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Emile Hirsch makes light of dad-to-be reports

October 2nd, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Emile Hirsch
Actor Emile Hirsch is making light of reports suggesting he is set to be a first-time father, but refuses to confirm or deny the rumours.

Sources tell the New York Daily News the Into The Wild star's former girlfriend is over five months pregnant.

The insider tells the publication, "His friends know about it, he is doing the right thing and will be taking care of her and his baby financially.

"He will definitely be in her life and wants to be a part of the baby's life. He's told all his friends about it and it's fine... They're friends and they're young and they're figuring it out."


Sean Penn To Direct Robert De Niro

October 29th, 2011 9:15am EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is to step back behind the camera to direct Robert De Niro in "The Comedian."

The Oscar winner, who last directed a film in 2007 when he took charge of "Into The Wild," will adapt Art Linson and Jeffrey Ross' screenplay about a comic sentenced to community service for lashing out at a heckler.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next spring.

Emile Hirsch Praises 'So Perfect' Kristen Stewart

August 31st, 2009 8:49am EDT
Emile Hirsch Praises Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has actor Emile Hirsch to thank for her role in vampire hit Twilight - he convinced director Catherine Hardwicke the actress could tackle any role.

Hirsch was wowed by the 19 year old's talent after working with her in Sean Penn's 2007 adventure movie Into The Wild, and couldn't help but recommend her to his Lords of Dogtown collaborator Hardwicke while she made plans to bring Twilight to the big screen.

Hirsch tells, "I was gushing about her. I think she's so talented and so perfect. She's a great conversationalist, very inquisitive. She's got a littl...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 1st, 2009 4:54pm EDT
Land of the Lost
I'm ashamed to say I still haven't gotten a chance to see "Terminator Salvation," but it's my top priority to see it this week. I also need to get out and see "Drag Me to Hell," because I continue to hear nothing but good things about it.

This week is a big week for comedies, with four premiering. We have "Land of the Lost," "Away We Go," "The Hangover," and "My Life in Ruins." I'm very excited because I will be seeing an advanced screening of "The Hangover." I have high hopes that it will be very funny, but I'll let you know what I think after I see it.



Drew Barrymore Hooks Up With 'Gossip Girl' Star

September 25th, 2008 10:15am EDT
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore has sparked new romance rumors after she was spotted smooching with Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick at a recent Kings Of Leon concert in New York. Reports suggest the pair hooked up for a "full-on make-out session" at the band's Webster Hall show on Tuesday night, before heading off to a nearby bar together.

An eyewitness tells, "Drew was hanging all over Ed. There was definite chemistry."

Sources claim it's the second time newly-single Barrymore, 33, has enjoyed the company of the 21-year-old Brit.

The pair also spent Saturday night together, at anot...

Fiction Plane Q&A

July 21st, 2008 12:59pm EDT
Fiction Plane
The band talks about Santa's Boyfriend, living in the shadow of Sting, and a little bit of politics. The members of Fiction Plane took time before their Kansas City show to talk.

Along with Snoop Dogg, they are supporting 311 on the 2008 Unity Tour. Drummer Pete Wilhoit, singer/bassist Joe Sumner, and guitarist Seton Daunt are enjoying a laid back summer of touring after their opening slot for the Police ended in April.

So, I've read that Nirvana had a big impact on you guys.

Joe: Yes.

Pete: I was already in a band by the time Nirvana was already going but they were s...

Buy Your Own Brunch! Celeb's Moms Who Won't Be Getting The Royal Treatment This Mother's Day

May 9th, 2008 2:40pm EDT
Mommie Dearest
Ah, Mother. It's a noun that traditionally conjures up the warm 'n' fuzzies, instigates fights ("Don't you talk about my mama!), drives the most hardened man to tears and inspires tattoos proclaiming everlasting love.

For the lucky majority, Mother's Day is an opportunity to express what we usually fail to: How much the unconditional love, support and guidance of a maternal figure has touched our lives for the better. But what of the unlucky few for whom the idea of Mother's Day is sheer anathema? Which stars won't be buying a card, let alone brunch for Mommie Dearest come May 11?


'Speed Racer' Condemns Franchise Dignity, But Delivers Sensorial Explosion

May 9th, 2008 10:09am EDT
Speed Racer
(HollywoodChicago) – While Hollywood slapped “PG” on the hotly anticipated “Speed Racer” to line its pocketbooks with the widest hodgepodge of people (ahem: kids) everywhere, those same kids will leave the theater with that lollipop nearly sucked to the stick but then yanked away with confusion.

Rather than the “go!” marketing hype, this is a stop-and-go proposition. Chicago brothers Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski are ultimately wrangling with a clear identity crisis of who this film is meant for.

Emile Hirsch in “Speed Racer”.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Is it the 196...

Emile Hirsch: From Geek Next Door To Speed Racing Hero

May 8th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Emile Hirsch
There are no doubts that Emile Hirsch is more than a good-looking heartthrob. He shows diversity and variety in choosing his roles, never sticking to the same old routine. It's this very detail that proves he's a smart actor. In every part he plays, his talent and ambition clearly shine through.

Born in Topanga, California, Emile Hirsch started acting at the mere age of eight making appearances on television shows and TV movies like, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, NYPD Blue, and "Kindred: the Embrace." It wasn't until 2002 when Emile made his big-screen debut in the film "The Dangerous Liv...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

April 21st, 2008 10:15am EDT
Gossip Girl
Monday, April 21

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - OMG, it's back, finally! Judging from tonight's episode title - "The Blair Bitch Project" - Jenny is not going to be sitting pretty for long.

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - A flashback episode sheds light on how the Casey/Cappie/Evan love triangle started during freshman year.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - The 80s make a return in tonight's Robin Sparkles comeback episode, which features James van der Beek, Tiffany and Alan Thicke in a music video for Robin's break-up ballad, "Sandcastles in the Sand."

One Tree Hil...

Jack Irons & Eddie Vedder Reunite

April 15th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Eddie Vedder
Former Pearl Jam bandmates Eddie Vedder and Jack Irons reunited onstage in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Drummer Irons, who quit the group in 1998, joined Vedder for a show-stopping rendition of "All Along The Watchtower" during the singer's solo show at the Wiltern theater.

Ben Harper was also a special guest at the show, accompanying Vedder on his Into The Wild soundtrack tune "Hard Sun And No More," the track he and the Pearl Jam frontman composed for the Body Of War soundtrack.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Eddie Vedder Surprises Film Fans With Gig

March 27th, 2008 1:15pm EDT
Eddie Vedder
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stunned movie fans at two Into The Wild screenings in Seattle, Washington on Monday and Tuesday night when he showed up to perform for them. The rocker, who penned and recorded the soundtrack for Sean Penn's acclaimed film, performed full sets in advance of the launch of his first solo tour next week.

The Kenyon Hall dates were attended by just 150 lucky fans each night.

As well as playing songs from the film and Pearl Jam favorites, Vedder also covered Cat Stevens' "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out," Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" and "Picture I...

New Movies On DVD, March 4

March 4th, 2008 1:42pm EST
Into the Wild
Into the Wild is a nonfiction account of the post-collegiate wanderings of a young Virginia man, who divorces himself from his friends, family, and possessions in search of a greater spiritual knowledge and communion with nature. Also on DVD: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Things We Lost In The Fire, and Awake.

Eddie Vedder Plans Solo Tour

February 16th, 2008 3:30pm EST
Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder is to leave Pearl Jam behind for his first solo tour in April. The rocker will perform tracks from the Into The Wild and Body Of War soundtracks as well as rarities on a seven-date North American tour, which will begin in Vancouver, Canada on April 2.

Pearl Jam will regroup after the tour to work on a new album. The group has also confirmed it will be headlining the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee in June.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Kaki King Tours In Support of March 11 Release, 'Dreaming Of Revenge'

February 3rd, 2008 10:30am EST
Kaki King
Kaki King returns with her fourth album after her contributions to Foo Fighters and Tegan & Sara's latest albums, and having been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Into The Wild together with Eddie Vedder.

Dreaming Of Revenge showcases Kaki King's desire to branch out with songs that feature electric and pedal-steel guitar, horns, and, for the first time, vocals. Produced by Malcolm Burn, a Grammy-Award winning musician and producer who is known for his work with Daniel Lanois, Peter Gabriel, and Emmylou Harris, Dreaming Of Revenge allows us to witness her evolution from acoustic...

Sean Penn & James Franco Considered Living Together

January 29th, 2008 12:23pm EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn and James Franco considered living like gay lovers for new biopic Milk, but their schedules wouldn't allow it. The two stars play homosexuals Harvey Milk and Scott Smith in Gus Van Sant's new movie about the openly gay San Francisco city supervisor (Milk), who was assassinated in 1977.

And the two actors thought about getting to know one another by renting a home in the city, according to

Blogger Marc Malkin reports, "I'm told Penn and Franco wanted to live together for a time before filming began in the Bay Area. My sources reported they were ...

Notable Quotables

January 23rd, 2008 9:00pm EST
Avril Lavigne
"I can actually sing it in Japanese." Avril Lavigne has learned to sing her hit "Girlfriend" in Japanese to honor fans that have made her the biggest western pop act in the Far East.

"I think I actually flew. I was walking home last night and suddenly I was four blocks further down the street. Sarah Michelle Gellar is convinced the Arctic conditions in her native New York have given her a superpower.

"I am tickled pink at the nomination. I just got in from walking the dog. I had actually forgotten about it but I watched it on television. I was thrilled. I wasn't leaping from my fe...

Will Oscar Age Records Be Broken This Year?

January 23rd, 2008 12:30pm EST
Ellen Page
Ruby Dee, Hal Holbrook and Ellen Page will set new age records if they win gold at the Oscars next month. All three have been nominated for best acting and supporting roles.

If Dee or Holbrook, who are both 83, win Best Supporting honors for their roles in American Gangster and Into The Wild respectively they will become the oldest stars to win acting accolades at the Academy Awards.

Juno's Page, who turns 21 on February 21, will be the youngest Best Actress winner if she takes home the statuette on February 24.

That record is currently held by Marlee Matlin, who was 21 year...

Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"


"Michael Clayton"


Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...

The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

January 22nd, 2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...

Juno & Into The Wild Lead Costume Awards Nominations

January 18th, 2008 12:33pm EST
Juno, Into The Wild, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, Blades Of Glory and Ocean's Thirteen will battle it out to win the top prize at the 10th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.

The five movies were nominated for the Best Contemporary Film Costume honor on Wednesday.

Atonement, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 3:10 To Yuma, La Vie En Rose and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street will compete for the February 19 event's Best Period Film, while Best Fantasy Film nods went to Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Enchanted, The Golden Compass, 300 and Pirates Of The Cari...

Eddie Vedder Wins First Golden Globe

January 15th, 2008 11:10am EST
Eddie Vedder
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder picked up his first Golden Globe award on Sunday night for one of the songs he penned for pal Sean Penn's Into The Wild film. Vedder's prize was announced after a televised press conference on Sunday night, when the major TV and film winners were announced.

Vedder's win for the song Guaranteed was not his introduction to the Golden Globes, however - a tune the rocker wrote for Tim Burton's Big Fish lost out to Annie Lennox's offering for Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2004.

-Eddie Vedder Pictures

(This news article provided by Worl...

'Sweeney Todd' Wins Two Golden Globe Awards; See Full List Of Winners

January 14th, 2008 8:53am EST
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp's dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was a double winner at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Depp himself claimed his first Globe after being nominated seven times - he took home gold in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category and the Tim Burton film was named one of the night's two Best Films.

Acclaimed TV drama Mad Men also celebrated two awards, claiming the Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Actor honors at the Globes.

It was a semi-disappointing night for Kiera Knightley's period drama Atonem...

Writers Guild Of America Nominees Announced

January 11th, 2008 10:21am EST
Diablo Cody
NEW YORK (AP) - While the Writers Guild of America continues its strike, throwing much of awards season into question, it still has some awards of its own to hand out. Among the WGA nominees for best original screenplay are stripper-turned-scribe Diablo Cody for the teen pregnancy comedy ''Juno'' and Tony Gilroy, who wrote and directed ''Michael Clayton,'' about a fixer at an upscale New York law firm.

Also nominated for best original screenplay were Judd Apatow for ''Knocked Up,'' another comedy about an unplanned pregnancy; Tamara Jenkins for ''The Savages,'' about adult siblings car...

Sean Penn & Paul Thomas Anderson Nominated For Best Director

January 10th, 2008 4:30pm EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn and Paul Thomas Anderson are among the filmmakers nominated for the prestigious Best Director Of 2007 honor by the Directors Guild Of America (DGA). Penn and Anderson have received the nod for their respective acclaimed movies Into The Wild and There Will Be Blood.

The other directors in the running for the DGA honour are Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country For Old Men, Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton, and Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell And The Butterfly.

The winner will be announced on January 26.

Since the DGA began handing out its Best Director award in 1949...

WENN 2007 Movie Poll- The Nice List

December 28th, 2007 3:00pm EST
The Bourne Ultimatum
As the year nears its close, have you really seen all the 2007 movies that count? The film buffs at WENN locked themselves away in a dark room with a week's supply of popcorn and warm soda and decided to review the last 12 month's hits and misses at the cinema.

We battled over 300, chuckled about Knocked Up, went native as we recalled Into The Wild's highlights and then dressed up for Hairspray - and we came up with the definitive naughty and nice lists. So, if you're keen to check out one of the year's best films and avoid the worst, read on...

The Nice List

1. The...

WENN 2007 Movie Poll - The Naughty List

December 28th, 2007 10:58am EST
Knocked Up
As the year nears its close, have you really seen all the 2007 movies that count? The film buffs at WENN locked themselves away in a dark room with a week's supply of popcorn and warm soda and decided to review the last 12 month's hits and misses at the cinema.

We battled over 300, chuckled about Knocked Up, went native as we recalled Into The Wild's highlights and then dressed up for Hairspray - and we came up with the definitive naughty and nice lists.

So, if you're keen to check out one of the year's best films and avoid the worst, read on...

The Naughty List


Notable Quotables

December 21st, 2007 7:00pm EST
Ashlee Simpson
"I love Salvador Dali so I went to his museum in Paris and I thought it was amazing and I loved the surrealism." Ashlee Simpson insists her new video for Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya) is inspired by the work of the late Spanish art legend.

"Most of the places we were going, you just couldn't drive any of the trucks there. So it was about finding a good tree stump when you weren't shooting." Actor Emile Hirsch didn't spend much time relaxing in his trailer on the set of Sean Penn's recent movie Into The Wild.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Eddie Vedder, Sondre Lerche Lead 'Best Song' Shortlist

December 14th, 2007 10:34am EST
Eddie Vedder
Rocker Eddie Vedder and singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche are among the front-runners in the race for Oscar gold after landing three inclusions apiece on the official Best Song shortlist.

A panel of experts and critics have selected 59 songs for consideration, including Vedder's tracks from Into The Wild and Lerche's Dan In Real Life tunes.

The news comes as Vedder celebrates his first Golden Globe nod for Guaranteed from pal Sean Penn's wilderness movie. The Pearl Jam frontman is also up for Best Original Score at the Globes on January 13.

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers' August Rush lea...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

November 10th, 2007 9:00am EST
Dave Grohl
"There are times where I'll walk upstairs after the show, and my mom will be sitting on the couch with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, drinking a pint of beer. She's totally cool." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl likes having his mother on tour with the band.

"My family was too Catholic to actually talk about embarrassing stuff like that... I was just turned loose in my neighborhood and figured it out by finding rain-soaked Playboys behind the liquor store." star John C. Reilly on his sexual awakening.

"I told them that I hate violence, don't speak English that good and can't...

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