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Gal Godot Not Your Mother's Wonder Woman in New Film (video) 2

Gal Godot Not Your Mother’s Wonder Woman in New Film (video)

Gal Gadot hits the big-screen as “Wonder Woman” this weekend adding another female superhero in lead role to Hollywood’s Parthenon, where they have have been under represented in movies for years. Gadot will join Melissa Benoist, who stars in the CW’s “Supergirl” television series, as the only superhero women in lead roles. The film also stars Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya....
Eddie Redmayne Makes Believers in Fantastical World of 'Fantastic Beasts' 4

Eddie Redmayne Makes Believers in Fantastical World of ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston, daughter of “Law & Order’s” Sam Waterston, turn in two extraordinary acting performances in “Fantastic Beasts,” a movie that captures the spirit and the adventure of the entire Harry Potter, J. R. Rowling saga. Colin Farrell, as Percival Gravess perfect as well. Also on board are Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton and Dan Fogler. ...
Ben Affleck Crunches the Numbers in 'The Accountant' With Uneven Results 6

Ben Affleck Crunches the Numbers in ‘The Accountant’ With Uneven Results

Ben Affleck’s “The Accountant,” is a taut thriller, with an excellent cast, that starts out in superb fashion (almost like “LA Confidential”), then suffers about an hour of poor, narrative mishmash, before rebounding for a stellar climax. The action thriller, directed by Gavin O'Connor and written by Bill Dubuque, stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow....
Comic Con Preview: Star Wars Blasts Off at Convention in San Diego 8

Comic Con Preview: Star Wars Blasts Off at Convention in San Diego

The force is strong in San Diego. Every year more than 100,000 nerds and industry folk collide to transform the Convention Center, nearby Gaslamp District and Petco Park into a five-day interactive event. Lucasfilm is hosting the panel and director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and producer Kathleen Kennedy are all confirmed. ...
Conservative Republican Finds Key to Hollywood Campaign Cash 10

Conservative Republican Finds Key to Hollywood Campaign Cash

Bob Goodlatte, a conservative Republican congressman from Virginia is a darling of decidedly liberal Hollywood moguls, even though he supports the NRA, opposes abortion and wants to repeal ObamaCare. But nothing greases a palm like self-interest. Paramount’s Brad Grey and Adam Goodman, Warner Bros.’ Kevin Tsujihara, Fox Searchlight’s Nancy Utley, BMI’s Del Bryant and Universal Music’s Zach Horowitz are on the list, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. ...
Celebrity Gossip Site TMZ Branded 'Sexually Abusive Boy's Club' 12

Celebrity Gossip Site TMZ Branded ‘Sexually Abusive Boy’s Club’

Celebrity gossip site TMZ, which reports celebrity legal problems with gusto, somehow missed a recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Is it because a former TMZ employee is claiming the Web site is a “sexually abusive boy’s club?” The suit was filed by former TMZ producer Catherine “Taryn” Hillin, who is being represented by lawyer Jennifer Clingo. Apparently TMZ’s frontman Harvey Levin escaped her wrath. But she names as defendants TMZ Productions, EHM Productions, Warner Bros., and direct supervisor Evan Rosenblum....
Matthew McConaughey Straps In For Ride in New Interstellar Trailer 14

Matthew McConaughey Straps In For Ride in New Interstellar Trailer

Matthew McConaughey gets featured treatment in the first trailer to detail Christopher Nolan’s new movie “Interstellar.” It plots his efforts to save mankind from a dying earth. The movie sends Anne Hathaway into space along with other stars that include Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Matt Damon....
Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily Sparks Native American 'Pan' Protests 16

Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily Sparks Native American ‘Pan’ Protests

Rooney Mara may want to reconsider the part of Native American Tiger Lily in the upcoming movie production of “Pan,” in the face of growing protests by Native American groups, angered because the part is going to a white actress. Warner Bros. apparently learned nothing from Disney’s experience, when it was besieged by protests over the “The Lone Ranger.”...
Bethenny Frankel Daytime Show Victim of Its Own Limited Success 18

Bethenny Frankel Daytime Show Victim of Its Own Limited Success

Bethenny Frankel, who parlayed a stint on “The Real Housewives of New York,” into her own personal brand, has lost the flagship of her media empire. Her daytime talk show was cancelled today (Feb. 14) and will end its run at the end of the current season. It would be unfair to call Frankel a flop. Her show scored modest successes with 25-to-54 viewers desired by advertisers....
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Warner Bros Freaks Over Gangster Squad Theater Shooting Scene

Sean Penn’s mob film “Gangster Squad,” the equivalent of Al Pacino’s “Scarface” is suddenly causing panic for Warner Bros because it includes a movie theater massacre scene that comes a little to close to the Denver theater mass murder. The movie, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin, is loosely based on a true story about an East Coast Mafia crime figure who moves to Los Angeles and attempts to corner the market on drugs, prostitution and gambling....
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Ashton Kutcher Re-Ups, Finds Home on Two and Half Men

The great Ashton Kutcher gamble on CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” appears to have paid off. The actor has re-upped for another season along with cast members Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. And the show is on an upswing in the ratings. But there was still a Charlie Sheen connection to its two biggest nights....
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Mel Gibson Goes Into Spin Control on Jay Leno (watch!)

Mel Gibson is in spin-control mode again after another tape-recorded rant went public. He laughed off the tirade, suggested it was justified and never came close to apologizing during a “Tonight Show” appearance. “Maybe you don’t know this about me, but I’ve got a little bit of a temper,” he told Jay Leno. Gibson, 56, said writer Joe Eszterhas had failed to produce a script for Jewish war movie “The Maccabees”...
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Mel Gibson Anti-Semitism at Issue Again in Hollywood

Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic rant during a drunk driving arrest continues to follow him like tin cans tied to a dogs tail. But his dispute with writer Joe Eszterhas over his Jewish sentiments, is beginning to mushroom beyond a Hollywood pissing match. Eszterhas fired a broadside yesterday (Apr. 12) accusing Gibson of all manner of anti-Semitic remarks while they worked on a script, ironically, for a movie about an ancient Jewish war hero, Judas Maccabee....