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Jonathan Lipnicki bled for shirtless scene that never was

June 4th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Jonathan Lipnicki
Jerry Maguire star Jonathan Lipnicki literally bled for a role in James Caan's 2012 movie For The Love Of Money after movie bosses decided he needed to be buff and hairless for a topless scene.

The former child star worked out for four months and had his chest waxed for the role only to discover it had been cut at the last minute when he arrived on set.

He explains, "I dieted really hard... and they told me there was a shirtless scene and I showed up and there wasn't a shirtless scene.

"They even paid for me to have my chest waxed... It was terrible; I actually bled."

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Alien Nation'

June 8th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
Alien Nation
With the sci-fi epic "Prometheus" hitting theaters this week, I’m feeling in an alien kind of mood. Not the Ridley Scott original nor the James Cameron sequel, but something a little remembered but still undeniably cool – welcome back to Forgotten Friday Flick! (Sorry – been super busy!) This week’s selection may remind sci-fi fans of a TV Show that was spawned, but I’m talking the stellar feature film that started it all. A great flick that combines genres like the buddy cop movie, an alien invasion picture and an old school detective story – all with a distinctive not from this planet...

Not In The Holiday Spirit Yet? Give 'Elf' With Will Ferrell A Watch

December 21st, 2011 1:20pm EST
elf 1
Whether it’s Will Ferrell’s loveable smile, the yellow tights, or the fact that you can laugh and be a kid again while watching the film- we can all agree that Elf is the greatest holiday movie since National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story. For those of you who live under a rock and have not seen Elf, it is a classic holiday movie starring Will Ferrell, who plays Buddy the elf and directed by Jon Favreau. When Buddy was a baby in an orphanage, he snuck into Santa’s sack and ended up in the North Pole with the rest of the elves. As he grew up, much taller and more manly th...

Check Out The Jerry Weintraub Documentary 'His Way' On DVD Nov. 1

October 22nd, 2011 7:06am EDT
His Way
One of the first independent producers to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jerry Weintraub, the son of a gem salesman, began his career as a talent agent in the 1950s.

Weintraub has been called a lot of things as one of Hollywood’s longest-working producers and most powerful talent managers. Though he will use any means to get to the top of the game, he’s experienced both its highs and lows during an enviable five-decade career.

In the star-studded, feature-length documentary "His Way," the man himself spins compelling yarns of his life, loves, and livelihood....

In Honor Of Father's Day: Ten Hot Celebrity Dads

June 18th, 2011 10:00am EDT
President Obama
In honor of Father’s Day on June 19, we're counting down the Hottest Celebrity Dads.

President Barack Obama

Whether you’re are a republican, a democrat or an independent, there is no denying that President Barack Obama, father to Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10, is the dapperest of dads. Whether he’s wearing power suits on Air Force One or rocking dad jeans at a Wizards game, the First Father always makes me proud to be an American.

Eddie Cibrian

I was a fan of the ridiculously hot Eddie Cibrian and his dimples years before his new wife, LeAnn Rimes, stopped singing…and eating. It star...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Scream 4,' 'Rio,' & More

April 11th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Scream 4
After seeing both “Arthur” and “Your Highness” last week, I could not believe how many other critics assigned them either the same score, or gave “Your Highness” a better grade. I found “Arthur” to be quite enjoyable, playing to Russell Brand’s strengths as my review states; while I thought “Your Highness,” was an immature comedy which fails to use raunchy humor effectively.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the long-awaited Wes Craven horror sequel “Scream 4,” the Carlos Saldanha animated adventure “Rio,” the off-beat Keanu Reeves comedy “Henry’s Crime,” and "The Conspirator"...

Vanilla Ice Considers Role In Adam Sandler Film

April 2nd, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Vanilla Ice
"Country Strong" star Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice are in talks to play supporting roles in Adam Sandler's new comedy "I Hate You, Dad."

Meester is slated to play Sandler's daughter-in-law-to-be in the film, which also stars comedian Andy Samberg, and Vanilla Ice is tipped to play a gay wedding planner.

If he signs on for the film, it will be Ice's first movie role since 2002's "The New Guy."

In the film, Sandler plays Samberg's father, who moves in with his son and his fiancee.

James Caan is also in talks to join the cast - as Meester's dad, according to Variety.

HBO Shines Spotlight On Legendary Jerry Weintraub In Documentary 'His Way'

April 2nd, 2011 11:00am EDT
His Way Documentary Jerry Weintraub
Legendary film producer and personal manager Jerry Weintraub steps out from behind the scenes as he takes his turn in the spotlight with the feature-length documentary HIS WAY, debuting MONDAY, APRIL 4 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) only on HBO. Directed by Oscar® nominee Douglas McGrath, produced by Emmy®- and Peabody-winning documentary producer Graydon Carter, Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky, and executive produced by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh and Audrey Rosenberg, HIS WAY chronicles the five-decade career of the trailblazing Hollywood entrepreneur, utilizing personal video, archival ...

Check Out 'Elf Ultimate Collector's Edition' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 26

October 23rd, 2010 7:45am EDT
The hilarious Christmas film "Elf" tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf.

Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell.

Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the ne...

James Caan Downs Shots, Parties For 70th Birthday

April 4th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Hollywood playboy James Caan showed no signs of slowing down while celebrating his 70th birthday last week - he downed tequila shots and partied until the early hours in Las Vegas.

The Godfather star celebrated the milestone anniversary by taking 15 of his pals to Sin City nightspot The Bank, and knocked back potent shots while surrounded by a bevy of beauties, according to the New York Post's PageSix column.

And he caused such a stir while trying his luck in the casinos, extra security had to be drafted in to provide him with some privacy.

However, Caan's soon-to-be-ex-wife Linda ...

Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film

February 23rd, 2010 3:00pm EST
Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film
Just last week the movie "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in general theaters. Its first weekend was a success, and the film is about two U.S. marshals who come to investigate a special hospital for the criminally insane

when one of their patients go missing. One of the marshals, Teddy (DiCaprio) believes there are nefarious things going on at the hospital and seeks to get answers about possible Nazi human experimentation. This is hardly the first (nor the last) movie to take place at a mental institute or about people with mental...

James Caan Files For Divorce...Again

November 20th, 2009 8:31am EST
James Caan
James Caan has filed to end his marriage to fourth wife Linda Stokes four years after he first split from her.

The actor, who turns 70 in March, filed for divorce in 2005, but the couple reconciled weeks later. Now Caan, who shares two children with his wife, has filed again, citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ.com.

The couple wed in 1995.

See more photos of James Caan here!

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

The Best Inspirational Sports Films

November 19th, 2009 8:54pm EST
Blind Side
Sports movies generally come in one of two flavors: comedic efforts featuring a ragtag group of players coming together to achieve success or dramatic situations revolving around a semi-tragic or extremely difficult obstacle that stands in the way of achieving success.

"The Blind Side," which opens Friday, definitely falls into the latter category.

Based on Michael Lewis' novel, the movie adaptation focuses in on one particular story in the book - the rise of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who went from living on the streets to becoming a first-round draft pick in this year's NFL...

'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' Isn't Deep, But It's Entertaining

September 16th, 2009 11:16am EDT
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
An animated film described as "a kids movie that the parents will enjoy" is becoming a bit of a hackneyed characterization. Really, what animated film in 2009 isn't described like that? And lately it's not even true. Are "Wall-E" and "Up" really kids films? Wouldn't it be better to describe those films as "parent films that kids will enjoy ?"

The underlying messages in recent Pixar films are too broad to ignore or simply write off as kid films. Is it even possible to have a children's film today without some deep-seated communiqué about saving the planet? Enter "Cloudy With a Chance of ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Informant,' 'Jennifer's Body' & More

September 14th, 2009 9:32am EDT
The Informant
Last week, the long weekend gave me a chance to see "District 9" in the movie theater. The film's science fiction elements took a back seat to its moral objective however, which was roughly to serve as an allegory for the Apartheid in South Africa.

Treatment of the aliens by humans, as a subhuman species really becomes emotionally jarring through the intense blood and gore that comprise the latter half of the movie. Audiences ultimately walk away from "District 9" disgusted by the inhumanity of the human race.

A nontraditional narrative, "District 9" is largely told through the use ...

Film's Most Memorable Football Coaches

September 8th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Knute Rockne Win One for the Gipper
With football season right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at the way Hollywood has immortalized coaches over the years. While most football movies focus on the players, a few have turned their eyes to the men (and women) calling the shots, giving us several good and bad portrayals of coaches.

Tony D'Amato, "Any Given Sunday"

Oliver Stone's let's-throw-it-all-together-and-see-what-sticks football opus has its faults, but one of them is not Al Pacino's performance as the coach of the beleaguered Miami Sharks. Stone coaxes one of Pacino's last great efforts by allowing...

When Good Movies Turn Bad: The Movie Version Of Jumping The Shark

August 13th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Funny People
Ordinarily, an article such as this warrants a spoiler alert, but since the only thing giving away plot details of the last hour of "Funny People" would spoil is a good nap, that disclaimer is null in this instance.

There's a moment in this film, about three-fifths of the way through it, when Adam Sandler's George Simmons calls Seth Rogen's Ira Wright (née Weiner), and tells him in a strange pirate voice that they're to set sail for San Francisco the next day to perform a comedy show. He then makes a funny phallus-related joke and the camera cuts away.

When Judd Apatow shot this scen...

Best & Worst Stalker Movies

April 23rd, 2009 10:24am EDT
In 'Obsessed', Derek Charles (Idris Elba) sparks a relationship with his smoking hot new co-worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter). One little problem… Derek already put a ring on Sharon Charles (Beyonce). Crazy Lisa doesn't want to hear that though and continues her pursuit anyways. The unrelenting stalker character is a Hollywood staple, so will 'Obsessed' result in some good scares or unintentional laughs? Here's a look back at some of the best and worst stalker movies ever.


'Play Misty for Me' (1971) - Long before Jessica Walter made a career of playing boozing, acid tongued gr...

The 2008 Movie Quiz

January 1st, 2009 1:00pm EST
Dark Knight
That was the year that was! A year of babies, blockbusters, Bond and Batman - but were you paying attention?

As the Tinseltown gossip merry-go-round prepares for its final spin of 2008, we thought we'd offer you a Christmas feast of posers from the year's big stars, films and events.

So, prop up a plastic palm tree, tell granny to take a break from the Botox and get ready for a little light-hearted befuddlement.

Eyes down...

1. What are the names of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twin babies?

a. Emme and Max

b. Vivienne and Knox

c. Maddox and Shiloh

d. Bill an...

Marlon Brando Was 'Godfather' Mooning Champ

December 15th, 2008 9:15am EST
Moon Champion
Acting legends Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall lightened the mood on the set of The Godfather by flashing their backsides at other cast and crew members.

James Caan, who played Brando's onscreen son Santino 'Sonny' Corleone in the 1972 movie, reveals the on-set pranks in a new picture book, called the Godfather Family Album.

And he insists Brando was the ultimate joker: "They're standing at the wedding ceremony when they posed for that picture, and there are 500 extras, old ladies, old men, kids, everybody. Bobby Duvall sees the ultimate moon. He and Brando had a race to drop th...

Jake Gyllenhaal And Jessica Biel Pull Out Of 'Nailed'

May 12th, 2008 12:26pm EDT
Jessica Biel
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel walked off the set of director David O. Russell's new movie Nailed on Friday, after producers failed to show they had enough money to pay its cast.

The Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) will keep all cast-members from the movie until the production company shows there is enough money set aside in a union-mandated account. An on-set source tells the New York Times production on the movie is expected to resume this week.

It's not the first scandal to strike set of the movie, which was co-written by Al Gore's daughter Kristin - veteran James Caan quit his ...

The Five Most Underrated & Overrated Sports Movies

April 25th, 2008 8:36am EDT
Rocky III
Sports movies are often beloved but rarely good. It's hard to say why it is so difficult to make a great sports movie. It could be that there is far more drama in actually following sports than there is in watching a dramatized version on film. It could also be that it is so hard to make a sports movie that doesn't seem entirely unrealistic yet is filled with the appropriate amount of drama. Whatever the case, it's about as hard to make a great sports movie as it is to hit a Jake Peavy fastball.

Despite this, it seems more and more sports films are made each year, and even as the qu...

15 Football Films Worth Watching

January 28th, 2008 12:14pm EST
We Are Marshall
This is a bittersweet time of year for all football fans - the season is over, and the Super Bowl peaks over the horizon. Then comes the pain of football withdrawal. What will we do on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights? We've compiled a list of movies that we hope will ease the misery.

Some football films have rousing, rough-and-tumble-scream-at-the-TV football action. This is the "Football Factor." They're just like watching a game with two great defenses. Others have an interesting football story. This is the "Heart Factor." Often there are a lot of both factors in each movie. Her...

Prince Plays Private Party For $2 Million

December 19th, 2007 8:56am EST
Pop superstar Prince has some extra cash to spend this Christmas - a Miami, Florida businessman recently paid the hitmaker $2 million to perform at his 40th birthday party.

Happy to oblige, Prince performed a hits set at the bash, which was attended by director Brett Ratner, baseball great Alex Rodriguez and actor James Caan.

-Prince Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Scott Caan Apologizes For Using Gay Slur

November 16th, 2007 8:47am EST
Scott Caan
Actor Scott Caan has apologized for using a homophobic slur towards a photographer. The Ocean's Eleven star, son of screen legend James Caan, called a paparazzo who got too close for his liking a "f**got."

He tells website TMZ.com, "I am sorry for using such a derogatory word. I was being harassed by a paparazzi, and unfortunately, the word slipped out. I don't ever condone the use of that word and I deeply apologize to anyone whom I may have offended."

Former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington was publicly demonized for using the word in an on-set spat with co-star Patrick D...

Classic TV On DVD Megaset 'Get Smart' Remains At The Top Of Santa's List

November 11th, 2007 9:00am EST
Get Smart
Would you believe…and if you didn't already know…Time Life and HBO Video released Get Smart: The Complete Collection last fall. The 25 DVD megaset released by Time Life and HBO for the '06 Holiday Season has continued to be a top-seller, and sales are sure to spike again this year.

The seven-time EMMY® Award-winning comedy series, starring Don Adams as title character Maxwell Smart, originally aired on NBC from 1965 to 1970, and before its release in November of last year, had never been available on home video. All five seasons are included in the set featuring nearly 10 hours of s...

Lee Marvin Tops Movie Badass Poll

October 7th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Point Blank
Late tough guy Lee Marvin has topped a new poll naming the biggest movie badasses. Marvin's role as Walker in '60s cult classic Point Blank tops the list in Maxim magazine.

Sharing second place are actors Jamison Newlander, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, all honored for their roles in vampire movie The Lost Boys.

Legendary hard man Charles Bronson's performance in The Magnificent Seven rounds out the fop five.

The Top 10 Movie Badasses are:

1. Lee Marvin in Point Blank (1967)

2. Jamison Newlander in The Lost Boys (1987)

2. Corey Haim in The Lost Boys (1987)

2. Corey Fe...

Fascinating Facts

May 10th, 2007 9:30pm EDT
James Caan
Actor James Caan will return for the first episode of the next season of TV show Las Vegas. The 67-year-old star recently announced his decision to quit the drama when the current fourth season ends, but he will now be back for the fifth.

In other Las Vegas news, Tom Selleck has confirmed he will fill the void left by Caan on the show - as a casino owner character.

Legendary actor Al Pacino will be honoured with the 35th American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award in Hollywood on June 19.

Tom Selleck To Replace James Caan In 'Las Vegas?'

April 12th, 2007 8:41am EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck is in negotiations to return to TV as James Caan's replacement in hit drama Las Vegas. The former Magnum, P.I. star is in talks to play a casino owner on the show.

His character is designed to fill the void left by the departure of Caan, who recently announced he wouldn't be returning for a new season of the show earlier this year.

Josh Duhamel and model/actress Molly Sims are expected to return for the fifth season of the show.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

March 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley (1985), "Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968), country star Kenny Chesney (1968), "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960), television host Leeza Gibbons (1957), "Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950), R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950), comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948), Supreme Diana Ross (1944), "Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939), actor Alan Arkin (1934), "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931), "Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d...

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