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Originally posted 08/06/2008 01:20PM
It was an attack Camp Pendleton didn't see coming: Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. brought a full-scale laugh assault to the Marines there as they presented a special screening of their military-themed action-comedy, Tropic Thunder.
"We were really excited to show this movie to the military personnel who do so much for our country," Ben Stiller said in a statement. "I think they really got a kick out of seeing a bunch of spoiled actors complaining about how hard it is to do a war movie. But seriously, it was really hard. We almost did a boot camp, but then decided on a cast dinner instead."
Like a film premiere, there was a red carpet at the base's MCC Base Theater – only it was (fittingly) combat green-colored. And once the film's stars were inside the theater, they spent time meeting the troops, posing for pictures and then introduced the film.
Tropic Thunder blasts into theaters Aug. 13.
Originally posted 06/04/2008 09:30AM
All's well that ends well: Jack Black is blaming his wife, Tanya Haden, for causing him to be the "bean spiller" of news that Angelina Jolie is expecting twins – much to Jolie's relief, he says.
"It was my wife's fault ... She said, like it was common knowledge, 'Angelina's having twins' – because my wife is a triplet, and she was interested in that," Black, 38, told Today host Meredith Vieira on Wednesday's show.
As for Jolie's reaction: "She was relieved. She wanted to spill the beans, but didn't know how to and I did it for her," Black said.
Originally posted 06/01/2008 03:00PM
Jack Black and his wife Tanya Haden have welcomed their second child, PEOPLE has learned.
"I have a new one," Black, 38, told reporters Saturday at the junket for his animated movie, Kung Fu Panda, in Beverly Hills. "It's eating every three hours."
Name and birth details were not immediately available. Older brother Samuel turns 2 in June.
Originally posted 05/14/2008 09:15AM
The 61st Cannes Film Festival kicked off Wednesday morning as Jack Black showed off his martial art skills for Kung Fu Panda.
Black arrived at the Carlton hotel pier by boat, then walked a gauntlet of 40 oversized pandas modeled after characters in the animated film, which costars Angelina Jolie. (The stunt rivaled last year's airborne arrival of Jerry Seinfeld dressed as bee.)
"It's a hard choice to decide who had the crazier stunt between me and Jerry," Black, 39, tells PEOPLE. "But I can't believe he had to come down from the top of the hotel – twice."
In fact, Black's "pandemonium" on the pier upstaged the official festival opening flick, Blindness, which stars Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal and Mark Ruffalo.
Originally posted 03/29/2008 11:35PM
Miley Cyrus had slime on her mind Saturday at Nickelodeon's 2008 annual Kids Choice Awards.
The teen superstar begged not to get showered with the green stuff while she accepted the award for Favorite Female Singer (she also won for Favorite TV Actress). "I don't want to get slimed but I am glad to be here," she told the screaming crowd.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull star Harrison Ford, who presented the award for Favorite Voice for an Animated Movie, got the green stuff dumped on him instead, adding his name to the list of slimmed celebrities, which includes Justin Timberlake, Nicole Kidman, Pink and Johnny Depp.
Later in the night, Cyrus was back on stage to rock the house with her tune, "G.N.O. - Girl's Night Out."
Originally posted 01/18/2008 08:05AM
Forget the Big Buzz. It's all about the Big Brrr this year at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival, which kicked off in snow-covered Park City, Utah, Thursday.
Thanks to a cold snap, the temperature is below zero at night and barely edges into the teens during the day. Paris Hilton and other Hollywood celebrities planning to make the scene at Sundance should pack their long underwear.
Out of 207 films being shown this year, here's a quick look at five that are generating must-see buzz:
In Bruges: The festival's opener is a comedy about two Irish hit men (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) stuck in Bruges, a quaint medieval town in Belgium, after an assignment goes wrong. (Opens in theaters Feb. 8.)
Originally posted 01/05/2008 02:00PM
Jack Black and wife Tanya Haden are adding another baby to their family, the actor said Saturday.
"Yes, she's expecting," Black told reporters at the Be Kind Rewind press day at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. He declined to name a due date.
The couple, who eloped in March 2006, are already parents to a 1½-year-old boy.
So far, Black says he's taken on parenting with a "day-by-day" strategy. "I've been told that two children is three times as hard as one child," he joked, "but then strangely three children is easier than one."
Originally posted 08/25/2006 04:20PM
Jack Black will cook up his comedic magic on MTV's Video Music Awards on Thursday. PEOPLE looks at who else will be making the scene, plus other events happening in the coming week:
Originally posted 08/10/2006 04:40PM
Nacho Libre star Jack Black will host the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV announced Thursday.
Originally posted 06/13/2006 07:50AM
Jack Black and musician wife Tanya Haden, who eloped in March, are the new parents of a baby boy, born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Black's rep, Matt Labov, tells PEOPLE.
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