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Stars and family attend wake for Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 7th, 2014 6:20am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's friends, family and co-stars attended his wake in New York on Thursday (02.06.14).
The 46-year-old actor's estranged girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and the couple's three children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, paid their respects to the star at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Avenue, where those close to him comforted each other ahead of his funeral.
The Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his home last Sunday (02.02.14) after an apparent heroin overdose and stars from stage and screen joined the family to mourn his death.
Mimi, Philip'...

George Clooney pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 5th, 2014 9:20pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney is struggling to come to terms with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
'The Monuments Men' star paid tribute his 46-year-old "good friend," who was found dead in his apartment in New York City from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday (02.02.14), at the premiere of his new movie in the city on Tuesday night (02.04.14), and confessed he is "going to miss him a lot."
Before introducing the film at the Ziegfeld Theatre, the 52-year-old star said: "I wanted to start by saying it's very odd to be here in New York, particularly a couple of days after a good friend of ours has passed ...

Ethan Hawke hangs out with Uma Thurman

January 25th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman reunited for a skiing trip with their children.
The former couple, who split in 2003 after five years of marriage, were spotted enjoying some time on the slopes with their daughter Maya, 15, and son, Levon, 12, after they met up at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
An eyewitness said: "They seemed very comfortable. They looked like a normal, happy family. No tension."
A source told that the duo, both 43, also had lunch with their children at the Stein Eriksen Lodge.
Ethan and Uma have both moved on and had other children since their sp...

Ethan Hawke doesn't believe in monogamy

November 30th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke thinks most people have a "childish view" of monogamy.
The 43-year-old actor, who has two daughters, Clementine, five, and Indiana, three, with his wife Ryan Shawhughes, and two children, Maya, 15, and Levon, 11, with his ex-wife Uma Thurman, thinks there should be more to marriage than sexual fidelity but insists he is committed to his marriage.
The 'Getaway' star told the November issue of Mr. Porter magazine: "My relationship with my present wife is thrilling to me and I'm committed to it. But neither she nor I know what shape the future will come in. Sexual fidelity can't be...

Alfonso Cuaron regrets making Great Expectations

November 20th, 2013 3:10am EST
Alfonso Cuaron
Moviemaker Alfonso Cuaron regrets signing on to adapt Charles Dickens' Great Expectations for the big screen, because he agreed to direct the movie for all the wrong reasons.

The Gravity director took on the task of modernising the classic story in 1998, but was extremely hesitant about taking on the project, especially after his success with critically acclaimed film The Little Princess in 1995.

During a recent roundtable interview with Cuaron and other high-profile directors for The Hollywood Reporter, the Mexican filmmaker admitted he was in a bit of a slump following The Little Prince...

Ethan Hawke to reteam with Andrew Niccol for third film collaboration

October 25th, 2013 3:01am EDT
Ethan Hawke
Actor Ethan Hawke is in talks to reunite with director Andrew Niccol for the third time on a new action thriller.

The Before Sunrise star has been tapped to star in the currently-untitled movie as a drone pilot who begins to question his role in the fight against Taliban terrorists as he operates the unmanned aircraft remotely from Las Vegas.

Production is due to begin in February (14), reports

Hawke and Niccol have previously tasted success together working on 1997's Gattaca and 2005's Lord of War.

Uma Thurman buys apartment

October 16th, 2013 12:21pm EDT
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman has splashed out $10 million on a new apartment.
The 'Kill Bill' actress - who has children Maya, 14, and Levon, 10, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, and Rosalind, 15 months, with partner Arpad Busson - has been unveiled as the mystery buyer of a 13-room home in an exclusive New York complex that was previously owned by best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and her filmmaker husband Robert.
Uma was told on Monday (14.10.13) she had passed rigorous home co-operative board approvals and given the go-ahead to continue with the sale.
Barbara - who is looking to downsize after 18...

Ethan Hawke: 'I married too young'

August 18th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Actor Ethan Hawke has opened up about his marriage to Uma Thurman, insisting he was "absolutely wrong" to settle down before reaching his 30s.

The Reality Bites star is adamant he wasn't ready to make a lifelong commitment to Thurman as they walked down the aisle in 1998 when he was 27 years old.

Hawke, now aged 42, tells America's Elle magazine, "Success when you're young is really overwhelming. The world felt out of control. And I wanted to stop it from spinning so fast. I thought marriage would decrease my variables or something. I was absolutely wrong.

"There was this discovery that ...

Ethan Hawke to tackle Macbeth on Broadway

June 13th, 2013 8:53pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke is heading back to Broadway to tackle the lead role in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Fresh from the success of his latest movie The Purge, which topped the U.S. box office last weekend (07-09Jun13), the actor is preparing to tread the boards once again in the role of the tragic Celtic king.

The play will reunite Hawke with Jack O’Brien, his Coast of Utopia director, and that bodes well for the actor, who received a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for the play.

His latest Broadway run is slated to open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York on 21 November (13).

Hawke is ...

'The Purge' Sequel Already In Development

June 11th, 2013 7:33pm EDT
The Purge
A sequel to Ethan Hawke's latest thriller The Purge is in development after becoming a surprise hit at the box office.

Last weekend the film, set in a future where all crimes are legalized for a 12-hour period, scared up a storm when it debuted at number one with takings of $34 million, easily recouping its modest $3 million production budget.

According to Variety, Executives at Universal Studios, the company behind The Purge, are now pressing ahead with a follow-up and are hoping to get the project up and running in California by the end of the year to take advantage of a $2.25 million...

'The Purge': What The Critics Are Saying

June 7th, 2013 6:12pm EDT
The Purge
Forget The Hunger Games when it comes to government sanctioned murder -- this weekend's The Purge is set to eradicate an overpopulated 2022 America by offering citizens 12 hours of guilt-free criminal activity, no strings attached.

Anything goes in the horror flick, written and directed by James DeMonaco -- including the reviews, most of which aren't that great.

Critics are calling it a run-of-the-mill home invasion movie, poorly shot and lacking anything new for the horror genre. But the film is expected to top the box office this weekend, because horror fans always show up to the latest...

Julie Delpy Rages At Imaginary Chatting Filmgoer In New PSA

June 2nd, 2013 4:11pm EDT
Julie Delpy
Before Midnight co-stars Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke have shot a public service video for a Texas cinema reminding film fans to turn off their cellphones and pagers.

In the Alamo Drafthouse advert, Delpy breaks off from a chat with her movie partner to reprimand a rude filmgoer for chatting away on his cell.

Looking straight into the camera, she rages in French, "Wouldn't you mind stopping talking on the phone now...? You've been yapping about for the last half hour."

As Hawke attempts to calm her down, she switches to English and says, "He's talking and texting at the same time. Is this...

Ethan Hawke: 'The Best Onscreen Kiss I Ever Had Was Angelina Jolie'

June 1st, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke was left weak in the knees after kissing Angelina Jolie in 2004 thriller "Taking Lives."
Over the years, the actor has steamed up the big screen with several beautiful actresses, but he says locking lips with Brad Pitt's fiancee was the most memorable.
He told chat show "Watch What Happens Live," "The best onscreen kiss I ever had was Angelina Jolie... Angelina Jolie was born to whittle men, to make them weak. And when she kisses you, you don't know your name."

"Taking Lives" centered on a top FBI profiler (Jolie) who finds herself on a twisted and terrifying journey, surro...

Ethan Hawke: 'Kissing Angelina Jolie was amazing'

May 31st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Actor Ethan Hawke will never forget his lip-locking scenes with Angelina Jolie in 2004 thriller Taking Lives - because she left him weak at the knees.

The Training Day star has steamed up the screen with a string of beautiful actresses but he admits Brad Pitt's fiancee was the one who served up the best kiss.

He tells U.S. chat show Watch What Happens Live, "The best onscreen kiss I ever had was Angelina Jolie... Angelina Jolie was born to whittle men, to make them weak. And when she kisses you, you don't know your name."

Ethan Hawke's mum finds love with forgotten teenage flame

May 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Art is imitating life for actor Ethan Hawke's mother - she has reconnected with a former lover, just like her son's character in Before Sunset.

In the 2004 film, the second of Hawke's Before Sunrise trilogy, the actor's character Jesse reconnects with a French lover, played by Julie Delpy - and now his mum is revisiting an old romance.

He explains, "A couple of years ago... she got an email from a guy (that read): 'You may not remember me, but when I was, like, 17, we met once and I just have always wondered how you are.' She wrote back, 'Of course I remember you, David.'"

It turned out ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Sinister'

March 5th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Ethan Hawke.  Dead kids.  Scares and chills galore.  Should be a no-brainer, but we’re gonna check out anyway the release of the new horror outing "Sinister", out now from Summit/Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  The harrowing investigation (and review!) is barren below!



   Title: Sinister

   Grade: 2

   Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson

   Director: Scott Derrickson

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 87 minutes

   Release Company: Summit/Lionsgate Home Entertainment



The Flick: Sticking with my review guns on this one – ...

Ethan Hawke Slams The Oscars For Rewarding 'Mediocre Performers'

February 22nd, 2013 11:21am EST
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke has branded the Oscars "destructive" and "fake" in a scathing criticism of the Hollywood awards season just days before the movie industry's biggest prize giving.

The two-time Oscar nominee, who received nods for 2001's Training Day and 2004 romance Before Sunset, fears the annual tradition of handing out prizes is detrimental to the industry because it encourages such a fiercely competitive culture.

He is also convinced the Academy Awards have very little value because they have been won by so many "stupid movies" and "mediocre performers" over the years.

In an interview ...

Fashion Fails: The Grammys Aftermath

February 15th, 2013 2:07pm EST
Kim Kardashian
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails! This week we have a collection of bad fashion NOT at the Grammys. Don't worry; we have plenty of Grammy Fashion fails over here.

Kim Kardashian starts us off above with the mistake we have seen time and time again. By trying to hide her pregnancy-induced curves, she's ended up making herself look absolutely huge.

Kate Bostworth looks like she's ready to storm Troy in this bronze dress that shows off the gaunt nature of her legs...

Ethan Hawke's Off-Broadway Show Gets Scathing Reviews

February 8th, 2013 11:53am EST
Ethan Hawke
Hollywood actor Ethan Hawke has failed to win over critics with his latest turn on the New York stage - his production of Clive has been branded "misguided" and "pretentious".

The Training Day star has returned in an Off-Broadway production of Clive, a modern update of Baal by Bertolt Brecht, which he also directs, playing a rock star on the path to self destruction.

However, Hawke's production has been hit with a slew of negative reviews from New York's notoriously tough theater critics after it opened at Manhattan's Acorn Theater on Thursday.

Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post ...

Ethan Hawke Refuses To Fix His Crooked Teeth & Become A Pod Person

October 10th, 2012 9:33am EDT
Ethan Hawke
A former agent once asked Ethan Hawke to fix his crooked teeth, but the actor refused to blend in with other "fake" celebrities.

Hawke hasn't had any dental procedures to make a perfect smile, and he likes it that way. He told Britain's Daily Telegraph, ""I watched the Oscars on TV a few years ago, and they all looked like they were pod people. They looked so fake. And then crazy Sean Penn got on stage, and I thought to myself, 'There's a human being.' And people wonder why his heart is so beautiful and so transcending - because he's not afraid to be a human being. And I thought, I'm not g...

Ethan Hawke Fears 'Before Midnight' Will Disappoint Fans

October 9th, 2012 6:27pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke is suffering severe nerves about the upcoming third installment in the Before Sunrise film series as he fears the finale will be a letdown for fans

The Training Day star appeared opposite Julie Delpy in the original 1995 romance, and they reprised their roles for a 2004 follow-up, Before Sunset, which picks up the story nine years later.

The actors were recently rumored to have shot a third movie, Before Midnight, in secret but Hawke insists the film is still in the planning stages.

He has revealed the project is going well and they hope to have it completed soon, but he w...

Selena Gomez Is 'Halting Music For A Bit' To Focus On Movie Career

April 10th, 2012 8:44am EDT
Selena Gomez
Teen star Selena Gomez is taking a step back from music to focus on her acting career after lining up her first action movie alongside Ethan Hawke.

The singer/actress wrapped filming on upcoming comedy "Spring Breakers" last month and she recently replaced her pal Miley Cyrus in Adam Sandler's animated movie "Hotel Transylvania."

Now Gomez has signed on to star in "The Getaway" - and she admits the call of Hollywood has temporarily placed her music aspirations on hold.

She tells MTV News, "I'm just kind of halting music for a bit. (I've) been really focused on more acting. For me it's be...

Blu-ray Review/Interview: Actor Kurtwood Smith Talks Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams And Robocop

January 23rd, 2012 12:45pm EST
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Two films opposite when it comes to story, but still share a connection in the form of a five-star layered and inspired performance by the great Robin Williams. We’re talking "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" (both out now on Blu-ray from Buena Vista/Touchstone Home Entertainment) - two movies with equal parts drama and comedy that leave a lingering impact. We’re celebrating their release on Blu-ray with a review of each, plus we’re giving fans a little "Dead Poets Society" insight via a chat with the devoted heavy-handed father of Robert Sean Leonard’s character Neil Mr. P...

Ethan Hawke Turned Down 'Batman'

September 15th, 2011 8:39pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Actor Ethan Hawke has revealed he once turned down the chance to play Batman.

The Before Sunrise star, who was married to one-time Batman villain Uma Thurman, was offered the role of the Caped Crusader after Michael Keaton stepped away from the role, but he opted out.

He tells Details magazine, "This was after Tim Burton's (Batman films), before the bad period. I just didn't want to go to the (New York) Knicks (basketball) game and have everybody go, 'Wow, you were a great Batman!' That wasn't my f**king goal in life. Now I wish I'd done it, because I could have used it to do other things...

Ethan Hawke Welcomes His Fourth Child

August 7th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke has become a father for a fourth time after his wife gave birth to a baby girl, according to a report.

The Hollywood actor has two children with his ex-wife Uma Thurman and went on to have a daughter, Clementine, with his kids' former nanny Ryan Shawhughes, who he married in 2008.

Shawhughes gave birth to the couple's second child, a baby girl called India, late last month, according to the New York Post's gossip column, Page Six.

The pair was reportedly spotted out and about with the new arrival at a restaurant in the Big Apple on Friday, with a source telling the publica...

Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel Battling For 'Total Recall' Lead Role

May 10th, 2011 11:59pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel
Kate Beckinsale is reportedly fighting Jessica Biel for the leading lady role in her husband Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake.

Website reports the two all-action actresses are in talks to join Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston and Ethan Hawke in the futuristic film.

Irishman Farrell will star in the film, taking over the Douglas Quaid role Arnold Schwarzenegger played in the 1990 film.

If Beckinsale lands a lead in the remake, it won't be the first time she has been directed by her husband - she teamed up with Wiseman for the first two Underworld movies.

Last month it was r...

NASA Scientists Slam '2012'

January 3rd, 2011 10:51am EST
NASA scientists have named John Cusack's blockbuster 2012 as the most "absurd" sci-fi film of all time.

Experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) put together a list of the least plausible science fiction movies ever made, and the big budget 2009 picture came top. The film, which depicted Earth besieged by natural disasters, featured ahead of two more 'end-of-the-world' movies - 2003's The Core and 1998's Armageddon.

Donald Yeomans, head of NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, says of 2012, "It's absurd. The film-makers took advantage of public worrie...

Ethan Hawke Loves New York

October 31st, 2010 2:31pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Actor Ethan Hawke took to the stage in New York on Thursday to honor the city's hardworking employees at a charity gala.

The "Training Day" star hosted the Doe Fund's event to celebrate the Men in Blue's Willing and Able Program, which helps former prisoners and the homeless gain work.

Hawke recently visited the scheme's trainees and the actor admits he was inspired by the men who entered the program.

He explains, "I see the adversity these men have gone through and their subsequent triumphs, and I am filled with awe. It humbles me. It makes me love this city and the people in it. Our ne...

Is Chris Massoglia The Next Zac Efron?

September 13th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Chris Massoglia
Chris Massoglia is quickly making a name for himself (it's pronounced muh-SO-lee-uh), with a big break in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant and an upcoming role in The Hole. So what's keeping him from becoming the next Zac Efron?

"I can't sing, so... I don't know if I will be doing any musicals," says Massoglia with a laugh.

All kidding aside, The Hole director Joe Dante has shown a knack for finding young talent - casting a 16 year-old Kirsten Dunst in Small Soldiers, a pre-Goonies Corey Feldmen for Gremlins, and Ethan Hawke in 1985's Explorers. Dante says that Chris stood out t...

Sexy Sirens: The Hottest Cops On TV And The Big Screen

March 5th, 2010 2:30pm EST
Brooklyn’s Finest
Acclaimed director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) has once again created a buzz with his latest release, Brooklyn’s Finest. Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, the gritty film chronicles a chaotic week in the conflicted lives of three New York City narcotics officers. As we think back, a number of our favorite stars have sworn to protect and serve; here’s a list of our favorite sexy sirens to grace the big and small screens:

Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson), Christopher Meloni (Eliot Stabler) and Ice T (Odafin “Fin” Tutuola) on Law and Order: SVU


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