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Matt Damon: "RFK Role Is A Big Responsibility'

March 10th, 2010 5:00pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is feeling the pressure of playing tragic U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in a forthcoming biopic, because the role comes with "a lot of responsibility."

Damon is in talks to play the politician who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas. The movie will be directed by "Seabiscuit" helmer Gary Ross, and based on Evan Thomas' biography of Kennedy, titled His Life.

Damon has confirmed he'll take the starring role if he likes the script, but admits he's intimidated by the prospect of playing Kennedy.
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Nickelodeon Names Nick Cannon 'Chairman Of TeenNick'

September 25th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Nickelodeon Nick Cannon Chairman Of TeenNick
Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, announced today that multi-talented, actor/comedian/artist/producer Nick Cannon, former Nickelodeon and MTV Networks star, returns to the Nickelodeon family as Chairman and development consultant for TeenNick, it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon /MTVN Kids and Family Group.

The network's groundbreaking two-year deal with Cannon, which begins immediately, positions him in front of the camera and behind the desk as Chairman of The N as it transforms into TeenNick. On Monday, Sept. 28, The N will rebrand ...
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Shia LaBeouf: A Former Disney Star Who Is Bucking The Trend

June 23rd, 2009 10:12am EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf is an interesting young Hollywood star because unlike a variety of former Disney stars, he's managed to slide his way into the adult acting world with very few bad moves.

Born to an interesting family in California, his mother a ballerina/designer and his father a former mime, his name means "Gift from God" in Hebrew and is often mispronounced by fans and critics alike (it's SHY-uh). Shia started acting as a child, starting in "Caroline in the City," but he became famous for playing Louis Stevens in the Disney show "Even Stevens."

This success came rather quickly for Shi...
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An Open Letter to Lindsay Lohan

March 19th, 2009 1:46pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Dear Lindsay,

Well? What's next? The world is waiting. Remember that little rehab stint and the comeback that typically comes after it?

Everyone is rooting for you. We loved you in The Parent Trap - those freckles! The accent! Twins! We loved Mean Girls and the adorable-turned-bitchy Cady that you played. Everyone liked the Lindsay with boobs and red hair, and we really couldn't get enough. We couldn't wait to see what grown-up movie you would do next...

Then came A Prairie Home Companion, Just My Luck, Bobby, Chapter 27, Georgia Rule, and I Know Who Killed Me. To break...
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The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

December 25th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Slamfest
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...
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Sharon Stone Felt Like A Hollywood Leper When She Turned 40

October 20th, 2008 8:34am EDT
Sharon Stone
Turning 40 was a big deal for Sharon Stone because suddenly movie roles and freebies dried up. The actress admits she was looking forward to becoming a 40 something back in 1998, but ageist attitudes to Hollywood stars left her floored.

She tells More magazine, "I thought... 'I'm fantastic and sexy and amazing!' (But) it was like, 'You have leprosy.' I couldn't get a dress or a job."

She bounced back with acclaimed roles in the movies Casino, Broken Flowers and Bobby, and turned 50 earlier this year.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Lindsay Lohan's New Song, 'Bossy,' Spreads Online Buzz; Hear It Now

June 13th, 2008 4:34pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
As she completes work on her third album for the Universal Music Group, multi-talented Universal Motown artist Lindsay Lohan is setting the stage for a major mass-media re-entry over the coming months.

"Bossy," the seductive and irresistibly rhythmic new track leaked from the yet-untitled upcoming album, recalling in form and attitude the street-flavored girl-group dance floor classics of the electro era, has drawn hundreds of thousands of youtube.com streams in barely a week, and a collective thumbs-up from young viewers.

Last month, Lohan is also joining one of television's m...
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Humanity's Last Hope Rests On A Gun-Legged Go-Go Girl In 'Planet Terror,' On DVD Oct. 16

September 21st, 2007 1:51pm EDT
Planet Terror
Busting at the seams with outrageous action sequences, deliciously over-the-top characters and gross special effects, Robert Rodriguez's (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) Grindhouse Presents Planet Terror explodes onto DVD as a two-disc extended and unrated edition on October 16 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

Rose McGowan (Charmed, Scream, The Black Dahlia) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, Six Feet Under) give stunning performances as go-go girl-turned-vigilante Cherry Darling and one-man wrecking crew El Wray as they try to save the world from a horde of flesh-...
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Harvey Weinstein Offers Support To Lindsay Lohan

August 26th, 2007 2:00pm EDT
Harvey Weinstein
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given troubled actress Lindsay Lohan a big boost after revealing he'd hire her tomorrow, despite all her legal and personal issues.

The Mean Girls star, who is currently seeking counselling at a Utah rehab clinic, was sentenced to serve a day behind bars on Thursday following two separate drunk driving arrests.

But despite all her problems, revered producer Weinstein insists the 21-year-old is still at the top of his wish list for a string of upcoming movies.

The mogul, who worked with Lohan on ensemble movie Bobby, says, "I just hope that L...
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Movie Review: 'I Know Who Killed Me' Might Have Been A Guilty Pleasure, Now It's Just Sad

July 27th, 2007 10:33pm EDT
I Know Who Killed Me
Until very recently, the prospect of ''I Know Who Killed Me'' might have seemed utterly tantalizing. Perpetual train wreck Lindsay Lohan plays a stripper, and famously suffered bruises all over her body when she got all Method-y and actually trained for the role on a pole. It might have been fun, if only in a late-night, laugh-out-loud kind of way.

Now, after yet another arrest and further evidence of a worsening substance abuse problem, it just seems sad - a sad waste of talent, a sad lack of judgment, a sad course for a promising career.

But the film itself, which wasn't screene...
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William H. Macy Criticizes Lindsay Lohan's Slack Behavior

April 10th, 2007 2:18pm EDT
William H. Macy
William H. Macy has defended his criticism of Lindsay Lohan during the filming of Bobby - insisting he refuses to tolerate "bad behavior." The actor attacked Lohan's poor punctuality on set and described her actions as "inexcusable," claiming that actors who display such a lack of respect should "have their asses kicked".

When challenged about his views in a recent interview, the 57-year-old actor made no apologies for his views, saying, "Yes I'm pretty outspoken on set about bad behavior. When an actor becomes a movie star it's very difficult to find someone to tell them their behavi...
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New Movies on DVD, April 10

April 10th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Bobby
Bobby is about the June 6, 1968, assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The film centers around 22 people who were at the Ambassador Hotel where the politician was killed. A large cast of celebrities stars in this period drama.
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'Bobby' Deals With Prejudice, Injustice, Chaos And Loss On A Dark American Day; On DVD April 10

March 28th, 2007 9:30pm EDT
Bobby
Re-imagining one of the most explosively tragic nights in American history, Bobby forges an intimate mosaic of the public's sorrow and shock following the assassination of Presidential hopeful Robert Kennedy.

A deeply personal project from director Emilio Estevez, Bobby debuts on DVD April 10 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company, showcasing a deft combination of fact, fiction and fate through the interwoven stories of 22 individuals – party-goers, performers, hotel employees and campaigners – who were at the Ambassador Hotel the night Kennedy was killed. The stirring rec...
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Christian Slater Wants To Direct

January 24th, 2007 10:03am EST
Christian Slater
Christian Slater was so inspired by pals Anthony Hopkins and Emilio Estevez's recent directorial efforts, he's planning to make his debut as a movie maker with a film he's scripted. The actor teamed up with Estevez and Hopkins for Bobby and then starred in Hopkins' directorial debut "Slipstream," and the two projects have given him a taste for movie making.

He says, ""I'm inspired by Emilio and Anthony being actor/directors, so I've written something that I'm working on directing in the future. It's called ‘Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me,’ and it's an homage to a lot of films and...
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Sharon Stone Has High Praise For Extras In 'Bobby'

January 21st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Sharon Stone
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone has praised the talented extras in her latest movie Bobby - and wishes there was an accolade equivalent of an Academy Award for the budding stars.

The Basic Instinct 2 beauty appears alongside William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Christian Slater and Demi Moore in the Emilio Estevez-directed movie about the 1968 assassination of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Stone says, "I wish there was an Oscar for extras. I'm not even joking because the performances they gave are so compelling and so rich and so deep."

Go to Sharon Stone's Starpulse Page for ...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

January 16th, 2007 8:24am EST
Dreamgirls
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...
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Demi Moore Based Alcoholic Character On Her Mother

January 10th, 2007 8:59am EST
Demi Moore in Bobby
Demi Moore based her role as an alcoholic in new movie Bobby on her mother. Writer/director Emilio Estevez asked Moore to play alcoholic lounge singer Virginia Fallon because he knew her mother and realized she'd be able to invest the character with her own life experiences.

Moore says, "Sometimes from what looks like a tragedy, you can get incredible gifts. I had an unusual childhood. I had a mother who, for one thing, was very young - she wasn't even 19 when I was born. And, trust me, she was nutty! Emilio knew my mother was a pained soul and, in the character he created, he was abl...
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Aretha Franklin Asks Denzel Washington For Help With Film Roles

January 9th, 2007 10:10am EST
Aretha Franklin
Music legend Aretha Franklin is so desperate to land another film role she is asking Denzel Washington to use his influence in Hollywood on her behalf. The singer hasn't been offered a role on the big screen since her part in The Blues Brothers 2000 opposite James Brown, which was filmed in 1998.

So Franklin has appealed to two-time Oscar winner Washington via E! Online, saying, "Hey, Denzel, give me a little play here! He's a super actor, and I'm sure he would lend a little bit of his expertise to me. I think we could do something really smashing."

Franklin still maintains some...
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Emilio Estevez Praises Lindsay Lohan

January 8th, 2007 8:45am EST
Lindsay Lohan in Bobby
Actor/director Emilio Estevez has lavished praise on Lindsay Lohan, insisting the Hollywood party princess is a talented and committed actress. When casting for new movie Bobby, Estevez was worried Lohan's partying antics would prevent her from keeping up with his tough filming schedule, so he asked Elijah Wood for a second opinion, and he says they were both blown away when they met her.

He tells Empire magazine, "Lindsay's agents kept pushing her. I'd heard horrible stories, so I said, 'Is she interested in being thought of a serious actress? Because this schedule can't support anyb...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures

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Sharon Stone Says She's Not Dating Christian Slater

December 20th, 2006 1:17pm EST
Sharon Stone
Hollywood beauty Sharon Stone has slammed reports she is dating her Bobby co-star Christian Slater. The pair recently attended several premieres of the Emilio Estevez-directed movie together, sparking rumors they were romancing.

However, Stone's representative tells gossip site The Scoop, "They did 'Bobby' together and went to two of the premieres together. Nothing else."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Sharon Stone & Christian Slater Are Dating

December 19th, 2006 9:22am EST
Christian Slater & Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone and Christian Slater have confirmed rumors they're dating and now plan to spend Christmas together. The starry couple, who co-star in new movie Bobby, sparked romance rumors when they attended a string of events together, but refused to confirm their relationship.

But now 48-year-old Stone and her 37-year-old beau aren't hiding their affections for each other - they recently attended a party for fashion label Dolce & Gabbana at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles arm-in-arm and made sure everyone knew they were a couple.

A source close to Stone says, "They're b...
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Demi Moore Took Acting Break To Raise Family

December 18th, 2006 9:16am EST
Demi Moore
Demi Moore took a self-imposed hiatus from acting after deciding to raise her family instead - and is only returning because her kids became sick of the sight of her. The actress gave up acting after her flop 1997 film GI Jane and, apart from a cameo in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, spent most of her free time raising children Rumer, Scout and Tallulah after she divorced Bruce Willis in 2000.

And Moore says she only appeared in new Emilio Estevez movie Bobby because her children pestered her to get out of the house and start acting again.

She says, "I knew if I wasn't with th...
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announced The Nominations For The 64th Golden Globe Awards

December 14th, 2006 11:15am EST
Babel
Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson and Matthew Perry joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk to announce the Nominations for “The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” on Thursday morning, December 14, 2006 at The Beverly Hilton. Babel leads with 7 nods. Complete list of movie nominations below.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- Sherrybaby...
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Freddy Rodriguez Was Thrilled To Be Part Of Star-Studded 'Bobby'

November 28th, 2006 9:55am EST
Freddy Rodriguez
Freddy Rodriguez was overjoyed to land a role in political drama Bobby after finding out about the movie's star-studded cast. Rodriguez was asked to appear in the film by director Emilio Estevez, and he was left speechless when he heard he'd be working alongside Hollywood stars including Sharon Stone, Anthony Hopkins, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne and Demi Moore.

Rodriguez was particularly excited to be working with Moore, because he had a crush on the actress during his teenage years. He says, "Emilio called out of nowhere about it, and I was like, 'Wow, Emilio Estevez, man!' Y...
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Making 'Bobby' Gave Christian Slater Other Film Opportunities

November 22nd, 2006 8:23am EST
Christian Slater
Christian Slater used the time he spent on the set of new movie Bobby networking and seeking more work with his heroes. The ambitious star took every opportunity to promote himself when cameras weren't rolling on Emilio Estevez's star-studded movie. And Slater wound up landing roles in two other movies alongside his acting heroes and "Bobby" co-stars William H. Macy and Anthony Hopkins.

He says, "There was a lot of wonderful stuff that came out of 'Bobby.' I got to meet and shake hands with a lot of wonderful actors and handed Bill Macy, who plays my boss in the film, a script and we ...
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Emilio Estevez Nearly Sold His Soul To Make 'Bobby'

November 18th, 2006 9:13am EST
Emilio Estevez
Emilio Estevez was so broke while he was writing and selling the script for his new movie Bobby he was reduced to signing 'trading cards' to save his Hollywood home. The star was so committed to making the film, which focuses on the last 16 hours of political hero Robert F. Kennedy before he was assassinated in 1968, he held back his career to complete it.

He says, "You do what you have to do to keep the wolves on the other side of the door. I cashed in my pension fund, I sold artwork; at one point I was signing these cards that had my likeness on them, like a trading card, to make a ...
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Aretha Franklin Couldn't Resist Singing for 'Bobby'

November 15th, 2006 9:51am EST
Aretha Franklin
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin jumped at the chance to sing a song for new movie Bobby because she was a huge fan of Bobby Kennedy. The film focuses on the day Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles and was written and directed by Emilio Estevez.

When Franklin received the call to sing a new gospel song for the film's soundtrack, she says she couldn't resist. Franklin teams up with Mary J. Blige on the song "Never Gonna Break My Faith," which was written by Bryan Adams.

She tells Fox News, "(The song) is one of the best I've heard in years. When I heard it, I had to do it. It's ...
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Opening November 17: Bobby

November 14th, 2006 12:19pm EST
Bobby
Twenty-two people become unwitting participants in a tragic and defining moment of the 1960's in this period drama from actor and director Emilio Estevez. It's early June in 1968, and the California presidential primary elections are occupying the minds of many in the Golden State, with Robert F. Kennedy in a close race against Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey. Continue Summary...

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Nick Cannon Says Harry Belafonte Changed His Life

November 14th, 2006 10:25am EST
Nick Cannon
Singer/actor Nick Cannon was thrilled when legendary star Harry Belafonte took him under his wing while shooting the film Bobby. The 26-year-old is trying to emulate Belafonte's success and is releasing a new album next year and appearing in three upcoming films.

The pair became close while shooting Emilio Estevez's feature that's set on the day of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination.

Cannon says the 79-year-old "downloaded me with so much wisdom - this man who was one of the cornerstones of the civil rights movement, the first man to ever sell a million records. We have spent tim...
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