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Samuel L. Jackson & Spike Lee agreed not to talk about movie grumbles

September 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee stuck to an unspoken rule not to dredge up the past on the set of their new movie Oldboy - the actor didn't ask his director about his war of words with Quentin Tarantino and Lee didn't ask his leading man about the awful Soul Men, directed by his cousin Malcolm.

Lee has been very vocal about his feelings towards Jackson's pal Tarantino and his films, and he went into overdrive when the moviemaker's slavery western Django Unchained, which featured the Pulp Fiction star, came out late last year (12), calling on African-Americans to boycott the film and insist...
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Samuel L. Jackson & Spike Lee Ended Feud For 'Oldboy'

September 22nd, 2013 5:36pm EDT
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Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee's wives brought the two old friends back together over dinner after a spat drove the director and his one-time leading man apart.

Jackson appeared in a number of Lee's films before the two men fell out, but their wives remained friends and plotted to get the two men at the same table.

The actor tells the new issue of Playboy magazine, "Spike's wife Tonya, and my wife, LaTanya, have been good friends for a long time and my wife just acted in a TV film Tonya produced and wrote, called The Watsons Go to Birmingham.

"So our wives would interact often, and we w...
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David Hasselhoff backtracks over Samuel L. Jackson criticism

September 6th, 2013 3:11am EDT
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David Hasselhoff is trying to make amends with Samuel L. Jackson after slamming his portrayal of The Avengers leader Nick Fury.

The Baywatch star had hoped to play the iconic spy in the superhero blockbuster after previously depicting the character in the 1998 TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, and was disappointed when Jackson landed the role instead.

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies published on Wednesday (04Sep13), Hasselhoff said, "I was the first Nick Fury. (Comic book creator) Stan Lee put me in that. He gave me the best line ever: 'Guys like you tend to cling to the bowl n...
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Emma Watson, Michael Douglas, Justin Timberlake, More Attend GQ Men Of The Year Awards - See Pics!

September 4th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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Michael Douglas was crowned "Legend of the Year" at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday night. He was joined by several other honorees, including Emma Watson, Elton John and Simon Pegg.

Douglas, who annouced last week that he and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones were separated, appeared solo at the event at the Royal Opera House.

Samuel L. Jackson presented Douglas with the award after flying in from the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

Former "Harry Potter" star Watson received the Woman of the Year award and jokingly told the audience: "Given the perilousness in the journey from ...
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David Beckham wanted for villainous film role - report

August 5th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Soccer superstar David Beckham has been targeted for a villainous new movie role in The Secret Service.

Director Matthew Vaughn and producers of the film are hoping to persuade the recently retired player to make his proper character acting debut in the film alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth and Michael Caine.

A source tells The Sun newspaper, "Becks was asked by Colin Firth if he'd like to be in the movie but he is yet to fully commit. He loves movies and fancies appearing on the big screen - but just as a one-off, not a full-time career."

The movie is based on Dave Gibbons and M...
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Avengers 2 villain will 'juice things up'

August 1st, 2013 9:10pm EDT
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Joss Whedon says new 'Avengers' villain Ultron will "juice things up".

The director recently revealed the highly anticipated sequel to his 2012 superhero team-up movie will be called 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', and he believes the robotic comic book villain will be a formidable foe for Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and friends.

He told Total Film magazine: "I was pitching Ultron before I took the job on the first movie. I was like, 'I don't know if I want to do this, but for the second one, you should totally do Ultron.' Because he's been a thorn in their side as much as any other chara...
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Enter The Dragon star Jim Kelly dies

July 1st, 2013 3:20am EDT
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Martial arts expert-turned-movie star Jim Kelly has died at the age of 67.

Kelly passed away on Saturday (29Jun13) at his home in San Diego, California following a battle with cancer, according to his ex-wife Marilyn Dishman.

The star came to prominence in 1973 film Enter the Dragon opposite Bruce Lee, and was famous for his one-liners and huge Afro hairstyle.

He went on to appear in films such as Black Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way and Black Samurai before giving up acting to concentrate on playing tennis professionally.

Kelly appeared in movies on and off until 2009, and worked mainl...
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Samuel L. Jackson: 'I Hate Nude Scenes'

June 28th, 2013 11:12am EDT
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Hollywood veteran Samuel L. Jackson hates stripping off with a leading lady onscreen as he fears she will feel insulted if she fails to arouse him.

The Pulp Fiction star has confessed he is always uncertain how to react when he has to get naked for sex scenes and bombards his co-star with a checklist of body parts he should avoid touching.

However, his biggest fear is getting too "excited" during the shoot - even though he feels he is insulting the actress by failing to respond to her passionate embrace.

Jackson tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I hate nude scenes, you have to as...
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Samuel L. Jackson offers up day out with fan as part of online fundraiser

June 6th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Samuel L. Jackson has launched a new crowdsourcing Kickstarter.com charity fundraiser by offering up a day out with him as a prize to one lucky donor.

The Pulp Fiction star will lunch with the fan in England and take him or her to an upcoming gala dinner - and it will only cost the person a $3 (£1.90) donation to the Alzheimer's Association.

Jackson followers who want a more permanent and immediate reward can donate more cash and win personalised gifts from the star - a $100 (£65) donation will get the donor a signed photo and for $200 (£129), fans will get a signed Kangol hat.

At press ...
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Nicolas Cage to receive top honour at Ischia Film Festival

May 29th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage is set to be honoured at an upcoming Italian film festival in recognition of his lengthy career.

The Con Air star will be handed the Ischia Legends Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, which is scheduled to take place in July (13).

Festival founder Pascal Vicedomini reveals Cage is receiving the prize for his "daring performances and fearless choice of roles".

The actor joins Samuel L. Jackson and producer Arnon Milchan as a recipient of the prestigious honour.
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Stars honour Steve Harvey as he receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

May 14th, 2013 7:15pm EDT
Stever Harvey
Samuel L. Jackson and Ellen Degeneres helped honour their pal Steve Harvey in Los Angeles on Monday (13May13) as the comedian and TV personality received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Tony Award-winning Family Feud host donned a flashy yellow suit as he celebrated the achievement with friends and fans before thanking his wife Marjorie and their children for their never-ending support.

Pulp Fiction actor Jackson was on hand to photograph the occasion, as was U.S. TV psychologist Phil McGraw, and comedienne DeGeneres delivered a few remarks, joking, "When they asked me to come a...
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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Samuel L. Jackson Defends Quentin Tarantino Over 'Django Unchained'

January 16th, 2013 12:33pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has stepped up to defend director Quentin Tarantino over the racially-charged language in his acclaimed new movie Django Unchained.

The movie, which is nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, is set in slavery-era Mississippi in 1858 and has drawn heavy criticism as well as praise.

Many critics have accused Tarantino of over-using controversial language and racial slurs, and even fellow director Spike Lee branded the movie "disrespectful" and vowed to boycott it.

However, Jackson, who plays a head slave on a plantation in the fil...
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Anne Hathaway And Samuel L. Jackson Have A 'Sad Off' To Promote 'Les Mis' & 'Django Unchained'

December 19th, 2012 7:53pm EST
Anne Hathaway And Samuel L. Jackson
Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson star in a hilarious new Funny or Die! video promoting their new films, Les Miserables and Django Unchained, respectively.

The two stars, wearing t-shirts to promote their respective movies (and Jackson wearing a sweet holiday version of his signature Kangol hat), begin by telling viewers that it's "important to remember the more upbeat aspects of the season" -- as opposed to the dramatic, "bleak" themes of Django and Les Mis.

Then it gets ugly as both stars square off over whose film is sadder.

"Oh, come on! My movie is literally called The Miserable,"...
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Samuel L. Jackson: 'We Need To Stop Deranged People From Getting Access To Guns'

December 17th, 2012 3:32pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has waded into the debate over the country's gun control laws by insisting violent movies should not be blamed for atrocities such as the Connecticut school massacre.

A slew of stars, including Cher and Cyndi Lauper, spoke out in the aftermath of the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday to urge politicians to tighten the nation's firearms laws to prevent another gun rampage. The shooter, named as Adam Lanza, 20, allegedly turned his weapon on himself after killing 20 young children and seven teachers, including his own mother.

Jacks...
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Samuel L. Jackson Films Profane Political Ad In Support Of Barack Obama

September 14th, 2012 3:41pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
"Wake the f**k up, vote for Obama!" is one of the phrases Samuel L. Jackson reportedly uses in an upcoming expletive-ridden political advertisement urging voters to choose Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election.

According to the New York Post, the advertisement is expected to hit YouTube on September 24.

The actor, who is known for his frequent use of the "F" word in films, made the commercial on behalf of the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC (political action committee).

The commercial is a take on his popular audiobook "Go the F**k to...
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Comic-Con Fans Give 'Django Unchained' A Standing Ovation

July 16th, 2012 8:15am EDT
Jamie Foxx & Kerry Washington
Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington promoted their upcoming film "Django Unchained" at Comic-Con over the weekend, and fans were so enthusiastic about the Quentin Tarantino film there was a standing ovation after the film's short preview.

Foxx starsas Django, a slave whose history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Britt...
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'The Dictator' And 15 Other Beards That Steal Movies

May 16th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
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Sacha Baron Cohen brings his trademark ridicu-shock humor to his new film "The Dictator," but it may be his beard that steals the show.

He plays Admiral General Aladeen, deposed dictator of the (fictional) Republic of Wadiya, who flees to the U.S. when his country converts to democracy. As a dictator, he's used to ruling with an iron fist, an incorrigible sense of righteous cruelty, and a thick, bushy beard that could house several terrified baby sparrows.

Aladeen may feel like a fish out of water in New York City, but he'd feel right at home among Hollywood's most magnificent beards of a...
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'The Avengers' Dwarfs A Strong Opening From 'Dark Shadows' & Passes the $1 Billion Mark Globally

May 13th, 2012 10:35pm EDT
The Avengers
The Avengers has again made U.S. box office history after becoming the first film to rake in $100 million during its second weekend.

The Marvel action epic, which boasts an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Scarlett Johansson, smashed records after hauling in a massive $200.3 million in its first three days of release, besting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which grossed $169 million when it hit theaters in July.

And the superhero blockbuster continued to impress for the second week in a row with earnings of $103.2 million, fending off competition from Joh...
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'Avengers' Star Samuel L. Jackson Unleashes His Fury On New York Times Movie Critic

May 4th, 2012 9:22am EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Want to push Samuel L. Jackson's buttons? Criticize his films. "The Avengers" star called out a movie reviewer who slammed the summer blockbuster in the New York Times.

Writer A.O. Scott upset Jackson by writing that the film is "hardly worth raging about." He added, "The light, amusing bits cannot overcome the grinding, hectic emptiness, the bloated cynicism that is less a shortcoming of this particular film than a feature of the genre."

Ouch!

In response to the scathing review, Jackson (who plays Nick Fury in the film) took to Twitter and wrote, "#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scot...
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The Idiot's Guide To 'The Avengers'

May 2nd, 2012 5:03pm EDT
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After months of unparalleled hype, The Avengers is set to hit theaters in just a few short days. For anyone who has seen Marvel's slew of superhero movies over the past four years, it's the culmination of an epic journey like no other.

And for those who haven't seen all of Marvel's movies… well, that's what we're here for.

Yes, in order to help you get ready for the movie event of the year, we've put together a comprehensive guide to "The Avengers." So whether you're a hardcore Marvel Zombie or a hero newbie who doesn't know your Pepper Potts from your Cosmic Cube, don't worry, because w...
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Samuel L. Jackson Opens Up About His Stutter

May 2nd, 2012 10:17am EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson sought help from a speech therapist to cure a stutter when he was a child.

The star confesses he was constantly teased by his fellow classmates for stammering. His aunt finally took him to a communication specialist to boost his self-esteem.

He told New York Magazine, "It manifests itself more when I read than when I talk. I have no idea why."

But the 63 year old no longer feels any shame, insisting some of his best pals and Hollywood greats have also struggled with a speech disorder.

He adds, "Denzel (Washington) stuttered. James Earl Jones stuttered. There are still ...
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'The Avengers' Joss Whedon Does Marvel's Super Heroes Proud

April 30th, 2012 11:18am EDT
'The Avengers'
'The Avengers' written and directed by Joss Whedon (Cabin In The Woods) has not one, not two, but six super heroes, who, under the leadership of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the international peacekeeping agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. come together to save the planet of course.

And thanks to the spot on direction of Mr. Whedon and his production team, they do it brilliantly. The film, shot in 3D, works on every level.

Not to spoil anything, here are the broad strokes.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) Thor's bro, who many of us met in the 2011 film entitled 'Thor', is still up to no good.

Afte...
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Samuel L. Jackson Supports Second Amendment To The U.S. Constitution

April 24th, 2012 12:50pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has been left perplexed by the tragic case of Trayvon Martin but insists Americans must retain the right to bear arms.

Martin, 17, was shot dead by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman in a gated community in Florida in February, and the case made headlines around the world as the teenager was unarmed.

Zimmerman was not initially arrested as he claimed he acted in self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law after Martin attacked him, but he was later charged with second-degree murder and released on bail.

Jackson has branded the law that initial...
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Hot 'Avengers' Premiere Pics - Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. & More!

April 12th, 2012 8:41am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
"The Avengers" Los Angeles premiere was a star-studded event yesterday. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, opted for a simple strapless black dress, while Robert Downey Jr. popped in a purple suit.

In the film, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers. Their mission? To help save the Earth from Loki (Tom Hiddleston) & his army. "The Avengers" will be closing the Tribeca Film Festival with a special screening April 28, and then will hit theaters May 4.

Check out tons of photos from the prem...
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Celebrities Who Would Make Great Wrestlers, In Honor Of WrestleMania 28

March 31st, 2012 11:00am EDT
Channing Tatum
WrestleMania is just a day away and millions of WWE fans will tune into Pay-Per-View to watch the biggest matches of the year and appearances by celebrities like Maria Menounos, who will be competing in the women's match. Celebs competing in wrestling events is nothing new. Donald Trump, Hugh Jackman, and Snooki have all stepped into the squared circle in recent years against top WWE superstars, but their performances have been average to subpar. Here's a list of celebrities who would probably fare better in the ring and make great wrestlers:

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'The Avengers' Set To Close Out The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, Honor Local Heroes

March 28th, 2012 11:42am EDT
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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced today that Marvel's The Avengers, presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, will close its 11th edition on Saturday, April 28.

Honoring the spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, the screening will allow the opportunity for Marvel's The Avengers to celebrate everyday heroes from police agencies, fire departments, first responders and various branches of the U.S. military. These local heroes will have an opportunity to attend the screening and meet the cast.

Marvel Studios' producer Kevin Fei...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
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A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

February 18th, 2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...
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Watch 'The Avengers' Official Teaser Trailer

February 1st, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
In The Avengers, Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic book production, uniting characters such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his army. "There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people so when we needed them they could fight the battles that we never could," says Fury in the trailer.

Six movies have led up to t...
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