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Hefner Gives Downey, Jr. Thumbs Up For Biopic

HUGH HEFNER has given Hollywood actor ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. his seal of approval to portray the Playboy boss in a planned biopic. Iron Man star Downey, Jr. has previously expressed an interest in taking on the...

Box Office Remains On A Tear

Even with a film that was not even screened for critics coming in at No. 1, the box office's hot streak continued uninterrupted over the weekend -- as overall gross was projected to be about...

Us Cinemagoers Obsessed With Beyonce Thriller

Stalker drama Obsessed, starring singer Beyonce Knowles, has topped the US box office after its opening weekend on release.The Screen Gems release, which sees The Wire actor Idris Elba as a businessman whose happy life...

By on 27 April 2009

Movie Reviews The Soloist

Critics are greeting The Soloist , starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, with considerable applause. Calling it "poignant" and "heartfelt," Claudia Puig in USA Today concludes, "It presents a moving tribute to friendship and...

Disney's Earth In Record Opening

In a record-setting debut for a documentary, Disney's Earth grossed more than $4 million in its Wednesday (Earth Day) debut and received critical raves. Typical was Kenneth Turan's review in the Los Angeles Times "It...

Director Impressed With Rourke In Iron Man Sequel

The director of the new Iron Man sequel has said Oscar-nominated Mickey Rourke "does not disappoint" as the villain in the film.Jon Favreau has been regularly updating his Twitter page about how the filming of...

By on 12 April 2009

Iron Man Turns 44 With Star-studded Party

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. enjoyed a superhero birthday party on Saturday (04Apr09) when members of his new IRON MAN movie joined him for his 44th. The actor partied at the Beverly Hills Thompson Hotel in Los Angeles...

Downey Jr. Wants Martin For Holmes Film

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. is hoping pal and IRON MAN co-star GWYNETH PALTROW's husband, CHRIS MARTIN, will boost the soundtrack of his new SHERLOCK HOLMES film - because the rocker's a huge fan of the super...

Downey Jr. Confirms Iron Man 2 Cast

MICKEY ROURKE and SCARLETT JOHANSSON have been officially confirmed for the IRON MAN sequel - by the film's star, ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. After weeks of speculation, Downey, Jr. reveals the pair will play villains in the...

Dark Knight Leading The Field For Saturn Awards

The Dark Knight is the frontrunner for the 2009 Saturn awards with 11 nominations.Christopher Nolan's sequel to Batman Begins has earned nearly $1 billion (723.4 million) at the worldwide box office and is leading the...

By on 11 March 2009

Dark Knight Leads The Way In Empire Nominations

Box office behemoth The Dark Knight is the favourite to emerge victorious at the 14th annual Empire awards, after the nominations were announced.Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins sequel - which won two Oscars last weekend -...

By on 02 March 2009

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...

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