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The Best Paid Actresses Are...

June 19th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Forbes Best Paid Actresses
Let's hear it for the ladies! Forbes magazine just released its list of the "Best Paid Actresses," and it's really no surprise who came in at number one. Let's just say, it was easy for her to take a bite out of the competition.

"Twilight" star Kristen Stewart, 22, topped the list thanks to an estimated $34 million fortune. The actress beat out Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bullock for the top spot due to her earnings between May, 2011, and last month.

Stewart recently starred in "Snow White and the Huntsman." Her film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" opens in November. She also sta...
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Hilary Swank Files Lawsuit Over 'Unauthorized' Photos

May 15th, 2012 8:44am EDT
Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank is suing an electronics company after bosses allegedly used her photos in unauthorized advertisements.

The Million Dollar Baby star has filed suit against Robert's Home Audio and Video, alleging her name and image were used in promotional materials for the Los Angeles-based firm.

Swank's complaint, filed in L.A. on May 10th, reads, "Defendants did not ask for or receive Ms. Swank's permission to use her photograph, identity or persona in the advertisements or otherwise to associate with Defendants' companies or to market Defendants' commercial products or services."

The a...
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George Clooney & Julia Roberts Sue Two Companies Over Image Use

May 2nd, 2012 10:14am EDT
Julia Roberts
George Clooney and Julia Roberts are combining their star power to take legal action against the owners of two electronic companies accused of using their names and likeness to promote their products.

The actors are suing Digital Projection, Inc. and Beyond Audio bosses to protect their intellectual property rights after photos of the pair allegedly appeared on the business' websites, brochures and newsletters.

Court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, state: "Defendants prominently used large photographs of Plaintiffs in Defendant...
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'Pretty Woman' Jewelry Box Scene Almost Scrapped

April 25th, 2012 1:53pm EDT
Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall wanted to play a trick on his hard partying leading lady Julia Roberts, but the onset prank became one of the film's most famous scenes.

The scene featuring Roberts' character reacting with shock when Richard Gere closes a jewelry box on her hand is much loved by fans of the 1990 romantic comedy.

However, Marshall has revealed it was just meant to be little scene for the cast and crew as revenge for Roberts staying out late the night before the shoot.

He tells Entertainment Tonight, "(She was) a kid, so she goes out and parties, and sometimes she p...
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Julia Roberts To Be Honored For Her 'Steadfast Devotion' To Hinduism

April 16th, 2012 5:36pm EDT
Julia Roberts
America's leading Hindus are planning to honor actress Julia Roberts for her "steadfast devotion" to the faith, and for setting a good example to Hollywood stars.

The Pretty Woman star confessed to being a practicing Hindu two years ago after spending time in India while filming Eat, Pray, Love and scholars are impressed she's still serious about her faith.

In a recent interview, she was quoted as saying, "I've received real spiritual satisfaction through Hinduism," and confessed she's a big fan of festivals like Diwali.

The Oscar winner also spoke of returning to India, adding, "I wo...
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'Hunger Games' Continues Box Office Domination

April 2nd, 2012 9:30am EDT
The Hunger Games
Fans are still having cravings for "The Hunger Games" - the adventure film raked in a whopping $61.1 million at the box office over the weekend.

The movie, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, broke box office records last week by becoming the biggest non-sequel film to ever open at number one - and now The Hunger Games has held onto its coveted first place title.

Coming in a distance second was Sam Worthington's Wrath of the Titans, which had earnings of $34.2 million, and debuting in third was Julia Roberts' family fairytale film Mirror Mirror, with takings of $19 million....
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Two Jews' Review 'Mirror Mirror' And Only One Feels The Happily Ever After (Video)

March 30th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Mirror Mirror
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest Of Us All? The answer to that question is definitely Miss Julia Roberts, who plays Snow White's (Lily Collins) evil stepmother/queen, in director Tarsem Singh's new film, 'Mirror Mirror'.

Ms. Roberts absolutely nails the part.

In fact, she is the only reason to see this remake of the classic fairytale. I think this is one of her best performances in a long time.

For those of you not familiar with the story (yes, it is possible) Snow White's daddy, the King (Sean Bean) disappeared one dark and storm...
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Lily Collins Visits Empire State Building For 'Mirror Mirror' (Photos)

March 29th, 2012 3:12pm EDT
Lily Collins
Lily Collins visited The Big Apple this week, posing atop the Empire State Building’s Iconic 86th Floor Observatory to promote her upcoming film "Mirror Mirror" which opens March 30th.

About "Mirror Mirror": As one of the most beloved stories of all time, Snow White is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, "Mirror Mirror". A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, "Mirror Mirror" features breakout star Lily Collins ("The Blind Side") as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar® winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her capture...
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Armie Hammer On Licking Julia Roberts' Face, Behaving In Hollywood And Riding His Vespa

March 29th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer was the breakout star of The Social Network, although he might have had an unfair advantage since he played two characters. His memorable work as the Winklevoss twins bumped him into the covetable tier of young actors who can go for the juicy parts. He got to play J. Edgar’s closeted lover Clyde Tolson and now he’s playing the title role in The Lone Ranger. (Johnny Depp is his “sidekick” Tonto.)

This week he stars as Prince Charming in Mirror Mirror, a new take on the Snow White story. This prince is kind of a goofball, and when he falls under the evil queen (Julia Roberts)’ s...
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Julia Roberts' Twins Won't See 'Mirror Mirror,' Or Any Other Movie

March 28th, 2012 3:45pm EDT
Mirror Mirror
Julia Roberts stars as the evil queen in this week’s Snow White movie Mirror Mirror. The mother of three was happy to be involved in a family film, although she told the press she has no plans to show her children the movie because they are too young.

“I think they are considering the part that I play,” Roberts said.

Her twins would be eight and her son five, but they have strict rules for movies and television in the Roberts home anyway. “We have a pretty rigid viewing feeling in our house. We’re more book people in our house. I mean, we’ll find our time that’ll be happy and joyous for u...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Wrath Of The Titans,' 'Mirror Mirror' & More

March 26th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of the Drew Goddard/Joss Whedon horror flick “The Cabin in the Woods,” which took SXSW by storm. I won’t comment on it just yet, but I will say that I’m excited to be interviewing two of its stars, Kristen Connolly and Fran Kranz, in the coming days. Keep your eyes peeled for my write up.

Big budget franchise season arrived last week with the premiere of “The Hunger Games,” and continues this week with the release of the Greek action sequel “Wrath of the Titans.” Also coming out this week are the light-hearted Snow White picture...
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Julia Roberts Pulled A Thigh Muscle Wearing 60-Pound 'Mirror Mirror' Dress

March 26th, 2012 9:08am EDT
Mirror Mirror
Julia Roberts pulled a muscle in her thigh while filming new movie "Mirror Mirror" after struggling to move in one particularly heavy costume.

The actress stars as the Evil Queen in the fantasy comedy and was often weighed down by her elaborate regal dresses.

One bronze-colored outfit, which she wears while sitting on her throne in the film, weighed a hefty 60 pounds and Roberts admits she had to get ready for the shot in a specially-erected tent.

During an interview with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, she said, "I had a tent on the stage that I went in to dress because that dress doesn...
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Three Prominent Celebrities Who Do Not Have Stars On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

March 24th, 2012 11:00am EDT
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a hot tourist spot in Los Angeles as well as a dream for many actors to be recognized on Hollywood Boulevard by getting their name on a star- or is it? While some of the 2,450 plaques belong to unknown “celebrities” have stars on the Walk of Fame as well as cartoon characters, magicians and one hit wonders, there are a few iconic stars that have opted not to see their name in the stars.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Clint Eastwood and all are missing from the famous tourist attraction. Is it because they don’t think it’s as much of a big deal as someone ...
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Julia Roberts & Her Kids Read Books Instead Of Watch Movies

March 24th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts has little time for movies when she's at home with her kids because they'd all rather read books than spend two hours in front of a screen.

The star values family time with her husband Danny Moder and their kids and hates the idea of just sitting and watching a film they might not all enjoy.

She tells WENN, "We're more book people. They (kids) have a lot of fairytale books and some of the old ones have such great illustrations and with proper parental editing when reading before bed, they're quite lovely.

"Those nice, cozy, very short hours before bed, we just really spend ...
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Richard Gere's Rep Denies 'Pretty Woman' Put Down

March 21st, 2012 8:42am EDT
Richard Gere
Richard Gere's publicist has lashed out at "false" reports suggesting the actor dismissed his most famous film Pretty Woman as "a silly romantic comedy."

The 1990 box office smash is one of the most successful rom-coms of all time, pulling in over $460 million at the box office, and Gere left fans stunned recently when he allegedly poured scorn on the movie, in which he played a successful businessman opposite Julia Roberts' hooker character, in a recent Australian interview.

According to Aussie magazine Woman's Day, Gere said of the film, "It's my least favorite thing. People ask me abo...
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Richard Gere Slams 'Pretty Woman'

March 20th, 2012 8:51am EDT
Richard Gere
Richard Gere says the movie that made him a household name isn't even worth remembering. Read on to find out how he slammed Pretty Woman and some of his famous exes.

Pretty Woman is one of the most beloved movies of the '90s -- but star Richard Gere called it utterly forgettable.

In a brash new interview with Australian Woman's Day, Gere ranted about his "silly" movie past -- and some misguided relationship choices.

“People ask me about that movie, but I’ve forgotten it," Gere told the magazine, comparing Pretty Woman to his new flick Arbitrage. "That was a silly romantic comedy. This is...
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Lily Collins Is Snow White Pretty & Pale At 'Mirror Mirror' Premiere

March 18th, 2012 12:04pm EDT
Lily collins
Up and comer Lily Collins attended the "Mirror Mirror" Los Angeles premiere on Saturday looking lovely in a billowing black strapless dress. Collins, daughter of veteran rocker Phil Collins, plays Snow White in the adventure film.

In the movie, Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) falls for angelic Snow White while the jealous Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) seizes control of a magical kingdom and casts the orphaned princess into exile.

Lily's co-star Armie was notably absent from the premiere after missing his flight. He arrived in Los Angeles later in the evening in time to attend the afterparty at ...
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Lily Collins Injured On 'Mirror Mirror' Set

February 27th, 2012 11:41am EST
Lily Collins
Actress Lily Collins was left battered and bruised on the set of new movie Mirror Mirror after taking several blows from a sword while shooting fight scenes with Armie Hammer.

Collins, daughter of veteran rocker Phil Collins, plays Snow White in the adventure film and the script required her to clash onscreen with co-stars Hammer and Julia Roberts.

She was so determined to make their sword fighting scenes look realistic, she took fencing lessons for four months - but she was still unable to effectively parry Hammer's blows when the cameras rolled.

Collins tells Stella magazine, "For o...
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Zac Efron Dating Snow White Actress Lily Collins?

February 6th, 2012 9:00am EST
Lily Collins & Zac Efron
British actress Lily Collins has moved on to another Hollywood heartthrob following her split from Taylor Lautner - she's been spotted on a date with Zac Efron.

Collins and Lautner began dating in 2010 when they worked together on action film "Abduction." They split last year.

Now Collins has been linked to another of Hollywood's hottest young stars after she was seen enjoying a night out with the actor over the weekend.

According to X17online.com, the pair dined at a steakhouse in Los Angeles before trying to make a speedy exit in a car.

A source tells the website, "Zac literally ran t...
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Rachel Weisz Cosmetics Ad Banned In Britain

February 1st, 2012 7:48am EST
Rachel Weisz
A cosmetics commercial starring Rachel Weisz has been banned in the U.K. after officials at a watchdog group ruled the L'Oreal ad misrepresented what the product could do.

Scottish politician Jo Swinson complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about the L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Repair ad, claiming it "misleadingly exaggerated" the performance of the product because Weisz's skin was digitally altered to make it look smoother, and officials have upheld the complaint, stating the commercial can no longer air in its current form.

ASA bosses have also ordered L'Oreal chiefs to avoid...
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Emma Roberts To Star In 'Adult World'

January 25th, 2012 2:16pm EST
Emma Roberts
Julia Roberts' actress niece Emma has signed up for a risqué role playing a sex shop employee.

The 20-year-old star will portray a college graduate who ends up working in an adult shop in forthcoming black comedy Adult World.

And Roberts, who recently deferred her studies at Sarah Lawrence College in New York to make more movies, admits she relates to her character's struggle.

She tells USA Today, "It's a quirky coming-of-age story. My character is very smart, but the economy is very bad. So she works at a porn store. It's an interesting backdrop because when you're a young person you...
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Lily Collins Pulls Out Of 'The Evil Dead' Remake

January 25th, 2012 11:21am EST
Lily Collins
Phil Collins' actress daughter Lily has pulled out of the upcoming remake of horror classic The Evil Dead.

The Blind Side star was lined up to play Mia, a young woman who discovers a Book of the Dead while battling a drug habit in a remote cabin.

However, Collins will no longer appear in director Fede Alvarez's forthcoming horror film after negotiations stalled due to "scheduling issues," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The new film, based on Sam Raimi's low-budget 1981 cult classic, will begin shooting in New Zealand in March.

Collins' 22-year-old daughter will next be seen on...
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Sean Penn Named Ambassador To Haiti

January 16th, 2012 2:17pm EST
Sean Penn
Actor-turned-activist Sean Penn is celebrating after he was made an official ambassador to Haiti on Saturday.

The Milk star has worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness for the impoverished nation since it was struck by a devastating earthquake back in 2010 and his efforts were rewarded over the weekend.

Penn was offered the job by Haitian foreign minister Laurent Lamothe at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Beverly Hills, California.

Stepping up to the podium to greet the crowd, the actor beamed, "I do accept. (It would be useful to) change being called, 'Hey you (expletive), to ...
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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...
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Check Out The Trailer For 'Snow White' Remake 'Mirror Mirror,' Starring Julia Roberts & Lily Collins (Video)

November 15th, 2011 10:45pm EST
Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror is a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar® winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean as the King and Nathan Lane as the Queen's hapless and bungling servant, Brighton.

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) rewri...
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Brad Pitt Vows To Quit Acting In 3 Years

November 14th, 2011 8:10am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has vowed to stop acting by the age of 50 so he can focus on producing films.

The 47 year old made the revelation on Australian talk show 60 Minutes when he was asked how long he plans to carry on starring in movies. He replied, "Three years."

Pitt went on to detail his future career plans, adding, "I've really enjoyed the producerial side and getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise."

In a new interview with The Sunday Times' Culture magazine, Pitt expands on how he sees his future, adding, "We all have a shelf life, and mine is coming - althou...
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Snow White Film Starring Lily Collins Named 'Mirror Mirror'

November 5th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Mirror Mirror
Relativity Media just announced that the long-awaited title for its upcoming spectacular reimagining of the classic Snow White fairy tale is "Mirror Mirror."

Filming for the comedy action adventure wrapped in mid-September under the direction of Tarsem Singh ("Immortals," "The Cell"). The theatrical release date is set for March 16, 2012.

The newly titled film "Mirror Mirror," stars breakout star Lily Collins as an exiled princess who enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright and Oscar-winner Julia Roberts as an evil Queen who steals control of a kingdom, i...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind'

November 3rd, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Could you really believe that a cheesy game show host actually moonlighted as a freelance assassin for the FBI? So goes the tall tales of Gong Show host Chuck Barris, whose life is encapsulated in the film "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" out this week on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. All the pros and cons over the debate are listed in review form below!

Title: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Sam Rockwell, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore

Director: George Clooney

Rating: R

Runtime: 114 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsga...
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Julia Roberts Just Couldn't Be Mean, Says 'Snow White' Director

November 1st, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Julia Roberts Snow White
In one of the competing Snow White film projects, Julia Roberts plays the evil queen to Lily Collins’ Snow White. America’s Sweetheart will have to be the ultimate fairy tale villain, but director Tarsem Singh said it just didn’t come naturally to the Pretty Woman.

“No, actually she would play this person and completely come down,” Singh said. “She would be really mean to Lily and I remember every time I turned around, she said, ‘That’s like being nasty to Bambi. You just can’t do it.’ So people deal with it differently.”

Singh just finished working with Mickey Rourke on Immortals. When R...
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Check Out The Jerry Weintraub Documentary 'His Way' On DVD Nov. 1

October 22nd, 2011 7:06am EDT
His Way
One of the first independent producers to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jerry Weintraub, the son of a gem salesman, began his career as a talent agent in the 1950s.

Weintraub has been called a lot of things as one of Hollywood’s longest-working producers and most powerful talent managers. Though he will use any means to get to the top of the game, he’s experienced both its highs and lows during an enviable five-decade career.

In the star-studded, feature-length documentary "His Way," the man himself spins compelling yarns of his life, loves, and livelihood....
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