ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
As expected The King's Speech dominated this morning's Oscar nominations with 12, with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter each getting noms. The only real surprises on the list are Mark Ruffalo for The Kids are Alright and Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom, which earned just $1M at the U.S. box office. See the full list of Oscar nominees.
Lindsay Lohan took to Twitter to insist she and Inception star Tom Hardy are just friends. Earlier this month it was reported Hardy gives LiLo advice on staying sober.
Why wait until June 24 to see Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers 3, when you can see more of her — a lot more — in the new Victoria's Secret campaign? The 23-year-old supermodel is dating 43-year-old action star Jason Statham, whose latest movie, The Mechanic, opens on Friday.
Fresh off their defeat in the AFC Championship Game, New York Jets stars Mark Sanchez and Braylon Edwards drowned their sorrows with champagne and tequila shots at Chelsea's Juliet Supper Club, with Sanchez making a pass at a hot Brazilian bartender and scoring her number. Posted 01.25.11 by reelz
In September, reports claimed that progress on Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese's mob drama The Irishman was moving forward and that Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci were looking to join the movie. Based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses, which chronicles the life of mafia hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, Scorsese confirmed to Digital Spy earlier this week that the project is "going through financing" and could begin production as early as next year.
With The Irishman confirmed, the question remained whether the movie would be split into two. De Niro mentioned the possibility of shooting two movies simultaneously to MTV in August, as word on the project was beginning to spread. De Niro revealed that screenwriter Steven Zaillian had written the Irishman script (then still titled I Heard You Paint Houses), but that the idea of making a "two-part type of film" was made by screenwriter Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). De Niro's explanation at the time was anything but understandable. DeNiro (sort of) explains >> Posted 12.17.10 by Ryan
Call it Martin Scorsese's The Expendables. The Goodfellas director is lining up an all-star cast for his next movie, the mob drama The Irishman, starting with Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Deadline reports that DeNiro and Scorsese have been working together on the movie, which is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses that chronicles the exploits of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. more on the possible reunion >> Posted 09.14.10 by Ryan
Katie Holmes is out to do another comedy after 2008's Mad Money, joining forces with Adam Sandler for his latest project. THR reports that Holmes has been cast in Jack and Jill, a movie which sees Sandler playing both a twin brother and a sister during an awkward Thanksgiving visit.
Holmes will play Sandler's wife, with Al Pacino playing himself. Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups) will direct the movie from a script by Steve Koren (Click). What about Carell? >> Posted 08.27.10 by Ryan
After years of mediocre, sometimes dreadful roles, it's nice to see Al Pacino again interested in something that offers some kind of dramatic promise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pacino is in talks to portray Dr. Jack Kevorkian in You Don't Know Jack, the upcoming HBO biopic from director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, The Natural).
Dr. Kevorkian gained notoriety in the '90s for supporting physician-assisted suicide and claiming personal responsibility for more than 150 deaths. He was eventually convicted of second-degree murder and spent eight years in prison before being released on parole in June 2007. The film will reportedly cover events leading to Kevorkian's first assisted suicide and the media blitz that resulted from his legal battles in defense of a patient's right to die.
Levinson is also executive producing the project, which once had Ben Kingsley in the role of Kevorkian. Screenwriter Adam Mazer (Breach) adapted the script from Neal Nicol's book Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia. Posted 05.27.09 by reelz
It's not just that this is the year for film reboots and sequels. Empire Online is reporting that that Universal Studios will re-release five classic movies in theaters. On deck for the digital big-screen treatment are Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus starring Kirk Douglas (June 9), The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi (July 28), Brian De Palma's Scarface with Al Pacino (August 25), Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's The Thing (September 15), and John Landis's Animal House (November 2). Posted 05.11.09 by reelz
Hoo-ha! Al Pacino is back on the big screen as a rock star forensic psychiatrist haunted by a serial killer he put on death row in the new thriller 88 Minutes. Amy Brenneman, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Neal McDonough and The OC's Benjamin McKenzie also star.
Does 88 Minutes have what it takes to challenge The Forbidden Kingdom and Forgetting Sarah Marshall for this weekend's box office crown? Check out our 88 Minutes review. Posted 04.17.08 by reelz
Two men whom I'm ashamed to confess I used to confuse with one another are finally teaming up to co-star.
Okay, sure, they were both in Heat together, but do two scenes really count?
Yes, you read it right. Variety is reporting that Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are set to act together in Righteous Kill, a movie in which they play cops chasing a serial killer. Righteous Kill will be directed by Jon Avnet (Up Close & Personal). It was written by Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man).
No other details on the movie are available at this time. Posted 05.17.07 by reelz