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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Director Bryan Singer Dropped

August 28th, 2014 10:31am EDT
Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Director Bryan Singer Dropped
A judge has dropped a sex abuse lawsuit dating back 15 years against director Bryan Singer.

In April, Michael Egan III filed a legal complaint against the filmmaker, claiming the director molested him at a party in 1999 when he was just 17 years old.

Earlier this summer Singer filed for dismissal. Last week, Egan filed a request to dismiss the lawsuit because he was unable to find an attorney to work on his case.

Judge Susan Oki Mollway granted Egan's motion for voluntary dismissal in U.S. District Court in Hawaii on Wednesday. Egan will be allowed to refile a claim against the filmmaker...
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'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Files Motion To Dismiss Second Sex Abuse Case

July 4th, 2014 8:56am EDT
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"X-Men" director Bryan Singer has filed a motion to dismiss a second sex abuse suit filed against him, claiming it has no legal basis. He also wants $300,000 to cover litigation costs.

In May, a British actor identified as John Doe 117 filed a legal complaint against the filmmaker, shortly after another man, Michael Egan, sued Singer, Broadway producer Gary Goddard, and Hollywood executives Garth Ancier and David Neuman, claiming they all sexually abused him at parties when he was a teen.

Singer addressed Egan's allegations in April, saying in a statement issued through his publicist: "Th...
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Bryan Singer Joins Instagram, Posts Pic Of 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Script

July 1st, 2014 8:33am EDT
Bryan Singer Joins Instagram, Posts Pic Of 'X-Men: Apocalypse' S
Filmmaker Bryan Singer revved up fans on Monday after joining Instagram and posting an image of the new "X-Men" script on the photo sharing website. The picture depicts the first page of the script for "X-Men: Apocalypse."

This will be Singer's fourth time at the helm of an X-Men film. "Apocalypse" is scheduled to debut in 2016. Meanwhile, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is still playing in theaters and recently surpassed $715 million at the global box office.

The director made news in May after he was accused of sexual assault by two men. A British man claimed Singer assaulted him when he w...
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Bryan Singer Named In Second Sexual Assault Case

May 5th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Bryan Singer
A second man has accused Bryan Singer of sexual assault, claiming he was under age when the director had sexual contact with him in London.

The anonymous man claims Singer and co-defendant Gary Goddard sexually assaulted him on multiple occasions, including a naked webcam show. The accuser claims he met Goddard online and it was insinuated the Broadway producer could help his career.

The man, then 15, was invited to an after-party for the London premiere of Superman. Following the event, he alleges Singer and Goddard grabbed him “in a sexual manner,” and after he asked them to stop, a “la...
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'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Planning To Countersue Sex Abuse Accuser

April 18th, 2014 6:02pm EDT
Bryan Singer
X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer plans on countersuing a man who claims he molested him 15 years ago.

Michael Egan, now 31, claims that Singer and numerous other Hollywood executives sexually assaulted him in 1999 and 2000 at parties in Encino, California, and in Hawaii.

Egan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming that he was drugged and forced to perform sex acts on Singer and other men at extravagant parties after former executive Marc Collins-Rector arranged for him to meet the director and others for their pleasure. Collins-Rector is a registered sex offender.

Singer'...
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'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Drugging And Molesting Teen

April 17th, 2014 10:14pm EDT
Bryan Singer
X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is at the center of new accusations claiming that he molested a 17-year-old teen 15 years ago.

The suit, filed by Michael F. Egan, now 31, claims that he was given drugs and alcohol and was sexually assaulted during a number of parties in southern California and Hawaii. Egan claims that former entertainment executive Marc Collins-Rector -- a registered sex offender -- arranged for him to meet Singer at parties that "featured sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys who were present" in Encino, California in the late 1990s...
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'Battlestar Galactica' To Get Movie Reboot

April 8th, 2014 2:33pm EDT
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica is finally headed to the big screen after a well-received series, but it's going to start the story all over again.

Variety reports Universal has hired Transcendence writer Jack Paglen to create a screenplay that will re-imagine the story once again. Few details are available other than the report the film will be a reboot and likely feature a new cast.

The movie has been difficult for the studio to get off the ground - rumors of a film have been swirling since the end of the Sci Fi Channel series in 2009, with Bryan Singer attached to the project. However, Singer the...
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Jennifer Lawrence Is Naked And Blue In New 'X-Men' Photo By Director Bryan Singer

May 21st, 2013 11:10am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in X-Men Days of Future Past
Jennifer Lawrence was photographed on the Montreal set of X-Men: Days of Future Past by Bryan Singer on Monday wearing her new Mystique costume.

Singer posted the image to his Twitter page with the message, "First look: #JenniferLawrence as a vengeful #Mystique. #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast."

The 22-year-old star was spared the eight-hours it took to get into costume for the last film in the series, X-Men: First Class, which she said gave her an allergic reaction.

"I'm so excited because I'm going to wear a body suit," she recently told EOnline.com. "It will be from [the] neck down so it will...
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Interview: Chazz Palminteri, The Flawed Father Of 'Mighty Fine', Talks Characters Past & Present

May 21st, 2012 2:30pm EDT
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When one thinks of on-screen tough guys, nobody does it better then Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri. But the famed writer and talented actor who brought pizzazz to such films as "A Bronx Tale," "The Usual Suspects" and "Bullets Over Broadway" is adding another standout role to his already impressive list – troubled father. In the new film set in the 1970's "Mighty Fine" (out May 25 from Adopt Films) Palminteri plays Joe Fine, a charismatic father and family man who also has an angry side that threatens the happiness of his home. Also starring the lovely Andie MacDowell and featuri...
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Zombies, Spartans, And Owls: The Strange Journey Of Zack Snyder

November 9th, 2011 3:15pm EST
Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler
You awaken to a rabid 8 year old viciously chewing on your husband’s neck. A dark army, more than a million strong, bears down upon you and your kingdom. A masked man breaks in during the night and throws you out a window. A giant samurai statue engages you in battle, all the while feathery, cartoon owls fly around you. You are in the strange and violent world of Zack Snyder. Hang on; you’re in for a wild ride.

Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, has had the strangest start to a career of any director in recent memory. Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Le...
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Review: 'X-Men First Class' 'Two Jews On Film' Just Like Prof X & Magneto Go Their Separate Ways (Video)

June 3rd, 2011 10:04am EDT
X-Men First Class
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Right off the bat, I have to say that I gave 'X-Men First Class' 5 bagels out of 5. I absolutely loved it. The director, Matthew Vaughn did the 'X Men' franchise proud.

'X-Men First Class' is a prequel. Before Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) was Professor X and Eric Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) became Magneto, they were just two mutant guys discovering their powers and figuring out how to use them. Charles and Eric were also on the same side.

Charles is your typical nice guy...goodlooking, brilliant, and super rich. He's also an Oxford graduate whose sp...
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Top Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

May 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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For all those hoping that both Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II opening this week are better flicks then their predecessors this is the Starpulse list for you. We’ve delved deep into our movie minds to come up with some of the most imaginative, innovative, and just plain kick-ass awesome second outings to ever hit the silver screen. (And yes, being that it’s part of a trilogy, Empire doesn’t count movie geeks!) Move over impressive or perhaps in some cases unimpressive cinematic originals – you’re new 35mm baby brother is here and he makes this look good. Here is our list of the...
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'The Tudors' Henry Cavill Cast as Superman

January 30th, 2011 7:00pm EST
Superman | Photo Credits: Warner Bros.
Henry Cavill has been cast as in the title role of Superman: The Man of Steel, Deadline reports.

The British actor, 28, is best known for his portrayal of Charles Brandon on Showtime's The Tudors. He will next appear on the big screen as the mythical Greek god Theseus in Immortals, followed by a starring role in...

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Lady Gaga Planning 'Moonwalker' Inspired Movie-Esque Music Video

August 16th, 2010 11:37am EDT
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Lady Gaga wants to make herself a movie star - she's working on a Moonwalker inspired music video that will be as long as a feature film and will be shown in theaters.

"Gaga is a real creative genius and is thinking about new possibilities all the time. She's very excited about a movie, but she wants to do it right. She wants to work with the best people in the business," a source said.

"Gaga wants to emulate what Michael Jackson did during the '80s. You can already see that with her music videos. Every one of them is a mini event. So it's only logical she moves that on to the big screen...
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An Open Letter To Christopher Nolan On Rebooting Superman

February 17th, 2010 3:38pm EST
An Open Letter To Christopher Nolan re: Rebooting Superman
Dear Chris,

Congratulations on being handed the reins of one of Warner Bros.' most valuable properties, albeit one that seems to cause no small amount of creative consternation. Relax, Mr. Nolan, I'm here to give you and the team you'll select advice on how to handle Superman.

I'm one of many fanboys who was, let's say underwhelmed with Superman Returns. Using Richard Donner's classic 1978 film Superman as a springboard wasn't necessarily a BAD idea, but Bryan Singer and his writers, despite the best intentions, created a movie not exciting and inspiring, but ill-conceived and waaaay...
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DVD Purgatory: 'Trick 'R Treat' Starring Anna Paquin Is Worth The Hype

October 10th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Trick
In between box-office heaven and unreleased hell lies DVD Purgatory, where movies with popular actors, big budgets and bigger problems rest in eternal damnation on the shelves of your local Blockbuster. Each month we'll take a look at one of these lost souls and figure out what went wrong. This month's unfortunate victim is "Trick 'R Treat."

It's no big mystery why movie studios continually crank out horror movies. They're cheap to produce and usually make a tidy profit when all is said and done. It's easy money, which is part of the reason why we're up to "Saw 6".

Most of today's hor...
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Q&A: Brett Ratner On 'Beverly Hills Cop IV,' 'The Shooter Series,' And What He Thinks Of Comic Book Fans

September 9th, 2009 12:01pm EDT
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Is Brett Ratner misunderstood? The "Rush Hour" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" director thinks that's quite possible.

His new retrospective DVD series, "The Shooter Series," (to be released September 15) paints the some may call party-boy director in a different light. Contemporaries such as Quentin Tarantino share their experiences about working with Ratner; and the director's early student films, commercials, and music videos are also chronicled.

Ratner also doesn't parse words about his feelings toward the vocal online community who criticized his work on "X-Men: The Last Stand," and h...
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'Valkyrie' Takes An Intriguing Look At Historical Event

December 19th, 2008 12:20am EST
Valkyrie
Tom Cruise must be the only actor on the planet who can get away with playing any character, at any time, with an American accent. He never really disappears in his roles, not like Daniel Day-Lewis or Jamie Foxx with his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray"-no matter what he does, you can't help but looking at the screen and simply thinking to yourself, that's Tom Cruise. If that's the worst thing that can be said about a film, it probably stands a fighting chance.

As it turns out, Cruise's refusal to be anyone other than himself proves to be but a slight annoyance in an otherwise terrif...
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Tom Cruise Stars In 'Valkyrie,' In Theaters Dec. 26; Watch The Trailer Here

November 5th, 2008 11:23am EST
Valkyrie
In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

Click the 'play' button to watch the trailer for "Valkyrie"

Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) re-teams ...
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'Valkyrie' Release Date Changed To December

August 14th, 2008 10:57am EDT
Valkyrie
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced today they will be releasing the suspense film, Valkyrie, from Director Bryan Singer, on Friday, December 26, 2008. The film was last slated for release on Oct. 3, and then it was moved to President's Day weekend starting Feb. 13. It was originally slotted for June, 2008.

“We saw and tested the movie,” says Clark Woods, President of MGM Distribution. “and we believe a strong movie deserves a strong playdate.”

Tom Cruise stars in the suspense thriller, "Valkyrie," based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the da...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

September 17th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Doug E. Fresh
Happy Birthday to singer Jennifer Pena (1983), Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979), "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975), Red "Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975), NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (1975), NBA star Rasheed Wallace (1974), singer Anastacia (1968), rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966), "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965), "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962), King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961), comedienne Rita Rudner (1956), actor Charles Martinet (1955), actress Cassandra Peterson (1951), "Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003), "One Flew...
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'Valkyrie' Begins Principal Photography In Berlin

July 19th, 2007 12:06pm EDT
Valkyrie
United Artists Entertainment LLC announced the start of principal photography in Berlin on the international production of "Valkyrie," a suspense thriller based on the true story of the daring German officers' plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. Also starring are Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Thomas K...
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'Superman Returns' Dominates 33rd Saturn Awards

May 11th, 2007 4:18pm EDT
Superman Returns
Superman Returns dominated the 33rd Saturn Awards in Los Angeles yesterday, picking up honors including Best Fantasy Film, Best Director for Bryan Singer and Best Actor for Brandon Routh. The superhero blockbuster also won Best Writing for Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, and Best Music for John Ottman at the annual awards, presented by the Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Elsewhere, television show Heroes won Best Network TV Series, Best Supporting Actor for Masi Oka, and Best Supporting Actress for Hayden Panettiere.

Natalie Portman picked up Best Actress In ...
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Coming to DVD: Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition

November 24th, 2006 8:00am EST
Superman
On Nov. 28, Warner Home Video is releasing the Superman ultimate collector's edition, complete with 14 discs.

Disc 1: Superman The Movie 1978 Theatrical Version

Disc 2: Superman The Movie 2000 Expanded Edition

Disc 3: Superman The Movie Archive

Disc 4: Superman Bonus Vault Materials

Disc 5: Superman II 1980/81 Theatrical Version

Disc 6: Superman II 2006 Version You've Never Seen

Disc 7: Superman II Archive/Bonus Vault Materials

Disc 8: Superman III

Disc 9: Superman IV The Quest For Peace

Disc 10: Superman Returns

Disc 11: Superman Returns Special Features

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

September 17th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Doug E. Fresh
Happy Birthday to singer Jennifer Pena (1983), Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979), "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975), Red "Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975), NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (1975), NBA star Rasheed Wallace (1974), singer Anastacia (1968), rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966), "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965), "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962), King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961), comedienne Rita Rudner (1956), actor Charles Martinet (1955), actress Cassandra Peterson (1951), "Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003), "One Flew...
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Jude Law Could Play General Zod In 'Superman Returns' Sequel

August 8th, 2006 9:45am EDT
Jude Law
Jude Law could be Superman’s arch enemy. The Alfie actor is in talks to appear as the Man of Steel’s most hated foe General Zod in the Superman Returns sequel. The role of General Zod was made famous by Terence Stamp, who played the character in 1980 movie Superman 2 – and producers see a resemblance between Stamp and Law.

A source told Daily Express newspaper: “Zod is going to be the main bad guy in the second film. Some say they should use an unknown but the director Bryan Singer is looking at Jude. The similarities between him and Stamp are clear.”

The 33-year-old has so far st...
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