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Michelle Williams a Saucy Blonde for Spring in Elle UK (photos, video)

Michelle Williams is startling with tousled blonde hair in a new photo spread in the UK edition of Elle magazine that celebrates bright spring colors. Williams has a new movie on the way about forbidden love in World War II. The film, “Suite française,” is her first since 2013’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” a Disney blockbuster that was atypical for her career. Williams, 34, has always favored smaller indie productions like 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain,” 2010’s “Blue Valentine” and 2011’s “My Week with Marilyn.”...

Russell Crowe Scolds Hollywood Women: Age Isn’t Just a Number

Russell Crowe thinks too many actresses in Hollywood refused to acknowledge that thy are no longer young enough to play ingenue roles and complain instead about the lack of parts for them in major films. We say he misses the point. The issue is has more to do with the fact that men play lead romantic roles in movies into the 50s and even 60s, while women are largely excluded from those parts after they hit 40–and sometimes sooner....

Sony’s Call to Yank ‘The Interview’ From Theaters Irks Public, Poll Says

Sony’s decision to pull it’s North Korean comedy movie “The Interview” from theaters in the face of threats from unknown hackers was a mistake according to nearly half of the people who responded to a new poll by Reuters News Agency. The UK-based news service and Ipsos polled 1,246 Americans online released today (Dec. 22) and found that 47 percent disagreed with Sony’s decision to back down. But 29 percent of those polled said it was the right thing to do in the face of threats of violence against movie theaters that showed the film by a shadowy hackers group that calls itself “Guardians of Peace.”...

‘Interview’ Pulled by First Theater Chain to Buckle Under Terror Threat

“Interview,” the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy about the assassination of North Korean beloved leader Kim Jong-Un won’t be screened in more than 278 theaters after the first chain buckled in the face of an alleged terror attack. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 2,917 screens in 41 states, mostly in the south, said it is passing on the Sony film, according Deadline. The move is unprecedented in the annals of film-making but the Georgia-based chain said it decided to make the move after receiving assurances from Sony that it would support theaters that pull the film. Sony is moving ahead with the release on Christmas Day....

Angelina Jolie a Caped Crusader at UK ‘Unbroken’ Premiere (photos, video)

Angelina Jolie dressed like European Royalty in a conservative white dress with a cape-like top at the London premiere of herepic “Unbroken,” featuring the life of Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini. But Jolie, 38, look like she took styling tips from the Duchess of Cornwall instead of the Duchess of Cambridge. Her cream-colored Ralph & Russo midi-dressed featured what’s known as a bow-topped capelet, or mini-cape. Some nuns show more skin....

Robert Pattinson’s ‘Maps to Stars’ Gets Distributor for U.S. Release

Robert Pattinson fans in the United States will get a chance to see the hunky “Twilight” star in his quirkiest film yet. David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” has been picked up by a U.S. distributor. Focus World has acquired U.S. distribution rights for the picture. Rob co-stars with four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon and John Cusack....

Robert Pattinson Has Long Blonde Hair in New ‘Maps to Stars’ Trailer

Robert Pattinson wears a blonde wig and makeup and looks like a cross-dresser in a new scene from his David Cronenberg picture “Maps to the Stars.” But the clip has only been released in Germany! Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird also star in the film, which is headed for the Toronto International Film Festival. ...

Jessica Alba, Hollywood’s Good Girl, Rediscovers Her Sexuality (photos!)

Jessica Alba, Hollywood’s good girl sex siren, appears hellbent on jump-starting her career with a series of provocatively dressed appearances and photo spreads over the past several weeks in anticipation of her new movie. Alba, 33, is currently promoting her latest movie “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” one of four films she’s in or working on this year. Beside “Sin City,” she’s also appearing in four other films. “Dear Eleanor” and “Barely Lethal” are in post-production and “How to Make Love Like an Englishman” and “Stretch” are filming. ...

Robert Pattinson in New ‘Maps to the Stars’ Trailer… in German! (see!)

Robert Pattinson speaking German? Just check out a new international trailer for “Maps to the Stars,” dubbed in German. Oddly, enough the voice dubbing Rob sounds remarkably like him. The offbeat, satirical movie, directed by David Chronenberg, also stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird. Pattinson plays a limo driver and struggling actor who also fancies himself a screenwriter. ...

22 Jump Street Hops at Box Office; Why Comedies Are Scoring Big

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have proved once again that crude humor and sight gags rule at the box office. Their film sequel, “22 Jump Street,” is expected to gross $60 million over the weekend and claim the No. 1 spot. But Why? As a picture, nothing particularly distinguishes “22 Jump Street.” It’s a formulaic rehash of the first movie. But it has one thing going for it… it’s funny. And that’s good enough for audiences these days. The operative word… escapism. ...

Robert Pattinson Talks The Rover in Behind-the-Scenes Video (See!)

Robert Pattinson provides some unique perspective on his character in a new behind-the-scenes video for his latest film “The Rover.” Co-star Guy Pearce and Director David Michod also provide some commentary. Rob’s character Reynolds, or Rey for short, is one of the more complex and nuanced that he’s played in any film so far. It’s also against character compared with his previous films from “Twilight,” “Bel Ami” and “Remember Me” to “Water for Elephants.”...

Robert Pattinson Explains Rover Tattoos at Sydney Debut (video!)

Robert Pattinson’s “Rover” character, Rey, sports a number of tattoos, and Rob was asked about the meaning behind them at the movie’s premiere today (June 8) in Sydney Australia. In the movie the world’s social and economic order has collapsed, but tattoos, it seems, never go out of style. Rob revealed during a brief interview that Rey has three tattoos....

Robert Pattinson Back in Australia for Rover Premiere (9 photos!)

Robert Pattinson returned to the country that may have changed the direction of his acting career for the premiere of his post-apocalyptic film “The Rover.” He appeared in a photo call this morning co-star Guy Pearce. Pattinson, who turned 28 earlier this month, spent two months in the harsh Australian outback filming the movie. The film screened at the Cannes International Film Festival and Pattinson received solid reviews for his acting....

Kirsten Dunst Disses United States; Feels More Appreciated in France

Kirsten Dunst shows why she’s one of the most under-rated actresses in Hollywood in a stunning photo spread for the June issue of Madame Le Figaro. She poses topless and her sex kitten look is hailed as très French. She believes glamor should be effortless and natural. She thinks actresses like Charlotte Rampling, Gena Rowlands, Anjelica Huston and Julianne Moore share that quality. ...

Robert Pattinson Gets Roughed Up in Brutal New Rover Clip (Watch!)

Robert Pattinson doesn’t have his Edward Cullen vampire powers to protect him in a new clip for his upcoming movie “The Rover.” He gets roughed up pretty bad by co-star Guy Pearce in a brutal scene. The 27-second clip is meant for overseas audiences. It’s subtitled in French. But the action is no less dramatic. The scene unfolds shortly after Rob’s character Rey is left for dead following a shootout ...

Quvenzhané Wallis Adorable as Annie in New Film Trailer (watch!)

Quvenzhané Wallis turns up the charm in a new trailer for the movie version of the hit Broadway musical “Annie.” Her performance should melt the hard hearts of critics who questioned why an African American child was picked for the lead role. In fact the two main roles went to minorities. Jamie Foxx plays an updated version of Daddy Warbucks. Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale also make appearances in the clip. ...

Angelina Jolie Flies High in New Maleficent Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

Angelina Jolie is wired up and soars through the air in a new featurette for her movie “Maleficent.” The behind-the-scenes clip reveals the magic behind the special effects of a major battle scene in the movie. Even though she’s pushing 40 with six kids, Angelina still likes to do her own stunts. In fact, the crew often has to rein her in. One scenes shows Angelina rigged up with wires to create a flight scene for her character. ...

Robert Pattinson Debonair at Rover Cannes Debut; Reviews In! (photos!)

Robert Pattinson showed up on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of his new movie “The Rover,” wearing a tuxedo that evoked the Golden Age of Hollywood glamour. The 28-year-old actor would have looked right at home standing next to Cary Grant, David Niven and other stars from the 1940s. He was joined on the red carpet by producers Liz Watts and David Linde, director David Michod and co-star Guy Pierce....

Will Julianne Moore’s President Coin Hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016? (video!)

Julianne Moore immediately got that the Hunger Games movies are based political books. Could her character, President Coin, become a metaphor for Hillary Clinton, if Hillary runs for President in 2016? Ironically, Moore portrayed another female pol, right-wing conservative Sarah Palin, in the award winning HBO movie “Game Change.” Her character in “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” is resolute, power-hungry and ruthless....

Shailene Woodley Talks About Her Boobs, Or Lack Thereof! (photos!)

Shailene Woodley, like other young Hollywood actresses, is refreshingly candid about her body image. She laughingly noted it changed dramatically in some sensitive places when she lost weight to play a terminally ill teenager. “My boobs shrank. No one tells you that when you lose weight. No bra, no problem!” she said in a new interview. Indeed, TheImproper reported exclusively in April that Shailene had trouble filling out her dramatic low-cut gown during the Madrid premiere of her new movie “Divergent.”...

John Boyega Emerges as Big Winner in Star Wars VII Casting (Video)

John Boyega, a British actor, best known for playing Moses in the 2011 indie sci-fi film “Attack the Block,” has scored what could be a major breakout role in the new Disney-produced “Star Wars” trilogy. Casting for the film has been clouded in mystery, with most of the attention focused on whether stars from the original film would make appearances. As it turns out, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will all reprise their roles. ...
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