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Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' Debuts At Number One

September 29th, 2014 8:24am EDT
The Equalizer
"The Equalizer" easily took the top spot at the weekend box office, making $35 million in ticket sales.

The film, starring Denzel Washington, centers on McCall, a man who attempts to put his mysterious past behind him and live a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young woman controlled by a group of violent Russian gangsters, McCall decides to help her. If someone has a problem and the odds are stacked against them, McCall will step in. He is The Equalizer.

"The Equalizer" is the third best opening of Washington's career, followed by "American Gangster" and "...
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Review: 'The Equalizer' A Fluffy Film That's Forgettable

September 25th, 2014 12:59pm EDT
Review: 'The Equalizer' A Fluffy Film That's Forgettable
For the sake of this review, I’m going to put aside my strong sentimental feelings for the highly underrated TV series upon which this movie is loosely based. And I’ll forget that it was a hard man in an unusual shell by the name of Edward Woodward that singlehandedly took a simple and somewhat familiar premise and elevated it to deep dark heights that lingered. But sadly even in the absence of such unforgettable beginnings, the new movie version of "The Equalizer" still manages to come out being just…okay. The cookie cutter mix of music video action sequences, clichéd bad guys and Denze...
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20 Extremely Religious Celebrities

March 30th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
20 Extremely Religious Celebrities
Candace Cameron Bure of "Full House" fame and her brother Kirk Cameron ("Growing Pains") are very religious. As Kirk became an outspoken Christian evangelist and actor, Cameron also became more public with her faith in the late 1990s, writing for Christian websites, speaking at churches, and endorsing Christian organizations, businesses and charities.

And the actress says her belief in Christianity helped her battle bulimia.

She told Yahoo! in December 2013, "I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, 'cause clearly it wasn't a healthy way to deal with things. So tha...
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The Failies: Awarding The Worst Fashion Fails In 2013 - Part One

January 1st, 2014 12:07pm EST
Kim Kardashian
Can you believe 2013 is coming to a close already? At least 2013 will leave a lasting legacy when it comes to Fashion Fails. We present The Failies, the worst in fashion this year - along with some surprise special categories you have to see to believe. In Part one we will be looking at the first half of the year's fashion fails, as well as revealing one of the Worst Trends of the Year and the Worst Dressed Male of the Year.

Let's start with what kicked off the year. We wrote at the time, "Kim Kardashian got a little Goth-y in this see-through and skintight gown. We can't wait to see the...
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Denzel Washington Rumored To Play Green Lantern In 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

December 31st, 2013 8:59pm EST
Denzel Washington
The upcoming sequel to this summer's blockbuster Superman flick Man of Steel is looking more and more like a full-on "Justice League" movie.

The film, tentatively titled Batman Vs. Superman, recently cast Ben Affleck in the role of the Caped Crusader, while "Fast & Furious 6" star Gal Gadot landed the role of Wonder Woman.

Adding to the list of heroes set to appear, Denzel Washington is currently the frontrunner to play Green Lantern in the film, according to Ace Showbiz.com

Washington was originally considered for the role of bad guy Lex Luthor, but Joaquin Phoenix is currently tapped t...
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Denzel Washington And Mark Wahlberg Bring A Refeshing Bromance To The Big Screen

August 4th, 2013 10:38am EDT
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Grab that popcorn and soda then sit back and be ready to be blown away because 2 Guns is the perfect mixture of comedy and action. Though the plot of the film is outrageously complex with dozens of twists and turns (and oh no they aren’t going there, but they are moments), Denzel Washington’s and Mark Wahlberg’s chemistry on screen is electric.

Wahlberg is especially happy with this latest twist on the traditional buddy comedy. Usually they’ll take the comedy guy, the really out-there comedy guy, and put him with the straight guy. Wahlberg explains they didn’t want to do that and felt like...
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John Travolta Snubbed 'Flight' Role Over Flying Upside Down Scene

June 27th, 2013 4:47pm EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta turned down Denzel Washington's award-winning role in Flight because he thought the mid-air scenes were "a bit much."

Travolta, who is qualified private pilot, claims the part of alcoholic Captain Whip Whitaker was written with him in mind, but he decided against accepting the offer as he disapproved of certain scenes in the script.

Speaking at a British Film Institute (BFI) event in London, he says, "The funny thing was it was written for me. But it was not written well enough yet - the plane stuff, not the character. I loved that he was an alcoholic and I loved his journe...
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The Most Trusted Star In America Is...Tom Hanks

May 7th, 2013 6:24pm EDT
Tom  Hanks
Known for films such as "Forrest Gump," "Castaway," "The Da Vinci Code" and "Saving Private Ryan," Tom Hanks has been named the most trusted celebrity in America.

Hanks, who has won three Academy Awards, has had a prolific 30-year career and managed to maintain a squeaky clean image throughout.

Hanks recently starred in "Cloud Atlas" and has several films in production, including "Saving Mr. Banks," "Captain Phillips," "In the Garden Of Beasts," "The Lost Symbol" and "Toy Story 4."

Second on the Reader's Digest poll is Sandra Bullock, followed by Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and poet ...
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Who Will Win Best Actor At The 2013 Oscars?

February 24th, 2013 1:30pm EST
Hugh Jackman
There's only one sure-thing at this year's Oscars -- Daniel Day-Lewis will win the Best Actor award for his performance in Lincoln.

It's hard to believe that was an actor playing Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg's biopic of the 16th President of the United States, and not Lincoln himself. Day-Lewis wasn't playing Lincoln, he was Lincoln.

Hugh Jackman's performance as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" was nothing short of excellent either, and if these two films had been released in different years there's no doubt both stars would win this award; but unfortunately for Jackman, he'll be headi...
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'Everyone Wins At The Oscars' Gift Bag Includes Circus Lessons, Condoms & A 'Vampire Facelift'

February 24th, 2013 11:04am EST
Oscars 2013
Hey Jennifer Lawrence, don't worry if you don't land an Academy Award for your performance in Silver Linings Playbook (you will), because all the nominees who aren't bringing home an Oscar statue this year will get a goodie-bag worth $45,000 as a consolation prize (which will only cost them about $10,000 in taxes to keep).

Gift bags containing all sorts of expensive tchotchkes are nothing new at awards ceremonies like the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. They started out as a way for companies to get the stars photographed with their wares in exchange for free stuff, ultimately evolving into a p...
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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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Fashion Fail: The Tampon Suit Is A Bit Overboard

January 27th, 2013 5:00pm EST
Jimmy Bennett
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails! Today we have a selection from the red carpet at the People's Choice Awards.

Nothing says "I need attention" like Jimmy Bennett's suit with tampons all over it (the Movie 43 star's sketch in the film involves a female friend's transformation to womanhood, hence the attire. Check out the Red Band -- i.e. not safe for work -- trailer here.)

Vanessa Hudgens wore this peach maternity top with black pants. No, we don't get it either...
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Denzel Washington: 'I Don't Have Any Movie Star Friends'

January 25th, 2013 5:29pm EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington feels like an outsider in Hollywood because he doesn't have any "movie star friends."

The Flight actor has never bonded with any colleagues during his time in the spotlight, but insists he doesn't feel lonely because he has such strong personal relationships away from the movie industry.

He tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "Even within the industry, I don't have any actor friends. My friends are old friends. One's an ex-music guy, the other's a restaurant owner and the other's an ex pro ballplayer... I don't make friends. Maybe I'm not a butt-kisser, maybe I'm n...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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Denzel Washington Celebrates 58th Birthday On St. Barts

December 31st, 2012 5:35pm EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington has joined the celebrities vacationing in St. Barts after jetting off to the Caribbean with his wife Pauletta to celebrate his 58th birthday.

The Flight star was spotted on the beach on December 28 with his wife of 29 years.

The Washingtons later boarded a yacht for an afternoon at sea and they also hit an island restaurant to celebrate in style.

It's not known if the couple will be among the guests attending Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's New Year's Eve party on St. Barts.

The Caribbean paradise has become a star-studded hotspot this winter - Kate Moss, Russel...
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10 Best Actors of 2012

November 25th, 2012 5:00pm EST
The Hunger Games
2012 has been a great year in Film, especially for giant box office hits like The Hunger Games, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn Part 2. Regardless of film size though, we are thankful for the following actors because they blew us away, whether it was in a lower budget Indie or a Box office sensation (or both, in some cases!)

1.) Jennifer Lawrence- Oh, where do we possibly start with you? Your 2012 performances have been outstanding, not that it’s any surprise, because after we saw you in Winter’s Bone, we knew there was nothing you couldn’t d...
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Budweiser Seeks To Remove Logo From Denzel Washington's Latest Film 'Flight'

November 6th, 2012 8:21am EST
Flight
Bosses behind Denzel Washington's new movie Flight face the possibility of re-editing the film following its release after officials at a brewing company demanded they obscure all images of Budweiser beer.

Washington plays a captain who saves his plane from crashing but is accused of drinking before the flight in the movie, and shots of the alcoholic beverage are featured.

However, chiefs at Anheuser-Busch, the company which produces Budweiser, have asked Paramount Pictures bosses to obscure all images of the drink, claiming they have "no knowledge of the use or portrayal of Budweiser" ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Safe House'

June 5th, 2012 12:40pm EDT
Safe House photo
A former CIA man targeted for assassination. A rookie agent out to prove himself. And everyone is gunning for a piece of them both. Hit the house and then the streets with the new to Blu-ray release of "Safe House," out June 5 from Universal Home Entertainment. The review below has been check and deemed safe for the movie fan!

Title: "Safe House"

Grade: 3

Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Rating: R

Runtime: 115 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: "Safe House" i...
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Check Out 'Safe House' On Blu-ray, DVD & More June 5

June 3rd, 2012 7:18am EDT
Safe House
In "Safe House," a rookie CIA operative goes on the run with a rogue former intelligence officer after a South African safe house comes under attack by heavily armed mercenaries.

Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent just waiting for the perfect opportunity to prove himself. But that's no easy task when you've been cooped up in an empty Cape Town safe house for a whole year. Weston realizes that a prime opportunity is headed his way, however, when he learns that former agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has been captured after nearly a decade on the run.

Frost is about to ...
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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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Q&A: 'The Client List' Star Naturi Naughton: 'There Are So Many Things I Want To Do'

April 8th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Naturi Naughton
Lifetime's The Client List premieres tonight (10 PM ET/PT). You've seen the saucy ads of Jennifer Love Hewitt as Riley Parks, who works at a day spa that has a little something extra going on. But she's not the only one who's a part of the story.

I recently caught up with singer/actress Naturi Naughton, who co-stars with Hewitt in the Lifetime original series, to ask her about her role in the new show, her experience coming off the similarly sexy The Playboy Club, and her other aspirations.

What was the moment when you decided on an entertainment career?

I was pretty young when I decid...
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'The Book Of Eli' Directors Hit With Copyright Lawsuit

March 12th, 2012 4:06pm EDT
The Book of Eli
Filmmaker brothers Allen and Albert Hughes have been hit with a copyright lawsuit over their hit Denzel Washington movie The Book Of Eli.

Georgia-based writer Bridgette Burgin has accused the directors of stealing the movie's premise from her unpublished work The Final Call after she submitted 10 chapters of the book into a Writers Digest contest.

Burgin claims that judges, who screened the manuscripts, were allowed to hold on to the works after the competition and she alleges two of them then supplied her project to Gary Whitta, The Book of Eli screenwriter.

Burgin is now seeking dam...
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Former Police Officer Says 'Safe House' Plot Was Stolen From His Book

February 25th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Safe House
A former police officer is attempting to end Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds' run at the top of the box office by launching a lawsuit against the producers of their hit thriller "Safe House."

Retired Chicago, Illinois cop Marty Christopher Lawson is requesting an injunction to stop Universal executives from further distributing the movie, which hit the top of the film charts last week.

He claims the plot of and characters in the film were stolen from his book, "Truth or Treason," which detailed his efforts to uncover an alleged police conspiracy.

Lawson insists the movie has caused h...
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'Safe House' Wins Weekend Box Office

February 20th, 2012 8:59am EST
Safe House
Denzel Washington's Safe House edged out a win at the box office over the weekend after raking in $24 million.

The crime thriller knocked romantic comedy "The Vow" off the top spot, which this week came in a close second with earnings of $23.6 million (£14.8 million)

Premiering at three was Nicolas Cage's "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" with takings of $22 million.

Dropping to number four was adventure family film "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" ($20.1 million) and entering at five was Reese Witherspoon's "This Means War" ($17.6 million).
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Bruce Springsteen Exhibit To Open In Philadelphia

February 16th, 2012 2:37pm EST
Bruce Springsteen
A museum exhibit dedicated to rocker Bruce Springsteen is set to open in Pennsylvania on Friday.

The Born in the U.S.A. singer has long been referred to as one of America's most iconic and patriotic stars and now he's set to be honored with a display at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen will celebrate the musician's long career and feature a variety of memorabilia including hand-written set lists and clothing.

An executive at the center, David Eisner, tells the Wall Street Journal, "No other...
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Predictable Plot but Exciting Action in 'Safe House'

February 12th, 2012 4:34pm EST
Matt Weston in Safe House
At this point, the plot arcs for espionage thrillers are pretty unsurprising, and Daniel Espinosa’s “Safe House” is no different. There’s a rogue spy who is chased by his old agency for his incriminating knowledge of said organization’s dirty dealings. A wary colleague teams up with him, and once trust is built, they start working together.

Even though puns could be made about the title “Safe House,” in reference to its cautious decision to stick with a proven formula, we’ll forgo them, since predictability is the only major faux pas that the film commits.

Any other annoying bits are m...
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The Best Of Denzel Washington

February 11th, 2012 8:15am EST
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With “Safe House” in theaters this weekend, audiences will get to see Denzel Washington as a rogue CIA agent who might possibly be the most dangerous man on the planet. Washington, who has been impressing audiences for over two decades, is one of the rare actors in Hollywood who can successfully portray a character that doesn’t easily fit into either the “good guy” or “bad guy” category.

Even a cursory glance at his filmography, one can easily see the varied career Washington has had. To recognize one of the most talented actors of his generation, here are some of Washington’s most memorab...
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Two Jews' Review 'Safe House' Both Have Seen It All Before (Video)

February 10th, 2012 12:30pm EST
Safe House
Two Jews on Film - Joan Alperin Schwartz: Rogue agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has been off the grid for the past ten years and he's been on the CIA'S most wanted list for the last decade.

CIA agent, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has been posted to a remote, empty Safe House in Cape Town, South Africa for over a year. He's job is to make sure the safe house is always ready for 'visitors'. Weston is bored and longs for action.

Out of the blue, Tobin turns himself in, he's transported to Weston's safe house and the novice operative gets his wish... and then some.

M...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Safe House,' 'The Vow'& More

February 6th, 2012 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
It turned out that my initial optimism about “The Woman in Black” last week was for naught. Unfortunately it is a ridiculous horror movie that made me laugh much more than it actually scared me. For more on why I thought it was silly, check out my review.

This week in theaters, there will be a nice mix of action, romance, adventure, and drama. You’ll have the chance to see Denzel Washington’s action thriller “Safe House,” the tragic Rachel McAdams romance picture “The Vow,” the lighthearted adventure film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” the Woody Harrelson Los Angeles cop drama “R...
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Morgan Freeman Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

February 6th, 2012 8:22am EST
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman was the toast of Germany's Golden Camera awards on Saturday as he was honored for his career achievements.

The Invictus star was handed the top prize of the night at the prestigious awards ceremony in Berlin, and he thanked the crowd in German as he accepted his accolade, declaring, "Danke schon."

Freeman later told reporters it was "a great honor" to accept the prize.

Denzel Washington also showed off his German speaking skills as he picked up the Best International Actor award, while Scarlett Johansson took home the Best International Actress award.

Dionne Warwick w...
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