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Russell Crowe Gets Lift from Coast Guard After 'Grand Adventure' Kayaking | Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe Gets a Lift from Coast Guard After Getting Lost Kayaking

Originally posted 09/03/2012 09:15AM

It could have been the scene out of one of his movies.

Russell Crowe got some help from the U.S. Coast Guard late Saturday night during a kayaking trip gone wrong off of New York's Long Island.

The actor, who is in the area filming the new Darren Aronofsky movie, Noah, launched from Cold Spring Harbor Saturday afternoon, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki told the Associated Press. When it got dark, he and his friend apparently got lost but managed to make their way to shore, beaching their kayaks in Huntington Bay.

They were nearly 10 miles east from where they had set out.

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Hear Anne Hathaway Sing in Les Misérables | Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Sings in Les Misérables

Originally posted 05/30/2012 09:20AM

As the ill-fated Fantine in Les Misérables, Anne Hathaway has a keen distinction: She delivers the long-running stage show's first-act lament "I Dreamed a Dream" in the upcoming, all-star movie version, whose trailer has just been released (see below, and turn up the volume).

From the sound of it, the actress and former Oscar host, 29, boasts an impressive set of pipes, and the number, which has been known to bring a tear to theater audiences, sounds as haunting as ever.

Hathaway costars in the musical epic alongside Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Colm Wilkinson and others.

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POLL: Who Should Play Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor? | Brendan Coyle, Clive Owen, Jemaine Clement, Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Russell Crowe

Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, Who Should Play Richard Burton?

Originally posted 04/24/2012 09:05AM

Goodbye, probation, and hello, small screen.

Lindsay Lohan appears to be putting her days of trouble behind her and getting back to work. The actress has signed on to play the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original movie Liz & Dick.

"I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan, 25, said in a statement. "She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role."

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Tweet Away the Lbs. with Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe Tweets Weight Loss

Originally posted 07/11/2011 11:45AM

Russell Crowe is getting into shape, 140 characters at a time.

The New Zealand-born Aussie Oscar winner, 47, has been Tweeting his exercise routine, kicking off his summer of fitness with a bike ride on June 18.

"First ride in quite some time. Sore legs, sore a**, be worse tomorrow and the next day," Tweeted Crowe.

The actor, who gained 63 lbs. for 2008's Body of Lies, confessed to struggling with maintaining his physique.

"If i stop exercising my body tries 2 return 2 its heaviest weight," he admitted to a fan. (Spelling Crowe's.)

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Russell Crowe: Don't Call Robin Hood Irish!

Russell Crowe: Don't Call Robin Hood Irish!

Originally posted 05/14/2010 01:40PM

Robin Hood may steal from the rich – but did Russell Crowe adopt an Irish brogue in character in his latest flick?

The Aussie actor, who's been promoting Robin Hood at the Cannes Film Festival, took umbrage during a recent BBC Radio 4 interview when host Mark Lawson said he heard hints of Irish in Crowe's character's voice.

"You've got dead ears, mate," Crowe, 46, said, "seriously dead ears if you think there's an Irish accent."

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Russell Crowe Recalls Getting His Feet Wet at Cannes – Literally

Russell Crowe Recalls Getting His Feet Wet at Cannes – Literally

Originally posted 05/12/2010 03:10PM

Russell Crowe once had a public wardrobe malfunction – a wet one.

Recalling an early trip to the Cannes Film Festival when he was 27, the Oscar-winning actor says he wore an old pair of black zip-up boots and discovered one of the soles was completely worn through – only once it started raining.

"With the rain on the red carpet, you know, every step I took – slurp, slurp – a little more water got sucked up into my sock," Crowe, 46, who returned to the French Riviera Wednesday to premiere Robin Hood with Cate Blanchett, tells Entertainment Tonight.

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Cannes Film Festival Opens Wednesday with Robin Hood | Russell Crowe

Cannes Film Festival Opens Wednesday with Robin Hood

Originally posted 05/12/2010 07:30AM

The stars should brighten things up on the French Riviera this week as the 63rd Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday night – in the wake of uncommonly gloomy, even freakish weather in the picturesque resort area.

Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett are set to walk the red carpet on Wednesday for the world premiere of Robin Hood, which kicks off the proceedings. Other big names expected to attend the 12-day festival include Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Michael Douglas, Kate Beckinsale and Javier Bardem.

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POLL: Who Will Be Summer's Hottest Action Hero?

POLL: Who Will Be Summer's Hottest Action Hero?

Originally posted 05/07/2010 10:55AM

Summer movie season officially kicks off Friday with the release of Iron Man 2, and with stars like Robert Downey Jr. and Bradley Cooper taking to the big screen this year, it looks like summer's going to be a scorcher! PEOPLE.com wants to know:
Who do you think will be the hottest action star?

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Russell Crowe Picks on Robin Hoods of the Past

Russell Crowe Picks on Robin Hoods of the Past

Originally posted 04/29/2010 06:10AM

Robin Hood may steal from the rich and give to the poor, but when it comes to his interpretation of the folk legend, Russell Crowe is barely giving an inch.

As the star and producer of May 12's Cannes Film Festival opening attraction Robin Hood, Crowe compared and contrasted his new version to previous screen incarnations of Sherwood Forest's favorite bandit.

"Past filmmakers and studios have 'supposed' things about Robin Hood," the Gladiator Oscar winner, 46, said Tuesday night on French TV's Canal Plus Le Grand Journal.

On the other hand, his take on Hood and his merry men – which costars Cate Blanchett and marks Crowe's fifth collaboration with director Ridley Scott – "depicts the origins, where he might actually have come from" instead of relying on the "usual clichés."

Perhaps hoping to right the wrongs of the past, Crowe even went so far as to suggest his Robin Hood will "recalibrate the story … taking a fresh look."

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POLL: Who's the Sexiest Gladiator?

POLL: Who's the Sexiest Gladiator?

Originally posted 04/02/2010 02:30PM

The rebooted Clash of the Titans arrives in theaters Friday, and that means one thing: Sam Worthington will be sporting a gladiator outfit – and you'll get to see it in 3-D.

The Aussie is just the latest actor to spring into action – and action-hero garb – on the silver screen.

He's preceded by a hunky who's who of stars, like Brad Pitt, who played Achilles in 2004's Troy, Gerard Butler as King Leonidas in 300. And who can forget the original gladiator – Russell Crowe in his Oscar-winning turn as Maximus in 2000's Best Picture, Gladiator?

Before you catch Worthington in Clash of the Titans this weekend, tell us: Which actor is the sexiest gladiator?

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