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Review: We Think ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Will Be A Fun Ride

5/2/2016 12:00pm EDT
Review: 'Captain America: Civil War' Not Flawless But Fun
It’s hard to discuss anything about the new Marvel outing "Captain America: Civil War" (an obtuse title since almost all the Avengers star in it!) without direct comparison to the latest DC debacle "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Not because there are parallels like fighting amongst superheroes, the introduction of a batch of new characters or even because there’s a mano-a-mano final fight. (And yes, here it pays off handsomely!) No, it’s because both films have a dramatic storyline that’s almost identical, namely the consequences of past super battles, the destruction they leave b...

New Spider-Man Costume Revealed But The Internet Is Underwhelmed

3/11/2016 9:11am EST
The Internet In A 'Civil War' Over Spider-Man's 'Stark Tech' Cos
Who is he wearing? Good grief, what is going on with the mixed reviews over Spider-Man's new costume in Captain America: Civil War? Have we all become fashion critics? Apparently, so, according to the latest Marvel news.

The second full Captain America: Civil War trailer dropped recently, and it teased a lot of drama: the usual mayhem, betrayal -- you name it.

At the end of the trailer, Spidey (played by Tom Holland), donning some new digs, made a dramatic entrance -- Iron Man-style. Oh, yes, in the middle of a dustup, the web-slinger commandeers Cap's shield for a spell.

"Underoos!" I...

Robert Downey Jr. Got An Extra Special Christmas Present This Year

12/26/2015 12:37pm EST
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California Gov. Jerry Brown gave actor Robert Downey Jr. a pretty cool Christmas present this year: a pardon for his 1996 drug conviction.

Downey Jr. today is the star of Marvel's Iron Man franchise and one of the highest-paid actors in the world. But in the late 1990s, he struggled with drug addiction and was arrested after authorities found heroin, cocaine and a pistol in his car.

Downey Jr. spent time in jail for his crimes, but now Gov. Brown has decided that the actor has paid his debt to society. Downey Jr. was one of 91 people to receive an official pardon from the governor this ye...

These Celebs' Kids Wound Up On The Wrong Side Of The Law

10/27/2015 4:12pm EDT
Thanks To Some Poor Life Choices, These Kids With Famous Parents
Let’s face it. In the end? In the final analysis? You DON’T want to be the child of a celebrity. Sure, you grow up in the lap of luxury and enjoy privileges that that the rest of us can only dream, but the pitfalls can -- and usually are -- much worse.

Imagine having to live up to the career standard set by your world-famous, multi-millionaire parent?

Imagine having your every mistake, false move or indiscretion trumpeted across all the blogs and tabs?

Imagine if -- heaven forbid -- you’re not as blessed with the great looks of mom and dad?

That’s pressure. And that kind of pressure can...

1980s Heartthrobs Then & Now (Photos)

5/19/2015 2:27pm EDT
80s Heartthrobs: Where Are They Now?
Rob Lowe shot to fame in films such as "The Outsiders," "St. Elmo's Fire," "Youngblood" and "About Last Night." He was one of the infamous members of the "Brat Pack," which also included Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.

In 1988, Lowe made headlines after a videotape surfaced showing him engaged in sexual activities with two women at an Atlanta hotel during the Democratic National Convention. One of those women turned out to be just 16. Lowe's reputation was ruined and after entering rehab for drug and sex addi...

Martin Freeman Joins 'Captain America' Cast

5/6/2015 8:15am EDT
Martin Freeman Lands Mystery Role In Marvel's 'Captain America:
Martin Freeman was an office drone, a hobbit and a Watson. Now, he's going to be a superhero!

Well, maybe. Freeman just signed on to "Captain America: Civil War," the third "Captain America" film due out next year. It's extremely exciting news, especially for the exceedingly large Freeman and Marvel fanbases that now have an excuse to merge into one giant conglomerate.

There's just one problem: we have no idea who he's playing.

"Civil War," will see Captain America (Chris Evans) butt heads with Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), and the superhero community split in two as everyone picks a si...

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Tuff Turf' From 1985?

5/1/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Tuff Turf'
Since both Robert Downey Jr. and the mighty James Spader are co-starring in a small but notable little flick out this week titled "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it felt right to go down the dark aisles of movie past to check out a previous teaming of the dynamic duo – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we head back to high school for a little troubled teen rebellion and forbidden love with Spader and Downey Jr. at the helm as a rebel without a cause and his quick-witted, drum playing best bud. (Can you guess who’s playing who?!) There’s also a hottie love interest in the form of one of...

Does 'Age Of Ultron' Live Up To Hype? Does Kristen Wiig Entertain In 'Welcome To Me'?

4/30/2015 2:30pm EDT
Reviews: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Underwhelms, While Kristen Wi
Today’s duo flicks reviewed could not be further apart on the cinematic scale. One is a big budget summer spectacle, while the other is a small introspective indie. Two flicks, same week – David and Goliath. We’re checking out the new films "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Welcome to Me" with encapsulated reviews below.

Title: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Stars: 3

Genre: Action

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Chris Evans

Director: Joss Whedon

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 141 Minutes

Release Company: Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Having considered the first Avengers film...

'Avengers' Star Wished He Walked Out On Interview Sooner

4/29/2015 1:30pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. Tells Howard Stern Why He Walked Out On Recent
It's well known that Robert Downey Jr. had a troubled past before seeing his career get revitalized thanks to the Iron Man franchise. The star has had trouble with drugs and alcohol at times, but it appears that he has put those difficulties behind him and moved on with his life and career.

So it wasn't all that surprising to hear that Robert Downey Jr. walked out on an interview last week after the journalist he was talking to started to bring up Downey's troubled history. Downey Jr. was there to promote The Avengers: Age of Ultron and some of the questions by British journalist Krishnan ...

Journalist Asks RDJ Uncomfortable Questions

4/23/2015 10:29am EDT
Robert Downey, Jr. Walks Out Of Interview Over Questions About H
Robert Downey, Jr. got so annoyed with a reporter's questions during a U.K. TV interview this week that he walked out before it was finished.

While promoting "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy sat down with the star for Channel 4 News, and things went sour after the journalist referenced a quote the actor gave to the New York Times several years ago after a prison stint when he said, "You can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal."

Downey was clearly annoyed and responded, "I couldn't...

Robert Downey Jr.'s Remarkable MTV Movie Awards Speech

4/13/2015 2:06pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.'s Remarkable Speech Made Everyone Cry At 2015
Robert Downey Jr. was honored by MTV with their Generation Award for his contribution to the movie industry and the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" star gave a speech in acceptance of his nod that was both poignant and remarkable.

"In the 34 years that have passed since the birth of MTV, I've grown up, I've struggled, I've failed. I've partied way too much,' he said. "I begged for second chances and literally clawed my way to the top."

He then remarked to his "Avengers" co-stars, who presented him the honor, "If a man is judged by the company he keeps, then I must be doing something right, beca...

Happy Birthday!

4/4/2015 7:00am EDT
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Actor Robert Downey Jr. (1965)

Actress Daniela Bobadilla (1993)

Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (1991)

Canadian Actress Sarah Gadon (1987)

Actress Rachel Korine (1986)

Actor Eric Andre (1983)

Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell (1980)

Actor Heath Ledger (1979; d. 2008)

Actress Natasha Lyonne (1979)

Actor James Roday (1976)

R&B Singer Kelly Price (1973)

Illusionist David Blaine (1973)

Soul singer Jill Scott (1972)

Actress Lisa Ray (1972)

Buckcherry singer Josh Todd (1971)

Actor Barry Pepper (1970)

Actress Nancy McKeon (1966)

Actor / Comedian David Cross (1964)


Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015

1/11/2015 3:00pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2015
Simple mathematics indicate that 50 years ago would make it the year of 1965. That year was a unique and troublesome time in the world as the Vietnam war really began to escalate - as well as the civil rights movement. The Counter culture began to awake as skirts got much shorter and men started to grow their hair a bit longer.

Gas was a mere 31 cents per gallon and the average rent was $118 per month.

In pop culture “The Sound of Music” was released, the Beatles played their famous live concert at Shea Stadium and the Grateful Dead played their first concert in San Francisco – just to na...

People's Choice Awards Winners And Highlights

1/8/2015 8:36am EST
'Big Bang Theory,' 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big At People's Choice A
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Grey's Anatomy" were some of the biggest winners at the 2015 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater.

Long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" took home the most trophies, including Favorite Network TV Drama, Favorite Dramatic TV Actor and Actress for Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo. Former cast member Sandra Oh was named the Favorite TV Character We Miss Most.

"The Big Bang Theory" also cleaned up, winning awards for Favorite TV Show, Favorite Network TV Comedy, and Favorite Comedic TV Actress for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

Who Was The Top Grossing Actor Of 2014?

12/28/2014 8:53am EST
Jennifer Lawrence Is The Top Grossing Actor Of 2014
Jennifer Lawrence is the top grossing actress of 2014.

While Lawrence's success may come as no surprise to filmgoers with the success of "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" and subsequent other hit films, it's her male counterpart that came as a huge surprise.

Chris Pratt was the top grossing actor of this past year. Yes, Chris Pratt, who had never headlined a major film before this year.

Lawrence scored with "X-Men" and "Hunger Games," both films grossing over $1.36 billion worldwide.

Hot on Lawrence's heels was Scarlett Johansson with a total gross of $1.22 billion with the success of "Captain...

It's A Girl!

11/5/2014 2:21pm EST
Robert Downey Jr. And Wife Welcome Baby Girl, Avri Roel
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, have welcomed a daughter, Avri Roel Downey and the actor couldn't be more pleased.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the actor revealed, “Yep … Avri Roel Downey joined the party @ 3:22 a.m. on November 4th … she’s 7 lbs even, spans 20 inches, and is accompanied by a variety of Susan’s traits that have seemingly overwritten my ‘junk DNA,” he writes.

“After 9 months of intensive development, Team Downey is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project. Principal photography commenced 11-14 and will continue until she says, ‘Dad! You are embarrassing ...

Robert Downey Jr. To Star In 'Captain America 3'

10/14/2014 1:23pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. To Star In 'Captain America 3'
Robert Downey Jr. is in final negotiations to play Iron Man Tony Stark in "Captain America 3," slated for a 2016 release.

Downey will portray the iconic superhero in a film that will bring a Civil War storyline straight from the comic books to the big screen. This film will set into motion a new phase of superhero movies from Marvel Studios.

According to Variety, "The new pact is significant for the Marvel cinematic universe considering the plot will pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which f...

Is Robert Downey, Jr. Starring In 'Iron Man 4'?

10/8/2014 12:20pm EDT
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Despite telling Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday morning that he was planning on making a fourth "Iron Man" film, Robert Downey, Jr. will not be playing Tony Stark in another stand-alone film.

During a segment on "Ellen," which will air on Thursday, the host pressed the actor about suiting up once again as the superhero. He admitted, "We're in the middle of negotiations." Asked to clarify, he said, "OK, yes."

On Tuesday night during an interview with David Letterman, Downey, Jr. had changed his tune.

"There's no plans for an Iron Man 4," the 49-year-old actor said. Letterman asked him why no...

Robert Downey Jr. Shares Touching Tribute To Mom Following Her Death

9/28/2014 10:53am EDT
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Robert Downey Jr. has paid tribute to his late mom, Elsie, who passed away on Monday at the age of 80.

The "Iron Man" star took to Facebook on Friday to break the news of the sad event and to explain that a "generic 'obit'" wasn't enough to tell the world how influential she was in his life.

The actor says that his mother battled alcoholism from the mid-70s until 1990, and because of her he was able to kick his own addiction problems.

Downey Jr. wrote about his mother, saying that he needed to "run the risk of over sharing" the details of her life to make his point.

"My mom passed away ...

Robert Downey, Jr. Mourns Death Of Mom Elsie, A Role Model & Ball Buster

9/27/2014 3:53pm EDT
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Robert Downey Jr.'s mother Elsie died on Monday at the age of 80, and the actor made a heartfelt tribute to her on Facebook on Friday.

Downey, Jr. revealed details about his mother's life. She battled alcoholism in the 1970s but got sober and later inspired the actor to get clean. Elsie also suffered from heart disease and endured a number of health problems this year.

The actor wrote, "My mom passed away early this week... I wanna say something about her life, and a generic 'obit' won't suffice... While I strived to have the kind of success that eluded her, my own addiction repeatedly fo...

20 Celebrity Lushes

9/23/2014 1:15pm EDT
20 Celebrity Lushes
Celebrities are like regular people in that they occasionally overindulge in things they should consume in moderation.

But too many stars have battled drug addiction and alcoholism, and although many are currently sober, some still struggle to stay clean.

Lindsay Lohan, who charmed audiences with films such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie Fully Loaded," has been to rehab six times to battle her addictions.

She told Oprah Winfrey in 2013: "(Alcohol) in the past was the gateway to other things, for me... I tried cocaine with alcohol... It allowed me to drink more. I think...

7 Celebrities Who Had a Public Meltdown But Are Now Better Than Ever

9/14/2014 1:07pm EDT
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Celebrities spend a lot of time trying to control their image in the media. But no matter how many carefully worded press releases get issued or how many glossy magazine cover photo spreads get printed, it doesn't change the fact that our favorite celebs are just as human as the rest of us. And sometimes they crack under the pressure of the bright lights.

And while we love watching the high and mighty fall, it's well established that our society also have a soft spot for the comeback story. Here are 7 of our favorite stars who had public meltdowns but have made it back to the big time.


You'll Never Believe What Robert Downey Jr. Just Said Is The Best Marvel Movie

8/29/2014 5:51pm EDT
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Despite starring in three highly successful, blockbuster "Iron Man" films and "The Avengers," Robert Downey Jr. has praised the latest film from Disney's Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy, calling it the best yet from the production company.

While speaking on his new film "The Judge," which is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next week, Downey Jr. told the Toronto Sun that he loved the film.

"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever," he said. "And it's odd for someone with -- on occasion -- an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"

The act...

Charlie Sheen Showers Himself In Cash For ALS

8/18/2014 10:50pm EDT
Charlie Sheen Leads A Long List Of Celebs Taking The Ice Bucket
If you haven't yet heard about the "ice bucket challenge" going on to benefit ALS, then chances are you've been living under a rock for the last two weeks.

The social media craze, which actually began months ago (more on that later), has been sweeping the nation all in the name of raising money and awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The challenge is simple: someone "nominates" you and two others to take the challenge next and then dumps about a five-gallon bucked of ice water over their own head. Those nominated can either accept the...

Robert Downey, Jr. Continues Reign As The Highest Paid Actor In Hollywood

7/22/2014 9:21am EDT
Robert Downey, Jr. Continues Reign As The Highest Paid Actor In
If you want to make a lot of money in Hollywood, become an action star or play a superhero.

For the second year in a row, Robert Downey, Jr. is the highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine. The actor made an estimated $75 million in the past year after appearing in films such as "Iron Man 3." Downey, Jr. stars in "Marvels The Avengers 2" in 2015. Will he continue his reign as the richest star in Hollywood next year?

Coming in at number two on the list is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ($52 million), who starred in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and the "Fast and Furious" franchis...

Robert Downey, Jr. & His Wife Susan Are Expecting Second Baby

7/10/2014 8:45am EDT
Robert Downey, Jr. & His Wife Susan Are Expecting Second Baby
Congratulations are in order for Hollywood actor Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan. The couple are expecting a daughter this November. The actor shared the news on social media yesterday that they are expecting their second child together and his third.

Yesterday, he posted the following statement on Facebook:

Um. I don’t know if it’s a “man’s world”, but I’m certain women run it.
Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby.

Afterward, he shared this statement on Twitter: "Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?"

Their happ...

Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Arrested For Cocaine Possession

6/30/2014 2:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Arrested For Cocaine Possession
Robert Downey, Jr.'s son Indio is seemingly following the same destructive path as his father. Robert had plenty of trouble in the past with drugs and alcohol, and his son Indio appears to be battling a similar demon.

Indio Downey, 20, was arrested on Sunday afternoon for possession of cocaine. Downey was a passenger in a car that was driving in West Hollywood when police officers drove next to the vehicle and noticed the passenger smoking a pipe. A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pulled the car over and searched it.

Cocaine was allegedly found on Indio, and he ...

Robert Downey, Jr. Tweets Amazing 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Cast Photo

4/28/2014 2:03pm EDT
Robert Downey, Jr. Tweets Amazing 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Cast
Sunday afternoon in Richmond.

— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 27, 2014

Even superheroes need to take a lunch break.

Robert Downey Jr. teased Avengers fans with an impromptu photo of a majority of the cast and their loved ones enjoying a meal in London, where they are filming the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Gathered around the table are Robert, Scarlett Johansson and her fiance Romain Dauriac, Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, Samuel L. Jackson, and director Joss Whedon among others.

Missing from the superhero team are Chris Evans, J...

16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars

4/25/2014 3:00pm EDT
16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars
Honda. Ford. Chevy. These are all household names. We see them every day driving to work, or while going to grab a cup of coffee on the corner, or from our office window. They don't do anything special to really grab your attention - they just exist to get us from point A to point B. And for most of us, that's just fine.

But for those who can afford it, vehicles offer something else - status. And those vehicles are fast and loud, and they grab -no- command attention wherever they go. Whether it's through sleek, formula 1-like styling, or monstrous engines that roar like lions and move like...

8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiven For Their Bad Behavior

4/17/2014 8:00pm EDT
8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiv
Have a run in with the cops while high or drunk? Indecent exposure? Public beat downs? Racism? No problem if you're one of the celebrities listed below, who managed to not only do minimal time for their crime, but be forgiven by their fan base as well! Being untouchable is only one of their many charms. See which 8 celebrities got away with murder (well, not actually) and are still revered as some of the best in their fields.

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Three Time DUI Charges

David Cassidy, entertainer and former teen heartthrob adored by millions, just doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He was ...