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Bruce Springsteen to help Steven Spielberg's foundation celebrate 20-year anniversary

April 15th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Rocker Bruce Springsteen will help to mark the 20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's university foundation by performing at a special benefit gala.

The Born in the U.S.A. hitmaker will be joined by host Conan O'Brien and special guest Liam Neeson at the Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Los Angeles on 7 May (14).

The event will benefit the filmmaker's University of Southern California Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, which was established in 1994 with the aim of overcoming prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry through education.

Spielberg says, "I am perso...

Our Picks For The Cast Of Fallout 3 Movie

April 15th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Our Picks For The Cast Of Fallout 3 Movie
The year is 2277 and life as you know it is about to change drastically. All you've ever known is life inside of Vault 101, your best friend Amata, dear old dad and the Overseer. Everything you have ever known to be true is about to be challenged as your father leaves the comfort of the vault for the Capital Wasteland.

If you have ever played "Fallout 3", then you know just how engrossing this game is. You have your good, bad and neutral factions and can play it all through several times over and still get different results each time. If the good folks over at Bethesda ever got toget...

9 Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Were In Your Favorite Video Game

April 10th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
9 Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Were In Your Favorite Video Ga
As video game sales continue to rival or even surpass Hollywood box office receipts, plenty of famous actors and actresses are crossing over to lend their talents to another industry. Funny thing is though, you might not even realize it. Plenty of game companies have recruited Hollywood stars to serve as voice actors for their top titles. Sometimes the star's in-game character is rendered after their real world appearance, but more often than not, the game will feature a character that looks nothing like the voice actor, leaving the most casual fans in the dark about who was behind the mic....

Liam Neeson quits drinking

March 28th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Liam Neeson
Irish actor Liam Neeson has given up alcohol after realising he started drinking "too much" after the death of his wife Natasha Richardson.

The Taken star was left grief-stricken when his wife of 15 years passed away after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident in 2009, and to help numb the pain, Neeson turned to alcohol for comfort.

The actor admits his intake became excessive, and could easily drink three bottles of wine a night, so he decided to make a major life change, telling America's GQ magazine, " I gave up drinking about a year ago... I was drinking too much. It...

Liam Neeson realised he was 'drinking too much'

March 27th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson quit drinking last year.
The 61-year-old actor has revealed he made the conscious decision to ditch alcohol after he realized he had been boozing "too much" since the death of his wife Natasha Richardson, following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada in March 2009.
The 'Non-Stop' star told the April issue of GQ magazine: "I was drinking too much. It started since my wife died.
"Never at work, never would do it like that, but this time of night? Sitting with you, I'd easily have--I'd be on my second bottle. Before we finished, I would have been halfway down a third."
The Northe...

Kevin Connolly breaks leg

March 25th, 2014 5:20am EDT
Kevin Connolly
Kevin Connolly has broken his leg in two places.
The 40-year-old actor suffered the painful injury while shooting the 'Entourage' movie last week while playing football with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who has a cameo role in the film.
Kevin tripped on a sprinkler while trying to make the play, resulting in co-star Jerry Ferrara falling on his leg.
The actor - who reprises his role of Eric 'E' Murphy in the movie - immediately iced the injury and went back to work on his next scene shortly afterwards, Deadline reports and filming wasn't interrupted at all.
Meanwhile, 'Entou...

Liam Neeson & Pierce Brosnan to team up for festive film

March 24th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Pierce Brosnan
Northern Irish actors Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan are heading home to star in a new Christmas movie.

The two Hollywood stars will shoot A Christmas Star to help mark the 25th anniversary of the Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People.

The film will feature hundreds of young people from Northern Ireland.

Neeson and Brosnan, who are both patrons of Cinemagic, last worked together in 2006's Seraphim Falls.

Liam Neeson saves helpless dog in New York

March 21st, 2014 11:20am EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson confronted some hoodlums who were stoning a dog to death in New York.
The 'Non Stop' action movie star went to aid the pooch after hearing a woman cry for help as he was jogging through the city's Central Park.
A source told National Enquirer magazine: "Abruptly changing direction, Liam charged down a path and confronted three gangbanger wannabe types who were throwing rocks at a stray they'd cornered up against a trash bin. Liam yelled that they'd better stop or he'd knock the crap out of them - but the punks just swaggered up and warned him to mind his own business. In a fury...

Liam Neeson saves dog from a group of teenagers

March 20th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Liam Neeson
Actor Liam Neeson reportedly turned real-life hero to save a dog from a group of kids in New York.

Reports suggest the Taken star was jogging in Central Park, New York when he heard a woman calling for help as she attempted to stop a group of young thugs throwing rocks at a stray dog they had cornered, according to

A source tells the National Enquirer, "Liam charged down a path and confronted three gangbanger wannabe types.

"Liam yelled that they'd better stop or he'd knock the c**p out of them - but the punks just swaggered up and warned him to mind his own business. In ...

Liam Neeson's horse stable tour offer rejected by New York City mayor Bill De Blasio

March 10th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Liam Neeson
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has turned down an offer from Liam Neeson for a personal tour of the Big Apple's largest stable as the actor fights a proposed ban on horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.

The Taken star has become a leading advocate for carriage drivers, who he claims will be robbed of their livelihoods if a celebrity-backed campaign to outlaw the popular tourist activity is successful.

Neeson, who is good friends with one of the drivers, fellow Irishman Colm McKeever, insists allegations of horse mistreatment are unfounded and offered to take De Blasio and city counci...

Liam Neeson reprises Taken character to send comedy threat to Putin

March 9th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson channelled his Taken character as a former CIA agent during a surprise appearance on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live this weekend (08Mar14) to jokingly threaten Russian President Vladimir Putin over the military invasion of the Ukraine.

The Northern Irish star opened Saturday's programme by appearing alongside funnyman Jay Pharoah, as President Barack Obama, and condemning Putin for sending in troops to the Crimea in a parody of his action character Bryan Mills.

In his gruff movie voice, Neeson said, "Recently, I got a very disturbing call. Crimea had been taken. I hate i...

Liam Neeson turned down Bond role after wife's ultimatum

March 9th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Liam Neeson
Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson once ruled himself out of the running to play movie superspy James Bond after receiving an ultimatum from his then-fiancee, Natasha Richardson.

The Taken star reveals he had been approached to possibly take over from Timothy Dalton as secret agent 007 during the mid-1990s, but he ended up withdrawing from negotiations.

He tells, "I was heavily courted, let's put it that way, and I'm sure some other actors were too.

"It was about 18 or 19 years ago and my wife-to-be said, 'If you play James Bond we're not getting married!' And I had to ...

Liam Neeson refused James Bond role for marriage

March 8th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson refused to play James Bond because he wanted Natasha Richardson to marry him.
The 61-year-old actor claims he was "heavily courted" for the iconic 007 role 19 years ago, but he turned down the opportunity because his then-girlfriend said she wouldn't tie the knot if he played the spy.
He told the Hull Daily Mail newspaper: "I was heavily courted, let's put it that way, and I'm sure some other actors were too.
"It was about 18 or 19 years ago and my wife-to-be said, 'If you play James Bond we're not getting married!' And I had to take that on board, because I did want to marry ...

Liam Neeson Blasted By Animal Rights Group

March 8th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Liam Neeson Blasted By Animal Rights Group
Irish actor Liam Neeson has been blasted by bosses of a leading animal rights group for criticising a campaign to ban horse-drawn carriages from the streets of New York.

The Schindler's List star is strongly opposed to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to introduce legislation outlawing the popular tourist attraction near Central Park.

Neeson is adamant that mounts do not suffer from working in the city, and he fears the bill will rob carriage drivers of their livelihood.

However, a spokesman for Ireland's national animal rights group, Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), has taken a...

Non-Stop shoots to top of North American box office

March 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Liam Neeson's new action thriller Non-Stop has shot to the top of the North American box office chart with a $30 million (£18.75 million) haul.

The movie, which co-stars Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o and Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery, debuts at number one, beating religious film Son of God into second place with $26.5 million (£16.6 million).

Animated adventure The Lego Movie slipped into third place after three weeks at number one, earning an extra $21 million (£13.1 million) to boost its domestic take past the $200 million (£125 million) mark.

George Clooney's The Monuments M...

Rihanna skipped queue for toilets

March 1st, 2014 10:20am EST
Rihanna pushed in front of the queue for the toilets at the Met Gala last year.
The 'What Now' singer was a guest at the annual ball in New York City along with stars such as 'Downton Abbey' actress Michelle Dockery - who was waiting in line to use the toilet when the pop diva decided to push in front.
Speaking on the 'Chelsea Lately' show on Thursday night (02.27.14), Michelle told Chelsea Handler: "We were queuing and then Rihanna stormed past everyone. She was doing her make-up and we were like, 'Aww that's fine she's just jumped the queue because she's doing her make-up.'
"And then she...

Liam Neeson had 'explosive chemistry' with Natasha

February 24th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson gushed about the "explosive chemistry" he shared with his late wife Natasha Richardson.
The 'Non-Stop' star - whose actress wife of 15 years died following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada in March 2009 - recalled the first time he set eyes on her after they met on the set of 1981's 'Excalibur', and compared their chemistry to iconic dance partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Talking to Anderson Cooper in '60 Minutes,' in an interview that aired on Sunday (02.23.14), he said: "She was a radiant beauty. Yeah, cascading hair. I remember. There was -- that was very, very ...

Liam Neeson is glad he wasn't a famous teen

February 22nd, 2014 3:20pm EST
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson is glad he wasn't famous as a teenager.
The 'Non-Stop' star, who has sons, Michael, 19, and Daniel, 18, with his late wife Natasha Richardson, believes he has managed to avoid battles with drugs and alcohol, unlike many of his peers, because he only found fame when he was in his thirties.
The 61-year-old star told the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I didn't come out to Hollywood until I was 35. I wasn't 16 or 17 and I was never on the booze or into the drug culture. I had a little bit of maturity."
Liam, who grew up in Ballymena in County Antrim, still feels a strong connectio...

Liam Neeson: 'Natasha Richardson's Death Still Doesn't Seem Real'

February 22nd, 2014 1:45pm EST
Liam Neeson
Movie star Liam Neeson still struggles to come to terms with the 2009 loss of his wife Natasha Richardson, insisting her death doesn't feel "real".

The British actress, 45, passed away after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident in Canada and Neeson admits there are times even now, as the fifth anniversary of her death approaches, that he cannot believe she is gone.

In a candid interview with CNN newsman Anderson Cooper, which will air in the U.S. on Sunday, he says, "(It) was never real. It still kind of isn't...

"There's periods now in our New York residence when I he...

Liam Neeson still grieving wife's death

February 21st, 2014 3:20pm EST
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson is still grieving the loss of Natasha Richardson.
The 'Non-Stop' star, whose actress wife of 15 years died following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada in March 2009, says her death still doesn't feel real and he often expects to hear her voice when his front door opens.
The 51-year-old actor told Anderson Cooper's '60 Minutes,' in a new interview that will air on Sunday (02.23.14): "[Her death] was never real. It still kind of isn't. There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years . . . anytime I hear that door...

Blu-ray Review: 'Darkman - Collector's Edition'

February 20th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Darkman - Collector's Edition'
Ready for a little early Sam Raimi superhero action? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Darkman – Collector’s Edition" out now from Shout! Factory’s genre division Scream Factory. Evil has a new face and it gets reviewed below!

Title: "Darkman – Collector’s Edition"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake

Director: Sam Raimi

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment


The Flick: I was always a fan of the comic book camp nature of Sam Raimi’s "Darkman." ...

Forest Whitaker tapped for movie adaptation of The Shack

January 31st, 2014 3:20am EST
Forest Whitaker
Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to write, direct and star in a big screen adaptation of bestselling novel The Shack.

Movie executives at Summit Entertainment acquired the film rights to William Paul Young's spiritual book last year (13) and now they are keen to bring the Lee Daniels' The Butler star onboard to take charge of the project.

The 2007 release follows the story of a man who receives a note, seemingly from God, four years after his daughter is abducted while on a family vacation.

If Whitaker signs on, The Shack will become the first film he both directs and appe...

There's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' In The Hilarious Redband Trailer

January 30th, 2014 7:03pm EST
A Million Ways To Die In The West
There's A Million Ways to die in the West isn't just the title of Seth MacFarlane's upcoming comedy, it's a pretty accurate description of the film itself.

In the premiere red-band (R-rated) trailer, Seth MacFarlane's character Albert loathes the fact that everything is deadly in Arizona in the late 1800s. However, Albert is smitten with a newcomer played by Charlize Theron who also happens to have the skills to teach him how to take on a deadly outlaw (Liam Neeson). That doesn't mean Albert will learn shooting any faster, as he has difficulty taking out bottles at point-blank range.


Liam Neeson Is A Member Of The Mile High Club

January 28th, 2014 3:20am EST
Liam Neeson Is A Member Of The Mile High Club
Liam Neeson has confessed he's a celebrity member of the mile high club after getting frisky on a plane "years ago".

The Taken star, who plays an air marshall in new action thriller Non-Stop, admits he has done quite a few naughty things in mid-air - but nothing tops one sex session.

He tells WENN, "I joined the mile high club many years ago. Lufthansa."

But he insists he has never attempted to sneak a quick smoke in an aircraft toilet, adding, "I am an ex-smoker, I have never done that. But I have smoked on aeroplanes when you were allowed to smoke."

The Nut Job sequel set for 2016

January 23rd, 2014 8:30pm EST
The Nut Job
A sequel to new animated movie The Nut Job is in the works and expected to hit theatres in 2016.

The family film, about a mischievous squirrel who plots to rob the town's biggest nut shop, features the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl, and opened with an impressive four-day weekend gross of $25.7 million (£16 million) over America's Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (17-20Jan14).

Producers are now looking to cash in on the early success of the movie by pressing ahead with a sequel, which is scheduled for release in January, 2016.

Michelle Dockery pretends she's Whitney Houston

December 14th, 2013 6:20am EST
Michelle Dockery
Michelle Dockery pretends she's Whitney Houston when she sings karaoke.
The 'Downton Abbey' actress, who plays Lady Mary in the ITV drama, says she can't stop herself from grabbing the microphone and having a sing-a-long when she's had a drink of alcohol.
She said: "It's starts with something like 'Back To Black' ... Then I will have a drink - because everyone has a drink when they are doing karaoke.
"Then it'll be 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart', and by the end of the night I'll be desperately trying to do Whitney Houston, which never goes down very well for anyone."
While she was in New York...

Paul Walker's girlfriend is 'broken up'

December 1st, 2013 6:20pm EST
Paul Walker
Paul Walker's girlfriend is reportedly devastated following his sudden death.
The 40-year-old actor, who died in a crash after a charity car show in Santa Clarita, California, on Saturday (11.30.13), had been dating 23-year-old student Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, who lives in Santa Barbara, for seven years and she is being comforted by her mother, Julie, as she struggles to cope following the "horrible" accident.
Jasmine's uncle Barton Bruner told the MailOnline website: "Paul was a really good guy and Jasmine is broken up by this. I went to Thanksgiving with him, played golf with him.
"They ...

Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel lead Paul Walker tributes

December 1st, 2013 6:20am EST
Paul Walker
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel lead the tributes for their late co-star Paul Walker.
The 40-year-old actor died in a car crash yesterday (11.30.13) and his fellow 'Fast & Furious' actors have offered their condolences.
Dwayne tweeted: "All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother."
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel posted on Instagram: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace."
The pair were joined by a number of stars and fans paying ...

Fourth Chronicles of Narnia movie to be made

October 2nd, 2013 11:20am EDT
Tilda Swinton
'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair' will be adapted for the big screen.
The fourth book in the children's fantasy series written by C.S. Lewis will finally go into production - more than three years after the release of 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'.
The C.S. Lewis Company has struck a deal with Hollywood producer Mark Gordon to produce the fourth film in the franchise, which appeared to have hit a roadblock following disappointing box office receipts for the third movie.
Gordon said in a statement: "Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge f...

First Trailer For 2014 Block-Buster 'The Lego Movie' Released

June 19th, 2013 12:31pm EDT
The Lego Movie
"In 2014 The World's Greatest Heroes Will Join Forces For The Biggest Movie Ever Assembled," begins the trailer for next summer's literal block-buster The LEGO Movie.

The first trailer for the film was released on Tuesday (with the slightly different international version making its debut on Wednesday), and if the new feature-length adventure is anything like the recent Batman TV specials, it's sure to please.

The story features on Emmet, an "ordinary" LEGO Minifigure who is mistaken for the legendary "MasterBuilder" and thrust into an adventure to stop an evil tyrand from destroying the...

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