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Michelle Williams 'was always incredibly smart'

April 13th, 2014 1:50pm EDT
Michelle Williams
James Van Der Beek isn't surprised by Michelle Williams' success.
The 37-year-old actor claims he always knew his former 'Dawson's Creek' co-star, 33, who has been nominated for three Oscars, would eventually become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood because she is multi-talented.
The 'Friends with Better Lives' star said: "Michelle was always incredibly smart. I always joked that we'd all be asking Michelle for a job. I thought she would produce, she would write."
He also told the New York Post: "She was always a deep thinker, way beyond her years. She was the youngest of us, age-wise, ...

Sir Anthony Hopkins exits Andy Garcia's Ernest Hemingway movie

January 29th, 2014 3:10am EST
Andy Garcia
Jon Voight has replaced Sir Anthony Hopkins in Andy Garcia's new Ernest Hemingway biopic.

Garcia announced the casting change while promoting his new film At Middleton earlier this week (beg27Jan14), stating, "Mr. Hopkins is no longer playing Hemingway."

Garcia will play Gregorio Fuentes, the boat captain who inspired the title character in his book The Old Man & The Sea, and he admits Hopkins' decision to quit the project has not dampened his enthusiasm for the film, titled Hemingway & Fuentes.

He tells WENN, "We've restored a 1930s wheeler boat, which is a replica of Hemingway's Pilar....

Christmas shopper Jon Voight

December 2nd, 2013 5:20pm EST
Jon Voight
Jon Voight has been buying Christmas presents for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children.
The actor loves to spoil his grandkids - Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, seven and twins Vivienne and Knox, five - and has been getting gifts ready even though he won't see them this year as they are filming in Australia.
He told "The grandchildren are just terrific. They're in Australia. Angie's down there working on her film so I won't be able to see them this holiday.
"I spent three hours in [toy store] FAO Schwartz yesterday, just looking around, just to sniff it out....

Angelina Jolie to support cancer charity

November 28th, 2013 1:20am EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie's family are setting up a charity to promote cancer education.
The 'Maleficent' actress - who underwent a double mastectomy earlier this year after being diagnosed with the BRCA1 gene - will be involved with the Marcheline Debra and Raleigh Foundation, which is named in honor of her mother, aunt and uncle, who all died of cancer, her uncle Ron Martin has revealed.
Ron said: "Angelina's father Jon Voight will be involved, her brother James [Haven] will be on board. Angelina will help. She and [fiance] Brad Pitt are humanitarians. It's something so close to home."
The actress' ...

Angelina Jolie to spend Thanksgiving in Australia

November 27th, 2013 6:20am EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Australia.
The 38-year-old star is currently in Sydney with her six children, Maddox, 12, Pax, nine, Shiloh, seven, Zahara, eight, and five-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - who she raises with fiancé Brad Pitt - while she shoots new film 'Unbroken'.
The family will be spending the popular holiday - which falls on November 28 this year - Down Under.
Angelina's father Jon Voight is disappointed he won't be able to spend the holiday with them but says they are all having a great time in Australia.
According to the New York Daily News Confid...

Jon Voight pleads for mercy in producer pal's gambling case

November 12th, 2013 3:20am EST
Jon Voight
Actor Jon Voight has written to a New York judge pleading for leniency in a producer pal's gambling ring sentencing.

Bryan Zuriff, who works behind the scenes on Voight's hit new U.S. TV drama Ray Donovan, faces a year behind bars for his part in an online sports betting syndicate reportedly tied to Russian gangsters.

He will learn his fate on 25 November (13) after pleading guilty, but ahead of his sentencing, the executive producer has written a letter to New York judge Jesse M. Furman begging for mercy.

And in court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, he has some big names b...

DVD Review: 'Dracula: The Dark Prince'

November 5th, 2013 10:00am EST
Bloodsucking.  Fangs.  Van Helsing.  Time for more tales of vampires, so follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Dracula: The Dark Prince" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  We review the flick and the rules of vampire killing below.




   Title: "Dracula: The Dark Prince"

   Grade: 2

   Cast: Luke Roberts, Kelly Wenham, Jon Voight

   Director: Pearry Teo

   Rating: R

   Running Time: 92 Minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment



The Flick: Yet another tale of Dracula and Van Helsing - with onl...

'Ray Donovan' 1.7 and Whitey Bulger

August 13th, 2013 8:52pm EDT
Ray Donovan
Just as Showtime's Ray Donovan is really picking up steam, the Whitey Bulger trial in Boston comes to a head with a verdict.   Showtime must be delighted with the coincidence - it almost makes up for the Showtime (Viacom-CBS) dispute with Time Warner which has deprived New York City viewers of Ray Donovan, Dexter, and much more.  On that issue, I say a pox on both your houses - Viacom and Time Warner, you both are worth billions, give the viewers a break, one or both of you accept a little less, and get on with it.  (See my comments on this in The Christian Science Monitor.)  But I digress-...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Offered To Be Jon Voight's Personal Trainer

July 29th, 2013 3:26pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Acting veteran Jon Voight turned down the chance to play Superman on the big screen fearing he was too "skinny" for the role, despite his pal Arnold Schwarzenegger offering to bulk him up in the gym.

The Hollywood actor was approached to take the lead in the 1978 superhero blockbuster but he snubbed the offer and the part eventually went to Christopher Reeve.

Voight was adamant he wasn't the right man for the job due to his lanky frame, but director Richard Donner insisted the Superman costume would give him the appearance of a muscular physique.

He tells Britain's Seven magazine, "He (D...

Letters from Angelina Jolie's late mother about marriage split published

July 11th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie's delicate relationship with her actor father Jon Voight is set to be put to the test again by the publication of extracts from letters the actress' late mother sent to a friend after her husband walked out on her.

Marcheline Bertrand shared her grief in correspondence she sent to her best pal, Martha, and now the late actress' goddaughter has opened up about the heart-wrenching letters in the pages of U.S. tabloid the Globe.

Marie Miles, who is Martha's daughter, also shares Christmas cards her godmother, who she affectionately called Marcia, sent her mum. The pile of corr...

Angelina Jolie Didn't Tell Father Jon Voight About Double Mastectomy

May 15th, 2013 8:19am EDT
Jon Voight & Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie's father Jon Voight was stunned to learn that his daughter had a double mastectomy earlier this year because he wasn't told about the operation.

Doctors warned the actress that she carries the "faulty" gene BRCA1, and she had the preventative surgery in Februrary. Just like the rest of the world, Voight learned about the health crisis after she published an article in The New York Times on Tuesday.

Voight visited Jolie last weekend to celebrate her brother James Haven's birthday; however, she didn't discuss her procedure.

Despite the secret, Voight has "absolute" respect f...

Ray Donovan Official Trailer Released

May 14th, 2013 11:13pm EDT
Ray Donovan Showtime
Showtime has released the official trailer for the new drama 'Ray Donovan' which premieres Sunday, June 30th at 10PM ET/PT, immediately following Dexter. 

About the Series
Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN does the dirty work for LA’s top power players. The new one-hour series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to-guy who makes the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar winner Jon Voigh...

Jon Voight: 'I had no idea about Angelina's surgery'

May 14th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Jon Voight
Jon Voight was stunned to learn that his daughter Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy earlier this year (13) - because he had no idea about her private health battle.

The Salt star has revealed she underwent the preventative surgery in February (13), after doctors warned her she carries the "faulty" gene BRCA1 but the veteran actor was kept in the dark about her diagnosis.

Voight reveals he spent time with his daughter and her fiance Brad Pitt over the weekend (11-12May13), when they celebrated her brother, James Haven's, birthday, but Jolie never let her closely guarded secret ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Beyond'

May 31st, 2012 10:10am EDT
Beyond photo
How far would you go to find your missing child? What beliefs and boundaries would you be willing to break for their safe return? We’re taking a look at the cross genre jumping kidnapping flick "Beyond," out now on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment - the answers to all below.

Title: "Beyond"

Grade: 2

Cast: Jon Voight, Teri Polo, Dermot Mulroney

Director: Josef Rusnak

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment


The Flick: "Beyond" has an interesting premise (though not exactly an original one!)...

Angelina Jolie Lets Dad Jon Voight Babysit Her Kids

August 30th, 2011 2:19pm EDT
Jon Voight
Jon Voight is acting as babysitter to his daughter Angelina Jolie's children after putting aside their differences following years of estrangement.

The actress cut Voight out of her life in 2001 after he voiced concerns for her mental health shortly before she adopted son Maddox from Cambodia.

Father and daughter reconciled in late 2009 and Voight finally got the chance to spend time with his grandkids last year, when he joined Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt in Venice, Italy, where she was shooting action thriller "The Tourist."

And Jolie turned to her dad to help look after her ...

Jon Voight Was Once Snubbed By John Lennon

June 11th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Jon Voight
Movie star Jon Voight is still sore about the day John Lennon snubbed a dinner meeting with him - because he never got another chance to meet the Beatle.

The actor had become an overnight success thanks to the film Midnight Cowboy and he was walking down London's King's Road when a fan told him Lennon was dining nearby - and he decided it was time for him to meet the singer.

He recalls, "I went to the door of the restaurant and I asked one of the maitre d's... 'I don't wanna bother John, but could you tell him Jon Voight, the actor..., is out here (and) would love to come in and say hell...

Q&A: Danny Trejo Talks ‘Babes, Bullets & Blood’ In 'Death Race 2,’ Helping Kids & More

January 18th, 2011 11:10am EST
Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo is a Mexican American character actor with a colorful past. The 66-year-old, spent time in prison during the 1960s, where he won the state prison titles in lightweight and welterweight boxing divisions. During this time he became involved with a twelve-step program, which he credits with helping him overcome his drug addiction.

After leaving prison, Trejo went on to become a drug counselor. His role as a counselor led to a chance encounter with an old friend from prison on the set of the movie “Runaway Train” in 1985. The film’s writer asked Trejo to teach boxing to the ac...

'Lone Star' Gets The Axe

September 29th, 2010 8:16am EDT
Lone Star
Jon Voight's latest TV show Lone Star has been axed after just two episodes despite a public plea from the series creator urging fans to help save the series.

The program, which follows a man's secret double life, debuted in America earlier this month to disappointing viewing figures.

Creator Kyle Killen pleaded with fans to tune in to the second episode in a bid to help the program "survive".

However, now bosses at TV network Fox have confirmed they are pulling the show off the air after Lone Star's second episode received even fewer viewers than the first installment.

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'Lone Star' Creator Begs Fans To Watch Show

September 24th, 2010 11:43am EDT
Lone Star
The creator of Jon Voight's latest TV show Lone Star has written a public letter begging fans to watch the program to prevent bosses axing it.

The drama series, which follows a man's secret double life, debuted on Fox on Monday night to disappointing figures. Now creator Kyle Killen is pleading with fans to make sure they watch the next installment to perform "a minor miracle" by helping the show "survive".

He writes on his blog, "For us to survive we're going to have to pull off a minor miracle. New shows tend to lose viewers in their second week. We're aiming to gain them. In fact, sc...

Jon Voight Slams Obama For Promoting Anti-Semitism, Destroying The United States

June 24th, 2010 8:53am EDT
Jon Voight
Outspoken actor Jon Voight has taken aim at President Barack Obama again in an open letter to the Washington Post newspaper.

The star, who is Angelina Jolie's father, called Obama a "false prophet" last year and now he's blasting America's leader for his party's foreign policies in the Middle East.

The 71-year-old Republican calls Democrat Obama, "the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies."

Voight continues, "You have done...

Angelina Jolie & Father Jon Voight Make Up?

February 22nd, 2010 9:23am EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has stepped out in public with her estranged father Jon Voight for the first time in several years.

The actress cut her dad out of her life in 2001 after he voiced concerns about her mental health shortly before she adopted son Maddox from Cambodia. Voight has made several attempts to mend his fractured relationship with Jolie, and the veteran star revealed in November the pair is back in contact.

Jolie has now publicly shown she has put her troubles with Voight behind her, after she was snapped enjoying time with him in Venice, Italy, where she is preparing to film The...

Brangelina Suing British Tabloid Over Split Reports

February 8th, 2010 3:08pm EST
Brangelina Suing British Tabloid
Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are taking the editors of a British newspaper to court over reports they are set to split. On January 24th, the News of The World tabloid claimed the unmarried couple had met with Los Angeles divorce lawyer Sorrell Trope to divide its assets and arrange custody of the pair's six children.

Trope has denied being in contact with the couple and now the stars' lawyer Keith Schillings is taking action to put an end to the false reports.

In a statement issued on Monday, Schillings reveals Pitt and Jolie have started legal proceedings aga...

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Have Been Negotiating Pre-Nup, Not Break-Up

January 27th, 2010 10:26pm EST
Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have denied reports they're about to split, while friends insist the media have mistaken a pre-nuptial agreement as a signal they're separating.

The couple and Jolie's father Jon Voight have dismissed British tabloid reports they're no longer together - rumors that have set the globe's gossip websites alight.

And insiders claim the story couldn't be further from the truth - the couple have allegedly signed a mega-million equivalent of a pre-nuptial agreement, which will cement their relationship.

A source tells Life & Style magazine, "Brad and Angelina ...

Jon Voight On Brangelina Split Rumors:'Nonsense, It's All Made Up'

January 27th, 2010 12:02pm EST
Jon Voight On Brangelina Split Rumors:
Angelina Jolie's estranged father Jon Voight has shot down rumors the actress has split from Brad Pitt, dismissing the tabloid gossip as "nonsense". Gossip about the status of the Hollywood super-couple's romance reached fever pitch last week, with reports claiming the stars - who share six children - were set to part ways.

However Voight, who has had a rocky relationship with his famous daughter, insists Jolie and Pitt are still going strong after five years of dating, reports When asked about the split rumors, he says, "Nonsense. It's all made up stuff."

Jolie and ...

Angelina Jolie And Jon Voight Mend Their Broken Relationship

November 11th, 2009 12:05pm EST
Angelina Jolie And Jon Voight Mend Relationship
Angelina Jolie has reconciled with her father Jon Voight after eight years of estrangement. The Hollywood beauty cut her dad out of her life in 2001 after he voiced concerns about her mental health shortly before she adopted son Maddox from Cambodia.

Voight has made attempts to mend his fractured relationship with Jolie on numerous occasions, and reportedly sent the actress a copy of their forgotten 1982 comedy Lookin' To Get Out over the summer, when it was released on DVD for the first time. And the veteran star's efforts have paid off - the pair is in contact, although Voight admits ...

Tell-All Book Says Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie 'Manipulated The Public'

October 28th, 2009 8:26am EDT
Angelina Jolie
The man behind Michael Jackson's post-death expose "Unmasked" has turned his attention to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, taking aim at the real stories behind their romance in a new tell-all book.

Ian Halperin's "Brangelina Exposed," which will hit bookstores on December 1, chronicles the Hollywood couple's courtship, suggesting the Mr. and Mrs. Smith stars aren't as in love as lead fans to believe.

A press release promoting the new tome reads, "Brad and Angelina have successfully manipulated the public into believing a glamorous fairytale that bears little resemblance to the reality o...

Celebrity Offspring That Have Become Successful

September 16th, 2009 10:05am EDT
Celebrity Offspring
Most of the time when privileged sons and daughters of celebrities chose to pursue a career in entertainment, we wince at the idea and criticize their lack of talent. However

, there are some cases where famous offspring are actually thrive in the family business and probably could have succeeded without their recognizable last name. Here are the most successful spawn in the gene pool of famous parents.

Colin Hanks - As the son and look-a-like younger version of dad Tom Hanks, Colin inherited his father's acting skills. He first came onto the scene appearing in Tom's film That Thing You...

Film's Most Memorable Football Coaches

September 8th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Knute Rockne Win One for the Gipper
With football season right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at the way Hollywood has immortalized coaches over the years. While most football movies focus on the players, a few have turned their eyes to the men (and women) calling the shots, giving us several good and bad portrayals of coaches.

Tony D'Amato, "Any Given Sunday"

Oliver Stone's let's-throw-it-all-together-and-see-what-sticks football opus has its faults, but one of them is not Al Pacino's performance as the coach of the beleaguered Miami Sharks. Stone coaxes one of Pacino's last great efforts by allowing...

Jon Voight To Re-Release Angelina's Big Screen Debut

June 29th, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie's first film is set to make its DVD debut in a newly-edited version produced by her estranged father Jon Voight.

The actress made her big-screen debut in Lookin' to Get Out at age five, playing the daughter of her real-life dad, but the movie flopped at the box office.

Voight blames tension and turmoil between the cast and crew for its poor reception, and has issued the film's first video release after learning director Hal Ashby had secretly re-edited the movie before his death in 1988.

Voight tells the New York Post, "Hal was working on two other films at the ti...

MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: 'Twilight' Stars, 'Hills' Cast & More

June 1st, 2009 8:39am EDT
Kristen Stewart
MTV's awards shows have become something of a spectacle in the last few years from controversial performances to surprise celebrity events leading up to and surrounding the actual show. That would explain why neither this year's MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg nor "We Made You" performer Eminem, had time to walk the red carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios Citywalk last night.

Those that did smile and pose for paparazzi and walk the line of nearly 200 media outlets all hoping to steal a precious few minutes with the talent included the other musical act, Kings of ...

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