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Originally posted 12/09/2012 11:35AM
Success, as they say, has many fathers. In the killing of Osama bin Laden, proud papas from President Obama to SEAL Team 6 earned kudos aplenty – and justifiably so, given the monstrosity of bin Laden's crimes. But with all due respect to all those dads, it's time to meet Mom.
Few people know the identity of the real-life female CIA agent who hunted bin Laden, but Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow calls her Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, which stars Jessica Chastain in the role, as well as Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Ehle. You'll recognize Maya before we've even been properly introduced, because she's the only pretty redhead in Pakistan assisting in the waterboarding of a detainee.
Originally posted 12/05/2012 11:15AM
Say it ain't so, your hotness!
After a busy few years of work – including a sizzling stripper turn in Magic Mike – PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive says he's taking a hiatus from acting in 2013.
Channing Tatum, 32, who starred in five movies in 2012 alone, and has four more on deck for the year ahead, tells EW.com that he's not quitting acting but hopes to take some time away next year to work on directing projects with his production partner Reid Carolin, a screenwriter.
Originally posted 11/25/2012 05:15PM
Back to work!
After spending Thanksgiving with daughter Suri, 6, Tom Cruise filmed scenes for the sci-fi action film All You Need Is Kill in London on Sunday.
The actor, who plays alien fighter Lt. Col. Bill Cage, landed in a helicopter in the middle of the usually bustling Trafalgar Square, which was shut down for the scene, in the heart of London.
Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel, the movie follows Cage as he battles the Mimics, a violent race of alien invaders, while stuck in a time loop.
Originally posted 11/14/2012 11:10AM
Nostalgic fans of Dorothy, Toto and witches (both good and bad) will soon get to revisit the wonderful world of Oz – this time in a new film from Disney that takes viewers back in time before the beloved wizard behind the curtain found his magical groove.
Disney released its trailer for the ambitious prequel Oz The Great and Powerful, which stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small-town circus magician who is swept away in a cyclone to ... somewhere over the rainbow. Diggs thinks he's found fame and fortune in the magical kingdom until he runs into trio of witches who doubt he's the wizard they were hoping for and expecting.
Signing on as witches for the 3-D movie, directed by Sam Raimi and set for a March 8 release, are Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, who will play Glinda, the good witch of the original classic, The Wizard of Oz.
Originally posted 11/12/2012 10:45PM
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are back together – as a couple and now on the red carpet.
On Monday night, they attended their first public Hollywood event together since the cheating scandal that rocked their relationship in July.
The occasion, of course, was the Los Angeles premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
"Every time we come back to do anything for these movies, it's always the same feeling," Stewart said of her final Twilight premiere. "It's what we're going to miss. It's that excitement. You don't ever get to share movies on such a vast [level]. I have something in common with every single one of these people here, which doesn't happen. It's pretty cool."
Originally posted 11/06/2012 12:50PM
Scarlett Johansson is a scream as Psycho star Janet Leigh in her new film, Hitchcock, which tells the story of the making of the classic horror movie in 1959.
Filming Pyscho's iconic shower scene had its challenges, Johansson 27, tells V magazine in a new interview.
"We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet," she says. "They were concerned with modesty and all these things – but I don't care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either.
Originally posted 08/06/2012 09:30AM
Do not adjust your screen!
That's Brad Pitt on the London set of his upcoming film The Counselor, with a guy who looks a lot like ... Brad Pitt!
In the movie, written by Cormac McCarthy and directed by Ridley Scott, Pitt plays a Western-wear-loving attorney who gets into trouble when he becomes involved with drug traffickers.
Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Michael Fassbender also star in the movie, which is due out next year.
Originally posted 07/09/2012 04:20PM
There is trouble on the set of Sandra Bullock's latest movie, The Heat.
In a scene that looks right out of her action hit Speed, a city bus slammed into an on-set trailer in the Roxbury section of Boston where the movie, about an FBI agent who teams with a local Boston police officer to take down a Russian mobster, is filming.
The movie costars Melissa McCarthy and is directed by her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.
At least 11 people were reportedly taken to the hospital after the accident, though none had life-threatening injuries. Photos show a number of people on stretchers being treated by paramedics.
Originally posted 07/03/2012 01:30PM
Let's settle the debate. Did we need a Spidey reboot five years after his last outing? Nope. This Spider-Man's solid script and capable effects simply aren't vibrant enough to warrant rehashing high-school shutterbug Peter Parker's life-altering spider bite. The performances, though – now those are extraordinary.
Start with the supporting cast. For gravitas, Martin Sheen and Sally Field play parental figures Uncle Ben and Aunt May, with Sheen giving Ben the fiery righteousness needed to orient Peter's moral compass in darker days.
Rhys Ifans adds nuanced edge as mad scientist Curt Connors, while Dennis Leary stiffens his spine as police captain George Stacy, out to nab a certain web-slinging vigilante.
Originally posted 06/26/2012 01:45PM
A lead character who's not all that likeable until the movie's almost over? Well now, that is brave. It's also not a terrific idea.
Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is petulant, snotty and irresponsible – in other words, a teenager. But the archery-loving Scottish princess also lacks empathy and is cruel to her fiercely traditional mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), and that's harder to swallow. Worse, though, is Brave's nutty central plot twist.
The spoiler-lite gist is that after visiting a witch (a kicky Julie Walters) in hopes of avoiding marriage to one of the dorky sons of a nearby clan, Merida leaves with a darkly magical charm that sends her on a life-altering quest.
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