April 16, 2014

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Jodie Foster: Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day” is Jodie Foster. She just premiered her new movie “The Beaver” in Cannes.

Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, film director, producer as well as being a former child actress.
Foster began acting in commercials at three years of age, and her first significant role came in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also that year, she starred in the cult film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989 for playing a rape survivor in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. This performance received international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her fourth Academy Award nomination for playing a hermit in Nell (1994). Other popular films include Maverick (1994), Contact (1997), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), The Brave One (2007), and Nim’s Island (2008).
Foster’s films have spanned a wide variety of genres, from family films to horror. In addition to her two Academy Awards she has won two BAFTA Awards for three films, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a People’s Choice Award, and has received two Emmy nominations.
Foster made nearly 50 film and television appearances before she attended college. She began her career at age three as a Coppertone Girl in a television commercial and debuted as a television actress in a 1968 episode of Mayberry R.F.D. She was managed by her mother. In 1969, she appeared in an episode of Gunsmoke, where she was credited as “Jody Foster”. She is also credited as “Jodi Foster” for her 1970 Daniel Boone role and credited as “Jodie Foster” for her 1970 Adam-12 role. Although not a regular on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, she appeared from time to time as Eddie’s friend Joey Kelly. She made her film debut in the 1970 TV movie Menace on the Mountain and was featured as Tallulah in Bugsy Malone in 1976. As a child, Foster made a number of Disney movies, including Napoleon and Samantha (1972) and One [...]

“Twilight” literary scout sues, claims she’s owed more money

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The “Twilight Saga” films have made billions upon billions of dollars worldwide wince making the leap from page to screen. Now the woman who claims to have “discovered” the literary property as a potential movie franchise wants a bigger slice of the pie.
Nanette Shipley filed a lawsuit filed earlier this week claiming that she worked as a “literary scout” for Maverick Films and helped obtain the rights to two major film properties – “Twilight” and “Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief.” THR reports that Shipley was promised $75,000 for her work in regarding “Twilight,” and $100,000 for “Thief.” To date, she says she only has been paid $20,000, so she wants the balance.
Mark Morgan took over Maverick in 2008, relaunching it as Imprint Entertainment. He helped set up “Twilight” at “Summit” and shipped “Percy Jackson” to Fox, where both properties thrived.
THR reached out to Morgan, but he couldn’t be reached to comment on the pending lawsuit.
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Tom Cruise wanted by director Tony Scott for ‘Top Gun 2′

HollywoodNews.com: During the promotion for his latest actioner “Unstoppable,” Tony Scott has been verifying that he’s in negotiations for Tom Cruise to reprise his role as Maverick in “Top Gun 2.”
“We’ve been talking with Tom definitely,” Scott confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.
This news contradicts recent reports from Vulture which stated that “Top Gun 2” scribe Christopher McQuarrie said, “There is no ‘Top Gun 2′ in which Maverick is not the starring role”.
In addition Cruise’s reps are denying that he’s in contention for “Top Gun 2.”
That would be a pity – Cruise is in desperate need of a domestic hit after falling down with this summer’s action film “Knight & Day” ($76.4 million). In addition, reboots of classic action films (i.e. “Planet of the Apes,” “Star Trek”) are guaranteed blockbusters now.
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“Top Gun” sequel in works, with part ready for Tom Cruise

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Christopher McQuarrie feels the need … the need for speed!
Why should that concern us? Because the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Usual Suspects,” “Valkyrie” and December’s “The Tourist” has been asked to punch up a sequel to the campy flyboy fairy tale “Top Gun” for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. According to Vulture, there’ll even be a small role for original Maverick, Tom Cruise.
We hear that Cruise has to agreed to take a smaller role in the film, provided it’s not too “obvious” a part, i.e. Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell as grizzled Top Gun flight instructor. – Vulture reports.
A reboot of a long-dormant franchise isn’t a novel concept. In today’s idea-starved industry, recent reboots or remakes of valued ‘80s properties such as “The A-Team” or “The Karate Kid” even have shown the ability to turn a healthy profit, when treated properly.
Eyeing McQuarrie is a good first step. Beyond “Tourist,” his treatment of a “Wolverine” sequel reportedly has 20th Century Fox executives celebrating. That script must be impressive if Fox was able to use it to lure Darren Aronofsky into the mutant universe (or, at least, consider it).
And Cruise could use the boost that normally comes with revisiting an old role. “Knight & Day” underperformed at the summer box office. The last picture the once-bankable actor carried past the $100 million mark was “Mission: Impossible III” in 2006.
What do you think? Do you want to see a new “Top Gun” film? Could Chris Pine, who’s already in the Paramount “family,” make a cocky sparring partner for elder statesman Cruise? Stay tuned.
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Mel Gibson still has support from Jodie Foster

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: I have a friend who hasn’t spoken to me for months because there was no food at the after-party of an event I invited him to. Mel Gibson wouldn’t have a chance with this dude!
But Jodie Foster is a far more forgiving type.
The two-time Oscar winner is standing by her “Maverick” co-star who she directed in the new movie “The Beaver.”
Mel, of course, has fallen from grace in recent years starting with his anti-semitic remarks to police when he was arrested for drunk driving. Then earlier this year, taped phone calls surfaced of him making a series of disturbing remarks to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva with whom he has a child.
“When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling,” Foster tells More magazine. “Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and ‘The Beaver’ is one of his most powerful and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment.”
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Mel Gibson has Jodi Foster to support him

HollywoodNews.com: As Mel Gibson continues to be knee-deep in legal drama, it appears he doesn’t have to get through this difficult time on his own.
Gibson’s ‘Maverick’ costar, Jodi Foster, is revealing that she will stand by him through this process, states PopEater. Foster reportedly told ‘MORE’ magazine: “When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they’re struggling.”
Foster apparently hopes to be there for Gibson as he goes through one of the most difficult situations he has been in. Maybe Foster’s support can even help him to win his way back into Hollywood after all this drama.
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Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer look to cook ‘Top Gun II’

Hollywoodnews.com: The sun may have set on Tom Cruise’s “Knight and Day” at the box office. Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Prince of Persia” was assassinated at theaters, but put Cruise and Bruckheimer together and what do you get?
“Top Gun II.”
Translation: Global box office resurrection for both creatives after their bombs this summer.
That’s right, the British press and MTV news have been buzzing that there’s a “Top Gun” sequel in the works.
Cruise would reprise his role as Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. An insider tells the Sun: “The idea is Maverick is at the Top Gun school as an instructor – and this time it is he who has to deal with a cocky new female pilot.”
“We tried to develop [a sequel] and we couldn’t do it– I was with my partner Don Simpson,” Bruckheimer tells MTV News,
“And then Tom took it over and he tried to develop something and it never quite happened.”
“We were recently approached again to start talking about it but, you know, nothing yet,” Bruckheimer adds. “We kicked around some ideas because the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago. So we have to find a way in and how to incorporate the Maverick character into it.”
The first “Top Gun” was released in the summer of 1986 and went on to earn $354 million worldwide.
Already Bruckheimer’s next production, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is earning low tracking scores.
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