Madonna finds kindred spirit in Wallis Simpson

Nov 2, 2012

Madonna finds kindred spirit in Wallis Simpson

“At dinners and parties,” Madonna recalls, “I found that whenever I brought up the topic of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, it was like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the conversation.” Of course, the same story could be told about the speaker herself. ...

Cusack delves into the dark with 'The Raven'

Oct 5, 2012

Cusack delves into the dark with 'The Raven'

“One of the negative things about the Internet,” actor John Cusack remarks when asked about rumors surrounding casting in his new film, “The Raven,” “is unnecessary information. Stuff that doesn’t serve any real purpose and can be detrimental to someone’s ego or … like ...

Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi with 'Prometheus'

Aug 24, 2012

Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi with 'Prometheus'

“As a cinematic genre, science-fiction has a longer shelf life than most,” says director/producer Sir Ridley Scott. The mastermind behind such classics as “Alien” (1979), “Blade Runner” (1982) and this year’s “Prometheus” is referring to how aspects of a sci-fi film can morph from ...

Clooney comes of age as land and loves collide

May 11, 2012

Clooney comes of age as land and loves collide

Of all the descriptors actor George Clooney gets pegged with, “father” is not usually among them. Academy Award-winner? Sure. Activist? Yes. Sexiest Man Alive? You bet. It was his turn as a dad in “The Descendants” last year, however, that earned him a Golden ...

DiCaprio visits America's dark past in 'J. Edgar'

Feb 3, 2012

DiCaprio visits America's dark past in 'J. Edgar'

Leonardo DiCaprio admits that he didn’t hear much about the famously feared J. Edgar Hoover while he was growing up. That doesn’t stop him from making an astute observation: “The man was a troll.” He laughs as he continues: “You know how some people ...

Depp adds more gold to his treasure chest

May 20, 2011

Depp adds more gold to his treasure chest

Johnny Depp is wrestling with a monster. No, it’s not one of the numerous sea monsters from “Pirates of the Caribbean” — it’s the franchise itself. As the world lines up to see the latest installment of the blockbuster series, “Pirates of the Caribbean: ...

Knightley learns about life from Ishiguro adaptation

Mar 23, 2011

Knightley learns about life from Ishiguro adaptation

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Keira Knightley, at age 26, has proven herself much more than just a pretty face. Born March 26, 1985, she requested a showbiz agent at age 3 — not all that surprising, considering that her father, Will Knightley, is an ...

Jolie acts out a teenage crush in 'The Tourist'

Feb 25, 2011

Jolie acts out a teenage crush in 'The Tourist'

“Of course I always wanted to work with Johnny Depp!” laughs Angelina Jolie. “What actress hasn’t? I’ve thought he was the coolest thing for years. I practically grew up with him and had such a crush on him in ‘Edward Scissorhands’!” Jolie has got ...