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Down-To-Earth Hugh Jackman Has Fun With Reporter In Australia

8/5/2015 8:42pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman photobombed an Australian reporter on Tuesday following a visit to the Sydney Children's Hospital.

The actor and his wife, Deborrah-Lee Furness, paid a visit to the hospital as patrons of the non-profit Fight Cancer Foundation, and after meeting with patients they helped launch the charity's Back On Track program, which helps kids keep up with their schoolwork while they battle the disease.

When the event was over, Jackman -- one of the most likeable guys in showbiz -- left the building as Channel 10 reporter Jessica Turner was doing a live report about it, and he ran up behi...

There's One Actress Hugh Jackman Will Never, Ever Call A Co-Star

7/6/2015 12:57pm EDT
Hugh Jackman's Wife Says He's 'Not Allowed' To Work With Angelin
Hugh Jackman's wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, has banned the actor from starring alongside Angelina Jolie.

During an interview with Australia's "Today" show, the couple was asked how they felt about watching each other kiss other people for their work, to which Furness joked: "I've told his agent he's not allowed to work with Angelina, I'm sure she's lovely."

Jolie is married to Brad Pitt, whom she met on the set of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston). Jackman and Furness met while filming Australian drama "Corelli" in 1995 and wed the following year.


Hugh Jackman To Play Wolverine 'One Last Time'

3/30/2015 12:15pm EDT
Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman shared a photo on Instagram over the weekend, revealing that his next film as iconic X-Men character Wolverine will be his last.

"Wolverine... one last time," he captioned a shot of his hands, one with his adamantium claws extended.


A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:40am PDT

Jackman has played the character in four X-Men movies, along with standalone films X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and 2013's The Wolverine.

A third Wolverine film is set for release in 2017, meaning it's unlikely that he'll ...

Hugh Jackman Is Back On Broadway

11/17/2014 10:54am EST
Hugh Jackman Back On Broadway In 'The River'
Hugh Jackman is back on Broadway where he belongs.

The "Wolverine" star is leading an ensemble cast of actors in the play "The River". Playing at the Circle in the Square theater through Jan. 25, "The River" showcases Jackman alongside Laura Donnelly Cush Jumbo. Jessica Love and Kerry Warren. He is the only male in the production.

According to the play's official website, "On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems… and as memory collides with desire, the ...

These Stars' BFFs Are Their Pets

11/17/2014 9:09am EST
12 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed With Their Pets
Taylor Swift is a cat lover (and future cat lady?), and she names her pets after her favorite TV characters. First, there's Meredith Grey, a gray cat she adopted in 2011. She named her after the "Grey's Anatomy" character. Then there's Olivia Benson, a white cat with folded ears named for the "Law & Order: SVU" character.

Jennifer Aniston is a huge animal lover. She was crushed when her Welsh corgi mix Norman died in 2011 at age 15. She loved Norman so much, she tattoed his name on her foot. The actress currenlty owns a white shepherd mix named Dolly and a pit bull mix called Sophie.

Artificial Intelligence Is 'Way Too Unpredictable' In 'Chappie'

11/6/2014 3:37pm EST
The trailer for director Neill Blomkamp's new film about a sentient robot that becomes human-like via a breakthrough in artificial intelligence was just released, and like the director's previous two films, "District 9" and "Elysium," it promises to make you think.

"Chappie" stars Blomkamp favorite Sharlto Copley in the title role, along with Dev Patel as the scientist who creates him, and centers on the title character's experiences in the world, growing and learning as time goes on, and becoming influenced by its surroundings.

Naturally, since it's a Blomkamp film, there's a bit of a tw...

13 Celebrities With Irresistible Accents

9/26/2014 1:54pm EDT
13 Celebrities With Irresistible Accents
There's something about a foreign accent that's incredibly sexy. It makes us dismiss certain flaws if someone's voice has that Irish lilt or Australian inflection.

And let's not forget the sensual Spanish and Latin American accents!

Emma Watson stole our hearts as Hermione in the "Harry Potter" franchise when she was just 10 years old. The actress has matured into a beautiful young woman, and her British accent is sophisticated - likely because her parents are both affluent attorneys.

She's also appeared in films such as "My Week With Marilyn," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "This Is...

Hugh Jackman, Kate Middleton & More Celebs Watch Djokovic Win Title At Wimbledon

7/7/2014 9:33am EDT
Hugh Jackman, Kate Middleton & More Celebs Watch Djokovic Win Ti
Several celebrities came out to watch Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer to win Britain's Wimbledon Men's title on Sunday in London.

Actors Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, Orlando Bloom, Chris Hemsworth and Kate Beckinsale were in attendance along with director Guy Ritchie, and soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria. Prince William and Kate Middleton also cheered on the competitors.

Jackman showed off his clean shaven head while posting a selfie with wife Deborra-Lee Furness. He later congratulated Djokovic on his seventh Grand Slam title, writing: "One of the greatest matches ...

Hugh Jackman Shows Off His Shaved Head

6/11/2014 12:21pm EDT
Hugh Jackman Bald
We hope you weren't attached to Hugh Jackman's hairdo – because it's not attached to him anymore.

Jackman uploaded a photo of himself with a shaved head and explained it was for an upcoming role. "Blackbeard is born. #PAN," the actor captioned the picture.

Pan is an upcoming 2015 film based on Peter Pan. As he mentioned, Jackman was cast as notorious pirate Blackbeard. Joining him is Garrett Hedlund as a young Captain Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, and Amanda Seyfried as Mary. Newcomer Levi Miller will play Peter Pan and the film will be directed by Joe Wright, who worked on Pride & Pre...

Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer Surgery Again

5/9/2014 11:00am EDT
Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer Surgery Again
Actor Hugh Jackman posted a photo of himself on Instagram on Thursday wearing a bandage over his nose following surgery to remove a Basel Cell Carsinoma (BCC).

He captioned the image: "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!."

He added on Twitter: "Huge thanks to Dr. Arian and Dr. Born for operating on my nose until 10:20pm! #SUNSCREEN"

Jackman had cancerous cells removed in November as well.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, BCC is a treatable and common form of skin cancer. It is identified by lesions or growth...

Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, And James McAvoy Dance To 'Blurred Lines'

5/4/2014 4:03pm EDT
Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy
What do you do when you get a trip of Hollywood’s hottest leading men? Have them dance to one of the hottest tunes!

Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy were the Graham Norton Show to promote their upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past. It was there they told a story explaining how difficult it was to get Michael to leave his trailer.

Hugh said, "Michael is one of those actors you have to coax out of the trailer. He'll wait in there for hours and hours.

"To get him out, there was only really one song. We used to get the sound guy to play it very loud in the studio just s...

Hugh Jackman Nearly Severed His Manhood While Shooting 'Wolverine'

5/2/2014 4:01pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman nearly became Hugh-nuch Jackman after an on-set scare while filming 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The actor was filming a nude scene while in character and wearing his signature metal claws when he found himself face-to-face wiht a group of femail crew members. Jackman panicked and tried to cover himself up, flirting with serious disaster.

"I quite enjoyed (being naked) really, it's a very freeing feeling..." the 45-year-old told British talk show host Graham Norton. "There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set. I ran round the corner and all the fe...

10 Superstar Actors Who Turned Down Iconic Movie and TV Roles

4/22/2014 3:30pm EDT
Neo - Deal With It
Could you picture Tom Selleck outrunning boulders and beating up Nazis as Indiana Jones? Or lovable high school truant Matthew Broderick brewing up blue meth as Walter White? Highly doubtful, since Harrison Ford and Bryan Cranston’s iconic characters are impossible to play by any other actor no matter how talented or accomplished.

Yet it's surprising to consider how many iconic movies and TV series almost were narrowly miscast with the wrong stars. Even though their careers may have suffered from turning down these blockbuster hits, these characters luckilly found their proper Hollywood vo...

The 10 Fittest Male Celebrities In Hollywood

4/17/2014 3:00am EDT
The 10 Fittest Male Celebrities In Hollywood
Chris Hemsworth has problems most men would envy. For example, he put on so much muscle while he was preparing to play "Thor" that his costume didn't fit.

The Australian star told the Los Angeles Times in 2011: "I got the part and immediately started looking at the comic books, and the guy is 500 pounds or something and looks like Schwarzenegger. And I thought, 'OK, I'm not gonna get to that.' But I have to get bigger. (The filmmakers) kept saying 'Yeah, get as big as you can, as big as you can.'"

The "Thor" costume was altered to fit his new shape, and movie execs ordered Hemsworth to g...

Hugh Jackman Sings 'Les Miserables' Song As Wolverine - Watch It!

3/31/2014 4:30pm EDT
Hugh Jackman Sings 'Les Miserables' Song As Wolverine - Watch It
Hugh Jackman is a good sport. While appearing on BBC Radio 1's "The Matt Edmondson Show" he performed a spoof song from "Les Miserables" in character as the Marvel superhero Wolverine.

Jackman played Jean Valjean in the 2012 big-screen adaptation of the musical and stars in the upcoming "X Men: Days of Future Past."

The British DJ rewrote the lyrics to "Who Am I?" from "Les Mis," dubbing the track as part of "Wolverine The Musical."

Jackman happily goes along with the skit, singing the rewritten lyrics, which include, "Who am I?/Am I a superhero with some claws?/Or just an actor searchin...

11 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings

3/19/2014 1:01pm EDT
Idris Elba
As a comic book nerd, nothing is worse than seeing a poor attempt at a movie adaptation of one of your beloved super heroes. So one could understand why so many casting decisions in comic book films create a controversy. Here are 11 controversial comic book movie castings:

Idris Elba - Heimdall in Thor. In what will be an occurring theme in this list, Elba's casting as Asgard Sentry Heimdall was a controversy only because of the color of this skin. Several white supremacist groups employ Norse mythology, so the perceived slight was twofold for them. In the end, the boycott attempts failed ...

Hugh Jackman Heading Back To The Tony Awards To Host For Fourth Time

2/12/2014 12:32am EST
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Wolverine star Hugh Jackman announced on Tuesday that he'll be hosting the 2014 Tony Awards.

Jackman shared the news in a video posted to his Instagram page, telling fans that he "Couldn't wait another minute" to share the news that he'll be hosting this June's ceremony for the fourth time. He previously hosted the show in 2003, 2004 and 2005, winning an Emmy Award for the job he did in 2004.

The 68th Annual Tony Awards takes place on June 8, 2014, from New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

Hugh Jackman Drops Out Of Stage Production About Harry Houdini

12/25/2013 12:07pm EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is no longer attached to a Broadway musical about legendary illusionist Harry Houdini.

Due to scheduling conflicts Jackman had to step away from the project won't be able to take the stage.

"I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on Houdini," Jackman said in a statement.

"Ultimately, though, I wasn't able to commit to the time this role will require.

"I have tremendous respect and admiration for the creative team and I wish everyone the best. I know they're well on their way to making something extraordinary," he added.

The 45-year-old star was set to take the ti...

Hugh Jackman Has Cancerous Growth Removed

11/21/2013 5:03pm EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is sporting a big bandage on his nose, but it could've been much worse.

The Wolverine actor shared the above photo on Instagram with the message, "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!

Basal cell carcinoma is a highly-treatable form of cancer caused by UV exposure, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. While it can spread and disfigure skin, it rarely moves to other body parts and becomes life-threatening.

The SCF notes over 2.8 mill...

Hugh Jackman Tapped To Reprise Wolverine Role

11/6/2013 10:59am EST
The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in an upcoming sequel. Multiple reports indicate the "X-Men" star will once again play the mutant anti-hero, and director James Mangold will also be on on board for the project.

The new film will mark the eighth time Jackman has played James "Logan" Howlett and his alter ego. He recently portrayed the character in "The Wolverine" this past summer.

Jackman first donned the claws and sideburns in 2000 film "X-Men" and its two sequels. He also appeared in the spin-off "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and made a cameo in "X-Men: First Class."

In May,...

Review: 'Prisoners' Is One Of The Best Thrillers In Years

9/20/2013 3:00pm EDT
In A Nutshell: If you can stomach the film's intense and graphic scenes, the film is worth it!  Prisoners is 2013's ”Silence of the Lambs.” It is that damn good!

At first glance, Prisoners may seem nothing more than a dark, cliché and an unoriginal thriller. There is nothing new about the all too common story of child abduction and the havoc it wreaks on families and communities. But Canadian director Denis Villeneuve avoids all the pitfalls of having a big budget Hollywood debut (he received an Oscar nomination for his first foreign-language film Incendies) and delivers a truly riveting,...

Hugh Jackman: 'My Wife Turned Down Mick Jagger For Me'

9/14/2013 12:45pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman knew his wife was a keeper after she turned down an invitation to party with Mick Jagger to have dinner with the actor.

The X-Men star asked his future wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, over to a group dinner at his home in 1996 while they were starring in Australian TV show Correlli together. During the meal, the actress received a call from the Rolling Stones legend urging her to leave.

Jackman explains, "I invited her and about 20 people over and during the dinner she had her cell phone on the table... and we're in Melbourne, my house, and we're all watching her have this convers...

Toronto Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, & More (Photos)

9/9/2013 11:00am EDT
Reese Witherspoon
The Toronoto International Film Festival (TIFF) has turned into a hot spot for celebrities over the last few years, and 2013 has been no exception.

We spotted several stars promoting their new films, including Reese Witherspoon who attended the "Devil's Knot" premiere over the weekend.

The actress, 36, looked sexy in a black and beige patterened dress that showed off a little cleavage. She's definitely back in shape after giving birth to her third child one year ago.

Witherspoon's new film is based on an Arkansas case in which three children were savagely murdered in 1993 and the three t...

'The Wolverine' Review: The Clawed Superhero Mutant Is Back! Does It Entertain?

7/27/2013 7:05am EDT
'The Wolverine'
I really feel for The Wolverine, aka Logan (Hugh Jackman).  The poor guy can't die, doesn't have any cool people to hang out with and he's suffering from major depression.

On top of that, he's still in love with his ex girlfriend (Famke Janssen. Even though he killed her, their relationship seems to be going well.  Of course, Logan can only see her in his dreams.

No wonder our century year old mutant has the blues.

However, we don't know all of that quite yet.  

When 'The Wolverine' directed by James Mangold opens, Logan is having a flashback. It's 1944 and he's in Nagasaki, just as the...

Old & New 'X-Men' Casts Unite At Comic Con For 'Days Of Future Past'

7/21/2013 11:48am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Fans of Marvel's X-Men got a huge treat at Comic Con on Saturday as director Bryan Singer brought together the casts of the original trilogy and their younger counterparts from last year's prequel X-Men: First Class and upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past during the panel to promote the forthcoming film.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Anna Paquin came face to face with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage, sending fans into a frenzy.

"Walking by Hall H as the entire 'X-Men: Da...

Hugh Jackman Is Flanked By Two Beautiful Japanese Actresses At 'Wolverine' U.K. Premiere

7/17/2013 2:00pm EDT
Hugh Jackman Wolverine premiere
Hugh Jackman and his fellow co-stars attended "The Wolverine" premiere in London, England, on Tuesday. The actor arrived at the event in a white Audi R8, which costs more than $100,000.

Jackman posed on the red carpet with two of his sexy Japanese co-stars - Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima. It's Okamota's first film role, and she plays the object of Wolverine's affection, Mariko. Fukushima is a model who plays Yukio in the film.

Famke Janssen also attended the premiere, looking lovely in a pale pink floor-length gown.  Former Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt showed up in a bright yellow ...

Want Muscles Like Hugh Jackman? Follow His Weird Diet & Eat 5,000 Calories A Day

5/30/2013 4:00pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
As he attempts to bulk up for another superhero role, Hugh Jackman is testing out another weird diet. The actor plays Wolverine in the upcoming "The Wolverine" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and is only allowed to eat between certain hours of the day in order to get the physique he wants.

Jackman says he must consume 5,000 calories a day to build muscle, but he has to stuff them all in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

He told Entertainment Weekly, "I'm quite a skinny person by nature so I'm eating ridiculous amounts of food...What I do is I eat everything in an 8-hour period... It's called th...

'The Wolverine' Fights His Demons In New Trailer

5/21/2013 1:07pm EDT
The Wolverine
The new full-length trailer for The Wolverine has just been released, giving us a better idea of Logan's journey to Japan.

Still haunted by the events X-Men: The Last Stand, in which Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) had to kill Jean Grey (that's her, played by Famke Janssen, in the beginning of the trailer) so she wouldn't be corrupted by her latent Phoenix powers, Logan is found by an assassin who explains her employer has an offer: Death.

As the trailer explains, Wolverine saved a man's life during World War 2 by throwing him into a well and covering him as an atomic blast ripped through the ...

Hugh Jackman Accosted By Fanatic While At The Gym

4/15/2013 9:10am EDT
Hugh Jackman
The star of the popular "X-Men" movies, Hugh Jackman, was attacked while pumping iron at his local gym on Saturday morning. Luckily, instead of fighting off Sabretooth or Magneto, the attacker was a crazed fan. The weapon of choice: an electric razor. The kicker? The razor was loaded with pubic hair.

Katherine Thurston approached Jackman and allegedly professed her love for him and threw her razor at him before running out of the complex. Thurston was caught shortly thereafter by local police and arrested. Jackman revealed later that Thurston has been stalking him and his family for some t...

Hugh Jackman Heads To The Far East In First Full Trailer For 'The Wolverine'

3/27/2013 12:39pm EDT
The Wolverine
First, director James Mangold teased X-Men fans with a six-second Vine mashup of images from this summer's surefire blockbuster The Wolverine on Monday.

On Tuesday a 20-second teaser trailer was released via MTV.

Now, after two days of whetting our appetites for the latest film in the series, the first full trailer for "The Wolverine" is finally here. And it doesn't disappoint!

After a memorable cameo in X-Men: First Class, Hugh Jackman is set to hit the big screen again as the troubled title character in the latest installment of the superhero saga. The follow-up to 2009's X-Men Origins...