(LOS ANGELES) -- America’s favorite anchorman is back with his starched suit, camera-ready hair and that baritone voice. And now, Will Ferrell is revealing the man who helped bring Ron Burgundy to life: veteran anchorman Mort Crim.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Ferrell says he found inspiration while watching Crim in a Lifetime documentary on pioneering journalist Jessica Savitch.
“At one point, they were talking to this anchor, Mort Crim, who was basically saying, ‘I was an (profanity) to her,’” Ferrell told the magazine. “What made me laugh was watching him. He still spoke like this…He ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- In a far-ranging interview in the new issue of Playboy, Ben Affleck admitted he didn't think he was the right choice to play Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Man of Steel follow-up, which is currently titled Batman vs. Superman.
"I told them I didn't see myself in the role and I was going to have to beg off," the Oscar winning actor confessed.
However, he changed his mind.
"They...asked me to look at what the writer-director, Zack Snyder, was doing. The stuff was incredible....Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Forbes has again compiled its annual list of the most overpaid stars in Hollywood, and thanks to the under-performance of last year's That's My Boy and Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler has the dubious honor of topping the list. He should fare better next year, thanks to his hit sequel Grown Ups 2.
The same silver lining can't be said for No. 2, Katherine Heigl, who left Grey's Anatomy for movie star fame, only to suffer a series of misfires. Her 2010 movie, Killers, grossed just $47 million, while her 2012 effort, One for the Money, managed to gross just over $26 million.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Hollywood stars from past and present turned out Monday night for the premiere of Saving Mr. Banks on the Disney lot in Los Angeles.
The film tells the untold story of how Walt Disney landed the rights to Mary Poppins, a book series that inspired the classic 1964 movie Tom Hanks portrays Disney and Emma Thompson stars as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers.
Dick Van Dyke starred in the 1964 movie and attended Monday night’s premiere. He told ABC News Radio he loved doing the song and dance numbers in the movie, but the scene where he and others had to dance on the rooftops
(LOS ANGELES) -- Two men allegedly caught on camera swiping the T-top roof from the wrecked Porsche in which Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas were killed on Nov. 30 are facing jail time.
According to the Santa Clarita Sentinel, the L.A. County District Attorney's office has thrown the book at 18-year-old Jameson Witty and 25-year-old Anthony Janow, and they face a maximum of four and a half years in prison for felony grand theft of personal property and misdemeanors of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing, and delaying a peace officer. ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- The American Film Institute has announced its list of movies and TV shows slated to receive AFI Awards in 2013.
In a press release, the organization named 10 films and 10 TV programs it has “deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.”
The ensembles of each film and TV program will be honored at a luncheon Jan. 10 in Los Angeles.
Here are AFI’s movies of the year:
- 12 Years A Slave
- American Hustle
- Captain Phillips
- Fruitvale Station
(LOS ANGELES) -- Leighton Meester is heading to the Great White Way to star in the Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Entertainment Weekly reports the Gossip Girl star will make her Broadway debut portraying the flirtatious wife of Curly in the play, which Steinbeck adapted from his Depression-era classic novel. The lead roles of George and Lennie will be played by James Franco and Irish actor Chris O’Dowd, respectively, in their Broadway debuts.
The revival ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- Glee's Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist are finally opening up about their off-screen romance as the two recently confirmed their engagement.
When asked by E! News if the two had started wedding planning, Jenner, 21, said, "We've been so busy with work. We're just excited that it's happening."
"We're just focusing on work right now and whenever that happens it will," he added.
Benoist, 25, continued that although they haven't made wedding plans, they do know exactly how they'd like their wedding to be.
"Small and intimate and nice," she said, blushing. The actress added that she even...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- After many media outlets reported that La Toya Jackson had wed her longtime business partner Jeffre Phillips, the reality star has decided to set the record straight.
"The rumors that La Toya Jackson married her longtime business partner Jeffre Phillips are completely false," Jackson's rep said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "The reporting outlet should be embarrassed for their mistake and at least make an effort to find facts to back up their story before reporting."
Reportedly, Jackson, 57, married Phillips on Friday in Los Angeles. Reports claimed the singer's mother Katherine and nephew ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Yes, they're getting married on national television, but former Bachelor star Sean Lowe and his fiancee, Catherine Giudici, still sent out invitations to their wedding, like any other couple.
The reality TV stars first announced their wedding date on Good Morning America in October, when they also revealed that it would be a televised event.
"The Bachelor is such a cool experience because people at home feel like they know us and they're invested in our relationship," Lowe said. "We have no problem sharing the actual wedding with everyone who has been with us so far."
(LOS ANGELES) -- NBA star Lamar Odom received 36 months probation and agreed to attend a three-month alcoho education program after entering a plea of no contest for his Aug. 30 arrest for Driving Under the Influence.
Odom's attorney represented him in a Van Nuys, Calif., court Monday after his case was moved up so he could enter the plea, said Los Angeles City Attorney's Office spokesman Frank Mateljan.
Mateljan also said Odom, 34, was ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties.
The LA Clippers forward and husband to reality star Khloe Kardashian was arrested and charged with DUI in Los Angeles this summer, when he ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Pink‘s daughter Willow is two and a half now, and the singer says she can’t wait to expand her family — either by adoption, or by having more children, or both.
Speaking to Billboard for its Women of the Year issue, the singer said that her brother is “everything” to her, and she wants her daughter to have the same experience.
“I want [Willow] to have family beyond her Papa and me,” she said. “I mostly want another one for her to have a lifelong friend.”
She explained that she has a stepbrother and stepsister, but they’re much older than ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- For years, Garth Brooks has refrained from touring because he wanted to be home for his three young daughters. Well, they're not so young anymore, and that means the star is finally free to go back out on the road.
"We're going on a world tour in 2014," Brooks unexpectedly told ABC's Robin Roberts on Monday's Good Morning America. "Our baby" -- that's Brooks' daughter Allie -- "is a senior in high school and we've talked about it. And all my babies are fine with it."
Referring to his wife, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks added, "And Ms. Yearwood is fine with it and so now I get to do what I love to do, which is play ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- Universal Pictures announced previously that it was shutting down production on Fast & Furious 7, following the death of the movie’s star Paul Walker. But the film’s director James Wan said recently that the movie will eventually resume production and be finished one way or another.
“Yes,” Wan told TMZ after being asked if he believes production will move forward eventually. He was asked a second time and again said, “Yes.”
“They’re pretty sad ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has split its best picture award between Gravity and the Spike Jonze romantic drama Her.
Also announced on Sunday: Cate Blanchett shared best actress for Blue Jasmine along with Adele Exarchopoulos of Blue Is the Warmest Color. Bruce Dern took best actor for Nebraska.
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