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Are There Any Bankable Actresses in Hollywood?

March 11th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Halle Berry in Things We Lost In The Fire
Not too long ago Warner Bros. president of production, Jeff Robinov, stated, "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead." Apparently, Robinov won't even look at a script with a female lead. Is this man spewing forth misogynistic quackery, or is he, as a businessman, simply stating the obvious - that women no longer come with built-in audiences, opening weekend numbers, and box office success?

Ticking off the names of guaranteed male money makers is easy: Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Jim Carrey, and even behind-the-camera ...

New Movies On DVD, March 4

March 4th, 2008 1:42pm EST
Into the Wild
Into the Wild is a nonfiction account of the post-collegiate wanderings of a young Virginia man, who divorces himself from his friends, family, and possessions in search of a greater spiritual knowledge and communion with nature. Also on DVD: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Things We Lost In The Fire, and Awake.

Denzel Washington's 'Great Debaters' Leads Image Awards Nominations

January 10th, 2008 9:08am EST
The Great Debaters
Denzel Washington's new movie The Great Debaters is leading the nominations for the NAACP Image Awards after landing nods including Best Picture.

The film, about a Texas professor who takes his African-American students to debate the great minds at Harvard University in the 1930s, is also up for Best Actor (Washington), Best Director (Washington), Best Actress (Jurnee Smollett) and Best Writing (Robert Eisele). Denzel Whitaker, Forest Whitaker and Nate Parker are all nominated for Best Supporting Actor for their roles in the movie.

Elsewhere, in the Best Actor category Washingto...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

October 27th, 2007 9:10am EDT
Johnny Depp
"I think Johnny Depp is very in tune to his feminine side... We all have the male and female inside us and I think it's very attractive when you find... a man, who you can tell is not afraid of the feminine." Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge is turned on by the actor.

"I made the tea. She runs a tight ship. She's far too authoritarian for me to question any of the decisions, it was clear it was definitely her gig not mine." Colin Firth knew his place working with his wife Livia Firth on their documentary film "In Jail All My Life."

"Benicio Del Toro sends his apologies. He'd li...

Nearby Fire Interrupts Halle Berry's Movie Premiere

October 26th, 2007 9:09am EDT
Things We Lost In The Fire
Halle Berry's Things We Lost In The Fire premiere in London almost went up in smoke - after a real-life blaze broke out just yards away from the cinema.

Firefighters acted quickly to put out the fire, which broke out in a nearby restaurant kitchen hours before the Oscar-winning actress and co-star Benicio Del Toro were scheduled to hit the red carpet on Wednesday. Part of Leicester Square, where the premiere was held, was closed off as fire crews worked to bring the blaze under control.

The drama served as a poignant reminder of the wildfires currently engulfing Southern Califor...

Halle Berry Says Mother Nature Is Angry

October 25th, 2007 11:19am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry fears the Malibu, California wildfires will destroy her California home - but insists its fate rests with "mother nature." Almost 1 million people have so far been evacuated from the affected area since fires began on Sunday morning.

And the pregnant star admits the flames have got her seriously worried for the safety of her loved ones.

Speaking from London, where she's promoting her new film, ironically titled Things We Lost In The Fire, the Oscar winner tells WENN, "It's frightening. I live in Malibu so I'm worried about my neighbors, my friends, my family and my h...

Notable Quotables

October 24th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
"I fell in love with my husband at first sight. I'll never get divorced. Never." Catherine Zeta-Jones insists she'll never leave Michael Douglas.

"I call him Wacko. He worked hard at being crazy." Robert Duvall quickly coined a nickname for his prank-loving We Own The Night co-star, Joaquin Phoenix.

"We were doing a scene without a kiss and (director) Susanne (Bier) didn't think it was working. Finally, she came up and said, 'I think maybe you should try a little smooch.' And I said, 'Don't mind if I do.'" Benicio Del Toro had no qualms about kissing co-star Halle Berry in new f...

Notable Quotables

October 19th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Naomi Watts
"I've got a lot of solid undergarments. Good classic lines can help cheer up an out of shape body." New mum Naomi Watts credits sensible underwear for her post-baby figure.

"I wondered, 'What can you get a Scouser who's got everything already?' And then I had an idea..." British rocker Pete Doherty on buying Beatles legend Paul McCartney a silver chip fork as a gift.

"One of the favourite things anyone ever said to me was, 'I didn't like your record'. Thanks, I really appreciate that." Gossip singer Beth Ditto on her love of brutal honesty.

"The Ocean's sets are always fun wi...

Opening October 19: Things We Lost in the Fire

October 16th, 2007 1:44pm EDT
Things We Lost in the Fire
A woman who lost her husband in a random act of violence and a heroin addict who was a lifelong friend of the dearly departed discover that the beloved husband and friend's unfortunate passing is actually a blessing in disguise in Open Hearts director Susanne Bier's Dogme-style drama. When her husband (David Duchovny) was killed, Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) didn't think she would be able to summon the strength to carry on. Continue Summary

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Is Halle Berry Pregnant At Last?

August 15th, 2007 11:09am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry's dream has reportedly come true: the actress recently learned she's two months pregnant, sources tell The National Enquirer. But Halle's baby joy has been tempered by her fears that her diabetes could turn the happiest event of her life into a difficult pregnancy.

Halle is so happy right now, said an insider. She's wanted a baby for so long. But at the same time she's scared because she is very aware of the complications that having diabetes can cause during pregnancy. She's doing everything possible to make sure her baby is born healthy.

According to medical exper...

Halle Berry Lands 'White' Roles

April 2nd, 2007 11:05am EDT
Halle Berry
American film star Halle Berry has landed the star role in upcoming drama Things We Lost In The Fire, despite directors originally wanting a caucasian actress. The African-American beauty, who co-stars with Benicio Del Toro in the movie, persuaded the filmmakers to pick a black leading lady for the role, and admits it's not the first time she has had to convince filmmakers to let her audition for roles previously marked for a white actress.

She says, "That was written for someone white. So was Perfect Stranger. My manager and agent just keep calling to remind them I deserve to be seen....

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