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Fox Spokesman Shoulders Blame For False Wolverine Report

Fox spokesman Chris Petrikin is attempting to deflect criticism over the handling of the X-Men Origins Wolverine bootleg controversy aimed at studio Co-Chairman Tom Rothman. Rothman had been the object of much derision after claiming...

Flu Scare Scares Off Wolverine

Twentieth Century Fox has canceled Wednesday's Mexico City premiere of X-Men Origins Wolverine , citing the swine flu, which has claimed more than 150 lives in that country. Hugh Jackman, who stars in the title...

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...

Locke, Biden Reassure Hollywood On Piracy

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke on Tuesday told the movie industry that his department "will be a partner for you in devising ways to improve the security of your products." Locke made his pledge at...

Illegal Downloads All In The (News Corp) Family?

The firing of FoxNews.com entertainment columnist Roger Friedman came just four months after the London Sunday Times , another News Corp entity, published an article also showing the ease with which movies can be downloaded...

Liz Smith Hails Fired Columnist Roger Friedman

Veteran entertainment columnist Liz Smith has come to the defense of former FoxNews.com entertainment columnist Roger Friedman. In her syndicated column today (Thursday), Smith calls Friedman "the hardest-working entertainment columnist in the entire world." While...

Murdoch Author Piracy Is Extraordinary To Fox, Routine To Others

Michael Wolff, author of the controversial Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News , has suggested that FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman was fired not because he reviewed a pirated workprint of X-Men Origins Wolverine...

Jackson Says He's "Heartbroken" Over Wolverine Piracy

Hugh Jackman, who plays the title character in X-Men Origins Wolverine and is one of its producers, said Tuesday that he felt "heartbroken" when he learned that a workprint of the movie was leaked on...

Foxnews.com's Friedman Fired -- Er, Parts Ways

By downloading and reviewing the pirated workprint of X-Men Origins Wolverine , Roger Friedman has lost his job as entertainment columnist for FoxNews.com. After issuing ambiguous statements concerning Friedman's status with the company, Fox News...

X-men Origins Most Pirated Film

A pirated workprint of X-Men Origins Wolverine that became available online last week has already been accessed more than a million times by BitTorrent users, according to the website TorrentFreak. It currently tops The Pirate...

Was Fox.com Columnist Friedman Fired?

It was unclear, even as of today (Monday), whether FoxNews.com's entertainment columnist Roger Friedman had been fired for writing a review of 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins Wolverine based on a pirated copy of a...

Wolverine Pirate Will Be Found, Says Producer

John Palermo, a producer of X-Men Origins Wolverine , predicted today (Friday) that whoever uploaded an incomplete copy of the movie onto the Internet will be found and prosecuted. "I can assure you we will...

Wolverine Pirated

Despite strenuous and often costly security measures aimed at preventing unfinished movies from being pirated, a work print of X-Men Origins Wolverine , starring Hugh Jackman, wound up online Tuesday, a month before its scheduled...

Singer Says 'Threat Levels' Up In Superman Returns Sequel

Bryan Singer has confirmed that there will be a sequel to Superman Returns and has promised high-octane action for the movie.The director has said that the follow-up to the 2006 film, which has been rumoured...

By on 12 March 2008

Ellen Page Pulls Out Of Sam Raimi's Horror Film Drag Me To Hell

Oscar nominee Ellen Page has pulled out of Sam Raimi's upcoming horror film Drag Me to Hell, it has been reported.Both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter say the 21-year-old actress has withdrawn from the movie...

By on 03 March 2008

Foo Fighters Take On Comic Company

THE FOO FIGHTERS are suing Marvel Comics fro copyright infringement after the comic book giant used two of their songs for a TV advert without permission.DAVE GROHL's band are alleging that Marvel used "substantial excerpts"...

By on 22 February 2008

Ryan Reynolds And Will.i.am Join Cast For Wolverine Movie

Actor Ryan Reynolds and R 'n' B star Will.I.Am have been confirmed as new additions to the cast of the upcoming Wolverine movie.The Van Wilder star is to play Deadpool, a popular assassin from the...

By on 20 February 2008

Cummings Becomes Big Brother

X-men actor Alan Cummings has become the third star to take over the house on Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack.The New York-based 42-year-old follows comedian Matt Lucas and former Arsenal and England footballer Ian Wright into...

By on 06 January 2008

Gandalf's Timberlake Wish

Sir Ian McKellen, famed for his Oscar-nominated portrayal of Gandalf, has revealed who he would like to play him in a movie of his life.The Lord of the Rings actor said that were a musical...

By on 16 November 2007

Marvel Launches Online Archive

Comic book king Marvel has attempted to broaden its audience by making 2,500 of its back issues available for online viewing.One tenth of the digital archive will be available to read free of charge for...

By on 14 November 2007

Smells Like A Kurt Cobain Movie

The troubled life of the late Kurt Cobain will soon receive its first official big-screen treatment, it has emerged.Universal Pictures has snapped up the rights to Heavier Than Heaven, Charles Cross' acclaimed biography of the...

By on 20 October 2007

Mckellen Eager To Reprise Gandalf Role

Sir Ian McKellen has said he would be "very pleased" to don his grey cloak and cape again to play Gandalf in the mooted movie version of The Hobbit.The 68-year-old, currently touring the world as...

By on 15 October 2007

Hollywood Reports Bumper Summer

Hollywood studios have reported an exceptional summer with worldwide ticket sales crossing the $4 billion (2 billion) mark and beating sales records set in 2004.Trade magazine Variety reports that films performed extremely well, as earnings...

By on 04 September 2007

Doctor Who's Tennant To Take Hamlet Break

BBC1's Doctor Who is to take a year's hiatus to allow its star David Tennant to play Hamlet on stage, it has been confirmed.Tennant, 36, is set to tread the boards at Stratford-upon-Avon next year,...

By on 03 September 2007

Pirate Plunder Falls On Last Film

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is top of the US box office, but its sales are still likely to disappoint its studio backers.The third film in the piratical franchise, which stars Johnny Depp...

By on 28 May 2007

Edward Norton Signs Up For Hulk 2

Hollywood star EDWARD NORTON is set to play the lead in the new film version of the INCREDIBLE HULK, reports claim.Norton, 37, is set to take over from MUNICH star ERIC BANA, who played the...

By on 16 April 2007

Edward Norton 'To Star In Hulk'

Edward Norton will take on the role of Bruce Banner in the new Marvel Studios Incredible Hulk movie, according to reports.The Fight Club and Red Dragon star will be making a return to the Hollywood...

By on 16 April 2007

Brand 'Sets Sights On Hollywood'

Russell Brand has reportedly set his sights on becoming a Hollywood star after being introduced to a top director.The wacky TV presenter is currently in talks about teaming up with US funnymen Eddie Murphy and...

By on 28 March 2007

Warner Bros Eyes Justice League Of America Movie

The superhero bandwagon is continuing to roll steadily onwards, adding GHOST RIDER and a new FANTASTIC FOUR film to its load. But rumours of yet more costumed, super people movies are in the wings, most...

By on 23 February 2007

The Departed Tops Las Vegas Film Society Awards

MARTIN SCORSESE's star-studded gangster movie THE DEPARTED has landed three honours from the Las Vegas Film Society, including Best Picture. The Departed also picked up a Best Director accolade for Scorsese and a Best Film...

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