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Robert Downey Jr. Sets Sights On Directing

June 17th, 2010 9:45am EDT
RDJ
After struggling for prominence in Hollywood for over 20 years, Robert Downey Jr. is arguably the biggest movie star in the world right now. According to Box Office Mojo, “Iron Man 2,” the sequel to the movie which finally made Downey a household name, has grossed over $300 million domestically and has become one of only a few successful comic book adaptation franchises. Downey is also set to re-team with director Guy Ritchie for a sequel to “Sherlock Holmes” which had an impressive box office performance late last year and won Downey both critical praise and accolades. As if that wasn’t en...
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The Golden Age Of Black Talent In Hollywood

March 2nd, 2010 10:05am EST
Are Black Men The Dominant Leading Actors Of This Era
Hollywood has always had its share of big-name black talent, from Sidney Poitier to Hattie McDaniel to Louis Gossett, Jr. But looking back, none of those big names owned Hollywood like Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, or Audrey Hepburn did. Poitier, McDaniel, and Gossett, Jr. were immensely talented pioneers, but they were vastly outnumbered by their peers in the industry. Unfortunate as it was, they were the exception in Hollywood, not the rule.

This was probably due in part to the social fabric of America at the time. It can’t have been easy for Sidney Poitier, even with his incredible tal...
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Celebrities With Big, Toothy Grins

August 28th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
These celebrities have big chompers, and we love them all the more for it. Their toothy grins are part of what made them some of the brightest stars in Hollywood. See the slideshow after the jump...

Teeth are a big deal in Hollywood. Mischa Barton recently said a wisdom tooth surgery led to her being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under an involuntary psychiatric hold. Huh? Hilary Duff reportedly had veneers put in her mouth, which were too big, and then had them fixed to make them smaller.

Some stars are known for their unsightly mouths (Amy Winehouse, anyone?) , while ...
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New Movies On DVD, Aug. 4

August 4th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Obsessed
Enticement leads to terror when a sexy office temp forms a dangerous fixation on a successful and happily married asset manager in Obsessed. Also on DVD: Race to Witch Mountain and The Soloist.
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Check Out 'The Soloist' On DVD, Aug. 4

August 1st, 2009 7:04am EDT
The Soloist
"The Soloist" is the true-life story of Nathaniel Ayers, a former cello prodigy whose bouts with schizophrenia landed him on the streets after two years of schooling at Juilliard.

Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) is a disenchanted journalist stuck in a dead-end job. His marriage to a fellow journalist having recently come to an end, Steve is wandering through Los Angeles' Skid Row when he notices a bedraggled figure playing a two-stringed violin. The figure in question is Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a man whose promising career in music was cut short due to a debilitating bout with mental illnes...
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'Star Trek' Takes Top Box Office Spot

May 10th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Chris Pine
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Trek" beamed itself up to the top of the box office, earning $76.5 million in its opening weekend.

Paramount Pictures had estimated that the movie would make about $50 million for the weekend, but figured that strong reviews helped carry it to the bigger opening.

Director J.J. Abrams' reboot of the beloved sci-fi franchise made $72.5 million from Friday through Sunday, plus $4 million just in pre-midnight screenings Thursday, the studio said Saturday. That cumulative figure includes a record $8.2 million in IMAX showings.

"Star Trek," which reveals th...
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Opening April 24: The Soloist

April 22nd, 2009 4:23pm EDT
The Soloist
Academy Award-nominated Atonement director Joe Wright teams with screenwriter Susannah Grant to tell the true life story of Nathaniel Ayers, a former violin prodigy... Continue summary

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Which Halle Berry Is Hotter?

April 21st, 2009 11:22am EDT
Halle Berry fashion style dress pictures
In today's fashion showdown we have Halle vs. Halle. The 40-year-old superstar was at the Jenesse Silver Rose Gala on Sunday in an elegant beige and black dress. She followed that up on Monday with a multicolored, striped number for the LA premiere of 'The Soloist.'

Does Halle look hot or not? Which dress do you like better? Leave a comment below!

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Photo Slideshow: Halle Berry - Hot Or Not?

Which dress does Halle look better in? Leave a comment be...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 20th, 2009 9:44am EDT
The Soloist
This week is fairly busy at the box office, with seven movies arriving. Four of them are general release, while the other three are limited release. I will be going over "Obsessed," "Earth," "Fighting," "The Soloist," "Tyson," "Mutant Chronicles," and "The Informers."

OBSESSED

Successful asset manager Derek Charles (Idris Elba) has everything a man could want. He just received a promotion at work and he has a happy marriage, but when an obsessed temp in his office (Ali Larter) starts stalking him, his picture-perfect life is placed in serious danger.

"Obsessed" is the first fe...
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The Irony Of A Searchlight (Links & Stuff)

April 9th, 2009 8:41pm EDT
Nixon
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

3rd STAR TREK Clip Hits the Internet - Collider

The 9 Awesomest Things that William Shatner Has Done That Have Nothing to Do with Captain Kirk - Topless Robot

50 mistakes in The Simpsons - Movie Mistakes

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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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