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Jamie Foxx In Another Biopic

July 31st, 2014 9:00pm EDT
Jamie Foxx In Line To Play Mike Tyson In Biopic
Jamie Foxx is lined up to star in another biopic, this time as former boxing champ Mike Tyson.

Sources tell Variety Foxx is attached to the project, along with writer Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sopranos) and producer Rick Yorn.

Foxx won an academy award for playing Ray Charles in the biopic Ray back in 2004. He also played trainer and cornerman Drew Brown in Muhammad Ali biopic Ali.

The movie will have plenty to draw from; Mike Tyson exploded onto the boxing scene in the late 80s and was known for his quick and violent knockouts. After winning 16 of hi...
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Singing Stars: The 22 Best Actor-Musicians

June 2nd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Singing Stars: The 22 Best Actor-Musicians
We recently gave you the 10 worst actors turned musicians, but it’s worth mentioning there are plenty of actors and actresses who were able to translate their talents to music as well - and vice versa for musicians breaking into the acting business. In no particular order, here are 22 of the Best Actor-Musicians.

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson was introduced to the public through American Idol, where she is still considers one of the best contestants to have ever auditioned. Despite that, the american public voted her off the show and she came in seventh place. Since then, she has won an Academ...
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, And Jamie Foxx Have A Super-Awkward Interview With Ellen DeGeneres

April 4th, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, And Jamie Foxx Have A Super-Awkward
An interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show got really awkward when Ellen kept asking about the romance between Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-stars Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.

While the couple chatted about their recent trips overseas to promote the film, DeGeneres asked wryly, "Do any of the co-stars have to share a hotel room or anything like that?"

Jamie Foxx, who also stars in the film, added, "Yeah what do you guys do?" before having a sip from his cup and acting like he's about to hear some juicy gossip.

Garfield tried to deflect the question by joking to Foxx, "You know the answer to...
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The Official 'Annie' Trailer Is Here! Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhane Wallis Star

March 6th, 2014 1:00pm EST
The Official 'Annie' Trailer Is Here! Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx &
The beloved Broadway play "Annie" gets a modern update with a big-screen version starring Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks and Quvenzhane Wallis as the titular orphan.

The story is the same one we already know and love - an orphan girl gets taken in by a wealthy businessman and eventually wins over his heart.

Instead of Daddy Warbucks, Foxx plays Stacks, a man running for public office who needs Annie to help soften his image. Diaz plays the spiteful head of the orphanage who sees an opportunity when Stacks borrows Annie for his campaign.

It's unusual seeing D...
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10 Oscar-Winning Celebs Whose Movies Always Flop

March 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
10 Oscar-Winning Celebs Whose Movies Always Flop
They call it the "Oscar Curse!" As soon as you win one of those golden statuettes, your career takes a nose dive. For many actors, Oscar has brought them good fortune and fame beyond their wildest imaginations. For others, the golden boy has not always been a good luck charm. Only the rare few win back-to-back and many have to wait years before their chance to shine on Oscar night again. Here in no particular order, are 10 Oscar-Winning celebs whose movies have flopped since their big wins from the Academy.

1. Marisa Tomei

Big things were supposed to happen for Marisa Tomei after she beca...
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Spoiler: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Super Bowl Teaser Ends With Major Cliffhanger

January 31st, 2014 10:51am EST
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
A new TV spot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released by Sony on Thursday, teasing that something big is about to happen in the new full-length trailer that's set to run during the Super Bowl this Sunday.

The teaser reveals a lot of what was already shown in the first full trailer, released at the beginning of December, but this 30-second preview ends with a huge cliffhanger: our hero catching girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in mid-air and then the two crashing together through the glass roof of a skyscraper.

"See what happens next Super Bowl Sunday," a graphic then reads.

What happ...
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28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

November 14th, 2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...
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Jamie Foxx Says Katie Holmes Dating Rumors Are 'Quite Hilarious'

October 16th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has responded to gossip claiming he's dating Katie Holmes, telling the press the rumor is "100 percent not true."

Several sources told In Touch Weekly that the couple have been dating for a while and were even spotted together at an event in The Hamptons, New York, in August.

In response to the speculation, Foxx told Entertainment Tonight:  "The rumors are 100 percent not true. In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."

The actor co-starred with Holmes' ex-husband Tom Cruise in the 2004 film "Collateral." Foxx, ...
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Katie Holmes And Jamie Foxx Dating Rumors Not True

October 15th, 2013 9:01pm EDT
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx
UPDATE: Foxx told Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell that the two stars are not together.

"[The rumors] are one hundred percent not true," Foxx said. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."

Katie Holmes has reportedly moved on from ex-husband Tom Cruise.

Several sources have confirmed that the actress is now dating Jamie Foxx, despite the two stars denying that they had anything more than friendship going on back in August.

“Katie and Jamie have been dating for a while,” an source tells In Touch Weekly, add...
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Comic Con 2013: First Teaser Of Jamie Foxx As Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Released

July 19th, 2013 2:56pm EDT
Jamie Foxx as Electro
The first teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released Thursday during San Diego's annual geek-Mecca Comic-Con, giving fans a first look at new villain Electro, played by Jamie Foxx.

The teaser is only 39-seconds long, showing Electro hooked up to some sort of table and explaining that he wants to know how powerful he actually is after gaining the ability to control electricity.

Fox plays Max Dillon, who becomes the super-villain after he's struck by lightning while working on power lines.

"I can feel it in the walls ... I feel it in my veins... You want to know how powerful I am? We...
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Happy 4th of July: Top 10 Most Patriotic Movie Characters

July 4th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Cage
God bless America! What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than to hunker down with some of the best movies celebrating our beloved nation and beat the heat inside with some air conditioning? In American cinema, there are plenty of films that center on patriotic themes and storylines. But what often doesn’t get looked at are the characters who make these movies tick.

These 10 characters are true patriots who love the United States of America just a little more than the average person on your movie screen. From colonial soldiers, to superheroes who proudly display the red, white and bl...
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The Morning Roundup: Tatum & Fox Deliver In 'White House Down,' Zach Braff Heading To Broadway, Oprah's Power

June 28th, 2013 9:41am EDT
White House Down
If "White House Down" looks familiar it's because it's very similar to "Olympus Has Fallen," which was released back in March. Only this time it's better. The film stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Fox, who have great onscreen chemistry; and it totally delivers in the action department. This is what big budget summer movies are supposed to be. Check out the (review.)

Actor James Gandolfini was laid to rest Thursday and numerous stars were among the 1500-strong who attended his funeral service at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan. Several of the star's former "Sopranos" castm...
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Leonardo DiCaprio & Jamie Foxx To Re-Team For Crime Drama

June 28th, 2013 8:49am EDT
Django Unchained
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx, who lit up the big screen in "Django Unchained," are making another film together.

The duo appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film last year and have signed on for the upcoming crime drama "Mean Business on North Ganson Street," according to Deadline.com.

The film is based on S. Craig Zahler's novel and centers on a pair of disgraced detectives who are sent to work in a crime-ridden small town where police officers are being murdered.

Foxx stars in "White House Down," which hits theaters today. DiCaprio recently appeared in "The Great Gatsby,"...
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Cameron Diaz Signs On For Jay-Z And Will Smith's 'Annie'

June 27th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has signed on to play villainess Miss Hannigan in an upcoming film adaptation of the classic musical "Annie."

Will Smith and Jay-Z are producing the upcoming film, and Quvenzhane Wallis has been cast as the titular character. Wallis was the youngest actress ever to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress after her role in Beasts of The Southern Wild.

Deadline reports that Diaz nabbed the role after Sandra Bullock passed on it following lengthy negotiations. Jamie Foxx is on board to play Daddy Warbucks.

Comedy director Will Gluck, who produced and directed Easy A and Fr...
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Taming The Beast: Taking The 'White House Down' Presidential Limo For A Test Drive

June 27th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
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In the new action movie "White House Down," an aspiring Secret Service Agent played by Channing Tatum steps up to protect the president (Jamie Foxx) when the White House faces a terrorist attack. To get the president safely out of the White House, Tatum and Foxx hop into The Beast, a replica of President Obama's limo. I got the opportunity to head over to the Sony lot and take The Beast for a test drive.

The real presidential limo is known as a "panic room on wheels." Aside from the bulletproof  glass, it can go into full lock down mode if a threat presents itself. In case of emergency, a ...
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Jamie Foxx Glows As Electro In New 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Photos

April 16th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Jamie Foxx as Electro
Recent set photos have revealed Jamie Foxx' look as villain Electro in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it's probably not what many people had in mind. A blue, creepy-looking Foxx stalks the streets of New York, his face glowing out from under his hood.

It appears Foxx is playing the "Ultimate" version of Electro, who differs greatly from the spandex-clad antagonist of the original Spider-Man. The Ultimate line of comics was launched by Marvel in 2000 to offer a separate storyline from their mainstream comics. All of their main books were re-launched, from Spider-Man (he is in high s...
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Jamie Foxx Honors Victims Of Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin At MTV Movie Awards

April 15th, 2013 6:03pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx honored the children who died at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and Trayvon Martin at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The actor, who received the Generation Award at the show, wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the faces of Martin and the school children who tragically lost their lives. Surrounding the photos were the words "Know Justice, Know Peace."

Foxx said of the shirt, "It's just a little blip just to keep our minds... just think about the children. My daughter's here, 19 years old... We're just protecting our kids. That's all it is...
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MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

April 15th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...
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Will Smith Turned Down 'Django Unchained' Because He 'Needed' To Be The Lead

March 25th, 2013 4:33pm EDT
Will Smith
Before Jamie Foxx landed the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained there was actually another star the director had his sights on to play the titular slave-turned-assassin: Will Smith.

Smith hadn't revealed why he turned down the role in the Oscar winning film (a Best Director win for Tarantino and a Best Supporting Actor win for Christoph Waltz) until recently, when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly during an interview for his upcoming film After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (uh-oh).

"Django wasn't the lead," he tells EW, "so it was like, I need to be the lead. The o...
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Jamie Foxx Was 'Honored' To Be At And Perform At Inaugural Ball

January 22nd, 2013 9:15am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx Was 'Honored' To Be At And Perform At Inaugural Ball

Singer/actor Jamie Foxx serenaded U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball on Monday.

The Ray star took to the stage at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. after Jennifer Hudson, who had performed Al Green's classic Let's Stay Together for the First Couple's dance.

Foxx took a leaf out of the late Ray Charles' book and belted out his hit 1962 track I Can't Stop Loving You as Biden and his wife took to the dance floor.

Before starting his performance, Foxx sa...
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Jamie Foxx Calls Spike Lee's 'Django Unchained' Criticism 'Irresponsible'

January 18th, 2013 11:23am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has blasted Spike Lee's "irresponsible" criticism of his acclaimed new movie Django Unchained, insisting the director has no right to comment on a film he hasn't seen. 

The slavery-era Western, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, has sparked controversy for its repeated use of racially-charged insults and Lee recently vowed to boycott the movie as such language is "disrespectful" to his ancestors. 

However, Foxx has questioned the validity of Lee's criticism, telling British newspaper The Guardian, "The questions for me is (sic): Where is Spike Lee coming from?... I mea...
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50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...
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Jamie Foxx Named Spokesperson For Big Brothers Big Sisters

December 2nd, 2012 8:29am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has been unveiled as the national spokesperson for youth mentoring program Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The Ray star invited a small group of Bigs (mentors) and Littles (protégés) to play basketball at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday in celebration of his appointment.

As spokesperson, Foxx will represent the organization at national and local Big Brothers Big Sisters events and work to raise funds for the scheme, which pairs adult volunteers with at-risk kids to provide stability in their lives.

Foxx tells ET Online, "We get such a charmed life and you get paid all this m...
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Jamie Foxx Was Joking When He Called President Obama 'Our Lord & Savior'

November 29th, 2012 11:00am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx was criticized for calling President Barack Obama "Our Lord and Saviour" at a recent awards show even though he was joking.

The singer/actor made the statement at the Soul Train Awards, which took place in Las Vegas a few days after Obama was re-elected. The show aired on Sunday night.

He told the audience, "It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Saviour, Barack Obama."

In response to Foxx's statement, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights President William Anthony Donohue said: "Foxx's epiphany is sta...
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Catholic Group 'Startled' By Jamie Foxx's President Obama Comment

November 27th, 2012 2:24pm EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has sparked outrage among religious activists after branding President Barack Obama "Our Lord and Savior."

The Ray star made the controversial comparison onstage at the Soul Train Awards, which were televised on Sunday but recorded in Las Vegas a few days after Obama was re-elected for another term in the White House.

Speaking at the event, he said, "It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior, Barack Obama."

However, the remark has been branded "startling" by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ...
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A Muscly Jamie Fox Shows Off His Guns On Cover Of Men's Health Magazine

November 22nd, 2012 12:07pm EST
Jamie Foxx men's health
Jamie Foxx lives up to his name - he is definitely a fox. The singer/actor made the December cover of Men's Health, showing off his muscled arms and fit torso. In fact, he actually did pushups during down time at the cover shoot. "It goes back to when you're a kid looking in the mirror, and you want to be the guy in the magazine," he explained.

He opens up about how he got ready, emotionally and physically, for his role in upcoming film "Django Unchained."

Foxx said about packing on the muscle for the movie: "In the 1800s, there was no Bally Total Fitness. That was a challenge."

In the ...
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12 Actors & Actresses Who Are Really Good Singers

November 21st, 2012 11:54am EST
Anne Hathaway
A few select actors and actresses are able to do it all, including act and sing. The truly talented are stand outs in Hollywood, demonstrating their vocal skills on and off the big screen.

Anne Hathaway recently wrapped up her new film, a big-screen adaptation of hit stage show Les Miserables, and in December moviegoers will get the chance to hear her musical talents. She has also shown off her commanding theatrical voice on shows such as "Saturday Night Live."

Check out more stars who can sing...

Gwyneth Paltrow sang in "Duets" and also "Country Strong." She's blonde, beautiful and ta...
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Jamie Foxx Powers 'Spider-Man' Villain Rumors - Could Be Cast As Electro

November 2nd, 2012 11:07am EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx appeared to only be teasing Amazing Spider-Man fans when he tweeted who he was dressing up as for Halloween. However, there may be more to his post than previously believed.

"Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well," Foxx tweeted on Thursday. Immediately, rumors swirled that it wasn't just a costume and Foxx was on track to play the electrified foe.

Electro appeared to make a cameo at the end of Amazing Spider-Man as a teaser. With the studio eager to begin production, it sounds like Foxx is #1 on the list to play the baddie. Variety reports he's in ta...
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Jamie Foxx Haunted By Whipping Scene In 'Django Unchained'

August 31st, 2012 3:33pm EDT
Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx struggled to watch his Django Unchained co-star Kerry Washington face a "whipping" in a brutal scene and is convinced audiences will be moved to tears by the chilling shoot.

The actor plays a freed slave out for revenge against an evil plantation owner portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, while Washington plays Foxx's on-screen wife.

The Last King of Scotland actress was required to be whipped for one scene in Quentin Tarantino's movie, and Foxx reveals those watching were overcome with emotion.

He tells Britain's Empire magazine, "It runs deep. At the beginning, when we started...
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Comic-Con Fans Give 'Django Unchained' A Standing Ovation

July 16th, 2012 8:15am EDT
Jamie Foxx & Kerry Washington
Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington promoted their upcoming film "Django Unchained" at Comic-Con over the weekend, and fans were so enthusiastic about the Quentin Tarantino film there was a standing ovation after the film's short preview.

Foxx starsas Django, a slave whose history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Britt...
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