Christian Bale Scuffles With Guards In China
As Batman in The Dark Knight movies, Christian Bale often gets into combat with evil villains, but his most recent scuffle — caught by CNN cameras — was not scripted. Read more here.
Fox News Debate: Rick Perry Wants To Be Tim Tebow...
Accusations were flying Thursday night in Sioux City, Iowa, as as seven candidates for the Republican presidential nomination went back and forth in the most recent of more than a dozen debates. Read more here.
EXCLUSIVE: The Artist's Bérénice Bejo Felt Like A...
To prepare for her role as the fun-loving ingenue Peppy Miller in The Artist, French actress Bérénice Bejo studied up on the major stars of ’20s silent film era, which director (and Bejo’s husband) Michel Hazanavicius wanted to completely recreate. The in-depth research left Bejo feeling as she if she were on a first-name basis with some of the most legendary stars of that era,...
Britney Spears Engaged
Boy, Kevin Federline sure seems like a relic from a distant past. His ex-wife Britney Spears is now engaged to marry her boyfriend and former manager Jason Trawick, who proposed last night on his 40th birthday, Us Weekly reports.The couple, who first met in 2006, plans to celebrate their engagement at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Read more here.
Rooney Mara Calls 'SVU' Role Stupid
With a leading role in David Fincher’s upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination), Rooney Mara is a name on everyone’s lips. But issuing from Mara’s own lips are a few words of negativity about where the actress, 26, got her start. Read more here.
Author Christopher Hitchens Dead At 62
Controversial British writer Christopher Hitchens, 62, who wrote frequently for magzines, published essays and appeared on television to give his insightful and witty commentary on a wide range or topics, died Thursday at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a battle with esophageal cancer, Vanity Fair reports. Read more here.
Katy Perry In No Rush To Release Next Album
Katy Perry, 27, has a lot to be grinning about. The singer, songwriter, burgeoning fashion icon, and most recently one of Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 is not only 2011’s third top-earning woman in music (after Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift), having six hits from a single album (Teenage Dream) to reach Billboard’s top five slots (a feat only previously...
Barbara Walters Left Speechless By Herman Cain
Every year broadcast journalist Barbara Walters reveals her 10 Most Fascinating People of the year in an ABC special, but some of this year’s “captivating” guests were more controversial than others. Read more here.
Howard Stern To Judge 'America's Got Talent'
Shock jock Howard Stern, 57, has a new surprise in store for his fans — he just signed on to be a new judge on NBC’s summer reality competition, America’s Got Talent. Read more here.
Paris Jackson 'Wanted To Be Just Like' Dad Michael
In a rare interview, Paris Jackson, 13, will appear on Thursday’s Ellen show to talk about the advice her late dad, Michael Jackson, gave her before his untimely death in 2009. Read more here.
Golden Globes Nominates Brad Pitt, 'Descendants,'...
The nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. Leading the pack with this year’s nods are the George Clooney drama, The Descendents, the civil rights movement piece, The Help, and the black-and-white The Artist. Read more here.
SPLIT: Katie Couric And Brooks Perlin Break Up
When it’s time to move on, Katie Couric knows it. After five years together, Couric and entrepreneur Brooks Perlin have decided to go their separate ways. Read more here.
Sacha Baron Cohen Launches Raucous 'Dictator'...
You’ve seen him as the culturally naive Borat, and as the sex-obsessed Bruno. Now get ready for Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator, basically a fictionalized version of Moammar Gaddafi who gets exiled to the U.S., “the birthplace of AIDS,” as he calls it. Check out the trailer.
SAG Award Nominees: Who Got Snubbed?
Meryl Streep. George Clooney. Brad Pitt. Many of this year’s SAG Award nominees were foregone conclusions, thanks to largely positive reviews in high-profile movies — not to mention early wins in varioius critics’ circle awards. That’s all fine and good, but on to the juicy topic of crushed hopes: Who got overlooked? Find out here.
RECAP: 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Divorce...
Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back with its second new episode of the week Tuesday, following up on Kim Zolciak’s baby delivery with Sheree Whitfield’s courtroom drama. Read more here.
Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise In 'Rock of Ages' Trailer
Movie rock musical fans exiled to repeated DVD viewings of Rent and School of Rock now have something to look forward to. Rock of Ages, based on the hit Broadway musical, combines ’80s hair band nostalgia with a megawat ensemble including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Adam Shankman, Rock of Ages...
The film Shame opens with the main character David (Michael Fassbender) lying naked in bed, and that is where his mind always is – on sex. David is a sex addict, which is where the title of the film comes into it. Read more here.
SAG Awards Nominate Clooney, 'Bridesmaids'
Every year, card-carrying members of the Screen Actors Guild nominate their peers in movies and television for the best work. These awards, aside from being prestigious honors in their own right, get handed out a few weeks ahead of the Oscars and tend to pretty reliable indicators of who the frontrunners are. Read more here.
Matt Damon Insults 'Bourne' Writer Tony Gilroy
Matt Damon’s nice-guy reputation might be taking a dip — although, thanks to a preemptive apology he sent out shortly after dissing Bourne Ultimatum writer Tony Gilroy, it ought to recover pretty easily. Read more here.
Chelsea Clinton Debuts As NBC Correspondent
Chelsea Clinton, 31, made her debut as a “special correspondent” for NBC’s “Making a Difference” series on Monday night, appearing on Rock Center with Brian Williams to report about the volunteer efforts of Annette Dove, an Arkansas educator who runs an after-school program for disadvantaged youth. Read more here.