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David Brenner, Johnny Carson’s Favorite Comic, Dies at 78

David Brenner, a comedian who found humor in the minutiae of life and its oddities and became one of the biggest comics of his generation, died today (Mar. 15) at his home in Manhattan. He was 78. Brenner, who was a staple on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, regularly toured college campuses and starred in HBO comedy specials, always considered himself a stand-up comic....

Arnold Tries to Revive Movie Career; Watch New Last Stand Trailer

Arnold is back… Schwarzenegger that is. The former California governor, who screwed up his state and botched his marriage, returns to the big-screen in a new teaser clip for “The Last Stand.” Arnold got his feet wet again in Sylvester Stallone’s 2010 ensemble action film “The Expendables.” Now he's ready to go it alone with Jamie Alexander as his partner....

Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy Red Hot in New Heat Trailer (watch)

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy may be the Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor of their generation. Okay, they’re both women and both white, but they’re hilarious in a new red band trailer for their upcoming movie “The Heat.” McCarthy plays a street-smart, tough talking Boston detective and Bullock is an uptight, by-the-book federal prosecutor. The sight gags and McCarthy’s one-liners come almost nonstop. Bullock, easily one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, shows off her comedic skills as well. ...

Samuel L. Jackson F-Bombs Saturday Night Live Skit (watch!)

Samuel L. Jackson apparently forgot where he was for a moment during a skit on Saturday Night Live with Kenan Thompson and F-bombed during the skit’s closing sequence. It went out over the air as well as another curse. The problem may have been that Jackson was supposed to be playing himself as a guest on a Black Entertainment Network show called “What Up With That? He apparently got a little too much into character, being the great character actor that he is, of course....

Lea Michele Puppies Declared 'Best in Show' in Marie Claire (photos!)

Lea Michele may play a high schooler on her hit show “Glee,” but on the red carpet she’s all woman, and one of Hollywood’s budding sex sirens. She loves flashing her cleavage, she says. They’re real and spectacular. When you’re talent for singing and dancing is already well established, she was a hit on Broadway before the show, what else is there to talk about? Oh…right. Well, she’s not the bitch the tabloids make her out to be, she declares....

Will Smith, Son Jaden Smith, Bond in New 'After Earth' Trailer (watch!)

Will Smith and son Jaden Smith star in a new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s science fiction film “After Earth.” Father and son return from a deep space mission but this is not their father’s earth. Or grandfather’s. It’s 1,000 years in the future long after humans have abandoned the planet. It’s reverted to its wild state with all kinds of dangers. Isabelle Fuhrman, Kristofer Hivju, Gabriel Caste, Daha Mohamed and Zoe Kravitz also star. ...

Tom Cruise Tackles Science Fiction in Stunning 'Oblivion' (new trailer!)

Tom Cruise ventures into science fiction for his latest action/adventure movie, “Oblivion.” A new trailer shows Cruise on an alien world, hey wait, it’s earth! Seems the planet has been trashed and he’s out to save it. Cruise teamed up for the film with Director Joseph Kosinski, who also helmed “TRON: Legacy” and produced “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” so you know the special effects will be top rate. The cast is also top notch. It includes Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, with former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, providing the eye candy....

Keira Knightley New Anna Karenina Stills Opulent, Decadent (15 Photos!)

Keira Knightley captures the essence of Tolstoy’s femme fatale in “Anna Karenina.” Not only is it a lavish costume drama, it conveys the opulence, decadence and corruption of late 19th Century Russia. The latter, of course, was the whole point of the book. Anna is consumed by her own passion and the romanticism of the era. Caught in a loveless marriage with Count Alexei Karenin (Jude Law), who is 20 years older, she eventually pursues the much younger Count Alexei Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Check out 15 lavish new photos....

Fox Options Film on German Hero ‘Arminius,’ a Favorite of Third Reich

Screen writer Frank Moll has reportedly optioned a script to 20th Century Fox about ancient German hero “Arminius,” He defeated a Roman army in a key battle that shaped Germany. Only one problem; Third Reich propagandists used him to promote Nazi Germany’s superiority. There’s no question the story of the ancient warrior would make for interesting cinema, especially for those fond of movies like “The Gladiator” or Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart." Arminius has been used in almost every German war to rouse nationalism....

Garrett Hedlund Goes Grunge for 'On the Road' in Interview (photos)

Garrett Hedlund sat down with Hollywood royalty Jeff Bridges to talk about his upcoming film “On the Road” in Interview magazine. He never thought he’d play Dean Moriarty. He’s more like Sal Paradise. He’s been on the road himself lately for premieres of the film with co-stars Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Kristen Dunst. The picture is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel by the same name. ...

Is Lexi Belle Next Big Adult Star to Try Legitimate Films? (photos!)

Lexi Belle has done just about everything a girl can do in the porn industry, including performing in more than 400 movies and winning for AVN Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars among a slew of nominations. Bell, 25, has girlish good looks and a sexiness that she has played in a number of ways in a range of scenarios. If she tries to cross-over, she would follow in the footsteps of porn legend Sasha Gray, known as the girl who would do anything in a film. She also won numerous accolades before retiring....

Leighton Meester Blossoms as Young Hollywood Siren (photos)

Leighton Meester has emerged from “Gossip Girl” like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. She’s blossomed into one of young Hollywood’s hottest sirens who easily exudes sensuality and sexuality without compromising her cool sophistication. She more than held her own Wednesday (Nov. 28) in New York City at the Target and Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection launch. She appeared next to supermodel Karlie Kloss, Kath Bosworth and actress Zoe Saldana. Allison Williams, Shay Mitchell, Lauren Bush-Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Lela Rose and Robert Rodriguez also attended the private sale event....

Les Miserables Extravaganza! Five New Clips of Actors Singing (watch!)

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and other cast members from the new musical film, “Les Miserables,” show off their vocal skills in five new clips featuring songs from the Victor Hugo classic. The ambitious British production, directed by Tom Hooper and scripted by William Nicholson, stars a high-powered ensemble cast that also includes Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks. The film is actually an adaption of the musical by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. Their work, in turn, is based on the classic 1862 French novel by Hugo....

Hugh Jackman Sings 'Who Am I' From Les Miserables (watch!)

the lead character Jean Valjean, in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables. The classic novel revolves around Valjean’s effort to lead a virtuous life after being convicted for stealing bread to feed his starving sister’s children. He revolts at the cruelty and injustice of the French prison system and French society in general, but can’t escape his past as a convict. In a new clip, he sings 'Who Am I" about a moral dilemma he faces that could free or condemn him. ...

Russell Crowe Adds Baritone to Javert From Les Miserables (Watch!)

Russell Crowe is featured as Javert in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.” A police inspector, he previously worked at a prison where Jean Valjean was serving a sentence at hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread. He becomes Valjean’s savior and tormentor. Javert pursues Valjean relentlessly, determined to put him back in prison. He eventually arrives in Montreuil-sur-Mer, where he has been appointed police inspector. He suspects that Monsieur Madeleine the town mayor and wealthy factory owner might, in fact, be Jean Valjean....

Eva Longoria Far From Desperate in Hot New GQ Photo Spread

Eva Longoria’s days of desperation seem to be over despite some big changes in her career and personal life. She definitely doesn’t look any worse for wear in a sizzling new photo spread for the Mexican edition of GQ magazine. She stars with Andre Braugher, Clayne Crawford, Daniel Cudmore, Billy Bob Thorton and Travis Fimmel in “Baytown Outlaws,” and will play opposite Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew and Graham Rogers. ...

Leonardo DiCaprio Rides Herd on Hollywood’s New Mavericks

Leonardo DiCaprio leads a list of Hollywood movers and shakers who are breaking the mold to make pictures they believe in, even if it means actors become directors and writers and directors become moguls to make things happen. These are the Hollywood mavericks, according to Details magazine. The magazine slices and dices the list into categories: “The Survivors” (Andrew Rannells, Chris Messina); the “Career Opportunists” (Colfer, Lauren Miller, Josh Radnor, Brit Marling); “The Next Big Thing (comedian Rebel Wilson); “The Idea Man” (John Krasinski) and “The Directors” (Ariel Vromen, Mark Webber, Fred Savage, Max Winkler, Lake Bell)....