Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 17-23
Feb. 17: Actor Hal Holbrook is 94. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 85. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 84. Actress Christina Pickles ("The Wedding Singer," ''St. Elsewhere") is 84. Actress Brenda Fricker is 74. Actress Becky Ann Baker ("Girls," ''Freaks and Geeks") is 66. Actress Rene Russo is 65. Actor Richard Karn ("Home Improvement") is 63. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 57. Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is 56. Singer Chante Moore is 52. Guitarist Tim Mahoney of 311 is 49.
Stars sharpen skewers for Willis Roast
Tim Ferriss offers celebrity advice in latest self-help book
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Ferriss' latest self-help book will offer secrets to success from the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Arianna Huffington and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Wednesday that Ferriss' "Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World" will be released Nov. 21. The publisher says the book will share wisdom through profiles of more than 100 people, including entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become a father for the second time.
The 'Snowden' actor and his wife Tasha McCauley welcomed a baby boy into the world in June, his spokesperson confirmed to People magazine, but no further details have been released.
Smart Rating: 93.67Release Year: 2010Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen PageA thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) who enters people's dreams and steals their secrets gets a shot at redemption when he is given the dangerous task of planting an idea in someone's subconscious.
Gordon-Levitt’s blacklist experience
Box Office Top 20: ‘Sully’ lands another $21.7M
"Sully" kept afloat in its second weekend at the box office.
The Warner Bros. dramatization of the Miracle on the Hudson directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks remained at No. 1 with $21.6 million, bringing its total domestic haul to $70.2 million.
Lionsgate's horror revival "Blair Witch" was a distant No. 2 with a $9.6 million debut.
Working Title Films' comedy threequel "Bridget Jones's Baby" with Renee Zellweger back as the titular character opened at No. 3 with $8.6 million.
Snowden says he’ll vote in US presidential election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Edward Snowden, in exile in Moscow after leaking U.S. National Security Agency documents, said Friday he intends to vote in the U.S. presidential election, but did not say which candidate he favors.
"I will be voting," Snowden said, speaking at a conference in Athens by video link from Moscow.
"But as a privacy advocate I think it's important for me ... that there should never be an obligation for an individual to discuss their vote. And I won't be doing so with mine."
Movie review: ‘Snowden’ is the Hollywood version of events in NSA leak case
Review: Patriot games in Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’
Edward Snowden, who cast himself as the hero of his own spy movie, gets the real thing in Oliver Stone's Hollywoodized biopic of the National Security Agency whistleblower.
Oliver Stone finds in ‘Snowden’ a real government conspiracy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oliver Stone had no desire to make a movie about Edward Snowden. That might seem surprising for a man who has tackled everything from the Vietnam War to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in his 40-some years as a filmmaker. Wasn't Stone tailor-made for the story of the NSA whistleblower?
Director Oliver Stone to discuss ‘Snowden’ at Harvard school
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone will talk about his new film, "Snowden," at the Harvard Kennedy School.
The movie is set to be released in theaters Friday. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to the media, revealing global surveillance programs. He then fled to Russia, where he got asylum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will be live-streamed from his exile in Moscow in theaters nationwide following a special screening of the Oliver Stone film "Snowden" on Sept. 14. Fathom Events and Open Road films announced the Snowden Live event Friday.
Snowden will be speaking to Stone in the satellite conversation.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Snowden in the film, which looks at his life from 2004 to 2013, when Snowden leaked thousands of...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edward Snowden says that Oliver Stone's dramatization of his story is a "pretty accurate portrayal."
Snowden appeared live from Moscow via Google Hangouts Thursday night at Comic-Con following the first public screening of Stone's film, "Snowden," to answer audience questions and interact with the cast, including star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Speaking to a small audience comprised mostly of journalists, Snowden said there wasn't a lot of...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director Oliver Stone said Thursday at Comic-Con that every major movie studio turned down his narrative film about Edward Snowden because of censorship from their corporate leaders.
Stone, who has chronicled many American conspiracies in his films, said he does not believe an entity like the National Security Agency is putting pressure on the studios, but the corporate boards who control them.
He got financing from France and Germany for the...