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Downey Jr. Taking Tips From Martin

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. shed the pounds to play the title role in upcoming movie SHERLOCK HOLMES - on the advice of COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN. The Iron Man star is currently filming scenes as the fictional...

Samuel L Jackson To Unleash Fury In Iron Man 2

Samuel L Jackson has joined the growing cast of superhero sequel Iron Man 2 as spy Nick Fury, it has been confirmed.The Pulp Fiction star made a cameo as former war hero Fury in the...

By on 26 February 2009

Downey Jr. Is Busy Writing A Musical

Oscar nominee ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is expanding his theatrical repertoire - by writing a stage musical. The star, who lost out on a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award on Sunday (22Feb09), has revealed he has been...

Heath Ledger Honoured With Posthumous Oscar

The late Heath Ledger has been awarded a posthumous Oscar for his work in The Dark Knight.The Australian actor, a best actor Oscar nominee before his tragic death in January 2008, was named best supporting...

By on 23 February 2009

Master Mind Teams Downey Jr, Fey And Stiller For Cartoon

Robert Downey Jr, Tina Fey and Ben Stiller are in talks to voice the lead characters in a new superhero animation entitled Master Mind.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tropic Thunder co-stars Downey Jr and Stiller,...

By on 05 February 2009

Downey Jr. Not Interested In Thunder Sequel

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is hoping movie bosses decide against producing a sequel to his 2008 hit TROPIC THUNDER - because he fears a follow-up "wouldn't be as good". The Iron Man star plays the controversial role...

Downey Jr. Dismisses Rourke's Iron Man Role

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. has denied fellow Oscar nominee MICKEY ROURKE is set to play his nemesis in the upcoming IRON MAN sequel. Downey Jr. played the lead role of tycoon-turned-superhero Tony Stark in the 2008 comic...

Downey Jr. Feared Tropic Thunder Backlash

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. came close to turning down his Oscar-nominated role in TROPIC THUNDER - because he believed he would be "crucified" for portraying a black man on screen. The white Iron Man star is nominated...

Fuqua Fought To Keep Snipes Employed

Director ANTOINE FUQUA was determined to cast troubled actor WESLEY SNIPES in his forthcoming movie BROOKLYN'S FINEST - because he insists the NEW JACK CITY star deserves as many chances as former drug addict ROBERT...

Downey Jr. Loves To 'Google'

Actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR. loves to look himself up on the Internet - so he can see what people are saying about him. The Tropic Thunder star was quizzed by Newsweek about his online habits,...

Downey Jr. Given A Raise On Sherlock Set

Filmmaker GUY RITCHIE has given ROBERT DOWNEY JR. a boost on the set of SHERLOCK HOLMES by reportedly forcing the actor to wear high heels. The director has asked Downey Jr., who plays the iconic...

Emily Blunt In Frame To Play Iron Man 2 Temptress

British actress Emily Blunt is reportedly in discussions to play a femme fatale in the forthcoming sequel to Iron Man.The Devil Wears Prada star is in talks to play Black Widow, a character of both...

By on 15 January 2009

Posthumous Golden Globe Win For Heath Ledger

Posthumous Golden Globe win for Heath LedgerThe late Heath Ledger was awarded a posthumous best supporting actor prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.The Dark Knight, who died last January after an accidental overdose...

By on 12 January 2009

Mickey Rourke 'In Iron Man 2 Negotiations'

The Wrestler star Mickey Rourke is reportedly in talks to play a villain in the upcoming Iron Man sequel.Director Jon Favreau begins shooting the sequel to the Marvel box office smash this spring and has...

By on 08 January 2009

Iron Man Outpaces Dark Knight In End-of-year Poll

Comic book adaptation Iron Man has been voted the best film of the year ahead of The Dark Knight by inthenews.co.uk readers.The Marvel movie, starring Robert Downey Jr, smashed box office expectations earlier this year...

By on 01 January 2009

Double Recognition For Winslet From Actors' Union

Kate Winslet has received a further two nominations for her upcoming films Revolutionary Road and The Reader.The British actress was nominated for best actress for the former and best supporting actress for the latter when...

By on 18 December 2008

Downey Jr. Knocked 'Out Cold' In Sherlock Fight Scene

Hollywood star ROBERT DOWNEY JR. needed medical attention on the set of new GUY RITCHIE movie SHERLOCK HOLMES - when he was knocked out by a giant wrestler. The Iron Man actor was filming a...

Downey Jr.'S Fears Over Avengers Movie

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is concerned about the upcoming remake of comic book classic THE AVENGERS - urging moviemakers to get it right or "it will really suck". The Hollywood actor has signed on to reprise...

Rudolph, Cruise + Mayer Make Details Power List Top 20

The man behind BRITNEY SPEARS' pop comeback has landed on the new Details magazine 2008 Power List with TOM CRUISE, JOHN MAYER, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. and JONAS BROTHERS star NICK JONAS. Svengali Larry Rudolph is...

Downey Jr. Sorry For Howard's Firing

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. insists he wasn't responsible for the decision to fire TERRENCE HOWARD from the IRON MAN sequel, revealing he was sad to see his pal dropped from the movie. Howard was recently shocked...

Downey Jr. To Reprise The Avengers Role

Actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR. has signed a new deal with Marvel Studios to reprise his role in THE AVENGERS. The star will also appear in two more Iron Man movies as part of the contract,...

Cheadle 'Signs Up To Iron Man Sequel'

Don Cheadle will replace Terrence Howard in the next Iron Man film, reports suggest.Howard played Jim Rhodes, who later becomes War Machine, in this summer's blockbuster.The Hollywood Reporter suggests that negotiations over Howard returning for...

By on 14 October 2008

Tropic Thunder Still Burning Up UK Box Office

The number one spot in the UK box office charts has been held by Tropic Thunder for a second week.The action comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr, took almost £1.3 million...

By on 02 October 2008

Favreau Nervous About Iron Man Car Scenes

Actor/moviemaker JON FAVREAU had a few nervous moments while he was filming ROBERT DOWNEY JR. in IRON MAN - because the CHAPLIN star was actually ripping his classic car apart in garage scenes. In order...

Mcadams Set To Star In Sherlock Movie

RACHEL MCADAMS will star alongside ROBERT DOWNEY JR. in the film adaptation of SHERLOCK HOLMES, according to Internet reports. The Notebook actress has been cast as the leading lady in Guy Ritchie's remake of the...

Tropic Thunder Blazes Trail To UK Box Office No 1

Tropic Thunder has claimed the number one spot at the UK box office after an impressive first week on release.The action comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr, took almost £2.5 million,...

By on 24 September 2008

Law To Play Sherlock's Sidekick?

JUDE LAW is reportedly in talks to star alongside ROBERT DOWNEY JR. in GUY RITCHIE's adaptation of SHERLOCK HOLMES. The Alfie star is touted to play Holmes' sidekick Dr. Watson in the forthcoming film and...

Lohan: 'Downey Jr. Is Amazing'

Former Hollywood hellraiser LINDSAY LOHAN has praised ROBERT DOWNEY JR. for conquering his drink and drugs demons. The Mean Girls actress admires Downey Jr. for recovering from his hard times - and thinks that his...

Rocknrolla Has The Muscle To Top UK Box Office

RocknRolla, Guy Ritchie's new crime movie, has topped the UK and Ireland box office charts after its first weekend on release.The London-set film, starring Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton and Toby Kebbell, earned £1.56 million to...

By on 09 September 2008

Guy Ritchie Denies Russell Crowe To Play Dr Watson

Guy Ritchie has brushed off rumours that Russell Crowe has been lined up to play Dr Watson in his new Sherlock Holmes adaptation.One of two forthcoming films based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic creation,...

By on 02 September 2008

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