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Check Out The 'Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection' On Blu-ray June 4

June 3rd, 2013 6:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection
Get the "Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection" on blu-ray June 4, just in time for Father's Day.

Born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood grew up in Depression-era California. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army, where he was a swimming instructor during the Korean War. At Fort Ord near Carmel, Calif., he first became interested in acting.

By the end of the 1960s and starring in a string of westerns, Eastwood had become one of the biggest stars in the world.

While he was laying the foundation for what turned out to be an acclaimed and award-winning career as a director, Eastwood jo...
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Claire Danes Chose 'Homeland' Over 'J. Edgar'

August 5th, 2012 8:16am EDT
Claire Danes
Claire Danes walked away from the chance to reteam with her Romeo + Juliet co-star Leonardo DiCaprio for last year's J. Edgar to take the lead in TV smash Homeland.

The actress auditioned for the role of secretary Helen Gandy in the movie about former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover on the same weekend she was offered the opportunity to star as CIA officer Carrie Mathison - and she opted for the TV drama because the part was so "compelling".

Danes has signed up for seven seasons of Homeland and is convinced she made the right decision about the roles.

She tells Britain's GQ magazine, "Se...
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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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Check Out 'J. Edgar' On Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download Feb. 21

February 19th, 2012 6:49am EST
J Edgar
Acclaimed actor Leonardo DiCaprio stars in "J. Edgar," director Clint Eastwood's richly detailed biopic exploring the life and career of controversial FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

For nearly 50 years, Hoover (DiCaprio) fought crime as one of the most powerful law enforcers in America. During Hoover's extended stint as Director of the FBI, however, his penchant for bending the law in the name of seeking justice and using the secrets of high-profile leaders to gain personal leverage won him just as many supporters as detractors.

Little did many other than his loyal colleague Clyde ...
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Lady Gaga And 'Glee' Lead 2012 GLAAD Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 11:33am EST
Lady Gaga
Pop superstar Lady Gaga and hit show Glee are among the nominees for this year's Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards.

The Poker Face hit-maker has been named as a contender for the outstanding music artist category alongside MEN, Girl In A Coma and Beverly McClellan.

Glee is in the running for outstanding comedy series, and goes up against other shows including Modern Family and The Big C, while Grey's Anatomy and Shameless have been nominated for outstanding drama series.

The best film category contenders include J. Edgar, Beginners and Albert Nobbs, while Dancin...
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Golden Girls: Kate Beckinsale, Naomi Watts & Kerry Washington

January 11th, 2012 8:50am EST
Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington & Naomi Watts
Metallics are popular these days, and Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts flaunted their golden power on Tuesday in three very different looks.

Kate appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York City wearing a gorgeous one-shouldered black and gold gown. She is promoting her upcoming film "Underworld: Awakening."

Kerry attended the Disney ABC Television Group 2012 winter TCA press tour all-star party in Pasadena, Calif., in a short gold sequined dress held up by tiny straps. She stars in the upcoming TV series "Scandal."

Naomi attended the National Board of R...
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Armie Hammer Felt Out Of His League On 'J. Edgar' Set

January 7th, 2012 9:30am EST
Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer has confessed he felt out of his depth shooting scenes with Hollywood heavyweights Leonardo DiCaprio and Judi Dench for Clint Eastwood's new movie "J. Edgar."

Eastwood stepped behind the camera to direct the film about former FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, and he cast Hammer as Hoover's deputy Clyde Tolson.

Hammer admits he was terrified when he showed up for the first day of his shoot, but the "Dirty Harry" star immediately put him at ease.

He tells GQ magazine, "My first day, I walked in and there was Clint, Leonardo DiCaprio and Judi Dench. I was like, 'I am so out of my leag...
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Brad Pitt Voted Top Money-Making Star Of The Year By Movie Theater Owners

December 30th, 2011 2:13pm EST
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
Brad Pitt has been named the "Top Money-Making Star of 2011," according to an annual survey of movie theatre owners.

Bosses at Quigley Publishing Company have asked theatre owners and film buyers to vote for their top 10 box office generators, and this year exhibitors credited Pitt with bringing in more traffic than any other celebrity due to his acting and/or vocal appearances in "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," and "Happy Feet Two."

Coming in at number two was Pitt's pal George Clooney for both "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," and last year's winner, Johnny Depp, fell to third...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST
The Help
The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2011 2:31pm EST
Hugo
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...
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AFI Names Best Films Of 2011

December 12th, 2011 8:34am EST
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Help, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Bridesmaids have been named among the best movies of the year by the American Film Institute (AFI).

The institution has announced its top 10 films of the last 12 months, picked by a panel of industry experts including a number of former studio bosses, Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, and movie historian Leonard Maltin.

Other films to make the list include George Clooney's critically-acclaimed The Descendants, J. Edgar, Midnight In Paris, War Horse, Hugo and two Brad Pitt films - Moneyball and The Tree Of Life.

In the TV section, Brea...
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'Immortals' Beats 'Jack And Jill' At Weekend Box Office

November 14th, 2011 8:39am EST
Immortals
Director Tarsem Singh's stylish, ultra-violent action film "Immortals" has beaten Adam Sandler's gender-bending comedy "Jack & Jill" and Clint Eastwood and Leonardo Dicaprio's "J. Edgar" biopic to the top of the box office.

The 3D epic, which stars British actor Henry Cavill as ancient Greek hero Theseus and Mickey Rourke as bloodthirsty villain King Hyperion, hauled in $32 million in its opening weekend to take first place from Sandler's new release, which claimed a solid $26 million.

Former number one "Puss in Boots" fell to third place, comedy "Tower Heist" came in fourth and the new "...
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Review: 'J.Edgar' Lacking Identity

November 12th, 2011 11:26am EST
J. Edgar sizes up some men. Not in that way yet.
The gay love story occupies a curious place in the minds of populist cinema goers of late: Novelty. Throughout Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, the audience would snicker and laugh to one-another, just above their breath, at any sort of implication of romance between J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his life-long, possibly fabulous companion, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). Just a scant few years ago audiences were actively protesting “Brokeback Mountain” and now they’re giddy like school girls during a 5th grade game of Spin-the-bottle. I suppose that’s progress.

What isn’t progressive, o...
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Two Jews' Review 'J. Edgar' And Duke It Out Over Eastwood's Biopic (Video)

November 8th, 2011 1:00pm EST
J. Edgar
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind. That's exactly what happened to me, when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio portray J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's new film, 'J. Edgar.'

What makes a great performance are the subtle things an actor does. Things that inform the character… a gesture, a look, body language, the tilt of the head. DiCaprio obviously understands this because he absolutely nails the part.

Equally brilliant, is Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Clyde Tolson, Hoover's long ti...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Wore Make-Up Instead Of Gaining Weight For 'J. Edgar'

November 8th, 2011 9:04am EST
J. Edgar
Leonardo DiCaprio had to undergo hours in the make-up chair to portray J. Edgar Hoover, the chubby director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in his new movie because director Clint Eastwood's filming schedule wouldn't allow the star a weight gain break.

The new film chronicles the FBI boss' career over several years, and DiCaprio admits he would have loved to have bulked up his own physique to accurately portray Hoover in his latter years, but he didn't have enough time.

Instead, DiCaprio underwent six hours in hair and make-up, where he was fitted with facial prosthetics to ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Immortals,' 'J. Edgar,' & More

November 7th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Todd Strauss-Schulson, the director of last week’s comedy “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.” I had fun speaking one-on-one with the fellow Emerson alum about his experiences directing his first major feature length film. Check out my interview here.

Dropping in at the box office this week are the Tarsem Singh Greek epic “Immortals,” the Clint Eastwood biopic “J. Edgar,” the Lars Von Trier apocalyptic drama “Melancholia,” the Adam Sandler comedy “Jack and Jill,” the William Monahan gangster flick “London Boulevard,” the Werner Herzog doc...
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Naomi Watts Looks Subtle Yet Sexy At 'J. Edgar' Screening

November 5th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts and her husband Liev Schreiber attended the AFI Fest opening night gala screening of "J. Edgar" on Thursday. The actress wore a sexy silver gown to the event.

The biopic explores the life and career of controversial FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Watts plays Hoover's faithful secretary Helen Gandy.

Naomi also stars in the upcoming film "The Impossible" about a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.
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'J. Edgar' Brought Out The Man Candy... But Most Importantly Leonardo DiCaprio (Video)

November 4th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
I hit the red carpet last night for the AFI FEST 2011 Opening Night Gala Presentation of ”J. Edgar” and fulfilled one of my high school girl fantasies ….. I interviewed and TOUCHED Leonardo DiCaprio!

Being an Entertainment Reporter and Red Carpet Host, I obviously interview A LOT of celebs. But anyone who grew up with me in South Carolina and is aware of my “Titanic” obsession knows that this was a BIG deal! I literally went to see that movie in the theater way too many times to count and plastered my bedroom walls with Leo posters. I would also quote the movie in conversation whenever ...
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Shows Her Curves In A Zippered Bandage Dress

November 4th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt attended last night's world premiere of "J. Edgar" at AFI Fest looking incredibly sexy in a black zippered bandage dress. She showed up on the red carpet with actor Jarod Einsohn, whom she's been dating since August.

Jennifer stars in the upcoming film "Jewtopia" about a gentile who pretends to be Jewish in order to win the affection of his love interest.

Fun facts about Jennifer:

-She was born in Waco, Texas, a town where 76 people from the Branch Davidian ranch died after an FBI siege in 1993.
-She is of German and Italian descent.
-She reportedly likes to wear a t...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Transforms Into An Old Man For 'J. Edgar'

October 27th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
J. Edgar
Director Clint Eastwood delves into the personal life of J. Edgar Hoover with the biopic "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the controversial FBI director.

It's a common occurrence for actors to receive Academy Award nominations for their on-screen transformations. Nicole Kidman changed her nose and won Best Actress for "The Hours" in 2000, and Charlize Theron also altered her appearance for "Monster" and won in 2003. Will Leo be next?

Leo has been nominated for three Oscars for his roles in "Blood Diamond" (2007), "The Aviator" (2005) and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1994).

"J...
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Aides & Historians Worried About Homosexual Undertone In DiCaprio's 'J. Edgar'

October 6th, 2011 8:28am EDT
J Edgar
A former top aide to law enforcement icon J. Edgar Hoover is at odds with Leonardo DiCaprio's depiction of the one-time FBI boss as a homosexual because he's convinced the gay rumors about him are untrue.

DiCaprio spent several hours with Cartha DeLoach at the 91-year-old's home in South Carolina while he was researching his role in J. Edgar, and the two men discussed the FBI director's sexuality at length.

DeLoach, who was part of the team which investigated President John F. Kennedy's death in the 1960s, tells USA Today, "I made it very clear that I never saw any evidence of it (homosex...
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Reps Confirm: Leonardo DiCaprio & Blake Lively Broke Up

October 4th, 2011 1:28pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio & Blake Lively break up
Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCarpio are no longer dating, according to Us Weekly. The celebrities' reps confirmed exclusively to the magazine that the couple split after five months together.

The pair "remain friends," according to the reps.

The couple turned heads in May when they were photographed cavorting on Steven Speilberg's yach in Monte Carlo. They were later spotted in several countries together, including Italy and Australia.

DiCaprio, 36, had just ended his relationship with Israeli model Bar Rafaeli when he hooked up with Lively, 24. Bar is reportedly dating the son of Frenc...
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Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Is Early Frontrunner For Best Picture Oscar

September 26th, 2011 7:52pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg's heart-tugging new movie War Horse has emerged as the front-runner to land the Best Picture Oscar at the 2012 Academy Awards, according to Hollywood's top film experts.

A panel of movie critics and industry insiders have listed their early picks on website GoldDerby.com and the first Oscars race odds appear to favor War Horse over George Clooney films The Descendants and The Ides of March.

Also making the cut in the first Academy Awards Best Picture list are The Artist, J. Edgar, summer hit The Help, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a...
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Naomi Watts Honored At This Year's Deauville American Film Festival

September 11th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts looked gorgeous in a light pink Nina Ricci Resort 2012 gown Friday night at the 37th annual Deauville American Film Festival. The star was at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love, which took place after a press conference and photocall honoring her for her contributions to American cinema.

Several of Naomi's films were also shown during the festival, including Fair Game, 21 Grams, Mulholland Drive, Eastern Promises and Funny Games. Peter Jackson's epic remake of King Kong.

Blake Edwards, Francis Ford Coppola, Shirley MacLaine, Danny Glover and screenwriter/director Roger Avary...
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Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar ' Will Open AFI Festival

September 7th, 2011 11:28am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood's much-anticipated new J. Edgar Hoover movie will open this year's American Film Institute annual festival.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in J. Edgar as the former FBI director, alongside Naomi Watts and Judi Dench - and the biopic has been given the prestigious honor of opening the movie event.

AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale says, "Clint Eastwood is an American icon - one whose work as a director, actor, producer and composer not only stands the test of time, but also continues to add new, rich chapters with each passing year."

The 25th annual AFI Fest will take place fro...
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Armie Hammer Says Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio 'Wasn't That Weird'

May 25th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio & Armie Hammer
Actor Armie Hammer has described his onscreen kiss with Leonardo DiCaprio, insisting the same-sex smooch "wasn't that weird."

DiCaprio plays the title role in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie "J. Edgar" about controversial Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) boss John Edgar Hoover.

"The Social Network" star appears opposite DiCaprio as lawyer-turned-FBI agent Clyde Tolson, the man rumored to be Hoover's lover, and he has revealed the actors locked lips in a kissing scene.

He tells ET Canada, "It's the same kind of thing as if you walk onto a set and they hand you a machine gun and (say)...
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