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Jesse Eisenberg To Play Lex Luthor In Superman/Batman Film

January 31st, 2014 3:03pm EST
Jesse Eisenberg
Superman has his villain and Batman has his butler.

Warner Bros. revealed today they have cast Jesse Eisenberg as Superman's archenemy Lex Luthor in upcoming Superman/Batman film. Jeremy Irons has been cast as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred.

Director Zack Snyder said in a statement, "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence posi...
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DVD Review: 'Night Train To Lisbon'

January 7th, 2014 11:30am EST
Night Train
Ready to see if the film is better then the book?  Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD adaptation of the international best selling book "Night Train To Lisbon" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  The train and its inhabitants get reviewed below.

 

   

   

   Title: "Night Train To Lisbon"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Laurent, Charlotte Rampling

   Director: Bille August

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 111 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

 

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Fashion Fails: Katy Perry's Flea Market Find, Alan Cumming's Kilt, Men Without Ties

April 27th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Katie Perry
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!

Hopefully, Katy Perry found this "gem" of a dress at a flea market, because it's at least two decades out of date. Either that, or Perry has signed on to represent a new line of screen-less phones and... Spearmint gum?

I have no problems with kilts, even if Alan Cumming's has a very odd, almost computer-like pattern. But we will never, I repeat, NEVER condone dress shirts with the arms cut off.

I can't believe Matthew McCo...
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Jeremy Irons Under Fire Over Gay Marriage Remarks

April 5th, 2013 8:28am EDT
Jeremy Irons
British actor Jeremy Irons has sparked outrage by suggesting gay marriage in Britain could lead to fathers marrying their sons in a bid to avoid inheritance tax.

The Kingdom of Heaven star made the strange comments in an interview with the Huffington Post in which he claimed a law allowing same-sex couples to officially marry could create a loophole to bypass the U.K.'s heavy death duties.

He told the publication, "Could a father not marry his son?... It's not incest between men (because) incest (law) is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don't breed..." adding, 'I don't have ...
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Jeremy Irons: 'Older Men Tried To Grope Me When I Was Young'

February 13th, 2013 8:29am EST
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons was victimized by "older men" who attempted to grope him when he was young, but he stood his ground and told them to "get lost".

The Reversal of Fortune star made the revelation in a candid interview with Britain's The Times newspaper, after he was asked about previous comments he had made concerning women who deal with sexual harassment.

In 2011, Irons reportedly told Radio Times, "If a man puts his hand on a woman's bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it."

Irons now insists he was misquoted and he was actually trying to suggest women shouldn't put up with suc...
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Movie Review: 'The Words' -- Three Stories, One Powerful Film

September 6th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
The Words
'The Words' written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal (co-wrote story for 'Tron-Legacy') is a movie within a movie within a movie.

Yes, it does sound confusing and convoluted, but it's really a very compelling and entertaining film.

When 'The Words' begin, we meet celebrated novelist, Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid). He's standing before a crowd of fans, including grad student, Daniella (Oliva Wilde) reading excerpts from his bestselling novel, entitled, 'The Word'.

As Clay continues to read out loud, the story comes to life and we meet the characters from his book, starting ...
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Jeremy Irons' Son Max Lands Coveted Role In 'The Host'

March 22nd, 2012 8:50am EDT
Max Irons
Max Irons has landed the leading role in "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's upcoming film adaptation of "The Host."

The 26-year-old son of veteran Jeremy Irons has beat out Miley Cyrus' boyfriend Liam Hemsworth and "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington for the part.

Irons will play Saoirse Ronan's boyfriend, Jared, who falls in love with both her free spirit character Melanie and the alien who takes control of her soul, Wanderer in the new movie.

Director Andrew Niccol tells People magazine, "Stephenie was very involved (in the casting)... It's a love story on a grand scale."

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Blu-ray Review: 'Margin Call'

December 21st, 2011 10:31am EST
Margin Call photo
In this time of financial crisis in America, it makes one curious to see just how we got into the mess we’re now in. One such film dares to take on that very subject and Wall Street in all its good bad and ugly in a movie called "Margin Call," out on Blu-ray Dec. 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Check out the review stock stats below.

Title: "Margin Call"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto

Director: J.C. Chandor

Rating: R

Runtime: 107 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

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Bly-ray Review: 'The Lion King' (Diamond Edition)

October 6th, 2011 10:39am EDT
The Lion King
Can’t ‘Wait to be King’? Ready to get your ‘Circle of Life’ going? Ready to ‘Be Prepared’ with a relaxed ‘Hukuna Matata’ attitude? Well then check out the review of the lush looking ‘Diamond Edition’ of the Blu-ray release for the Disney classic “The Lion King” below! (Will it ‘feel the love tonight’ – stay tuned!)

Title: "The Lion King" (Diamond Edition)

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

Director: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff

Rating: G

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBlu-ra...
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Jeremy Irons Criticized For His Smokers' Rights Comments

April 5th, 2011 8:01am EDT
Jeremy Irons
Veteran British actor Jeremy Irons has come under fire after he called for smokers' rights to be protected like those of "handicapped people and children."

The Die Hard with a Vengeance star took aim at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg after the politician banned smoking in city-owned open spaces.

Irons tells NYMag.com, "(I) turned vigorously against the mayor because of the new law (banning) smoking in parks or on the beach, which I think is ludicrous and a terrible bullying of a minority that cannot speak back."

He added that smokers deserve to be protected like "handicapped pe...
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Jeremy Irons Gets Political And Religious On Showtime's 'The Borgias'

March 29th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia
Showtime’s newest series The Borgias is the scandalous drama of the papal family of the 15th century. Jeremy Irons plays Rodrigo Borgia, who becomes Pope Alexander VI. Researching his character was as challenging as finding unbiased journalism today.

“If you read the newspapers over the last 10 years to try to discover what sort of man George Bush is, you read a whole load of different things,” Irons said. “Whether it's FOX or whether it's the New Statesman or whoever it is writing, it's different opinions. It's the same for my character, Rodrigo Borgia. What sort of guy was he? You hav...
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Q&A: Rose McGowan Talks Bombshell Role in 'Law & Order: SVU'

March 23rd, 2011 12:02pm EDT
Rose_McGowan
There’s nothing innocent about brunette beauty Rose McGowan. From a cold blooded teenage killer (Devil in the Flesh) to a go-go dancer with a machine gun-leg (Planet Terror), the 37-year-old actress and former fiancé of 42-year-old shock rocker Marilyn Manson isn’t afraid to channel her dark side. Since her days playing an enchanting witch on the television series “Charmed,” McGowan continues to be hailed by fans as one of Hollywood’s most tantalizing femme fatales. It’s no wonder she was chosen for a role that’s seemingly perfect. In NBC‘s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” McGowan will ...
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John Stamos To Guest Star On 'SVU,' Not 'Two And A Half Men'

March 4th, 2011 10:33am EST
John Stamos
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will feature three star-studded episodes this spring with actor, producer and musician John Stamos, "Law & Order: Los Angeles" star Terrence Howard and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Lori Singer as guest stars.

Since production on "Two and a Half Men" shut down, rumors swirled that Stamos would replace Charlie Sheen on the hit CBS series.

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and series alum Diane Neal will also return to make a guest appearance in the upcoming "SVU" episodes.

Stamos will appear in the episode titled, "Bang," as an...
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Check Out 'Dungeons & Dragons' 2-Movie Collection On Blu-ray

February 20th, 2011 6:52am EST
Dungeons & Dragons
The imaginary world of the most popular fantasy role-playing game ever comes to life in this special-effects-filled adventure.

In the Empire of Izmer, magic is the key to power in both the supernatural and political realms. The Mages are a sect who know the secrets of magic and use it to hold sway over the masses. The youthful Empress Savina wants to use her powers to bring justice and prosperity to all, but Profion is an evil Mage who wants to use his knowledge of magic to overthrow Savina and establish his own despotic rule.

Through deceitful means, Profion wins away the special scepter...
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'Gossip Girl' Star Penn Badgley Talks About His Latest Travels

February 14th, 2011 2:06pm EST
Penn Badgley
Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley recently caught up with Conde Nast Traveler and shared some thoughts on his recent travels with the magazine.

"The landscape in Iceland was intimidating and brutal: geysers, waterfalls, billion-year-old moss-covered lava, " he says of his trip to the island nation.

"And Reykjavík's nightlife is just as wild. At Prikid bar, they played great American hip-hop, served shot after shot of a licorice liquor called Topaz, and treated me as if I were the entire cast of Ocean's Eleven," he adds.

The gossip guy also talks about his trip to Southeast Asia; however, his ol...
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Emmanuelle Chriqui's See-Through Top & Tight Pants - Hot Or Not?

January 4th, 2011 10:00am EST
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emmanuelle Chriqui showed up to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas grand opening over the weekend wearing a sheer top with Habitual Denim's Luxor leggings. She looked ready to party!

The actress stars in the upcoming Showtime show "The Borgias," an epic drama series about Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons), the cunning, manipulative patriarch of The Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy.

She will also appear in the film "5 Days Of August" centered around the war between Russia and Georgia and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Ge...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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Our Favorite Films About Animals

November 24th, 2008 12:39pm EST
The Lion King
'Tis the season to slaughter turkeys. Did anybody not see former Vice President wannabe Sarah Palin hold a Q&A downstage of a turkey’s obvious death? (Go HERE if you didn't.)

On a more cheerful note, here are a few gems from Hollywood made for the animal lover in all of us:

Best All-Around Animal Film

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

The film is the best all-animal movie, with March of the Penguins coming in as an understudy. A documentary showing a death of a cute baby penguin? Definitely going to lose against a Japanese (yes, really, Japanese) movie with Dudley Moore as a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 19

September 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to "Sky High" actress Danielle Panabaker (1987), Canadian duo Tegan and Sara Quin (1980), Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty (1975), Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt (1974), "Taxi" star Jimmy Fallon (1974), "The King of Queens" actor Victor Williams (1970), "Saturday Night Live" actress Cheri Oteri (1965), country singer Trisha Yearwood (1964), 80s singer Lita Ford (1958), music producer Nile Rodgers (1952), English actress/model Twiggy (1949), "Kingdom of Heaven" actor Jeremy Irons (1948), "Emergency!" actor Randolph Mantooth (1945), Scottish actor David McCallum (1933), singer Br...
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David Lynch Expands His 'Inland Empire' August 14

August 9th, 2007 2:29pm EDT
David Lynch
David Lynch's acclaimed film Inland Empire will make its DVD debut this summer with Rhino Entertainment. Overseen personally by Lynch, the DVD will feature the director's mind-bending cinematic journey generously embellished with a number of extras including a massive collection of additional scenes entitled "More Things That Happened." Other bonus materials include a making-of featurette, interviews with Lynch and the film's star Laura Dern, a photo gallery and theatrical trailers, plus footage of Lynch at home cooking quinoa -- an edible seed similar in texture to couscous.

Filming e...
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Jeremy Irons Turns Down 'Brideshead Revisited' Role

April 2nd, 2007 10:26am EDT
Jeremy Irons
British actor Jeremy Irons has turned down the chance to star in the forthcoming movie remake of 1980s TV mini-series Brideshead Revisited. Irons - who played Charles Rider in the 1981 show - was approached for a different role, played by Lawrence Olivier in the original adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel.

But the Oscar winner was reluctant to take on a role played by one of the greatest actor's of all time. Irons says, "They did approach me and ask me to be involved in it - they wanted me to play the part of Lord Marchmain - but I said I couldn't possibly put my feet into the footstep...
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'Little Miss Sunshine' Wins at SAG Awards

January 29th, 2007 10:04am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine scooped the Ensemble in a Film prize at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. The low-budget comedy unexpectedly took home the prestigious accolade, which is the ceremony's equivalent of the Best Picture Oscar. Full List of Winners Below

Greg Kinnear, who plays stressed dad Richard in the film, expressed his Oscar hopes as he accepted the prize. He said: "I think we feel good. An Oscar would mean a great deal to us. Making a movie isn't always a great experience, that's the facts. But this really was a remarkable experience."

British actress Da...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

January 16th, 2007 8:24am EST
Dreamgirls
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 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

F...
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'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Weeds' Receive 4 Golden Globe Nods; Several New Series Also Get Nominations

December 14th, 2006 11:06am EST
Grey
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the nominations for the 64th Golden Globe awards. Strong contenders this year include Weeds and Grey's Anatomy, which each garnered four nominations. Full list of TV nominees follows:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

24

Big Love

Grey’s Anatomy

Heroes

Lost

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Patricia Arquette -- Medium

Edie Falco -- The Sopranos

Evangeline Lilly -- Lost

Ellen Pompeo -- Grey’s Anatomy

Kyra Sedgwick -- The Closer

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 19

September 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
http://www.starpulse.com/Supermodels/Silvstedt,_Victoria/
Happy Birthday to "Sky High" actress Danielle Panabaker (1987), Canadian duo Tegan and Sara Quin (1980), Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt (1974), "Taxi" star Jimmy Fallon (1974), "The King of Queens" actor Victor Williams (1970), "Saturday Night Live" actress Cheri Oteri (1965), country singer Trisha Yearwood (1964), 80s singer Lita Ford (1958), music producer Nile Rodgers (1952), English actress/model Twiggy (1949), "Kingdom of Heaven" actor Jeremy Irons (1948), "Emergency!" actor Randolph Mantooth (1945), Scottish actor David McCallum (1933), singer Brook Benton (1931; d. 1988), "Family G...
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Film and TV Stars Give Extraordinary Performances on Lullabye Compilation

April 24th, 2006 10:00pm EDT
Elton John
Who wouldn't want Hollywood's biggest stars to sing them to sleep? Some of the most surprising voices in Hollywood, accompanied by musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, lend their talents to a new album, "Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars," to be released by Rhino Records on April 25. It's the perfect soundtrack for quiet evenings at home, with your children…or without them.

The CD features 14 spellbinding tunes by composers including Elton John, Billy Joel, Sade, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney, beautifully sung and lushly orchestrated. A portion of the proceeds will be...
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Jeremy Irons Married to Please a Mother

February 7th, 2006 9:45am EST
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons says he got married to be polite. The 57-year-old admits he tied the knot with his first wife, Julie Hallam, because he didn't want to be discourteous - and to please her mom. The star - who has been married to Irish actress Sinead Cusack for 27 years - confessed to Sunday Times magazine: "She was lovely but we shouldn't have got married.

"I think I was trying to please her mother. I got married because I didn't want to appear rude." The 'Lolita' actor has also revealed he dreamed of being a vet when he was a child. He says he was desperate to take care of animals when he ...
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Teri Hatcher, Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor & Others SING(!)

January 30th, 2006 3:13pm EST
Teri Hatcher
Who wouldn't want Hollywood's biggest stars to sing them to sleep? Some of the most surprising voices in Hollywood, accompanied by musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, lend their talents to a new album, "Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars," to be released by Rhino Records on March 28. It's the perfect soundtrack for quiet evenings at home, with your children...or without them.

The CD features 14 spellbinding tunes by composers including Elton John, Billy Joel, Sade, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney, beautifully sung and lushly orchestrated. A portion of the proceeds will benef...
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Jerry Hall Says Mick Jagger Sleeps Around

October 19th, 2005 9:37am EDT
Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall launched an attack on ex-husband Mick Jagger at an awards show - blasting the star's philandering ways. The 48-year-old model chatted about the Rolling Stones singer's fondness for beautiful women while she hosted a fashion awards bash in Monte Carlo.

Asked by co-host Jeremy Irons whether Jagger might host the Fashion Rocks event with her in the future, Jerry said: "Are you insane? Have you seen how many models there are here? Even he couldn't afford the child support payments."

When she was later asked if she had indulged in any gambling, the blonde beauty - who divorc...
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