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2009-01-11 22:40:13

Late Australian actor Heath Ledger won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a film in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night. Ledger, who died last January at age 28 from an accidental prescription drug overdose, earned the Globe for his portrayal of the malevolent Joker in the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight. All of us who worked with Heath on 'The Dark Knight' accept this with an awful mixture of sadness and incredible pride, the movie's director, Chris Nolan, said as he took...

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2009-01-07 22:49:49

The Dark Knight won five People's Choice Awards, including the prizes for favorite movie and favorite action movie, in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The film also took the prizes for favorite cast, favorite on-screen match-up for Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, and favorite superhero. Thank you very, very much, Bale said after he and the cast took the stage and were greeted with a standing ovation. On behalf of all of the cast from the movie, thank you very...

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2008-12-15 16:49:09

Michelle Williams' publicist says the U.S. actress doesn't plan to pick up any awards on behalf of Heath Ledger, the late father of her 3-year-old daughter. Williams and Ledger had split up shortly before Ledger died in January of an accidental prescription drug overdose at the age of 28; however, the pair reportedly remained close until his death and Williams has since spoken fondly of her former beau to the media. The Australian actor has been posthumously winning and been nominated for...

2008-12-12 14:00:03

A man in Britain who dresses up as fictional comic book hero Batman and helps the needy says charities are important holiday news, not his real identity. The unidentified man who has been working in his superhero costume at charitable sites in the British city of Sheffield said charity work should remain the focus of any attention he garners, The Daily Telegraph said Friday. I don't want to reveal my identity because it's more important to highlight the charities, the mysterious man said in...

2008-12-01 09:16:00

NICOSIA, Cyprus, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In November 2008, just one year after launching the world's first online Rummy room, RummyRoyal.com held the biggest online Rummy tournament with a guaranteed prize of $10,000. Hundreds of players from all over the globe competed in the big tournament ensuring that all the costs were covered. RummyRoyal sums up the tournament as a huge success both for the company and for the longevity of online Rummy. Rummy, like poker, is a generic name...

2008-10-19 15:00:10

Hollywood producer George Lucas made a surprise appearance at the "Scream 2008" awards event in Los Angeles, Spike TV says. The network said the "Star Wars" creator showed up at the third annual "Scream" awards event at the Greek Theatre Saturday to accept the Comic-Con Icon Award for his career body of work. Other movie industry stars honored included actor Anthony Hopkins, who given the Legend Award, and filmmakers Tim Burton and Wes Craven, who earned Scream Immortal and Scream...

2008-10-13 09:00:30

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, has announced the results of an October survey of nearly 3,000 filmgoers, who ranked their top Halloween costume inspirations from movies released in 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061016/LAM046LOGO-b) "The Joker", as immortalized by the late Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight", took the top spot for the most popular men's costume inspired by a 2008 movie, with Christian Bale's...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Gieson Cacho Although his name is on the marquee, Batman has never been the reason we watch the films. When it comes to the Caped Crusader, it's the villains who are the real stars. I can tell you who played the Jokers (Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson), the Riddler (Jim Carrey) and Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when it comes the actors who fought crime, I couldn't care less. That's because the villains are always more compelling, and the actors who play them seem to have more fun....

2008-09-04 18:00:19

The MKS was first spotted a year ago this week in Chicago on the set of The Dark Knight. Imagine the surprise of those who cared when it hardly even made the finished movie. A commenter to the Motor Trend forums said: "Product placement is alive and well in Hollywood, but worry not, very few will really notice it in the new Batman movie, unlike other recent movies. In fact, the MKS has about 2 sec of screen time. ... Makes you wonder why they bothered." If you look closely, it's the car...

2008-09-04 06:00:14

By Jane Holahan OK, I finally got around to seeing "The Dark Knight," the biggest movie hit of the summer. At $500 million and counting, it's poised to become the biggest movie of all time. The critics loved it. Me? I'm still confused. Hey, I was entertained. How can you not respond to yet another explosion or car chase? I thought the performances were solid and Heath Ledger was extraordinary as The Joker, who wants to turn Gotham City into an anarchist's dreamland. It was a...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.