December 09, 2016

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Martin Scorsese Gives Praise for Rupert Grint

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: There has been a lot of buzz on the internet over the past 12 hours regarding some comments that directing great Martin Scorsese has made in regard to one of the stars of the Harry Potter series. Scorsese had this to say about the film’s favorite redhead, Rupert Grint:

“I thought he (Grint) was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies. In a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show. He will always have respect for the movies that gave him such a huge break, but at his age it’s important he doesn’t become typecast.”
Scorsese stated that Rupert has the potential to be as successful as film star Leonardo DiCaprio, who has enjoyed a very successful career in Hollywood over the past 20 years. DiCaprio was popular as a romantic lead, especially after the 1997 film “Titanic“, but has in the years since has also played darker characters, with much success. He has avoiding being typecast, and Scorsese thinks that, with the right roles, Rupert can enjoy the same type of success as DiCaprio.
“He has to do something really out of his comfort zone in the next few years – play a gangster, play a dirty cop, play a kid with learning difficulties. I would be interested in working with him. I would have no issues in casting him as a gangster, he is a very talented young man.”
“When Leo was in ‘Titanic’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’, nobody saw him becoming a bad a** in movies like ‘The Departed’. But he has become one of the greatest actors of all time. The very same could be true of Rupert.”
Rupert has already begun to distance himself from his Potter identity, appearing in the independent films Cherrybomb (where he plays a young man with a wild streak for drinking, drugs, sex and trouble), and Wild Target (he plays the apprentice to Bill Nighy’s hitman character).
This high praise from such a successful and respected director is a love-song for fans of Rupert, who have long felt that his talents have been underplayed in the Potter films. Scorsese has stated that he would love to work with the actor, and we hope that this wish comes to fruition; it would be wonderful to see what these two talents could do together!

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ clips, stars to appear at Comic-Con

By Whitney Milam
HollywoodNews.com: Yesterday’s spectacular trailer isn’t all that some lucky fans will be seeing of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” this summer, as The New York Times reports that Warner Brothers will be previewing the highly-anticipated, two-part final installment of the world’s largest movie phenomenon in Hall H at Comic-Con this summer alongside the upcoming films “The Green Lantern” and Zach Snyder’s “Sucker Punch.”
Comic-Con is one of the biggest pop culture events of the year, and takes place over four days in San Diego’s huge convention center beginning on July 22. “Deathly Hallows” being part of such a celebrated panel in Comic-Con’s largest room virtually ensures several cast and crew members will be in attendance for a Q&A session as new clips premiere. This is a first for our favorite Hogwarts students, since Harry Potter has never before presented any kind of panel at Comic-Con.
It’s as yet unknown exactly what time the panel will take place or who will be in attendance, but keep checking back for more information as it becomes available. Meanwhile, any Potterholics planning on attending should prepare for a grand battle of their own, since if past years are anything to go by, Twihards will be camping out over 24 hours in advance for the Twilight panel, also in Hall H. Get your wands ready, witches and wizards, because we’re about to show Comic-Con the true meaning of ‘epic.’
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Jason Bateman apologizes for cutting in line to get the iPhone

HollywoodNews.com: Last week we reported that Jason Bateman showed up to stand in line at a Los Angeles store to purchase the new iPhone and was “plucked out and escorted straight inside.” This caused the other 2,000 fans standing in line to be outraged and even started booing and hissing at him.
Originally, Bateman had stated that he cut the line to avoid the paparazzi, but now he has taken to his twitter to apologize. He tweeted, “Correction- If there were boos, I didn’t hear them. If some were mad, I didn’t see them. I wish I had. If you’re out there, I’m sorry.”
According to US Magazine, witnesses stated that there was only one paparazzi that was across the street at least 40 feet away.
It looks like Bateman is trying to bury the fire before it gets too out of hand.
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Bret Michaels still suffering from side effects

HollywoodNews.com: Bret Michaels has made a speedy recovery and launched himself back into the rock and roll scene, but it turns out things aren’t as glamourous as they seem.
Every since suffering from a brain hemorrhage on April 21st, he has still been suffering from side effects. V.P. of Michaels Entertainment said, “while Bret may be out on the road and performing, he is still not 100 percent. He still has pain from the chemical meningitis, short term memory loss and gets fatigued quicker than normal,” reports People. However, she adds that going back on the road so soon has not hindered him, and that he “simply feels that music is a powerful healer.”
We hope that Bret can start to alleviate some of the side effects soon.
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Larry King calls it quits after 25 years

HollywoodNews.com: Larry King has decided that it’s finally time to call it quits.
After 25 years of being on the air, he has decided it’s finally time “to hang up” his “nightly suspenders.” King said that he’ll end his “Larry King Live” show in the fall, but will stay with CNN for specials here and there, reports People. He stated that it will give him “more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring.”
According to CNN, a new replacement will be announced in the following weeks.
Fans everywhere will be sad to see Larry King go.
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Justin Bieber puts an end to the crazy rumors

HollywoodNews.com: Justin Bieber has ridden to pop stardom in a short period of time, and with the fame comes a handful of rumors.
However, Bieber has taken to his twitter account to set them all straight. He tweeted, “let’s take some time to answer some crazy rumors….these are always fun…” He then proceeds to list off a series of rumors that are obviously false. They include:
– one…Im not dead. I had to check on this one…but it turns out Im alive
– two…my mom is a moral woman…let’s just leave that one for what it is…because that rumor just grossed and wierded me out…
– 3…I have not joined the Illuminati or any other cult. Im a christian and I pray before every show and am thankful for every blessing
– 4- Im not Peter Pan…Im growing up and my voice will change but no worries Jan Smith is the greatest vocal coach ever…stronger than ever!
– 6- I am not 10 feet tall and I dont shoot fire balls from my arse….that was BraveHeart
– 7 – yes we did skip 5….why??? I dont know….5 was chillin and didnt want to join the fun
– 8 – @asherroth is not my real big bro…he is just the big bro in friendship…we have Bromance. haha
– 9 – Im home schooled and not going to a high school next year in every city we have visited…
– and 10 – No CHUCK NORRIS is not my real father…although he did birth to Hercules
– and the truth is I LOVE MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, and MY FANS. Im the same kid I always was…there is just a lil more pressure. I luv all yall!!
So there you have it…all the fun facts about your favorite pop star. What else would you like to know about Bieber?
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“The Dark Mirror” next film to screen in “Oscar Noir” series

HollywoodNews.com: “The Dark Mirror” (1946), in which Olivia de Havilland plays twin sisters suspected of murder, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by screenwriter John August (“Go,” “Big Fish”).
“The Dark Mirror” earned an Oscar® nomination for Writing – Original Motion Picture Story (Vladimir Pozner). Nunnally Johnson wrote the screenplay and Robert Siodmak, who received a nomination the same year for directing “The Killers,” directed the film.
At 7 p.m. the Oscar-nominated UPA animated short “The Tell Tale Heart” (1953) and the episode “Human Target” from the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel” will be screened as part of the evening’s pre-feature program.
“Oscar Noir” is a summer-long series featuring 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in writing categories. Including “The Dark Mirror,” there are eight screenings remaining in the series. A complete list of films can be found at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html.
Tickets to individual evenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.
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Deathly Hallows Official Website, Facebook Pages Launched

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: With the release of the first theatrical trailer last night, Warner Bros. has launched the OFFICIAL website and Facebook page for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Facebook page has – as of this post – received 19,361 “likes” in the past twenty-four hours since it (and the trailer) became available. Both sites feature the newly release trailer and official photos, the Facebook pages also lists events and has a discussion board. With the newly re-energized excitement among Potter fans, I’m sure that both sites will stay active during this, the final year of Harry Potter.
Links can be found here for the Official Website and the Facebook page.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be in theaters on November 19, 2010 (Part I) and July 15, 2011 (Part II).

Radcliffe, Pattinson Make Forbes Celebrity 100 List

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: Forbes has released its annual Celebrity 100 List and included two stars with ties to the Harry Potter franchise: Daniel Radcliffe, who has portrayed the title character during the film franchise’s ten-year history; and Robert Pattinson, who was known as doomed Tri-Wizard champion Cedric Diggory long before Twilight was a blip on his (or anyone’s) radar.

Of Pattinson, who was ranked #50 on the list, Forbes has this to say:
Everyone’s favorite vampire may be on the verge of becoming a true movie star. Pattinson earns most of his money from the Twilight films where he stars as Edward Cullen. But he’ll break out of the Twilight rut with next year’s Like Water for Elephants, based on the popular novel and costarring Reese Witherspoon.
According to Forbes, Pattinson made $17 million dollars (it doesn’t specify whether this was total, or per film), which puts him as #86 on the list, in terms of pay rank.
Although Radcliffe ranked lower on the list in terms of “power ranking” (he was number #8 on the list), his earnings of $25 million puts him slightly ahead of his former co-star in terms of pay rank, at #68. Forbes says of Radcliffe:
Radcliffe will soon have a chance to prove he’s more than Harry Potter. The series is slated to come to an end in 2011 with the second half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. So far the Harry Potter films have earned a total $5.4 billion at the global box office.

It will be interesting to see just how these two star players rank next year, with both staying actively busy careerwise. Pattinson still has two movies to complete in The Twilight Saga series (Eclipse comes out tonight at midnight), and he has two films in the works: the aforementioned Elephants, and the drama Bel Ami – both scheduled for release in 2011.
Radcliffe recently finished production on the final two Harry Potter movies; his next project is The Journey is the Destination, a film based on the life of artist/photojournalist Dan Eldon. In the spring, he is scheduled to return to Broadway in the revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”; following up that stint with the recently announced film All Quiet On the Western Front, which is due for release in 2012.
However the ranking, it seems fairly obvious that both young men will continue to make a big […]

3 Things You Didn’t Know about Twilight’s Elizabeth Reaser

By Kim Palacios
HollywoodNews.com: Introducing her as the “Angelina Jolie of orphan vampire adoption”, Jimmy Kimmel welcomed Elizabeth Reaser last night to his show. Given her few speaking parts in the Twilight films and Stephenie Meyer’s shallow development of her character, Esme Cullen, it was refreshing to see Reaser on the circuit, actively promoting the film.
She’s looking forward to eating whatever she wants. When Kimmel asked her what she was most excited about when it came to being in-between projects, said Reaser, “Mostly, I think, just getting fat for awhile. I’ve got two weeks I think when I can just sit down and eat.” Her reply to most coveted food? A Cinnabon.
She would like to spend some time in the sun. “I’ve been wearing SPF 85 for, like, three years now,” admitted the star. “It’s sort of unspoken, but understood,” said Reaser of show producers’ expectation that the stars maintain pale complexions. When internet photos of Nikki Reed sunbathing during vacation in Greece were seen by producer Wyck Godfrey, Reaser reported that Godfrey “gave [Reed] a call”.
Her mother owns the Detroit Pistons and Reaser herself is a fan. “I was always a fan,” Reaser said after admitting that Pistons ownership didn’t enter her family until her mother married Bill Davidson when Reaser was eighteen, “I have a picture of myself when I was eight with Bill Laimbeer”.
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