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Sam Worthington Named 2012 Fun Fearless Male Of The Year

March 6th, 2012 8:18am EST
Sam Worthington
Avatar star Sam Worthington has been crowned the Fun Fearless Male of the Year by editors at Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Australian hunk was named the winner of the annual accolade at a star-studded bash in New York City on Monday.

Explaining their choice, Cosmo bosses state, "Just as Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt are getting a little too old to fulfill our hottie-action-hero fantasies, along comes 35-year-old Sam Worthington. Our crush kicked in when the Aussie actor played a soldier with a heart of gold in Avatar and gained momentum as he showed off more skin and grit in Clash of the Tit...

James Cameron Facing New 'Avatar' Copyright Lawsuit

January 26th, 2012 5:18pm EST
James Cameron
Avatar director James Cameron has been hit with a new copyright lawsuit.

Elijah Schkeiban claims he created a fantasy franchise, called Bats & Butterflies, in 1988 - and it closely resembles Cameron's 2010 blockbuster.

Schkebian's story chronicled a hero's travels to a faraway planet, called Altair. In the project, the lead character finds himself lost in a forest and befriends a number of indigenous creatures and partners with a community of butterflies.

On Monday Schkeiban filed suit against Cameron in California, alleging the movie star lifted plot ideas and characters from his boo...

Sam Worthington Astounded By China's 'Avatar' Weddings

January 26th, 2012 10:35am EST
Sam Worthington
Aussie star Sam Worthington still can't believe the crazy things fans of his Avatar blockbuster will do to honor the film - Chinese officials have renamed a mountain range so devotees can get married in the fictitious alien world.

The film has become the most successful movie ever and Chinese fans have started dressing up as Na'vi warriors to wed among the Hallelujah Mountains, where Worthington and his co-star Zoe Saldana's all-blue characters fell in love.

Worthington says, "They renamed the mountains in China... People dress up, they're blue. The priest is blue as well."

And the Cl...

Sam Worthington Proud Of His 'Healthy' Paunch

January 13th, 2012 12:37pm EST
Sam Worthington
Australian actor Sam Worthington has defended his recent weight gain, insisting his paunch is "healthy" and "human".

The Avatar star was photographed earlier this week on a beach in Hawaii sporting a fuller figure and the pictures were published with a headline containing the phrase "Clash of the Xmas puddings," a reference to his role in action movie Clash of the Titans.

However, Worthington is adamant he is proud of his bulging belly, as he "hates" working out at a gym and is happy to have normal body issues.

He tells News.com.au, "Clash of the Xmas puddings, that's good. I like it....

Sam Worthington: 'I'm A Gypsy'

January 4th, 2012 11:31am EST
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington loves his nomadic lifestyle so much; he's vowed to remain homeless for as long as possible.

The Australian actor sold all his possessions to pursue his career in Hollywood, and he's been living in hotels and sleeping on a pal's couch ever since.

And despite his hefty pay check from movie parts including a leading role in Avatar, Worthington intends to stay homeless for as long as possible - because he loves living like a "gypsy".

He tells Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, "The white picket fence in Australia has never really appealed to me. I'm not very responsible when...

Screenwriter Sues James Cameron For $2.5 Billion Over 'Avatar'

December 20th, 2011 8:55am EST
Director James Cameron has been hit with a $2.5 billion lawsuit over new allegations he stole the idea for his 2009 sci-fi epic "Avatar."

Sci-fi screenwriter Bryant Moore claims the legendary filmmaker based "Avatar" on his scripts for two projects called "Aquatica and Descendants: The Pollination," adding that there are too many plot similarities between his ideas and Cameron's movie for them not to be linked.

Moore is also taking action against Cameron's production company Lightstorm Entertainment and executives at movie studio 20th Century Fox and is demanding the huge sum for damages,...

James Cameron Hit With 'Avatar' Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

December 9th, 2011 8:32am EST
James Cameron
Director James Cameron is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit from a man who claims the legendary moviemaker stole his idea for Avatar.

Eric Ryder filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, claiming he approached Cameron's production company Lightstorm Entertainment in 1999 with an idea for an "environmentally themed 3D epic about a corporation's colonization and plundering of a distant moon's lush and wondrous natural setting."

He also claims his project included "self-contained robotic exterior suits which house a single human operator... just like in Avatar...

James Cameron To Create 'Avatar' Theme Park Ride

September 21st, 2011 8:14am EDT
James Cameron
Director James Cameron has signed a deal with Disney bosses to turn his movie blockbuster Avatar into a theme park attraction.

The movie smashed a slew of box office records to become the highest-grossing film of all time upon its release in 2009 and fans will soon be able to experience Cameron's fictional planet Pandora for themselves at Florida's Walt Disney World.

The attraction will be part of the theme park's Animal Kingdom and construction is set to begin in 2013, with reports suggesting the project will cost a massive $400 million. Cameron has revealed the attraction will also ti...

Sigourney Weaver 'Will Be Back' For More 'Avatar'

September 19th, 2011 8:05am EDT
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver has assured fans she "will be back" to star in the planned sequels to sci-fi epic Avatar, despite director James Cameron killing off her character in the 2009 blockbuster.

The Alien star portrays botanist Grace Augustine in the futuristic 3D movie, which has become the highest-grossing film of all time and the only release in history to break the $2 billion mark.

Cameron is currently writing a follow-up to the box office smash and Weaver insists Augustine will be resurrected for the forthcoming installments.

Speaking to movie blog ComingSoon.net, Weaver claims Cameron...

Sam Worthington Talks About His New Film 'The Debt' Plus 'Titans/Avatar' Sequels And More

August 31st, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Sam Worthington
Two years ago, we were all wondering “Who is this Sam Worthington” guy? Then Avatar came out, and anyone who hadn’t already seen Terminator Salvation surely caught him in the biggest movie of all time.

This week you’ll see a more sensitive side of Worthington in The Debt. He plays David, a Mossad agent trying to weather the pressure of capturing a Nazi criminal and living with him in a safe house. The film opens August 31.

Worthington walked into interviews for The Debt with shaggy hair and a full beard. Among the highly anticipated big budget sequels he’s in – Clash of the Titans 2 and A...

Zoe Saldana: 'I Didn't Suffer A Nervous Breakdown'

August 26th, 2011 5:30pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Actress Zoe Saldana has hit back at reports she suffered a mental breakdown after filming Avatar, insisting comments she made to a magazine have been misconstrued.

The sexy star told Latina magazine that the promotion and success of the sci-fi epic took its toll on her physically and emotionally, admitting she burst into tears in a Paris hotel and couldn't control her sobbing.

She told the publication, "The year after Avatar was just emotionally overwhelming. I was travelling all over the world, waking up in different time zones. Your body gets exhausted, and by the end of the year I ju...

Zoe Saldana Played With Plastic Swords & Ninja Stars While Growing Up In The Dominican Republic

August 18th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana sexed up the Starship Enterprise, then a planet called Pandora. In her next role, she's red-hot as the stone-cold, ass-kicking, assassin, Cayaleya, in Colombiana.

Recently, she was out dancing when a fight broke out near by – she stayed put: "I knew exactly what I was going to do," she says. "Kick this door, grab this, move that guy out of the way. Then I started laughing: Oh, my God, I still have Cataleya in my system."

Growing up in the Dominican Republic, she remembers herself as "a feminine tomboy. I had my plastic swords, my ninja stars—but I still wore lipstick."


James Cameron Writing 'Avatar Bible'

August 13th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Director James Cameron is writing an Avatar "bible" as he prepares to start working on a sequel to his movie blockbuster.

The filmmaker has previously revealed he's planning to set the follow-up to the 2009 sci-fi epic underwater, but the film's star, Sam Worthington, warns fans not to expect anything from Cameron for a while - because he's still trying to get back into the Avatar frame of mind.

The Aussie actor says, "Jim told me what it is, what he's got planned, it's huge.

"The thing with Jim is he doesn't want to disappoint anybody and he won't be popping out a sequel just because...

Sam Worthington: 'It Is Time To Enjoy The Fruits Of My Labor'

August 12th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Sam Worthington
Australian actor Sam Worthington is planning to take a career break so he can "enjoy the fruits" of his hard work.

The 35 year old has seen his profile skyrocket since landing roles in Terminator Salvation and James Cameron's hit Avatar, which went on to become the most successful film of all time.

However, Worthington admits he has had no time to relax since shooting to fame.

He tells UsMagazine.com, "I haven't taken a break in four years. It's been a nomadic existence. It took loads of hard work to reach this point in my career. It wasn't as if I woke up one day and was doing movies...

Zoe Saldana Had A Mental Breakdown After Making 'Avatar'

August 8th, 2011 4:39pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana suffered a mental breakdown following the record-breaking success of "Avatar" and struggled to prepare for new action movie "Columbiana" because she "couldn't stop crying."

The sexy star shot to superstardom in 2009 after starring in James Cameron's sci-fi epic and she became one of the most in demand actresses for action roles in Hollywood.

But Saldana admits the intense period took its toll on her physically and emotionally, and she barely made it through the year.

She tells Latina magazine, "The year after Avatar was just emotionally overwhelming. I was traveling all over ...

'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Breaks $1 Billion At Box Office

August 1st, 2011 8:48am EDT
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows
"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has joined the ultra-exclusive $1 billion club at the box office.

The final installment of the wizarding franchise accomplished a magical fete at the weekend - the movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, has now hauled in more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide, easily making it the highest-grossing film of the series.

The only other movies to accomplish the same money milestone are "Titanic," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "The Dark Knight," "Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland," ...

Zoe Saldana Says Her Action Roles Have 'Aged Her 10 Years'

July 14th, 2011 11:25am EDT
Zoe Saldana
Actress Zoe Saldana's action-packed movie roles are taking their toll - the star admits her body feels like it's aged a decade since working on 2009's Avatar.

Saldana is quickly becoming the go-to girl in Hollywood for hard-hitting action parts after her energetic work in James Cameron's motion capture masterpiece.

She has recently wrapped Colombiana, in which she plays a steely assassin, but despite her athletic abilities, the 33 year old reveals it's becoming harder for her to bounce back from strenuous work on set.

She tells Total Film, "I always go home looking like a map. That's ...

Oscar's Big Change And Four Small Changes That Come Along With It

June 16th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman
On Tuesday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a rare moment of clarity, re-opened the possibility of a limited field of nominees for Best Picture each year. In other words, after two years of nonsense, a Best Picture nomination actually matters again.

The new system is very simple. It works similarly to the way Baseball Players are elected to the Hall of Fame. Academy member vote in much the same way as they have the last two years – ranking their nominees from 1 through 10.

Except now, instead of a convoluted vote counting process that leads to scavenging for a tenth no...

'Avatar' Exhibition To Open In Seattle

June 2nd, 2011 11:32am EDT
The secrets of James Cameron's mega-blockbuster Avatar are set to be revealed to the public in a lavish new museum exhibition.

The hit film is the focus of a new show at the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, Washington which is due to be launched by the director on Friday ahead of an official opening on Saturday.

The exhibit, which was brought together with help from Cameron himself, features props from the movie and displays of the motion capture camera techniques used to create the characters in the fantasy world of the film.

The show w...

'Green Lantern' Director Isn't A Fan Of 3D Films

May 28th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Green Lantern
"Green Lantern" director Martin Campbell opposed releasing the blockbuster in 3D as he is convinced the effect ruined "Clash Of The Titans."

The DC Comics adaption, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, is set to hit the big screen in 3D next month.

The director has applauded James Cameron for his use of the technology in "Avatar," but admits he had reservations about using it in his own movie after being unimpressed with 2010's "Titans" film.

He tells Total Film magazine, "There was little talk of 3D when we started. It does nothing for me.

"I enjoyed Avatar and I thought it was ...

9 Sexy Movie Aliens We'd Hook Up With

February 18th, 2011 10:21am EST
Cinematic aliens, for the most part, like to sow terror once they arrive in our midst -- think of the acid-blooded "Aliens," the people-mulching tripods of "War of the Worlds," the uber-hunter in "Predator," and "Gerard Depardieu."

Aliens that do come in peace are usually too otherworldly to be compatible for romance -- no one wants to date "ET." But every now and then, a humanoid alien lands, looking hotter than the two suns over Tatooine, and we can't blame anyone for wanting to visit the dark side of the moon with them.

Starting with Alex Pettyfer's gorgeous extra-terrestrial in "I Am ...

Matt Damon had to Turn Down 'Avatar'

February 14th, 2011 10:32pm EST
Matt Damon
A scheduling conflict forced Matt Damon to turn down the chance to be part of the most successful film ever made - he said no to Avatar.

The actor admits he was in talks with director James Cameron to take the lead in the 2009 sci-fi epic but there wasn't enough time for him to take on the project in between The Bourne Ultimatum and The Green Zone.

He reveals, "I talked to Cameron and I read the script and I knew the movie was gonna be a big hit. I really wanted to do Avatar and work with Jim Cameron and watch him direct and learn a lot.

"But we were finishing The Bourne Ultimatum and I ...

Review: '3D Sanctum' 'Two Jews On Film' Think This Underwater Thriller Should Be Seen Not Heard (Video)

February 3rd, 2011 10:19am EST
'Sanctum' directed by Alister Grierson is loosely based on true events. The film tells the story of Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) a tough, take no prisoners, master diver intent on being the first person to explore the Esa-Ala cave system in the South Pacific.

Shortly after Frank descends into the caves, along with a team that includes his 17 year old neglected son Josh, (Rhys Wakefield) who spends most of the film complaining to his dad that he was a lousy father, the expedition's obnoxious bankroller Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd) his annoying girlfriend, Victoria (Alice Parkinson) and...

Who Is The Richest Person In Hollywood?

February 3rd, 2011 8:26am EST
Hollywood Rich List
Director James Cameron has topped a list of Hollywood's top movie earners of 2010 after taking home a staggering $257 million last year.

The "Avatar" director earned the estimated figure for writing, producing and directing the 3-D blockbuster, according to a Vanity Fair survey of the top 40 Hollywood earners.

The 56-year-old director beat actor Johnny Depp, who followed with earnings of $100 million. Steven Spielberg was third with $80 million.

Director Christopher Nolan and his "Inception" star Leonardo DiCaprio round out the top five.

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Sam Worthington Is Single Again

January 25th, 2011 8:32am EST
Sam Worthington
"Avatar" star Sam Worthington is single again after reportedly splitting from his longterm girlfriend.

The actor has been dating Natalie Mark since 2008, but they've recently parted ways, according to Australia's Herald Sun.

An insider tells the publication, "It's been on the cards for a while, I believe."

Worthington has rarely talked about his relationship with Mark, but when asked last year about marriage, he declared, "We're just enjoying the run."

AnnaLynne McCord Dresses Like An 'Avatar' Character For '90210' (Photos)

January 11th, 2011 11:00am EST
AnnaLynne McCord
We spotted AnnaLynne McCord on set in Los Angeles yesterday dressed as a naughty Na'vi to seduce her latest love interest in "90210." The actress was photographed walking the streets wearing a skimpy dress and a tail, as well as head-to-toe blue body paint, to recreate Zoe Saldana's look in the blockbuster movie.

The actress recently told TV Guide that her character develops an interest in the film "Avatar" in order to impress a guy she meets on the internet.

McCord, in full body paint and skimpy outfit, appears to impress her new love interest, kissing him in the street and leaving a LOT...

James Cameron Brands 'Battleship' Movie 'Ridiculous'

January 10th, 2011 8:27am EST
James Cameron
James Cameron has criticized Hollywood's love affair with franchises, citing the upcoming Battleship movie as an example of the "ridiculous" lengths producers will go to score a box office hit.

Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna are set to star in the big screen re-imagining of the popular board game, but Avatar director Cameron is horrified by the idea of turning a toy into a film.

The Terminator creator insists moviemakers should be allowed to pursue more original concepts, rather than relying on old stories and well-worn ideas.

He tells Germany's Spiegel Online, "We have a...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

January 1st, 2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Simpson
February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: January

January 1st, 2011 9:08am EST
Josh Duhamel
2010 was an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups.

Here, WENN takes a look back at 2010...


Matthew McConaughey became the first new celebrity dad of 2010 when he and Camila Alves welcomed baby Vida into the world, but they weren't the only couple celebrating births. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell experienced the joys of fatherhood all over again, while supermodel Claudia Schiffer and actress Monica Bellucci were bursting with excitement after announcing their pregnan...

Oprah Is Hollywood's Highest-Earning Star Of 2010

December 28th, 2010 9:00am EST
Oprah Winfrey and pal Tyler Perry have stormed to the top of Forbes magazine's end-of-year rich list.

Oprah takes the top spot on the newly-released Hollywood's 20 Highest-Earning of 2010 with an estimated $315 million windfall, while filmmaker Perry comes in third with $125 million.

The success of "Avatar" puts pioneering director James Cameron in second place with an estimated $210 million 2010 haul, while his peers Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, George Lucas and Michael Bay also make the top 10.

The highest musician on the list is Beyonce, who lands ahead of Lady Gaga and Britne...

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