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'Lion King' Beats 'Moneyball' At Weekend Box Office

September 26th, 2011 8:46am EDT
The Lion King
The 3D re-release of Disney classic "The Lion King" has chased off competition to remain top of the box office - the animated film raked in $22.1 million over the weekend.

Brad Pitt's baseball drama "Moneyball" slid into second place with an impressive opening of $20.6 million, narrowly beating Morgan Freeman's family movie "Dolphin Tale," which came in a close third with takings of $20.3 million.

Taylor Lautner's new action movie "Abduction" ($11.2 million) came in at four and Robert De Niro's thriller "Killer Elite" ($9.5 million) rounded out the top five.
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Review: 'Dolphin Tale' A Whale Of A Time For Kiddies

September 23rd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
A Dolphin Tale
Do me a favor, locate your local corporate coffee shop chain and nab five sugar packets. Thanks. I'd like you to go ahead and pour all those sugar packets down your throat simultaneously. Okay, so, how's that feel? Weird right? The combination of guilt because you're a dirty, dirty thief, and sweetness overload from the sugar packets, is about the same the feeling you leave “A Dolphin Tale” with.

“A Dolphin Tale” is a sugary sweet family friendly tale that isn't going to rock your world. There's no inspirational soundtrack like with "Free Willy" or an adorable puppy that does cute puppy t...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Moneyball,' 'Abduction,' & More

September 19th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Moneyball
Last week I didn’t screen any new movies, but I had a chance to conduct some awesome interviews. I talked with Jonah Hill on Monday about his role in “Moneyball” and Seth Rogen on Wednesday for his upcoming film “50/50.” Look out this week for my Jonah Hill interview and the next for mine with Seth Rogen.

Hollywood loves movies inspired by true stories this week, since they represent four of the six opening in theaters. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Brad Pitt baseball vehicle “Moneyball,” the Taylor Lautner espionage thriller “Abduction,” the Gerard Butler redemption tale “Mac...
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Betty White Named America's Most Trusted Star

August 19th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Betty White
Betty White is America's Golden Girl - she's the celebrity most trusted to front a company's campaign, according to a new poll.

In the survey by Reuters, Americans voted the beloved 89-year-old actress as the best person to drive up business for any brand she endorsed, with an 86 per cent lead.

Next in the popularity stakes is Denzel Washington with 85 per cent, Sandra Bullock is third (84 per cent) with acting legend Clint Eastwood fourth and Tom Hanks in fifth.

The top ten is rounded out by Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall, Will Smith and Johnny Depp.

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Morgan Freeman's Voice Impersonated In Right-Wing Political Ad

July 27th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman's representative has denied the legendary actor has loaned his voice to a right-wing political campaign against a Democrat running for office in Wisconsin.

The video advert slams Shelly Moore, who is running for State Senate in the upcoming Wisconsin elections; over accusations she will increase state taxes, with the money going to pay for "illegal aliens" to have access to free healthcare.

The promo is from a conservative group called Citizens for a Strong America and features a voiceover which distinctly sounds like the Shawshank Redemption actor.

However, his publici...
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Morgan Freeman Urges Fans To Take Part In Nelson Mandela Day

July 17th, 2011 11:02am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is calling on his fans to volunteer for 67 minutes of community service to mark Nelson Mandela's upcoming birthday.

The former South African president will turn 93 on Monday, which will be marked with the 2011 Nelson Mandela Day campaign.

Activists aim to encourage devotees around the world to give up 67 minutes of their time - to mark each year Mandela has dedicated his life to fight for humanity - by serving their local community or helping charities.

Freeman, who played Mandela on the big screen in Invictus, has given his backing to the initiative and is calling for mor...
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Morgan Freeman Honored With American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award

June 10th, 2011 8:20am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Hollywood legends including Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson paid tribute to Morgan Freeman as he was honored with the American Film Institute's (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday.

The Shawshank Redemption star was handed the prestigious honor to mark a stellar career which has included a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby, and an array of notable roles in movies including Invictus, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy, and The Dark Knight.

He was made the 39th recipient of AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony at Sony Studios in Culv...
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Carlos Santana Slams Georgia's 'Anti-American' Immigration Law

May 16th, 2011 8:40am EDT
Carlos Santana
Guitarist Carlos Santana criticized a tough new immigration law in Georgia as he was honored in Atlanta on Sunday, branding the policy "anti-American".

The Mexican-born rocker spoke out against the controversial legislation after receiving the Beacon of Change Award ahead of the Civil Rights Game baseball event in the city.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill on Friday which gives police officers the authority to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in the state illegally. A similar law was passed in Arizona last year.

Santana told the crowd, "I represent t...
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Tyler Perry To Star In 'I, Alex Cross'

February 1st, 2011 8:05am EST
Tyler Perry
Actor/director Tyler Perry has signed up to play famed fictional sleuth Dr. Alex Cross in a new movie.

The character, created in James Patterson's crime novels, has been immortalized on the big screen by Morgan Freeman, who played the role in 1997's Kiss The Girls and 2001's Along Came a Spider.

Perry has now agreed to take Freeman's place in a new film, which will be helmed by The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor director Rob Cohen.

The movie is reportedly titled, I, Alex Cross.

British actor Idris Elba had previously signed up to play Cross in a different adaptation, which is current...
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Aaron Carter Is Not Dead

December 25th, 2010 6:00pm EST
Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter has laughed off reports of his death after becoming the latest in a handful of celebrities 'killed off' by internet hoaxers.

Reports surfaced online on Thursday alleging the singer had passed away, but Carter has been quick to assure fans he's alive and well.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "This is the real Aaron Carter I know there's a Hoax Going Around, But I'm Here, Alive & Well. At the compound working on my mind & soul."

Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff and Johnny Depp have all been recently targeted in similar death claims by online pranksters.
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Don't Believe Everything On Twitter: Morgan Freeman Is Not Dead

December 17th, 2010 10:03am EST
Morgan Freeman
Fans of Morgan Freeman were sent into a panic on Thursday after a tweet claimed that the Hollywood star died.

Just before 5 p.m. ET, @originalcjizzle tweeted: "RT @CNN: Breaking News: actor Morgan Freeman has passed away in his Burbank home<< wow legendary actor #RIPmorganfreeman."

It was a fake retweet: @originalcjizzle was pretending to pass on a tweet from CNN.

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Morgan Freeman Receives Apology Over Political Ad

November 2nd, 2010 11:52am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman has received an apology from a Republican politician who used a "voice double" for the veteran actor to narrate his ad campaign.

The Oscar-winner was said to have voiced a TV promo in support of congressional candidate B.J. Lawson ahead of the country's midterm elections on Tuesday.

A statement from Lawson's representative read, "The Lawson for Congress campaign confirms that its latest radio and TV ad is indeed narrated by actor Morgan Freeman... People shouldn't be so shocked that someone like Mr. Freeman would think outside of the left-right red vs. blue dynamic."

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Review: Age Comes Before Beauty in 'Red'

October 15th, 2010 11:35am EDT
Red
The graphic novel-turned-film “Red,” about a group of retired assassins forced back into action draws to mind the idiom “age before beauty.” This saying for those unfamiliar, asserts that younger people should pay deference to their elders, because of their more extensive experience. It’s their knowledge and ability to think ahead that allows the old timers in “Red” to kick ass, and the chemistry of a fantastic cast that makes the movie so entertaining.

“Red” does not rely on experimental visual style despite being a graphic novel adaptation, nor does it overwhelm you with epic explosio...
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Bruce Willis: 'Fear Is My Favorite Part Of Making Movies'

October 12th, 2010 11:45am EDT
Willis,_Bruce
There was a funny action movie many years ago where a heroic sidekick, nearing retirement age, would say, “I’m too old for this shit.” They made four of those movies and he never got too old for that shit. In his new movie Red, Bruce Willis plays a CIA agent who actually was retired, until he has to spring back into action.

“The word is certainly used and used in the title of the film: Retired Extremely Dangerous,” Willis said. “It’s commented on a couple of times, but when you see the film it’s right now. It’s hip. Karl [Urban] and I went at it in one of the toughest fights I’ve ever foug...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Jackass 3-D,' 'Conviction,' & More

October 12th, 2010 10:41am EDT
Conviction
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton’s latest collaboration “Stone” turned out to be a serious disappointment. While both of the actors turn in decent performances in their respective roles, the film’s writing and directing are seriously lacking. “Stone” dabbles in several concepts such as morality, spirituality, and loyalty; however it does not pay enough attention to any of them to make a cohesive story.

Norton plays Stone, a convict seeking parole, who employs his attractive wife (Milla Jovovich) to seduce his parole officer (De Niro). Over the course of the film it’s never quite clear S...
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Mary Louise Parker & Helen Mirren Worried About Running For 'Red'

October 10th, 2010 3:41pm EDT
Mary Louise Parker
Actresses Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren feared they'd be sacked from new action comedy "Red" once director Robert Schwentke saw them running.

The two thespians were tested to the full when it came to giving chase in the new film - because no matter how hard they tried they struggled to look convincing.

Parker explains, "Helen and I both said that we thought as soon as they saw us run that we'd both be fired. It takes a certain kind of commitment to run and look like there's a lot of drama happening around you and then to fall.

"I don't mind being pulled to the ground if something w...
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Morgan Freeman Is Officially Divorced

September 17th, 2010 11:23am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is a single man again after finalizing his divorce from his wife of 26 years.

The veteran actor parted ways from Myrna Colley-Lee in late 2007 and secretly filed official documents to end their union the following July.

Their split became public shortly after the 73 year old crashed his car and had to be cut free from the wreckage in Tennessee in August 2008.

On Wednesday, more than two years after the papers were filed, a judge in Jackson, Mississippi finalised their divorce - and Freeman is delighted the split is now official.

His lawyer, William R. Wright, tells the As...
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Check Out 'Seven' On Blu-ray Sept. 14

September 12th, 2010 7:25am EDT
Seven
Director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller "Se7en" ranks as one of the decade's most influential box-office successes.

Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death, the film concerns Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement. Every minute of his 32 years on the job is evident in Somerset's worn, exhausted face, and his soul aches with the pain that can only come from having seen and felt far too much.

But Somerset's retirement must wait for one ...
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Oldies But Goodies: Stars Who Haven't Lost Their Touch

May 19th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Oldies But Goodies Stars Who Havent Lost Their Touch
Betty White kicked ass last weekend on Saturday Night Live showing her fans that she still has it at the rip old age of 88 and a half. Her Mother's Day episode reached its largest TV audience in 18 months and it was no surprise considering she had an entire Facebook fan page devoted to her. After her top viewed Snickers commercail that aired on Superbowl Sunday, fans built a Facebook page to encourage the actress and NBC to host Saturday Night Live- and it worked.

Betty is an Emmy-award winning actress best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rosew Nylund...
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Check Out 'Invictus' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Digital Download May 18

May 16th, 2010 7:23am EDT
Invictus
Morgan Freeman portrays anti-apartheid activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela in "Invictus," a Clint Eastwood-helmed political drama adapted from author John Carlin's book - "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World."

Set just after the fall of apartheid and during Mandela's first term in office, "The Human Factor" explores how the political prisoner-turned-president used the 1995 Rugby World Cup - which was hosted by South Africa - as a means of bringing blacks and whites together after decades of violence and mistrust.

Matt Damon co-star...
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'American Idol' Recap: Tim Says Goodbye On Idol Gives Back Night

April 22nd, 2010 9:32am EDT
Tim Urban (C) is eliminated from the competition on IDOL GIVES B
I just can’t be snarky on “Idol Gives Back” night. There’s just no way to mock anything that’s for a good cause. So you’ll have to forgive my relatively straightforward recap.

Of course, there were many performances tonight, and may fell flat. Particularly the Jonah Hill/Russell Brand Phone Bank sketch. There were more awkward silences and nervous bouts of laughter than you’d find on a bad first date.

We also saw the Black Eyed Peas continue to make us wonder why they are so popular and the Lopez/Sykes comedy duo prove that Fox and TBS made the right moves by wooing Conan. Then there...
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Seth Rogen Deemed Hollywood's Hardest Working Star

April 22nd, 2010 9:04am EDT
Seth Rogen
Funnyman Seth Rogen has been named the hardest working man in Hollywood - 10 of his movies have made more than $20 million at the box office in the last five years.

The Knocked Up actor has topped a new poll by Forbes to find the stars making the most films and the most money for studios since 2005. He beat out competition from veteran actor Morgan Freeman, who came second in the list, shooting nine movies which garnered more than $20 million in revenue.

Freeman's Invictus co-star Matt Damon came third, with eight high-earning movies in the last half-decade, while comic Will Ferrell cam...
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What We Were All Thinking - The Full Starpulse Oscars Recap

March 8th, 2010 1:50am EST
Oscar Feature
Tonight's Oscar ceremony is probably the most re-designed ceremony in Academy history.

Just look at all the changes. 10 Best Picture nominees, two hosts, no Best Song performances, more dance, a supposed streamlined show, and, weirdest of all, a request for no "thank yous" during the acceptance speeches.

Plus, a few of last year's tweaks will remain. They're sticking with the abhorrent practice of having five actors come out and sing the praises of the year's present crop of nominees (at least only in the Leading categories this year), and the producers are insistent on further expandin...
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2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

March 5th, 2010 10:27am EST
2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win &amp; Who Should Win
This has the chance to become the most exciting Oscar night ever.

Why? Because nobody seems to have any real clue as to which movie will win Best Picture. “Avatar” seems like a good choice – it made $700 Million, changed movies, James Cameron directs, yada yada yada – but so does “The Hurt Locker” with its crazy critical raves and industry buzz. Compounding the problem is the Weinstein-backed “Inglorious Basterds” which has been gaining momentum all month. It’s a logjam at the top.

This is created not only by the fact that we have ten Best Picture nominees this year, but because the n...
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'Avatar' Leads Visual Effects Awards

March 1st, 2010 5:00pm EST
Avatar
Avatar landed another six trophies over the weekend - dominating the Visual Effects Society's eighth annual VES Awards. James Cameron's Oscar-nominated blockbuster was the big winner at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday after scoring nominations in 11 categories.

The film scooped six awards including the prize for Best Single Visual Effect of the Year and Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature. Cameron was also presented with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony. Sherlock Holmes, Up and District 9 also won trophies at the event.

Meanwhile, German d...
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NAACP Award Winners

February 27th, 2010 1:35pm EST
Keri Hilson
Oscar contender "Precious" was the big winner at the 41st NAACP Image Awards on Friday, with the film's star Gabourey Sidibe landing an Outstanding Actress accolade.

The spotlight was on "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" as Mo'Nique picked up the Outstanding Supporting Actress honor, moviemaker Lee Daniels was named Outstanding Director and Geoffrey Fletcher took home the Outstanding Writing trophy.

The film was also named Outstanding Motion Picture of the year at the Los Angeles ceremony.

Newcomer Sidibe thanked her co-stars as she stepped onstage to collect her prize, cal...
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Morgan Freeman's Left Hand Remains Paralyzed

February 19th, 2010 8:40am EST
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is still unable to move his left hand after damaging nerves in a 2008 car crash. The actor broke his arm and shoulder and suffered nerve damage in the accident, which happened near his home in Mississippi in August 2008.

Freeman was wearing a supportive glove during a red carpet appearance in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and the 72 year old admits he's yet to fully recover from the accident.

He tells People.com, "I suffered nerve damage and it hasn't gotten better. I can't move it. If you don't move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a millio...
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Robert De Niro Lands Lifetime Achievement Honor

February 17th, 2010 8:23am EST
Robert De Niro Lands Lifetime Achievement Honor
Robert De Niro was honored with a lifetime achievement award for his four-decade long career at a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The star made his first movie in the 1960s and has won two Oscars and a Golden Globe during his glittering career - and editors at AARP The Magazine picked De Niro to receive the annual lifetime trophy.

Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart, and Helen Mirren took Best Actress for The Last Station. Alec Baldwin (It's Complicated) scooped Best Supporting Actor while his ex-wife Kim Basinger (The Burning Plain) won Best Support...
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82nd Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

February 2nd, 2010 3:34pm EST
82nd Oscar Surprises, Snubs &amp; Who Shouldn
And there were ten.

It seems kind of strange to say that, right? Ten Best Picture nominees? We knew it was coming for nearly a year, but now it's actually there. In Black and white. Ten nominees. Strange.

After seeing the list, it's easy to see that the Academy might be on to something. Sure, it would have gotten the biggest blockbuster of all time with "Avatar" earning a Best Picture nomination if there were only five nominees, but it would have missed out on other massive hits like "The Blind Side", "Up", and "District 9".

Now, the telecast is going to get a lot more casual...
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2010 Oscar Nominees In Photos

February 2nd, 2010 12:50pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Avatar & The Hurt Locker dominated the Academy Award nominations this morning, and we're sure there were plenty of actors who jumped up and down when they received their nominations.

The only thing that looks better on a resume than an Academy Award nomination is the award itself! Sure, a Golden Globe Award is nice, and a Screen Actors Guild award is commendable, but it's not the same as having your very own Oscar.

Check our our gallery of best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress nominees:

BEST ACTOR

Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

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