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Bruce Willis Reportedly Wanted $1 Million A Day For 'Expendables 3'

August 8th, 2013 9:02am EDT
Bruce Willis
It isn't often that celebrities air their public laundry, but Sylvester Stallone did just that earlier this week by slamming his former "Expendables" star Bruce Willis on Twitter.

He announced that Harrison Ford was replacing Willis in the upcoming "Expendables 3" by tweeting: "WILLIS OUT . . . HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!" He then followed this up with: "GREEDY AND LAZY . . . A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."

It has since emerged that Willis purportedly demanded $4 million for just four days of work. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor...
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Harrison Ford To Replace Bruce Willis In 'Expendables 3'

August 7th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Harrison Ford & Bruce Willis
Harrison Ford is joining the third installment of "The Expendables," while Bruce Willis is walking away from the franchise.

Sylvester Stallone leaked the news on Twitter, posting: "WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!"

Stallone then attacked his former co-star, suggesting that he and Willis had butted heads over salary demands, writing, "GREEDY AND LAZY... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."
 
A spokesman confirmed that Stallone was referring to Willis in his follow-up tweet, but would not elaborate on the issue.

The third installment of "The ...
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Al Pacino Claims He Turned Down 'Die Hard' And 'Star Wars' Roles

June 4th, 2013 4:32pm EDT
Al Pacino
Renowned thespian Al Pacino is convinced he gave Bruce Willis his big break in Hollywood by turning down the lead role in Die Hard.

The Scarface star has divulged he was one of the first actors approached to play tough cop John McClane in the 1988 blockbuster, but he passed on the script.

Pacino made the revelation about Willis at a question-and-answer session in London over the weekend, insisting, "I gave that boy a career!"

He then added, "You know who else I gave a career to? Harrison Ford in Star Wars - that role was mine for the taking but I couldn't understand the script."

The...
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Bruce Willis Wants To Be A Bond Villain

March 28th, 2013 1:34pm EDT
Bruce Willis
Hollywood action hero Bruce Willis has one more ambition to fulfill - he wants to play a Bond villain.
 
The Die Hard legend admits the last 007 movie, 2012's Skyfall, "renewed" his passion for the James Bond franchise, and he wants to follow in the footsteps of stars including Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Walken by playing the superspy's nemesis.

Willis says, "I always thought it would be more fun to play bad guys. I tried it a couple of times but it really wasn't as much fun as I thought it would be, so I'll stay good unless there's a James Bond villain offer. That...
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Jennifer Lawrence, Nina Dobrev, Salma Hayek & More Hit The Pink Carpet At The Independent Spirit Awards (See Pics!)

February 24th, 2013 3:25pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence, Nina Dobrev and Salma Hayek
The stars were out Saturday night for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, held at the Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

Hosted by comedian Andy Samberg this year, the awards ceremony isn't quite as formal as Sunday night's Oscars, taking place over lunch in a tent on the beach with no string of limousines dropping off A-list stars and port-a-potties being the place for nominees to "freshen up."

This year's awards were dominated by Silver Linings Playbook, which landed trophies for Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Director (David O. Russell) and Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrenc...
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Bruce Willis' 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Tops President's Day Weekend Box Office

February 18th, 2013 8:36am EST
A Good Day To Die Hard
The latest Die Hard movie narrowly won the weekend box office with takings of $25 million. "A Good Day To Die Hard," which debuted theaters on Wednesday, Feb. 13, earned a total of $38.3 million over five days.

In the film John McClane (Bruce Willis) and his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney) join together to protect a government informant in Moscow, and thwart a major crime in Chernobyl.

On the heels of "Die Hard" were comedy "Identity Thief ($23.4 million), starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, and Nicholas Spark's romance "Safe Haven" ($21.4 million).

The newly released animated...
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Review: 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Proves That Willis Should Have Stopped At #4 (Video)

February 14th, 2013 3:00pm EST
A Good Day to Die Hard
Bruce Willis reprises his iconic role as police detective John McClane in 'A Good Day To Die Hard' directed by John Moore ('Max Payne') and written by Skip Woods ('A Team') and Jason Keller.

McClane this time around, finds himself in Moscow.  Seems his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney) has been arrested for murder. McClane isn't at all surprised; he believes Jack is a total screw-up. 

In truth (and this isn't a SPOILER) Jack is a CIA operative trying to protect a government whistleblower, Komarov (Sebastian Koch) from being killed.

Before father and son can hook up, they're involved in ...
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Bruce Willis Combines Fatherhood And 'Die Hard'

February 14th, 2013 1:04pm EST
A Good Day to Die Hard
Bruce Willis is most famous for his role as John McClane in the Die Hard films. This week, the fifth film in the 25-year-old franchise hits theaters, and it combines his number one movie job with his number one real life job. Bruce Willis is also a father, and  features John McClane teaming up with his son Jack (Jai Courtney).

“It’s my favorite job, being a father,” Willis said. “I have four girls now. They’re a captive audience. They can’t really run away from you even if they don’t like your jokes. I just enjoy it. I love making my kids laugh and I still do the dumbest things in the worl...
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5 Fun Facts About 'A Good Day To Die Hard's Bruce Willis

February 14th, 2013 7:40am EST
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis is taking on the bad guys again in the upcoming action film, “A Good Day to Die Hard.” This time around, John McClane heads to Moscow, Russia to help his son Jack (Jai Courtney), a CIA operative, stop a nuclear weapons heist and battle deadly Russian criminals. If you’re a “Die Hard” fan, you may know a lot about these movies, but how much do you know about Bruce Willis? Check out these five little known facts about him.

Bruce Beat Out Several Other Big Names for the "Die Hard" Role— After seeing so many “Die Hard” films, it’s probably hard to imagine anybody other than Willis...
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Bruce Willis Receives Commander Of Arts Medal In France

February 12th, 2013 12:07pm EST
Bruce Willis
Die Hard legend Bruce Willis was awarded France's highest cultural honor on Monday.

The actor became a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in recognition of his stellar movie career at a prize giving in Paris.

Willis, who attended the event with his wife Emma Heming, told the crowd he felt at home in France, but admitted he was against President Francois Hollande's plans to slap wealthy citizens with a 75 per cent tax.

The action star joked that he hoped he "would be able to complain about it if he lived in France."

Previous recipients of the accolade include Michael Caine, C...
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Bruce Willis: 'No One Commits A Crime Because They Saw A Film'

February 6th, 2013 11:43am EST
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis is against introducing strict new gun laws in the U.S., insisting politicians can't "legislate insanity."

The Second Amendment of the Constitution, which gives Americans the right to bear arms, has been called into question following a string of gun rampages in the country.

President Barack Obama has vowed to bring in new restrictions for firearm owners after the horrific shootings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December, but Willis is adamant adjusting the Second Amendment would infringe on citizens' rights.

He tells the A...
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Bruce Willis Unveils Colossal 'Die Hard' Mural

February 1st, 2013 8:26am EST
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis unveiled a permanent tribute to his Die Hard character John McClane at a movie studio in California on Thursday to mark 25 years since the original film's release.

The actor was catapulted to movie star status in 1988 following the release of the popular action film, which spawned a series of sequels including 2013's fifth installment A Good Day to Die Hard.

Willis was on hand to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary on Thursday by unveiling a giant 35-foot mural on the side of a soundstage at the 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, California.

The actor pressed a ...
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Bruce Willis' New Wax Figure Is Freakishly Accurate

January 30th, 2013 10:52am EST
Bruce Willis wax figure
Madame Tussauds in New York City got it right with its newest Bruce Willis wax figure. The sculpture looks exactly like the action star. In photos, he looks real!

Sometimes the museum doesn't do such a great job (check out their recent Katy Perry waxwork).

Director Robert Rodriguez confirmed last week that Willis will return for the Sin City sequel, A Dame to Kill For, as cop Hartigan. The film is currently slated for an October 2013 release.

The actor stars in the upcoming film "A Good Day To Die Hard," the fifth installment of the "Die Hard" film series. John McClane (Willis) travels t...
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Bruce Willis Returning For 'Sin City' Sequel

January 22nd, 2013 12:07pm EST
Bruce Willis in Sin City
Director Robert Rodriguez has confirmed that Bruce Willis will return for the Sin City sequel, A Dame to Kill For, as cop Hartigan. 

"Bruce is back, you'll be seeing him," Rodriguez told MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was celebrating the 20th anniversary of El Mariachi.

He has also revealed Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a part in a story entitled The Long, Bad Night. He will be a cocky gambler who doesn't have the best night, judging by the title.

Robert revealed to MTV that several portions of the film have been finished, with a dozen actors and actresses already done with ...
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Bruce Willis Auctioning Off Motorcycles For Veterans Charity

December 6th, 2012 12:45pm EST
Bruce Willis
Hollywood action man Bruce Willis is selling off his motorcycles to generate cash for veterans and wounded troops.

The Die Hard star will auction five motorbikes from his personal collection, including a 1972 Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster XLH and a 2005 Ducati 1000DS with only 285 miles clocked up.

The actor, who was born on a German military base, admits he is thrilled to support the U.S. Forces by donating proceeds to the Boot Campaign, a non-profit military appreciation organization.

He says, "I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, a...
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12 Actors & Actresses Who Are Really Good Singers

November 21st, 2012 11:54am EST
Anne Hathaway
A few select actors and actresses are able to do it all, including act and sing. The truly talented are stand outs in Hollywood, demonstrating their vocal skills on and off the big screen.

Anne Hathaway recently wrapped up her new film, a big-screen adaptation of hit stage show Les Miserables, and in December moviegoers will get the chance to hear her musical talents. She has also shown off her commanding theatrical voice on shows such as "Saturday Night Live."

Check out more stars who can sing...

Gwyneth Paltrow sang in "Duets" and also "Country Strong." She's blonde, beautiful and ta...
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From Apple To Zowie: The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names

October 21st, 2012 3:14pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Uma Thurman and her French financier boyfriend Arpad Busson revealed the name of their newborn baby girl this week, and the tot's title is a mouthful.

Not content with the typical first/middle/last -- or in this case hyphenated last -- name, the little girl surely has a challenging future ahead of her when it comes to filling out any types of forms.

The couple named their three-month-old Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Where they got her nickname, "Luna," from is a mystery; but their rep says each name has a special reason and meaning.

But Uma and Arpad -- who ...
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Review: 'Looper' An Orginal, Exciting Film About Time Travel & Love

September 28th, 2012 7:44am EDT
'Looper'
'Looper', written and directed by Rian Johnson ('Brick') is an intelligent, engrossing, thought provoking and totally entertaining sci-fi film about time-travel and what a person will or won't do to save the person they love.

There's also some kick-ass action, great characters, excellent acting and at times, it's actually funny.

'Looper' stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe and Bruce Willis as...Old Joe aka Levitt's future self.

The film takes place in Kansas 2042. Time travel has not yet been invented, but 30 years from now, it will have been. Only problem is, it's illegal...and controlled...
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Bruce Willis Fighting For Partial Payment For Vodka Endorsement

September 18th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis is seeking a partial payment for endorsing troubled French liquor brand Belvédère SA for three years.

The Die Hard star struck a deal with bosses to promote the brand's Sobieski line of vodka in exchange for a 2.6 per cent stake in the firm in 2009, and he starred in a string of TV commercials and newspaper adverts.

However the firm has suffered a decline in its stock and is trying to cope with debts of $977 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Executives at the company agreed Willis would be handed $26 million if stocks fell below a certain level, and his repre...
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Tough Guy Bruce Willis Is A Softy Pushing His Daughter's Baby Carriage In NYC

August 23rd, 2012 11:07am EDT
Bruce Willis
We spotted Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming strolling down Madison Avenue in New York City with their baby girl Mabel Ray on Wednesday.

The couple did a little bit of shopping at Barney's, and "The Expendables 2" star appeared to be in good spirits. However, he did end up confronting a photographer.

Willis, 57, married Heming, 33, in 2009. Their baby - Willis' fourth daughter - was born in April. Last month, his daughter Scout was sentenced for underage drinking and possession of a fake ID in NYC. She was 20 at the time of the crime.

Meanwhile, his ex-wife Demi Moore is dating New Z...
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Scout Willis' Lawyer Brands Arrest Ridiculous

June 6th, 2012 9:20am EDT
Scout Willis
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter Scout has turned down an offer to plead guilty after she was arrested on suspicion of underage drinking.

The 20 year old was picked up by cops after allegedly drinking beer at New York's Union Square on Monday and handing police a fake ID card.

Scout was charged with two misdemeanors on Tuesday but turned down the state's offer to enter a guilty plea, as it would land her a permanent criminal record.

Scout's lawyer Stacey Richman tells People.com, "It would be outrageous to mar a person that's clearly going places - clearly seeking to have a career...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Men in Black III,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' & More

May 21st, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Men in Black
I didn’t end up watching “Battleship” last week, because I wasn’t in the mood to knowingly subject myself to a bad movie that night. Friends who caught it, told me that it’s as terrible as they thought it would be, giving it a D grade. Critic Matt Patches hilariously called it “as stiff and lifeless as the plastic pieces used to play (the board game).” After hearing things like that I’m glad I didn’t bother with “Battleship.”

This week includes the release of the highly anticipated blockbuster “Men in Black III,” but I’m more interested in Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” since it feature...
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Cannes Fashion: Eva Longoria, Lana Del Rey & More Stars Dazzle On The Red Carpet

May 17th, 2012 8:51am EDT
Eva Longoria
Many celebrities turned out for the opening night of the 65th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. The stars attended the "Moonrise Kingdom" premiere held at the Palais des Festivals on the famous Croisette Avenue.

Eva Longoria, whose show "Desperate Housewives" aired its final episode on Sunday, looked incredible in a pale pink dress with an enormous fluffy train and intricate beading.

Singer Lana Del Rey was gorgeous in a black gown that showed off her red hair. Diane Kruger looked like a magical sprite in a light turquoise gown, and Freida Pinto wore a strapless dress with colorful sequins...
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A Very Plaid Bill Murray Talks 'Moonrise Kingdom' At Cannes

May 16th, 2012 11:40am EDT
Bruce Willis & Bill Murray
Bruce Willis and Bill Murray attended the photocall for "Moonrise Kingdom" at the Cannes International Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in France today.

The "Caddyshack" star wore some interesting duds - plaid pants, a plaid jacket and a plaid button-down shirt. Naturally, none of the plaids matched.

Wes Anderson directed and co-wrote "Moonrise Kingdom," a period comedy-drama set in the 1960s. A pair of young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) from an island off the New England coast head for the hills and throw their small town into a frenzy.

According to Reuters, Mur...
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Cannes Preview: Spotlight Set For Big Stars And Great Films

May 15th, 2012 7:03pm EDT
Angelina Jolie - Brad Pitt
Despite my extensive coverage of Sundance, South by Southwest and Toronto International film festivals, I can’t quite afford to go to Cannes, France. I’ll have to watch the Cannes Film Festival from afar, but here are some things I know to expect from May 16 to May 27.

The international competition often leads to big Hollywood releases. Major films in competition include David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Edward Norton, Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy starring Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Mat...
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New 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Trailer Kicks More Butt Than The First

April 24th, 2012 7:07pm EDT
G.I. Joe
The new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been released online via Machinima, and it has more action than the first peek we got months ago. That said, there are some moments we wanted to break down.

Where's Duke? Channing Tatum had a starring role in the first film, but he is nowhere to be seen after the first moments. Did the writers go all-out and kill off a star, or are they keeping Duke's possible survival under wraps?

Political Cycle: The evil Zartan has become the President, thanks to some handy shape shifting capabilities. The trailer is wrought with strong political messagin...
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Charlie Sheen Surprises His Attorney At Bar Association Event

April 19th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen surprised his high-powered Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer by giving a foul-mouthed speech in his honor at a prestigious bar association event this week.

Legal powerhouse Singer represented the actor in his multi-million dollar court battle with Warner Bros. bosses over his firing from hit sitcom Two and a Half Men last year, and Sheen returned the favor by appearing at the Beverly Hills Bar Association bash in California on Wednesday.

Sheen was a surprise speaker at the event, which crowned Singer entertainment lawyer of the year, and he roasted his pal with a series of exp...
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Celebrity Business Ventures That Failed

April 15th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Celebrity Business Ventures That Failed
Not everything that celebrities touch turn into gold. Recently, Oprah Winfrey admitted that she made "101 mistakes" when she decided to launch her network OWN, which attracts just under 200,000 viewers daily. The former "Queen of Daytime TV" admits, "The idea of creating a network was something I wanted to do. Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else." Oprah's network may eventually become a failed business amongst the long list of failed celebrity business ventures. Let's take a look at some of the other celebrity businesses that have flopped due to disorgan...
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Bruce Willis Offers To Donate Ski Resort To Charity

April 4th, 2012 10:47pm EDT
Bruce Willis
New dad Bruce Willis has offered to donate his popular ski resort in Idaho to a worthy local charity.

The Die Hard star owns three properties in the state and he has already placed his home in Hailey up for sale, together with a local bar he owns, for a total of $19 million.

Now Willis has reportedly told officials in Camas County that he is willing to hand over ownership of Soldier Mountain in Fairfield to a non-profit organization more than a decade after purchasing the land, according to the Idaho Mountain Express.

A representative for the actor has refused to comment on the news.

Wi...
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Bruce Willis Welcomes Fourth Daughter

April 2nd, 2012 7:59am EDT
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis has become a father again after his fourth daughter was born on Sunday.

The Hollywood action man, who has three grown-up girls from his marriage to Demi Moore, welcomed a baby daughter called Mabel Ray with his second wife Emma Heming.

The actor's representative confirmed the happy news to ET Online.

Heming, 33, gave birth to the baby in Los Angeles and the tot weighted in a nine pounds, one ounce.

Willis, 57, who married Heming in 2009, is also dad to 23-year-old Rumer, 20-year-old Scout and 18-year-old Tallulah, with his ex-wife Moore.
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