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Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” trilogy conquers on Blu-ray

BY SEAN O’CONNELL HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we recommend: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Let’s get the obvious out of the way: New Line Home Entertainment’s[...]

Live Earth Is Back, Plans Big Day in Chicago

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN Remember Live Earth, aka 07-07-07? It was the worldwide rock concert that ended with a Police concert at Giants Stadium. Now Live Earth organizer Kevin Wall is announcing a new mega event for Chicago and the world on April 18th. His Live Earth group is sponsoring the[...]

Wondercon ’10: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Jon Turtletaub discuss ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

BY TODD GILCHRIST On Saturday Walt Disney dominated the early hours of programming in the 5000-seat Esplanade Room at San Francisco’s Wondercon: the studio brought out cast members and filmmakers from Prince of Persia, Toy Story 3, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Prior to their public panel, however, the cast and[...]

Preview of ABC’s new show Happy Town

BY FRED TOPEL Happy Town is ABC’s new mysterious spooky show. If you want to get wrapped up in another TV obsession, you can  check out the town of town of Haplin, MN, where a killer called The Magic Man is making people disappear. It’s so freaky, even the stars[...]

Sharon Waxman: No comment on The Hollywood Reporter job

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS Intrigue. Suspense. Denials. No comments. The latest episode in the Tiger Woods or the Jesse James sex scandals? Hardly. It’s the industry buzz surrounding who will be the next editor-in-chief of The Hollywood Reporter, the venerable and now wounded entertainment trade publication. I bring this up[...]

UPDATED: Underoath’s last original member Aaron Gillespie leaves band

BY LINELLE SCHULTZ UPDATE: Aaron Gillespie has just posted the following statement on his tumblr account: “questions… am more then aware the the news you have heard of seems rash, and probably hasty. I wanted to be able to write a few thing down here to maybe help you understand[...]

Wondercon ’10: Gyllenhaal, Bruckheimer and Newell ponder ‘Prince of Persia’

BY TODD GILCHRIST In the midst of the weekend’s activites at San Francisco’s Wondercon comic and pop culture convention, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, director Mike Newell and producer Jerry Bruckheimer appeared together at multiple events to help promote their upcoming film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Prior to offering[...]

Renee Zellweger & Bradley Cooper Hit Broadway Opening

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN Justin Bartha is part of the “Hangover” gang, so his buds had to show up and support him last night at his Broadway debut in “Lend Me a Tenor.” Indeed, Bradley Cooper came and brought girlfriend Renee Zellweger, and Zach Galiafinakis was there with a date. They[...]

In an interview with The Advocate, Jennifer Coolidge wonders what kind of a lesbian she’d be

BY GREG HERNANDEZ Jennifer Coolidge seems like such a cool woman in addition to being a brilliant comedy actress who we’ve loved in such films as Best in Show, For Your Consideration, Legally Blonde and the American Pie movies as well as several TV series including Joey and The Secret[...]

Chuck creator and star: This episode changes everything

BY FRED TOPEL MILD SPOILER ALERT Last week’s Chuck ended with a major reveal for both viewers and the character of Agent Shaw (Brandon Routh). Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) was the agent who killed Shaw’s wife, on her very final test for becoming a spy. Shaw drove Sarah off on a[...]