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Hugh Jackman Breaks Theater Record

November 1st, 2011 12:00am EDT
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Hugh Jackman is a Broadway record breaker - his new musical show has smashed one-week grosses at the Broadhurst Theater.

Ticket sales for Back on Broadway raked in over $1.2 million last week, beating previous records set by Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays," Jude Law's "Hamlet" and "The Merchant of Venice," starring Al Pacino.

Tony Award-winner Jackman officially returns to the New York stage for a 10-week engagement on November 10.

In the show, the movie star performs a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra.
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Justin Bieber Takes Selena Gomez To Hockey Game, Rents Out Entire Theater For 'Real Steel' Screening

October 24th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
How's this for a weekend out: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have spent an extended weekend in Bieber's home country of Canada, where they caught a Winnipeg Jets hockey game and a showing of Real Steel - in an empty theater!

The Winnipeg Free Press reported Thursday that Justin Bieber spent quite a bit of cash to rent out an entire movie theater so that he and Selena Gomez could watch Hugh Jackman's robot boxing flick Real Steel all by themselves!

If that weren't enough, Bieber also snatched tickets to a Winnipeg Jets game on Saturday, and watched from a luxorious private suite.

Bieber i...
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For Some Celebs, Their Best Accessories Are Their Pampered Pooches

October 21st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Celebrities and their dogs
Bo Obama just got his first official White House photo. In honor of the first dog's fourth birthday, check out some of our other favorite furry friends.

Hugh Jackman's French Bulldog is a natural in front of the camera. The actor rarely goes anywhere in New York City without Peaches.

Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie are expecting a bundle of joy, but the actress is often snapped carrying a different bundle - her Chihuahua Lola.

Anne Hathaway takes her Chocolate Lab Esmerelda everywhere - from filming "Batman" in Pittsburgh to walking in Los Angeles.

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'Real Steel' Edges Out 'Footloose' At Weekend Box Office

October 17th, 2011 8:21am EDT
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Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie "Real Steel" has narrowly fought off competition from new dance remake "Footloose" to make it a second week atop the box office chart.

"Real Steel" locked down an extra $16.3 million in ticket sales this week to remain at number one, edging out "Footloose," starring Kenny Wormald in the part made famous by Kevin Bacon in 1984. It debuted in second place with opening weekend takings of $16.1 million.

Horror reboot "The Thing" entered the countdown at three, while Steve Martin's comedy "The Big Year" failed to tickle audiences and opened in ninth place.
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Hugh Jackman & Elle MacPherson Attend Reception Hosted By Queen Eilizabeth II

October 15th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman and Elle MacPherson were among the prominent Australians invited to a lavish reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Thursday ahead of her trip Down Under.

The British monarch is set to visit the country, of which she is head of state, next week, and she invited 350 members of Australia's high society to join her for a celebration at her London residence.

Jackman was one of the first guests to chat to the queen at the party, and he is adamant his fellow countrymen will be thrilled she is making her 16th trip Down Under, despite some citizens calling for...
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Hugh Jackman Bonded With Robert Pattinson During 'Drag Karaoke'

October 13th, 2011 8:48pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman has struck up an unlikely friendship with Twilight actor Robert Pattinson after the two hunks bonded during a karaoke session in Japan.

The X-Men action star was promoting his 2008 movie Australia with director Baz Luhrmann when he found himself on the same flight to Japan as Pattinson.

Jackman admits his first impression of the Brit wasn't great, telling MTV News, "I didn't talk to him (Pattinson) at all on the flight, because he's this really tall guy with a hood over his head, literally, and every time I'd go to the bathroom (and pass him), I'd be like, 'Man, that guy take...
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Hugh Jackman Launches Charity Coffee Blend

October 11th, 2011 8:40pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman has launched his own brand of coffee.

The Real Steel star was inspired to create a new African blend following a trip to Ethiopia - and he'll be giving all the profits to charity.

Jackman explains, "I met a man who changed the way I look at the world. As (coffee farmer) Dukale and I planted coffee trees together, I began to see the potential for one man's hard work to transform an entire community...

"While working with Dukale that day, I was so inspired by what I learned from him and his community, I made Dukale a promise to do my bit to help."

Upon his return, the Aussie ...
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'Real Steel' Knocks Out The Competition At Weekend Box Office

October 10th, 2011 8:51am EDT
Real Steel
Hugh Jackman's robot boxing film "Real Steel" fought off competition to debut at the top of the U.S. box office, raking in $27. 3 million over the weekend.

George Clooney and Ryan Gosling's highly-anticipated political drama "The Ides of March" premiered at second place with takings of $10.4 million, while last week's box office winner "Dolphin Tale" fell to third place after grossing $9.2 million.

Rounding out the top five were Brad Pitt's baseball movie "Moneyball" ($7.5 million) and cancer comedy "50/50" ($5.5 million) at fourth and fifth place respectively.
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Hugh Jackman & Jimmy Fallon Have A 'Water War' (Video)

October 9th, 2011 10:30pm EDT
Jimmy Fallon and Hugh Jackman have a water war
Hugh Jackman was drenched with water on TV on Thursday night as he played a card game with Jimmy Fallon.

The X-Men Origins: Wolverine star sat down for a chat on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and the pair played classic card game War, but changed the rules so the loser was splashed with water at every defeat.

Fallon told Jackman, "We are going to have a water war. Now, it's just like the card game War, but with water. So, if you lose a hand you get splashed in the face. We each have five cups of water. The first one to use all of his cups on the other guy wins and gets to water canon the ...
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Review: 'Real Steel' 'Two Jews On Film' Have Split Decision On This Action Fantasy (Video)

October 6th, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Real Steel
Two Jews on Film: By Joan Alperin Schwartz - The year is 2020. Things look pretty much the same as they do now... Except in the world of boxing. Humans have evolved to the point where they no longer get excited by watching men and women pummel each other. Score one for us.

What we have instead is 'Robot Boxing' which I have to say is...really, really cool...especially the way it's depicted in this new fantasy, action film, called 'Real Steel' directed by Shawn Levy.

First of all, these 'robot boxers' aren't your everyday garden variety robots. These animatronic, mechanical men are ov...
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Go See This Movie - 'Real Steel,' 'The Ides Of March,' And 'Dirty Girl'

October 6th, 2011 3:35pm EDT
Real Steel
Not sure what's playing at your local movie theatre? Here's what's hitting the theaters this weekend! "The Ides of March" (Ryan Gosling, George Clooney), "Real Steal" (Hugh Jackman), and "Dirty Girl" (Juno Temple).

You can't lose with any of these three movies! I'm a huge Clooney and Gosling fan, love a good boxing movie (especially with robots), and I always appreciate a good indie comedy. What do you want to see? Tweet me @stuartbrazell
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Fall Movie Preview: October 2011

October 5th, 2011 11:00am EDT
The Ides of March
October 7

The Ides of March

This weekend has an interesting match-up for the box office: George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” a sure Oscar contender, vs. “Real Steel,” a robot boxing film starring Hugh Jackman. In “Ides,” Clooney, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, stars as a promising presidential candidate whose young, idealistic aid (Ryan Gosling) sees the dark underbelly of what political campaigns are really about. Expect amazing performances from the entire cast which also includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Maris Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

Real Steel

So why ...
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Hugh Jackman Thinks 'Les Miserables' Will Be In 3D

October 3rd, 2011 8:45pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
The movie musical version of hit stageshow Les Miserables looks set to be a 3D affair, according to its star Hugh Jackman.

The Aussie actor, who will play Jean Valjean in the film, reveals producers and director Tom Hooper are looking at the latest 3D technology with a view to giving the project a series of eye-popping effects.

He tells Collider.com, "It's in discussion. Honestly, that's probably gonna be part of what the tests are about, to see what that does."
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Real Steel,' 'The Ides Of March,' & More

October 3rd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Real Steel
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read my Seth Rogen interview from last week for “50/50,” you should definitely check it out.

The film itself is one of the best this year; definitely worth watching. It impressively handles a dark subject like cancer by making light of it with humor. To label “50/50” as a straight comedy though is disrespectful to what a poignant story it is, because it also remains sensitive to immense difficulty of coping with such a serious disease.

In this way, Seth Rogen’s sarcastic jokes are well balanced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s uptight, neurotic character...
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Hugh Jackman Would Like A Role On 'Glee'

September 30th, 2011 8:37am EDT
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Hugh Jackman is keen to follow Gwyneth Paltrow and fellow Aussie Olivia Newton-John onto TV hit "Glee," but he's yet to get an invite to join the cast for a guest spot.

The song-and-dance man is a huge fan of the program and would love to be a part of an upcoming episode.

He says, "I haven't been asked... I think I would (like to be on the show) if it was the right role. That would be fun."
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Spotted: A Jacked Hugh Jackman Swimming In Sydney

September 28th, 2011 9:00am EDT
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We spotted a very fit Hugh Jackman going for a swim in the ocean at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach after an early morning training session yesterday.

Believe it or not, Hugh (who turns 43 next month) only works out because of his job. He recently told Men's Fitness magazine, "If I weren't getting paid or didn't have a character like Wolverine to maintain, I would just be a tall, lean, fit guy."

Let's hope he keeps doing roles that make him work out!

Hugh stars in the upcoming film "Real Steel." In the film, a retired pugilist transitions to the business side of the ropes after human boxers ...
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Hugh Jackman Reprimanded For Giving Theater Fans Score Of Baseball Game

September 26th, 2011 9:49pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Baseball fan Hugh Jackman received a written reprimand from the director of his hit Broadway show 'The Boy From Oz' after dashing offstage to get the New York Yankees score for theatergoers.

The movie star had only just started previews for the musical when he chose to halt the show one night and let fans know if the Yankees had made it to the World Series.

He recalls, "It was game seven of the Yankees right before the World Series (sic). I was looking out into the audience and I could see all these guys thinking, 'Damn it! I said I'd take my wife to see 'The Boy From Oz' about Peter Alle...
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Hugh Jackman Can't Believe He Broke WWE Wrestler Dolph Ziggler's Jaw (Video)

September 25th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman has laughed off reports he fractured a wrestler's jaw with a punch, insisting the fighter is "prone to exaggeration."

WWE fighter Dolph Ziggler claimed the movie star left him hospitalized with a "hairline mandibular fracture" following a stunt during Monday night's televised Raw SuperShow wrestling clash.

Jackman was guest hosting the event to promote his new robot boxing film Real Steel and he thrilled wrestling fans by jumping into the ring to throw a punch at celebrated fighter Ziggler.

But he can't believe he did any damage.

Jackman tells EW.com, "It was scripted that ...
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Hugh Jackman Has Been Involved In A Lot Of Fistfights

September 16th, 2011 11:33am EDT
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Hugh Jackman admits he has been involved in fistfights.

He told the Daily Star, "I have been in plenty of fights, and I'm definitely not always the winner. The last time I was in the U.K. I got in an argument with a guy in a pub about the rugby or something and the next thing I was flat out on my face.

"Luckily, as an actor most people don't want to punch you in the face."

Hugh stars in the upcoming film "Real Steel" about a retired pugilist who transitions to the business side of the ropes after human boxers are replaced by robotic ones.
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Hugh Jackman: 'I Only Work Out Because I'm Paid To'

September 10th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman talked to Men's Fitness for their October issue, and he revealed that he isn't the gym rat he appears to be.

"I don't really enjoy training. People say it's addictive, but I'm like, 'Not so much,'" Jackman says. "If I weren't getting paid or didn't have a character like Wolverine to maintain, I would just be a tall, lean, fit guy."

Hugh also says as he gets older, the training because that much tougher. "Over the past three or four years it's gotten a lot tougher. I have to eat a stricter diet. I have to train even harder. I can't get away with what I used to."

The Aussie a...
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Russell Crowe Joins 'Les Miserables' Film

September 10th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is to join Hugh Jackman in the movie adaptation of hit musical Les Miserables.

Crowe has been in talks to play Inspector Javert in the project for months, and now sources tell trade paper Variety he has signed on for the role.

The King's Speech's Tom Hooper will direct the film, which has a release date of December 12, 2012. Although not known for his musical skills, Crowe did front rock band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts.

Reports suggest Jackman is trying to persuade Anne Hathaway to sign on to play prostitute Fantine in the movie musical.
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'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Sequel Gets Complete Rewrite

September 5th, 2011 10:19am EDT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Production on Hugh Jackman's forthcoming movie The Wolverine is facing further delay - film executives have ordered a complete rewrite of the script.

Shooting on the latest installment in the X-Men franchise has already been pushed back until the spring due to unpredictable weather conditions in Japan, where part of the mutant superhero action blockbuster was due to be filmed later this year.

But according to Variety.com, the project has hit another stumbling block - director James Mangold has replaced The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie with Mark Bomback, who penned 200...
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Hugh Jackman Beats Johnny Depp In Sexiest Sci-Fi Star Poll

September 2nd, 2011 10:13am EDT
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Hugh Jackman has beaten competition from Johnny Depp and David Tennant to be named the sexiest actor in science fiction.

Jackman plays mutant superhero Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise, and fans have voted him their favourite sci-fi star in a poll by TV network Syfy.

Former "Doctor Who" star Tennant came second, while British actor John Barrowman lands third place for his role in "Torchwood."

Depp came fourth for his movie "Edward Scissorhands," while Harrison Ford rounded out the top five for his portrayal of Han Solo in the "Star Wars" films.

In the female category, Sarah Michelle G...
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Hugh Jackman Supports World Vision's Relief Efforts In East Africa (Video)

September 1st, 2011 2:01pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
It is always great to see celebrities using their star power for good and that is exactly what Hugh Jackman is doing right this second. Hugh along with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, just released the special video message below to rally support for World Vision's relief efforts in East Africa.

“World Vision is supporting long-term programs such as drought-tolerant crops, help for herders’ animals, and assistance to families to diversify their income source so that drought doesn’t leave them without an income," reveals Jackman.

And Furness adds: “Children are the most vulnerable in time...
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Anne Hathaway Top Pick For 'Les Miserables' Role

September 1st, 2011 9:43am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has become the frontrunner to land the iconic role of Fantine in a new movie version of musical "Les Miserables."

The actress, who is currently playing Catwoman in the new Batman movie, belted out "On My Own" from the musical at the Oscars in February, and now it looks like that performance may have earned her a leading role in the movie.

Hathaway's pal and one-time Academy Awards duet partner Hugh Jackman will play leading man Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson are also being co...
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James Cameron's 'Fantastic Voyage' Could Be Sent Adrift Without A Director On Board

August 22nd, 2011 1:22pm EDT
Will Smith is in the running for 'Fantastic Voyage'
The 'Avatar' creator and his Lightstorm Entertainment partner Jon Landau are set to produce the remake of the 1966 sci-fi flick, 'Fantastic Voyage,' but if they are unable to acquire a well known actor then they may face losing the projects current director, Shawn Levy.

THR claim that Levy, the director of 'Night at the Museum,' 'Date Night' and Hugh Jackman's latest robot film 'Real Steel,' is set to leave the big budget movie in future weeks if a highly acclaimed actor does not star in the film.

Production has been on hold due to casting difficulties and this has resulted in Levy ...
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Hugh Jackman Gets Some Sun & Has Some Fun With His Kids On The Beach In France

July 31st, 2011 2:54pm EDT
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Hugh Jackman spent the day Sunday playing with his children on the beach in St. Tropez.

The X-Men Origins: Wolverine star showed off his toned body while frolicking with daughter Ava and son Oscar at the south France hot spot.

Last week Jackman was promoting upcoming his upcoming "Rock-em Sock-em Robots" influenced film Real Steel at San Diego's annual Comic Con, and was asked about upcoming X-Men sequel Wolverine.

Script is done for Wolverine," he tells Access Hollywood. "[T]his afternoon – [I'm] going to be meeting up with the director James Mangold."

Shooting for the film begins in O...
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U2 Documentary Set To Open Toronto Film Festival

July 26th, 2011 11:01pm EDT
U2
Rock band U2's documentary has been selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada in September.

The film, From The Sky Down, is directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim and chronicles the Irish band's longtime success since its formation in 1978.

The 2011 celebrations will be a star-studded affair - other celebrities set to showcase their latest works include Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Hugh Jackman (Butter), Keira Knightley (A Dangerous Method), and Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs).

George Clooney will screen two movies at the festival (The Ides of March, The Descendants), as...
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Celebrity Sightings At Comic-Con 2011

July 23rd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Nikki Reed at the 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1' press confere
The world's largest comic book festival, Comic-Con international at San Diego, is winding down and ends today. San Diego certainly sees its share of freaks and geeks every July as well as plenty of celebrities promoting their latest film or TV shows. Here are a few celebrity sightings from the week.

Hugh Jackman promoting - 'Real Steel'

Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake at the 'In Time' press conference.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1' press conference.

Robert Rodriguez at ...
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65th Annual Tony Awards Round-Up: Winners, Fashion & More

June 13th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit musical "The Book Of Mormon" swept the board at the 2011 Tony Awards on Sunday, scooping nine top honors including the prestigious Best Musical.

The critically-acclaimed show, about two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda, was nominated for 14 prizes at the New York ceremony, which celebrates the best of Broadway.

Host Neil Patrick Harris opened the awards show at The Beacon Theatre with a comical song-and-dance number titled "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore," and Hugh Jackman, a previous Tony Awards host, later joined the actor onstage...
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