Tag Archives: Valerie Plame

“Megamind” ends the weekend with $47.6 million

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: There weren’t a lot of surprises at the box office this weekend. “Megamind” opened right in line with most Dreamworks animated originals, with $47.6 million. The standard for non-sequels in the Dreamworks cartoon library is $43-47 million. Opening just above “A Shark Tale” ($47.6 million) and “Madagascar”[...]

Weekend Box Office Review: Megamind, Due Date, For Colored Girls open well, 127 Hours explodes in limited release

hollywoodnews.com: There weren’t a lot of surprises at the box office this weekend. Megamind opened right in line with most Dreamworks animated originals, with $47.6 million. The standard for non-sequels in the Dreamworks cartoon library is $43-47 million. Opening just above A Shark Tale ($47.6 million) and Madagascar ($47.2 million),[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Love and Other Drugs” opens AFI Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs” kicked off the AFI Fest last night. Variety’s Justin Chang has panned it. HitFIx’s Drew McWeeny praised it. I’m with Chang. The picture[...]

Naomi Watts and Sean Penn engage in “Fair Game” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We haven’t been hearing much about Doug Liman’s “Fair Game” since it bowed at the Cannes film festival in the spring. Expect that to change now that Summit Entertainment has released a full trailer. Ripped from recent headlines, “Fair Game” stars Naomi Watts as CIA operative Valerie Plame,[...]

Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen to cheer on daughters at horse show

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: The celebrity sighting will be uber-intense at the Hampton Classic horse show in Bridgehampton, NY at summer’s end – what insiders on the equestrian scene tell us is “the end of summer horsey hurrah!” Indeed. The 41st Annual Lake Placid Horse[...]

Sean Penn’s thriller is “Fair Game”

HollywoodNews.com: Valerie Plame’s exposure by the Bush Administration premiered as a big Hollwood movie today in Cannes. The press applauded Doug Liman’s thriller “Fair Game” and rightly so. It’s a good movie. But the filmmakers are clearly scared of the press. Star Sean Penn has elected to stay away fron[...]

Why Bob Berney left Apparition: “Fair Game”

Hollywoodnews.com: The main bone of contention between Bob Berney and his former employer Apparition boils down to the Valerie Plame CIA drama “Fair Game.” Berney’s Apparition partner Bill Pohlad, who also runs River Road Entertainment – a co-financier on “Fair Game” — was expected to secure a big[...]

Summit Entertainment takes on “The Impossible”

By Staff Aside from the “Twilight” business, Summit Entertainment is getting into the Naomi Watts business. The studio announced its second feature starring the Australian star, “The Impossible,” which also co-stars Ewan McGregor. Based on a true story during the 2004 Thailand tsunami, “Impossible,” is being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona with[...]

Sean Penn’s Cannes film “Fair Game” gets help from ex-spy

By Staff It’s nice to have friends that are in the CIA, err…were in the CIA. Sean Penn’s political film “Fair Game” about the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame during the George W. Bush administration will get some tubthumping by Plame herself at the Cannes Film Festival next month per Page[...]

Ex Spy Valerie Plame Puts Rupert Murdoch On the Peace Train

By Roger Friedman Valerie Plame Wilson: you remember her. She was outed as an undercover CIA agent by now-deceased journalist Robert Novak. He’s in jail. Valerie was married (and still is) to diplomat Joseph Wilson, who was critical of Bush/Cheney. The reveal was said to be retribution against Wilson. This all[...]