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12 Cheating Celebrities

August 3rd, 2012 5:09pm EDT
Jesse James & Sandra Bullock
With all the temptations in Hollywood, it's not unusual for someone in a committed relationship to stray. In fact, these days it seems quite common for stars to cheat.

Sometimes actors begin their affairs while on the film set far from home. Other times they're marriages are failing, and they find new partners to make them happy.

Whatever the reason, people cheat. And if you happen to be famous, the world often hears about it.

Sandra Bullock took a chance when she married Jesse James. His first wife was a porn star, after all. Sandra and Jesse wed in 2005 and James' infidelity was expos...
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Russell Crowe To Make Directorial Debut

July 23rd, 2012 10:29pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Actor Russell Crowe is set to make his feature film directorial debut in a new biopic about late comedy legend Bill Hicks.

The Gladiator star, who was originally in talks to play the lead role in the project, has agreed to step behind the camera for the film, written by his former schoolmate Mark Staufer.

Production is slated to begin next year and the pair has yet to begin casting, but Staufer tells Britain's The Telegraph, "Bill Hicks' life is tragically short, but spectacularly interesting. The screenplay has gone through a number of drafts and we'll go into production early next year....
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New Superman Henry Cavill To Make Comic-Con Appearance

July 13th, 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 ...
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Russell Crowe Says He Isn't Playing Rupert Murdoch

June 26th, 2012 3:33pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Oscar winner Russell Crowe has shot down speculation he is set to portray embattled publishing mogul Rupert Murdoch in an upcoming movie.

The Gladiator star has reportedly been tipped to take on the role in a film based on the memoir Good Times, Bad Times by Sir Harold Evans, the former editor of Britain's Sunday Times newspaper.

The King's Speech actor Colin Firth is said to be interested in playing Evans in the big screen adaptation, which would focus on former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's dealings with Australian-born media tycoon Murdoch.

But Crowe has distanced hims...
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Russell Crowe Gets Apology From Virgin Active Over Gym Lockout

March 21st, 2012 9:40pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Actor Russell Crowe has received an apology from officials at Richard Branson's fitness firm after he was rudely turned away from one of their gyms in England.

The Gladiator actor, who is currently in the U.K. shooting Les Miserables, was desperate for a work-out on Wednesday and contacted staff at the Virgin Active's Royal Berkshire Health & Racquets Club in Bracknell, England, who invited him to check out their facilities. But when he arrived at the fitness mecca, he was locked out because he wasn't a member.

The snub angered Crowe and he vented his frustration in a series of Twitter.co...
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Sam Worthington Named 2012 Fun Fearless Male Of The Year

March 6th, 2012 8:18am EST
Sam Worthington
Avatar star Sam Worthington has been crowned the Fun Fearless Male of the Year by editors at Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Australian hunk was named the winner of the annual accolade at a star-studded bash in New York City on Monday.

Explaining their choice, Cosmo bosses state, "Just as Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt are getting a little too old to fulfill our hottie-action-hero fantasies, along comes 35-year-old Sam Worthington. Our crush kicked in when the Aussie actor played a soldier with a heart of gold in Avatar and gained momentum as he showed off more skin and grit in Clash of the Tit...
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The Best Of Denzel Washington

February 11th, 2012 8:15am EST
denzel
With “Safe House” in theaters this weekend, audiences will get to see Denzel Washington as a rogue CIA agent who might possibly be the most dangerous man on the planet. Washington, who has been impressing audiences for over two decades, is one of the rare actors in Hollywood who can successfully portray a character that doesn’t easily fit into either the “good guy” or “bad guy” category.

Even a cursory glance at his filmography, one can easily see the varied career Washington has had. To recognize one of the most talented actors of his generation, here are some of Washington’s most memorab...
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Russell Crowe & Will Smith Step In To Save Writer Akiva Goldman's Directorial Debut

February 1st, 2012 9:55pm EST
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe and Will Smith have reportedly given Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldman a big boost as he attempts to save his directorial debut - they have agreed to play supporting roles.

The two actors, who starred in the Goldman-scripted A Beautiful Mind and I Am Legend, have agreed to be part of his Winter's Tale cast as a favor to the writer/director, according to Vulture.com.

Crowe, who was originally tapped to be a part of the film version of Mark Heprin's fantasy novel last year, will reportedly play a gangster, while Smith will portray a judge.

The leads in the film have ye...
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Taylor Swift Lands 'Les Miserables' Role Over Scarlett Johansson & Lea Michele?

January 4th, 2012 2:20pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried are in talks to complete the star-studded cast of director Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" movie adaptation.

The singer and the "Mamma Mia!" star are set to join Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Helena Bonham Carter in the much-anticipated film musical, which is scheduled to start shooting this spring.

Theatre news website BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that Swift is in negotiations to play Eponine and Seyfried is slated to play Cosette in the project.

The site previously reported that "Glee" star Lea ...
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Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift & Lea Michele Vie For 'Les Miserables' Role

November 30th, 2011 11:30am EST
Les Miserables casting
Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift and Lea Michele are all competing for a coveted role in the upcoming "Les Miserables" movie, according to a report.

Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of the popular stage show, based on Victor Hugo's book, already boasts a star-studded cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

A number of famous female stars are still in competition for the role of Eponine, and country star Swift, who appeared in 2010 film "Valentine's Day," has already auditioned for the part, according to New York Post gossip colu...
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Russell Crowe Joins 'Les Miserables' Film

September 10th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is to join Hugh Jackman in the movie adaptation of hit musical Les Miserables.

Crowe has been in talks to play Inspector Javert in the project for months, and now sources tell trade paper Variety he has signed on for the role.

The King's Speech's Tom Hooper will direct the film, which has a release date of December 12, 2012. Although not known for his musical skills, Crowe did front rock band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts.

Reports suggest Jackman is trying to persuade Anne Hathaway to sign on to play prostitute Fantine in the movie musical.
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Anne Hathaway Top Pick For 'Les Miserables' Role

September 1st, 2011 9:43am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has become the frontrunner to land the iconic role of Fantine in a new movie version of musical "Les Miserables."

The actress, who is currently playing Catwoman in the new Batman movie, belted out "On My Own" from the musical at the Oscars in February, and now it looks like that performance may have earned her a leading role in the movie.

Hathaway's pal and one-time Academy Awards duet partner Hugh Jackman will play leading man Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson are also being co...
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Russell Crowe To Perform At Canadian Folk Festival

July 9th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Russell Crowe
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe is set to test out his musical skills by performing at a festival in Canada next month.

The Gladiator actor is to team up with his Robin Hood co-star Alan Doyle to perform two nights of music at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk festival in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

They will be joined on stage by fellow Robin Hood stars Scott Grimes and Kevin Durand, Crowe's singer wife Danielle Spencer and Irish duo Size2shoes.

Crowe, who has called the shows an "indoor garden party," writes in a post on Twitter.com, "Alan Doyle and I will be singing tunes...
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Russell Crowe To Play Jor-El In 'Superman' Reboot?

June 15th, 2011 9:38pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is in talks to take on Marlon Brando's role in the upcoming Superman revamp.

The Oscar winner is slated to portray the Man of Steel's father Jor-El in Zack Snyder's new superhero movie, opposite Brit Henry Cavill.

If he signs on, he'll join Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in the movie.

His Gladiator co-star Connie Nielsen is also reportedly in negotiations for the film - to play Jor-El's wife, and Superman's mom, Lara.

Brando played Jor-El in Superman: The Movie (1978) and was featured in 2006's Superman Returns, thanks to CGI (computer-generated imagery) effects.
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Russell Crowe: 'Circumcision Is Barbaric And Stupid'

June 10th, 2011 11:37am EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has sparked a furious debate on Twitter.com after criticizing parents who have their children circumcised.

The Gladiator star provoked support and outrage in equal measure when he branded the practice "barbaric and stupid" and "man's interpretation of what God requires." He blasted parents who agree to "cut things off" their son, and ordered any fans who disagree with him to "f**k off".

The fiery actor wrote, "Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that God requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect. (I have) many Jewish fri...
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Prince And Mary J. Blige Rock L.A.

May 30th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Prince
Pop superstar Prince thrilled fans in Los Angeles on Saturday night by performing with Mary J. Blige during his show.

The Purple Rain hitmaker sang his hits at The Forum venue and midway through his set he invited Blige, his warm-up act, to team up with him for a rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U, a track he wrote in the 1980s and which was later made famous by Sinead O'Connor.

And the duet went down well with the crowd, which included actor Russell Crowe.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page on Sunday, he writes, "Went to see Prince at The Forum in LA last night... I did go c...
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Spotted: Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp Getting Cozy While Shopping

April 5th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp
Odd couple Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp spent the day together shopping in Los Angeles yesterday. At one point the pair put their arms around each other while looking at men's clothing.

Meg might have had a hand in John's recent divorce, thanks in part to her new partnership with the singer for a musical they are working on.

Meg's personal life has been slightly controversial. It appears she likes to get involved with the men she works with. In 2000, she had a fling with "Proof of Life" co-star Russell Crowe while she was still married to Dennis Quaid. Ryan divorced Quaid a year later.

W...
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Russell Crowe: 'Christchurch Needs Its Mates'

March 26th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is urging fans to donate cash to help his fellow New Zealanders rebuild the city of Christchurch after a devastating earthquake hit the region last month.

The Hollywood actor has filmed a video message for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal asking for donations to help aid efforts in the stricken city.

In the clip, posted on YouTube.com, he says, "Christchurch needs its mates, whether they happen to be here in New Zealand, or across the ditch, or on the other side of the world. Your donation to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, no matter how big or small, will help the c...
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Actors Who Can Actually Sing

January 19th, 2011 11:00am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow Country Strong
Who knew they could sing? There are a few actors who are carving out second careers by moonlighting part-time as singers, and others, just by finding ways to exploit their hidden given talents singing on film or television.

Gwyneth Paltrow

She may have raised some eyebrows, but actress Gwyneth Paltrow sure can sing Country music. The Oscar winning actress put her veiled singing talents up front and center for the new film Country Strong.

Jamie Foxx

Actor Jamie Foxx may have won an Oscar award for his performance in the biographic film Ray, but this actor's main passion is music. Fox...
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Russell Crowe Calls For 'Master And Commander' Sequel

December 7th, 2010 8:36am EST
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is pushing for a sequel to his 2003 movie Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World - he wants fans to bombard studio bosses at 20th Century Fox with messages to back his campaign.

The Gladiator star is eager to reprise his role as Jack Aubrey in the film based on the Napoleonic Wars. And he's posted a message on Twitter.com in a bid to garner support from his fans to help resurrect the film.

He writes, "If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail (film executive) Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts."

And Crowe's appeal has already ...
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'The Next Three Days' Lives In The Gray

November 23rd, 2010 12:10am EST
The Next Three Days
While viewing Paul Haggis’ thriller “The Next Three Days,” an ancient expression comes to mind: love conquers all. In this film, an average man’s overwhelming love for his wife compels him to make a series of morally questionable choices. Ultimately these decisions will test his strength of will because they involve inhabiting in an ethically gray area most people never visit during their lifetime.

John (Russell Crowe) and Laura’s (Elizabeth Banks) picturesque life is thrown into chaos when Laura is arrested under suspicion of murder. With a wealth of serious evidence against her, L...
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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't Thrilled With 'The Next Three Days' (Video)

November 15th, 2010 11:26am EST
Megan Fox
'The Next Three Days' is written and directed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis. Life seems perfect for John Brennan (Russel Crowe) and his wife, Lara (Elizabeth Banks) He's an English teacher at a local community college and they have one son (Ty Simpkins). Their perfect existence quickly changes when Lara gets arrested and charged with murdering her boss. Lara says she didn't do it and of course John believes her. Three years into her sentence, John is still struggling to prove his wife's innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there i...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1,' 'The Next Three Days,' & More

November 15th, 2010 9:35am EST
Harry Potter
Last week was thoroughly busy for me watching movies. I posted reviews for “Unstoppable” and for “Morning Glory.” Definitely check them out if you have not already.

I also had the chance to see the Danny Boyle film “127 Hours” starring James Franco. The gut wrenching survival tale is a powerful experience that is both visually stimulating and emotionally jarring. Boyle makes incredibly effective use of split screens and Franco’s performance contains surprising levity despite his life threatening situation. My Grade: A

Harry Potter fans will be thrilled this week to see the...
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Elizabeth Banks' Beautiful Booty

November 13th, 2010 9:00am EST
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks walked the red carpet at "The Next Three Days" New York City premiere earlier this week looking great in a slim-fitting black dress.

His wife convicted of a murder she swears she did not commit, a college professor plots to break her out of prison in "The Next Three Days," a thriller starring Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson.

John Brennan (Crowe) and his wife Lara (Banks) we're happily married and raising a family when their lives fell apart in the blink of an eye. Lara has been charged with murder, and despite every effort to prove her innocence, the judge sentences her to ...
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Elizabeth Banks: 'We're Putting Too Much Pressure On The Earth'

October 22nd, 2010 6:40pm EDT
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks recently spent time in the Galapagos Islands with Leonardo DiCaprio researching ocean conservation and as a result changed the way she eats, shops and lives.

Check out some sound bites from the new SELF magazine below, in which Elizabeth talks about her experience on her trip and how she does her part to conserve energy and waste less.

Next up for Banks? She'll star with Russell Crowe in "The Next Three Days."

"I relish learning. I am a voracious reader and also really value hands-on experiences. In my new film, I play a woman who is accused of murder and jailed. So to pr...
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Fall Movie Preview Part 3: November

September 8th, 2010 10:20am EDT
harry potter
November will unleash on moviegoers some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. Sure to be the biggest opener of the month will be “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” which will ease fans into the end of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise. Director David Yates returns to helm the last two installments of the series which will be much appreciated by die-hard fans of the books and movies. Also exciting, and not surprising, is “Deathly Hallows” will be 3D which may result in the movie being just another flop in the 3D craze. Few movies have successfully employed the 3D t...
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Russell Crowe Denies 'Westworld' Rumors

September 7th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has taken to his Twitter.com page to deny he's set to star in a remake of Michael Crichton's sci-fi thriller Westworld.

The Gladiator actor was rumored to have signed up to a new version of the 1973 film, which was author Crichton's first outing as a big screen director and starred Yul Brynner as a gun slinging android at a fantasy theme park.

However, Crowe has shot down the reports, insisting there is no truth to the rumors. He writes on his Twitter.com page, "WestWorld purely a rumor, I've never been contacted about it."

And he also sets the record straight about cla...
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Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett Star In 'Robin Hood' - On DVD & Blu-ray Sept. 21

August 8th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
Robin Hood
Oscar winner Russell Crowe reunites with "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott to reveal the untold story of a common archer’s rise to become a hero in "Robin Hood", the $309 million worldwide blockbuster coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and single disc DVD on September 21, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. All of these versions will feature the theatrical film, as well as a never-before-seen unrated director’s cut of the movie. The film and its unrated version will also be available day and date for digital download and video on demand.

The 3-dis...
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Russell Crowe To Take The Rest Of 2010 Off

July 28th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has vowed not to leave Australia for the whole of 2010 - he's determined to take a break from work for the sake of his young family.

The Hollywood actor lives Down Under with his wife Danielle Spencer and their two sons, Charlie, six, and Tennyson, four.

Crowe fears he has been spending too much time abroad making movies, so he has promised to remain at home until the end of the year.

He says, "I don't want to get on a plane again this year. I want again to take a step back and put a normal rhythm back into the kids' lives I know what it is that turns me on in my job and...
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Russell Crowe Is No Longer A Sex Symbol

July 27th, 2010 11:45am EDT
Russell Crowe
The brooding Russell Crowe, 46, really made an impression on his fans when he hit the big screen as Maximus in "Gladiator" 10 years ago. Unlike George Clooney (who has somehow aged to perfection at age 49), Russ looks a little too tubby and a little too gray around the temples.

Crowe's recent big-screen adventure "Robin Hood" had a disappointing performance at the box office. His rep was forced to shoot down reports that the actor was digitally slimmed down for the role. The National Enquirer alleged, "Crowe just couldn't manage to drop the last 10 to 15 pounds he'd packed on, and producer...
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