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Will Smith learns about how his 'Independence Day' character died

It's probably not a surprise at this point that Will Smith isn't in the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel, "Independence Day: Resurgance," since Smith and director Roland Emmerich couldn't make an appearance by his character from the 1996 blockbuster work out. But the way they dispatched the...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:32am

The Rock is a fan of Zac Efron's rack

Never let it be said that Dwayne Johnson isn't a poet. The man has a certain, shall we say, way with words. Case in point? His reaction to a still from "Dirty Grandpa" his soon-to-be "Baywatch" co-star Zac Efron posted featuring him wearing a tank top that reads, "Stop staring at my tits." Which...

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 12:03am

George Lucas says he sold Star Wars off to 'white slavers'

Hey, how about one more Star Wars story before the year is out? This one is a doozy. George Lucas sat down with Charlie Rose for an interview, and during their chat he made it clear he is still notover selling off his sci-fi franchise for $4 billion. Like, bitter ex-boyfriend style not over it....

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 9:15pm

Leonardo DiCaprio knew the Star Wars prequels were going to stink

Leonardo DiCapriohas been searching pretty hard for an Oscar for years now, and now we knowhe figured out a while ago that he wouldn't find one doing big-budget blockbusters. In fact, as DiCaprio divulges in an interview with ShortList, he turned down offers to play Anakin Skywalker in the "Star...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 2:03am

Finn Witrock plays with the big boys in 'The Big Short'

Finn Witrock's approach to handling being in an ensemble cast that includes Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale — all of whom star in Adam McKay's "The Big Short" — is to make light of it. That way, he doesn't have to focus on how intimidating it can be. "I get to share [the screen] with...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:04am

Carrie Fisher is having none of your Star Wars-related body-shaming, OK?

Hey Internet trolls, guess what? Carrie Fisher has heard your complaints and critiques about how she may or may not have fared against the ravages of time, and frankly she's sick of it. So sick of it, in fact, that she took to Twitter to tell you all to basically get off her lawn.RELATED:Carrie...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:32pm

Forbes confirms you're paying Johnny Depp too much

Hey Hollywood, Johnny Depp isn't a great investment. At least that's what Forbes is trying to everyone with its annual list of the most overpaid actors in Tinsel Town. Depp has earned the dubious honor of a spot on that list for the second year in a row, alongside the likes of Denzel Washington and...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:13pm

Them's fighting words from the stars of 'The Hateful Eight'

With his eighth film, the gonzo wintry western "The Hateful Eight," the director makes what might be the most quintessentially Tarantino film yet, full of fast-paced dialogue and gallons of blood. And its frontier, a post-Civil War setting was paramount. "I like masking whatever I want to say in...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 5:30pm

Nicolas Cage returns his stolen dinosaur skull. Wait, what?

I swear this is a real story and not the result of some fever dream or an inspired round of gossip item word scramble. Famed kooky actor-type Nicolas Cage — known for having a penchant for outlandish purchases — has been forced to return a dinosaur skeleton head he'd picked up because it turns out...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:41am

Turns out Jennifer Lawrence is totally on Team Gale

Sure, Katniss Everdeen ends up with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) instead of Gale (Liam Hemsworth) in "The Hunger Games" series — oh sorry, spoiler alert — but that doesn't necessarily mean Jennifer Lawrence feels the same way. As evidence, there's that rumor about them being spotted at the Waverly Inn...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:48pm

This Star Wars bad lip-reading is so good thanks mostly to Han Solo

The Bad Lip-Reading folks bring in Jack Black, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph to help out revising the script for the original "Star Wars," and the results are some pretty awesome, nonsensical stoner comedy. As Han Solo says, "Why don't you just move to Nevada, dude?" But I have to say, it kind of...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 8:54pm

Hamish Linklater finds the fun with economic catastrophe

Delightfully off-beat indie actor Hamish Linklater lends his skills to the deep bench of talent in Adam McKay's financial meltdown expose, "The Big Short." But before he could do that he had to try to understand the 2007 housing crisis, and the bizarre economic jargon that helped precipitate the...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 4:00am

Furious 7 has more mistakes in it than any other movie in 2015

Head's up, "Fast and Furious" fans. You might have to trot out the whole "Hey man, it's only a movie" defense when someone challenges you on the plausibility of the latest installment — or even on its commitment to quality filmmaking — since "Furious 7" has easily outpaced the competition as the...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:49am

Tina Fey cops to being a mean girl

Watching "Mean Girls" and the rest of Tina Fey's career — especially "30 Rock" — you'd think she became such an expert in mean girl behavior by being on the receiving end of their terribleness. You would be wrong. It turns out that Fey herself was totes a mean girl. Can you believe it?RELATED:Tina...

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 2:37am

The stars of Stars Wars speak

J.J. Abrams (director)Coming on board:"This is a project that I felt incredibly lucky to be asked to be a part of. I think I speak for all of us, except for maybe Harrison, when I say this was not a job," he says before laughing. "I’m kidding, Harrison was unbelievable. But the process of this...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 1:25am

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star Oscar Isaac is surprisingly pro-Jar Jar

Oscar Isaac has been doing a commendable job of not spilling any spoilers about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," in which he plays Poe Dameron, one of the new generation of heroes in the storied franchise — and the Resistance's best pilot. Luckily while filming, Harrison Ford was around to give him...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:30pm

Maya Rudolph doesn't do FOMO

When "SNL" vet Maya Rudolph isn't busy being hilarious — like in the new comedy "Sisters" alongside Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — she's busy raising her four young children with her husband, filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. So it's understandable why she doesn't have much time for social media. But...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 3:53am

Jennifer Lawrence not down with 'Hunger Games' prequels

Lionsgate recently announced plans to develop some prequels to the "Hunger Games" franchises because they like making money — no surprise there. But they were probably banking on at least a little support from series star Jennifer Lawrence, even if she wouldn't necessarily take part in them. Well,...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:42am

Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus think you can't see them making out

Diane Kruger is apparently a really, really big "TheWalking Dead" fan. The "Inglourious Basterds" star was spotted trying to go incognito with fan favorite Norman Reedus recently at the East Village's 12th Street Alehouse, but that turned out to be a rather foolish plan. “They were both dressed...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 12:44am

James Cameron still thinks you care about those Avatar sequels

Poor James Cameron just won't let this one go. As we're just days away from the sixth anniversary of the release of "Avatar," Cameron wants to remind you that those sequels he keeps threatening are totally still going to happen. Really. All three — yes, three — of them. “I’m in the process of doing...

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 2:28am