06:11 PM EDT 05/18/2013
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Originally posted 05/18/2013 09:00AM
With Iron Man 3 breaking box office records, nobody is happier about the film's success than actor Ashley Hamilton, who plays a small but pivotal role of former military officer Jack Taggert.
Hamilton, whose band The Wondergirls also performs the song "Let's Go All the Way" on the soundtrack with Robbie Williams, says he's "really grateful for somebody giving me an opportunity again. I just didn't have that before."
The 38-year-old son of George Hamilton has had more than his fair share of troubles when it came to drug and alcohol abuse. After staying sober for more than six years and getting his career back on track, Hamilton found that he still had one serious problem that needed attention.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 03:00PM
Ty Simpkins currently stars as the young boy who gives a helping hand – and a hard time – to Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, but there is much more to the New York City native, who has been acting since he was 3 months old.
Simpkins, 11, has already starred on two different daytime soaps (One Life to Live and Guiding Light), worked with Oscar winner Kate Winslet on three movies (All the Kings Men, Little Children and Revolutionary Road) and become the face of a new horror franchise (Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, expected later this year).
Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:00AM
It's hard to know how battling a giant alien millipede might affect a guy, but it seems to have turned Iron Man 3's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) into Bruce Wayne.
This post-Avengers Iron Man is a brooding insomniac, tinkering in his Batcave and so mired in existential angst that he's having panic attacks. He's so dour, it's actually a relief when a madman attacks his Malibu manse, blowing it off the map in one of the film's most spectacular scenes.
At least then we don't have to spend the entire threequel in Tony's head.
Originally posted 02/07/2013 08:20AM
PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum, will make his debut on the Academy Awards stage this month as one of four newly announced special guests who are joining the Feb. 24 broadcast.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe are the other three actors who will make special appearances, producers said Thursday.
The four join a list of previously announced Oscar presenters, including Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Mark Wahlberg.
Originally posted 08/16/2012 11:35AM
Iron Man might be invincible but actor Robert Downey Jr. is far from it.
The 47-year-old actor injured his ankle while filming Iron Man 3 on Wednesday.
"Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of Iron Man 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt. There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates," Marvel Studios said in a statement.
Originally posted 05/05/2012 09:45AM
Superheroes have it easy: We only expect them to save the planet every now and again. Superhero movies, though, have the daunting task of illuminating our souls.
Dazzling effects, strong stories and bold heroes mean bubkes unless they inspire us. Thank the gods, The Avengers is just what it ought to be – inspired.
After five recent films about the solo exploits of Marvel heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, outclassing Edward Norton), The Avengers weaves its narrative threads into a vibrant display of effects wizardry with characters to love and wit to spare.
Originally posted 05/03/2012 05:55AM
It was date night at the Hollywood Bowl during the first of Coldplay's three scheduled shows.
New parents Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan arrived at the venue in a chauffeured ride. The Avengers star jumped out first, then opened the door for his wife, who was sitting in the front seat. He escorted her into the venue and kept his hand on her back.
Despite the paparazzi attention, the two looked happy and smiled together, holding hands as they were ushered into the venue and given the VIP treatment.
Meanwhile, a pregnant Molly Sims and hubby Scott Stuber took in the show, arriving through a VIP entrance after walking a short distance away from down the hill. The two then disappeared through the artists' entrance,where they remained for the rest of the night.
– Jessica Wedemeyer
Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:00AM
In real-life, Robert Downey Jr. doesn't possess superhuman strength, genius intellect or that famed power suit.
But Iron Man, his on-screen Avengers alter-ego gifted with his body, brains and superhero wardrobe, isn't lacking – and fans of the franchise agree.
According to data collected on the movie's Facebook page, 37 percent of fans polled would most like to be Iron Man (identity: Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark) if they could transform into any Marvel superhero.
Originally posted 12/16/2011 08:10AM
Between playing Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, does anyone have more fun onscreen than Robert Downey Jr.?
His gift is imparting that delight to the audience, which begins to explain why Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is enjoyable in spite of its shortcomings. But the fact that Shadows is better than its predecessor? Well, there are a host of reasons for that.
Let's start with the plot. Gone is the fake hocus pocus of Sherlock's last case – something about a flim-flam man taking over a snooty cult in an effort to destroy Parliament. No, this one is about a flim-flam man bombing select targets in Europe in an effort to start a world war. (WWI ignites a mere two decades after the film is set.)
Originally posted 04/14/2011 10:00AM
Paul McCartney chatted up the staff at the Apple store at West Hollywood's The Grove, asking questions about the merchandise before buying a MacBook Pro. The rocker was sporting mirrored shades and, according to an onlooker, "seemed cheery and eager to learn" about his new computer.
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