Tag Archives: Al Pacino

Al Pacino wins Emmy for Dr. Kevorkian role

HollywoodNews.com: Al Pacino has won an Emmy Award for his work in the HBO biopic ‘You Don’t Know Jack.’ Pacino portrays Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the piece that has sixteen Emmy nominations. Most of the supporting cast was nominated, as was director Barry Levinson. The TV movie covers the life of Dr.[...]

Coppola and Godard to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will[...]

Katie Holmes to amp her comedic-timing with Adam Sandler, Al Pacino

HollywoodNews.com: Katie Holmes has scored a female lead in the upcoming Adam Sandler-Al Pacino comedy “Jack and Jill.” The Sony film will be directed by Dennis Dugan, who is behind many of Sandler’s biggest hits including this summer’s “Grown Ups” ($159 million) and the comedian’s biggest grosser, 1999’s “Big Daddy” ($163[...]

Hollywood Money Manager Ken Starr still in jail despite attempts to get bail

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Ken Starr is still in jail today, despite attempts to get bail. The imprisoned money manager is charged with defrauding dozens of celebrity clients of at least $59 million. Some of the names include Uma Thurman, Carly Simon, Al Pacino, Neil Simon, Lauren Bacall and Mike Nichols. The[...]

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s “Insomnia”

Hollywoodnews.com: 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 review: “Insomnia” (Blu-ray) We’re days away from Christopher Nolan’s anticipated “Inception,” which is a dizzying mind-puzzle of a thriller that … well, I can’t get into[...]

Martin Scorsese sued by imprisoned financial advisor for $600K

HollywoodNews.com: Oscar-winning, New York City based film director gets sued by corrupt, jailed financial advisor. While that sounds like the plot for Martin Scorsese’s next film – it’s actually what’s going on in his life currently. “The Color of Money” director was slapped with a $600,000 lawsuit by incarcerated financial consigliore[...]

Hollywood TV Roundup: A look at the Emmy Noms

HollywoodNews.com: “Glee” fever is so strong that it swayed Emmy voters who lauded the TV show with 19 nominations. But that wasn’t the only show to catch their eye: HBO’s miniseries “The Pacific” harpooned 24 nods. In years past, the Emmys use to favor those series which were[...]

U2 limbering up for ‘Spider Man: Turn off the Dark’

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Here’s some news from Broadway: Julie Taymor and U2 are limbering up for “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark.” Rehearsals begin shortly, Taymor says. She is thrilled, and so are we. At last, “Spider Man.” Taymor says only two actors went to Las Vegas to have flying lessons–so I[...]

Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott talk ‘Robin Hood,’ Alien prequels, and ‘Gladiator 3-D’

By Todd Gilchrist HollywoodNews.com: A decade after Ridley Scott resuscitated his career and more or less launched Russell Crowe’s with Gladiator, the duo reunites for Robin Hood, an origin story of the infamous 12th century bandit. Having worked together three times in between these particular bookends, the two seem now to[...]

Jack Kevorkian: Dr. Death Becomes a Rock Star

By Roger Friedman Dr. Jack Kevorkian: he helped 130 people to their deaths through assisted suicide. He spent 8 1/2 years in jail. And now, at the age of 82, Dr, Death is a rock star. Last night was the New York premiere of Barry Levinson’s excellent new HBO about Kevorkian, “You[...]
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