Today in show business news: Anne Hathaway may be headed back to the Weimar era, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore team up once again, and Jennifer Garner will have a bad day too.
Variety is reporting that James Gandolfini died suddenly in Italy at the age of 51.
Deadline reveals that Fox has snagged the rights to Guys and Dolls, the 1950 musical turned 1955 movie musical. And in the key roles of Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, Fox wants Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. Who's next?
Reviews are starting to come in for Iron Man 3, and they are predominantly good. Still, according to one of the reviews, one cameo — by an ABC sitcom star — nearly ruins the whole thing. Who could it be?
For the last two years, 20-year-old Shane Burcaw has shared his tales of life with spinal muscular atrophy on the wildly popular Tumblr called Laughing at My Nightmare. Now he's writing a memoir, which he just sold to Macmillan.
Sure, there would have been a little ratings spike had the dramatic coup worked, if Jennifer Lopez had really returned to replace Mariah Carey. But judges on these competition shows are silly distractions — the real problem is Idol
We're now just about a month out from the Netflix premiere of Arrested Development, and—as our concern grows that maybe it won't meet our wildly exaggerated expectations—Entertainment Weekly is teasing us with new images from the show that, like the posters released earlier this month, seem to be relying on familiar gags from the old shows.
David Itzkoff's piece in The New York Times about nine letters sent from a 22-year-old (pre-Catcher in the Rye) J.D. Salinger to a young Toronto woman reveals that the author was flirty, a bit of a fibber, and maybe a little bit heartbroken.
This morning People magazine up and gave our lady Goop a new title. Which begs the question: Is People just blissfully out of touch with how most of the world feels? Or do Gwyneth and her hatable celebrity equals — ahem, Anne Hathaway — not quite deserve all the hate?
Unlike, the girls of, say, Spring Breakers, Watson's test in Sofia Coppola's movie is not about whether she can get all sexy. It seems like she will convincingly transform into the polar opposite of her Harry Potter heyday.
Not only did the show have a glaring anachronism on Sunday, but the AMC favorite slid in the ratings, reminding us, once again, that for all we care about the trials and tribulations of Don and the gang, many people do not. Also: Don Draper is a jerk.
The director was not "officially asked" by the studio behind the book adaptation to shoot the test footage, but he did — in an effort to show how much he wants the job. And he might just be the right man for it. As for Magic Mike's Pettyfer, well, he might be a little old.
More important than the whodunit are deeper and more thoughtful matters. It's an undeniably strange series, but between this and Top of the Lake, Sundance is having a knockout spring, giving us murder mysteries that say way more about life than they do about death.
It's the 449th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (we think), and some parts of the Internet have gone positively Elizabethan to celebrate. Here are some fun ways to honor the Bard on his big day, online.
The first trailer for Thor: The Dark World begins the post-Avengers attack on the box office with character driven sequels bent on becoming legitimate franchises of their own. And yet, now that Man of Steel looks great again, it's hard not to wonder what the future for Marvel holds.
The photographs in Alex Vadukul's New York Times story about Neale Albert, a 75-year-old collector of miniature books, are as squee-inducing as anything you might see on Cute Overload—except, of course, the subjects pictured are not piglets or puppies but books.
For some reason — probably to get attention to the new Michael Bay movie — Michael Bay has been on an apology tour of late, and for some of the best work of a previously unabashed blockbuster film career. This needs to stop, Michael Bay.
Havens toured constantly for 45 years — and opened Woodstock almost by accident — before retiring only recently. The cause of his death was reportedly a heart attack. He was 72.
Deadline reports that the Family Guy creator turned oddly tanned celebrity has been asked to come back in 2014, cementing the rise of the good-looking comedy guy who acts like a jerk and accuses his detractors of being humorless or worse whenever a joke offends or angers them.
We're now just a little under a month away from the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, and after many trailers the blockbuster's first full clip has emerged, along with an ominous interview with director J.J. Abrams, there's a big, sad spoiler already in the making.
We knew this was coming. Last week's bit of viral levity — the crazy email from a profane University of Maryland Delta Gamma sorority girl — has started to get parodied in viral video form. And, as DG tries to restore their image, the Boardwalk Empire and Man of Steel actor has already pretty much perfected the sorority girl parody form.
This weekend brought the news that beloved children's author E.L. Konigsburg had died at the age of 83. But in our minds, the authors of our childhood favorites never grow old, nor does their writing.
Time, which may be struggling internally but did manage to pull George Clooney last year, may have the glitziest table at "nerd prom" once again.
Let's just get this straight off the bat: working for an online publication does not offer a lot of opportunities to break out into song, and though we don't work at the Huffington Post, we assume that their day-to-day blogging at that operation also does not lend itself to the musical comedy treatment.
As Washington continues to confront the aftermath of the bombings, politicians and celebrities will be in the same room for its most festive of occasions — an event that suddenly risks projecting an awkward, wrong, or insensitive message. Good thing Boston native Conan O'Brien is the emcee again, because he's been in this position before.
Last night's episode of Mad Men was called "To Have and to Hold," and like last week, it was as soapy as the name would have you think.
Because, yes, that Reese Witherspoon was arrested and spent a night in jail this weekend for disorderly conduct. And yes, that Reese Witherspoon tried to argue with the cop because she's a famous person and she is allowed to "stand on American ground."
Weekly magazines may be fewer and fewer, but after the week of the Boston Marathon bombing, they mean more and more right now.
When CNN became the butt of jokes for its erroneous reporting Wednesday, NBC's Pete Williams' clear, careful, accurate reporting in a sea of media confusion had made him the most lauded television news reporter working on the Boston Marathon bombing story.
Supposedly this is the end of Richard Linklater's series, making the project a trilogy, but there's wonderfully nothing finite about the film, which is currently part of the Tribeca Film Festival — and will be the real must-see of this summer.
Last night Jon Stewart went on familiar tirade against CNN on a good day to pick on CNN. While he spent almost six minutes ranting on how they botched their Boston bomber reporting, building up to a disgusting Human Centipede punchline, he only spent a few seconds on what seemed to set him off.
What do you get when Time magazine asks celebrities to write about the greatness of other celebrities? The annual "Time 100," of course! But you also get a lot of terribly obnoxious back-patting, most of which, this year, is guardedly self aggrandizing.
Thursday, April 18, is Support Teen Lit Day, a YALSA-declared holiday meant to raise awareness among the public that Y.A. is great. One way to participate is with Rock the Drop, a teen book drop initiative begun by literacy and social media project Readergirlz.
The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup today and film fans will find some familiar names in addition to Baz Luhrmann, whose Great Gatsby was already announced as the festival opener.
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