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'Don Peyote' trailer promises strange trip

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:06am

Warren Allman (Dan Fogler) might have found the secret to enlightenment in "Don Peyote," but the film's first trailer leaves us unsure as to what's real-world solution and what's plain old delusion. The film has been on Dan's slate for a number of years, with the comic actor also on co-writing and co-directing duties -- back in 2010 he described it as an "existential Annie Hall."


Bullock, Timberlake sweep 2014 People's Choice Awards

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:37am

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Sandra Bullock swept the 40th People's Choice awards on Wednesday with four wins, cementing her status as a favorite among the fan-selected winners, while singer Justin Timberlake dominated the music categories with three wins. Bullock, 49, picked up three awards for favorite movie actress, dramatic movie actress and comedy movie actress for her roles in existential space drama "Gravity" and in female buddy-comedy "The Heat." She also won favorite movie duo alongside her "Gravity" co-star George Clooney, while the film won favorite drama movie. I got to work with Melissa McCarthy on 'The Heat.' ... And on 'Gravity,' the nicest people in the world would string me up and leave me there, and I still had an amazing time," the Oscar-winning actress said. Bullock later joined McCarthy on stage to pick up the favorite comedy movie award for "The Heat." Singer Timberlake, 32, who returned to the musical spotlight in 2013 with the two-part release of "The 20/20 Experience" after more than five years away to focus on his acting, picked up three awards including favorite album.


The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:03am

The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:


Holmes statements on bombs can be used in trial

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:55pm
DENVER (AP) — Most of the statements defendant James Holmes made to investigators about explosives found in his apartment can be used against him, even though he was denied access to an attorney at the time of the interrogation, a judge ruled Thursday.

HBO drama 'Boardwalk Empire' to end run after five seasons

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. Prohibition-era television drama "Boardwalk Empire" will conclude after its fifth season, which is slated to air later this year, HBO said on Thursday. "Boardwalk Empire," a mob crime drama, stars Steve Buscemi as crooked Atlantic City, New Jersey, treasurer Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, based on Enoch L. Johnson, a corrupt and powerful political boss of the 1920s Prohibition era. The fifth season is scheduled to premiere in the fall. The drama was created by "The Sopranos" writer and executive producer Terence Winter. ...

Trip Tips: Palm Springs, a stylish oasis for sun-drenched leisure

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:18pm
By Chris Michaud PALM SPRINGS, California (Reuters) - Two hours east of Los Angeles, the resort area of greater Palm Springs has attracted Hollywood stars and well-heeled retirees for decades, lured by its proximity to both the entertainment capital and the gambling haven of Las Vegas. With a sunny, dry climate and a backdrop of soaring snow-capped mountains, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage offer a bevy of options for outdoor recreation. Even short drives give glimpses of modern architecture off roads named for famous denizens such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore. REVELLING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS With its warm and largely rain-free climate, greater Palm Springs is a renowned destination for retirees.

Rapper Flavor Flav stopped for speeding, pot in NY

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 7:48pm

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — State police say rapper Flavor Flav was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother's funeral in suburban New York.


10 things to look for in 2014 at the movies

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 7:23pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014.


Woody Allen's upcoming film to be 1920s comedy

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 6:59pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen's upcoming film "Magic in the Moonlight" will be a 1920s romantic comedy set on the French Riviera.


5 Golden Globe Nominated Stars Who Should Attend The Ceremony In Character

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 6:14pm

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards are Sunday and the nominated stars have probably already decided what tthey'll wear to the ceremony. However, Rob Lowe - who is nominated for "Behind the Candelabra" - called in to Access Hollywood Live recently, where he proposed what may be the best award show idea ever!


Haley Joel Osment: 'I See Dead People' Popularity Still Surprising

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:54pm

Haley Joel Osment said, "I see dead people," 15 years ago in his Oscar-nominated role in "The Sixth Sense," a sentence whose longevity still amazes the actor.


Casey Affleck could headline 'Boston Stranger' under Mark Romanek

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:34pm

American filmmaker Mark Romanek is in talks to direct this suspense thriller based on a true story. A major name in music videos, Mark Romanek could return to feature film directing with "Boston Strangler." After helming "Never Let Me Go" in 2010, the director is eyeing this thriller about the hunt for the serial killer behind a string of murders targeting women in the 1960s. According to Variety, negotiations between Romanek and Warner Bros  are well underway. A co-producer on the project, Casey Affleck is also attached to star in "The Boston Strangler" as one of the detectives investigating the murders.


Kooky thoughts and tweets keep Bill Cosby comically busy

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:31am

By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In this new year, Bill Cosby offers an encouraging tale to late bloomers operating several notches below their potential. He has 3.5 million followers on Twitter and calls the banter "by far the best fan-to-entertainer (exchange) I've ever had." "This is you and you say in your way what you want and it flies," Cosby says.


Ellen poses in a tux for 2014 Oscars poster

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:29am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the official poster for the 86th Oscars, to be hosted by beloved talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The Academy Awards Ceremony, also known as the Oscars, will take place this year on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This will mark the second time Ellen DeGeneres has acted as the master of ceremonies for the show, which she hosted in 2007 in a broadcast watched by 39 million viewers. Candidates for the 2014 Oscars will be announced on January 16.


Hudson: The emotional highlight at People's Choice

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 9:49am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Hudson held back tears when she accepted the favorite humanitarian award at the 2014 People's Choice Awards.


Director Zhang Yimou fined $1.2M for having 3 kids

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:47am

BEIJING (AP) — Famed film director Zhang Yimou must pay more than $1.2 million in fines for having three children in violation of China's strict family planning rules, officials said Thursday.


Gerard Butler on board for "Point Break" remake

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:35am

Scottish film star Gerard Butler is to take on the role of Bodhi, Patrick Swayze's character from the original "Point Break" which was released in 1991. Made famous for his turn in "300" (2007), Butler has committed to a remake of the adrenaline-chasing classic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Just as in the original, he'll be tailed by a young FBI agent who becomes part of the group, a role filled by Keanu Reeves in the original film directed by Katherine Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker," "Zero Dark Thirty").


Popular Chinese microfilm turned into a movie

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 7:17am

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese online microfilm, "Old Boys," which was watched by tens of millions and helped to establish the genre here, is being made into a feature-length movie.


Bullock, Timberlake sweep 2014 People's Choice Awards

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 6:52am

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Sandra Bullock swept the 40th People's Choice awards on Wednesday with four wins, cementing her status as a favorite among the fan-selected winners, while singer Justin Timberlake dominated the music categories with three wins. Bullock, 49, picked up three awards for favorite movie actress, dramatic movie actress and comedy movie actress for her roles in existential space drama "Gravity" and in female buddy-comedy "The Heat." She also won favorite movie duo alongside her "Gravity" co-star George Clooney, while the film won favorite drama movie. I got to work with Melissa McCarthy on 'The Heat.' ... And on 'Gravity,' the nicest people in the world would string me up and leave me there, and I still had an amazing time," the Oscar-winning actress said. Bullock later joined McCarthy on stage to pick up the favorite comedy movie award for "The Heat." Singer Timberlake, 32, who returned to the musical spotlight in 2013 with the two-part release of "The 20/20 Experience" after more than five years away to focus on his acting, picked up three awards including favorite album.


Chinese director Zhang Yimou fined $1.2 mln for violating one-child policy

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:13am

China fined acclaimed film director Zhang Yimou 7.5 million yuan ($1.24 million) on Thursday for having three children in violation of its country's strict one-child policy. The family planning agency in the eastern city of Wuxi - where Zhang's wife, Chen Ting, is from - told Zhang last month he would be fined, but did not say how much.