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Denzel Washington's A Raisin in the Sun a hit on Broadway

April 15th, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Denzel Washington's star power has helped make the revival of A Raisin In The Sun a hit on Broadway, with the show earning $1.2 million (£705,446) in its first full week.

The latest production of Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning 1959 race drama has been playing to sold-out audiences at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York since its 3 April (14) opening, making it the fifth highest-grossing show of the week ending 13 April (14).

In addition, the play is the only non-musical to surpass the $1 million (£597,836) mark in a week.

Among those flocking to see A Raisin in the Sun were U.S. ...

20 Extremely Religious Celebrities

March 30th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Candace Cameron Bure
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...

Aretha Franklin celebrates 72nd birthday with star-studded bash

March 23rd, 2014 6:20pm EDT
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington.
The soul legend threw a private party in New York City on Saturday night (03.22.14) ahead of her birthday this coming Tuesday, and was joined by some of Hollywood's finest to mark the occasion.
'Flight' actor Denzel was one of the guests of honour and attempted to slip through the entrance of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel incognito, dressed down in a baseball cap.
According to the Huffington Post, Aretha had been to see the star in a Broadway performance of 'A Raisin In the Sun' earlier in the day, and personally thanked him for...

Musical inspired by Tupac books opening date

January 8th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Denzel Washington
A long awaited stage show featuring the music of late rapper Tupac Shakur is set to hit the Broadway stage in June (14).

The musical, titled Holler If Ya Hear Me, has been in the works since 2012, and in 2013, the production's premiere was put on hold due to a lack of available theatres.

The show, which opens on 19 June (14) at the Palace Theater in New York, will tell the story of two friends surviving inner-city life in the American Midwest.

Holler If Ya Hear Me will be directed by Kenny Leon, who is also heading the upcoming A Raisin in the Sun revival, starring Denzel Washington.

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...

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

Washington was originally considered for the role of bad guy Lex Luthor, but Joaquin Phoenix is currently tapped t...

Adam Sandler is Hollywood's most over-paid actor

December 10th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler has been named the most over-paid actor in Hollywood.
The 47-year-old comedian, whose recent films 'That's My Boy' and 'Jack & Jill' were labelled flops, is reportedly no longer popular at the box office despite earning huge pay checks to star in every film he makes.
According to Forbes magazine, Sandler's films returned an average of $3.40 for every $1 he was paid.
Katherine Heigl, 35, came in a close second on the list.
The former 'Greys Anatomy' star, who is trying to reignite her TV career by starring in a new NBC series about the CIA after her films 'Killers' and 'One For ...

Most Valuable Star Robert Downey Jr.

October 23rd, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has been named the Most Valuable Star of 2013.

The 'Iron Man 3' actor topped Vulture's annual Hollywood list for the second time, with Leonardo DiCaprio coming in second and labeled "The Star Who Started Smiling Again" and 'Silver Linings Playbook' actress Jennifer Lawrence - "The Breakthrough BFF" - in third place.

The publication compile their list based on several criteria, including a star's box office power - domestic and overseas - awareness and popularity, the value they bring to a production studio, likeability, Oscar mentions, Twitter and tabloid mentions and cr...

Man on Fire to be adapted for TV series

September 10th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Man on Fire
Denzel Washington's 2004 thriller Man On Fire is heading to the small screen for a new TV adaptation.

The Tony Scott movie, based on A.J. Quinnell's 1980 novel of the same name, about a former CIA officer who seeks revenge after his daughter is abducted in Mexico, became a box office hit and grossed over $130 million (£86.7 million) worldwide, and now it has been tapped for TV.

Tron: Legacy screenwriter David DiGilio will pen the script and serve as executive producer on the project, which is being developed for 20th Century Fox Television and studio New Regency, according to The Hollywoo...

2 Guns leads U.S. box office

August 4th, 2013 5:41pm EDT
2 Guns
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's new movie 2 Guns has shot to the top of the U.S. box office thanks to a $27.4 million (£18.2 million) opening weekend take.

The all-action buddy-cop comedy knocks Hugh Jackman's latest outing as The Wolverine off the top spot and into second place. The Marvel Studios movie raked in $21.7 million (£14.4 million) in its second weekend on release.

The new Smurfs sequel, The Smurfs 2, debuts in third place with $18.2 million (£12.1 million).

Denzel Washington: 'Movies Keep Me Busy'

August 4th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington enjoys keeping busy with movies.

The '2 Guns' actor admits he doesn't like taking breaks in his movie career and likes occupying himself with continuous acting work.

He said: "I didn't make any [movies] last year. It's not good for me [to take a break]. I need to stay busy. A man needs to get up in the morning, go to work, have something to do."

The actor stars opposite Mark Wahlberg in the new action comedy and he reveals that they got on incredibly well right off the bat.

He added: "He's got a heart of gold. He's a sweetheart; he's a really good dude."

The movie req...

Denzel Washington And Mark Wahlberg Bring A Refeshing Bromance To The Big Screen

August 4th, 2013 10:38am EDT
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...

Denzel Washington: 'I'm A Vegetarian'

July 30th, 2013 3:51pm EDT
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington has become the latest movie star to give up meat, although he still cannot resist the occasional chicken treat.

The Flight star insists his healthy new look is all down to his diet choices.

He tells WENN, "I'm a vegetarian now but sometimes I'll cheat and have chicken.

"When I did the play Fences (on Broadway) it just kind of woke me up to this idea of getting back to the basics in every way, and I made a commitment to just work harder and eat good."

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...

Bono and Denzel Washington attends daughters' graduation

May 22nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Denzel Washington
Bono and Denzel Washington brought some superstar glamour to graduation day in New York on Wednesday (22May13) as the celebrated their daughters' academic achievements.

The pair was in attendance at Yankee Stadium for the New York University's graduation ceremony, and watched proudly as their girls graduated.

The U2 rocker's 21-year-old actress daughter Eve Hewson picked her diploma, as did Olivia Washington.

Bono had been offered an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by university bosses, but decided to turn down the honour so he could concentrate on cheering on his daughter's ach...

Denzel Washington watches son graduate from top university

May 13th, 2013 8:51pm EDT
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington played the part of a proud dad on Monday (13May13) as he watched his son Malcolm graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

The Flight star, his wife Pauletta and members of the family beamed as the 22 year old celebrated at the 257th commencement ceremony.

Malcolm excelled at the Ivy League school, playing basketball and earning a degree in film studies.

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 ...

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...

'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...

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."...

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...

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...

Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
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 ...

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...

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...

Budweiser Seeks To Remove Logo From Denzel Washington's Latest Film 'Flight'

November 6th, 2012 8:21am EST
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" ...

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


The Flick: "Safe House" i...

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 ...

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 ...

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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