September 3, 2006 |
Oliver Stone, who is at the Venice Film Festival for his Sept. 11 drama, World Trade Center, has accused Hollywood of glorifying war. "Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down - these movies worshiped the machinery of war," Stone said. "And I think America went back to the concept of war too easily. " Unlike previous decades, which also produced antiwar films, Stone said, the '90s were dominated by pictures "that promoted the concept of war. " "I have reasons to be depressed as a Vietnam veteran," said Stone, who made the Vietnam film Platoon.
August 7, 2004 |
Someone doesn't like Tom Brokaw. That would be Steven Koplan, 46, of Staten Island, N.Y., who has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment after sending 3,500 e-mails to MSNBC over two months last year, including 13 that threatened Brokaw. According to the Staten Island Advance newspaper, a 66-count indictment alleges that Koplan sent the messages with the "intent to harass, annoy, threaten and alarm" Brokaw. Koplan, who will be arraigned Wednesday, comes off as a bit off-kilter.
August 14, 2000 |
QUOTE "As far as collaborating with Michael is concerned, I would like to leave well enough alone. There was great success with 'Scream' and I'm just fine with that. " - Janet Jackson, when asked if she and big brother would team up again. The "Material Girl" now has the most perfect accessory to go in her collection. Madonna gave birth to a baby boy on Friday, one month earlier than the given date. She named the lad Rocco Ritchie. (We hope the little boys in the schoolyard will have mercy on him.)
October 13, 1999 |
Legends, they say, die hard. In the case of Wilt Chamberlain, we can only imagine. After all, by his own account,he was the world's greatest lover. Others will praise the glory of his athletic career. They'll quote his NBA statistics: 31,419 points, nearly 24,000 rebounds. They'll remember how he once scored 100 points in a single game. But there is one other number, and it is the one that everyone remembers with awe: 20,000. It is the number of women he once claimed he had made love to since he was a high schooler at Overbrook.
March 3, 2003 |
TALK ABOUT corporate synergy. Playboy gives "Hot in Herre" artist Nelly a camera to take nekkid model shots for its April issue and Hugh Hefner and nekkid Playboy bunnies then show up in Nelly's new video "Work It," with Justin Timberlake. The vid was shot at the Playboy mansion and this one has too much flesh for even flesh-happy MTV. If you want to see what the London Sun is billing as the uncut world exclusive, check out www.thesun.co.uk/article/ 0,,2003080005-2003081405,,00.
May 8, 2013 |
"GOOD MORNING, Tattle readers. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read this first item about Tom Cruise signing on to play Ethan Hunt in a fifth edition of 'Mission: Impossible.' As always, should any member of your Tattle force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions, but please make sure they transfer their Daily News subscription to a young, living relative. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck. " According to the Los Angeles Times , the $700 million worldwide box-office gross of 2011's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" has led to a "Mission" change.
February 12, 2016 |
AAT A Berlin Film Festival press conference for his new movie, "Hail, Caesar," George Clooney lost his cool when a reporter questioned his commitment to the refugee crisis affecting Germany and much of Europe. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Clooney, one of the most activist of actors, was understandably miffed. "I spend a lot of time working on these things, and it's an odd thing to have someone stand up and say, 'What do you do?' That's fine, knock yourself out," Clooney said.
January 30, 1993 |
Turf Man is at it again. "We still have a lot of work to do; it's coming down to the wire," said George Toma, who is charged with creating the ideal playing field for tomorrow's Super Bowl game, between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Two weeks ago, Toma salvaged the turf at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, transforming it from slop to grass in time for the NFC championship game. The Rose Bowl is nowhere as messy as Candlestick, but Toma says this job is more stressful because thousands of people tromp on the field daily.
June 20, 2003 |
Harry Potter may be all about fantasy, but publishing is all about business. (Well, it's about reading, too, of course, but first things first.) Harry's creator J.K. Rowling and publisher Scholastic Inc. have sued the New York Daily News, which published excerpts Wednesday from the much-anticipated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, for copyright infringement, among other things. As everyone surely knows by now, the book does not go on sale until one minute past midnight tonight.
June 29, 1989 |
Hugh Hefner, the longtime playboy of the western world, is getting married for a second time this weekend. The 63-year-old founder of Playboy magazine will wed 1988 Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad, 26, Saturday afternoon at the Playboy Mansion in exclusive Holmby Hills outside Los Angeles. About 450 guests will then party the night away beneath a huge white tent alongside the mansion's exotic grotto. "It was the kind of thing I felt quite certain would never happen in my life," Hefner said.