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Pack Up The Van, It's 10 Of The Funniest Movie Road Trips!

7/31/2014 1:03pm EDT
10 Funniest Movie Road Trips Of All Time
Remember those horrible long car rides that your family desperately tried to make fun as you traveled to your vacation destination? The endless miles of nothing but highway, playing car games involving license plates and roadside animals? While in real life road trips were no fun, on film, they morphed into two hours of side-splitting hilarity! Take actors out of their comfort zone and put them on the road for even two hours and you have 14 of the funniest movie road trips of all time!

11. Road Trip (2000)

Josh and Tiffany are high sweethearts who enroll at different colleges, but wan...

10 Road Trip Movies To Watch Before Your Summer Vacation

6/7/2014 11:00am EDT
Thelma & Louise
Ah, road trips. Everyone has at least one fond memory of refusing to ask for directions, arguing with their wife and yelling at the kids to knock it off. Perhaps that's why Hollywood keeps going back to this formula time and again. Here are 10 of our favorite road trip movies of all-time.


This 2004 comedy staring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church features a week long road trip to Santa Barbara Wine Country. Audiences cheered on loveable loser Miles Raymond as he put up with the douchebag antics of his old college roommate Jack Cole. One of the better-received road trip mo...

Google Donates $1.2 M To The Geena Davis Institute Of Gender In Media

12/7/2012 7:24pm EST
Geena Davis
Geena Davis' organization for gender equality has been given a boost after winning a $1.2 million grant from Internet giant Google.

The Google Global Impact money will be used to help further research at the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, which the Thelma & Louise star founded in 2004.

Davis and her colleagues have been examining the depiction of female characters in tech-related roles in entertainment, and now hope to extend their research worldwide.

She tells, "Of course we're thrilled and honored at the award. (It will) profoundly improve (the organization's) ...

Susan Sarandon Believes She Under Surveillance By The Government

4/24/2012 9:10am EDT
Susan Sarandon
Actress and political activist Susan Sarandon is convinced U.S. government officials tapped her phones.

The Thelma & Louise star became convinced she was under surveillance after seeing a file obtained through Freedom of Information requests and fears this was the reason she was denied a security clearance for a recent visit to The White House.

Sarandon made the revelation during a question and answer session at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Sunday, telling the audience, "We're under surveillance. I've had my phone tapped. I was denied a security clearance to go to the W...

Geena Davis Elected To Chair Gender Equality Commission

4/2/2012 2:19pm EDT
Geena Davis
Actress Geena Davis has landed a new leadership role as part of the California Commission on the Status of Women.

The Thelma & Louise star has been elected to chair the non-partisan agency, which promotes equality and advises politicians on issues affecting women in the state.

In a statement to The Sacramento Bee, Davis says, "I am honored to lead the critical work of the Commission to improve the lives of all women and girls in California. It's not just an issue of gender equality; it's also an economic issue. Addressing inequalities is good not only for women, but also for California ...

Hayden Panettiere To Star In TV Series 'Nashville'

3/2/2012 12:41pm EST
Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere is set to show off her singing skills playing a country superstar in new TV soap Nashville.

The actress, who played a cheerleader in sci-fi show Heroes, will swap her pom-poms for a microphone for her lead role in the upcoming drama set in the Nashville, Tennessee music scene.

Panettiere's character Juliette Barnes will be forced to tour with a fading veteran singer in order to revive her flagging career.

Confirming the news in a post, Panettiere writes, "I'm thrilled to announce I'm doing the new ABC show Nashville! I can't express how humbled and thrill...

Geena Davis Lectures Students On Hollywood's 'Gender Gap'

12/1/2010 3:56pm EST
Geena Davis
Geena Davis has returned to college to address students about the perceived gender gap in Hollywood - insisting male stars outnumber females by "three to one."

The Thelma & Louise actress has long campaigned for women's rights and launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2007 to help increase the presence of female characters onscreen.

She visited her alma mater, Boston University in Massachusetts, on Tuesday night to talk to students about the film industry and she used the opportunity to accuse Hollywood bosses of harboring massive inequalities between the sexes.


Great Road Trip Movies You Need To See

11/8/2010 12:00pm EST
Due Date
Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis make a quirky pair as they team up in Todd Philip’s newest comedy, Due Date, respectfully came in second to Megamind at the box office over the weekend, grossing 33.5 million. With Todd’s writing skills, R.D.J’s incredible acting and Zach’s off-the-wall humor, we recommend you work this movie into your plans. After viewing an early screening and a special Q&A with the writers, Alan Cohen, Alan Freedman and Adam Sztykiel we were inspired to dig a little deeper into the ever exciting road trip genre. So grab your trail mix, Road Bingo game and headphone...

5 Movies Guys Shouldn't Watch

6/24/2010 9:06am EDT
Thelma & Louise
It’s easy to pick out movies that don’t particularly sit well with many American men. Cue the Chick Flicks. Beaches. Steel Magnolias. Waiting to Exhale. Anything with Meg Ryan. But some movies just flat out scare the bejesus out of men. Here are five movies that do just that, and possibly more.

Fatal Attraction: The premise: Man (Michael Douglas), although happily married, begins an affair with Other Woman (Glenn Close). Other Woman falls desperately in love with Man. Man is then turned off and tries to end affair. Other Woman says, “Oh hells no!” and turns into Psycho Chick. Psycho Chick ...

Geena Davis Wants A 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

4/16/2010 9:10am EDT
Geena Davis
Geena Davis is hoping rumors of a Beetlejuice sequel are true - because she is eager to reprise her role in Tim Burton's ghoulish comedy.

The Thelma & Louise actress starred in the original 1988 picture alongside Alec Baldwin as her onscreen husband and Michael Keaton in the title role. The story followed a deceased young married couple who haunt their former home with the help of a mischievous spirit.

Speculation about a possible follow-up has been rife in recent months, and Davis admits she would definitely sign up if Burton decided to bring the movie back from the dead.

She tells M...

India.Arie Thinks Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' Video Goes Too Far, Is Socially Irresponsible

3/23/2010 8:32am EDT
India Arie
Singer/songwriter India.Arie has taken aim at Lady Gaga and Beyonce's saucy new video for "Telephone," calling the promo "socially irresponsible."

The "Video" hitmaker launched her blistering attack on the 10-minute promo last week, asking followers, "Am I the only one who thinks the telephone video is going a bit too far?"

Her comments sparked a weekend of debate between her fans and Gaga's.

India.Arie revealed she was troubled by the imagery of the video and "the unspoken back story, the language, the message."

In the promo, Beyonce and an incarcerated Lady Gaga appear to ...

10 Ways 'Heroes' Could Be Improved

4/6/2009 2:30pm EDT
After a much-praised first season, NBC's Heroes took a tumble, then a dive, and though producers desperately tried to resuscitate the show, there didn't seem to be any signs of life. "Volume Four: Fugitives" showed some promise, but the stranglehold on "Heroes" is strong, prompting many fans to believe that it's too late to save it. Instead of sitting around and moping, here are 10 suggestions to get the drama off life support and breathing on its own:

1. Kill Nathan Petrelli. The flying Judas has had too many reprieves already, what with miraculously surviving two bullets to the che...

Cliffs Notes For Chick Flicks

3/3/2009 2:51pm EST
The Notebook
Ever wonder what your wife is talking about when she mentions "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally? Or why your female co-workers start giggling when they refer to Bob in cubicle 8 as "Mr. Big"? Do you feel you're missing out on some cornerstone of pop culture, but just can't bring yourself to sit through all those tear-jerkers with a box of Kleenex and a carton of Jamoca Almond Fudge?

Well fear no more, because we've done the couch work for you - with this quick reference guide you'll never again be left scratching your head during a heated Julia Roberts/ Sandra Bullock debate.


Slideshow: Memorable Chick Flicks

1/26/2009 9:14am EST
Pretty Woman
New In Town, starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr., opens Jan. 30. In honor of this and other chick flicks, check out our photo slideshow of some of the best of the genre in the last few years:

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Turning Twenty: A Look Back At 1988's 'Beetlejuice'

3/31/2008 4:06pm EDT
Half "Bloody Mary" and half decomposing sleezeball, Beetlejuice is the titular anti-hero that helped put Tim Burton into the who's who of Hollywood. Now at its 20th anniversary, let's take a look back at a sparkling example of dark comedy that stands as a precursor to Burton's magical films.

The Movie

Reading the cast list will illicit at least one "oh yeah, he/she was in this" reaction. The ensemble would also make a 1990s romantic comedy cast director salivate: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, an appearance by the late Robert Goulet, and...

From The Small Screen To The Big One: Many Stars Make The Leap

1/22/2008 2:08pm EST
Will Smith
Television actors must deal with the stigma of being TV stars instead of movie stars. However, some of our favorite movie stars started their acting careers on a TV show. So there is hope for all the celebs who have big-screen aspirations. Here is a look at some of the biggest stars in Hollywood who have made the leap from the small screen to the big screen:

Will Smith

Will Smith should be labeled "The King of the Box Office." His movies often make millions. His latest film "I Am Legend" broke all December opening records at the U.S. box office with a staggering $72.6 million openin...

What To Do On Christmas Day... How About Going To The Movies?

12/14/2007 10:32am EST
The Bucket List
For some families, there is no greater holiday tradition than Christmas day at the movies. Perhaps they like to enjoy an activity that, due to everyone's busy schedule during the rest of the year, is not as regular an occurrence as they wish. For some, they probably cannot think of another activity that provides something for everyone.

And then, there are those families who are looking for a dark room to pass some of the agonizing together time that is annually forced upon them. For many, it is likely a combination of the three.

At any rate, Tinseltown is well aware of this tr...

'American Pie Presents: Beta House,' Available Dec. 26

9/23/2007 11:30am EDT
American Pie Presents Beta House
Universal City, September 19, 2007 – The Boys are back and so are the parties, the pranks, and this time, the pledges in American Pie Presents: Beta House, coming to DVD on December 26, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Rogue Pictures. Available in an outrageously over-the-top unrated version, American Pie Presents: Beta House is filled with both the irreverent gags and heartwarming humor that have appealed to fans since their first slice of the incredibly popular comedy franchise. This time, the antics hit new highs as the boys adjust to carefree college life and a competi...

The Legacy of Chris Whitley

11/23/2005 3:37pm EST
Chris Whitley
As we reported here yesterday, singer/songwriter Chris Whitley passed away this past Sunday after losing a battle with lung cancer. Bradley Bambarger over at Chris' record label Messenger Records posted this message that we thought was worth sharing:

We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist Chris Whitley. Chris was a kind man and immensely talented artist whose music has become an intimate part of many of our lives. We are pained to acknowledge this loss and we grieve along with those who knew and loved him and his music.


Susan Sarandon Injures Herself While Belly Dancing for New Film

11/7/2005 9:07am EST
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon suffered a freak back injury - while belly dancing. The 59-year-old actress injured herself while she was practicing the erotic dance moves for her new film "Bernard and Doris", in which she plays tobacco billionairness Doris Duke whose favorite pastime was belly dancing.

Sarandon claims she really enjoyed learning the exotic art but has now had to give it up after she was left writhing in agony after twisting her lower back trying out an ambitious move. She revealed: "It's wonderful, very liberating, but I threw myself into it a bit too much. I did something one night...