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James Woods: 'I don't expect to work again after Obama diss'

October 9th, 2013 8:33pm EDT
James Woods
Republican movie star James Woods fears he'll never work in Hollywood again - because of his outspoken political beliefs.

The actor has been openly critical of U.S. Democrats and President Barack Obama and he's convinced his opinions will cost his film roles.

And, after criticising Obama over the American Government shutdown on Tuesday (08Oct13), tweeting, "This President is a true abomination. To have barricaded the WW2 vets, but allow illegal aliens privilege...", Woods admitted he was putting his acting career at risk.

After a follower tweeted, "dude, aren’t u worried about...u know.....

'Lawless' And The Top 10 Prohibition Era Crime Films

August 29th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Lawless follows a long tradition in Hollywood of portraying mobsters during their heydey, when they were relied on to keep America inebriated during prohibition. This list of top prohibition crime films includes flicks from the past 80 years - and here they are:

10. Bugsy (1991): This take on Bugsy Siegel's life isn't 100% accurate, but it does offer an interesting view of the evolution of mobsters when they moved west to Nevada and California to take advantage of gambling and the film industry. It received 11 Academy Award nominations, but only won 2.

9. The Public Enemy (1931): A...

Underrated & Overrated Child Performances

October 10th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Little Miss Sunshine
Everybody loves a good child performance. This might start with parents parading their children out to sing songs at dinner parties or the endless school plays parents are forced to attend, but whatever it is, kid actors are ingrained in a positive way in the eyes of many filmgoers.

It seems that if a kid simply manages to speak in a way that can be understood the performance earns praise. It's been this way since the 1920s and has since grown to a degree that certain kiddie performers are more powerful than their veteran contemporaries.

But not all such performances are great, i...

Trumpeter Chris Botti To Release 'Italia' Sept. 25

September 13th, 2007 2:28pm EDT
Chris Botti
Trumpeter Chris Botti is a gifted instrumentalist, a talented composer, and a charismatic performer who--since the release of his first solo album in 1995--has created a series of recordings which have made him a virtual genre-of-one in the realm of contemporary jazz while at the same time capturing the attention of the pop music world. Through his singular combination of lush atmospheres and thoughtful improvisations, Botti has earned both critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation for a succession of best-selling albums including When I Fall In Love (2004, #1 Top Jazz Album, #37 Billboa...

Legendary Italian Film Composer Ennio Morricone To Perform All His Classic Movie Soundtracks

May 1st, 2006 2:27pm EDT
Ennio Morricone
Universally acclaimed, legendary film composer Ennio Morricone whose work includes over 450 film scores including Once Upon A Time In America, The Mission, The Good The Bad And The Ugly and Cinema Paradiso, is set to perform an intimate, rare UK concert performance at the London Hammersmith Apollo Theatre on Wednesday July 19th. This is the first British concert Morricone will perform since he last graced our shores at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 10th 2003.

This unique concert is part of this year’s Don’t Look Back concert series, which sees artists performing retrospectiv...

Bodyguard in 'The Godfather' Is Killed by a Bus

February 20th, 2006 11:19am EST
The Godfather actor Richard Bright has been killed by a bus in New York City. He was 68. Bright played Al Pacino's character Michael Corleone's bodyguard Al Neri in all three of the mafia movies. He was hit by the back wheel of a bus and dragged along the street after the driver failed to notice he had hit him.

During a successful career Bright also had roles in Marathon Man, Once Upon A Time in America, and guest spots in The Sopranos.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

James Woods To Guest Star On ER

November 18th, 2005 1:01am EST
James Woods
Multiple-award winning actor James Woods ("Casino," "Nixon") will guest star on NBC's "ER" (Thursdays, 10-11 p.m. ET). Woods will play Dr. Nate Lennox, a patient suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) who was once a professor of Dr. Abby Lockhart's (Maura Tierney). The episode featuring Woods is scheduled to air on Thursday, February 2, 2005 at 10:00pm (ET/PT).

Woods, the son of a US Intelligence officer, completed a degree in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon completion, he headed off to New York to pursue an acting career. After appearing in numb...

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