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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Action Flicks

8/15/2006 12:03pm EDT
Dead or Alive makes it to the big screen
The best-selling video game Dead or Alive has an interesting feature: you can stop the female characters’ breasts from bouncing if they are too distracting. On Sept. 8, legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings DOA: Dead or Alive to the big screen in a martial arts extravaganza. The female cast includes Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly, and Holly Valance.

Gridiron Gang (Sept. 15) is an inspirational story about teenagers at a juvenile detention center who gain confidence by playing football. This real-life story has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and X...

Matt Damon Could Play Lawman Eliot Ness in 'Torso'

1/23/2006 10:06am EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is set to recreate Kevin Costner's The Untouchables character, Eliot Ness, in toymaker Todd McFarlane's new comic book adaptation. McFarlane wants the star to play the man who jailed mob boss Al Capone in new movie "Torso."

The producer tells "(Matt's) sort of young enough and he has that boyish charm that would work. I mean if you are sort of talking big, sort of well-known guys, a guy like (Leonardo) DiCaprio sort of fits that bill too - young enough, flamboyant enough. It's a young man's role. We need to bring that to people's attention how young this guy was."

Kevin Costner Prepares for Waterworld

1/19/2006 9:37am EST
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner builds canoes in his spare time. The Hollywood star admits he isn't the best carpenter but has still managed to make three boats. He said: "I'm not a craftsman. I've built three canoes - they're all horrible-looking, but they float."

The actor also revealed his happiest days were during his childhood - when he felt like Mark Twain character Huckleberry Finn. He said: "Being 12 was the happiest time of my life. I lived a Huck Finn life.

"It had nothing to do with economic privilege, it was just imagination. I thought I had the greatest back garden in the world." Costn...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 18

1/18/2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Samantha Mumba (1983), guitarist Quinn Allman and vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used (1982), KoRn singer Jonathan Davis (1971), rapper DJ Quik (1970), "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin (1969), WWE wrestler Batista (1966), late night comedian Dave Attell (1965), legendary Canadian hockey star Mark Messier (1961), "Open Range" star Kevin Costner (1955), Temptations singer David Ruffin (1941; d. 1991), actor Danny Kaye (1913; d. 1987), silver screen star Cary Grant (1904; d. 1986), comedic actor Oliver Hardy (1892; d. 1957), and "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A....

New in Theaters Today, Dec. 25

12/25/2005 7:00am EST
In Rumor Has It, Jennifer Aniston plays Sarah Huttinger, a woman who learns her family was the inspiration for the book and the film The Graduate. She also realizes she may be the offspring of the well-documented event. Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo, and Mena Suvari also star.

Also in theaters today:

In the musical comedy The Producers, Max (Nathan Lane) and Leo (Matthew Broderick) have a plan: raise far more money than you need to produce a surefire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. They produce the musical "Springtime for Hitler," but the duo's plans chan...

Man Charged With Stealing Kevin Costner's Computer, Wedding Photos

12/16/2005 10:03am EST
Kevin Costner & Wife Christine
A hairdresser hired to style guest's hair at Kevin Costner's wedding is to face felony charges for allegedly stealing the actor's laptop computer - complete with private wedding photos. Pascal Bensimon has been charged with stealing the star's portable computer and is due in court on Monday, Dec. 19, to face charges.

The 44-year-old hairstylist surrendered to sheriff's officials this week following a 14-month investigation into the theft and was released on $5,000 bail. The Apple Powerbook computer, as well as a digital camera, was allegedly stolen at the reception after Costner's nupt...