March 17, 2016 |
Taylor Swift by the numbers Taylor Swift , Wyomissing's own girlie-girl-turned-global- music-industry-giant, is ready to commit to beau Calvin Harris , 32, till death - or a no-fault divorce - do them part in a $2 mil wedding, says OK! mag. ( Selena Gomez will be maid of honor, Hollywood Life says.) Swift, who has dated the Scottish DJ and producer for only a year, reportedly doesn't want him to sign a prenup. It's a dangerous idea: She's worth $280 mil, while his fortune adds up to a paltry $110 mil. The couple has not confirmed or refuted the various reports.
October 16, 2015 |
Now that Harper Lee has revealed Atticus Finch to be Archie Bunker, America needs a new lawyer to embody the courageous and humane application of the rule of law. "Bridge of Spies" nominates James Donovan, a name drawn from history - in 1959, Donovan was plucked from a prosperous private firm practicing insurance law and assigned to represent accused Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). This was a legal task few wanted, which of course made it the legal case all the more necessary and important - on trial are both the spy and the ideals embodied in the U.S. Constitution.
October 14, 2015 |
M. Night Shyamalan is returning to the house! The Blumhouse. After finding box-office success with his low-budget thriller "The Visit," M. Night will reteam with low-budget thriller producer Jason Blum for an untitled project to star James McAvoy , Betty Buckley , Anya Taylor Joy , Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson . Variety reports that M. Night will write and direct. He'll co-produce with the busy Blum and Marc Bienstock . Plot details remain secret, Variety said, but the film will likely include elements of the supernatural.
October 3, 2015 |
Bang! Pop! Fizzle . . . On Aug. 26, a couple of K's, Kris Jenner and Khloé Kardashian , sailed out past the Los Angeles Marina and set off a buncha fireworks for the birthday of their guest, basketball beardo James Harden . Serious fireworks, yo, deafening. Absolutely terrified folks with beach homes, who then complained. Well, pffft, damp squib, the L.A. County district attorney says no charges will be brought, even though the Sheriff's Office wanted disturbing the peace. Those poor quintillionaire beach-house-owning Angelenos can still sue in small claims court.
May 11, 2015 |
My wife and I had many adventures while in New Zealand on our recent honeymoon. We rode rafts down rivers and flew in a helicopter that landed on a glacier. We took buses, bikes, and ferries; we even took a train across the country. But my biggest thrill of the entire trip - besides being with my bride, of course - was stationary, free, and did not involve a human. It involved a sheep. His name was Tom. Tom was one of three sheep kept on the grounds of a bed and breakfast where we stayed on the North Island.
November 4, 2014 |
Tom Hanks, man of letters Seems James Franco and Snooki aren't the only celebs who know how to write stories and poems and books and such. Tom Hanks , 58, the only human on the planet it is impossible to dislike (even we can't help but adore the perennial movie good guy), has signed with Alfred A. Knopf to publish a collection of his short stories. Hanks, who recently published a yarn in the New Yorker, says each story is inspired by a piece from his extensive collection of typewriters.
October 11, 2013 |
SOMALIAN pirates take to the seas hoping to change their lives, even if it's at the expense of someone else's life. But no Somalian pirate may have his life changed more than Barkhad Abdi, and it won't come at anyone's expense. Abdi isn't a pirate - he just plays one very convincingly in the new film "Captain Phillips. " Abdi grew up in strife-filled Somalia, "saw the war," he said, "overheard the chaos, the killing and disaster, and was heartbroken. " He said that, in Somalia, "there were no options, no government, no schools, no structure - just warlords and guns.
October 11, 2013 |
IN THE beginning of his career, Tom Hanks was known for wearing a dress (TV's "Bosom Buddies"). Then he got a starring role in a movie, and he was known for falling in love with a mermaid ("Splash"). He made some other good movies during his first decade in Hollywood (most notably "Big"), but it all changed for Hanks in the 1990s, when he went from lovable goofball to the male actor of the decade. Just three years removed from starring opposite a dog in "Turner & Hooch," Hanks went on a six-year run with "A League of Their Own," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Philadelphia," "Forrest Gump," "Apollo 13," "Toy Story," "That Thing You Do!"
October 10, 2013 |
It's become too taxing to resist the daily onslaught of faux news about Miley Cyrus . We surrender: We'll publish every scrap we see. In the latest, the overexposed singer's pa, Billy Ray Cyrus , has decided to open up about the state of Miley's soul in these dark times since her engagement to Liam Hemsworth collapsed and she began making a fool of herself with phallic objects in front of every camera pointed at her. MiCy, BiCy...
October 7, 2013 |
It's a moment rife with dread, surprise, panic, suspense. In Captain Phillips , Paul Greengrass' white-knuckle reenactment of the 2009 hijacking of a U.S.-flagged freighter in the Arabian Sea, four Somali pirates take the bridge of the Maersk Alabama. It is the first time that Muse , the lean, stone-eyed leader of the marauders, and Richard Phillips , the mariner in charge of the giant container vessel, meet. And for Greengrass, it was a doubly crucial moment.