Matthew McConaughey is having a moment thanks to “Dallas Buyers Club”

02/28/2014 1:31 pm0 comments
Matthew McConaughey at the SAG Awards

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Matthew McConaughey is having one hell of a year. From almost stealing “The Wolf of Wall Street” despite being on the screen for only a few moments, to the critical acclaim and awards he’s racking up for his turn in “Dallas [...]

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Coroner: Philip Seymour Hoffman died of acute mixed drug intoxication

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Philip Seymour Hoffman mourned at private funeral

  By Ray Sanchez CNN   (CNN) — Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead February 2 on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment with a syringe in his left arm, died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, the New York medical [...]

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No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people

02/26/2014 12:33 pm0 comments
"The Way, Way Back" (2013): A touching, witty new take on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," the film stars Liam James, left, as a 14-year-old who joins his mother (Toni Collette) and her unbearable boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his daughter at a beach resort town. Duncan survives by striking up an unexpected friendship with water park manager Owen (Sam Rockwell). AnnaSophia Robb, right, as a next-door neighbor, also wins his affection.

  By John Hanlon Special to CNN   (CNN) — When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director’s name conjures up memories of unforgettable films. From “Sixteen Candles” (1984) [...]

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The actor says this is no prank, unless his wife is kidding

02/25/2014 3:09 pm1 comment
Jimmy Kimmel, wife Molly are expecting


Photo by Gary McCarthy

By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — We’re a little suspicious of Jimmy Kimmel now thanks to his numerous hoaxes, but he wouldn’t joke about a baby, right? On a pre-taped episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” ABC’s host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” revealed that he and his wife of [...]

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Alec Baldwin says goodbye to ‘public life’

02/24/2014 4:17 pm1 comment
Alec Baldwin on Red Carpet at SAG Awards

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Alec Baldwin is still an actor. He’s just no longer in show business. As his one-time “Orphans” co-star, Shia LaBeouf, did last winter, Baldwin has given a public statement that he’s ready to retire from public life. He does so in an [...]

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NAACP Image Awards more like a steady stream

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Lupita Nyong'o, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (12 Years A Slave.)

A landmark year for Black filmmaking meant that it was a tight race for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Saturday night’s broadcast felt of acknowledgements across the board instead of the predicted clean sweep. But at the end of the day Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” would be [...]

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Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

02/21/2014 3:22 pm1 comment
Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — A hair stylist is accusing former “American Idol” judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal. Terrence Davidson filed suit Friday in district court in Atlanta alleging that the star not only stole his wig designs, but also [...]

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Andrew Greene’s lawsuit seeks more than $25 million damages from filmmakers

02/19/2014 2:04 pm0 comments
'Wof of Wall Street'

  By Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — A lawyer who says he was defamed by his portrayal in “The Wolf of Wall Street” is demanding the Oscar-nominated film be removed from theaters. Andrew Greene’s lawsuit is also asking for “in excess of” $25 million in damages from the filmmakers, [...]

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ debut: New show, old Jimmy

02/18/2014 4:22 pm1 comment
Jimmy Fallon on Red Carpet for 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

ENT-jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-debut-3-Image(s) Available (Originally Published: 2/18/2014 12:15 AM) (Updated with Images: 2/18/2014 7:00 AM) Update 1:50 a.m.: Adds more Highlights By Saeed Ahmed CNN   (CNN) — To thunderous applause and with a Cheshire cat grin, Jimmy Fallon walked on to the stage at the NBC Studio in New York Monday [...]

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Bob Casale, 61, was known by Devo fans as “Bob 2″

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Devo's Bob Casale dead of heart failure, brother says

  E Devo’s Bob Casale dead of heart failure, brother says   By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Devo guitarist Bob Casale died Monday, his brother and band mate announced Tuesday. Casale was 61. He was known by fans as “Bob 2″ since he played alongside guitarist [...]

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