07:34 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 05/01/2014 02:10PM
The impending laugh fest just keeps getting bigger: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jonah Hill have joined the roster of Spike TV's One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles, which tapes Tuesday, May 6 at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City.
Originally posted 02/13/2014 07:30PM
Jonah Hill may have only been paid $60,000 for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, but there are no hard feelings.
Originally posted 02/11/2014 11:45AM
One of the most buzzed-about scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street involves Leonardo DiCaprio's character losing control while on the sedative-hypnotic drug Quaaludes. The film's director, Martin Scorsese, reveals that, although his team had a "Quaaludes expert" on set to ensure realism, they also could've easily drawn from his own experience.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 12:15PM
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Originally posted 11/11/2013 02:00PM
Happy Birthday, Leo!
Leonardo DiCaprio knows how to throw a party. The actor shut down TAO Downtown in New York on Sunday to ring in his 39th year.
DiCaprio enjoyed a private dinner with 100 of his closest friends and family, including Martin Scorsese and Orlando Bloom, who recently separated from wife Miranda Kerr. Kanye West and 2 Chainz performed a full concert for the birthday boy after the feast.
Originally posted 06/17/2013 12:00PM
Fresh off The Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio is rolling in the dough again – but this time it's the 1990s, baby.
The brand-new trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street, which reteams DiCaprio with director Martin Scorsese for the fifth time, shows the star partying hard with his shady stockbroker buddies – while the FBI is sniffing around.
DiCaprio's voiceover kicks things off with a Goodfellas vibe: "The year I turned 26, I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week."
Originally posted 04/05/2013 11:10AM
He sometimes may have roundly criticized them, but actors and filmmakers alike gave high thumbs up to the late Roger Ebert, who died Thursday after a lengthy fight with cancer.
Fellow Chicagoan President Barack Obama spoke for many when he said in a statement, "For a generation of Americans – and especially Chicagoans – Roger was the movies. When he didn't like a film, he was honest; when he did, he was effusive – capturing the unique power of the movie to take us somewhere magical."
Added the Chief Executive: "Even amidst his own battles with cancer, Roger was as productive as he was resilient – continuing to share his passion and perspective with the world. The movies won't be the same without Roger."
Originally posted 10/07/2012 08:00PM
Lois Smith, a much-admired veteran movie publicist and the mother of Grey's Anatomy actress Brooke Smith, died Sunday afternoon after suffering a brain hemorrhage due to an accidental fall, Deadline reports. She was 84.
The New York-based industry trailblazer was in Maine, where her husband, Eugene Smith, was set to be recognized for his philanthropic work. Smith fell down the stairs late Saturday night at the bed-and-breakfast where they were staying.
A maternal figure to both stars and journalists who tended to adore her in equal doses, Smith, along with Pat Kingsley and Patricia Newcomb, helped establish the publicity firm of PMK (initially known as Pickwick, it merged with Maslansky/Koenigsberg) as an A-list leader. As a publicist, Smith was as involved in shaping images as she was in promoting specific movies, and always with a personal touch.
Among her clients were Robert Redford (their professional marriage went back to the late '60s, when his star was launched with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), as well as Marilyn Monroe, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon and Whitney Houston.
Originally posted 02/25/2012 05:45PM
Make no mistake: Oscar loves the movies.
Of the nine films in contention to be named Best Picture, the two with the most overall nominations – Hugo, with 11, and The Artist, with 10 – focus on the art form in its infancy and each is a Valentine to the medium – but will one of them snag Oscar's heart?
Having already earned Martin Scorsese a Golden Globe for his direction, Hugo sets its story in Paris, where orphan Hugo Cabret helps the real-life 1900s screen pioneer Georges Melies (played by Ben Kingsley) enjoy renewed appreciation in 1931.
With a number critics' circle awards as best picture of 2011, BAFTA's and the Producers Guild best picture of the year awards and the best musical or comedy motion picture Golden Globe, The Artist, set in 1927, examines of Hollywood's transition from silents to talkies as it affects a successful leading man (Jean Dujardin) who staunchly refuses to adapt to the new process.
Originally posted 01/29/2012 10:10PM
That's one way to pass time during a two-hour awards ceremony.
The ladies of Bridesmaids enjoyed Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards one sip at a time with a game they invented that honors a filmmaker who's no stranger to winning the top prize: Martin Scorsese.
Taking the stage with beverages in-hand to present their film, which was nominated in the outstanding cast category, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy explained the rules to their drinking game of choice.
"You have to take a drink every time, and I mean every time, you hear the word 'Scorsese,' " McCarthy explained, a mini bottle of Grey Goose in her hands."You'd be surprised how much that comes up in just casual conversation because people like to throw that thing around."
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