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Movie Reviews The Town

A few critics aren't especially enthusiastic about Ben Affleck's The Town , which he directed, starred in, and co-wrote. To A.O. Scott of the New York Times , it's just a "solid minor entry in...

Movie Reviews Easy A

Judging from some of the critical raves, Easy A could turn out to be one of those low-budget films, tossed out between theatrical seasons with little expectation for success, which nevertheless becomes a sleeper hit....

New Idol Judges To Be Announced On Wednesday

In what some writers have suggested will be as forced, awkward and anticlimactic as one of those American Idol finales in which a seeming also-ran is crowned the winner, Fox TV is set to announce...

Gordon Ramsay Turns Up Burners On Hackergate

Hells Kitchen TV chef Gordon Ramsay has joined the widening list of British celebrities and politicians linked to the telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's Sunday tabloid, News of the World . The London Independent reported...

Joaquin Phoenix Documentary A Fake

Joaquin Phoenix's documentary 'I'm Still Here' is a fake. The film's director Casey Affleck has confirmed the movie's plot - which sees Joaquin grow a long beard and attempt to become a hip-hop star -...

Catherine Deneuve's Cinema Love

Catherine Deneuve was "born" with a love for cinema. The 66-year-old French actress - who has starred in movies including '8 Femmes' and 'Dancer In The Dark' alongside Bjork - admits she still gets a...

Actress Latest To Sue British Tabloid Over Hacking

British actress Sienna Miller, last seen costarring in G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra, has said she will file a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's London tabloid News of the World after learning that it had...

British P.m. To Be Questioned About Hackergate Scandal

Harriet Harman, the acting leader of the British Labor Party, says she plans to question Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday over the appointment of Andy Coulson as his official spokesman. Coulson is the former...

Mtv Video Awards Go Gaga Over Gaga

Bearing out the fact that pop music is no longer just about the sound, Lady Gaga, dressed in an outfit that looked as if it were made from slabs of raw meat, accepted a record-tying...

Movie Reviews I'm Still Here"

Critics are suggesting that, judging from Casey Affleck's documentary about him, Joaquin Phoenix may still be here but he's not all there. In his review of I'm Still Here , Joe Neumaier writes in the...

Should The Koran-burning Be Televised?

Hours before a Florida preacher said that he had called off his plans to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday, a senior executive at Fox News told the Baltimore Sun that his network had...

British Director Clive Donner Dead At 84

Director Clive Donner, whose films included The Caretaker, Nothing but the Best, and What's New Pussycat? has died in London at age 84. In its obituary, the New York Times observed that Donner got his...

Hackergate Scandal Grows In Britain

A powerful committee of the British Parliament, composed of MPs from each of Britain's leading political parties, has decided to hold hearings on the News of the World telephone hacking scandal to determine whether telephone...

Is U.k. Hacking Scandal Murdoch's Watergate?

British columnists and media experts were suggesting Tuesday that the allegations that journalists at Britain's News of the World routinely hacked into the telephone conversations of celebrities and politicians could become for Rupert Murdoch's News...

Abc News Loses Its President

Add the name of David Westin to the hundreds of others who have departed ABC News over the past year. Westin, the president of the network's news division, sent an email to his staff late...

Scandal Hits British Scandal Sheet

Revelations that Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron's chief spokesman, was aware of widespread illegal wiretapping being conducted by Britain's News of the World when he edited the tabloid and that London police failed...

William Shatner's Star Trek Shock

William Shatner didn't think 'Star Trek' would be a success.The actor - who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original TV series and movies - admits he thought the cult sci-fi favourite wouldn't run...

Movie Reviews Machete

Machete is the kind of horror romp that critics like to call a gorefest. All of the Mexican characters in it, led by Danny Trejo in the title role, are inflated stereotypes of Mexican bad...

Movie Reviews Black Swan

Several critics have given Darren Aranofsky's Black Swan the same sort of ecstatic praise that they bestowed on his The Wrestler two years ago. The film opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (to a...

Movie Reviews The American

On the Wednesday before Labor Day, the only major holiday that regularly produces lackluster box-office returns, Focus Features, Universal's specialty division, has chosen to debut The American , starring George Clooney. The thriller is receiving...

Tv Viewers Rising Earlier -- Much Earlier

The number of households that have a TV set turned on at 4 30 a.m. has doubled since 1995 -- to 16 percent from 8 percent, encouraging local television stations to add predawn newscasts to...

Movie Reviews Takers

Takers has aspirations of rising above its B movie labeling, and critics are split over whether it succeeds in doing so. On the one hand, Claudia Puig in USA Today writes, "The dialogue is clichéd...

Daldry Refuses To Americanise Billy Elliot

LATEST: New York critics are desperate to see BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Americanised for Broadway audiences, but director STEPHEN DALDRY is determined to keep it set in its northern England location. Members of the...

Cruise Puts Mission: Impossible Iii In Danger

TOM CRUISE's bizarre recent behaviour and devotion to Scientology has forced movie bosses to consider scrapping MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, according to widespread reports. The COLLATERAL heart-throb recently shocked viewers during an appearance on OPRAH...

Polls Slam Cruise Romance As A Publicity Stunt

TOM CRUISE's burgeoning love affair with KATIE HOLMES has been slammed as a publicity stunt by readers of two American magazines. Polls in PEOPLE and US WEEKLY show that a majority of both publications'...

Slated Beach Boys Musical To Close

The musical based on the music of THE BEACH BOYS is being abandoned just three months after opening on New York's Broadway. GOOD VIBRATIONS, which opened in February (05) and closes on Sunday (24APR05),...

Hurley Hurt Over Press Taunts

Model and actress ELIZABETH HURLEY is still hurt by British press taunts over her acting ability and her young son DAMIAN's appearance. Journalist JULIE BURCHILL slammed Hurley's acting skills in an article in Britain's...

Row Over Travolta's Fever Dancefloor

JOHN TRAVOLTA's plans to buy the dance floor he strutted across in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER when it goes on auction have been put on hold, because a disgruntled promoter claims the nightclub centrepiece belongs to...

Roberts Blast Helps Director Praise Giamatti

Director ALEXANDER PAYNE credits MIKE NICHOLS' scathing criticism of JULIA ROBERTS' acting ability with giving him the words to praise his SIDEWAYS star PAUL GIAMATTI. The film-maker blasts Roberts' performance in his latest movie...

Sweet Charity Composer Dies

Legendary SWEET CHARITY Hollywood composer CY COLEMAN has died at the age of 75. The Bronx-born musician passed away on Thursday night (18NOV04) after spending the night at the theatre watching MICHAEL FRAYN's play...

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