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First Full Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Premieres On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

2/19/2014 7:56am EST
First Full Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Premieres On 'J
The first full-length trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy made its debut on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show Tuesday night.

Introduced by star Chris Pratt, Marvel's latest superhero film centers on five rogues who band together and call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy. The film centers on U.S. pilot Peter Quill, aka Star Lord (Pratt), green-skinned alien Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the superhuman Drax (Dave Bautista), the tree-like alien Groot (Vin Diesel), and a raccoon with an attitude named Rocket (Bradley Cooper).

The film also stars Lee Pace and Karen Gillan as baddies Ronan the ...

Kimora Lee Simmons: 'Djimon & I Have Been Separated For Some Time'

11/23/2012 5:00pm EST
Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou
News recently broke that Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou split up, and the former model has spoken out about the "hurtful" rumors surrounding the break up. She insists the two are "happy and loving" friends and parents.

On Wednesday the actor's representative confirmed the split, five months after rumors began circulating that they were no longer a couple.

Some speculated they broke up over a bitter fight about money, but Simmons came clear on Twitter. She wrote, "There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating. The truth is Djimon + I have been separated for some time. We ha...

Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou Dodge Break-Up Rumors

6/5/2012 2:34pm EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou
After failing to deny break-up reports in a series of tweets, model and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons has fueled rumors she has split from her actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou.

The couple's relationship has come under scrutiny this week when an article in the New York Daily News suggested the stars had called it quits following a big argument over money.

The report speculated that music mogul Russell Simmons' ex-wife was in financial difficulty after placing her six bedroom home in Beverly Hills, California, on the market for $4.7 million - more than $1 million less than her purchase...

Bradley Cooper's 'Paradise Lost' Shut Down

2/10/2012 12:45pm EST
Bradley Cooper
Production on a film adaptation of John Milton's classical poem "Paradise Lost" has been shut down due to budget constraints.

Bradley Cooper was to lead the cast as Lucifer in the Biblical tale, but Legendary Pictures bosses have axed the film over costing concerns.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, studio bosses feared the $120 million budget would not cover the special effects technology required to bring the epic to the big screen.

Djimon Hounsou, Casey Affleck, Camilla Belle and Rufus Sewell were all set to star in director Alex Proyas' movie.

Blu-ray Review: 'The Tempest'

9/30/2011 8:11am EDT
The Tempest photo
Ready to see the Shakespeare classic through the visual eye of filmmaker Julie Taymor? Then check out the Helen Mirren helmed adaptation of "The Tempest," now on Blu-ray from Miramax/Touchstone Home Entertainment. The cliff notes are below!

Title: "The Tempest"

Grade: 3

Cast: Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Djimon Hounsou

Director: Julie Taymor

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Miramax/Touchstone Home Entertainment


The Flick: Not being any Shakespeare expert by any stretch of the imagination, "The Tempest" is still pr...

Check Out 'The Tempest,' Now On Blu-ray

9/15/2011 6:02am EDT
The Tempest
"Across the Universe's" Julie Taymor shakes up Shakespeare with her adaptation of "The Tempest," retrofitting the fantastical tale with a female lead, casting Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren in what is usually the male role of Prospero.

The storyline follows the newly coined Prospera (Mirren), an exiled magician who uses her powers to call upon a tempest to bring her enemies to the island she's been forced to call home, not knowing that it will bring a suitor to her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones).

The Miramax/Touchstone release also stars David Strathairn, Djimon Hounsou, R...

Check Out 'The Island' Starring Scarlett Johansson On Blu-ray June 21

6/19/2011 6:55am EDT
The Island
Blockbuster action director Michael_Bay delivers a striking look at a strange world of the future in the sci-fi action drama "The Island."

Midway through the 21st century, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) lives in a confined indoor community after ongoing abuse of the Earth has rendered most of the planet uninhabitable.

One of the only places in the outside world still capable of sustaining life is an idyllic island where citizens are chosen to live through a lottery. Or at least that's what Lincoln and his fellow citizens are taught to believe; the truth is that Lincoln, like every...

Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

1/19/2011 12:34pm EST
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...

Katy Perry Looks Elegant While Russell Brand Wears Velour At 'Tempest' Premiere

12/7/2010 5:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry and new hubby Russell Brand attended "The Tempest" Los Angeles Premiere yesterday. Katy rocked the red carpet in a draped pale purple gown while Russell opted for some sort of velour/velvet gray suit.

Julie Taymor shakes up Shakespeare with her adaptation of "The Tempest," retrofitting the fantastical tale with a female lead, casting Helen Mirren in what is usually the male role of Prospero.

The storyline follows the newly coined Prospera (Mirren), an exiled magician who uses her powers to call upon a tempest to bring her enemies to the island she's been forced to call home, no...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Tourist,' 'The Tempest' & More

12/6/2010 10:03am EST
The Tourist
I was blown away by Darren Aronofsky’s intense psychological thriller “Black Swan” starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. This film, which tells the story of a ballet dancer (Portman) cast in the title role in a production of “Swan Lake,” successfully conveys the immense pressures of professional dancing, showing the dark effects that it has on the body and the psyche.

The dancers starve themselves almost to the point of emaciation so that they can preserve their place in the dance company. As the main character Nina, Portman’s body clearly shows signs of significant weight loss and ma...

Kimora Lee Simmons 'Practices' With Djimon Hounsou

3/5/2010 8:45am EST
Kimora Lee Simmons
Model-turned-designer Kimora Lee is eager to expand her family with actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou, insisting the couple is planning to have a second child.

The Baby Phat designer welcomed her first little boy, Kenzo, with the Oscar-nominated actor in May 2009, and now she wants another baby boy.

Lee also shares two daughters, Ming, ten, and Aoki, seven, with her ex-husband, Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons - who she divorced in January 2009 after 10 years of marriage.

But the fashion mogul insists she wants to keep building her new family and can juggle a fourth child.

She te...

'Stargate': 15th Anniversary Edition comes To Blu-ray Oct. 27

10/7/2009 6:00pm EDT
Stargate 15th Anniversary Edition, Stargate Blu-ray
Stargate, the film that spawned three television series, two movies and a galaxy of fans, celebrates its 15th anniversary with a special edition Blu-ray Disc! The film, written and directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), boasts a critically-acclaimed ensemble cast that includes three-time Emmy winner James Spader, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell and two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou.

The "Stargate": 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Disc contains both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film - for the first time on Blu-ray - in newly remastered 1080P ...

Sci-Fi Action Adventures 'Knowing' & 'Push' Debut On Blu-ray And DVD July 7

6/13/2009 9:00am EDT
Knowing DVD Blu-ray Release
Two must-own sci-fi action adventures will be making their way to Blu-ray High-Def and DVD this summer when Summit Entertainment releases the international box office success, Knowing, alongside the action-packed hit, Push on July 7.

Directed by Alex Proyas, "Knowing" stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage as a college professor who opens a time capsule buried at his son's elementary school. In it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the tragic events that are about to unfol...

Celebrity Serial Daters

9/16/2008 9:15am EDT
John Mayer
In Hollywood, the dating circle seems to be so small that most celebrities share boyfriends and girlfriends and swap spit left and right. The time between significant others seems to get shorter and shorter as well. Last week's tabloid cover may show a huge celebrity breakup and the week after it will feature the same exes and who they're already dating next. And although this isn't the case with all of Hollywood, there are a few we like to call Celebrity Serial Daters.

John Mayer uses his smooth rock star status to make the ladies fall for him, but seems to break their hearts just a...

Celebrity Marriages: What Makes Them Work (Or Not) & Why It May Be Better To Not Marry At All

3/20/2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds
Marriage is a sacred union between a loving couple until death do them part. Yet, in the Hollywood community it seems that most marriages end before the honeymoon does. Take Eddie Murphy, for example. He and Tracey Edmonds split this past January after just two weeks of (un)happily wedded bliss.

The probability of a celebrity marriage surviving is only 35 percent, according to For the most part, celebrity marriages do not have the fairy tale or "movie ending" fans hope they will. Rates of divorce may seem higher in Hollywood than they actually are due to the heavy public...

Opening March 14: Never Back Down

3/11/2008 11:35am EDT
Never Back Down
An outsider teen acclimating to a new school finds a home in a reclusive teenaged fight club in this drama from Summit Entertainment. Djimon Hounsou and Cam Gigandet co-star in the film, with Sean Faris starring as the troubled young man. Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf) directs from a script by Chris Hauty and Robert Munic.

Premiere Photos / Review / Trailer / More

'Never Back Down' Shows Good Action But Falls Short

3/7/2008 11:03am EST
Never Back Down
Five years ago, the FOX network titillated us with a story of a young boy from the wrong side of the tracks who got transplanted into the lap of luxury. The challenges of shedding his old school ways revolved around gorgeous girls and finding acceptance. The show was called The O.C., and it was a resurrection of the Beverly Hills 90210, but better. The O.C. ditched 90210's early wholesome direction and went straight for the scandal, the fights, and the sex. Think of Never Back Down as the first season of The O.C. on steroids.

Jake is a temperamental high school football star who has a ...

'Never Back Down' To 'Hit' Theaters March 14

1/20/2008 9:30am EST
Never Back Down
Set against the action-packed world of Mixed Martial Arts, Never Back Down is the story of Jake Tyler, a tough kid who leads with his fists, and, often, with his heart.

Jake Tyler, played by Sean Faris, is the new kid in town with a troubled past. He has recently moved to Orlando, Florida with his family who has relocated to support his younger brother’s shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team at home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler.

Making an attempt to fit in, at the invita...

Stars Join Oxfam's Global Ambassadors Program

7/23/2007 10:42am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has become the latest celebrity to join Oxfam's Global Ambassador program, officially launched today. Johansson joined following a trip to India and Sri Lanka with Oxfam where she visited a school for girls, and survivors of the tsunami.

She joins an influential group of international artists and public figures including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Djimon Hounsou, Colin Firth, Gael Garcia Bernal, Annie Lennox and Helen Mirren, who support the international humanitarian and development agency

"I want to be a part of the great work that Oxfam is doing, and am glad t...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 24

4/24/2007 3:00am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Happy Birthday To All-American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter (1984), "American Idol" first season winner Kelly Clarkson (1982), "Wimbledon" actor Austin Nichols (1980), "Conviction" star Eric Balfour (1977), "The Island" actor Djimon Hounsou (1964), actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer (1964), actor Eric Bogosian (1953), prolific singer Barbra Streisand (1942), alphabetic author Sue Grafton (1940), actor Jill Ireland (1936; d. 1990), prolific screen actress Shirley MacLaine (1934), and "Superman - The Movie" director Richard Donner (1930).

Check Out 'Blood Diamond,' Now On DVD

3/20/2007 10:50am EDT
Blood Diamond
Ex-mercenary turned smuggler Danny Archer (Leonard DiCaprio) and Mende fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) are unlikely partners in the Edward Zwick film Blood Diamond. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions.

The duo team up to recover a rare pink diamond of immense value and to rescue the fisherman's son, who was kidnapped by rebel forces and turned into a child soldier. As the brutal rebel forces rip a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside, Archer and Vandy work with j...

Friends Say Lindsay Lohan Is Back on Track

3/13/2007 2:14pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is back and better than ever; some people didn’t even recognize her, according to Star magazine. On March 7, she was spotted at the Hollywood night-spot, Les Deux, after recently completing her 30-day program at the Wonderland rehab center in L.A. on February 16. A source claims “She looked absolutely stunning! And she seemed at peace.”

Lindsay had a quick turnaround, after being barred by Justin Timberlake from the VIP list for his Las Vegas concert, and on January 15, she was snubbed at a Golden Globes after party by crush, James Franco. Now one month later, and she...

Cameron Diaz With Tyrese Gibson?

3/6/2007 10:39am EST
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has been seen kissing Tyrese Gibson. The Charlie's Angels star and the rapper-turned-actor were partying at exclusive Los Angeles Xenii nightclub and made no attempt to hide their feelings. A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "They made out right in front of me on the dance floor."

Cameron, 34, and Tyrese, 28, were also seen at a pre-Oscar's party hosted by Harvey Weinstein, Tamara Mellon and Tracey Edmonds. A representative for The Holiday actress denied they are dating. Since officially splitting from Justin Timberlake in January, Cameron has been linked to ...

Djimon Hounsou Says 'Blood Diamond' Was The Roughest Film He Ever Made

1/31/2007 9:47am EST
Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou says Leonardo DiCaprio left him covered in bruises while the pair filmed Blood Diamond. The Oscar-nominated actor - who plays a Mende fisherman in the movie about conflict diamonds in Sierra Leone - insists it is the "roughest" film he has ever made.

Djimon said: "I've never done anything this rough. Scene after scene my body gets hurt. It was extremely challenging. Earlier in the shoot, Leo was beating me up take after take. My chest was hurting for weeks. If I'd been white, I'd have been black and blue!"

Djimon - who also starred in Gladiator and In America - has ...

And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

1/23/2007 10:30am EST
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year


The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...

'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

1/4/2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures


Diamond Trade Expert Says 'Blood Diamond' Is Gripping, Compelling & Accurate

12/5/2006 12:09pm EST
Blood Diamond
World Vision's expert on the illegal diamond trade, lauding Edward Zwick's new movie, Blood Diamond, contends that, while Sierra Leone's war is over, diamonds continue to fund conflicts in Africa, and that the diamond industry and governments must do more to protect the legitimate diamond trade.

Following a sneak preview of the film Friday, Rory Anderson, World Vision's senior policy advisor for Africa and expert on the illegal diamond trade praised the movie as "gripping, compelling and accurate."

The movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connelly, traces...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 24

4/24/2006 3:00am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Happy Birthday To All-American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter (1984), "American Idol" first season winner Kelly Clarkson (1982), "Wimbledon" actor Austin Nichols (1980), "Conviction" star Eric Balfour (1977), "The Island" actor Djimon Hounsou (1964), actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer (1964), actor Eric Bogosian (1953), prolific singer Barbra Streisand (1942), alphabetic author Sue Grafton (1940), actor Jill Ireland (1936; d. 1990), prolific screen actress Shirley MacLaine (1934), and "Superman - The Movie" director Richard Donner (1930).

Jamie Foxx Plays With Money

1/10/2006 9:49am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx left a $1,000 tip after a night drinking champagne with pals - and counted it out in $1 bills. The Hollywood star was out with actors Dylan McDermott and Djimon Hounsou at new Los Angeles' hotspot Teddy's when Foxx insisted he pay the tip for the group's bill.

According to a report in America's New York Post newspaper, he then reached into his shoulder bag, pulled out some cash and started slowly counting out singles until there was $1,000 on the table.

Foxx also had a laugh with money two weeks ago in Las Vegas, when he tossed a huge roll of bills from a nightclub balc...