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Nicolas Cage's Rep Slams Security Guard's 'Frivolous' Lawsuit

9/24/2012 2:19pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage's representative has hit back at allegations the actor owes a former security guard wages from last year, insisting the claims are "completely absurd" and the star "will be vindicated in the courts."

Richard Brun recently filed a lawsuit in Orange County, California claiming he was hired by the Con Air legend last September, but let go "without any valid reason" two weeks later.

Brun alleged he is owed wages from his contract amounting to $115,000, but Cage's spokesperson has promised the actor will fight the allegations.

The actor's rep tells E! News, "The claim made is ...

Nicolas Cage Sued By Security Guard

9/23/2012 3:03pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage is facing legal action from a former security guard who alleges the Hollywood actor owes him wages from last year.

Richard Brun filed a lawsuit in Orange County, California claiming he was hired by Cage last September, but let go "without any valid reason" two weeks later.

Brun alleges he is owed wages from his contract amounting to $115,000, according to

Check Out 'Seeking Justice' On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download June 19

6/9/2012 7:33am EDT
Seeking Justice
In "Seeking Justice," a beloved high-school teacher empowers a group of vigilantes to exact revenge against the criminal who attacked his wife, but he begins to regret his decision when the clandestine crime fighters demand that he kill a man in return.

Will Gerard (Nicolas Cage) and his wife Laura (January Jones) were just a typical happy couple until the night a shocking act of violence left them feeling victimized and vulnerable. Later, as Laura begins her slow recovery in the hospital, a concerned stranger (Guy Pearce) approaches Will with an offer to save them the suffering of a draw...

11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

3/16/2012 11:00am EDT
11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us and it's time to prepare to get wasted on the drunkest holiday of the year. But before you hit up the local bar or Irish pub on St. Patty's Day, learn some valuable lessons and mistakes from the following movie characters. From a college drunk in "Animal House" to a boozed up Santa Claus in"Bad Santa," here is a list of memorable drunk movie characters:

Mckenzie Brothers From Strange Brew (1983)

One of the funniest drunk films ever, the 1983 comedy "Strange Brew" stars SCTV's Mckenzie Brothers, played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. The brothers are two g...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '21 Jump Street,' 'Casa de mi Padre,' & More

3/12/2012 11:00am EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
I can’t believe it took me so long to finally watch 2009’s “Pirate Radio.” Set in the 60s, this period piece superbly captures the spirit, styles, and music of the era. The film tells a compelling story about a group of rebels challenging the system, who are portrayed by a fantastic cast of actors. It’s one of the few movies I’ve watched in recent months, that I had zero complaints about. My Grade: A+

Comedies are in abundance at the box office this week with the 1980s inspired action comedy “21 Jump Street,” the Will Ferrell western comedy “Casa de mi Padre,” the Jason Segel familial...

Interview With 'Seeking Justice' Star Harold Perrineau

2/28/2012 3:20pm EST
Harold Perrineau
Harold Perrineau has starred in some amazing films, such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” and “28 Weeks Later.” Yet he is best known for is work on “Oz” and “Lost.” Born in Brooklyn, NY, the actor has brought a combination of raw talent and edginess to his work. “Seeking Justice,” opening March 16th is no exception. Perrineau stars alongside Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, January Jones, and Jennifer Carpenter in a unique story of vengeance and deception. Cage plays a man whose wife is brutally attacked. He is approached by the head of a vigilante group who offers to settle the scor...

'Safe House' Wins Weekend Box Office

2/20/2012 8:59am EST
Safe House
Denzel Washington's Safe House edged out a win at the box office over the weekend after raking in $24 million.

The crime thriller knocked romantic comedy "The Vow" off the top spot, which this week came in a close second with earnings of $23.6 million (£14.8 million)

Premiering at three was Nicolas Cage's "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" with takings of $22 million.

Dropping to number four was adventure family film "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" ($20.1 million) and entering at five was Reese Witherspoon's "This Means War" ($17.6 million).

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,' 'This Means War,' & More

2/13/2012 1:30pm EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week I got to see three of the films coming out: “Safe House,” “The Vow,” and “Rampart.” I didn’t absolutely love any of them, but the one I found most enjoyable was “Safe House.” If you haven’t read my thoughts already, check out my review. I haven’t had a chance to write up ones for the others yet, so keep a look out for those later this week.

Arriving in theaters this week are the unnecessary Nicolas Cage sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” the romantic spy comedy “This Means War,” the inspirational documentary “Undefeated,” the anime adventure “The Secret World of Arrie...

Nicolas Cage Recalls Incident Involving An Airplane, Charlie Sheen & Cocaine

2/11/2012 3:34pm EST
Charlie Sheen
Nicolas Cage almost landed his one-time travel companion Charlie Sheen in big trouble with the law after impersonating an airline pilot during a flight - unaware Sheen was secretly carrying cocaine.

The two actors were flying to San Francisco, Calif., years ago when Cage decided to hijack the pilot's microphone as a prank.

But Cage's stunt went awry when law enforcement officials were called to interrogate them upon landing - and he unwittingly implicated Sheen, who spent years battling a serious drug addiction.

During an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday , h...

Nicolas Cage 'Couldn't Speak Right' After Movie Stunt Gone Wrong

2/10/2012 9:47am EST
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage "couldn't speak" properly for several days after bashing his head when a film stunt went wrong.

The star has always enjoyed completing his own high-action scenes, but he was left regretting one recently when a co-star got a little heavy-handed.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "I had two concussions in six months, working stunts on two movies. Thankfully I'm OK but one of them was ridiculous and should never have happened.The actor was really in his moment and grabbed my head and smashed it on the marble floor. I couldn't speak right for a couple of days."

Nicolas Cage's Wax Figure Is Creepy Looking

1/30/2012 11:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Let's face it. Nicolas Cage is a little creepy. If it's possible, his wax figure is creepier than he is. The actor unveiled his lookalike at Musee Grevin in Paris on Sunday.

Cage stars in the upcoming film "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." The sequel to 2007's "Ghost Rider" finds Johnny Blaze (Cage) summoning his infernal alter ego to help rescue a 10 -year-old boy from the Devil incarnate.

The actor also wants a sequel to his 2006 movie flop "The Wicker Man." The film was widely criticized, but that hasn't stopped Cage from considering playing Edward Malus again.

Do you think his...

Inexplicably, Nicolas Cage Wants A 'Wicker Man' Sequel

1/29/2012 3:30pm EST
The Wicker Man
Nicolas Cage is keen to make a sequel to his 2006 movie flop "The Wicker Man."

The actor received nothing but criticism for his role in the remake, which barely broke even, but that hasn't stopped him from considering playing Edward Malus again.

He tells Empire magazine, "I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made Ringu, and I would like to take The Wicker Man to Japan, except this time he's (Malus) a ghost."

Happy 90th Birthday, Betty White!

1/17/2012 9:00am EST
Betty White in The Golden Girls
TV veteran Betty White has a big reason to celebrate on Tuesday - America's favorite Golden Girl turns 90.

Known for her comedic chops and charming wit on hit shows like "Hot in Cleveland," "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," White boasts a successful career, which now spans seven decades.

And she doesn't appear to be slowing down with age - on Monday night bosses at network NBC paid tribute to the legend's career by airing a star-studded TV special, which featured Hugh Jackman and Carol Burnett, among others, paying tribute to the birthday girl - and she is just about to ...

Celebrity Birthdays - January 7, 2012

1/7/2012 3:00am EST
Lyndsy Fonseca
Happy Birthday to:

Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca (1987)

Actor Liam Aiken (1990)

Saved By The Bell actor Dustin Diamond (1977)

Actor Nicolas Cage (1964)

News anchor Katie Couric (1957)

CSI: Miami star David Caruso (1956)

Buck Rogers actress Erin Gray (1950)

Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948)

"Exorcist screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928)

Little Shop of Horrors actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992)

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'Ghost Rider' Creator Loses Legal Dispute

12/30/2011 12:29pm EST
Ghost Rider
The writer who created Ghost Rider has lost a legal battle with comic book bosses over the rights to the character.

The fiery, motorcycle-riding superhero first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1972 and was later immortalized on the big screen by Nicolas Cage in the 2007 movie of the same name, with a sequel planned for 2012.

Freelance writer Gary Friedrich, who came up with the character, filed suit against Marvel in the year the film came out, alleging bosses had used the Ghost Rider concept for movies, video games and merchandise without his permission.

However, a judge in New York has...

Biggest Celebrity Scandals Of 2011

12/21/2011 8:00am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
There were a lot of celebrity scandals this year. From fathering a love child to cheating on a wedding anniversary and beating up a spouse, 2011 was chock full of philandering and criminal activities.

The year isn't over yet, and celebrities like to go out with a bang, so anything could happen in the next couple of weeks.

Check out the biggest scandals of the year...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret Affair

Bad: Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair during his marriage to Maria Shriver. Really bad: His mistress was his employee. Unforgivable: He fathered a son with the employee and kept it...

Heather Graham Receives Career Achievement Award At Bahamas Film Festival

12/5/2011 8:24am EST
Heather Graham
Heather Graham was the toast of the Bahamas International Film Festival on Friday after landing the event's top prize.

The Hangover star was handed the Career Achievement Award, which has previously gone to Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, and Laurence Fishburne.

Festival bosses honored X-Men: First Class star Zoe Kravitz with the Rising Star Award, which is given to an actor or actress "whose noteworthy performances have put them on the path for elite and lasting stardom in the industry."

Short-Lived Celebrity Marriages

11/12/2011 3:00pm EST
Kim and Kris
A couple of weeks ago Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her NBA husband Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage, more days than what some critics first predicted. Kardashian and Humphries had their wedding televised on the E! Channel and shared their wedding pictures with all the major tabloids. But after all of the TV specials and magazine spreads, their marriage is now over and will be long forgotten as soon as Kardashian marries another athlete or rapper. Like Kim and Kris' short-lived marriage, there have been other Hollywood marriages that were destined for divorce from the day of...

Weston Cage Files For Divorce

11/2/2011 8:25am EDT
Weston Cage
Nicolas Cage's son Weston has filed for divorce from his wife after six months of marriage.

The rocker filed documents on October 27th to start divorce proceedings from Nikki Williams.

The 20 year old took to his page to reveal the news, writing, "WELL ITS OFFICAL (sic). THE DIVORCE IS SETTLED! ..................LADIES, DADDY IS BACK ahahahhahahaahh oh god! its on."

The pair wed in New Orleans in April.

The short-lived marriage has been a tumultuous union - the pair was arrested in July following domestic disputes. Weston entered rehab for a 30-day treatment program fol...

Weston Cage To Star In 'Family' Reality TV Series?

10/20/2011 8:30am EDT
Weston Cage
Nicolas Cage's ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton and the former couple's troubled son Weston have signed up for a new reality TV series, according to new reports.

Fulton and her 20-year-old son will front new VH1 show Uncaged, which will follow their daily lives, and Weston is hoping the new project will show the public his true colors.

A source tells Star magazine, "Christina said the show will be like a modern-day Addams Family. Weston just wants to show the world he's not mentally ill."

Weston has had a tough 2011 so far - in July, the black metal rocker checked into rehab for a 30-da...

Review 'Trespass': 'Two Jews On Film' Say This Thriller Misses The Mark (Video)

10/14/2011 3:45pm EDT
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Sarah (Nicole Kidman) an architect has a beautiful house, a beautiful face, and a beautiful daughter, but she's unhappy. We know this by her reaction, when hubby Kyle (Nicholas Cage) tells her, he has to meet a client and won't be able to eat the delicious dinner she's prepared. He doesn't even have time for the glass of wine Sarah offers him.

Well, someone has to pay for the sprawling, modern, glass home Sarah's designed. Lucky for her, Kyle is a very successful diamond dealer.

Adding to Sarah's discontent is her daughter, Avery (Liana Lib...

Nicolas Cage & Nicole Kidman Got Roughed Up Making 'Trespass'

10/8/2011 9:00am EDT
Nicolas Cage
Moviemaker Joel Schumacher was glad to have a military medic on the set of his new film "Trespass" because his "intense" stars were always getting injured.

The director reveals Cam Gigandet, Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman were left battered and bruised following the film's most dramatic and violent scenes - and he was glad there was someone nearby who could stitch them up.

Schumacher tells WENN, "I was gonna put a card at the end of the movie saying, 'No animals were hurt making this movie but every actor in it was!'

"Nic (Cage) got a very mild concussion when Ben (Mendelsohn) slammed hi...

50 Cent To Play Alaskan Pimp

9/21/2011 10:25pm EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent will play an Alaskan pimp in a new movie about 1980s serial killer Robert Hansen.

As previously revealed, the rapper/actor will executive produce thriller The Frozen Ground, but now it's clear he will be among the ensemble cast too.

John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens will also appear in the film, which will start shooting in Alaska next month.

Hansen, who was known as The Butcher Baker, murdered 17 prostitutes and strippers. He'll be played by Cusack in the film.

50 Cent's Cheetah Vision production partner Randall Emmett will produce the movie.

Nicolas Cage Describes Real Life 'Trespass' Involving A Naked Man With Fudgesicle & More From TIFF

9/15/2011 10:12am EDT
Nicolas Cage Describes Real Life 'Trespass' Involving A Naked Ma
There are many big movie stars who come to the Toronto International Film Festival with their latest movies, but nobody who brings the weird like Nicolas Cage. Cage often likes to talk about the original spelling of the word, Wyrd, as an early Anglo-Saxon concept. When he took the stage of the TIFF official press conference, he brought uniquely Nicolas Cage moments to the festival.

The film he is in Toronto with sounds like a traditional thriller. Trespass is a story of a family attacked by burglars who want father Kyle Miller (Cage)’s sample of diamonds from his business. As the crisis we...

Top 10 Body Swap Movies

8/5/2011 8:33am EDT
change up
This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...

Nicolas Cage To Star In Indie Musical With Steve Carell & Jack Black

7/25/2011 9:26pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Actor Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in an independent musical with the Hollywood screenwriter/director who helped to land him an Oscar nomination in 2002.

The Ghost Rider star earned Academy Award recognition for his turn in Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation and now the pair is set to reunite for forthcoming project, Frank or Francis.

Comedians Steve Carell and Jack Black are also attached to the movie.

Plot details have yet to be released, but the story is said to revolve around an author called Frank, who clashes with an online blogger named Francis, reports trade paper Daily Variety.

Weston Cage Has Checked Into Rehab

7/23/2011 12:30pm EDT
Nicolas Cage's troubled son Weston Cage has checked into rehab.

The rocker has enrolled on a 30-day treatment program in an unknown facility, following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence earlier this week.

The 20 year old was taken into police custody for the second time this month after an alleged confrontation with his wife, Nikki Williams, on Wednesday.

Weston, whose mom is actress Christina Fulton, admits the public perception of him has been tarnished but he's determined to get better.

He tells E! Online, "I am getting myself together, so I'm sorry about being mislabeled ...

Nicolas Cage's Son Weston Arrested For Domestic Violence

7/21/2011 8:39am EDT
Weston cage
Nicolas Cage's troubled son Weston is back in police custody following a domestic violence arrest on Wednesday.

Police booked the rocker at 5 a.m. after receiving a report of a domestic incident. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for cuts before he was taken into custody.

As WENN went to press, Cage was still in custody.

His three-month marriage to Nikki Williams appeared to be over at the beginning of July when he suggested he was ready to split from his wife in Facebook rant.

The Eyes of Noctum star and his wife were booked on felony domestic violence charges over the In...

Nicolas Cage's Son Weston & His Wife Are In Rehab Together

7/8/2011 9:00am EDT
Weston Cage
Nicolas Cage's daughter-in-law has revealed she and the actor's rocker son Weston are in rehab together following their arrest for domestic violence last weekend.

Songwriter Nikki Williams has spoken out to following remarks her new husband made online earlier this week suggesting the marriage is over.

She confirmed reports she is pregnant with the couple's first child and hinted at the fact the weekend's drama may have been sparked when Cage caught her drinking alcohol.

Williams tells the website, "I did drink the night before the arrest. I suppose my hormones got the best of me...

Weston Cage To Divorce His 'Pregnant' Wife

7/6/2011 4:30pm EDT
Weston Cage
Nicolas Cage's troubled son Weston has declared he wants a divorce from his wife of three months, who is allegedly pregnant with the couple's first child.

The Eyes of Noctum rocker has been a regular in the headlines over the last few weeks following his hospitalization last month for a mental evaluation following an alleged fight with one of his father's employees.

The drama continued on Monday when Cage and his wife Nikki Williams were arrested and booked on felony domestic violence charges after police were called to their Los Angeles home to investigate reports of a domestic disturb...