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Russell Crowe Celeb Entitlement Run Amok: See the Reason for His Rant

Russell Crowe is a big movie star who apparently believes the rules don’t apply to him. In a classic case of celebrity entitlement, he went on a Twitter rant after an airline refused to allow his childrens’ dangerous hoverboards on the plane for safety reasons. Hoverboards were one of the hot new toys this Christmas–literally. Several made news by spontaneously catching fire because of unstable batteries....

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....

Matthew McConaughey B.O. Stunk Up Lincolns While Filming Car Ads (video)

Matthew McConaughey went with a feral, rough-hewn look while filming his latest car commercials for Lincoln, but he could have done everyone a favor by taking a shower first. The smell was noticeable to everyone but him. It permeated the car’s interior and lingered after shooting was done. Afterward, the cars went back to the dealer. It’s unknown whether they were detailed to get rid of the stink. Going without showers has become an “in” thing in Hollywood. Many actors, from Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe to Mickey Rourke are body hygiene challenged....

Noah Succeeds as Biblical Epic Thanks to CGI, Taut Story-Telling

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” surpasses all previous Biblical epics largely because he sizes down the story to its must human elements without losing a sense of scale thanks to modern computer generated images. Because Noah is such a well known Biblical tale, the story really comes down to the telling. Everyone who enters the theater knows exactly how it will end. But the magic is in the journey. And, this film is magical. The movie also stars Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson....

Arab Allies Ban ‘Noah;’ Will Obama Denounce Religious Intolerance?

Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, three key U.S. allies in the Middle East have all banned the upcoming Biblical film “Noah,” without drawing any rebuke from the Obama Administration for religious intolerance. The countries, which are all Muslim dominated, have outlawed the film, claiming “it contradicts the teachings of Islam.” The The film stars Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson. ...

Emma Watson Is Queen of Hearts in Wonderland Mag (photos!)

Emma Watson applies her intellectual prowess as editor and also poses for the new issue of Wonderland magazine. She looks like she tumbled down the rabbit hole and came out as Queen of Hearts. She’ll be reigning on two covers and with a royal court of Hollywood stars. The magazine name-drops Lena Dunham, Jonah Hill, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Patti Smith, Joseph Gorden Levitt, Sofia Coppola and Guillermo del Toro to name a few....

Emma Watson Falls for ‘Big Man’ on Oxford University Campus

Emma Watson has reportedly traded in her penchant for geeky Harry Potter types for a brawny big man on campus at Oxford University. He’s star of the rugby team and considered one of the most eligible men on campus. Her nextt film stars Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman andRay Winstone....

Russell Crowe, Emma Watson Get Biblical in Noah Trailer (watch!)

Russell Crowe gives a Biblical performance akin to Charlton Heston in a new trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s take on the epic saga of Noah’s Ark. Crowe is backed by an all-star cast that includes Emma Watson, but Anthony Hopkins looks like a scene stealer as Noah’s grandfather. Whether Crowe fits the Biblical depiction of Noah is subject to debate....

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones Marriage on the Rocks

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, one of the great, if quizzical, Hollywood marriages, are apparently teetering on the brink. It’s still unknown whether a divorce is in the works, but the duo have been living separate lives for at least the past six months and maybe longer. It’s an odd twist for Douglas who suffered through a dysfunctional, 23-year marriage to first wife Diandra Douglas, whom he divorced in 2000. She was only 19 at the time they married and he was 32. His marriage to Zeta-Jones is characterized by a similar age gap. When they were married in 2000, weeks after his divorce was final, he was 56 and she was 31, a 25-year difference....

Anne Hathaway Upstaged by Oscars Gown; Pokies?

Anne Hathaway was upstaged once again by her dress. The Internet buzzed about her Prada gown and whether her nipples were, or were not clearly outlined, beneath her halter top. She wore a gorgeous Tom Ford gown, infamously without panties, and flashed her crotch at the premiere as she got out of her car....
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Samantha Barks: Les Misérables Is Biggest Opportunity of My Life (photos)

Samantha Barks, a darling of London’s West End, is about to debut on the big screen in “Les Misérables.” She calls it the biggest opportunity of her life. She worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, even though she’d never stepped foot in front of a camera. Here's her take on how she felt. ...

Anne Hathaway Covers Vogue in Sexy Holiday Style (photos)

Anne Hathaway looks stunningly festive for the December issue of Vogue magazine, its holiday special. The feature is well timed. Her most ambitious film to date, Les Misérables, hits theaters on Christmas day. The all-star cast also includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Samantha Barks....

Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis Cut Up on SNL Promo (watch!)

Anne Hathaway cuts up with Jason Sudeikis in a hilarious new promo for her upcoming gig on Saturday Night Live. A lot has happened in her life since her last appearance. She'll be making her third turn on the show. She’s playing Fantine in the Tom Hooper-Directed film adaptation of “Les Misérables.” Expectations are high for the all-star cast, which also includes Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Éponine, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier....
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Anne Hathaway, Cast Go Behind the Scenes of Les Misérables (watch!)

Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman promise in a new video to deliver something never seen before in a production of “Les Misérables,” the classic Victor Hugo tale of love and redemption set against a fevered rebellion in early 19th century France. The story has been adapted to film no less than 12 times going back to a 1909 production. It’s all-star cast includes Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Éponine, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier....
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Zack Snyder Superman Trailers Moody, Contemplative (watch)

Zack Snyder’s new trailer for “Man of Steel,” looks like a meditative thumbsucker about Superman, with dark, moody shots of young Clark Kent adrift in the world, not knowing quite what to make of his superpowers or his place in life. Henry Cavill, who was a dark horse for the role of Superman, and brings his dark, brooding good looks to the part. Russell Crowe has the cameo as Superman’s Krypton father Jor-El, a part played by a fey Marlon Brando in the 1978 “Superman” film, with Christopher Reeve ...