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'The Dark Knight Rises' European Premiere Photos

July 19th, 2012 9:02am EDT
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The cast from "The Dark Knight Rises" jetted from New York City on Tuesday to London on Wednesday for the European premiere of the highly anticipated film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked playful yet dapper in a polka dot tie and navy blue suit. Fuzzy faced Christian Bale and his wife wore matching black ensembles.

Anne Hathaway, who plays the sultry catwoman, opted for a long gold shift dress embellished at the neckline with various baubles and beaded flowers.

Morgan Freeman was too cool for school in sunglasses and a purple button-down shirt beneath his black suit.

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GQ Magazine 'Stands By' Reporting On Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Brother

July 19th, 2012 8:34am EDT
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Editors at GQ magazine are standing by a Joseph Gordon-Levitt article which speculated about the 2010 death of the actor's brother.

The Inception star took to his Tumblr. com page on Tuesday to condemn writer Amy Wallace for reporting that his elder brother Dan died of "an alleged drug overdose," calling her choice of words "factually incorrect" and "irresponsible".

In the piece, Wallace wrote, "The elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. 'It was an accident' is all Joe will say about that."

GQ bosses have now responded to the controversy by defending the claims ...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Upset With GQ Magazine's Mention Of His Late Brother

July 17th, 2012 10:20pm EDT
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt sounds more like the villain Bane in his new film The Dark Knight Rises when he talks about the future of Hollywood.

The star, featured on the cover and in an interview for the August 2012 issue of GQ magazine, says he foresees big changes in the industry that will affect how movies are made.

"The entertainment business as it has been is not going to be around that much longer. The way it's going is, there's going to be artists, and they'll make their sh*t, and they'll connect to their audience, and you don't need any of the middlemen — the studios or the agents," he ...
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'Dark Knight Rises' Premiere: Sultry Anne Hathaway, Sexy Christian Bale & More!

July 17th, 2012 9:02am EDT
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Celebrities came out in full force for "The Dark Knight Rises" world premiere in New York City on Monday night. Anne Hathaway, who plays catwoman, looked glamorous in a long white, low-cut gown with silver sequins on the bodice.

Marion Cotillard also wore white, and resembled a ballerina in a flouncy frock paired with strappy high heels.

Christian Bale donned a black and white suit and was accompanied by his wife Sibi Blazic.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt opted for a gray suit with a skinny red tie - a stark contrast to Gary Oldman who wore a brown suit with a blue button-down shirt. The always c...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Feared Turning Into 'A Hopeless Ivory-Tower Douchebag'

July 17th, 2012 8:20am EDT
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This weekend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in the highly anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises," playing John Blake, a Gotham City police officer. He recently sat down with GQ magazine to talk about his career and his evolution from a child actor.

When he first started in Hollywood Gordon-Levitt says he was "a sort of serious little dude—snobby" and was concerned with adult issues like ecological damage. His former "3rd Rock From the Sun" costar John Lithgow recalls, "He was a very mature boy and now he's a very youthful adult. He's done a flip-flop."

Now 31, Gordon-Levitt worried he'd become ...
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Comic-Con: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Jodie Foster

July 14th, 2012 6:28pm EDT
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Friday at Comic-Con brought megastars to San Diego. Columbia Pictures brought three movies each with all star casts. First was Total Recall, the remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. Colin Farrell now plays the hero who doesn’t know whether his adventure is really happening, or is just a memory implant he paid for. Farrell joked that Schwarzenegger won’t return his calls.

“You know, he doesn’t write, he doesn’t call, he won’t even send a pigeon, nothing,” Farrell said. “His phone keeps ringing, it doesn’t go to voice mail, I don’t know what to do. He’s busy though. He’s got his own ...
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'Dark Knight' Cast Turns Out For Christopher Nolan's Hand & Footprint Ceremony

July 8th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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On Saturday, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale and Gary Oldman were among "The Dark Knight Rises" stars who turned out to honor director moviemaker Christopher Nolan in Los Angeles. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also attended the event.

The director left his mark outside Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre during a hand and footprint ceremony.

Nolan Comingsoon.net, "There is something about the permanence of these things. I'm standing on Clint Eastwood's name right now and there's something about knowing that he actually wrote that. There's something very int...
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Spotted: Scarlett Johansson Linking Arms With Joseph Gordon-Levitt...

June 28th, 2012 4:03pm EDT
Don Jon's Addiction
...on the set of new film "Don Jon's Addiction." So, no, they're not a couple. Although we think they'd be really cute together!

The film centers on a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type as he attempts to become less selfish. It's set for release sometime in 2013.

Scarlett, 27, has been dating New York City ad executive Nate Taylor for several months. He follows a fling she had with Sean Penn and a failed marriage to Ryan Reynolds.

We're not sure who Joseph is dating right now - if anybody. He has most recently been linked to Devon Aoki and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks For 'Little Shop Of Horrors' Remake

May 3rd, 2012 11:47pm EDT
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Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to revamp Rick Moranis' nerdy role in a new version of hit musical Little Shop of Horrors.

Glee writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is working on a script for a third movie adaptation of the colourful stageshow, according to The Hollywood Reporter - and Gordon-Levitt is reportedly close to signing on as lovestruck hero Seymour.

The film has a history of big-name links - Jack Nicholson appeared in the 1960 version and Steve Martin portrayed a manic dentist in Moranis' 1986 movie, which also featured John Candy, Jim Belushi and soul lege...
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Fans Unlock Third 'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer - Watch It

May 1st, 2012 12:31pm EDT
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Well, that didn't take long. Soon after Warner Bros. started a viral market campaign involving the search for Batman graffiti across the world, fans sent in their findings and unlocked the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.

The three minute trailer features more Batman than we have see in previous trailers, as well as some fighting scenes involving Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). Interesting to note is how often Joseph Gordon-Levitt is featured in the trailer: Is his character, John Blake, more integral to the plot than previously believed? I have my own guesses, which involve back-break...
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'The Hunger Games' And 'Bridesmaids' Top 2012 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

May 1st, 2012 8:22am EDT
The Hunger Games
Kristen Wiig will do battle with Jennifer Lawrence at the annual MTV Movie Awards after Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games scored eight nominations apiece.

The actresses will compete for Best Female Performance at the prizegiving, alongside Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are both up for Movie of the Year, but will face stiff competition from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Both films are also nominated in the Best Cast category and for the Best Breakthrough Performance, for B...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pulls Out Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

April 5th, 2012 10:01pm EDT
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has pulled out of Quentin Tarantino's all-star western Django Unchained because he's too busy with his directorial debut.

The Inception star is set to appear alongside Scarlett Johansson in his first film as a director and he tells MTV News that left little time for him to take on Tarantino's blockbuster.

He says, "I've been in touch with Quentin about it, and it was so cool to trust me to do this little part in his movie.

"I would have loved, loved to have done it. He's one of my very favorite filmmakers, and he was really supportive of me directing and that meant t...
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Parker Posey And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Discuss Independence At Sundance

January 30th, 2012 4:15pm EST
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At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Joseph Gordon-Levitt held one of his HitRecordJoe shows. As part of his communal art website, Gordon-Levitt hosts interactive shows which he invites the audience to record, and mixes prefilmed shorts with live activities.

At the Sundance show, Gordon-Levitt invited Parker Posey on stage to discuss independence. Posey, whose film Price Check played at the festival, gave her stamp of approval to Gordon-Levitt’s new endeavor. “It’s very independent,” Posey said. “I approve. As indie queen, I approve.”

Sundance fans have known Posey as the indie queen fo...
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Kanye West Is The 'Most Stylish Celebrity Of 2011'

December 30th, 2011 11:00am EST
Kanye West
Hip-hop superstar Kanye West has been named the "Most Stylish Celebrity of 2011."

The fashion-forward hitmaker beat his rap collaborator Kid Cudi to take the title in the Complex magazine poll, followed by actor Ryan Gosling at three.

The top five picks are rounded out by rap newcomer A$AP Rocky and superproducer Pharrell Williams in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Others to make it on the "25 Most Stylish Celebrities of 2011" list include: Rick Ross (8), Jay-Z (10), Justin Bieber (14), Justin Timberlake (16), Swizz Beatz (19), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a slimmed-down Jonah Hill (22...
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Zooey Deschanel And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wish Fans A Happy New Year With Sweet Duet (Video)

December 29th, 2011 10:41pm EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel
(500) Days Of Summer co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have treated fans to a special duet to celebrate the end of 2011.

The actors/singers have filmed a video of themselves performing a cover of Nancy Wilson's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," with Gordon-Levitt on guitar and Deschanel on a ukulele.

The clip has been posted on Deschanel's blog HelloGiggles.com and is accompanied by a sweet note gushing about her friendship with and admiration for the actor.

She writes, "I have known Joe Gordon-Levitt for going on 12 years. We first met in the summer of 2000 while doin...
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'Top Ten Films Of 2011' - 'Two Jews On Film' Reveal Their Top Picks (Video)

December 29th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Top Ten Films Of 2011
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 2011 was a year filled with very eclectic films. We had movies about the end of the world, ('Melancholia' and 'Take Shelter') traveling back in time,('Midnight In Paris') homages to the early days of film-making, ('The Artist,' 'Hugo') as well as movies about some of our favorite sports, ('Moneyball' and 'Win Win').

We found ourselves laughing hysterically at a comedy about girl bonding, ('Bridesmaids') had our hearts touched by a few family films, ('We Bought A Zoo,' 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close') and a couple...anything but...('Tree Of...
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The Serial Daters Of 2011

December 15th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Blake Lively
Some folks just can't settle down. Here are the serial daters of 2011: The celebs that hooked up with the most people!

After splitting with Penn Badgely in late 2010, Blake Lively took a tour of Hollywood's hunks. After a summer of romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, she hit it off with Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds.

Scarlett Johansson dwarfs Lively's number of suitors. Her rumored boyfriends included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sean Penn, Kieran Culkin, and Bradley Cooper.

Bradley Cooper wasn't waiting around for Scarlett, though. He was linked to Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer An...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Supports Occupy Wall Street; Films Police Raid

November 16th, 2011 9:01am EST
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned out to support activists at the Occupy Wall Street camp in New York on Tuesday morning after learning of the police raid of the site.

The demonstrators took up residence in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park in September to protest corporate greed and big business inequality, and the campaign has spread around the world, gaining celebrity supporters like Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Kanye West, who have all been to visit the activists.

But the growing movement has been unpopular among New York officials and police officers raided the ...
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Matthew Modine Explains Why 'Dark Knight Rises' Didn't Film At Occupy Wall Street

November 16th, 2011 9:00am EST
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Director Christopher Nolan scrapped plans to film scenes for his new Batman film amid the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York because he didn't want to "trivialize" the demonstrations.

The Dark Knight Rises star Matthew Modine admits he was thrilled to hear he would be shooting scenes in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park around the chaos of the Occupy movement, because it would aid the financially-strapped activists.

However, he thinks Nolan made the right decision not to film there. Modine tells Indiewire.com, "It seemed like a good idea to give (the protesters) an opportunity for work (as...
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Batman Occupies Wall Street (Video)

November 7th, 2011 11:23pm EST
The Dark Knight Rises
Chances are, if you're anything like us you can't wait until July 20, 2012 when The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters, wrapping up Christopher Nolan's intense Batman trilogy.

The film's star, Christian Bale, was spotted donning a "new and improved" Batsuit while filming scenes on Wall Street in New York City on Monday. He was joined by co-stars Matthew Modine, who plays a corrupt cop named Nixon, and Tom Hardy who plays Bat super-villain Bane.

During the filming of one scene, several "Tumblers" - the desert-camouflaged version of the Batmobile - were spotted on the street during a key G...
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'Dark Knight Rises' Shoots Riot Scene In NYC

November 4th, 2011 8:40am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
Chaos descended on the streets of New York City this week as director Christopher Nolan filmed riot scenes for his new Batman movie.

Shocked bystanders watched as a crowd of extras and actors waving fake guns charged along a Manhattan road in a scene for The Dark Knight Rises, which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.

Almost 1,000 extras, along with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt wearing a Gotham City Police Department uniform, took part in the shoot close to the city's financial district.

Filming will continue in the area over the weekend and posters have been put up around the ne...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's '50/50' Head Shaving Scene Was Improvised

September 30th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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The posters for the new movie 50/50 already give away one of the major scenes. Joseph Gordon-Levitt shaves his head on camera. He plays a man coping with a cancer in which he has a 50 percent chance of surviving. Seth Rogen plays his supportive friend, and as the film’s producer joked about the iconic scene.

“We did it twice, six months apart,” Rogen said while doing press at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Yeah, we only could do that once and we improvised it for the most part, which could’ve been the stupidest thing anyone’s ever done because we really could only do it once.”

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Q&A: Seth Rogen & Will Reiser Talk '50/50,' Head Shaving & Self Improvement

September 29th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Hollywood doesn’t generally show young people dealing with cancer, especially not 20-somethings like Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). And if it’s going to explore such a serious topic, it’s almost certainly not going to make light of the situation like “50/50.”

Adam doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, and he definitely doesn’t do drugs. It comes as a huge surprise then, when he is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and told he has a 50 percent chance of beating it. To brave the fight, Adam must lean on his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen), who seems more interested in picking up women and ...
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Seth Rogen Calls Barbra Streisand Mom, Dumps Yvonne Strahovsky In 'My Mother's Curse'

September 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Seth Rogen in My Mothers Curse
Seth Rogen has had many comedy costars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, James Franco. Next he has a true diva. Barbra Streisand plays his mother in My Mother’s Curse. Not many people get to call Babs mom.

“I didn’t call her that that often but it was great,” Rogen said while promoting this week’s new release 50/50 at the Toronto International Film Festival. “We actually worked very well together I think. It was a lot like Joe [Gordon-Levitt] in that she really was into being a comedy team. She really embraced the idea that it was a buddy comedy with a mother and son.”

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'50/50' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Cheer This Beautiful Heartfelt Dramedy' (Video)

September 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
50-50
A doctor tells a young man he has cancer - a tumor. The man replies 'Tumor...Me?' The doctor says 'yes'. The man responds...'That's impossible...I don't smoke...I don't drink...I recycle.'

The young man is Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and he not only has cancer...but he has a super rare cancer...a giant tumor growing along his spine and his chances are...50-50.

So what does a person do with this kind of news? Well, writer Will Reiser, the real life person that this happened to, turned his life threatening disease, into a very funny, very touching and very beautiful movie entitled...
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Review: Equal Parts Storytelling And Acting Give Powerful '50/50' Real Resonance

September 26th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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I recently spotted an ad for "50/50" which proudly proclaimed 'brought to you by the guys who did Superbad' – bad move. Not that there isn’t some Seth Rogen-esk humor within or some amusing levity brought to the morose subject of cancer, but the true impact behind the brilliance of "50/50" lies in its drama.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Adam, a young man who has a great life, good friends and a wonderful girlfriend. But at the early age of twenty-seven he finds his life altered virtually overnight when he is suddenly diagnosed with cancer. It’s proves to be a whole new world for Adam w...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '50/50,' 'Dream House,' & More

September 26th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies 50/50
After hearing all the hype about “Drive,” I couldn’t believe how much I hated it. It starts out promising: director Nicolas Winding Refn has some cool backseat perspectives of the driver (Ryan Gosling), and a sleek electronic soundtrack gives his shots of LA a seedy, neon glow.

However the directing quickly becomes pretentious, since Refn frequently reuses the same types of shots. Then the 80s style pop starts to feel COMPLETELY wrong, especially when you’re hit by unexpected, excessive violence on screen. These things would be more tolerable though, if the film effectively built drama...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Collaborates Artistically With Fans

September 24th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is releasing a new mixed media collection composed of his artistic collaborations with fans.

The actor recently launched a website through his production company hitRECord, where devotees could collectively collaborate with each other and the film star, and Gordon-Levitt was so impressed with the response, he has created RECollection: Volume 1, which includes a CD and a DVD, to showcase the remixed songs, short videos, poems and stories from over 400 fans.

He tells IndieWire.com, "It started as a creative outlet for me. I love acting, but acting in a movie is very muc...
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Steven Spielberg Holding Back 'Lincoln' Film Until After Election

September 21st, 2011 12:36pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has decided to halt the release of his upcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic until after the 2012 election, because he doesn't want the movie to be used as "political fodder".

The legendary director has hired Daniel Day-Lewis to play the 16th U.S. president, who was assassinated in 1865, in Lincoln, alongside Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Filming is due to kick off in Virginia this autumn, but Spielberg has now revealed fans won't be able to see the movie until after America goes to the polls for the 2012 presidential election next November .

He tel...
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