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The star of the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" is playing the Godfather of Soul in “Get on Up,” and the first trailer has just been released by Universal Pictures.
"Get on Up" is directed by Tate Taylor, reteaming with two stars of his 2011 hit “The Help,” Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. They're joined by Dan Aykroyd, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson and Nick Eversman as...Read more »
You've probably never seen him, but you've heard him more times than you know. Hal Douglas, whose low, resonant voice graced the trailers of motion pictures for decades, died last Friday.
Douglas's trailer credits included movies as diverse as “Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia” and “Coneheads.” Along with Don Morrow, the voice of the “Titanic” trailer, and Don LaFontaine (the man most closely...Read more »
Justin Bieber thinks he was "detrimental" to his own career, doesn't have warm feelings for Katie Couric and doesn't recognize mentor Usher by his full name -- or at least that's what one might glean from a taped deposition he gave on March 6 in a lawsuit against his bodyguard.
The video, a TMZ exclusive published Monday on the celebrity gossip site, paints Bieber in an unflattering light,...Read more »
Those averse to numerology might do well to steer clear of "Lindsay," as Lohan's reality series on OWN is jam-packed with digits. Director Amy Rice inscribes them on every title card she can: 90 (how many days Lohan spent in rehab in August), $51,135 (how much "The Canyons" grossed), two (DUIs in 2007). Facts are fun, but Rice continues, compulsively clicking off the days passed since Lohan left...Read more »
Add the upcoming "Annie" remake to the long list of films shot on Long Island.
The movie, in theaters Christmas Day, filmed scenes at Grumman Studios in Bethpage -- where, LIers might remember, the live TV production of "The Sound of Music" was broadcast from in December. Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") plays the little orphan in the modernized remake,...Read more »
NEWARK, N.J. -- “I’m a lucky girl, I get to tour with George freakin’ Strait!”
That giddy line didn’t come from some singing-show-winning ingenue thrust onto Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.”
No, that was Music Row diva Martina McBride sharing her appreciation to Strait at the Prudential Center Saturday night. The reverence that even country music’s elite has toward “King George”...Read more »
In between hitting the Oscars and gracing magazine covers, model Chrissy Teigen recently made a quick stop in New York City to attend a fashion launch for London Fog.
Teigen hosted the event in celebration of the retailer's new designer collection -- a cool collaboration with Badgley Mischka, Chris Benz and Cynthia Rowley.
"I've been a big supporter of Badgley Mischka for a long time,"...Read more »
Advance tickets are on sale now for "Divergent," the first movie in what could be another young-adult sci-fi franchise along the lines of "The Hunger Games."
Those who purchase tickets today through the movie's website, DivergentTheMovie, or through online ticketers Fandango or MovieTickets, will receive a free Amazon download code for the Kindle eBook version of the popular novel "Divergent,"...Read more »
After badly mispronouncing the name of singer Idina Menzel at Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony, Travolta has drawn some harsh reviews. While the Syosset-raised singer performed her hit song "Let It Go," Twitter lit up with outraged questions, head-scratching comments and mockery, much of it from fellow celebrities.
"Really?????" posted Sarah Michelle Gellar. Rosie O’Donnell asked,...Read more »
The Oscars loves its award show conventions. But while we can count on stilted teleprompter banter between co-hosts, plenty of cinematic montages and poor time management of the entire production, we can also learn a lot. Here are our takeaways from the 86th Academy Awards, in no particular order.
1. Oscar style is officially homogeneous. Though we've been in the Age of the Stylist for years...Read more »