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10 Football Films To Get You Ready For Opening Weekend

September 6th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Remember The Titans
Football's opening game may have been Wednesday night, when the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants, but the real opening event will be this weekend when the NFL debuts with a full slate of Sunday games. If you aren't excited yet, check your pulse - and watch these 10 Football Films.

Remember The Titans: Although this Disney production plays it safe for the most part, it's still an inspiring and dramatic tale of a real African American coach (Denzel Washington) who was hired at a desegregated school in Virginia in the 1971. There's some good football action mixed in there, as well.

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Meryl Streep Sang ABBA Tunes At Emily Blunt's Wedding

July 30th, 2010 8:13pm EDT
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep joined in the celebrations at Emily Blunt's recent wedding by teaming up with the bride and groom's moms to sing ABBA songs.

Blunt tied the knot with actor John Krasinski in a lavish ceremony earlier this month in the grounds of George Clooney's Lake Como villa in Italy.

Clooney, who directed Krasinski in "Leatherheads," hosted the reception, which the happy couple shared with stars including Matt Damon, Bill Nighy and Blunt's "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Streep.

And Streep wasn't afraid to let loose at the party on a cruise around Lake Como, bonding with both Blunt and K...
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Renee Zellweger Rewards Thoughtful Paparazzo

March 10th, 2010 11:51pm EST
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Actress Renee Zellweger became a hit with the paparazzi on Wednesday after buying one thoughtful snapper a $100 Starbucks gift card.

The unnamed photographer spotted a parking attendant doing his rounds as he was waiting for the movie star to leave her coffee shop retreat after a shopping trip in Santa Monica, California.

The quick-thinking snapper dropped coins into her meter to make sure Zellweger didn't get a ticket - and she thanked him with a handshake, a smile and a coffee card.

A bystander tells WENN, "Renee was so grateful when she realized what the pap had done and she turned ar...
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Stephen Root Talks 'The Men Who Stare At Goats,' George Clooney & '24'

November 6th, 2009 3:15pm EST
Stephen Root
The new George Clooney led comedy, "The Men Who Stare At Goats", opens today and it is filled to the brim with a who's who spectacular cast that will make you find yourself scratching your head and saying, 'I cannot believe they're all in this!"

"The Men Who Stare At Goats" has roots in the Cold War; where the United States military tried using psychic abilities to destroy other people. Yes, attempts at learning how to stare people to death actually happened in the most serious of matters. Needless to say, it's funny through and through.

We were lucky enough to speak with Stephen Ro...
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John Krasinski Discusses His New Film 'Away We Go' And 'The Office'

May 12th, 2009 10:29am EDT
John Krasinski
John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph star in the new Sam Mendes film Away We Go about a couple that leaves their stable life behind to find the ideal location to settle down for their soon-to-be-expanded family.

John joined us to discuss his new film as well as his love for the late David Foster Wallace, his disappointment with former Red Sox star Manny Ramirez and his character Jim Halpert on a little show called The Office.

Mike: How did you get involved with Away We Go?

John Krasinski: Believe it or not, that crazy thing you feel never happens, happened. Which is I got a call ...
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The 2008 Movie Quiz

January 1st, 2009 1:00pm EST
Dark Knight
That was the year that was! A year of babies, blockbusters, Bond and Batman - but were you paying attention?

As the Tinseltown gossip merry-go-round prepares for its final spin of 2008, we thought we'd offer you a Christmas feast of posers from the year's big stars, films and events.

So, prop up a plastic palm tree, tell granny to take a break from the Botox and get ready for a little light-hearted befuddlement.

Eyes down...

1. What are the names of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twin babies?

a. Emme and Max

b. Vivienne and Knox

c. Maddox and Shiloh

d. Bill an...
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New Movies On DVD, Sept. 23

September 23rd, 2008 8:00am EDT
Leatherheads
George Clooney pulls double duty (actor and director) in Leatherheads, a sports-oriented romantic comedy set against the formation of professional football in the 1920s. Also on DVD: Sex And The City, Run Fatboy Run, Deception and The Foot Fist Way.
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Spotlight on John Krasinski

September 3rd, 2008 9:07am EDT
John Krasinski
The one hour season premiere of The Office is just weeks away (Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 9:00 PM on NBC) and that means our weekly dose of cutie Jim Halpert aka John Krasinski will soon be back! Who doesn't love this charming and funny guy? John is like your best friend's older brother who you had the biggest crush on in middle school; adorable and silly in a geeky kind of way. You'd find yourself going over to your friend's house more and more and wondering if he was home…just like you find yourself tuning into The Office more and more just to see Jim Halpert's smiling face.

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Slideshow: Gorgeous George

August 13th, 2008 8:45am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney is one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors if not THE most eligible. What we wouldn't do for a chance to gaze into his brown eyes in person. Check out our slideshow of sexy Clooney pics:

Clooney in "Leatherheads"

Clooney in "Ocean's Thirteen"

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George Clooney & Renee Zellweger Star In 'Leatherheads,' On DVD Sept. 23

July 23rd, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Leatherheads
Leatherheads is a hilarious sports comedy set against the stranger-than-fiction backdrop of the beginnings of pro-football. Filled with quick-witted banter and wise-cracking screwball antics, Leatherheads is a classic blend of fun, sports and plenty of side-splitting comedy!

Oscar® winners George Clooney and Renée Zellweger match wits in Leatherheads, a rapid-fire sports comedy. Clooney plays Dodge Connolly, a swaggering, aging football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces c...
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Celebrity Fashion Review: Some Stars Are Good Candy, Others Are Bad

April 7th, 2008 12:34pm EDT
Renee Zellweger
Reviewing celebrity fashion is like being in a candy store. You have your good candy and your bad candy. Good candy like Jolly Ranchers, Starburst and M&M's (with peanuts, of course) makes your mouth water and leaves you wanting more. Bad candy such as jawbreakers could make you crack a tooth, and sour candy makes you feel like your tongue might explode. Check out this week's fashionably good and fashionably bad candy:

Good Candy

At the Los Angeles premiere of her movie "Run Fatboy Run" on March 24, Thandie Newton was a vision to behold sporting a beautiful fuchsia colored dres...
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Despite Stylistic Inconsistency, George Clooney's 'Leatherheads' Feels Good

April 4th, 2008 9:29am EDT
Leatherheads
(HollywoodChicago.com) – George Clooney’s latest film, “Leatherheads,” brings light-hearted, screwball antics and slapstick blunders to the screen with a romantic tale that tells how professional football came to be.

Set in 1925, fading football star Dodge Connelly (George Clooney) attempts to save the professional game by recruiting a college football hero to save the sport. The film begins with a game of ragtag football in a stadium shared by cattle where oddball plays and dirty tricks are welcomed.

Few fans come to the games and barely follow the sport – due to their often ille...
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April Movie Preview: 'Leatherheads,' 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' & More

April 3rd, 2008 9:41am EDT
Leatherheads
March was filled with a plethora of great films. April Fools. Still, it finished stronger than it started with Run Fatboy Run and 21, which is still gathering steam and threatening to be a player this month as well. April is looking to pick up right where "21" leaves off. It even features another numbered film, 88 Minutes. What's not to like?

This Friday, Leatherheads boasts George Clooney's first direction since he flirted with Oscar for Goodnight and Goodluck. The cast is star studded - no shocker there, since Clooney once again stars in his own feature. He brings along fellow Academ...
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Opening April 4: 'Leatherheads'

April 2nd, 2008 10:01am EDT
Leatherheads
Good Night, and Good Luck director George Clooney pulls double duty once again in this sports-oriented romantic comedy set against the formation of professional football in the 1920s. Dodge Connelly (Clooney) is a brash and handsome gridiron giant who is equally comfortable leading his team in a barroom brawl or charging for a touchdown in a packed... Continue Summary

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Spring Movie Preview: Indy Returns, Clooney Plays Football & More

February 7th, 2008 1:53pm EST
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It's the middle of winter and not only has the weather been crummy, but so were the movies (One Missed Call, anyone?). Warm weather isn't the only thing people are looking forward to come springtime; we're also anticipating a refreshing group of comedic, dramatic and fantastic films. Here's a sneak peak at some of the films moviegoers will see when they hit theaters in April and May:

Leatherheads

Release Date: April 4

Mix romance with football and you get this quick-witted romantic comedy starring Oscar winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. The film is set in 1925 when Americ...
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15 Football Films Worth Watching

January 28th, 2008 12:14pm EST
We Are Marshall
This is a bittersweet time of year for all football fans - the season is over, and the Super Bowl peaks over the horizon. Then comes the pain of football withdrawal. What will we do on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights? We've compiled a list of movies that we hope will ease the misery.

Some football films have rousing, rough-and-tumble-scream-at-the-TV football action. This is the "Football Factor." They're just like watching a game with two great defenses. Others have an interesting football story. This is the "Heart Factor." Often there are a lot of both factors in each movie. Her...
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Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year

December 31st, 2007 12:00pm EST
George Clooney
We put a lot of thought into who should make it into the "Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year" list of 2007, and it caused quite the debate among our friends and colleagues, particularly over who should occupy the top spot. Take a look:

10. The Cast of High School Musical

The group that made "High School Musical" a phenomenon went through a lot in 2007. They rocketed from nobodys to tabloid fixations (hello, Zac Efron), from adorable, dimple-cheeked Hilary Duff's in-the-making to sex symbols (naked photos of Vannessa Hudgens, anyone?). The point is, these singing and dancing young actors...
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George Clooney And Renee Zellweger Match Wits In 'Leatherheads'

December 24th, 2007 1:00pm EST
Leatherheads
Oscar winners George Clooney and Renée Zellweger match wits in Leatherheads, a quick-witted romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925.

Clooney plays Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention.

Welco...
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George Clooney & Renee Zellweger Talk About Work, Prostitutes & More

November 10th, 2007 7:00am EST
George & Renee
In the December issue of W magazine, on newsstands November 23, George Clooney says he didn't know what prostitutes were until he cruised around in a Porsche with his cousin, actor Miguel Ferrer, when he first moved to California: "I didn't know what hookers were. We pulled up at the stoplight, and all of these girls came over, and they were like, 'Hey, do you want to party?' I looked at Miguel and I said, 'Chicks love me, man! I'm on fire here!'"

Following are other comments from George Clooney and Renée Zellweger's interview:

George Clooney

ON BACKING BARACK OBAMA IN THE NE...
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Grammy-Nominated Trumpeter Christian Scott To Release Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album, 'Anthem,' Aug. 28

August 14th, 2007 5:27pm EDT
Christian Scott
On August 28, 2007, Concord Jazz will release Anthem, the highly anticipated sophomore album from Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott. Anthem is a powerful collection of 12 tracks teeming indie-rock, neo-soul, hip-hop and jazz and features an appearance by Brother J of X-Clan on the finale track "Anthem (Postdiluvial Adaptation)". The tracks on the album give us a taste of Christian's hometown, New Orleans, and the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, however it also reflects the many changes Scott has gone through since releasing his debut album in 2006. "My life changed completel...
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Ledisi's First Outing With Major Label Marked By 16 Track Release, 'Lost And Found'

August 2nd, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Ledisi
On Tuesday August 28th 2007, The Verve Music Group will release Lost And Found, a stellar 16-track body of work from Ledisi, the critically-acclaimed soul vocalist who first came to attention of the music-loving public with her two self-produced and independently released CDs –2000's Soulsinger and 2003's Feeling Orange But Sometimes Blue.

Ledisi (whose name means "to bring forth" in the Yoruba language of Nigeria) has been known for delivering electrifying and memorable live performances, and over the course of her career she has earned the respect of fans and music writers alike. N...
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