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Naomi Judd has just released a book titled River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope. She opens up about dealing with anxiety and panic attacks in addition to depression and how it has affected her relationship with Ashley and Wynonna. Her relationship with Wynonna is estranged and she hopes that Wynonna will be happy that she is finally talking through her mental issues.
The Unites States request for extradition for Roman Polanski has been rejected by Poland's Supreme Court. In 1977, Polanski pled guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl and served 42 days in jail after a plea bargain. He later fled the United States, fearing more jail time. One of Polanski's lawyers, Jan Olszewski, said, "We are happy that the case is finally over."
The sixth ATX Television Festival, which will take place June 8-11, 2017, has announced that it will include a 30th Anniversary Reunion of the sitcom, DESIGNING WOMEN as well as a cast reunion of NORTHERN EXPOSURE. The DESIGNING WOMEN reunion will have Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Jean Smart, Gerald McRaney, Hal Holbrook, and Douglas Barr as well as creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason all in attendance. For NORTHERN EXPOSURE, cast members Rob Morrow, John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, and Darren Burrows as well as creator Joshua Brand and writers and network executive and producer Cheryl Bloch will all be in Austin.
Tim Burton was in Austin on Sunday, September 25th for his new film, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN at Fantastic Fest at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. He was presented the above recognition award by Mayor Steve Adler to make September 25th the "Keep Austin Peculiar Day." Director Robert Rodriguez gave Burton the award.
The Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services is investigating what happened on a flight on Brad and Angelina Pitt's private jet on Wednesday, September 14th. TMZ claims that Brad was physically and verbally abusive with his children during the flight and that he tried to drive off in a fuel truck after the plane landed.
Come celebrate the opening of GHOSTBUSTERS with a Paranormal Premiere Party on Thursday, July 14th from 6 - 9pm at the Bob Bullock Museum. The out-of-this world party will have DJ Crescendoll, ping pong courtesy of ATX Plays and Pong Club, prize giveaways, a photo booth, and more! Snap a photo with your favorite parapsychologists and a 1/4 Ecto Smart Car courtesy of Ghostbusters ATX and Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy. Find out how to detect spectral activity and prepare for an epic battle from beyond with expects in the paranormal from Austin Ghost Tours and Haunted ATX Hearse Tours. Free for ticketholders to GHOSTBUSTERS in IMAX 3D.
Thirty-four cities including Austin will be showing a one-night-only "Star Trek Marathon" fan event on Wednesday, July 20th. The marathon will take place at AMC Barton Creek Square 14 in IMAX. It will feature J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and end with Lin's STAR TREK BEYOND. Each Star Trek Marathon ticket holder will receive an exclusive Star Trek full-size collector's poster designed by a Gallery 1988 artist and a Star Fleet T-shirt iron on patch while supplies last. For tickets, visit: http://StarTrekMovie.com/Marathon
John Carpenter is returning to work on a new HALLOWEEN movie after 30 years. He will produce and maybe even score (along with his son, Cody) on the film with Miramax, Blumhouse Pictures, and Malek Akkad producing.
Even though Sacha Baron Cohen has had a long and close relationship with Director James Bobin, he still believed that Cohen was the best actor to play Time in ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS because he has the right mix of bad and funny and vunerable.
Amber Heard filed for divorce on Monday from Johnny Depp after only being married to him for 15 months. Apparently there had been some strife between the couple even before they wed. Amber's filing came 3 days after Depp's mother passed away.
Who will be the new James Bond after Daniel Craig's time comes to an end after the next movie? A British actor named Jamie Bell has met with longtime 007 producer, Barbara Broccoli, about taking over the role of James Bond. Funny thing is that Jamie Bell played Daniel Craig's brother in DEFIANCE.
Stephen King's novel, MR. MERCEDES, is being made into a TV series for Audience Network. It will star Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin and created by David E. Kelley and has gotten a 10-episode order.
Garry Shandling, who was a devout Buddhist, will achieve monk status at his funeral. To do this, he will be dressed in casual clothes and his head will be symbolically shaved by another monk.
Kristen Wiig has replaced Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne's next film called DOWNSIZING. We don't know why. Witherspoon has said, "scheduling conflicts," maybe due to starring in and producing BIG LITLE LIES.
Garry Shandling's death is under investigation because his doctor won't sign the death certificate. Shandling, who died of a heart attack, was in good health at the time, so the coroner has requested a sample of his blood from the emergency room where he was pronounced dead and subpoenaed the comic's health records.
A modern version of the Trans Am from SMOKEY & THE BANDIT has been released. Burt Reynolds has signed all 77 of the limited edition cars, which debuted last week on March 27th at the New York International Auto Show. The Trans Am SE Bandit Edition comes with 840 horsepower, which is about 650 more than the original.
Mark Wahlberg and P Diddy are pledging one million bottles of water to assist with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Their water supply has found high levels of lead in Flint's water since officials decided to begin drawing the city's water from the Flint River instead of the Detroit municipal system to save money.
Tom Hardy almost didn't play John Fitzgerald in THE REVENANT. Tom Hardy has admitted that Sean Penn was originally in line to play the part. Sean Penn didn't became unavailable to Leonardo called him up. Tom Hardy is up for an Academy Award fot Best Supporting Actor for this role.
There are several movies that won't be available anymore after February on NETFLIX so get to watching. These include THE TERMINATOR, BAD SANTA, UNITED 93, RAY, THE HURT LOCKER, THE NAKED GUN, BIG FISH, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, FLETCH, and RAIN MAN.
Amber Heard is in negotiations to star in AQUAMAN alongside "Game of Thrones" Jason Momoa. She will be playing Mera, Aquaman's leading lady. If she is signed on, you will see her first appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE in theaters November 27, 2017.
BAD SANTA 2 is finally ready to begin production and will have a 2016 holiday release. Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his role.
Carol Burnett will be honored at the The Texas Film Awards in March. Each year, the Texas Film Awards honors actors from Texas and a film made in Texas or that is set in Texas. There will be other special celebrities as well as an auction, an awards ceremony, and music. To learn more and buy tickets, click here.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE will be released in May 2016. Stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan Michael-Key, and Kate McKinnon all lend their voices to the movie. Here are the angry birds singing "Deck The Halls" or their best attempt.
Jennifer Lawrence will team up once again with Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro in David O. Russell's JOY, which will follow her character from ages 10 until 40 and watching her become a founder of a powerful family business. This film will be released on Christmas Day.
Today, July 31st is Franklin Day!! We are celebrating the fact that Charles Schulz created Franklin on July 31, 1968, the first African-American character, to appear alongside Charlie Brown and his friends. If you love PEANUTS like we do, share the image below on your social media outlets and with #FranklinDay. Also, remember that THE PEANUTS MOVIE opens in theaters on November 6th.
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 movie made for Lifetime is underway. The cast includes Dan Castellaneta as creator Aaron Spelling, Adam Korson as Darren Star, Samantha Munro as Shannon Doherty (Brenda Walsh), Max Lloyd-JOnes as Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh), Abbie Cobb as Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), David Lennon as Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders), Michele Goyns as Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman), Ross Linton as Brian Austin Green (David Silver), and Alyssa Lynch who played Tiffani Amber-Thiessen in the Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, will do so again as Valerie Malone. What we at filminaustin.com want to see is everyone fighting with hot-heat Shannon Doherty and what when down on when she left the show finally.
Rose McGowan's Directorial Debut, DAWN is here! Watch it here:
Penfold Theatre Co. presents THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, by Arthur Conan Doyle, continues Sherlock Holmes and is a free show that takes place June 4 - 27, 2015, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm at the Round Rock Amphitheater. It is located behind the Baca Senior Center. Click here for a map. Donations are appreciated.
Do you want the stars of the new film, PAPER TOWNS to come to Texas. Through June 15th, 9pm EST, you can vote for your state for Cara Delevinge, Nat Wolff, and author, John Green to come by liking and rebloging on Tumblr.
For more information about the movie and to go to the contest, click here: http://papertownsmovie.com/tour
Brad Pitt will be the next big star in a Netflix series. Netflix will present the new series, WAR MACHINE, a satirical comedy based on General Stanley McChrystal, commander of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, that is based on the bestselling book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War In Afghanistan. It will be directed by David Michôd, known for HESCHER and THE ROVER.
20th Century Fox has released their first trailer for a highly anticipated cinematic adventure, THE MARTIAN. The film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Comedian Anne Meara has passed at the age of 85. She was known for being part of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara" with her husband on The Ed Sullivan Show. She also had parts on Rhoda and Archie Bunker's Place.
Want to be an extra in a movie? Extras are needed for a film called A FUNNY GIRL by Corpus Christi filmmaker Paul Gonzales. The film shoot will take place tomorrow, May 22nd, from 1pm to 6pm (2 hour minimum). on 214 N. Main Street at The Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. This shoot is for 18 years old and up.
To participate, email at email@example.com
SHAUN THE SHEEP movie will hit USA theaters on August 7th! Directed by Mark Burton, who wrote Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run, and Richard Starzak, this Studiocanal and Aardman Animations production follows Shaun when he decides to take the day off and have some fun, but gets into more action than he had planned.
One of the dresses worn by Vivien Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara sold this week in Beverly Hills for $137,000. James Tumblin, who was once the head of Universal Studios' hair and makeup department, bought the dress in the early 60s for $20 when he found it on the floor right before it was about to be thrown in the trash!
The Eighth Annual Off-Centered Film Fest will take place April 23rd-25th. This year, film a 3 minute (or less) film with the theme of 'Yacht Rockin'" and submit it before March 31st. There will be an Audience Award that will be tabulated through online voting. The three grand finalists will screen at the festival in Austin and the grand winner will be announced. For more information, click here!
Harrison Ford has been in a plane accident. According to Los Angeles Police Department, Harrison was flying a yellow WW2 vintage plane and had engine failure and was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of Penmar Golf Course. He is in the hospital in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
The 24th film in the James Bond franchise, SPECTRE, has been filming in Rome with Daniel Craig and bond girl, Monica Belluci. There will be a car chase on the ancient road Via Nomentana and a sequence on the waterfront that involves Bond's car plummeting into the Tiber. They just came from filming in the Austrian Alps and next, they will movie to Mexico to film a Day of the Dead festival.
You can enter Austin Film Festival's Oscar Contest! The top five entrants who most closely predict the winners of the categories below will each win one Lone Star Badge to the 2015 Austin Film Festival and Conference. The contest will close at the start of the Academy Awards on February 22nd at 7pm. Ballots limited to one entry per person. Only five will win. Click here to enter!
Haven't bought your 2015 Austin Film Festival badge yet? You're in luck! You can get your AFF badge this weekend for $195 (a $300 value)! The sale will take place from Friday, February 20th to the beginning of the Academy Awards® telecast on Sunday, February 22nd at 7pm. Just enter the code AFFOSCARS at checkout. Quantities are limited.
For more information or to purchase your Weekend Badge:
Tina Fey's new film, Taliban Shuffle, is now casting featured roles in Albuquerqe, New Mexico. The story centers around Barker arriving in Kabul to cover stories about wartime Iraq and Pakistan. Casting directors are looking for buff weight lifter types for a scene shooting on February 20th. In addition, producers are looking for Japanese cars older than 2001. If you fit the description and want to try out, send a photo with height, weight, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa and Screech were missing from the Saved By The Bell sketch on The Tonight Show. A representative for Lark Voorhies said that it was due to her intense work schedule that she was available, but did not elaborate. Dustin Diamond, who played "Screech" has had legal troubles from allegedly stabbing a man in December 2014, which may be the reason he wasn't a part. The sketch with Jimmy Fallon is below.
A new film called Amira & Sam by Drafthouse Films releases Friday. On Friday, Military service members are encouraged to bring someone to see it. If they present a military ID at the box office of Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin and buy one movie ticket, he or she will get another ticket for free. Check out the trailer below. Click here for other participating theaters in other cities.
New reports have surfaced on why Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman got a divorce and it has to do with the Church of Scientology. It's nearly the same reason Katie Holmes left as well. For over a decade, Nicole Kidman pressured Cruise into distancing himself from Scientology. Cruise did for a while, but David Miscavige, the church head was so upset that he facilitated a breakup between them. He wiretapped Kidman's phone and helped Cruise get custody of Connor and Isabella, which they have always lived with their dad and don't even refer to Kidman as "mom." A lot of this will be covered in Alex Gibney's documentary about the Church of Scientology called Going Clear.
Full House cast reunited to celebrate the show's creator Jeff Franklin's birthday. They got on stage and belted out the theme song of the show as well as Happy Birthday. Andrea Barber, who played D.J.'s best friend, Kimmy Gibler, posted a video on Instagram of the performance. She captioned it, "Only for you, Jeff Franklin. Only for you. Happy Birthday. #everywhereyoulook #whatsmyline? #onlyknewthechorus #cantgetthisdamnsongoutofmyhead
Some of the winners from the Screen Actors Guild Awards:
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE: Birdman
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: Unbroken
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
If you missed Debbie Reynolds receiving her Screen Actor Guild's Life Achievement Award, check it out here!
Fresh off getting 6 Oscar nominations, AMERICAN SNIPER is getting a lot of flack for not using a real baby during a scene between Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. According to screenwriter Jason Dean Hall, the first baby showed up with a fever while filming the scene. The backup baby didn't show up. By the end, they grabbed a doll to shoot the scene and moved on. Watch the scene below.
HBO will air NIGHT WILL FALL on Monday, January 26 at 9pm. It's a documentary with lost film footage from World War II that Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein shot in 1945 about German concentration camps.
For the first time in the history of Cannes Film Festival, Directors Joel and Ethan Coen have been named the presidents of the jury. They have accepted the invitation from President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux for the 68th edition of the Festival.
Some of the winners from the 2015 Golden Globe Awards:
BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: Boyhood
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: Julianne Moore
BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: Eddie Redmayne
BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Amy Adams
BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Michael Keaton
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE: Patricia Arquette
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE: J.K. Simmons
BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
BEST SCREENPLAY: Alejandro González, Birdman
BEST ANIMATED MOVIE: How To Train Your Dragon 2
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Great Beauty
Mike Nichols, legendary film and theatre Director known for such films as Working Girl, Silkwood, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He also won an Academy Award for 1967's The Graduate. He died from cardiac arrest at the age of 83.
Dirty Dancing The Musical has come to Austin on Bass Concert's stage. If you are a lover of the film, then you will love this performance just as well if not more, especially with the unique projection work that is done from set to set. The musical goes throught November 16th.
Emma Stone made her Broadway debut playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret. She has taken over for Michelle Williams and will be doing the production until February.
Jon Stewart's ROSEWATER will close out Austin Film Festival on October 30th. It is based on the true story of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari being detained in Iran. It's The Daily Show host's screenwriting and directorial debut.
Michael Jace, 51, who played Officer Julien Lowe, the Christian homosexual in THE SHIELD, was arrested Tuesday morning over the death of his wife, who was shot to death after coming home from baseball practice with her kids. His bail has been set at $1 million.
NBC has announced that they are planning a three-hour special in honor of 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th anniversary on February 15th, 2015.
Mila Kunis showed off her baby bump at the MTV Movie Awards. She was awarded Best Villain for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in last year's OZ The Great and Powerful. You could also see her beautiful engagement ring that Kutcher gave her.
Ice Cube was upset that the Best Onscreen Duo MTV Movie Award went to Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. He believed it was a sympathy vote because of Walker's passing and felt he should have gotten it. "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated," Ice Cube told USA Today of his performance with Kevin Hart in Ride Along.
Matt Wiener, creator of MAD MEN, gives us a hint of what's in store for the last season. Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), and Roger Sterling (John Slattery) are all as fascinating to watch as ever. At the end of season six, Don, Peggy and Pete were each at their own interesting crossroads, as Joan came to embrace a new paradigm that comes with having gained a certain amount of power in the work place. Meanwhile, Roger, has taken a very interesting turn in life as well. What the end of the show is really about is analyzing the material things in your life versus the immaterial things in your life.
According to E! News, 30-year-old Mila Kunis is expecting her first child with her fiance, 36-year-old Ashton Kutcher.
Sofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of THE LITTLE MERMAID. It won't be a remake, but it will center around a mermaid who wishes to become human after falling in love with a man she saves from drowning.
Amplify Austin starts today and we need your help! Through Thursday at 6pm, every dollar of your donation will go to Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC). Donations will directly support the Teen Infusion Room within the CBCC, giving kids in treatment a place to escape into the world of film. It allows children and their families to enjoy films, stop motion claymation workshops, special screenings with guest speakers, and a scholarship program for our Summer Film Camp!
The Austin Film Society announced that Austin Studios is now home to Rooster Teeth Productions, one of Austin's hottest, digital media companies that was founded in 2003. It encompasses gaming, animation, live action, machinima, and podcasts.
Brittany Murphy's final film hits theaters four years after her death. SOMETHING WICKED is an indie thriller where a couple go on a honeymoon against their parents' wishes. When the parents are taken in an auto accident, terrible secrets from the couple's past come back to haunt them. It opens in Oregon on April 4 and opens nationwide shortly thereafter.
FAST & FURIOUS 7 will resume filming on March 31, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. To film the role of Brian O'Conner (played by the late Paul Walker), his brother Cody Walker and CGI effects may be used. They can shoot Cody from behind and at a distance and use CGI in close up shots.
Chelsea Handler gives Piers Morgan a piece of her mind on his show last night and how he is a bad interviewer and can't even pay attention for 60 seconds.
Ellen's picture she posted on Twitter from the Oscars was the most retweeted pic ever with over 3,227,129 million retweets!
Some of the winners from the Academy Awards:
BEST PICTURE: 12 Years A Slave
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Lupits Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave
DIRECTING: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
FILM EDITING: Gravity
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY): 12 Years A Slave
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY): HER
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: 20 Feet From Stardom
ANIMATED FEATURE: Disney's FROZEN
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Let It Go from Disney's Frozen
HBO's GIRLS' Adam Driver has been cast in J.J. Abram's 2015 Star Wars sequel. No word yet on who he's playing, but it's rumored that it will be a villain, perhaps Darth Ramslayer, who is an orphan on the distant planet of Prospecteits, raised by Sith Lords.
Lena Dunham of HBO's GIRLS was detained by TSA agents at LAX when scanners found a "weapon" in her purse. Unaware of who she was, TSA confiscated her self-defense kitty cat keychain, that looks something like above. She said at least this will make a good story to share on talk shows.
Harold Ramis, known for playing Dr. Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters Trilogy has passed. He suffered from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that causes swelling of the blood vessels for the past few years.
Shirley Temple Black died of natural causes at her Woodside, California home on Monday at the age of 85. She was a child star in the 1930s who brought a smile to moviegoers' faces during the Great Depression. Even before she was 10 years old, she was paid a then-unheard salary of $50,000 a movie.
Paul Walker's final completed movie called BRICK MANSIONS will have never-before-seen footage tonight on Entertainment Tonight. In the film, Walker plays an undercover police officer charged with taking down a criminal who plans on using a neutron bomb to demolish the city of Detroit.
Hey kids, the Slaughter Lane, Village, and Lakeline locations of the Alamo Drafthouse will have 15,000 legos in their lobbies so you can create things before the movie. There will also be demonstrators from Snapology and Brick for Kidz to make things and answers any questions on Saturday, February 8!
Get The VIP Texas Party Experience for $150 at the Texas Film Awards. This gives you access to the red carpet, a buffet style dinner in a private lounge during the Gala, live video stream of the Awards ceremony, and access to the VIP lounge.
Pictured above are the honorees for the Texas Film Awards. Danny McBride wil present to David Gordon Green, Priscilla Presley will present to Mac Davis, and Robert Rodriguez will accept the Star of Texas Award for FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. Luke Wilson will be the Master of Ceremonies. Purchase tickets here!
Some of the winners from the Screen Actors Guild Awards:
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE: American Hustle
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Lupits Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: Lone Survivor
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
NBC is in the works to update the horror classic, Rosemary's Baby as a TV miniseries. They have cast Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) in the title role, along with Patrick J. Adams (Suits) as her husband and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter).
J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the script for Star Wars: Episode 7 is completed. He reworked the story and it will now focus more on the original characters of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. Casting is next including Jesse Plemons of Breaking Bad. It's release it set for December 2015.
Russell Johnson known for playing the Profesor on Gilligan's Island for 3 seasons and reunion movies has died at age 89 due to natural causes. Johnson always found it funny that the Professor could make gadgets out of junk, but could never fix the boat to get the 7 members back to civilization.
Dave Madden who is best known for playing the Partridge Family's manager on the 1970's sitcom has died from "congestive heart and kidney failure" in Florida. He was 82. One thing that you may not have known about him was that he was a magician.
Some of the winners from the Golden Globe Awards:
BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: 12 Years a Slave
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: Cate Blanchett
BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: Matthew McConaughey
BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: American Hustle
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Amy Adams
BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Leonardo DiCaprio
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE: Jennifer Lawrence
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE: Jared Leto
BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
BEST SCREENPLAY: Spike Jonze, Her
BEST ANIMATED MOVIE: Frozen
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Great Beauty
Some of the winners from the People's Choice Awards:
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE: Gravity
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock
FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE: Carrie
FAVORITE THRILLER MOVIE: Now You See Me
FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE: Despicable Me 2
FAVORITE MOVIE: Iron Man 3
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE STAR: Robert Downey, Jr.
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR: Johnny Depp
FAVORITE MOVIE DUO: Sandra Bullock & George Clooney, Gravity
James Avery who played Uncle Phil in the 90s sitcom, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has died from complications from an open heart surgery performed in mid-November. He was 68.
Did you know the Christopher Atkins had the lead role in "Footloose," but after he was partying too hard, the studio decided that they didn't want to work with him anymore? The role was then given to Kevin Bacon, lauching his career and stardom.
PAUL WALKER 1973 - 2013
The family of Paul Walker appreciates the outpouring of love from his fans. They have asked, in lieu of flowers, to donate to Paul's charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) through http://www.ROWW.org
Paul Walker has died at age 40 after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT has was a passenger in crashed and exploded into flames. The driver, Roger Rodas, also died.
Scarlett Johansson gets a janky tattoo done by Fuzi Uvtpk in France.
Hollywood screenwriting team John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are recreating the film Vacation where Rusty is a grown man and takes his family on a road trip to Walley World because he is so nostalgic. They also have finished the draft of Horrible Bosses 2.
Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League will go head to head in a debate with Keanu Reeves at the Fantactic Fest Debates. League will get in the boxing ring to spar with master martial artist Tiger Hu Chen.
The University of Texas is ranked #10 Best Film School by the Hollywood Reporter annual list. The University of Southern California, American Film Institute, and New York University are ranked the top 3.
First look at Jennifer Aniston's new film, SQUIRRELS TO THE NUTS, which is about a married Broadway director that falls for a actress who used to be a prostitute. He does everything he can for her to advance her career. Owen Wilson stars.