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2009-02-02 16:23:14

Hollywood film icon Faye Dunaway has signed up to guest star on the TV medical drama Grey's Anatomy, ABC announced Monday. The Oscar-winning actress is best known for her roles in the movies Chinatown, Network and Bonnie and Clyde. Dunaway is to play a doctor in the episode of Grey's slated to air Feb. 19, ABC said.

2009-01-02 03:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel Heaven(TM) World, a new St. Louis-based online company, has unveiled their new interactive Web site and full line of original, wholesome dolls with collectable wings, stuffed animals, music and other Angel themed merchandise. AngelHeaven(TM)World.com is a secure, values-based Web site that allows children access to games and activities and gives parents and loved ones a "talking" shopping experience they won't find anywhere else. The company...

2008-12-24 10:02:01

Warner Bros. has announced it won't release its Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight, in China. The studio issued a statement Tuesday, saying the decision was based on the number of pre-release conditions demanded by Chinese censors as well as cultural sensitivities to some elements of the film, Variety reports. A studio spokesman refused further comment or explanation, Variety said, noting some scenes were filmed in Hong Kong. The Dark Knight has grossed more than $465 million in foreign...

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2008-12-03 09:16:40

Roman Polanski's lawyers have filed a request in a Los Angeles court asking that criminal charges brought against the filmmaker 30 years ago be dropped. The Oscar-winning director pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful intercourse with a minor after he was accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in actor Jack Nicholson's home in 1977. Shortly before he was due to be sentenced, the French-born Polanski fled the United States and headed to Europe. He has not returned since. The Los...

2008-10-28 00:00:12

**1/2  (130m | PG-13) Taking a cue from the wildly successful "Spider-Man" movies, director Christopher Nolan ("Memento") delves deeply into Bruce Wayne's psyche in this fresh reboot for the fallen "Batman" franchise. Returning to the dark roots of the character, half the picture takes place on a spiritual journey before the stoic young billionaire (played with portentous, anguished magnetism by Christian Bale) even dons the now-bulletproof Batsuit (fashioned from experimental...

2008-10-20 06:00:15

By Scott Bowles BEVERLY HILLS -- Mark Wahlberg pushes away a bread bowl and drops his head on folded arms. He's clearly a little run-down. His 2-year-old son, Michael, isn't adjusting well to the new baby in the family, 1-month-old Brendan. He has four television projects with HBO. He recently wrapped shooting on Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones and has been promoting his latest film, Max Payne, even stopping by Saturday Night Live to spoof himself this past weekend. Oh, and he has...

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...

2008-10-12 00:00:24

Joel and Ethan Coen's last film, 'No Country for Old Men', won four Oscars and was their biggest box-office hit to date - so, James Mottram asks them, why the long faces? It's 10.30am, the morning after Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, Burn After Reading, has opened the Venice Film Festival. Carrying huge cups of coffee, the sibling film-makers troop into the appointed hotel room looking like bespectacled hippie academics having bad-hair days. At 53, Joel is the older by three years, and...

2008-10-09 09:00:31

By VICTORIA SHOULDIS Joe Pantoliano - that's Joey Pants to his friends and everyone who could be a friend, and that includes you - ended up in pieces, quite literally, in one of his most famous roles, the gleeful psychopath Ralphie Cifaretto on The Sopranos. With his intense yet approachable acting style, Pantoliano has made a strong career for himself in the often fickle world of Hollywood, imbibing his characters - from an early role as the evil pimp Guido in Risky Business to the...

2008-09-28 03:00:17

By Ross, Deborah Taken 15, Nationwide Taken is the latest film from the French film-maker Luc Besson and is about American, ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) who turns Paris upside down -- 'I'll tear down the Eiffel Tower if I have to!' -- in his search for his abducted, 17-yearold daughter, Kim, although, personally, I wouldn't have bothered. Kim is so irritating. Kim is so excitable and such a pampered flouncer to boot. 'Bryan, ' I'd have said to him if I could, 'you're better...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.