07:31 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 05/05/2013 09:05PM
It won't be an easy sweater to fill.
"There's only one person in this whole world like you," Fred Rogers liked to say on his long-running children's TV show. But now the difficult task begins of finding someone just like Mr. Rogers – or who can at least capture his essence – for an upcoming biopic.
A film about Rogers, who died in 2003 at age 74, is in the works at Treehouse Pictures based on a script by Alexis Jolly, a staff writer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Deadline.com reports.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 11:30AM
Two longtime, famous-name pals are back together.
After a two-year professional break to spend more time with his family, Tobey Maguire returns to the big screen by teaming up with his longtime pal Leonardo DiCaprio for director Baz Luhrmann's new 3D adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, opening May 10.
"We are like any other buddies. There's a lot of laughing and chatting between us," Maguire told PEOPLE at the film's New York City premiere on Wednesday. "We enjoy doing a lot of things we have in common, like basketball. We like to play and talk about basketball."
Best friends for nearly 25 years, Maguire, 37, and DiCaprio, 38, first met in 1990 during the casting for Parenthood, a one-season TV spin-off series based on director Ron Howard's movie starring Steve Martin (before it was revived for TV – successfully – in 2010). At the time, DiCaprio landed the lead teen role, while Maguire was handed only a couple of lines.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 10:00AM
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Carey Mulligan and more hit the premiere of the roaring '20s extravaganza
Originally posted 05/01/2013 02:45PM
From the Jazz-Age fashions to the Prohibition-Era cocktails to the one-of-a-kind cars, viewers will be able to relive the Roaring '20s vicariously through the film adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby, scheduled to hit theaters on May 10.
True, the Baz Luhrmann-directed film also boasts an all-star cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, for starters – but here are a few other reasons why the 3D film already ranks as a must-see.
Originally posted 07/17/2012 06:00AM
Joined by five pals, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire managed to build in some bonding time on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The actors stopped by Cut inside the Palazzo hotel for dinner.
Maguire, who requested vegan items, was brought corn salad, tomato salad and butter lettuce. He was also given fingerling potatoes, squash, romano beans and sautéed spinach.
DiCaprio, on the other hand, joined in with the rest of the party and ate steak with a few sides.
Maguire "only drank water," a source tells PEOPLE, while pal DiCaprio sipped on a Raspberry Velvet cocktail made with Grey Goose.
– Mark Gray
Originally posted 05/23/2012 08:50AM
Fans can now get a sneak peek of Baz Luhrman's screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, as narrator Nick Carraway.
Based on the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the film is due to open Dec. 25 and centers on the mysterious, wealthy (and romantic) Jay Gatsby, played by DiCaprio. Mulligan is the object of his undying affection, Daisy Buchanan.
Though set in New York's Jazz Age 1922, the film, in typical Luhrman fashion, features modern music from Kanye West and Jay-Z, as well as Jack White, according to the 2½-minute clip, which also features lavish parties, costumes and fireworks. Twenty-three, skidoo!
– Liz Raftery
Originally posted 11/28/2011 03:00PM
Tobey Maguire knows when to fold 'em – but it's going to cost him $80,000.
The Spider-Man star has agreed to pay a portion of the $311,000 he allegedly won from convicted Ponzi schemer Brad Ruderman in high-stakes underground poker games.
The settlement is spelled out in court papers filed by former Ruderman clients who claim that some of their lost millions ended up in Maguire's chip stacks at no-limit Texas Hold 'em games with a $100,000 buy-ins.
A trustee for Ruderman's debtors says he disagrees with Maguire that $80,000 is the actual amount at issue, but that the settlement makes sense when factoring in the cost and complexity of going forward in court.
Originally posted 06/22/2011 07:10PM
Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire has found himself in a real-life sticky situation: The actor is being sued for his winnings in a series of high-stakes poker games, according to court papers.
Maguire, 35, allegedly took part in the twice-weekly games along with other celebrities and high rollers in exclusive hotels, including The Four Seasons and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The lawsuit stems from Maguire's connection to Ponzi-schemer Brad Ruderman, the CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, who allegedly lost $25 million of investor money – and from whom Maguire alone won more than $300,000, according to the suit.
Originally posted 03/29/2011 08:30AM
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth hosted an intimate, private wedding over the weekend – and their guest list read like a who's who of Hollywood.
It comes as no surprise, perhaps, that an Academy Award winner and top Hollywood agent would have a star-studded social circle, but like any other guest list there's a story behind how the folks who attended the nuptials landed an invite.
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan
The Iron Man star relies on a super agent to help navigate his career: Toth himself! While the groom is pals with the Downey Jr., Witherspoon also has a friendship with the actor and even had him and his wife up to her Ojai, Calif., estate in 2008 where they went hiking.
Originally posted 07/03/2009 02:35PM
Tobey Maguire offered a bit of himself in naming his new son.
A rep for the Spider-Man star confirms that the latest addition to the family was named Otis Tobias Maguire. No explanation was given for the name Otis, though the baby's middle name of Tobias is the formal version of the actor's first name.
Otis was born May 8. Maguire, 34, and wife Jennifer Meyer, 32, are also parents to daughter Ruby, 2 1/2. The couple met in 2003 and married in 2007. – Mike Fleeman and Julie Jordan
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