10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars
Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy?
This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up to the 91st Academy Awards.
Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the...
Humble Pacific island movie star Mungau Dain dies in mid-20s
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.
They would later describe him as their answer to Brad Pitt.
Dain died Saturday in the capital Port Vila, after contracting a leg infection that wasn't quickly treated. He was in his mid-20s.
Angelina Jolie doesn’t rule out move into politics
LONDON (AP) — Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it.
The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she "can take a lot on the chin" — a possible reference to her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt.
When asked if she is moving in the direction of politics, the 43-year-old Oscar winner said, "I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change."
Quentin Tarantino marries singer and model Daniella Pick
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quentin Tarantino has married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick.
People magazine reports that the couple was married in a small ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
OU film professor gives presentation to Norma writing group
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Writing isn't just for reading. It can also be expressed through other methods, like film.
That's what University of Oklahoma professor Andrew Horton recently conveyed to about a dozen members of the Norman Galaxy of Writers at the Norman Central Branch Library.
Brad Pitt’s foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.
Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82
Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82.
His death was confirmed Thursday by his agent Todd Eisner. In a statement, his niece, Nancy Lee Hess, called his death "totally unexpected," although she acknowledged he had health issues.
Brad Pitt foundation faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt's foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt said in court documents Wednesday that he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt more than $1 million and lent her another $8 million since their separation two years ago, countering her assertion from a day earlier saying he has paid "no meaningful child support."
Post-‘SNL,’ Killam relishes challenge of 1 character
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Taran Killam bounced from one character to the next on "Saturday Night Live," tossing out impersonations of everyone from Brad Pitt to Eminem to Matthew McConaughey each week.
Then the bottom dropped out.
In August 2016, Killam along with Jay Pharoah was let go from the late-night sketch comedy institution. Killam had one year left on his seven-year contract.
Now, he's back on TV with the comedy "Single Parents," debuting Sept. 26 on ABC.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Brad Pitt finalized before the end of the year.
The declarations came in a request for a case-management hearing filed Tuesday by Jolie Pitt's attorneys in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The document says her attorneys will work with Pitt's lawyers to ensure the actors are single again in 2018.
Brad Pitt’s Make It Right venture turns 10
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years ago in the summer of 2008, work began on one of the most daring post-Hurricane Katrina recovery projects, movie star Brad Pitt's architecturally avant-garde Make It Right neighborhood in the Lower 9th Ward. Most of the strikingly angular homes still glitter like pastel gemstones, but the project's 10-year anniversary is tainted by an obvious example of blight.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Ocean's 8," the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend's top spot from the fast-falling "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
At a lower price point and in less fanboy-guarded franchise, "Ocean's 8" — despite ho-hum reviews — found nothing like the stormy reception than the female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot did on the same weekend two years ago.
Paltrow: Brad Pitt threatened Harvey Weinstein
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow says ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened producer Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct.
The 45-year-old actress told "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday she was "blindsided." Paltrow claimed she was 22 when Weinstein placed his hands on her at a hotel and suggested they go to a bedroom for massages.
Rafael Nadal to get 24 Hours Le Mans underway
LE MANS, France (AP) — Rafael Nadal will get the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway.
Organizers of the race say the 16-time Grand Slam champion will be sending cars out on June 16.
Nadal follows Formula One boss Chase Carey, who last year waved the starting flag. Actors Alain Delon and Brad Pitt are among others to have held the role at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
NEW YORK (AP) — A private equity firm emerged Tuesday as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
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Quentin Tarantino says his new movie will see Los Angeles return to its counter-culture heyday.
The acclaimed filmmaker is set to shoot his much-anticipated new project, 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood', in Los Angeles this summer, and he's teased some details of the upcoming film.
From ‘Jumanji’ to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as "Spider-Man" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin Tarantino's Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
Brad Pitt and Neri Oxman have reportedly been talking on the phone "several times a day".
The 54-year-old actor has recently been linked to the 42-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor, with claims they've been dating for six months.
Brad Pitt is "absolutely smitten" with Neri Oxman.
The 54-year-old actor has reportedly been "quietly dating" the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor since last autumn and things are going well for the couple.
Angelina Jolie has "no interest" in dating.
Angelina Jolie "loves" seeing herself age.
The 'By The Sea' star doesn't mind getting older as it "means she's alive" and says it "warms" her seeing her look more and more like her mother.
Spring break plans tend to go one of two ways: a blissfully clear calendar or adventurous activities galore.
For those in the latter camp, especially parents of jet-skiing or snowboarding-inclined offspring, there's one accessory - nay, essential - you'll want to pack in that carry-on: an Enso ring.
Brad Pitt is reportedly "sorting himself out" after splitting from estranged wife Angelia Jolie in 2016.
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Heidi Klum is "very single and very ready to mingle".
The 44-year-old supermodel split from her boyfriend Vito Schnabel last September after three years together, and despite originally claiming she is on a break from dating, Heidi now revealed she is looking for love again.
Gattuso: AC Milan is not like Brad Pitt, we’re ugly
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is never going to draw comparisons with Brad Pitt — and he doesn't want his team to either.
The bearded Gattuso is getting compliments as a coach as his rejuvenated Milan has climbed up to seventh on the table, sparking talk it could still sneak into the Champions League.
"We're not even in the Europa League because Sampdoria is ahead of us in the standings," Gattuso says. "We're taking it day by day and let's not forget how we were two months ago.
Angelina Jolie reportedly won't start dating again for "a very long time".
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Sisters are doing it for themselves in “Ocean’s 8.”
The first full trailer for the all-female cast reboot has arrived and damn, it looks fun!
The heist film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina.
Sinitta is ready to spill "juicy" secrets about her life in a new autobiography.
The 'So Macho' singer - who dated both 'The X Factor' judge Simon Cowell and Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt during her 80s pop heyday - has revealed she is publishing a tell-all book about her life in the new year.
Angelia Jolie thought working with Brad Pitt would save their relationship
Angelina Jolie thought working with Brad Pitt on 'By The Sea' would help them communicate better as a couple.
In the 2011 movie "Moneyball," Brad Pitt plays the Oakland A's baseball general manager Billy Beane who realizes his team will need to change how they "do business" in order to be competitive in an ever changing "baseball" world. He challenges the norm and eventually gets people to look at the real problem. There are rich teams and there are poor teams, and as is quoted in the movie, "There are 50 layers of crap and then there is us." For children in poverty, there may not be a better quote to describe their situation.
Editor: In the process of making the movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” actor Brad Pitt left his wife, Jennifer Aniston, to conjoin with Angelina Jolie. So brusque was his departure that Aniston observed he didn’t have a “sensitivity chip.”
Pearl Theater’s ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ explores original superstar couple
A trimmed-down production of William Shakespeare's play about the romance of two larger-than-life, historical figures unfolds Oct. 20 through Nov. 5 when the Pearl Theater presents "Antony and Cleopatra."
Gwyneth Paltrow claims she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein
Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein.
Angelina Jolie is ready to return to work after supporting her children through their difficult "family situation".
French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau
PARIS (AP) — A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over the re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared. But designer Odile Soudant isn't stopping there.
Soudant says her business went under and her career was irreparably damaged because of Pitt's refusal to pay for costly architectural reveries. She's now fighting for the intellectual property rights to the Chateau Miraval's lighting design.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly continuing with their divorce.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce is reportedly "off".
The couple - who split in September 2016 after two years of marriage and a decade of dating - are thought to have put their separation on hold after he "got sober to try and win her back".
Ruth Negga has joined 'Ad Astra'.
The 35-year-old actress will appear alongside the likes of Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in the sci-fi adventure movie about a guy who tries to find his missing scientist father who poses a threat to mankind.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she was diagnosed with Bell's palsy last year.
Angelina Jolie says her divorce from Brad Pitt has been the "hardest time" in her life.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she developed high blood pressure and Bell's palsy last year.
The actress-director tells Vanity Fair that she credits acupuncture for her full recovery from the paralysis, which was caused by nerve damage and led one side of her face to droop.
Foster the People, "Sacred Hearts Club" (Columbia)
It hasn't always been easy to be Foster the People. Making sophisticated pop with thoughtful lyrics in danceable, candy-coated hooks is like being a character actor trapped in a leading man's body. If that's the case, then Foster the People resemble Brad Pitt on their third studio album.
Not Rated but would be an R due to language and violence
Angelina Jolie celebrated her twins' birthdays at Disneyland on Wednesday (12.07.17).
As a poor youngster staring at a dead-end future in Mexico, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa would often lay on the roof of his ramshackle home to dream of a brighter future.
Not even he dared dream his life would become this compelling.