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True Hollywood BFFs

4/3/2008 1:12pm EDT
Penelope Cruz & Salma Hayek
A best friend forever (BFF) is a person whom you know really well and regard with affection and trust. In Hollywood, a best friend is often a famous pal whom you party with so you can gain popularity and get more press. In most cases, people go to clubs together just to be seen and to create hype.

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan probably did not have heart-to-heart talks on Sunday nights while drinking wine and watching Desperate Housewives. But there are a few cases in which people really do like each other and hang out because they are in fact best friends!

Matt...
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Celebrity Spotlight: Casey Affleck

2/4/2008 1:36pm EST
Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck is an Academy Award-nominated actor, but many people know him as Ben Affleck's little brother. Affleck was born Caleb Casey Affleck on August 12, 1975, in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Affleck attended George Washington University and later transferred to Columbia University where he studied Physics, Astronomy and Western Philosophy.

Affleck's first film role was in the 1995 Gus Van Sant dark comedy "To Die For," which also starred Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix. He than appeared in the box office flop "Race the Sun."

In 1997, Ben, Casey and Matt Damon's career ...
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15 Memorable Music Scenes On Film

10/16/2007 10:08am EDT
William Shakespeare
As a film junkie and music geek I always look forward to seeing what songs directors will put in certain scenes to create the right mood. Finding the perfect song isn't always easy. The song has to fit that key moment or it could ruin the movie.

Following is a list of songs that have really made a movie scene stand out. I'm sure you will notice two things about me: I love chick flicks and 80's movies. This wasn't an easy task. I found over 50 songs and cut the list down to 15 with a few honorable mentions.

15) "Kissing You" by Des'Ree from the movie "Romeo + Juliet" (1996)

A...
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Ben Affleck Opens Up About JLo, Directing & More

10/1/2007 11:01am EDT
Ben Affleck
Though Ben Affleck snagged an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting nearly a decade ago, you can find his more recent work in the direct-to-video bin. But the poker-playing alpha male is putting all that behind him with Gone Baby Gone, his directorial debut—and even an incontinent dog can’t stop him.

Affleck recently spoke to Details magazine, which hits newstands tomorrow.

On Jennifer Lopez:

“It was probably bad for my career. What happens in this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. You go to a movie, you only go once. But the tabloids and Internet a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 24

7/24/2007 3:00am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Happy Birthday to "The Ring" actress Daveigh Chase (1990), "Mrs. Doubtfire" actress Mara Wilson (1987), "X-Men 3" actress Anna Paquin (1982), "Firefly" actress Summer Glau (1981), WWE Diva Torrie Wilson (1975), singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (1969), "Melrose Place" actress Laura Leighton (1968), "The West Wing" actress Kristin Chenoweth (1968), actor Kadeem Hardison (1965), controversial baseball superstar Barry Bonds (1964), country singer Pam Tillis (1957), "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant (1952), "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter (1951), "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards (1949), "...
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Maxim.com's "Human Weapons" of Cinema

2/20/2007 1:22pm EST
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon)
If a man uses a gun for protection, you can make a fair assessment of his character. If you're the type of person who respects people for kicking asses and taking names with their bare hands, then check out Maxim.com's "Human Weapons" to discover the guys who are tougher than tough.

Jason Bourne — The Bourne Identity (Matt Damon)

Paul Rudd pretty much nailed it in the 40-Year-Old-Virgin: "I used to think Matt Damon was a Streisand, but he's rocking the s&*t in this one." Damon surprised everyone by turning in a neck-snapping performance that was a long way from Good Will Hunting. ...
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Director Gus Van Sant Is Arrested for DUI

12/23/2006 1:00pm EST
Gus Van Sant
Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant was arrested early on Thursday morning for drink driving in Portland, Oregon. Van Sant, 54, was stopped by police in Portland at 1:48 am (local time) and booked into the Multnomah County jail.

Officers pulled him over after they spotted him driving his 2006 Porsche Cayenne Sports Utility Vehicle down a street with no headlights on and after seeing him accelerate sharply after stopping at a red light. Sergeant Brian Schmautz, the spokesman for Portland Police Bureau, says, "He had glassy, watery, red eyes, slurred speech, and smelled strongly of a...
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Danny Elfman's Original Score For Charlotte's Web Hits Stores Dec. 5; Features Sarah McLachlan; Win It!

12/6/2006 4:37pm EST
Charlotte’s Web
Three-time Oscar nominee and Grammy Award-winning composer Danny Elfman’s inspiring score for the motion picture Charlotte’s Web will be released December 5 on Sony Classical’s original soundtrack recording, which will also introduce the original song “Ordinary Miracle,” performed by Sarah McLachlan and written by acclaimed songwriter/record producer Glen Ballard and music legend Dave Stewart.

In the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web from writer E.B. White, someone very small finds that the most powerful force in the world is friendship. In the big-screen adaptation, the characters embar...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 24

7/24/2006 3:00am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Happy Birthday to "The Ring" actress Daveigh Chase (1990), "Mrs. Doubtfire" actress Mara Wilson (1987), "X-Men 3" actress Anna Paquin (1982), "Firefly" actress Summer Glau (1981), WWE Diva Torrie Wilson (1975), singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (1969), "Melrose Place" actress Laura Leighton (1968), "The West Wing" actress Kristin Chenoweth (1968), actor Kadeem Hardison (1965), controversial baseball superstar Barry Bonds (1964), country singer Pam Tillis (1957), "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant (1952), "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter (1951), "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards (1949), "...
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AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

6/14/2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye...
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