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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

1/2/2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...

Don Cheadle To Star In And Direct Miles Davis Biopic

11/14/2013 11:49am EST
Don Cheadle to play Miles Davis
Don Cheadle is set to take on the role of jazz legend Miles Davis in a new biopic.

The actor will star as the famous trumpeter, who died in 1991, also direct the film, titled "Kill The Trumpet Player."

BiFrost Pictures confirmed the partnership with Cheadle to bring the film to the screen on Wednesday, something the actor has been trying to do for years. It will also mark his directorial debut.

"Kill The Trumpet Player" will also star Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana, who will play Davis' wife Francis.

Cheadle joined some of the late musician's family members in Los Angeles last week for t...

Celebrity Quotes: Tobey Maguire's Got Game & More

5/11/2013 3:28pm EDT
Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire: "I played well and the President nicknamed me The Beast and, by the end of the three games, of which we won two out of three... he named me the MVP (most valuable player) of our team... He was a great leader of our team; he communicated very well, he was very encouraging... We were struggling in the third game... we were down and the President stepped up... and won the game for us." Actor Tobey Maguire on playing basketball with Barack Obama and George Clooney against a team led by Don Cheadle.

Don Cheadle: "There was a letter that showed up, it was a memo about no eye conta...

Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

2/2/2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...

Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

8/9/2012 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.


Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

7/19/2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...

Don Cheadle Slams NBC Over George Zimmerman 911 Call Controversy

4/5/2012 8:03am EDT
Don Cheadle
Actor Don Cheadle has taken aim at NBC chiefs after the network aired an edited version of the 911 call in the Trayvon Martin case, insisting the news piece was "irresponsible" and "counter to the furtherance of justice."

Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed black Florida teen Martin in February after mistaking the unarmed teenager for a person of suspicion.

His 911 call in relation to the incident emerged last week and NBC's Today show aired an edited version, suggesting Zimmerman told the emergency dispatcher that Martin was black without any prompt - when in f...

If Dax Shepard Gives The OK, Kristen Bell Will Get Naked For 'House Of Lies'

3/22/2012 9:08am EDT
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell has challenged the producers of her new TV show "House Of Lies" to "fight it out" with her fiance Dax Shepard if they want her to bare all on camera.

Co-star Don Cheadle stripped off for the first episode of the hit Showtime series, and now he wants all his castmates to get naked on the racy show - but Bell insists she'll only go nude if her man gives her the OK.

Bell says, "Dax has purchased this real estate, so this is really a battle between Dax and Showtime, or Dax and Don (Cheadle). Don is not the boss of me, despite what he might tell you... I can take him."

Butts Are Kristen Bell's 'Favorite Things On The Planet' & Hers Defies Gravity

3/8/2012 3:00pm EST
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell isn't shy about talking about rear ends. In fact, in the April issue of Women's Health fans can learn how to get a butt just like hers that "defies gravity."

She tells the magazine, which hits newsstands March 13, about working with her fiance Dax Shepard, her "House of Lies" co-star Don Cheadle's butt, and her thoughts on going vegan.

The actress says about butts, "My favorite things on the planet. I want two round cupcakes, always. I kicked my buns and abs sets into high gear when I knew I'd have to be in my bar and underwear on House of Lies. But I don't show my crack! All...

Don Cheadle Says Therapy & Weathering Tough Times Keeps The Romance Alive

2/4/2012 9:00am EST
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle credits therapy and tough times for keeping his 20-year romance with actress-turned-interior designer Bridgid Coulter alive.

The couple has never wed and doesn't intend to - but the Hotel Rwanda star insists he's found his life partner in the mother of his two daughters.

And he puts their lasting love down to the fact they've been there for each other when times were tough.

He says, "I think we really went through some stuff... We built a house together ... We've been through it, we've been to therapy, we wanted to be together, so we worked it out."

'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

1/19/2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...

Don Cheadle And Kristen Bell To Bare All In New TV Drama

12/28/2011 11:05pm EST
Don Cheadle And Kristen Bell
Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle is set to bare all as a top business consultant in his new TV drama House of Lies, but he's insisting all his castmates also strip for the cameras.

Cheadle admits he has no qualms about disrobing because his naked scenes will help the show become a talking point when it debuts next month - but he is insisting everyone gets naked, including sidekick Kristen Bell and his new TV dad Glynn Turman.

He tells TV Guide magazine, "Everybody has to get naked in this show, even grandpa (Turman). We all have to sign something in every episode about which body part we're ...

Watch The Series Premiere Of Showtime's 'House of Lies'

12/27/2011 3:06pm EST
House of Lies
In the Season 1 premiere of "House of Lies," Marty and The Pod travel to New York to consult for MetroCapital, a bank looking for a plan to unscrupulously justify their year-end bonuses as the financial world around them burns, but Marty makes an enemy of Greg Norbert, MetroCapital's number two executive.

Back at home, Marty receives unwanted parenting advice from his live-in father Jeremiah when his son Roscoe decides to audition for the female lead in a school play.

"House of Lies," starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell premieres Sunday, January 8 at 10PM ET/PT only on Showtime.

Celebrity Birthdays - November 29, 2011

11/29/2011 3:00am EST
Anna Faris
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Anna Faris (1976)

Welsh TV star Imogen Thomas (1982)

Actor Lucas Black (1982)

Jackass Ehren McGhehey (1976)

Actor Brian Baumgartner (1972)

Baywatch babe Gena Lee Nolin (1971)

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera (1969)

Saturday Night Live alum Ellen Cleghorne (1965)

Actor Tom Sizemore (1964)

Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle (1964)

Brat packer Andrew McCarthy (1963)

Actress Kim Delaney (1961)

Actress Cathy Moriarty (1960)

Canadian comedian Howie Mandel (1955)

Director Joel Coen (1954)

Comedian/actor Garry Shandling (1949)

American trumpeter Chuck Ma...

Don Cheadle Goes Green For Hilarious 'Captain Planet' Spoof (Video)

9/5/2011 9:00pm EDT
Don Cheadle Funny or Die Captain Planet
Don Cheadle is saving the planet - one tree at a time. Or should we say, one human tree at a time?

Cheadle, who isn't cast yet, but still might appear in next summer's sure-to-be blockbuster superhero film The Avengers (because of an option in his Iron Man 2 contract), was honored this past July by the Friars Club in New York for his performance alongside Brendan Gleeson in The Guard. The two were honored with a 'Best New Buddy Comedy Duo' Award at the event for their performances in the film, about an Irish cop who reluctantly teams with an uptight FBI agent to take down an international ...

Check Out The Cast Of 'The Avengers' Shooting On Location In NYC

9/2/2011 4:30pm EDT
The Avengers
We spotted Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Middleton and Chris Evans filming "The Avengers" at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York City, today.

Marvel Studios will deliver the ultimate comic-book production, including characters such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Hemsworth).

The star-studded supporting cast will also feature Samuel L. Jackson.

"The Avengers" hits cinemas on May 4, 2012.

Don Cheadle And Brendan Gleeson Honored By Friars Club

7/26/2011 12:54pm EDT
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson were the toast of New York's comedy circuit on Monday after they were inducted into the legendary Friars Club.

The pair was presented with the Best New Buddy Comedy Duo Award for their performances in new black comedy The Guard.

They were also given a lifetime membership to the private club, which boasts Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg in its ranks.

Veteran funnyman Jerry Lewis, abbot of the Friars Club, congratulated the pair on their achievements in a message read aloud at the bash.

Referring to his own partnership wi...

LA Film Fest 2011 Review - Gleeson, Cheadle And A Good Script Make 'The Guard' A Winner

6/28/2011 10:15am EDT
The Guard photo
Proving that they have a sense of humor, the folks at LA Film Fest 2011 programmed the very smart, sharp and sassy new Sony Pictures Classics flick "The Guard" starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in their Summer Showcase and a fun time was indeed had by all. Not only did filmgoers get a chance to catch the flick early, but were then also treated to a little Q&A fun afterwards via writer/director John Michael McDonagh and lead actor Brendan Gleeson. Check out my review of the film below!

Title: "The Guard"

Stars: 4

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Action

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Ch...

Don Cheadle: 'I Would Love To Sing & Dance In A Bollywood Movie'

6/24/2011 2:25pm EDT
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle has a dream to take over Bollywood. The star has always had a fascination for Indian movies - and now he'd like to star in one.

He says, "I would love to sing and dance in a Bollywood movie. I think they're great, the theatricality of them. I love the presentational aspect of the storytelling as a fable.

"So often in American cinema we're trying to pull things off and it has to look real and things have to seem believable and the violence has to be really violent and the sex has to look good. If I'm sitting in a theatre I know it's bulls**t; I know that you're not really dead....

Kristen Bell Returning to TV?

2/1/2011 11:45am EST
Kristen Bell | Photo Credits: Jon Kopaloff/
Is Kristen Bell heading back to the small screen?

The Veronica Mars alum is eyeing a role in the new Showtime pilot House of Lies, TV Line reports.

Check out photos of Kristen Bell

Based on Martin Kihn's tell-all House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, the dark comedy stars Don Cheadle as Marty, a cutthroat consultant ...

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Matt Dillon Sues Over 'Crash' Profits

10/1/2010 8:45am EDT
Matt Dillon
Hollywood actor Matt Dillon has filed suit against the producers of Oscar-winning movie Crash over allegations he was cheated out of $100,000 in profits.

Dillon appeared in the 2004 film alongside a star-studded cast including Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle and Thandie Newton, and the movie went on to win three Academy Awards, including the coveted Best Picture prize.

However, Dillon claims he wasn't properly paid for his role in the film, which grossed around $98 million worldwide and only found out when his accountants discovered an inaccuracy during a 2006 audit of his co...

'Iron Man 2' Hits Stores Sept. 28; Get A Limited Edition At Target!

9/22/2010 7:05am EDT
Iron Man 2
As Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) owns up to being Iron Man before the world press, Anton Vanko lies dying in Russia. Years ago, Anton worked with Tony's father to create a new source of energy. But greed got the best of Anton, and now as he slips away, his son, Ivan (Mickey Rourke), vows to make Tony pay for the sins of his father.

Meanwhile, Tony fends off efforts from smarmy Senator Stern (Garry Shandling) and military weapons expert Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) to divulge the secrets of his powerful Iron Man suit. The powers that be are concerned that Tony's technology may fall i...

The Most Underrated Stars In Hollywood

9/10/2010 12:38pm EDT
From the A-list to the D-list, Hollywood is filled with actors and actresses that have different career ambitions. While some are completely content with starring on a season of Celebrity Rehab, some have wider aspirations, hoping to star in the next summer blockbuster or win an Academy Award.

Adam Sandler blew up back in the early 90s with legendary films such as Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer. Due to his past success, he is now allowed to turn out mediocre comedy flicks, obviously lacking the comedy.

No one wants to show Tom Cruise the money anymore; Jennifer Aniston should have s...

Assembling The 'Avengers': The Star Power In The Marvel Movie

8/8/2010 12:00pm EDT
Chris Evans
For comic book fans, one of the highlights of last month’s Comic-Con was the panel that brought together, for the first time in public, the entire roster of The Avengers, the Marvel Comics super-team headed for the big screen in 2012. Since the end of 2008’s Iron Man, in which Nick Fury approached Tony Stark to discuss “the Avengers initiative,” fanboys have been teased with hints and cameos in almost every Marvel superhero film. After next summer’s one-two punch of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, all the individual pieces will be in place to launch what could be the most epic ...

'Iron Man 2' Is A Thoroughly Satisfying Sequel

5/7/2010 9:36am EDT
Iron Man 2
After Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. blew away audiences with the box office smash “Iron Man” in 2008, fans almost instantly demanded a sequel to the metal hero’s first outing. Making the follow up to such a monumental action film though, seemed like an uphill battle when Favreau’s return as a director seemed uncertain and actor Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle as Tony Stark’s pal Jim Rhodes.

Thankfully Paramount got its priorities straight and decided to lure Favreau back for another movie. However an ambitious release plan for May 2010 meant a screenplay would be hastily ...

Gwyneth Paltrow Owes 'Iron Man' Shape To Strict Five-Day Diet

5/7/2010 7:58am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is giving fans the chance to get into "Iron Man" shape by sharing the diet she followed to shed her "extra winter weight" in her online newsletter.

The actress turned to business partner and trainer Tracy Anderson to help her get slim and trim for her role as Pepper Potts in the "Iron Man" sequel - and admits the strict diet the health and fitness guru put her on was life-changing.

In a post on her website, Paltrow writes, "I have just traversed the globe doing promotion for Ironman 2 (sic), getting asked the same question repeatedly: how did I get in shape for th...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Iron Man 2', 'Babies' & More

5/3/2010 9:00am EDT
mother and child
On Thursday, I watched the reboot to the Freddy Krueger series “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” The film kept my attention however it did not blaze a new trail in the genre or introduce any compelling fresh elements to Krueger’s origin story.

It seemed the real purpose of this remake was to introduce us to the new actor playing Krueger, Jackie Earle Haley. Krueger was exclusively portrayed before by Robert Englund, which made the actor synonymous with the character. Haley is consistently creepy and perverted as Krueger like Englund. Unlike Englund though, his makeup allows him to appear mo...

'Iron Man 2' Premiere Pics: Gwyneth Paltrow's Short Shorts & Robert Downey Jr.'s Red Sunglasses

4/27/2010 6:20pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr & Gwyneth Paltrow
The stars came out in Hollywood last night for the "Iron Man 2" premiere at the El Capitan Theater. Robert Downey Jr. walked the red carpet wearing funky red and blue sneakers and red sunglasses. Gwyneth Paltrow strutted her stuff wearing a low-cut blazer with matching short shorts.

In the film, Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the wealthy playboy whose exploits as Iron Man are now public knowledge after his admission at the close of the first film. In the follow-up, Stark is pitted against his Russian arch nemesis, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwel...

Scarlett Johansson Steams Up The Red Carpet At The 'Iron Man 2' Premiere

4/27/2010 12:27pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson turned heads at yesterday's "Iron Man 2" premiere in Los Angeles in a pretty white Giorgio Armani Privé dress with sparkling silver heels. Jennifer Lopez donned a Privé gown at the Academy Awards, but we think Scarlett pulled hers off better. And it's a far cry from what she had on the day before at the film's photocall.

Scarlett recently admitted she's boring and hates going out on the town. The actress is rarely seen stepping out with husband Ryan Reynolds, and she prefers quiet nights at home to wild parties with her peers. She told In Style magazine, "I've just never...

Dress Battle: Scarlett Johansson Vs. Gwyneth Paltrow At The 'Iron Man 2' Photocall

4/26/2010 11:02am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow must have coordinated their outfits before stepping out for the "Iron Man 2" photocall in Los Angeles on Friday. They both opted for gray dresses, but which actress has the better figure?

In the follow-up film, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is pitted against his Russian arch nemesis, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). Also making their Marvel debuts are Johansson as the sexy Russian spy Black Widow, and Don Cheadle, who takes over the role of Colonel James Rhodes from Terrence Howard. Gwyneth Paltrow returns ...