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Jodie Foster's Father Sentenced To Five Years In Jail

December 10th, 2011 10:15am EST
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Jodie Foster's estranged father has been ordered to serve five years in jail following his conviction for running a property scam.

On Wednesday, Julius Foster was found guilty on 30 counts of grand theft and operating without a contractor's license. He had allegedly offered to build 20 homes and took deposits from prospective buyers in the San Fernando Valley area of California, before pocketing the cash when the construction work fell through.

He was due to be sentenced on Thursday, but the 89 year old failed to show up after reportedly missing a bus and sentencing was postponed until Fr...

Jodie Foster's Dad Found Guilty Of Grand Theft

December 8th, 2011 9:56am EST
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster's estranged father has been found guilty on 30 counts of grand theft and operating without a contractor's license as part of a property scam.

A Van Nuys, California jury delivered its verdict on Wednesday after a week-long trial and now developer Lucius Foster faces jail time and a hefty fine for bilking 25 investors out of their life savings.

Prosecutor Don Cocek tells online newspaper Sherman Oaks Patch that the Oscar winner's dad owes investors in his home building scam almost $200,000.

Foster allegedly offered to build 20 homes and took deposits from prospective buyers i...

December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...

Happy 50th Birthday, Meg Ryan!

November 19th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan might not be the star she once was when she was breaking our hearts in classic romantic comedies like "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless In Seattle," but there's no doubt she deserves her place in Hollywood history.

Nowadays, she's more famous for her private life and her romances than she is for film roles, but she has already amassed some iconic characters including orgasm-faking Sally Albright ("When Harry Met Sally"), Annie Reed ("Sleepless in Seattle"), Alice Green ("When a Man Loves a Woman") and Kathleen Kelly ("You've Got Mail").

Away from the big screen, she's a mom o...

Kate Winslet Emphasizes Her Assets At Venice Film Festival

September 2nd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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Kate Winslet walked the "Carnage" red carpet during the Venice Film Festival yesterday. She wore a beige dress with a long zipper in the back that showed off her curves.

In the film, four parents sit down for a civilized dinner after their children get into a brawl at a local park. The Sony Pictures Classics comedy is based on Yasmina Reza's raucous play.

Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christopher Waltz also star.

Kate Winslet Thrilled To Star In 'Carnage'

September 2nd, 2011 10:12am EDT
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Kate Winslet jumped at the chance to star in Roman Polanski's new comedy Carnage - because she's always been a fan of the legendary director.

The movie, based on the hit Broadway play God of Carnage, stars Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids brawl at school.

The comedy was well-received by critics after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday, and Winslet reveals she didn't hesitate to sign up to the movie.

She says, "When Roman Polanski invites you to join him in any project you don't really ...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Beaver'

August 22nd, 2011 12:25pm EDT
The Beaver photo
Depression. Suicide. And a beaver puppet? Yup, we’re taking a look at the latest dark humor filled drama from actress/filmmaker Jodie Foster entitled "The Beaver" starring Mel 'method acting' Gibson out on Blu-ray August 23 from the folks at Summit Entertainment. The fur flies below!

Title: "The Beaver"

Grade: 3

Cast: Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: Summit Entertainment


The Flick: Putting recent events aside (you’re welcome Mel!), "The Beaver" is a pr...

Jodie Foster: 'Fame Is Like Sticking Pins In Your Eyes'

July 7th, 2011 8:40am EDT
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Former child star Jodie Foster is relieved her celebrity status has died down since she first broke into Hollywood, likening fame to "sticking pins in your eyes."

The 48-year-old actress started her onscreen career aged just three, and found fame with her Oscar-nominated role as a child prostitute in 1976's Taxi Driver.

She has since carved out a successful film career, but maintains a low profile in her private life - and Foster is pleased she's slipped under the radar.

She tells Britain's Daily Express, "I think people are kind of 'over' me now. They are more interested in Brad (Pitt...

Newly Single Bar Refaeli & Other A-List Stars Congregate In Cannes (Photos)

May 18th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Bar Refaeli
Cannes, France, was the place to be this week as tons of celebrities kicked off their new films and smoozed with fellow actors, actresses, directors, models and the rich and famous.

Israeli model Bar Refaeli hit the red carpet for the screening of "The Beaver." Bar and Leonardo DiCaprio recently ended their relationship. They got together in 2005 and split four years later. They rekindled their relationship, but now have broken up for good.

Kirsten Dunst posed in a bright yellow dress during the photocall for "Melanchonia."

Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster at the second photocall for "The ...

'The Beaver' Receives Warm Reception At Cannes

May 17th, 2011 11:34am EDT
The Beaver
Mel Gibson's U.S. box office flop The Beaver received a more promising reaction from critics at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where it premiered to rapturous applause.

The movie is Gibson's first film role since the breakdown of his relationship with Oksana Grigorieva last year amid allegations of violence, a custody battle over their daughter, and leaked tapes of their arguments.

Jodie Foster, who directed the project, hoped the role of a company boss who deals with his depression by communicating via a glove puppet would reignite film fans' love of the Lethal Weapon star, but th...

Jodie Foster's Underwear Ritual

May 16th, 2011 9:20am EDT
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Actress/director Jodie Foster recently admitted her flying superstitions.

She explained, "I put on underwear with strange colors when I get on a plane."

Meanwhile, Jodie had a miserable time on the set of her new film in France. She said, "I went to work (and) I had some kind of throat infection...and then I couldn't unstick my eyes. They wouldn't open. They were a bad color."

Foster recently directed "The Beaver," starring Mel Gibson. She stars in the upcoming science fiction film "Elysium."

Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' Is A Box Office Disaster

May 9th, 2011 8:16am EDT
The Beaver
Mel Gibson has failed to win over cinema-goers with his comeback role in "The Beaver" - the movie has been dubbed a box office flop after scoring low opening weekend ticket sales.

The film marks Gibson's first appearance onscreen since his troubled personal life hit headlines last year and the release was pushed back several times as the actor dealt with his split from Oksana Grigorieva, her allegations of violence, a custody battle over their daughter and leaked tapes of their arguments.

"The Beaver," which tells the story of a man struggling with depression who uses a glove puppet as an...

Q&A: Jodie Foster Spills On Directing ‘The Beaver,’ Spiritual Crises, And Mel Gibson

May 3rd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Jodie Foster the Beaver
It’s likely that you know Jodie Foster best for her Oscar winning performances in “The Accused” (1988) and “Silence of the Lambs” (1991); however you probably aren’t aware that the actress has been slowly carving out a career for herself as a director.

Her latest project and third directorial effort, “The Beaver,” is a drama which also has her starring alongside Mel Gibson. Gibson’s character in the film, Walter Black, is a businessman whose life has been ruled by depression. Just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, he stumbles onto a beaver hand-puppet. At first he uses it as ...

Review 'The Beaver': 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Feels For This Puppet (Video)

May 2nd, 2011 11:20am EDT
the Beaver
'The Beaver' stars Mel Gibson as Walter Black/The Beaver. The film is directed by Jodie Foster who also plays Meredith, Walter's long suffering wife.

Walter, a once successful toy executive and family man suffers from major depression. No matter what he tries...(pills, therapy, exercise, flagellating himself) Walter cannot shake the feeling that life is meaningless and all is hopeless. This dude is really in the dumps.

Walter's business, JerryCo is going downhill fast. He spends most of his time in bed and his teenage son, Porter (the wonderful Anton Yelchin) is terrified that he is b...

Ellen DeGeneres Tops Anderson Cooper On Out Magazine's Power 50 List

April 28th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedienne and chat show host Ellen Degeneres, newsman Anderson Cooper and Walt Disney boss Rich Ross have been named among the 10 Most Influential Gays and Lesbians in America in a new magazine poll.

DeGeneres comes in second behind Apple boss Tim Cook on Out magazine's 2011 Power 50 List. Cooper is third and Ross is 10th.

Designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, film producer Scott Rudin, Glee creator Ryan Murphy, blogger Perez Hilton, music mogul David Geffen and actor Neil Patrick Harris make the top 20.

Jodie Foster, singer Adam Lambert, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and The Kids Ar...

Oscar-Nominee Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Next Big Star

April 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence heats up the new issue Of GQ magazine by stripping down to her underwear for a sexy photo shoot. The 20-year-old up-and-comer stars in this summer's X-Men: First Class, as the shape-shifting Mystique.

Jennifer takes over the role made famous by Rebecca Romijn for the franchise's prequel, which takes place before Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto become enemies and their team of mutants team up to save the world from nuclear annihilation.

The film's director, Matthew Vaughn, tells GQ, "There are a lot of young American actors right now who haven't got any technique, an...

Jodie Foster Surprised Kristen Stewart Chose To Be An Actress

March 18th, 2011 12:15pm EDT
Kristen Stewart has a lot going for her these days. She's young. She's hot. She made $28.5 million last year.

Throw in an (almost) equally successful boyfriend and a starring role in one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and you're really starting to get somewhere.

But not everyone thought this would be Stewart's future.

Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster, who starred with a then-12-year-old Stewart in David Fincher's 2002 thriller "Panic Room," is admittedly surprised that the "Twilight" beauty wanted to get into acting at all.

Foster flatly tells The Hollywood Reporte...

Mel Gibson Praised At SXSW For Uneven 'The Beaver'

March 17th, 2011 1:47pm EDT
A week after actor/director/official Jesus biographer Mel Gibson was sentenced to three years' probation for domestic violence, the Academy Award-winner is facing a new trial in the court of public opinion: The People vs. "The Beaver."

The verdict: Not bad!

Director and co-star Jodie Foster's loony-seeming art film, in which Gibson plays a man whose cure for the blues is the eponymous hand puppet, premiered at SXSW last night to a packed audience. According to Deadline, there was no protest or outrage towards Foster or the disgraced Gibson (who was not in attendance) but rather a show of...

Mel Gibson's 'Beaver' Release Delayed

February 8th, 2011 8:25am EST
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The release of Mel Gibson's new film The Beaver has been postponed by six weeks.

The drama was previously scheduled to open in a limited number of theatres on March 23rd, with a subsequent wider release on April 8th.

However on Monday, Summit Entertainment executives announced plans to push back the release date - the film will now come out in the U.S. on May 6th and expand on May 20th.

It's the latest bump in the road for Gibson's offering, in which he plays a man with depression - the picture was first put on hold when the actor hit the headlines last year amid reports of a domestic...

South by Southwest film festival announces lineup

February 4th, 2011 1:43pm EST
The Beaver Mel Gibson
The South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas is getting more influential every year. Haven't heard of SXSW? Well, it's certainly going to get press this year with Mel Gibson's film The Beaver premiering. The festival has just announced its lineup. We'll tell you all about it.

The South by Southwest film festival will show 130 films this year, but one is going to be the headliner in all the press reports.

The Beaver, Mel "someone should put duct tape on my mouth" Gibson's film with Jodie Foster will premiere at the fest. In addition, director Ti West's ghost story The Innkeepe...

Thief Steals Mel Gibson's 'Beaver' From Mailbox

January 29th, 2011 9:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson was forced to call in police on Wednesday after a DVD copy of his new movie "The Beaver" was stolen from his mailbox outside his Los Angeles home.

Production bosses at Summit Entertainment sent Gibson a copy of the film, directed by Jodie Foster, so he could view the final cut before its world premiere at the upcoming South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.

The star screened the picture at his home earlier this week and placed it back in his mailbox ready for collection by a courier on Wednesday.

But the DVD was nowhere to be found when the delivery man arrived to pick u...

Spotted: Celebrities Stepping Out In Paris During Fashion Week

January 26th, 2011 6:00pm EST
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst, Diane Kruger and Johnny Depp's partner Vanessa Paradis attended the Chanel Haute Couture fashion show, held at the Espace Cambon, on Tuesday.

We spotted Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez leaving their hotel separately to have dinner at Hotel Costes in Paris yesterday.

Meanwhile, Jessica Alba showed off her sparkly gams as she arrived at the Gucci party during Paris Fashion Week last night.

Kate Moss treated herself to some retail therapy during Paris Fashion Week.

Jodie Foster attended the Giorgio Armani Prive haute couture fashion show, held at the Place Vendome.

NASA Scientists Slam '2012'

January 3rd, 2011 10:51am EST
NASA scientists have named John Cusack's blockbuster 2012 as the most "absurd" sci-fi film of all time.

Experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) put together a list of the least plausible science fiction movies ever made, and the big budget 2009 picture came top. The film, which depicted Earth besieged by natural disasters, featured ahead of two more 'end-of-the-world' movies - 2003's The Core and 1998's Armageddon.

Donald Yeomans, head of NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, says of 2012, "It's absurd. The film-makers took advantage of public worrie...

Mel Gibson And Jodie Foster's Dramatic 'The Beaver' Trailer

December 6th, 2010 2:00pm EST
The Beaver
So much for a "whimsical comedy." The extended trailer for Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson's The Beaver tells a dark tale of a man going through a midlife crisis before finding comfort in a stuffed beaver puppet.

It's quite the opposite of what many were expecting, although the original script was written as a drama when it was placed on the "Blacklist" - a list of the best screenplays that have yet to be produced.

The film has been pushed back to Spring 2011, apparently due to the problems between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva. It has previously held an envious December 24 rel...

Jodie Foster's 'Beaver' To Be Released This Spring

December 3rd, 2010 11:18am EST
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Mel Gibson is poised to resurrect his movie career in 2011 - his new film The Beaver has been given a spring release date.

Gibson's latest offering, which has been directed by Jodie Foster, was put on hold when the actor hit the headlines earlier this year amid reports of a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

His reputation took a further hit after he and Grigorieva began a bitter custody battle over their daughter, Lucia, and the controversy is said to have cost him a cameo in the upcoming The Hangover sequel.

However, executives at Summit Entertainment are now...

Jodie Foster Says Mel Gibson Is 'The Most Loved Man In The Film Business'

October 19th, 2010 2:02pm EDT
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Jodie Foster is convinced her pal Mel Gibson will be able to successfully resurrect his movie career following his recent personal problems as he is "the most loved man in the film business."

Gibson's personal life was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accused him of knocking her teeth out during a fight in January. Tapes of their bitter arguments later surfaced online and hit headlines across the world.

His latest film offering, The Beaver, which is directed by Foster, is said to have been put on hold until Gibson's troubles clear, but...

ELLE's November Issue Celebrates Women In Hollywood

October 15th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
The November issue of ELLE magazine celebrates Women in Hollywood and honors several women who have impacted the film industry, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Kate Hudson, Sofia Coppola, Kerry Washington, Diane Keaton, Jodie Foster, and Diane Kruger. The issue also features three different covers.

Check out a bit of what Hudson, Paltrow and Swank had to say...

Kate Hudson

Q. What actress do you most admire?
A. I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say my mom. Apart from the fact that she's my mother, she's a brilliant comedian and a force as a producer. She paved the way for women ...

Jodie Foster Reaches Out To 'Loyal Friend' Mel Gibson

September 21st, 2010 1:30pm EDT
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Jodie Foster has reached out to her longtime pal Mel Gibson in light of his recent personal problems - insisting she will "help him get through this dark moment."

Foster worked with Gibson on 1994 Western film Maverick and they recently reunited to shoot new movie The Beaver, which the actress also directs. Filming wrapped just months before Gibson hit the headlines when his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accused him of knocking her teeth out during a fight earlier this year.

The scandal was intensified by leaked recordings which appear to capture Gibson hurling abuse at his former lov...

Jodie Foster Cleared Over Teen Attack

September 15th, 2010 8:07am EDT
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Jodie Foster has been cleared over allegations she attacked a teenage photographer in May - police have refused to file charges.

The Oscar winner was accused of lashing out at a 17 year old at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles after his father filed an official police report stating the actress has "pushed and shoved" his son.

The Silence of the Lambs star's representative vehemently denied the claims, and insisted the teen was a paparazzo who had hounded Foster and her kids for hours. And the L.A. authorities have sided with Foster - no charges will be brought against the star o...

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' Stars: Then And Now

June 29th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Eclipse then and now
Three years ago, most people had never even heard the names Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart. Today, the three stars of “The Twilight Saga” are international celebrities that attract a frenzy of extremely passionate fans wherever they go. Their faces are plastered on movie posters and magazine covers that promise to reveal intimate details of Pattinson and Stewart’s real-life romance. Paparazzi are tracking their every move as they gear up for the release of “Eclipse,” the third movie based on Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling books. This film will have teenage girls and t...

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