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Robert Redford Calls On President Obama To 'Stand Up' For The Environment

September 7th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
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Hollywood veteran Robert Redford has called on President Barack Obama to "stand up" and honor his pre-election pledge to get tough on environmental issues.

The Sting star is a vocal campaigner for green issues and was a prominent supporter of Obama during his 2008 election campaign.

But he's now written a stinging column for the Huffington Post in which he outlines his doubts over the U.S. leader's commitment to environmental protection.

He writes, "One reason I supported President Obama is because he said we must protect clean air, water and lands. But what good is it to say the right...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Conspirator'

August 22nd, 2011 9:55am EDT
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Ready to get some historical insight courtesy of an all-star cast? Then look no further then the current release "The Conspirator," now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate. Check out the specs of old below!

Title: "The Conspirator"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline

Director: Robert Redford

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 122 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: With a very slow and arduous start, "The Conspirator" emerges as a pretty riveting little piece of history. Starting with the assassination of ...

With SyFy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The 10 Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

June 30th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
The Twilight Zone
SyFy’s "Twilight Zone" marathon kicks off over the July 4th weekend. Some of you may have missed it last year; it played on New Year’s but took a breather over Independence Day, but now it’s back. It airs all day July 3 and July 4. Check out the schedules for those days here and here.

It seems appropriate to think of the best episodes of this iconic series. For hardcore fans, this can be controversial, because there are so many awesome segments to choose from. Let me just say that these are my favorites, and if yours doesn’t make the list, I apologize and I understand. Stay tuned for...

The '20 Most Effective Political Celebrities' Include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney

April 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Washington political news organization National Journal has named the "The 20 Most Politically Effective Celebrities of All Time."

The list, released online and in the April 30 issue of National Journal magazine, includes current Hollywood activists like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Redford, and Bono, plus some of the most successful celebrity activists in history, including Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

To help develop the list, National Journal interviewed dozens of staff members on Capitol Hill and Republican and Democratic o...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Scream 4,' 'Rio,' & More

April 11th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Scream 4
After seeing both “Arthur” and “Your Highness” last week, I could not believe how many other critics assigned them either the same score, or gave “Your Highness” a better grade. I found “Arthur” to be quite enjoyable, playing to Russell Brand’s strengths as my review states; while I thought “Your Highness,” was an immature comedy which fails to use raunchy humor effectively.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the long-awaited Wes Craven horror sequel “Scream 4,” the Carlos Saldanha animated adventure “Rio,” the off-beat Keanu Reeves comedy “Henry’s Crime,” and "The Conspirator"...

Robert Redford Still Wants To Act

January 26th, 2011 9:15pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford is keen to let Hollywood producers know he's still an actor for hire, because he fears many casting chiefs think he's retired.

The movie great admits he's often perplexed when he approaches studios about roles he'd like to play - and executives are shocked he's still interested in being in front of camera.

Redford, who has become a leading environmentalist, businessman and revered film director, tells ABC News, "I say, 'Hey, I'd like to be (in that movie),' and they say, 'Would you? You're kidding.'

"Something is happening over the years that makes a lot of people think th...

Robert Redford Opens Up Over Losing Son 50 Years Ago

January 23rd, 2011 1:30pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford doubts he will ever fully recover from the tragedy of losing his infant son more than 50 years ago.

The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid star was just 23 when he and his then-wife Lola's first child, Scott, died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at two-and-a-half months old.

Redford, now 74, has rarely spoken out about the heartbreak, but admits in a new magazine interview that the young couple blamed itself for the tot's untimely demise - a "scar" he will bear for the rest of his life.

He tells AARP, "It was really hard. We were very young. I had my first theater j...

Kevin Smith's 'Red State' Angers Baptist Church

January 22nd, 2011 11:24am EST
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith's new horror comedy "Red State" is shaping up to be one of the most controversial films ever shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah - with major protests planned at the film's premiere on Sunday.

The film, which satirises Christian fundamentalism, has attracted the wrath of officials at the infamous Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, who will picket outside the premiere.

In a strongly-worded press release, the church leaders claim Red State mocks "the servants of God" and they have branded Smith "a hater of Biblical proportions".

They've also attacked film festival found...

Robert Redford Opens Sundance With News Of New Indian Deal

January 20th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Robert Redford
Movie icon Robert Redford has struck a deal with one of India's leading film companies to promote independent Asian cinema in America.

Officials at Redford’s Sundance Institute announced they had joined forces with New Delhi's Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday as this year's Sundance Film Festival got underway in Park City, Utah.

A statement from M&M Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra reads, "Our intention is to nurture as well as hone the talents of an exciting new generation of Indian filmmakers. The guidance and knowhow of Sundance shall be extremely valuable to us in our...

Ian Somerhalder To Turn 'Vampire Diaries' Set Green

June 29th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Ian Somerhalder
Actor Ian Somerhalder is urging bosses of hit show The Vampire Diaries to adopt more green techniques in a bid to help the environment. The star is backing a campaign by Go Green Mobile Power, which creates portable solar, wind or bio-diesel generators for use in the entertainment industry - and he's starting with an overhaul of his bloodsucking series.

He says, "It takes a lot of power to run a movie set. We go through a lot of fuel. It's harmful, and we can start changing that a little bit. We can get rid of these noisy, stinky, disgusting gas generators. There's going to be a lot of th...

Cameron Diaz Will Date Almost Anyone

June 24th, 2010 9:08am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz loves being courted.

She said, "I do get men trying to pick me up (and) I'm always interested. I never shut down any man who's willing to ask me out, unless he's a total douchebag. It takes a lot for a guy to ask out a girl like me...It's not uncomplicated."

A star-studded TV telethon featuring Diaz, Robert Redford, Justin Bieber and Sting raised more than $1.3 million earlier this week to boost clean-up efforts along America's Gulf Coast in the wake of the oil disaster.

Diaz and Redford called on the public to hand over their hard-earned cash, with the "Charlie's Angels" s...

Justin Bieber And Friends Raise $1.3 Million For Oil Slick Clean-Up

June 22nd, 2010 8:28am EDT
Justin Bieber
A star-studded TV telethon featuring Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford, Justin Bieber and Sting has raised more than $1.3 million to boost clean-up efforts along America's Gulf Coast in the wake of the oil disaster.

A huge host of celebrities turned out to appear with veteran newsman Larry King for a special two-hour live broadcast on Monday night. The show saw stars including Jenny McCarthy and Ted Danson manning the phones to take donations in a bid to boost funds for those affected by the massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, which has been drifting ashore since a BP rig ruptured in Apri...

Hollywood Stars Rally For Oil Spill Telethon

June 19th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Ian Somerhalder
Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford, Sting and Lenny Kravitz are lending their support to a star-studded TV telethon to raise funds for the state of Louisiana following the devastating BP oil spill in April.

TV bosses at CNN have answered actor Ian Somerhalder's call for action to help boost donations to the areas in the Gulf of Mexico worst affected by the huge catastrophe, which has been ruled the worst environmental disaster in American history.

The Vampire Diaries star, who hails from Covington, near to the coastline where oil is washing up daily, issued the plea to his Hollywood pals earlie...

Betty White Draws Line With Nudity & Marijuana But Hopes For Beer Pong Rematch On 'SNL'

May 5th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Betty White
At 88-years-old, Betty White has the sizzling hot career that most 20-year-old starlets could only dream of. Refusing to sit back and enjoy her “golden years,” White is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood today. When she’s not starring opposite America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, getting slammed into a puddle of mud for a Snickers, or spotted as dim-witted Rose Nylund in reruns of “Golden Girls,” White tirelessly fights for animal rights and accepts countless lifetime achievement awards. It’s no wonder that many demanded to see the funny lady host “Saturday Night Live...

Robert De Niro, Robert Redford And Steven Spielberg Fight For Iranian Filmmaker

May 2nd, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Stars including Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg have joined forces in a bid to persuade the Iranian government to released jailed filmmaker Jafar Panahi.

The Iranian director, a vocal supporter of the country's opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi, was arrested following a police raid on his home in Tehran in March and has since allegedly been held in the city's Evin prison.

A group of Hollywood's most high-profile stars have now come together to fight for the filmmaker's freedom, signing a petition calling for Panahi's release.

The document reads, "We... stand ...

'Butch Cassidy' To Ride Again

March 25th, 2010 9:28am EDT
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Paul Newman's legendary gunslinger is set to be revived in a sequel to 1969 classic Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

The late actor played the real life outlaw opposite Robert Redford in the Oscar-winning movie, which appeared to show both of their characters die in the final shoot-out.

However, movie bosses are reviving Newman's Cassidy character for a sequel, which will show the gun-toting cowboy as an old man, played by Sam Shepard. The follow-up, titled Blackthorn will pick up the story several years after the end of the first film and will follow Cassidy's attempts to pull off o...

The Best Inspirational Sports Films

November 19th, 2009 8:54pm EST
Blind Side
Sports movies generally come in one of two flavors: comedic efforts featuring a ragtag group of players coming together to achieve success or dramatic situations revolving around a semi-tragic or extremely difficult obstacle that stands in the way of achieving success.

"The Blind Side," which opens Friday, definitely falls into the latter category.

Based on Michael Lewis' novel, the movie adaptation focuses in on one particular story in the book - the rise of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who went from living on the streets to becoming a first-round draft pick in this year's NFL...

The Best Baseball Movies Ever

October 9th, 2009 11:30am EDT
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The MLB baseball playoffs have already begun and eight teams are battling it out for that prestigious World Series title. For over a century now, baseball has given us memorable moments like game-winning home runs, perfect games, and complete-game shutouts. Baseball has also given us some of the most memorable movies in film history. In honor of our national pastime, we've compiled a list of the greatest baseball films that have captured the essence of the game and inspired sports and non-sports fans alike. ...

Have 'Twilighters' And Other Multimedia Ruined Comic-Con?

July 30th, 2009 1:51pm EDT
Robert Pattinson
It has been teetering on the edge for a few years, but we will call it- the San Diego Comic-Con has been Sundanced. For those who do not understand this concept, let us explain. The Sundance Film Festival, started by Robert Redford as a way to help burgeoning filmmakers, became highly commercialized towards the end of the 1990s. Now, it is nearly impossible to submit true independent works, as the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Diablo Cody to name but a few, are also under the "independent" umbrella.

The line in the sand, what pounded the original mission's gravestone into the cold ...

Robert Redford Marries Painter In Germany

July 15th, 2009 8:34am EDT
Robert Redford
Robert Redford has reportedly married his long-term partner Sibylle Szaggars at a ceremony in her native Germany.

The veteran actor, 72, tied the knot with abstract painter Szaggars, 51, in front of 30 family and friends at an hotel in Hamburg on Saturday, according to local church officials whose pastor presided over the wedding.

The couple lives together in Sundance, Utah where the actor's annual film festival is held.

Redford has three children from his previous marriage to Lola Redford in 1958, which ended in divorce in 1985.

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Robert Redford's Prank Gift To Car Nut Paul Newman

June 19th, 2009 2:32pm EDT
Robert Redford
Robert Redford once grew so fed up of pal Paul Newman's obsession with car racing, he had a smashed up vehicle delivered to the late star's home as a practical joke.

The actor admits he would often be "bored to tears" with his Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid co-star Newman's motor madness - so Redford dreamed up a way to show his friend how he felt about the sport.

He recalls, "Paul drove me crazy talking about racing all of the time... It just bored me to tears... So I went to a junkyard and said, 'Do you have a destroyed sports car and can you wrap it up, put a ribbon around it a...

Producer Says Barbra Streisand Had Affairs With Leading Men

May 14th, 2009 3:46pm EDT
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand enjoyed affairs with her movie co-stars Robert Redford, Ryan O'Neal and Kris Kristofferson at the height of her fame, according to the singer/actress' ex-boyfriend, Hollywood producer Jon Peters.

Peters, who produced Superman Returns and Batman, claims in his upcoming memoir Studio Head that Streisand confided in him that she had "life-imitates-art affairs" with the actors.

Her fling with O'Neal came after they met on the set of 1972 movie What's Up Doc?, shortly after her split from husband Elliot Gould, Peters alleges.

And he claims she seduced Redford whil...

Literary Characters=Oscar Love

March 19th, 2009 10:28am EDT
The Edge Of Love
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of awarding actors who portray real people. For example: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles (Ray), Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos (Monster), Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena (Boys Don't Cry), Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin (The Last King Of Scotland), Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen), and most recently Sean Penn as Harvey Milk (Milk).

Lesser recognized is the Academy's favor for actors who play literary figures or exist in their spheres. It's quite possible the stars of the recently released The Edge of Love, the st...

Gay Rights Campaigners Eying Sundance Ban

December 7th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Robert Redford
Gay rights campaigners are asking Hollywood stars and film fans to boycott next year's Sundance Film Festival in Utah, accusing one of the event's backers of supporting California's gay marriage ban.

According to political activist John Aravosis, Cinemark Theaters boss Alan Stock - a Mormon who owns a number of Sundance venues - made a personal $9,900 donation to support Proposition 8, which was passed last month, outlawing same-sex unions in the Golden State.

A representative for the Sundance Institute has defended the festival - which was founded by Robert Redford - insisting al...

Five Most Overrated & Underrated Political Films

November 14th, 2008 9:57am EST
We just went through the most fascinating and compelling election season ever in the television age. A lot of people are glad it's over, but there are those who simply can't get enough of the entertainment that is politics.

Unfortunately for the latter group, the only politics on TV right now involves Sarah Palin making the rounds and discussing the matters of a state with a population density that makes the Sahara Desert look like mid-town Manhattan. In other words, it's a snoozer.

So the last respite for these political junkies is the political movie. But which to choose? Th...

Hollywood Mourns Paul Newman's Death

September 28th, 2008 10:29am EDT
Paul Newman
Hollywood stars Robert Redford, George Clooney and Julia Roberts have led the tributes to movie legend Paul Newman, who lost his battle with lung cancer on Friday.

News of the Oscar winner's death was confirmed by his spokesperson Marni Tomljanovic on Saturday, and the tributes have been flooding in ever since. Redford, who starred with Newman in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, was one of the first celebrities to comment on the 83 year old's passing.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Spy Game actor said: "There is a point where feelings go beyond words. I have lo...

Election Movies: When Real Life Campaign Drama Isn't Enough

September 11th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Somehow, if you think that the American political system doesn't have enough pageantry or drama, the only possible place for you to turn are the movies. You can find a campaign movie for just about every level of politics. For the most part, they all tell the same story. You have your candidate, and there's an election going on, and from high school to the presidency, there's going to be a debate on using negative campaigning, a starry-eyed speech about sticking to your ethics, and then some sort of sex scandal. Sounds about right.

Election (1999)

It seems that the chance for a pe...

Robert Redford Gets Honorary Degree From Trinity College

July 12th, 2008 1:01pm EDT
Robert Redford
Hollywood legend Robert Redford was in Dublin, Ireland on Friday to collect an honorary degree from the city's Trinity College.

The 71-year-old actor was invited by the university's School of Drama, Film and Music.

Speaking to students ahead of the ceremony, Redford offered his support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama: "I think Obama is not tall on experience...but I believe he's a really good person. He's smart. And he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change.

"He's getting young people interested in politics again."

- Robert Red...

Robert Redford Engaged To Long-Time Girlfriend

May 22nd, 2008 9:16am EDT
Robert Redford
Veteran actor/director Robert Redford is set to wed his long-time girlfriend Sibylle Szaggars.

The Lions For Lambs star announced his engagement to Szaggars in an interview with German magazine Bunte, but despite his advancing years, insists the pair is in no rush to arrange a date for the ceremony.

He tells the publication, "We are engaged and very happy with that. She is my fiancée and that says everything, doesn't it?" The pair have been dating since 1996, and German artist Szaggars, 52, lives with the 71-year-old at his eco-friendly Sundance Resort in Utah.

Redford and...

France Gives Top Cultural Honor To Kylie Minogue

May 6th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Paris (AFP) -- France on Monday awarded Kylie Minogue its highest cultural honor in a Paris ceremony at which the country's culture minister praised the Australian singer for her battle against breast cancer.

Christine Albanel gave Minogue, who kicks off a European concert tour in Paris on Tuesday, the Order of Arts and Letters and told her she was a "Midas of the international music scene who turns everything she touches into gold."

"I want to publicly salute the courage you showed by revealing publicly that you had breast cancer," Albanel said. "Doctors now even go as far as say...

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