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'Iron Man 3' Director Says Tony Stark's Alcoholism Was Scrapped By The Studio

April 23rd, 2013 5:16pm EDT
Iron Man
Iron Man 3 had to be completely re-written after studio bosses decided to scrap any mention of the superhero's battle with alcohol.

Robert Downey, Jr. has reprised his role as crime-fighting playboy Tony Stark in the third installment of the franchise, and director Shane Black has revealed the first draft of the script included the comic book character's most famous storyline - his battle with booze.

Nevertheless, producers at the movie studio behind the blockbuster ordered them to rewrite the script and avoid references to Stark's problems with alcoholism.  Black tells Comicbookmovie.co...
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Guy Pearce 'A Bit Nervous' About Working With Robert Downey, Jr.

April 21st, 2013 8:36am EDT
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce felt anxious about starring opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 3 because he feared the renowned Hollywood actor would be difficult to work with.

The Prometheus actor has joined the cast of the superhero franchise for the third outing in the movie series, acting alongside Downey, Jr. as playboy-turned-action man Tony Stark.

Nonetheless Pearce admits he had reservations about dealing with Downey, Jr. on the set of the blockbuster, but was relieved when he realized his concerns were unfounded.

He tells the Sydney Morning Herald, "I was a bit nervous that he might have bee...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Calls Robert Downey Jr. A 'Wimp' For Complaining About 'Iron Man 3' Suit

April 18th, 2013 11:40am EDT
Iron Man 2
In March, Paramount released an "Iron Man 3" teaser trailer featuring Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) donning one of the many Iron Man suits.

The actress has since called her co-star Robert Downey Jr. a "wimp" for complaining so much about having to wear the hot and uncomfortable costume in three films.

Paltrow admits she was wary of putting on the suit, but she was surprised when it wasn't as bad as she thought it would be.

She told Graham Norton: "I get to wear the Iron Man suit for a while - it's very cool... It's quite cumbersome but not so bad. I thought it was going to be terrible b...
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Robert Downey Jr. Is Convinced He'll Get An Oscar Someday

April 16th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
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Forever the optimist, Roberty Downey Jr. believes he will eventually receive a Best Actor Academy Award.

The "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes" star has already received two Oscar nominations for "Chaplin" (1992) and "Tropic Thunder" (2008).

Even though he lost out to Al Pacino and Heath Ledger, Downey Jr. believes his time will come. He told GQ magazine: "I know it's going to happen. That's just a fact. I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape (my life) now and I didn't have at least one. Because it just doesn't make sense. That's why I don't mind showing up and wa...
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Robert Downey Jr. Wears Lederhosen, Acts Goofy At German 'Iron Man 3' Photocall

April 12th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. was exuberant and playful at the "Iron Man 3" photocall at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof
in Munich, Germany, on Thursday.

The actor played homage to the European country by donning lederhosen, a pair of brown knee-length britches. He also wore green socks, a matching kerchief, brown blazer and button-down shirt.

In contrast, his co-star Gwyneth Paltrow dressed more conservatively in a pretty Kaufmanfranco silk white shift dress. She seemed amused by Downey Jr.'s red-carpet poses.

In the film, brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man (Downey Jr.) is pitted against an enem...
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Lindsay Lohan, Brooke Mueller & Other Celebrities Who Have Gone To Rehab Multiple Times

April 2nd, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller
Brooke Mueller's answer to her addiction to Adderall is rehab - for the 19th time. Charlie Sheen's ex, and the mother of his twin sons, is back in treatment after allegedly overdosing on the prescription drug, which is used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. She is surely number one on the list of stars who've gone to rehab the most number of times.

But Mueller isn't the only star who has needed a little help kicking an addiction. Sheen has reportedly received treatment at least five times since 1990. Lindsay Lohan, who co-stars with Sheen in the upcoming "Scary Movie 5" and "Anger Manag...
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People's Choice Awards 2013 Fashion: Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock & More Sizzling Celebs!

January 10th, 2013 9:00am EST
2013 People's Choice Awards
Awards season has officially commenced! The People's Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and the red carpet was flooded with fashionable stars.

"The Hunger Games" dominated, picking up six trophies. Lead actress Jennifer Lawrence was named "Favorite Movie Actress" and "Favorite Face of Heroism." She showed off some thigh in a short black sequined dress.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" star Emma Watson wore a daring and colorful graphic cut-out mini dress, while Humanitarian award winner Sandra Bullock opted for a more traditional calf-length black and blue off th...
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10 Best Actors of 2012

November 25th, 2012 5:00pm EST
The Hunger Games
2012 has been a great year in Film, especially for giant box office hits like The Hunger Games, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn Part 2. Regardless of film size though, we are thankful for the following actors because they blew us away, whether it was in a lower budget Indie or a Box office sensation (or both, in some cases!)

1.) Jennifer Lawrence- Oh, where do we possibly start with you? Your 2012 performances have been outstanding, not that it’s any surprise, because after we saw you in Winter’s Bone, we knew there was nothing you couldn’t d...
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2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...
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10 Stars Who Have Been Injured On The Job

August 19th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Early this week, production was halted on the set of "Iron Man 3" after its star Robert Downey Jr. injured his ankle while performing a stunt. Marvel Studios confirmed this Thursday, saying there will be a short delay in film production. With all the things going on in movie sets and concert stages, being a star can sometimes be hazardous. Here are 10 other celebrities who were hurt while performing their jobs.

During the filming of "The Green Lantern," Ryan Reynolds separated his shoulder and he popped it back into place during the scene. He told People magazine, "My last injury was ...
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Robert Downey Jr. Injures Ankle On 'Iron Man 3' Set

August 16th, 2012 8:28am EDT
Robert Downey Jr
Actor Robert Downey Jr. is nursing an ankle injury after a stunt went wrong on the set of Iron Man 3.

The action man has been filming scenes for the upcoming sequel, but production on the blockbuster has now been delayed to allow him time to recover from an accident.

A statement issued by Marvel Studios on Wednesday reads, "Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of Iron Man 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt. There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates."

The movie, which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and G...
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Comic-Con: Robert Downey Jr. Thrills Young Fans

July 15th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. thrilled young fans at California's Comic-Con event on Saturday by appearing at an Iron Man costume contest.

The actor was at the San Diego convention to discuss next year's Iron Man 3, but he took time out from his busy schedule to surprise youngsters dressed as his famous character for the Iron Man Kids' Costume Contest, and later posed for photos with the group, according to E! Online.

The star had appeared at Comic-Con via video-link from "a bathroom stall" on Friday to introduce a screening of Item 47, a short film to be attached to the forthcoming DVD release of Th...
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Selena Gomez, Courteney Cox & Tons Of Stars Mingle At Joel Silver's Memorial Day Beach Party

May 29th, 2012 9:44am EDT
Selena Gomez
Apparently producer Joel Silver's Memorial Day party in Malibu, Calif., was the place to be on Sunday. Stars including teen sensation Selena Gomez, venerable actor Robert Downey Jr., and songstress Barbra Streisand soaked up the sun and mingled with each other on the beachfront property.

Selena showed up without her boyfriend Justin Bieber, who is wanted for questioning by L.A. police over an alleged scuffle with a photographer over the weekend. Selena wore a wore a cheerful smiley face gray dress.

"Twilight" star Ashley Greene attended in a bright red summer gown, while "Glee" star Diann...
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'The Avengers' Earns Staggering $103 Million In Second Weekend At Box Office

May 14th, 2012 8:17am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" strikes again. The superhero flick made box office history again by earning over $100 million in its second weekend at the box office.

The action film anihliated records after making a massive $200.3 million in its first three days of release. It knocked down "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which grossed $169 million when it hit theatres in July 2011.

In its second weekend, "The Avengers" continued to impress with earnings of $103.2 million. Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic-book film, which ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey ...
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'The Avengers' Dwarfs A Strong Opening From 'Dark Shadows' & Passes the $1 Billion Mark Globally

May 13th, 2012 10:35pm EDT
The Avengers
The Avengers has again made U.S. box office history after becoming the first film to rake in $100 million during its second weekend.

The Marvel action epic, which boasts an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Scarlett Johansson, smashed records after hauling in a massive $200.3 million in its first three days of release, besting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which grossed $169 million when it hit theaters in July.

And the superhero blockbuster continued to impress for the second week in a row with earnings of $103.2 million, fending off competition from Joh...
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George Clooney's Fundraiser For President Obama Rakes In $15 Million

May 11th, 2012 12:48pm EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney gave President Barack Obama's re-election campaign a huge boost after making $15 million at a fundraiser on Thursday night.

The Oscar-winning hunk invited 150 celebrities and VIPs to the dinner at his Los Angeles mansion in a bid to raise donations to help Obama get into office for a second term when America goes to the polls in November .

Superstars including Barbra Streisand, Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Salma Hayek and Jack Black were out in force for the event, which cost a $40,000 -a-head.

The dinner raised $6 million while online ...
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'The Avengers' Makes Box Office History & Scarlett Johansson Hopes For Black Widow Spin-Off

May 8th, 2012 9:24am EDT
The Avengers
Following the enormous box office success of "The Avengers," Scarlett Johansson is asking fans to voice their support for a Black Widow spin-off film.

The actress reprises her Russian "Iron Man 2" character Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, in the blockbuster movie, which is the first film ever to gross over $200 million during in its opening weekend. "The Avengers" bumped "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," into second place in the record books. It earned $169 million when it hit theaters in July 2011.

"The Avengers," which also stars superhero characters played by Robert...
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Fan Slipped Into Mark Ruffalo's Car So He Could Give Artwork To 'Avengers' Co-Star

May 7th, 2012 10:01am EDT
Mark Ruffalo the Avengers
Mark Ruffalo had a surprising fan encounter following the Russian premiere of "The Avengers" when a woman jumped into his car and begged him to deliver her drawing to his co-star Tom Hiddleston.

Ruffalo gathered with his fellow castmates Hiddleston, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson to launch the superhero epic in Russia last month, but he found himself cornered after one overzealous admirer hopped into his car as he was making his exit.

The star, who portrays Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego The Hulk in the film, assumed the female devotee's affe...
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Hulk Smash! 'The Avengers' Crushes Box Office Records With Biggest Opening Of All Time

May 7th, 2012 8:41am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" shattered box office records by becoming the first film ever to break the $200 million mark in its opening weekend. The film is projected to have made $200.3 million since its midnight release on Friday, May 4.

The movie ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

"The Avengers" slides "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," into second place in the record books. It earned $169 millio...
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Sexy Men Steaming Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

May 6th, 2012 10:03am EDT
Magic Mike
Ok ladies, now it's your turn! Yesterday we ran the sexy women version and today we give you the sexy men steaming up the silver screen for the summer of 2012. With the block-buster season now underway we've got a list of sexy men raging from superheroes to space explorers and even a few male strippers thrown in for good measure. So come on it and meet some of the sexiest men hitting the movie screen this summer.

Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man)
The Avengers (May 4)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)
The Avengers (May 4)

Mark Ruffalo - (Bruce Banner/The Hulk)
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'The Avengers' Surpasses Four Years Of Hype!

May 5th, 2012 2:57pm EDT
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The answer to your burning question about “The Avengers” is a resounding “Yes.” If you’re into movies or comics, you’ve anxiously awaited its arrival since 2008’s “Iron Man,” which first hinted that an Avengers film was in the works. After four years and four more Marvel movies, you’ve been wondering “Will it live up to the hype?” Rest assured, not only does director/writer Joss Whedon’s flick live up to the hoopla, “The Avengers” surpasses it.

Whedon’s 3D beauty captivates you from the opening scene, where Thor’s angry step-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) makes a deal with some mysterious ...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Honors 9/11 Heroes At Tribeca 'Avengers' Screening

May 1st, 2012 8:55am EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. honored the "real heroes" of New York City by dedicating the Tribeca Film Festival screening of The Avengers to the emergency workers of 9/11.

The cast of the superhero blockbuster turned out in Manhattan on Saturday to close the Big Apple's famous film festival and around 200 of New York's police officers and firefighters were invited to the event.

Stars of the new film, including Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, took to the stage with a group of the servicemen and women as Downey, Jr. honored New York's "real heroes."

Referring to his decision to ...
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'The Avengers' Assembled For After Hours Pub Crawls And Dance Parties

May 1st, 2012 7:42am EDT
The Avengers
Saving the world is a hard day’s work, so the cast of The Avengers made sure to relax while they were filming the epic comic book superhero team up. The film unites Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to fight Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his alien army.

Reunited again for a press conference supporting the film, the cast shared party stories from The Avengers.

“Chris sent us a text and said ‘Avengers assemble at such and such bar’ at nine o’clock on a Saturday night,” Hemsworth revealed. “That was good group effort....
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Robert Downey Jr. Steals The Show At 'The Avengers' Premiere To Close Out Tribeca Film Fest

April 30th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr
The closing weekend of the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival went out with an epic bang worthy of superheroes. The Friday night premiere of Queen: Days of Our Lives was entertaining and funny (who knew drummers could be funny?). One of the best bits came when the band described how "Another One Bites the Dust" came about--Roger Taylor explains that John Deacon came up with the baseline; the band thought it was great and they all took a break by going out to pizza, only to find that he'd forgotten his part when they returned. But Taylor remembered!

The first part of the doc was especially ...
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'The Avengers' Joss Whedon Does Marvel's Super Heroes Proud

April 30th, 2012 11:18am EDT
'The Avengers'
'The Avengers' written and directed by Joss Whedon (Cabin In The Woods) has not one, not two, but six super heroes, who, under the leadership of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the international peacekeeping agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. come together to save the planet of course.

And thanks to the spot on direction of Mr. Whedon and his production team, they do it brilliantly. The film, shot in 3D, works on every level.

Not to spoil anything, here are the broad strokes.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) Thor's bro, who many of us met in the 2011 film entitled 'Thor', is still up to no good.

Afte...
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Scarlett Johansson Says 'Avengers' Costumes Left Stars With Skin Conditions

April 25th, 2012 10:17pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson and her Avengers co-stars all set up meetings with dermatologists when the summer blockbuster wrapped - because they all had rashes and skin problems from their tight-fitting costumes.

The actress reveals none of the cast were thrilled with their superhero outfits - because they were designed to dazzle onscreen and not for comfort.

And she admits her Black Widow latex catsuit was "a bit of a challenge".

She tells USA Today, "The material is like a torture chamber. I literally had to peel it off.

"We all had skin conditions going with our outfits after 15 hours of non-...
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Robert Downey Jr. Doesn't Want To Be His Son's Superhero

April 20th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. was wracked with nerves as he prepared to become a father for the second time earlier this year, revealing he battled "thousands of forms of fear" in the months leading up to the birth of baby Exton Elias.

The actor and his producer wife Susan welcomed their first child together in February, and Downey, Jr. admits he struggled to enjoy the excitement of becoming a parent again because he harbored so many worries for his new son.

But his fears disappeared once he laid eyes on little Exton - a half-brother to Downey, Jr.'s teenage son Indio, from his previous marriage to ...
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'Iron Man 3' To Be Co-Produced By Chinese Partner

April 16th, 2012 9:03pm EDT
Iron Man
China hopes to put its foot in the door in Hollywood, and it's already got a big project - the next Iron Man movie. Iron Man 3 will be produced by Disney and Chinese partner DMG Entertainment.

"We know Chinese audiences love Iron Man. So we are going to add Chinese elements and a Chinese story into Iron Man 3," said Stanley Cheung, Disney’s general manager for Greater China, at a news conference. Could Iron Man's foe Mandarin be making an appearance?

China's movie box office rakes in $2 billion - paltry compared to the United States' $10 billion. Iron Man and Iron Man 2 pulled in over a b...
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Celebrity Style Watch: Men In Purple Suits, Shirts & Ties

April 12th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr & wife
Purple is this season's IT color - for men! Robert Downey Jr. was his usual dapper self at "The Avengers" premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday. He wore a striking purple suit on the red carpet.

Robert and his wife Susan enjoyed their first date night since the birth of their son Exton in February. The couple wore custom-made amethyst jewelry in honor of their son's birthstone. Whatever their reason for wearing it, we love it!

The "Iron Man" isn't the only male celeb who's wearing one of this season's trendiest colors. Mark Ruffalo also showed up to the event in purple.

See more photos of...
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Hot 'Avengers' Premiere Pics - Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. & More!

April 12th, 2012 8:41am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
"The Avengers" Los Angeles premiere was a star-studded event yesterday. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, opted for a simple strapless black dress, while Robert Downey Jr. popped in a purple suit.

In the film, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers. Their mission? To help save the Earth from Loki (Tom Hiddleston) & his army. "The Avengers" will be closing the Tribeca Film Festival with a special screening April 28, and then will hit theaters May 4.

Check out tons of photos from the prem...
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