05:50 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/18/2010 09:30AM
The aliens may be blue in Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all-time, but director James Cameron and star Sigourney Weaver are using their movie to spread a message that's proudly green.
The accomplished pair hosted the Eco Warrior Training competition, presented Saturday at Brooklyn Technical High School by the Internet search engine Bing. Local high school students vied for $12,000 in scholarships delivering speeches on "An Environmental Lesson I Learned From Avatar and How to Apply It In My Community, New York City, America and/or the World."
"As a New Yorker, I'm thrilled to be here to meet you, to talk to you about all of us becoming eco-warriors because our planet needs it. I got involved in Avatar, and I loved the experience. I loved the director, but I also really wanted to play Grace Augustine, who's this kick-ass woman scientist," Weaver, 60, told the more than 300 cheering teens in the audience.
Originally posted 09/16/2006 06:00AM
Every year, partway through the Toronto Film Festival, I breathe a sigh of relief, thinking, "Whew, we can have an Oscars race this year after all."
Originally posted 07/28/2004 06:00AM
Newly crowned Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong has won countless fans across the globe, but one of his funniest is Ben Stiller. Stiller, who cast Armstrong in Dodgeball, tells Insider: "It's hard to understand how someone can do all that on a physical level. But having gotten a chance to know him, he's a very normal sort of guy." But not normal like you and me. "I read his book a couple of years ago," says Stiller. "Here was a guy who had beaten cancer. His story is so amazing that after I read it I felt, 'That's incredible. I am so inspired.' And then I thought, 'Wow, I really suck.' "
Originally posted 02/05/2004 10:26AM
It may be all over for "The Lord of the Rings," but maybe not for the "Alien" series.
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