09:53 PM EDT 05/23/2013
Originally posted 05/23/2013 01:30PM
Being God is exhausting ... or is it?
During an interview with FOX affiliate Q13 in Seattle, to promote his new movie Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman appeared to be napping on-camera. This left costar Michael Caine to field the questions from anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey about the crime thriller, which concerns a group of magicians who use their skills to rob banks.
But after his video went viral Thursday, Freeman provided an explanation for his shut-eye. "I wasn't actually sleeping," he jokingly tells PEOPLE. "I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
Originally posted 05/23/2013 10:00AM
Brad Pitt stepped out solo Wednesday night to mingle with an impressive crowd of A-listers – but he didn't forget his fans, either.
Showing his new zombie thriller World War Z for the first time, hehosted a star-packed screening at New York City's Museum of Modern Art – then zipped to Hoboken, N.J., where he surprised moviegoers at a late-night sneak preview.
"They said we got to do a showing in the city and I said okay, but we can't do it without showing it to the people who we made the film for," he told the Jersey fans. "So we decided to do it than no other place than Jersey. We've got a monster film, it's epic, scary as hell and I guarantee it's the most intense thing you will see all summer."
Originally posted 08/21/2012 03:00PM
That's one lucky hand!
Michael Douglas took in a game of blackjack on Monday night at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
"He was just having fun and fooling around passing time with other guests," an onlooker told PEOPLE.
Douglas's spot at the table might have been for more than just fun. The 67-year-old actor is slated to appear in Last Vegas, an upcoming film about four best friends in their 60's who decide to forgo retirement and throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas instead.
Douglas will star alongside Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 12/15/2011 08:45AM
Ricky Gervais, start sharpening your tongue – the Golden Globes are off and running.
Among those in the spotlight thanks to Thursday's nominations: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Kristen Wiig, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
Also in the running in the leading categories are Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and Homeland, among others.
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 02/18/2010 02:15PM
Time isn't healing all wounds, as evidenced by Morgan Freeman's left hand, which has been paralyzed since he was injured in a car accident a year-and-a-half ago, he tells PEOPLE.
The Oscar-winning star, again nominated this year as Best Actor for playing Nelson Mandela in Invictus, says he's never fully healed after the August 2008 crash.
"I suffered nerve damage and it hasn't gotten better. I can't move it,” Freeman, 72, said at Wednesday's Los Angeles County Museum of Art premiere of The Eastwood Factor, a documentary about the storied career of Freeman's friend and frequent director, Clint Eastwood. (The featurette is part of the 19-disc Warner Home Video collection, Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros., which was released Tuesday.)
"If you don't move your hand, it will swell up," Freeman said. "Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?"
Originally posted 02/02/2010 01:00PM
"I'd like to thank the Academy for this extraordinary honor. Congratulations to Matt Damon on his nomination. I'm especially grateful to Clint Eastwood, Invictus producer, Lori McCreary, and the entire cast and crew of
Invictus. Most importantly, thank you to Nelson Mandela for his encouragement, his blessing and his friendship – without which, this film would not have been possible."
Best Actor nominee Morgan Freeman makes a statement regarding his – and his costar's – Oscar honor.
The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
– Alexis Chiu
Originally posted 12/15/2009 02:45PM
The race for golden statuettes starts now – and those in the running are expressing shock and gratitude for their recognition by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
"I am beyond stunned," said Sandra Bullock in a statement for her two Golden Globe nods: Best Actress in a Drama for The Blind Side and Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for The Proposal. "Just to be included in the company of these amazing women I have so admired through the years has left me slack-jawed with awe."
Others like Marion Cotillard, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical nominee for Nine, were awakened in the wee hours with the good news. "I got a phone call that woke me up and heard 'Congratulations,' and I knew what it was about," Cotillard told PEOPLE. "I'm just so happy! How couldn’t I be?"
Originally posted 02/25/2009 08:40PM
She was the woman in the Nissan with Morgan Freeman when it flipped over last summer in Mississippi. She was not only injured, but chased by rumor and innuendo, since at the time nobody knew who she was or why Freeman was driving with her while in the midst of a divorce from his wife.
On Wednesday, Demaris Meyer, 48, came forward to both announce a federal lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor seeking money to pay for injuries and to clarify her relationship with him.
"I am not 'Miss Daisy' as I have been referred to in the press," Meyer tearfully told a news conference. "I was not and never have been his mistress, nor was I the cause of his marital breakup."
Originally posted 08/07/2008 01:00PM
Morgan Freeman has been released from a Tennessee hospital – and says he is glad to be on the upswing.
"I left the hospital today just after 12 noon, Memphis time," Freeman said in a statement released by his rep to PEOPLE. "I'm doing very well. I feel real good. I just really, I thank the staff at 'Elvis Presley [Hospital]' and many, many thanks to my many well-wishers. It's great to know people care about you.”
"He's recovering nicely at home, and his career will continue as planned," says Freeman's rep, Ken Sunshine.
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