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Ice Cube Making His Presence Known on TBS’s New ‘Are We There Yet?’ Series

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith Hollywoodnews.com: Ice Cube feels like he got the best of both worlds – as actor and executive producer — with TBS’s June 2-debuting series spinoff of his hit “Are We There Yet?” big screen comedies. He tells us that Revolution Studios chieftain Joe[...]

‘Glee’ Brings Back Barbra Streisand

By Fred Topel Hollywoodnews.com: Glee’s superstar Lea Michele rocked a trademark tune of a real musical legend when she sang “Don’t Rain On My Parade” earlier this year. The song is Barbra Streisand’s show stopping number right before the intermission of Funny Girl. Glee creator Ryan Murphy introduced a screening of[...]

Inside The Blogger Wars Part I: Finke, Waxman, Poland and Wells among others

PART 2 IS NOW LIVE. CLICK HERE TO READ “Inside the Blogger Wars: Crackpot Ratings” By Robert W. Welkos – SCROLL DOWN to read PART I After someone slipped “The Hollywood Reporter” the script for the HBO comedy “Tilda,” the trade publication said it looked as if the title character, a[...]

Russell Crowe: Robin Hood Screens in NYC For First Time

By Roger Friedman Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” screened in New York last night for the first time. I’m told it was for an audience of junketeers and maybe some “real people” in a focus group. The verdict? It works. This will be good news for Universal Pictures and Ron Meyer. This movie[...]

Sharon Stone Out As Cannes AmFar Auction Star

By Roger Friedman Here’s a shocker: after raising $290 million over the last several years as cheerleader extraordinaire, Sharon Stone will not be at this year’s AmFar Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cannes. Sharon confirmed for me last night that AmFar simply didn’t invite her this year. “So I took a movie,”[...]

Robin Hood Junket Moves From London Thanks to Volcano

By Roger Friedman Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” junket is moving from London to Los Angeles thanks to the Iceland volcano. This news comes on the heels of “Iron Man 2″ also canceling their London promotion and heading to the West Coast. Poor Iceland–no economy, people were already leaving in droves for other countries,[...]

Drew Barrymore, Wanda Sykes, “Glee,” and “A Single Man” honored: 2010 GLAAD Awards

By Greg Hernandez Love, love, love Drew Barrymore and it was wonderful to see her honored at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Drew has been a lifelong friend of the LGBT community and shown her devotion with dramatic appearances at anti-Prop 8 rallies in recent years. GLAAD’s prestigious[...]

Tina Fey and Steve Carrell’s “Date Night” A Hit

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN People will watch TV in movie theaters. That’s what we learn today as “Date Night,” featuring TV stars Steve Carell and Tina Fey, had a huge Friday night. The Fox comedy took in $9.3 million according to boxofficemojo.com, and could reap a $28 million weekend. Considering that the tepid[...]

“Saving Private Ryan” by Steven Spielberg: Foote In Film

BY JOHN H. FOOTE SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) – Directed by Steven Spielberg (****) So much has been written about the film’s stunning opening sequence, and the closing battle that I often fear the film’s greatest moment is missed. It comes mid-way through the picture after the death of the little medic[...]