After three consecutive years of shocking and offending A-listers at the annual Golden Globe Awards, British comedian Ricky Gervais will officially not be returning to host the live NBC presentation in 2013, as it was recently announced that NBC veterans and consummate comedic duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will do the honors.
Baseball player and child actress Sammi Kane Kraft, 20, who was cast as Amanda Whurlitzer in the 2005 remake of Bad News Bears due to her exceptional baseball skills and her 70 mph fastball, died in a car accident on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Were it not based on a pre-existing, best-selling novel, you might be forgiven for wondering if the title of this frankly insidious movie were a not-so-subtle dig at its leading lady’s career. Outside of the role of Sex and the City’s love starved fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker has consistently failed to pack them in to either the multiplex or the sofa, and yet continues to show up as top-billing in one insipid, vanilla rom-com after another.
Mocking religion is about one of the oldest comedic plotlines in the book, leaving very little room for an original story. Despite its stellar cast, Salvation Boulevard, based on the book of the same title by Larry Beinhart, falls flat in its attempt to exhibit a bout of corruption in a Catholic church.
Katie Holmes, 32, isn't totally friendless these days. The Batman Begins actress has had a few bad weeks, both with the cancelation of her miniseries, The Kennedys, in which she portrays an unsympathetic Jackie Kennedy opposite Greg Kinnear's JFK, and the general poor reception of her new motion picture, The Son of No One.
In addition to being an accomplished technician Brit director Paul Greengrass might just be the most deceptively intelligent filmmaker of our time. Having pioneered his own distinctive brand movie-making with the Bourne sequels, built on tightly wound mysterious unraveling at blistering pace, characterized by hyper-kinetic camera movement and editing, the franchise, at it's center, depicts a moral awakening that resonates deeply with a global population harboring a deep distrust of government and authority in the paranoid, post 9/11 era.