olivia and "Glee" star Matthew Morrison were spotted getting hot and heavy at a New York Rangers game. The couple was spotted cuddling and kissing.

She is currently filming "I Don't Know How She Does It" opposite Christina Hendricks and Pierce Brosnan about a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. She currently stars in the TV series "Perfect Couples."

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Caught In The Act: Sarah Jessica Parker & Greg Kinnear Locking Lips

February 23rd, 2011 3:00pm EST
Greg Kinnear & Sarah Jessica Parker
We spotted Greg Kinnear and Sarah Jessica Parker passionately kissing in Brooklyn yesterday. But there's no scandal here--the two were merely filming a scene for their upcoming movie "I Don't Know How She Does It."

Based on the best-selling Allison Pearson novel, the film centers on a working mother (Parker) trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job. Kinnear will play the husband, and Jane Curtin will be Kinnear's mother, Parker's mother-in-law.

Christina Hendricks, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Munn also star. It's set for release in 2012.

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Sean Connery Snubs 50th Anniversary James Bond Party

January 30th, 2011 6:28pm EST
Sean Connery
Bond bosses have been left disappointed after Sean Connery reportedly declined an invitation to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the superspy series next year.

The Scottish veteran was the first ever actor to portray the suave British secret agent in 1962's Dr. No, and went on to play James Bond seven times.

The series is set to return to the big screen with Daniel Craig slipping on his tuxedo for his third outing as the spy next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Bosses at MGM - the studio behind the movies - are planning to mark the milestone ...
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Happy 70th Birthday, Faye Dunaway!

January 14th, 2011 9:02am EST
Faye Dunaway
Hollywood legend Faye Dunaway celebrates a milestone birthday on Friday as she turns 70 years old.

The Oscar-winning actress broke into acting in the 1960s on the Broadway stage, before going on to film some of the most iconic movies of all time.

To wish Dunaway a very special 70th birthday, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the onscreen siren:

- She was born Dorothy Faye Dunaway on a farm in Bascom, Florida in 1941.

- The actress has been married twice - from 1974 to 1979 to Peter Wolf, lead singer of rock group The J. Geils Band, and from 1984 to 1987 to British photographe...
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Pierce Brosnan To Return To TV With New Series

November 22nd, 2010 12:30pm EST
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Typically, James Bond movies end with: "James Bond will return."

And he has. Or Pierce Brosnan has, anyway.

For the first time in 25 years, the former 007 will star in a new television series, which remains untitled for now. It comes to us from former "ER" writer Jack Orman.

The show will be a drama, and Brosnan will reportedly play a private investigator who lives in Los Angeles.

The last time Brosnan starred on a TV series was in 1982, when "Remington Steele" premiered.

While Brosnan will produce the show, he will unlikely play the lead role in order to juggle other projects.

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Pierce Brosnan Says He Felt 'Shackled' By Bond Role

August 9th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan was relieved to give up his 007 status following his stint as James Bond - after realizing he had "lost his way" while playing the iconic superspy.

The Irish actor was devastated after he was replaced by Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent and admits it took several years to regain his self-belief. But now he's convinced his dismissal was for the best.

He says, "I felt very shackled by Bond and didn't want to rock the boat. You get tangled up in your own ego of how you're perceived. You can lose your way... You can be a leading man for so long and it's wonderful but t...
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Happy 21st Birthday Daniel Radcliffe!

July 23rd, 2010 8:51am EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
Happy birthday Harry! It's true, the boy who became Harry Potter is now a man. Daniel Radcliffe is 21 today!

From his big breaks as a 10 year old in an epic TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" and Pierce Brosnan's "Tailor of Panama" - a film he has never seen - to landing the coveted title role in the "Harry Potter" franchise, we've seen young Dan grow up before our very eyes on the big screen.

In between his Potter outings, Radcliffe has stripped onstage in London and New York, found success as a poet and enjoyed romance onscreen with Hollywood's new it girl Teresa Pal...
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Leona Lewis Wants Ban On Whale Hunting

June 16th, 2010 12:15am EDT
Leona Lewis
British singer Leona Lewis is urging Norway's government officials to take a stronger stand against whale hunting after shocking footage was released showed the agonizing death of one of the mammals.

The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker was horrified to see the clip, which features footage of the creature dying slowly after being speared by Norwegian whalers, and she has teamed up with welfare organization World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to take action.

Lewis is calling on Scandinavian leaders to stop commercial whaling and sign up to become a part of a 24-year-old global whali...
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Pierce Brosnan Attacks Barack Obama Over Whale Hunting

June 6th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Pierce Brosnan is taking aim at President Barack Obama in a new public service announcement for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

In the PSA, the former 007 reminds Obama of promises he made about protecting sea-life when he was a presidential candidate.

Brosnan says, "As a candidate, you promised to end illegal whaling, and we applauded your leadership, but recent reports reveal your administration supports an international proposal, which gives Japan, Iceland and Norway the license to kill whales."

The famous marine conservationist recently narrated Disney documentary O...
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Pierce Brosnan Fights For Whale Hunting Ban

April 25th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Actor-turned-environmentalist Pierce Brosnan is urging U.S. government officials to take a stronger stand against whale hunting in international waters.

The Irish actor has become passionate about preserving marine life since narrating new Disneynature documentary Oceans, which explores the seas and what lies beneath them.

And he's outraged after learning whale hunting has continued in Japan, Norway and Iceland despite a global whaling moratorium, which took effect in 1986.

The U.S. and other anti-whaling countries recently sought to strike a deal to create an international monitor...
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'Thomas Crown Affair' Sequel In Trouble?

April 16th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan's upcoming The Thomas Crown Affair sequel has been thrown into jeopardy after director Paul Verhoeven quit in a dispute over the script.

The former James Bond star is planning to reprise his role as a high class art thief in a sequel to the 1999 thriller, which was a remake of a 1968 film, starring Steve McQueen.

The Irish actor confirmed the project in February, insisting movie bosses had "a script and a structure that is good."

However, the production now appears to be in trouble after Total Recall filmmaker Verhoeven walked out - blaming his departure on a "regime cha...
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Pierce Brosnan In Awe Of Robert Pattinson's Popularity

March 29th, 2010 11:56am EDT
Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan was left in awe of how popular his Remember Me co-star Robert Pattinson is after hundreds of female fans descended on the film set to catch a glimpse of the star.

The two actors recently teamed up as father and son in the movie, and Brosnan has already expressed his admiration for how the Twilight hunk is handling his new found fame. The former Bond star was pleased to see his own fans near the New York set - but he was stunned when Pattinson was mobbed on a daily basis.

Brosnan says, "Lovely lad, lovely lad. Just caught up in the vortex of fame. There we'd be, on the str...
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