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Kevin Costner's Stephen Hawking Story Beats Eddie Redmayne's

1/28/2015 5:51pm EST
Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne and Kevin Costner were both guests on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show Tuesday night, and both stars had stories to tell about famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

Redmayne, who is nominated for an Oscar for portraying the British scientist, shared his story of meeting Hawking, 73, who suffers from a form of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and speaks through a computer.

Redmayne explained that his first meeting with Hawking left him wondering what the scientist was thinking because his iconic computer voice lacks the intonations that poeple use when they speak.

Check it out.....

13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors

5/3/2014 3:00pm EDT
13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors
Very few actors are afforded success and fame in the brutally competitive film landscape. Those who miraculously do make have trouble-holding relevancy, as Hollywood trades aging veteran actors for relative and good-looking newcomers immediately destined to be the next big thing. But these screen presences who’ve been able to hold Hollywood’s attention even into their later years have also found a strong niche behind the camera, directing Oscar worthy films and Hollywood blockbusters that encapsulate audiences’ attention while reaping critics’ acclaim. Move over Scorsese and Spielberg, beca...

'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit': An Entertaining Spy Thriller You've Seen Before

1/16/2014 10:00pm EST
'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), the character created by novelist Tom Clancy, is back and yes folks, you've seen him before - many, many times. Aka the CIA wonder played by Alec Baldwin (Hunt for Red October). Then there was my favorite Jack Ryan type; Harrison Ford ('Patriot Games' and 'Clear and Present Danger'); followed by my not so favorite, Ben Affleck (The Sum of all Fears).

In 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,'  directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by David Koep along with Adam Cozad, we meet Ryan at the beginning of his career.  

The date is September 11, 2001. Ryan, a student at the London...

Kevin Costner Wasn't Interested In Playing Superman's Dad Initially

6/14/2013 11:55am EDT
Man of Steel
As the "Man of Steel" sets to hit theatres, actor Kevin Costner revealed he had no interest in playing Clark Kent's dad in new film when he was first approached about the role because he was not a fan of Superman as a kid.

Costner portrays Superman's earth-bound dad Jonathan Kent in the upcoming movie, but Costner reveals he almost turned down the role because he wasn't a die-hard fan, like most of his co-stars.

During an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael on Thursday, he said, "I don't fall into that circle of people who like these kinds of movies. I know it's, like, sacrilegious...

Amy Adams Dazzles At 'Man Of Steel' Premiere - See Pics Of Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe & More!

6/11/2013 1:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Amy Adams rocked the star-studded world premiere of "Man of Steel" at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday night. The actress wore a strapless black dress with lace side paneling. Her red hair hung to her shoulders in silky waves.

Adams unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Lois Lane two times before finally landing the part of Clark Kent's love interest in the new film. A version starring Matt Bomer was never made, while 2006's "Superman Returns" featured Brandon Routh as the titular character and Kate Bosworth as Lois.

"Man of Steel" centers on a young man with extraordinary po...

Superman Returns: New 'Man Of Steel' Trailer Gives 'Hope' To The Future Of The Franchise

4/17/2013 12:03pm EDT
Man Of Steel
The future of the struggling Superman franchise is alive and well, according to the latest trailer for Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot, Man of Steel.

The film re-tells the story of how Jor-El (Russell Crowe) sends his son Kal-El to Earth to escape the destruction of their home planet of Krypton.

The boy is taken in and raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), discovering that he has extraordinary powers and struggling to figure out what his purpose is on Earth.

The new trailer gives a little more to go on that the previous two, showing more of Krypton, revealing C...

Kevin Costner Hits Setback In 'Robin Hood' Lawsuit

2/24/2013 12:56pm EST
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner has been ordered to provide more evidence to prove allegations of unpaid profits in his lawsuit against producers behind his 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.

The actor is fighting executives at Morgan Creek Productions amid claims he did not receive the 15 per cent of takings he is contractually entitled to for 2010 and 2011, when the picture continued to rake in "tens of millions" from home video sales and repeated TV airings. He sued for damages last summer for four charges including breach of contract and fraud.

The argument was heard in Los Angeles Superior Cou...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Untouchables'

1/11/2013 10:00am EST
The Untouchables
Since this weeks big release "Gangster Squad" is a shallow rip off of one of the greatest crime genre films ever made, why not go right to the source – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  We’re bypassing the subpar imitation and instead heading back to 1987 to covet the original.  It’s a film that worked so well because of an alignment of all the best elements – an amazing cast, stellar script and a director who knew how to add panache.  Never stop fighting till the fighting’s done – it’s..."The Untouchables!"

It’s a time of prohibition in Chicago and gangster Al Capone is cashing ...

Christopher Nolan's Influence Felt In Second Trailer For 'Man Of Steel'

12/11/2012 1:47pm EST
Man of Steel
After a teaser which gave away very little about the latest Superman reboot, Warner Bros. has finally released the first big clip for Man of Steel -- and director Zack Snyder's take on the legendary superhero looks very promising!

Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent/Superman in the film and the new trailer feels a little more like Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight trilogy than the classic Christopher Reeve Superman films, which is to be expected since Nolan produced the upcoming film.

Most people know about Superman's origins -- he came to earth from the planet Krypton and grew up as the ado...

Ryan Gosling And 10 Other Actors That Direct Movies

9/2/2012 1:00pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
Earlier in the week it was announced that Ryan Gosling will be making his directorial debut with the film adaptation of the screenplay "How to Catch a Monster." It takes a successful actor to be considered and given the role of director, and Gosling is just that. He's starred and performed in many respected rolls and now is taking a turn behind the camera. Here are some other Actors that have been directors.

Mel Gibson

Mel may be a tabloid favorite these days but he has two Oscars, one for Best Director and the other for Best Picture, both are for Braveheart (1995).

Robert Redfor...

Kevin Costner Sues Over Missing 'Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves' Profits

7/25/2012 3:24pm EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner is suing the producers of his 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves over allegations of unpaid profits.

The movie grossed more than $390 million from worldwide box office takings upon its release, and Costner claims his contract with Morgan Creek Productions bosses entitles him to 15 per cent of takings.

However, the star claims he was not paid his fair share in 2010 and 2011, despite the movie continuing to rake in "tens of millions" from home video sales and repeated TV airings.

In legal papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Costner also accuses prod...

New Superman Henry Cavill To Make Comic-Con Appearance

7/13/2012 8:14am EDT
Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill, who's playing Superman in "Man Of Steel," will appear at Comic-Con on Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

There has been much speculation over whether the actor would be attending the massive fan event in San Diego, and the Comic-Con schedule didn't reveal much about the panel for the film. The film's director, Zack Snyder, will also be attending. Other stars, including Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, are not expected to be there.

Born on the alien planet of Krypton, Kal-El (Cavill) is sent by his parents to live on Earth, where he named Clark and raised by farmer ...

Kevin Costner Plans To Record 'Hatfields & McCoys' Album

6/20/2012 8:10am EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner and his band Modern West are working on a new album of music inspired by the movie star's record-breaking TV mini-series Hatfields & McCoys.

The TV drama crushed cable TV viewing records when it aired at the end of last month and Costner admits he's still engrossed in the story of the post-Civil War feuding families.

He wrote new material inspired by the period drama while he was filming in Romania - and those tracks are to be used for a behind-the-scenes, making-of documentary. Costner and his band didn't stop there, however, and the Field of Dreams star is now planning t...

Kevin Costner Hit With Property Lawsuit

6/19/2012 10:47pm EDT
Kevin Costner
Actor Kevin Costner has been hit with a lawsuit from his California neighbour over the height of his hedges.

Rick Grimm purchased his beachside property in Carpinteria in 2009 for the home's beautiful views of the coast and now he claims the Hatfields & McCoys star has destroyed his quality of life by planting tall privacy bushes.

The disgruntled neighbor has filed legal papers asking that a judge force Costner to trim his shrubs and hand Grimm at least $150,000 for loss of enjoyment.

Grimm is also seeking $500,000 in damages for decline in property value, according to

The new ...

Kevin Costner Wins BP Lawsuit Against Stephen Baldwin

6/15/2012 8:11am EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner has triumphed in his legal battle against fellow actor Stephen Baldwin, who accused the star of cheating him out of millions in a lucrative oil-skimming venture.

Baldwin alleged Costner and his associates at Ocean Therapy Solutions had locked him out of a deal that would have made him a multi-millionaire, claiming The Bodyguard star cheated him and his business partner by hiding details about a deal made with BP following the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010.

BP bosses made an $18 million advance payment for 32 devices developed by Ocean Therapy Solutions in an effort to be be...

Stephen Baldwin: Kevin Costner Used My Fame To Sell Oil Filter Technology

6/12/2012 11:39pm EDT
Stephen Baldwin
Actor Stephen Baldwin was never asked to invest any money into the development of his fellow actor Kevin Costner's oil filtering business, a court has heard.

The two stars are locked in a legal battle in Louisiana after Baldwin accused Costner and his associates at Ocean Therapy Solutions of locking him out of a deal that would have made him a multi-millionaire.

Baldwin and his business partner Spyridon Contogouris claim the star cheated them by hiding details about a deal made with BP following the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010, and allege they should have been told about the potential ag...

Kevin Costner: 'I Never Saw Stephen Baldwin Do Anything'

6/9/2012 10:00am EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner has downplayed fellow actor Stephen Baldwin's role in the development of a multi-million dollar oil-skimming venture, insisting he often "wondered" what the born-again Christian was doing behind the scenes.

The two stars are locked in a court battle in Louisiana after Baldwin accused Costner and his associates at Ocean Therapy Solutions of locking him out of a deal that would have made him a multi-millionaire.

Baldwin and business partner Spyridon Contogouris claim Costner cheated them by hiding details about a deal made with BP following the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010.


Kevin Costner Testifies In Stephen Baldwin Oil Spill Cleanup Lawsuit

6/8/2012 9:43am EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner took the stand at a court in Louisiana on Thursday to testify in his multi-million dollar legal battle with fellow actor Stephen Baldwin and defend his role in an oil-cleansing technology company.

Baldwin has accused the Tin Cup star of persuading him to sell his shares in Ocean Therapy Solutions, a firm which builds devices to tackle oil slicks, shortly before company bosses landed a lucrative contract to help BP executives clean up the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010.

Costner is adamant no deal with BP was in place when Baldwin decided to offload his shares, and during his ...

TV Ratings: 'Hatfields & McCoys' Shoots Down Records

6/7/2012 9:10am EDT
'Hatfields & McCoys'
Well, we’re officially into the summer doldrums. Broadcast TV ratings were fairly ho-hum last week. On cable, however, there is something to talk about.

First, let’s start with the networks. Aside from fresh reality shows (‘America’s Got Talent,’ which ranked first and third, and ‘Duets,’ hanging in there at #19) naturally dominated the Top 20, but lots of repeats (‘NCIS,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’) helped sustain CBS.

Without ‘American Idol’ until January, FOX got a decent showing from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on Wednesday. The big story, though, belongs to the History Channel. And it’s ...

Kevin Costner's 'Hatfields & McCoys' Shoots Down Competition Taking Top Spot

5/30/2012 2:43pm EDT
Hatfields & McCoys
The History Channel and Kevin Costner scored big over the Memorial Day weekend. The historical drama Hatfields & McCoys shattered TV rating records after drawing an audience of 13.9 million for its Monday evening premiere.

Costner plays 'Devil' Anse Hatfield opposite Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy in the three-part series, about the two families' infamous post-American Civil War feud over a stolen pig, and viewers tuned in droves to catch the two-hour debut, making it the most-watched non-sports program in ad-supported cable history.

Another 3.8 million caught the encore presentation later ...

Kevin Costner Deems Stephen Baldwin's Lawsuit 'Frivolous'

5/29/2012 9:46am EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner has called his legal battle with actor Stephen Baldwin "frivolous" and "upsetting," but has vowed not to give up the fight.

Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against Costner, accusing The Bodyguard star of duping him into giving up his shares in a pioneering oil-cleaning technology.

Baldwin insists the actor persuaded him to sell up shortly before he found success with the oil-filtration device, using it to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010, and he is demanding $4 million.

The case is due to go to trial this summer, but Costner is adamant he won't give in and sett...

Kevin Costner Defends Historical Mini-Series 'Hatfields & McCoys'

5/23/2012 7:49am EDT
Hatfields & McCoys
Kevin Costner hopes fans will take his new historical TV mini-series Hatfields & McCoys seriously - because the men behind the infamous post-Civil War feud were the fathers and grandfathers of some of the country's most important men.

The patriarchs of the Hatfield and McCoy families famously fought over a pig - and the quarrel became a history-making drama at the beginning of what was to become the United States.

Nevertheless, Costner hopes TV viewers who tune in to the project, in which he stars opposite Bill Paxton, will realize the series is so much more than a story about a family ...

Watch A Sneak Peek Clip Of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys'

5/15/2012 2:41pm EDT
Hatfields & McCoys
HISTORY's highly anticipated scripted miniseries, "Hatfields & McCoys," premieres this Memorial Day on May 28.

Starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, the three-night miniseries chronicles a clash of clans that inspired passion, vengeance, courage, sacrifice, crimes and accusations, while forever transforming the two families and the region they lived in.

The saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield (Costner) and Randall McCoy (Paxton). Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the ...

Top 10 Baseball Films That Will Make You Get Emotional

4/4/2012 12:00pm EDT
Top Ten Baseball Films That'll Get You Emotional
It’s Opening Week in Major League Baseball, Hollywood’s favorite go-to for emotional films. Baseball fans are a unique group. They look to the past to determine how their team will fare. Baseball isn’t “just a game” to diehard baseball fans; it’s their lives. Most Americans can relate to the individuals playing the game. Whether you hope for the rookie to make his mark or for the veteran to have one last shot at immortality, baseball affects people on a stronger emotional level than just about any other sport. Because of that emotional connection, once every few years (since 1898 when Tho...

Own Whitney Houston's 'The Bodyguard' On Blu-ray March 27

3/23/2012 7:17am EDT
The Bodyguard
Less than two months after Whitney Houston's death, Warner Bros. is releasing "The Bodyguard" on Blu-ray. The film celebrates its 20th anniversary on its Blu-ray release on March 27.

When musical superstar Rachel Marron (Houston) begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire protection. Enter Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Farmer still hasn't purged himself of his guilt feelings over his inability to protect President Reagan from would-be assassin J...

Kevin Costner's Bison Battle Heads To South Dakota Supreme Court

2/24/2012 5:17pm EST
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner's legal battle with an artist he commissioned to create sculptures of charging bison is heading back to court in South Dakota.

The Dances With Wolves star hired Peggy Detmers to make 17 bronze figures of Native Americans hunting the beasts in the early 1990s so he could display them at a planned five-star hotel.

The resort never came to fruition and in 2006, Costner decided to donate the Lakota Bison Jump collection to his Tatanka museum near the town of Deadwood.

However, Detmers was not happy with the placement change and she sued for breach of contract in 2009.

She ...

Clive Davis, Stevie Wonder, Kevin Costner & Others Line Up To Remember Whitney Houston At Funeral

2/19/2012 10:30am EST
Whitney Houston
Music mogul Clive Davis, actor Kevin Costner and singers Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys were among those who gathered to remember the life of tragic superstar Whitney Houston during a private funeral service in her native New Jersey on Saturday.

With flags at half mast across the state, grieving friends and family members shuffled inside the singer's childhood place of worship, the New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark to mourn the loss of the music icon.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston's 18-year-old child with ex-husband Bobby Brown, her cousin Dionne Warwick and mother Cissy were all in atten...

Watch Whitney Houston's Funeral Coverage Live Here

2/18/2012 11:00am EST
Whitney Houston
Today, around 12:00pm ET, millions of fans from around the world will be given an opportunity to bid farewell to pop superstar Whtiney Houston and watch live coverage of her funeral on Ustream.

It will be exactly one week after her tragic and untimely death.

Kevin Costner, who co-starred with Whitney in The Bodyguard, will reportedly speak at her funeral in New Jersey. The late superstar's longtime friend and mentor Clive Davis is also expected to speak and gospel singer and pastor Marvin Winans will deliver the eulogy.

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the star-studded s...

Family & Close Friends Attend Whitney Houston's Wake

2/18/2012 10:00am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's mother, daughter, cousin Dionne Warwick and mentor Clive Davis paid their respects to the singer at a private wake on Friday evening.

Just a day before the superstar's funeral in New Jersey on Saturday, Houston's loved ones visited the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her body was transported to following her death in Los Angeles last week.

Hundreds of fans lined the street outside the funeral parlor, where floral tributes were laid in the star's honor.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, her daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was accompanied to the wake by her grandmother Ci...

Mel Gibson Tried To Help Whitney Houston Get Off Drugs

2/18/2012 9:30am EST
Mel Gibson & Whitney Houston
Mel Gibson reached out to Whitney Houston and tried to help the superstar overcome her personal issues at the height of her drug troubles, according to a new report.

The actor previously came to the aid of Britney Spears following her public meltdown in 2008 and offered up his estate in Costa Rica as a refuge for the pop star to recover from her struggles away from the spotlight.

Now reports Gibson also attempted to come to the rescue of Houston while she battled an addiction to cocaine, marijuana and other drugs in the early 2000s.

Website editors claim the actor visited Houston...