TV, Theatre and Movie News 15th November 2013

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Dario Franchitti Retires From Car Racing

Ashley Judd's racing driver husband Dario Franchitti has been forced to retire from the sport as a result of the injuries he suffered in an horrific...

15th November 2013 1:31



Silver Linings Playbook Star Needs Surgery For Tourette's Tics

Silver Linings Playbook actor Dash Mihok has revealed he's facing a third shoulder surgery because Tourette's syndrome has left him with a series of...

15th November 2013 1:31



Samuel L. Jackson Keen To Lobby J.j. Abrams For Star Wars Role

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is considering joining forces with Mark Hamill and Ewan Mcgregor to lobby director J.J. Abrams in person for roles in the new...

15th November 2013 1:31



Actor Rob Brown Files Class-action Suit Against Macy's Bosses

Black actor Rob Brown has filed a new class-action complaint against bosses at U.S. retailer MACy's over multiple allegations of racial...

15th November 2013 1:31



Actor Al Ruscio Dead At 89

Veteran character actor Al Ruscio has died, aged 89.The Tv and movie star, who appeared in Showgirls, The Godfather: Part Iii, Seinfeld and Bonanza,...

15th November 2013 1:31



Fascinating Fact: 3954027

Samuel L. Jackson's daughter, Zoe, is a producer for America's Food Network channel. The 31 year old chef is currently working behind the scenes on...

15th November 2013 1:31



The Things They Say: 3954028

"I might ride in on one of my horses. I secretly want to do that... I'm obsessed with my dogs, and wanted to do a cake in the shape of their heads......

15th November 2013 1:31



Jake Gyllenhaal And 5 Other Actors Who Took Their Roles Too Far

Jake Gyllenhaal was forced to visit the emergency room on Wednesday (13th November) after punching a mirror on the set of his upcoming drama,...

15th November 2013 2:22



Simon Cowell To Convert To Judaism?

Simon Cowell is rumoured to be converting to Judaism for Lauren Silverman.The 'X Factor' boss - who was raised a Roman Catholic - pledged a whopping...

15th November 2013 3:00



Fox's New Series 'Almost Human' Receives Positive Reviews Ahead Of Premiere

Almost Human is set to air on Sunday and Monday (17th and 18th November) in a special two night event. The Fox series has received largely positive...

15th November 2013 4:57



John Oliver's "Distinct Voice" Gains New Hbo Show

John Oliver has a new show commissioned by HBO. The comedian has been filling in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show over the summer and had gained the...

15th November 2013 5:33



Josh Hutcherson: Jennifer Lawrence Is An 'Idiot'

Josh Hutcherson says Jennifer Lawrence is an ''idiot''.The 21-year-old actor admits he had such a great time with the 23-year-old actress on the set...

15th November 2013 6:21



Mariah Carey "Hated" Her Time Judging On 'American Idol'

Mariah Carey described her time on American Idol as "like going to work every day with Satan." Carey appeared on Hot 97, a US radio station, and...

15th November 2013 6:52



Alec Baldwin's Wife 'Relieved' Stalker Trial Is Over

Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria has broken her silence about the couple's stalker trial, which ended on Thursday (14Nov13), revealing she feels...

15th November 2013 8:09



Andy Kaufman's Brother: 'I Think Have Fallen Victim To A Hoax'

Andy Kaufman's brother fears he has been the victim of an elaborate hoax after welcoming the woman he believed was his sibling's daughter onstage at...

15th November 2013 8:09



Charlie Sheen Reaches Out To Toronto Mayor Following News Report

Charlie Sheen has reached out to embattled Toronto, Canada Mayor Rob Ford via Twitter.com following reports he had called for the politician's...

15th November 2013 8:09



Montell Williams' Daughter Diagnosed With Cancer

Beloved U.S. talk show icon Montell Williams has returned to therapy after learning his 24-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with cancer.The Tv...

15th November 2013 8:09



Alec Baldwin Stalker's Lawyer Still Believes His Client's Romance Claims

The lawyer who represented Alec Baldwin's convicted stalker Genevieve Sabourin in court insists he would never have taken on actress' case if he...

15th November 2013 8:09



Nick Cannon Smooths Over Relations With Ex-fiancee Selita Ebanks On Tv

Actor/rapper and Tv personality Nick Cannon endured a little awkward encounter with his former fiancee Selita Ebanks recently when they were seated...

15th November 2013 8:09



Author E.l. James Was Stunned By Criticism About Charlie Hunnam Casting

Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James had to stay away from Twitter.com for "a couple of days" after Charlie Hunnam was cast in the film adaptation...

15th November 2013 8:09



Samuel L. Jackson Unaware Cell Character Is Gay

Actor Samuel L. Jackson had no clue his new character in the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King's Cell is gay.The Pulp Fiction icon will...

15th November 2013 8:09



Avatar Clothing Line Trademark Denied

Movie studio bosses eager to cash in on the popularity of James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar have lost their bid to trademark the name Pandorapedia...

15th November 2013 8:09



The Things They Say: 3954529

"I would love to have twins - a girl and a boy - but who knows if that would happen. It would be my ideal situation - Wham! Bam! Be done with it."...

15th November 2013 8:09



The Things They Say: 3954530

"I had eczema as a kid. I always had really dry skin... so I've always gone to dermatologists since I was a little girl, so I loved the idea of...

15th November 2013 8:09



The Things They Say: 3954531

"I'm obsessed with doing manicures. I'd be totally fine with that (being a manicurist), but my mum was like, 'Do me a favour, we've worked so hard...

15th November 2013 8:09



John Oliver's Comedy Star Continues To Rise With Hbo Series In 2014

John Oliver has been rewarded for his successful stint as Jon Stewart's temporary replacement this summer on The Daily Show with his own topical...

15th November 2013 9:32



Will Smith Sets Sights On City That Sailed

Will Smith is set to star in 'The City That Sailed'.The 'Men in Black 3' actor and director Shawn Levy have signed up for the 20th Century Fox...

15th November 2013 9:36



R2-D2 For Star Wars Return?

R2-D2 may return in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.Director J.J. Abrams has appeared to hint the robotic character, which has been in all six of the...

15th November 2013 10:01



Tika Sumpter Joins James Brown Biopic

Tika Sumpter has joined James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.The 33-year-old actress will play Yvonne Fair, one of Brown's back-up singers who recorded a...

15th November 2013 10:01



Congratulations Anchorman Fans: Your Constant Quoting Led To 'Anchorman 2'!

By making a film with so many quotable lines, the public couldn’t resist but repeat them to each other on a daily basis; the Anchorman team...

15th November 2013 10:44



'Thor 2: The Dark World' On Course For $450 Million Box Office, Sorry What?

Despite the release of Malcolm D. Lee's well-reviewed sequel The Best Man Holiday, Marvel's Thor 2: The Dark World will remain at No.1 on the...

15th November 2013 11:12



'Last Of Us Left Behind' Dlc Trailer Is Spooky, 'Uncharted 4' Announced By Naughty Dog

The long-awaited story-based downloadable content for The Last of Us finally has a trailer, giving us a – admittedly small – teaser. It’s been...

15th November 2013 12:01



Iggy Pop Is Hitting The Radio Waves With Bbc 6music

He’s not exactly associated with Christmas, but Iggy Pop will be hosting two special festival shows on BBC 6Music.It’s all part of a line up that...

15th November 2013 12:03



Russell Brand Refused Entry Into South Africa

British funnyman Russell Brand has been forced to cancel a stand-up show in South Africa after he was refused entry into the country on Friday...

15th November 2013 12:06



Scarface Producer Concerned For Alec Baldwin's Stalker

Movie producer Martin Bregman fears Alec Baldwin's stalker will struggle to cope with life behind bars.Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin was...

15th November 2013 12:06



Emma Thompson Writes Handbook For Daughter After Childhood Ordeal

Emma Thompson has written a handbook about sex and emotion to guide her daughter through life after experiencing a horrific ordeal as a child in...

15th November 2013 12:06



Irish Tv Host Mark Cagney Hospitalised Over Heart Scare

Top Irish Tv host Mark Cagney was hospitalised on Thursday (14Nov13) after falling ill during a live show.The presenter was working on morning show...

15th November 2013 12:06



Joanna Krupa Used Laxatives To Lose Weight

Model-turned-U.S. reality Tv star Joanna Krupa struggled with weightloss at the beginning of her fashion career and turned to laxatives to help her...

15th November 2013 12:06



James Brolin Planning Little House On The Prairie Revamp

Barbra Streisand's actor husband James Brolin is developing a "modern-day Little House On The Prairie" for Tv, and he wants his son's estranged wife...

15th November 2013 12:06



Woody Harrelson Hoping For Cheers Reunion On The Big Screen

Actor Woody Harrelson is quietly hoping for a Cheers reunion in a big screen version of the beloved sitcom.The Hunger Games star played dim-witted...

15th November 2013 12:06



Will Smith Sets Sail For New High Seas Adventure Movie

Will Smith is set to become the latest Hollywood superstar to hit the high seas after signing on to star in director Shawn Levy's new movie City That...

15th November 2013 12:06



Author Frederick Forsyth Helps Village Choir Mistress Land Big Gig

Author Frederick Forsyth has helped a neighbour land the gig of a lifetime after writing to rugby officials and urging them to consider booking her...

15th November 2013 12:06



The Things They Say: 3954996

"I got a text from Oprah... She actually made fun of me making fun of her, so she sort of made fun of herself. She said, 'I looooooooved your...

15th November 2013 12:06



Fascinating Fact: 3954997

Theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber's daughter Imogen has landed a job at stage news website Broadway.com. She will reportedly cover the opening...

15th November 2013 12:06



The Things They Say: 3954998

"We pulled it off. It was tough. They were in there for a long time discussing it, but it went our way, so I'm very happy." Actor/writer Steve Coogan...

15th November 2013 12:06



The Things They Say: 3954999

"This is a great opportunity for me to reach out to the Filipino communities abroad. In a way, I serve as an inspiration for the people back home,...

15th November 2013 12:06



Jake Gyllenhaal Hospitalized On 'Nightcrawler' Set. What's The Movie All About?

Jake Gyllenhaal was briefly hospitalized after punching a mirror on the set of his new movie Nightcrawler on Wednesday morning (November 13,...

15th November 2013 12:19



Reasons To Ignore The Critics And See 'The Counsellor' Tonight

At least let us explain ourselves. The world has turned against The Counsellor lately; negative reviews have flown in to the tune of a 34% rating on...

15th November 2013 12:48



Bruce Dern And Forte Snagged 'Nebraska' Roles, Ahead Of De Niro, Cranston

After taking it easy with the breezy yet assured The Descendants, Alexander Payne appears to have gotten back his social bite with Nebraska, his...

15th November 2013 13:38



No Wonder Kids Are Terrified Of 'Maleficent': Jolie Looks Terrifying [Trailer]

Remember when Angelina Jolie was filming Maleficent and all the kids on set were scared of her? Well now we can kind of see why; the mum of six looks...

15th November 2013 14:04



'The X Factor' Renewed For A Few More Years, But Will Simon Come Back?

The X Factor is set to be around for at least another three years thanks to the new £150 million contract signed by Simon Cowell.The music mogul has...

15th November 2013 14:35



Jean-claude Van Damme Volvo Ad Is Sheer Self-parody Brilliance (But Don't Try It At Home)

The Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo ad is doing the viral rounds, and rightly so. Even the most cynically minded of you, who (probably rightly so) like...

15th November 2013 15:00



Robert De Niro Wants Taxi Driver Sequel

Robert De Niro wants to star in a 'Taxi Driver' sequel. The Oscar-winning actor, who played war veteran Travis Bickle in the 1976 film, would like to...

15th November 2013 16:06



Jack Whitehall Voices Troll In Disney's Frozen

Jack Whitehall is voicing a troll in new Disney movie 'Frozen'.The British comedian has lent his unique voice to comedy character, the Troll Priest,...

15th November 2013 16:06



Jennifer Love Hewitt's Fiance Escapes Police Action Over Snapper Run-in

Jennifer Love Hewitt's fiance has been cleared over an alleged altercation with a photographer in September (13).Actor Brian Hallisay was allegedly...

15th November 2013 16:08



Andy Kaufman's Ex-girlfriend Speaks Out Over Death Mystery

A former girlfriend of Andy Kaufman has waded into the mystery surrounding the comic's death after his brother allegedly fell victim to a...

15th November 2013 16:08



Casting Agent Marvin Paige Dies

Top Hollywood casting agent Marvin Paige has passed away.Paige died from injuries he suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles last month (Oct13). He is...

15th November 2013 16:08



Sandra Bullock Lands Film Festival Honour For Gravity Role

Sandra Bullock is to be honoured for her role in Gravity at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) in California.The star...

15th November 2013 16:08



Zac Efron Makes First Appearance Since Breaking Jaw

Zac Efron returned to public view on Thursday (14Nov13) and showed little sign of injury as he made his first appearance since he broke his jaw in a...

15th November 2013 16:08



Fascinating Fact: 3955261

Tv titan Oprah Winfrey is in for a busy Thanksgiving Day (28Nov13) - she is hosting 17 girls from her school in South Africa for a turkey dinner.

15th November 2013 16:08



The Things They Say: 3955262

"I was sort of pretending I wasn't waiting, but the phone was in my hand, halfway to my ear. There was a slight fear. But beyond anything else, I was...

15th November 2013 16:08



Just How Bad Is 'Charlie Countryman'? Also, Shia Labeouf Took The Wrong Drug!

Shia LaBeouf is an egg. That basically means he’s a bit silly, which we’re pretty sure we can say without being sued. But just in case: Shia...

15th November 2013 16:41



A Week In Movies: Catching Fire Premieres, Portman Dodges The Paps, Jolie Is Maleficent, Farrell Travels In Time And Wahlberg Is Buzzing

The big event this week was the world premiere on Monday night of the new Hunger Games movie Catching Fire, with the entire cast on the red carpet in...

15th November 2013 17:21



Oh Right, Turns Out Don Hemingway Isn't As Good As We Thought

When the early reviews of Dom Hemingway were released, things were looking pretty rosy for Jude Law n co. The critics were praising his performance...

15th November 2013 18:05



Political Comedy 'Alpha House' Debuts On Amazon: Worth The Effort? [Videos]

New series Alpha House has just premiered on Amazon, giving early viewers a sniff of what is to come in this John Goodman political comedy. The new...

15th November 2013 18:21



Alec Baldwin Accused Of Shoving Paparazzo

Alec Baldwin has clashed with members of the paparazzi once more after allegedly pushing one photographer into a car outside his New York apartment...

15th November 2013 19:03



Sylvester Stallone's Representative Denies Racial Slur Accusations

A representative for Sylvester Stallone has rushed to the actor's defence after he was accused of hurling a racial slur at a paparazzo on Thursday...

15th November 2013 19:03



Stars Donate To Jason Patric's Custody Fundraiser

Actor Jason Patric rounded up his celebrity friends including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Mel Gibson on Wednesday (13Nov13) to raise money for...

15th November 2013 19:03



Jaimie Alexander: 'Wonder Woman Role Would Be A Dream Come True'

Actress Jaimie Alexander is anxiously waiting to hear if she has landed the role of Wonder Woman in the forthcoming Man Of Steel sequel, insisting...

15th November 2013 19:03



Oprah Winfrey Sought Permission From Forest Whitaker's Wife To Create Chemistry For The Butler

Oprah Winfrey asked permission from Forest Whitaker's wife so she could get cosy with the star in a bid to create chemistry for Lee Daniels' The...

15th November 2013 19:03



Jean-claude Van Damme Performs The Splits Between Moving Trucks In New Ad

Martial arts master Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to stun fans by performing one of his most amazing stunts for a new Volvo ad.The tough 53-year-old...

15th November 2013 19:03



Fascinating Fact: 3955378

Actor Damian Lewis teamed up with singer Sheryl Crow to play a game of charades against British comedian Steve Coogan and Jimmy Fallon on the Tv...

15th November 2013 19:03



The Things They Say: 3955379

"We had a screening at the Holocaust Museum in Washington and it was a very special night because there were quite a few survivors in the audience,...

15th November 2013 19:03



Fascinating Fact: 3955380

Thor actress Jaimie Alexander was a wrestler in high school.

15th November 2013 19:03



'Taxi Driver' Probably Won't Get A Sequel, But Robert De Niro Would Like To See One

Apparently Robert De Niro is getting nostalgic for the good ol’ days, as the actor recently mentioned that he’d love to do a sequel to his 1976...

15th November 2013 19:16



David O'russell Teaming Up With Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper Once Again For Gritty "American Hustle"

So by now we should all agree that Jennifer Lawrence can play any character, right? She’s equally believable as the teenage leader of a rebellion,...

15th November 2013 22:48



Marion Cotillard Joins Cage Demonstration Calling For Release Of Greenpeace Activists

French actress Marion Cotillard spent Friday (15Nov13) in a cage on the streets of Paris as she joined fellow environmental campaigners to demand the...

15th November 2013 23:03



Terrence Howard Suggests Robert Downey, Jr. Is To Blame For Iron Man Ousting

Actor Terrence Howard has spoken candidly about his unexpected departure from the Iron Man film franchise, suggesting Robert Downey, Jr. failed to...

15th November 2013 23:03



Alec Baldwin Shouts At Tv Reporter Outside His Home

Actor Alec Baldwin became engaged in a shouting match with a female reporter outside his New York apartment building on Friday (15Nov13) after his...

15th November 2013 23:03



Amy Robach Recovering After Double Mastectomy Surgery

Actor Andrew Shue's Tv reporter wife, Amy Robach, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a double mastectomy.The ABC News anchor discovered she...

15th November 2013 23:03



Sharon Stone To Receive Career Tribute At Marrakech International Film Festival

Sharon Stone is set to add another award to her mantelpiece in the coming weeks when she is honoured at the Marrakech International Film Festival in...

15th November 2013 23:03



New Mother Evan Rachel Wood Suffering 'Separation Anxiety'

New mother Evan Rachel Wood is already struggling to get back into work mode as she suffers "separation anxiety" whenever she is parted from her...

15th November 2013 23:03



Damian Lewis Using New Look To Spread Men's Cancer Awareness

British actor Damian Lewis is raising money for prostate cancer research as attempts to grow a fine moustache for his role in Werner Herzog's...

15th November 2013 23:03



The Things They Say: 3955759

"Javier was in the next room with the headphones... He did joke around when we were doing rehearsals. He came back into the room and was like, 'I...

15th November 2013 23:03



Fascinating Fact: 3955760

Former Frasier star David Hyde Pierce is returning to the Christopher Durang's play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as a director for the show's...

15th November 2013 23:03



The Things They Say: 3955761

"When he eats bananas, he gets gas...! He's gonna kill me!" Actress Nia Long spills a smelly secret about her former Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air co-star...

15th November 2013 23:03


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