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Movies Based On U.k. Books Dominate Box Office

11th October 2006

Movies based on books written by British authors have earned some $13 billion worldwide since 2001, the U.K. Film Council said Wednesday. The films include six of the top ten, including The Lord of the...

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Mpaa Sues Chinese Pirates

13th September 2006

Opening a new front in their war against video pirates, the MPAA today (Wednesday) filed lawsuits against two shops in Beijing, China that allegedly stocked knock-off copies of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Incredibles, Mr. and...

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Napoleon Dynamite Star Discovers Hopkins Is A Fan

28th August 2006

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star EFREN RAMIREZ was thrilled to learn one of his biggest fans is acting legend SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS. The actor, who played outcast PEDRO in the hit film, was attending the premiere of...

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Spielberg 'Stunned' By Paramount's Cruise Decision

25th August 2006

Hollywood film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG insists he had no prior knowledge of Paramount's decision to end their partnership with TOM CRUISE, declaring he was stunned by the news. Spielberg's Dreamworks company is owned by Paramount Pictures...

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Cruise 'Deeply Regrets' Shields Attack

25th August 2006

Hollywood star TOM CRUISE "deeply regrets" his verbal attack on BROOKE SHIELDS, after the actress praised anti-depressants for helping her fight against postpartum depression. Former SUDDENLY SUSAN star Shields was stuck down by post-natal depression...

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Paramount Dumps Cruise

23rd August 2006

TOM CRUISE has been unceremoniously dumped by his Paramount studio partners for his sofa-jumping antics on TV. Revered Paramount boss SUMNER REDSTONE has ended his company's 14-year relationship with Cruise/Wagner Productions because he no longer...

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Cruise Hits Back At Paramount

23rd August 2006

LATEST: TOM CRUISE and his business partner PAULA WAGNER have hit back at "offensive" Paramount Pictures, after the studio failed to renew its producing contract with the actor, blaming his controversial off-screen behaviour. The TOP...

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Cruise And Holmes Plan Autumn Wedding

28th July 2006

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES will walk down the aisle this autumn (06), according to the WAR OF THE WORLDS star's representative. A spokesman confirmed yesterday (27JUL06) that the couple, who welcomed daughter SURI into...

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Farrell Mocks Cruise

26th July 2006

COLIN FARRELL mocked his MINORITY REPORT co-star TOM CRUISE on US TV shows TODAY and LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY yesterday (25JUL06). The Irish actor is currently promoting his latest movie MIAMI VICE and took...

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Actor Robert Cornthwaite Dies

24th July 2006

ROBERT CORNTHWAITE, a character actor whose 50-year-plus career spanned theater, films and television, has died. He was 89. Cornthwaite died of natural causes on Thursday (20JUL06) at the Motion Picture And Television Country House And...

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Cruise Thrills Spielberg With Chicago Honour

17th July 2006

TOM CRUISE thrilled pal STEVEN SPIELBERG at the weekend (15JUL06) when he showed up unexpectedly to honour the movie mogul at the Chicago Film Festival. Spielberg was momentarily left speechless when his WAR OF THE...

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Cruise And Holmes Refuse To Be Rushed Over Suri

12th July 2006

TOM CRUISE and his fiancee KATIE HOLMES refuse to be rushed into unveiling their baby daughter SURI to the world. The Hollywood couple have been put under pressure to release photographs of the 12-week-old by...

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Devil Likely More Profitable Than Superman

5th July 2006

The devil was certainly in the details of the holiday box office, as The Devil Wears Prada surpassed all expectations by taking in $27 million over the weekend and an estimated $39.6 million over the...

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Superman Stalls

4th July 2006

Ticket sales for Superman Returns amounted to $13.1 million on Monday, dropping 27 percent from Sunday, to bring the film's gross to $97.6 million since its opening last Tuesday night, according to the entertainment industry...

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Superman Didn't Fly High Enough, Say Analysts

3rd July 2006

If Superman Returns hadn't cost about $204 million to make and an additional $40 million to develop over the past 19 years, the $84.2 million that the movie earned since it opened late Tuesday night...

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Spielberg Set For Space Travel Film

15th June 2006

WAR OF THE WORLDS director STEVEN SPIELBERG is developing a film about a group of explorers who travel through a wormhole in space into another dimension. Spielberg will direct the film, which is based on...

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Cruise And Holmes Want Mcphee To Sing At Their Wedding

1st June 2006

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES have secretly asked AMERICAN IDOL runner-up KATHARINE MCPHEE to sing at their upcoming wedding. Actress Holmes reportedly met MCPhee at Los Angeles' Church of Scientology, where the singer allegedly attended...

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Cruise Insists He Was 'Restrained' During Psychiatry Tv Battle

14th April 2006

LATEST: Hollywood star TOM CRUISE insists he was "restrained" and "wasn't p**sed" during his infamous TV interview with US host MATT LAUER, when he claimed to know the history of psychiatry. The TOP GUN star...

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Diesel Stuns Spielberg With Fat Jack Look

6th March 2006

VIN DIESEL tested his look as real-life mobster GIACOMO 'FAT JACK' DiNORSCIO (corr) on pal STEVEN SPIELBERG and the movie mogul had no idea who he was. Diesel spent two hours in the make-up chair...

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Kong Dominates Empire Awards

2nd March 2006

PETER JACKSON's Academy Award-shunned remake of KING KONG is leading the nominations for Empire Magazine's 2006 film awards. The New Zealand-shot epic has been named in five categories including Best Film. PRIDE + PREJUDICE, CRASH,...

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Romero Thanks Bush For Success

19th February 2006

Cult horror director GEORGE A ROMERO credits the failings of US President GEORGE W BUSH's administration with the success of his movie LAND OF THE DEAD. The 66-year-old movie maker, who launched the infamous...

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Gorillas + Aliens Triumph At Visual Effects Oscars

17th February 2006

KING KONG and WAR OF THE WORLDS were the big winners at the fourth annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Wednesday night (15FEB06). Both film claimed three honours to lead the Hollywood event....

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Bierko Pokes Fun At Cruise In Scary Movie 4

26th January 2006

CINDERELLA MAN star CRAIG BIERKO pokes fun at TOM CRUISE's infamous sofa-jumping exploits on the OPRAH show in new horror spoof sequel SCARY MOVIE 4. Bierko first mimics Cruise in sci-fi blockbuster WAR OF...

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Spielberg Taking A Break

23rd January 2006

Hollywood director STEVEN SPIELBERG is taking a much needed break to spend time with his children following a strenuous film-making schedule last year (05). In 2005, Spielberg released sci-fi thriller WAR OF THE WORLDS...

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Spielberg Tries To Force Griffin To Apologise

9th January 2006

Film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has infuriated US comedienne KATHY GRIFFIN by pressuring her to apologise after she joked his 10-year-old acting protegee DAKOTA FANNING had been admitted to rehab. Griffin made the joke at last...

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Harry Potter Is UK Film Of 2005

22nd December 2005

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE is Britain's most successful movie of 2005 - beating off competition from STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY....

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Spielberg Mentor 'Saddened' By Viacom Deal

14th December 2005

STEVEN SPIELBERG's mentor SID SHEINBERG is "saddened" by his protege's deal to sell DreamWorks to Viacom. On Sunday (11DEC05), Spielberg agreed to sell the studio he had founded with JEFFREY KATZENBERG and DAVID GEFFEN,...

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Cruise - 'Coldest' In Hollywood Poll

6th December 2005

Hollywood couple TOM CRUISE and his pregnant fiancee KATIE HOLMES have topped a magazine list of coldest and least powerful stars in Hollywood. Website placed Cruise in the number one spot of their...

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Spielberg's Munich A Betting Favourite For Oscar

30th November 2005

Director STEVEN SPIELBERG's new movie MUNICH is odds-on favourite to scoop the Best Picture Oscar at next year's (05) ceremony - three weeks before it is released in the US. The movie, which will...

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