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Originally posted 07/04/2010 11:35AM
Call it civic duty or patriotic pride, Hollywood is no stranger to showing support for the red, white and blue. Actors and filmmakers alike have produced films about protecting and defending our country against everything from terrorists to aliens to giant astroids. Whether based on real-life leaders or leaders created by a screenwriter's imagination, some of screen's heaviest hitters have taken their turn portraying the President of the United States. But who served the office best? Our faves are:
Originally posted 05/28/2009 12:00PM
A studio executive could open a summer's worth of blockbusters with the celebrities sitting court side at a single L.A. Lakers' playoff game.
Just how do Hollywood's finest manage to get those prime locations court side and in the lower bowl? Some buy in bulk – Lakers' season ticket holders include Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Penny Marshall, Dyan Cannon and Glenn Frey, to name a few. But that's not the only way to get a foot on the floor. "The main way most of the celebrities get in are through seats given to them by studios, record companies, major talent agencies and production companies," says Lakers' spokesman John Black. "On a given night, we may have 40 celebrities here but I may only be aware of five of them myself."
Originally posted 06/13/2008 09:20AM
All the star power in the world couldn't keep the Lakers from blowing a 24-point lead in their devastating loss to the Boston Celtics Thursday night at L.A.'s Staples Center.
"Good for Boston," Will Smith graciously conceded to PEOPLE after the Celtics' 97-91 win. He was followed to the exits by a grim-faced Jack Nicholson, a dejected Penny Marshall and disconsolate Justin Timberlake.
But the crowd – which included L.A. supporters Denzel Washington, Tobey McGuire, David Beckham, Nicky Hilton, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Dustin Hoffman and Fergie – did contain a few Boston fans.
Originally posted 02/04/2008 12:50PM
As that "great determinator" Super Tuesday quickly draws near, some new high-powered celebrity endorsements – as well as additional bolstering by loyal top-name supporters – are adding further rhetoric to the race.
Among the latest names to rally 'round a hopeful is Jack Nicholson, who on Monday revealed his support of Democrat Hillary Clinton on the Rick Dees in the Morning Show on Los Angeles's Movin' 93.9 FM.
Nicholson's move, which puts him in the same league as longtime Clinton boosters Barbra Streisand and Danny DeVito, follows Sunday's appearance by Oprah Winfrey at a Los Angeles rally for Barack Obama. (Also over the weekend, celebs including Scarlett Johansson lent their singing voices to "Yes, We Can," a YouTube music video, shown below, supporting Obama.)
Originally posted 11/12/2007 11:00AM
"I don't do television. I've never done a talk show, never was on with my dear friend Johnny [Carson]. And I won't play golf on television, either. I tell 'em I'm too expensive for television."
Jack Nicholson tells Golf Digest why his pal Clint Eastwood hasn't talked him into playing in the AT&T at Pebble Beach tournament
Originally posted 03/29/2006 06:00AM
She's got a TV show, movie projects and endorsement deals, and finally Mischa Barton admits: "I'm a bit of a workaholic, I've realized." Indeed. When the O.C. star and Keds spokesmodel – whom we caught up with at L.A.'s Tropicana Bar for the shoemaker and Jane magazine's 2006 fall collection party – wraps her FOX show on May 5, she'll head to Toronto just a week later to film the World War II love story Closing the Ring. She's even spending time helping with research. "I love that period of clothing," she tells us. "We went to vintage shops – it's so cool to find a rare piece of fallen-apart clothing."
Originally posted 03/09/2005 04:00PM
Stars such as Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, John Cusack and Sean Penn turned out for the private memorial service of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson last weekend -- and Nicholson even paid tribute with his own hand-drawn portraits of the late writer.
Originally posted 07/10/2003 01:00PM
Keanu Reeves and Jack Nicholson are temporarily out of work -- and Nicholson is in favor of it.
Originally posted 12/16/2002 01:00PM
Jack's back -- and Oscar might not be far behind. Jack Nicholson has been named best actor by the 50-member Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his tour-de-force role in director Alexander Payne's "About Schmidt."
Originally posted 09/24/2002 11:00AM
Friday brings the 40th annual New York Film Festival to the Big Apple. It will also bring Jack Nicholson, whose movie, "About Schmidt," won raves at Cannes and now opens this year's festivities at Lincoln Center.
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